Dave Ruden offers news, commentary and analysis on the FCIAC and local sports
Monthly Archive for June, 2011
The New Canaan High School football team, in association with BlueStreak Sports Training, will be hosting its third annual Grip It & Rip It Passing Tournament on July 9. Right now 24 teams have committed, including Bridgeport Central, Darien, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Stamford, Staples and Fairfield Warde from the FCIAC, and other state schools Read More
Morgan Gulliver and excellence formed a great partnership during her four years at Stamford High School. Last week she graduated No. 3 out of a class of 440 with a — this is not a typo — 4.8 grade point average. Gulliver decided to play field hockey for the first time as a sophomore. That Read More
The Trinity Catholic boys basketball team received a little unexpected help for its state title defense. Jason Boswell, a 6-foot-6 junior swingman who had been playing for St. Patrick High School in New Jersey, registered last week to attend Trinity. Mike Walsh, the Crusaders’ coach, said Boswell, who lives in the Bronx, was looking to Read More
It has been five years since Casey Conetta was an All-Conference third baseman for the Darien High School softball team, and she has kept a careful eye on the progress that has been made since she graduated. “It’s a little different,” Conetta said on Monday night, during the Blue Wave’s second annual alumni game. “It Read More
It is difficult to write this post, expressing some much-deserved thank-yous, without sounding self-congratulatory. But it is more important to publicly show gratitude to several praiseworthy people at the risk of an unintended sentiment, so please read on understanding the spirit with which it is intended. Last summer the idea was formed to add to Read More
We go to the diamonds for this year’s BlueStreak-Overtime Spring FCIAC Player of the Year awards. Alex Farina of the New Canaan baseball team and Nicole Buch of the Darien softball team, against stiff competition, won the voting. They will receive trophies and Player of the Year T-shirts with their names on the back, courtesy Read More
The Ridgefield boys lacrosse team’s dramatic come-from-behind win in the CIAC Class L title game against Fairfield Prep was enough to impress the voters, who selected the Tigers as the Overtime Spring FCIAC Team of the Year. The Tigers will receive T-shirts in school colors from sponsors BlueStreak Sports Training, Garden Catering and the Stamford Read More
Vote for the BlueStreak-Overtime Spring FCIAC Male Player of the Year: Daniello, Farina, Francia, Matakevich, Matheis or Ray?
After a long list of memorable accomplishments over the last 10 weeks, it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have six outstanding finalists for our annual BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Spring Male Player of the Year award. The winner will receive a trophy and a Player of the Read More
Vote for the BlueStreak-Overtime Spring FCIAC Female Player of the Year: Buch, Macari, Mannelly, Pearsall, Sweeney-Vogt or Walton?
After a long list of memorable accomplishments over the last 10 weeks, it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have six outstanding finalists for our annual BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Spring Female Player of the Year award. The winner will receive a trophy and a Player of the Read More
Vote for the Overtime Spring FCIAC Team of the Year: Danbury Boys Track, Darien Boys Volleyball, New Canaan Girls Tennis, Ridgefield Boys Lacrosse, Staples Baseball or Wilton Girls Lacrosse?
After a long list of memorable achievements and championships over the last 10 weeks, it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have picked six outstanding finalists for our final team award of the season: the Overtime FCIAC Spring Team of the Year. The vote will run Read More