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Dave Ruden offers news, commentary and analysis on the FCIAC and local sports

Video Spotlight: Staples High School’s football captains

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The Staples High School football team finished with a 9-2 record a year ago, a mark that would have brought joy to most of the state’s programs. But the Wreckers suffered a tough 15-13 loss to Trumbull that cost them a berth in the FCIAC championship game, then had a heartbreaking 7-6 defeat in the […] [Read More]
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Coming Sunday: Silas Redd is ready for primetime

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When Silas Redd graduated from King two years ago, everyone was impressed by his athletic ability but skeptical about how someone who played in the FAA was going to make the leap to Penn State and major college football. Redd saw his situation as a benefit, not a handicap. “It was a motivator for me,” […] [Read More]
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Video Spotlight: Darien’s Patrick McDonald and Corey Eppley

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Last season was a tale of two chapters for the Darien High School football team. The Blue Wave rolled through the regular season unbeaten and then defeated Trumbull to win the FCIAC championship. Then the team was routed by New Canaan in their annual Thanksgiving Day game and was eliminated in the semifinals of the […] [Read More]
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Sileo is Stamford’s link to the Miami Hurricanes

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When Dan Sileo learned last week about the accusations leveled against the University of Miami football program, he said he was disgusted. “I was very disappointed in the fact the administration would allow a scumbag like that walking the hallways,” Sileo said of Nevin Shapiro, the booster who is at the middle of the scandal. […] [Read More]
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Stevenson takes break from sports to help others

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Charlett Stevenson planned to concentrate this summer on honing her skills in anticipation for her senior season as a member of Darien High School’s volleyball and lacrosse teams. Then her friend, Katy Close, told her about a trip she was taking through her church to help build a school in the Dominican Republic. “She and […] [Read More]
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Video Spotlight: Stamford High football players Matt Corcoran and Bryan Boderick

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Because it opted not to conduct spring football, the Stamford High School football team by CIAC guidelines was allowed to begin fall practice five days earlier. The Black Knights gathered on their beautiful new turf field at 3 p.m. today for their first conditioning drill. The mood was full of optimism as Stamford looks to […] [Read More]
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New Canaan to be featured in high school football documentary series

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After working on a television piece last year, Drew Thorry had a vision: to go behind the scenes and tell the stories of high school football. “I want to do something different,” Thorry said. “There are so many traditions involved.” Thus, the idea to air a documentary series on high school football was hatched, and […] [Read More]
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New Canaan’s new scoreboard being installed

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While interviewing New Canaan athletic director Jay Egan this afternoon for a story I am working on, he was out by the football field, watching the school’s new $80,000 state-of-the-art scoreboard being installed. Egan said it should be up by the end of the day and they hope to have the power running by Friday. […] [Read More]
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Former Westhill star Leonard new Stamford field hockey coach

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When Kerry Leonard was starring a decade ago for the Westhill High School field hockey team, the notion that she might one day end up working for the Vikings’ main rival seemed more than improbable. “If you told me when I was 16 that Stamford High School is where I would coach, I’d say you […] [Read More]
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Karl Chevrolet, Innovative Health & Rehabilitation new Overtime sponsors

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As we prepare for the start of the first fall practices of the high school season a week from tomorrow, behind the scenes we have been fine-tuning our Overtime FCIAC Player and Team of the Week awards. We will soon be announcing new awards and updated formats that we hope will allow us to build […] [Read More]
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