Overtime

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

The FCIAC’s revised schedule: A little perspective, please

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A lot of people have been reaching out over the past two hours, since the FCIAC announced its revised football and league playoff schedule, complaining and asking my opinion. I know a lot of athletes on Twitter are unhappy about shared championships. So what are my thoughts? Some of this is knee-jerk; I’ve been working […] [Read More]
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Ridgfield boys soccer team Overtime Team of the Week

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The Ridgefield boys soccer team held off a strong challenge from the Trumbull girls soccer team and is the Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week. The Tigers will receive a plaque and T-shirts courtesy of BlueStreak Sports Training, Garden Catering, the Stamford Advocate, Karl Chevrolet, Innovative Health and Rehabilitation, New Balance of New Canaan, Riko’s […] [Read More]
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Staples offensive line, Hendry BlueSteak-Overtime Players of the Week

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The Staples offensive line of Kyle Vaughn, Will Patrick, Chris Speer, Nick Ward and Burim Trdevaj, and Madison Hendry of the Wilton field hockey team are the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Players of the Week. The five Staples players and Hendry will each receive T-shirts and plaques from BlueStreak Sports Training. The Wreckers finished with 723 total […] [Read More]
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The Sandy Edition: Vote for the Overtime Team of the Week

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We have nine teams coming off of strong performances on the menu for the Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week vote. Your finalists are: the Greenwich boys soccer, Ridgefield boys soccer, Westhill volleyball, Fairfield Ludlowe football, Brien McMahon football, Wilton girls cross country, Darien boys cross country, Stamford volleyball and Trumbull girls soccer teams. The […] [Read More]
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Whitten stepping down as New Canaan lacrosse coach

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Alex Whitten, who has been the boys lacrosse coach at New Canaan High School for five years, informed his players Wednesday afternoon that he is stepping down from his position. Whitten, who led the Rams to the FCIAC title a year ago, and to three state and two conference finals, said he will be moving […] [Read More]
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Trumbull volleyball team Overtime Team of the Week

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The Trumbull volleyball team held off a strong challenge from the Fairfield Ludlowe girls soccer team and is the Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week. The Eagles will receive a plaque and T-shirts courtesy of BlueStreak Sports Training, Garden Catering, the Stamford Advocate, Karl Chevrolet, Innovative Health and Rehabilitation, New Balance of New Canaan, Riko’s […] [Read More]
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FCIAC Football Rewind: Sorry, 1 more word on score management

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I promise I didn’t intend to do this. I had no intention of topping the Rewind with an item on Score Management, the so-called 50-point rule (is an explanation even necessary?), which is hated both for its existence and now even more for being discussed so frequently. I’m not even going to rehash the story […] [Read More]
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Cotterell, Allen BlueStreak-Overtime Players of the Week

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Davell Cotterell of the Westhill football team and Cate Allen of the Fairfield Warde girls cross country team are the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Players of the Week. Cotterell and Allen will each receive T-shirts and plaques from BlueStreak Sports Training. Cotterell rushed for 237 yards on 36 carries and scored two touchdowns in the Vikings’ come-from-behind […] [Read More]
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NFA putting self-imposed suspension on Davis

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Norwich Free Academy coach Jemal Davis is going to become just the second coach in CIAC history to serve a one-game suspension for breaking the score management rule after defeating Stamford, 51-0, on Saturday. In an interesting twist, the decision against Davis was not made by the state governing board’s review committee. Instead, NFA athletic […] [Read More]
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Hocter outspoken after Black Knights are ‘score managed’

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“Score Management,” otherwise known as the CIAC’s 50-point rule, in which coaches are subject to a one-game suspension if their teams beat an opponent by more than 50 points, will have the spotlight pointed on the FCIAC, more specifically Stamford High School, on Monday. And if Black Knights coach Bryan Hocter could cast the deciding […] [Read More]
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