Overtime

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

Darien football team Overtime Team of the Week

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The Darien football team is the final Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week for the fall season. The Blue Wave 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 Pizza, Mitchells/Richards, Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Cafe, […] [Read More]
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The FCIAC-SCC Challenge (finally) is set

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Just when it looked like it was going to be a fairly slow football day with a number of state playoff postponements, the FCIAC and SCC announced this afternoon that after months of negotiations, they have reached an agreement to play 24 games the next two seasons. The home-and-home contests will take place on the […] [Read More]
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12 finalists for Overtime FCIAC Fall Players of the Year

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After a long list of memorable accomplishments over the past two months, starting on Sunday morning it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have selected six outstanding male and six outstanding female finalists for our annual BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Fall Player of the Year awards. The winners […] [Read More]
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Zelkowitz BlueStreak-Overtime Player of the Week

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Joey Zelkowitz of the Staples football team is the final BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Player of the Week for the fall season. Zelkowitz will receive a T-shirt and plaque from BlueStreak Sports Training. Zelkowitz set an FCIAC championship game record by rushing for 317 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Wreckers defeated Greenwich for the title, […] [Read More]
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Harding, Central, Bassick in talks to join NVL

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Naugatuck Valley League president Tom Pompei confirmed Monday afternoon that last week there were initial talks held about the possibility of Warren Harding, Bridgeport Central and Bassick leaving the FCIAC to join his conference. “There’s been no application, we had a conversation with them,” said Pompei, who is the athletic director at Naugatuck High School. […] [Read More]
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Poll: Which FCIAC team has the best chance to win a state title?

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And then there were five. As the season kicked off back in September, conventional wisdom had the FCIAC placing three or four teams in the state football playoffs. Staples? A lock. Greenwich? Almost a lock. New Canaan. Most probably. But St. Joseph? A decent shot. Trinity Catholic? No way. Those five schools will now represent […] [Read More]
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Final 6: Vote for the Overtime Team of the Week

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We have six teams — five football and one futbol — coming off of strong performances on the menu for the final Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week vote for the fall season. Your finalists are: the Fairfield Ludlowe football, St. Joseph football, Darien football, Staples football, Trinity Catholic football and Norwalk boys soccer teams. […] [Read More]
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Video: The Norwalk boys soccer championship award ceremony

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In a splendid performance, the Norwalk boys soccer team won its first state championship since 1966 with a 2-0 victory over Fairfield Prep on Friday morning in New Canaan. The top-seeded Bears (21-1-1) were playing in the final for the first time since 2004. Here is video of the entire award ceremony and medal presentation. [Read More]
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New Canaan football team Overtime Team of the Week

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The New Canaan football team, which will attempt to reach a state championship game for the seventh consecutive year, is the Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week. The Rams 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 […] [Read More]
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Westhill football team forced to forfeit four wins due to use of ineligible player

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The Westhill High School football team, reveling in its best season in 25 years under first-year coach Frank Marcucio, was jolted Tuesday morning when it was forced to forfeit four of its five victories for using an ineligible player. School officials learned of the violation, involving a defensive starter who is a fifth-year senior, on […] [Read More]
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