Dave Ruden offers news, commentary and analysis on the FCIAC and local sports
Monthly Archive for May, 2011
Former New York Giant great, NFL Hall of Famer and life-long Stamford resident Andy Robustelli passed away this morning at the age of 85. I was fortunate enough to know Andy well. He was perhaps the humblest man I knew. For years I wanted to do a column with his wife, Jeanne, who passed away Read More
Two athletes who excelled in their league championships, Case Matheis of the Darien boys lacrosse team and Nyoshee Lowry of the Danbury girls track team, are this week’s winners of the FCIAC Player of the Week awards. Matheis and Lowry will each receive plaques and T-shirts from BlueStreak Sports Training. Matheis came up big in Read More
Vote for the FCIAC Team of the Week: New Canaan Girls Tennis, Danbury Boys Track, Greenwich Boys Tennis, Wilton Girls Lacrosse, Darien Softball or Staples Baseball?
Who is the best of the best? That is the question we are asking this week as we give you the choice of six league champions — including four of our past winners this spring — as the finalists for the Overtime Spring FCIAC Team of the Week. Your choices are: The New Canaan girls Read More
The CIAC released the pairings for its postseason tournaments this morning (some will not be posted until this afternoon). Here are the links for each sport: BASEBALL SOFTBALL BOYS LACROSSE GIRLS LACROSSE BOYS TENNIS GIRLS TENNIS TRACK BOYS VOLLEYBALL Become a fan of the Overtime Facebook page. Follow Dave Ruden on Twitter.
Darien High School, which is one of the country’s hotbeds for lacrosse, has never won an FCIAC title in softball. That may all change on Friday afternoon, when the Blue Wave play Fairfield Ludlowe for the championship. Neither school had ever reached the final before today. Darien advanced with a 6-0 win over Stamford. Jessica Read More
The unbeaten Darien High School boys golf team, by virtue of its win in the vote, is this week’s winner of the Overtime Spring FCIAC Team of the Week award. The Blue Wave will receive T-shirts in school colors courtesy of BlueStreak Sports Training, Garden Catering and the Stamford Advocate. Darien finished with 1,030 votes, Read More
James Cooksey of the Norwalk baseball team and Rachel Horton of the Trinity Catholic girls tennis team are this week’s winners of the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week awards. Cooksey and Horton will each receive plaques and T-shirts from BlueStreak Sports Training. Cooksey started the week by pitching a no-hitter against city rival Brien Read More
Since people are sending messages from all over, here is the lede for my story in tomorrow’s paper regarding the suspension and reinstatement of nine girls lacrosse players — including four from New Canaan and Staples — by the CIAC. Nine girls lacrosse players from six different schools — including four from New Canaan and Read More
Vote for the FCIAC Team of the Week: Darien Boys Golf, New Canaan Girls Lacrosse, St. Joseph Softball, Norwalk Baseball or Greenwich Boys Lacrosse
Five teams coming off strong regular seasons and harboring league championship hopes are this week’s finalists for the Overtime Spring FCIAC Team of the Week award. Your choices are: the Darien boys golf team, the New Canaan girls lacrosse team, the St. Joseph softball team, the Norwalk baseball team and the Greenwich boys lacrosse team. Read More
After a close race, the Staples High School girls lacrosse team, by virtue of its win in the vote, is this week’s winner of the Overtime Spring FCIAC Team of the Week award. The Wreckers will receive T-shirts in school colors courtesy of BlueStreak Sports Training, Garden Catering and the Stamford Advocate. Staples finished with Read More