Overtime

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

Poll: Which FCIAC school has the best student fan section?

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First there was Norwalk’s Bear Pack. Then came Ridgefield’s Tigers Lair, Westhill’s Purple Pack and Stamford’s Black Knight Nation, just to name a few. At a time of apathy, students, making use of social mediums like Twitter and Facebook, have created passionate fan sections that have been coming out to support their basketball and hockey […] [Read More]
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Steidl, Oyomba, Griffin BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Players of the Week

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Kurt Steidl of the Ridgefield boys basketball team, Emma Oyomba of the Norwalk girls basketball team and Mackenzie Griffin of the Trinity Catholic girls basketball team are this week’s winners of the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week awards. Steidl, Oyomba and Griffin will each receive T-shirts and plaques from BlueStreak Sports Training. Steidl, after […] [Read More]
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Eight is Enough: Vote for the Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week

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It has come to my attention tonight that all the comments attributed to Susie Yu, who is a real student at Wilton, were sent in by someone or others besides herself. Apparently this caused her a lot of unrest at school today. I just received an email from her and one from her friend. As […] [Read More]
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Poll: Which is the FCIAC’s toughest gymnasium to play in?

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One of the biggest problems affecting high school sports has been the small crowds at games and general apathy. Fortunately, that seems to be changing. There is now the Tigers Lair at Ridgefield, the Purple Pack at Westhill and Black Knight Nation at Stamford High School, to name a few. They are vocal student fan […] [Read More]
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Second Chance Points: Some thoughts from the Tigers Lair

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There were a number of games Tuesday night that turned some eyebrows and was evidence of the parity in the FCIAC this season — Trumbull’s win over Norwalk and Fairfield Ludlowe’s upset of Fairfield Warde the two biggest — but despite a number of intriguing contests and intra-city rivalries, most of the attention was focused […] [Read More]
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Stamford/Westhill girls hockey team Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week

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The Stamford/Westhill girls hockey team’s first ever varsity win impressed the voters, who selected the team the Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week. Stamford/Westhill will receive T-shirts courtesy of BlueStreak Sports Training, Garden Catering, Karl Chevrolet, Innovative Health & Rehabilitation, Chelsea Piers, New Balance of New Canaan and the Stamford Advocate. Stamford/Westhill finished with 4,385 […] [Read More]
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Bond, LeVander BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Players of the Week

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Keith Bond of the Trumbull boys track team and Chelsea LeVander of the Wilton gymnastics team are this week’s winners of the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week awards. Bond and LeVander will each receive T-shirts and plaques from BlueStreak Sports Training. Bond won the 300 meters at the Yale Invitational in a time of […] [Read More]
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Eye On: Norwalk High School’s Emma Oyomba

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(Eye On is a new series profiling a cross section of FCIAC athletes, both in story and video interview form. This is the first entry). It is fair to say that Emma Oyomba is the only FCIAC athlete of Kenyan descent to be born in Thailand and live in India before moving to Fairfield County. […] [Read More]
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Six For One: Vote for the Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week

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This week we have six teams in six different sports, including our first one ever to be a finalist three weeks in a row, in search of becoming the Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week. Your choices: the Stamford/Westhill Co-Op girls hockey, Danbury wrestling, Wilton gymnastics, Darien girls basketball, Staples boys basketball and Ridgefield boys […] [Read More]
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Poll: Which FCIAC girls basketball player would be your No. 1 draft pick?

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After starting a poll yesterday to pick the FCIAC’s best male point guard, a few people from the girls’ world made contact to say “What about us?” What about us, indeed. The first topic that came to mind was easy: with a number of top players with disparate skills, if you had to start a […] [Read More]
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