Overtime

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

New Canaan girls hockey team Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week

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The New Canaan girls hockey team’s third straight league title earned it the Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week award. The Rams 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. New Canaan finished with 398 votes […] [Read More]
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Fan Showdown Entry 3: St. Joseph’s Howell’s Hood Bomb Squad

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And then there were three. With two schools having to drop out, our FCIAC Fan Showdown is now down to three schools: Westhill’s Purple Pack, Ridgefield’s Tigers Lair and St. Joseph’s Howell’s Hood Bomb Squad. And here we present the third and final entry: Howell’s Hood Bomb Squad. Here is how the contest will work: […] [Read More]
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Marinelli’s defense helped keep ’50-point rule’ alive

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The CIAC football committee held its most recent meeting in January, where the major topic of discussion was a review of the just-completed season. Toward the end, the Score Management Policy, better known as the 50-point rule, which mandates that coaches of teams that defeat an opponent by 50 or more points be suspended for […] [Read More]
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Riggins, Hompe BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Players of the Week

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Brandon Riggins of the Norwalk wrestling team and Olivia Hompe of the New Canaan girls hockey team are this week’s BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Players of the Week. Riggins and Hompe will each receive T-shirts and plaques from BlueStreak Sports Training. Riggins improved to 41-0 on the season by winning the State Open championship at 195 pounds. […] [Read More]
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Who has the best fan group: The Purple Pack or Tigers Lair?

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St. Joseph’s Bomb Squad is going to be unable to deliver its Fan Showdown video until Thursday, which means we hope to have the winner decided by Friday. In the meantime, Westhill’s Purple Pack and Ridgefield’s Tigers Lair have far and away been the most vocal groups in the forum of social media. So in […] [Read More]
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Hoops and Pucks: Vote for the Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week

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To determine this week’s Overtime Team of the Week we ask a simple question: did you win an FCIAC title or playoff game? Our newest group of finalists all did: the Danbury girls basketball, Ridgefield boys basketball, Trinity Catholic boys basketball, Bassick boys basketball, Bridgeport Central boys basketball, New Canaan girls hockey and St. Joseph […] [Read More]
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Second Chance Points: The return of the ‘E’ Word? (with poll)

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I had planned to top this week’s boys basketball notebook with some news about the FCIAC Tournament, which begins tomorrow. That was until I heard the dreaded ‘E’ word bandied about this week, by some boys coaches but also by many girls coaches. Expansion. It seems, at least on some level, there is discussion of […] [Read More]
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Fan Showdown Entry 2: Ridgefield’s Tiger’s Lair

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And then there were three. With two schools having to drop out, our FCIAC Fan Showdown is now down to three schools: Westhill’s Purple Pack, Ridgefield’s Tigers Lair and St. Joseph’s Howell’s Hood Bomb Squad. And here we present the second entry: the Tigers Lair. Here is how the contest will work: Each fan base […] [Read More]
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Fan Showdown Entry 1: Westhill’s Purple Pack

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And then there were three. With two schools having to drop out, our FCIAC Fan Showdown is now down to three schools: Westhill’s Purple Pack, Ridgefield’s Tigers Lair and St. Joseph’s Howell’s Hood Bomb Squad. And here we present the first entry: the Purple Pack. Here is how the contest will work: Each fan base […] [Read More]
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POLL: Which team is going to win the FCIAC boys basketball title?

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St. Joseph managed to make it through the regular season undefeated. But can it avoid an opening-round upset like a year ago? The Cadets and Trinity Catholic were considered the top two teams in the preseason, and the Crusaders took a circuitous route to the No. 2 seed. Ridgefield and Westhill, two teams that entered […] [Read More]
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