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

Redd transferring to USC

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Silas Redd just made it official in a text message to the press: he is transferring to USC. Here is the statement he sent out: This has obviously been a very busy, emotionally draining week for me and my family. As many of you know, playing football at Penn State has been a dream of […] [Read More]
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Fortt narrows choice down to Penn State and Cal

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Khairi Fortt’s father Guy just confirmed that his son has narrowed his choices down to staying at Penn State or transferring to California. Guy Fortt said the intention is to meet with Penn State coach Bill O’Brien either Thursday or Friday and then make an announcement afterward. “There’s been no final decision,” said Guy Fortt, […] [Read More]
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UConn out of running for Khairi Fortt

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UConn fans hoping that former Stamford High School star Khairi Fortt will return to play in his home state will not get their wish. Guy Fortt, the father of the Penn State linebacker, said that Khairi has ruled out transferring to UConn. “He just doesn’t want to be home,” Guy Fortt said. “He just doesn’t […] [Read More]
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Emma’s Dilemma: Saying so long to AAU

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(Emma Oyomba, who is going to be a senior at Norwalk High School, has attracted interest from colleges to play basketball and lacrosse. It is both a great and confusing situation, made more so because Emma is uncertain if she even wants to play a sport in college. Emma has agreed to write Emma’s Dilemma […] [Read More]
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Video Spotlight: Norwalk running back Tomar Joseph

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(This is the last in a 5-part series this week of video interviews with top returning FCIAC football players, shot Saturday at New Canaan’s Grip It and Rip It passing camp.) Last year was a dream season for the Norwalk High School football team, which went 8-1 during the regular season and then beat Conard […] [Read More]
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Video Spotlight: Darien’s Peter Gesualdi

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(This is the fourth in a 5-part series this week of video interviews with top returning FCIAC football players, shot Saturday at New Canaan’s Grip It and Rip It passing camp.) There were few players in the FCIAC last season as versatile as Darien’s Peter Gesualdi. He was first on the team in receiving, second […] [Read More]
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Video Spotlight: New Canaan’s Teddy Bossidy and Nick Cascione

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(This is the third in a 5-part series this week of video interviews with top returning FCIAC football players, shot Saturday at New Canaan’s Rip It and Grip It passing camp.) They say if you have two quarterbacks you really don’t have one, but that is not the way the New Canaan football team is […] [Read More]
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UConn basketball program has another Austrie

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Kelly Austrie said she has been a life-long UConn basketball fan. Even before her brother, Craig, started as a freshman on the 2005-06 team and as a senior played in a Final Four for the Huskies. When it was time for Kelly to start looking at colleges, she did not have to search far. “I […] [Read More]
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Video Spotlight: Trinity Catholic running back Shaquan Howsie

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(This is the second in a 5-part series this week of video interviews with top returning FCIAC football players, shot Saturday at New Canaan’s Rip It and Grip It passing camp.) There were many observers who felt that Trinity Catholic’s Shaquan Howsie would end up being the best running back in the FCIAC last season, […] [Read More]
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For Vazquez and Ceballos, friendship is much closer than 44 feet

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The distance between the mound and home plate in softball is 44 feet. The closeness of the friendship between St. Joseph pitcher Tori Ceballos and catcher Jenn Vazquez can be measured in inches. “When she comes out to talk to me, I can predict what she is going to say,” Ceballos said of her battery-mate. […] [Read More]
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