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

Dan Woog has a new book: “We Kick Balls”

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When not coaching the Staples High School boys soccer team, Dan Woog is a prolific and terrific writer. He has authored a number of books and his work has appeared in Sports Illustrated and The New York Times. Woog has a new book about soccer out, “We Kick Balls.” I will have more about it […] [Read More]
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Emma’s Dilemma: Loving lacrosse

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In my last post, I talked about how basketball just wasn’t for me this summer. Now it seems like lacrosse is taking its place. In this post I’ll tell you a bit about my experience at lacrosse camp this past June. Before June 28, I had never been to camp. Band camp, basketball camp, you […] [Read More]
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Staples releases a 2012 kickoff video

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Earlier this summer the New Canaan football team released a kickoff video. Apparently it is a growing trend among FCIAC powers. Now Staples, the defending conference champion, has put out its own one. It consists of top plays from the 2011 season; considering the team defeated Greenwich for the league title and advanced to the […] [Read More]
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Poll (PREseason edition): Which football team will win the FCIAC title?

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Today is officially the first day of the high school football season. So it’s an opportune time to ask: which team is going to win the FCIAC title, right? Of course it is an absurd question at this point, and it is a poll we will hold later in the year. But right now everyone […] [Read More]
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Video: USC coach Lane Kiffin talks about Silas Redd

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By all accounts, Silas Redd’s transition to playing at USC after two weeks has been seamless. His new coach, Lane Kiffin, agrees. Kiffin discussed Redd while meeting with the media after practice on Thursday. Here is the video — Redd is brought up a little over 6 minutes in, at the very end of the […] [Read More]
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The new Player, Team of the Week T-shirts

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It is hard to believe that we will be handing out our first Overtime Player and Team of the Week awards in just four weeks. Part of this summer has been spent here fine-tuning things with the blog for the coming high school sports season, with new features, guest contributors and awards. But our weekly […] [Read More]
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Help devise a contest and win a prize

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The high school sports season is just weeks away, which means the start of the voting for Overtime Team of the Week and the awarding of the FCIAC Player of the Week awards. Now we have the opportunity for another prize and, frankly, I need your help. BlueStreak Sports Training, our original sponsor, has agreed […] [Read More]
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Matheis rated nation’s top incoming freshman lacrosse player

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Darien’s Case Matheis was rated as the No. 1 scholastic player in the country this past season by most rankings. So it should come as no surprise that in the latest issue of Inside Lacrosse, the Duke-bound Matheis was named the the No. 1 incoming freshman in the country in the September recruiting issue, which […] [Read More]
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Poll: Is cheerleading a sport or an activity?

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As someone who besides covering high school students in sports also works with them in the classroom, it has always amazed me how often the debate about whether cheerleading is a sport comes up. When someone suggests it as a story idea for a school newspaper, it invariably leads to long discussions. The question became […] [Read More]
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Westhill’s D’Alessandro hopes to educate others about diabetes

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Meg D’Alessandro is best known for being one of the FCIAC’s top three-sport athletes. She averaged 18.7 points and 7.3 rebounds last season for the Westhill High School girls basketball team and hit. 410 for the softball team. She is also one of the leaders of the Vikings’ volleyball team. What most people don’t know […] [Read More]
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