Overtime

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

FCIAC Football Rewind: Looking back at the Staples blizzard

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When the members of the Staples High School football team entered the locker room at halftime Saturday, the initial mood was one of anger. The Wreckers trailed Darien, 17-7. They had run just 12 plays, as the Blue Wave were proving the best defense is a good ball-control offense. Then, following a blocked Blue Wave […] [Read More]
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Updated FCIAC playoff schedule

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The FCIAC is continuing to make changes to the playoff schedule, due to more school cancellations and field availability. Rather than going into an explanation (that soon may be dated), here is the updated schedule: Wednesday Boys Soccer Semifinals (at Fairfield Ludlowe) Staples vs. New Canaan, 5 p.m. Trumbull vs. Darien, 7 p.m. Girls Soccer […] [Read More]
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Pick 6: Vote for the Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week

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New Canaan’s Jon-Luke Ferrandino Norwalk’s Katie Schmidt Two schools that won league championships, two boys soccer teams that reached the semifinals of the conference tournament, a girls team that defeated it biggest rival and the winner of the biggest football game so far this season are on the menu for consideration as this week’s Overtime […] [Read More]
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Norwalk/McMahon girls swimming team wins Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week award

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In a back and forth vote, the Norwalk/McMahon co-op girls swimming team outlasted the Greenwich girls soccer team and is this week’s Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week. Norwalk/McMahon will receive T-shirts courtesy of BlueStreak Sports Training, Garden Catering, Karl Chevrolet, Innovative Health & Rehabilitation and the Stamford Advocate. Norwalk/McMahon defeated the Cardinals in the […] [Read More]
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Milano, Newton, Stotesbery BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Players of the Week

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Matt Milano and Patrick Newton of the New Canaan football team and Emily Stotesbery of the Greenwich girls swimming team are this week’s winners of the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week awards. Milano, Newton and Stotesbery will each receive T-shirts and plaques from BlueStreak Sports Training. Milano (21 of 25, 340 yards) threw six […] [Read More]
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FCIAC Football Rewind: Darien on cruise control, and the Fab 5

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Last year the criticism came for playing a weak schedule. This year, it is for not playing impressively enough. Welcome to the world of the Darien High School football team. Actually, the Blue Wave have not faced the same kind of questions as last season, when many considered their path to the FCIAC title game […] [Read More]
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Super Six: Vote for the Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week

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We were going to have Ladies Night II since male teams have won all but one week, but we decided to throw a boys team into the mix along with five female teams as your finalists to crown the newest Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week. Your choices: The Norwalk/Brien McMahon co-op girls swimming team, […] [Read More]
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I Love Lucy

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Today was a special day for New Canaan football coach Lou Marinelli. The Rams’ 43-14 win over St. Joseph was Marinelli’s 250th at the school. The first five touchdowns came on passes from Matt Milano to Patrick Newton, giving Milano the school record for career scoring passes. But if you asked Marinelli what he will […] [Read More]
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Video Spotlight: Trumbull football coach Bob Maffei

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The last nine days could not have been more emotionally trying for Trumbull football coach Bob Maffei. First, his mentor, former Eagles football and baseball coach Jerry McDougall, lost a long battle with leukemia. Then, on Tuesday, Maffei’s father passed away after a long illness. “I feel really bad for Bob,” said Staples coach Marce […] [Read More]
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Haitian soccer team inspires Trinity Catholic

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Here is one of the more unusual and heartwarming stories you will come across: Team Zaryen, a soccer team from Haiti comprised of players who lost limbs in an earthquake 20 months ago, came to Trinity Catholic this afternoon for a scrimmage with the boys team. A large crowd, which included Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia […] [Read More]
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