Overtime

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

Sizing up Friday night’s key contests

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We all are guilty — fans, players and coaches, especially the media — of calling particular games the biggest one of the season. Just to use FCIAC boys basketball as an example of what happens in every sport, at every level, every game counts the same 1/20th toward the standings and state seedings, league games […] [Read More]
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Stamford wins Fan Showdown voting; Ridgefield 2nd, Norwalk 3rd

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With 41 percent of the vote, Stamford High School has won the voting portion of the 2nd annual Overtime Fan Showdown. Ridgefield, with 24.5 percent of the vote, finished second and Norwalk, with 18.2 percent of the vote, took third place. Thus, Stamford receives 5 points, Ridgefield 3 and Norwalk 1 heading into the video […] [Read More]
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Staples girls indoor track team Overtime Team of the Week

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The Staples girls indoor track team, which won the FCIAC Western Division championship, is the Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week. The Wreckers will get 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, Voice […] [Read More]
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Fulco, Malvarosa BlueStreak-Overtime Players of the Week

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Brandon Fulco of the Trumbull wrestling team and Alyssa Malvarosa of the Wilton girls basketball team are the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Players of the Week. Fulco and Malvarosa will each receive T-shirts and plaques from BlueStreak Sports Training. Fulco, wrestling at 160 pounds, won all four of his matches last week by pins to improve his […] [Read More]
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A surprise? Vikings proving they are for real

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We’ve discussed all the surprising upsets this season, and the parity that should make the FCIAC Tournament next month one of the most wide open ever. Perhaps overlooked, or not fully appreciated, is the most stunning big story to date: The Westhill boys basketball heads into tonight’s intra-city battle with Stamford as the lone remaining […] [Read More]
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Overtime Fan Showdown (Part 1): Which FCIAC school has the best fans?

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They battle from the bleachers, from the stands, and now, in the age of social media, on Twitter. So, for the second year in a row, we ask the question: which FCIAC school has the best fans? We call it the Overtime Fan Showdown. We have nine schools, including defending champion Westhill and runner-up St. […] [Read More]
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This Week’s 7: Vote for the Overtime Team of the Week

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We have seven teams coming off of strong performances on the menu for the Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week vote. Your finalists are: the Fairfield Ludlowe gymnastics, Danbury girls basketball, Wilton gymnastics, Darien girls basketball, Stamford/Westhill boys swimming, Ridgefield girls hockey and Staples girls indoor track teams. The winner will get T-shirts with our […] [Read More]
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Montelli still a gym rat, even in retirement

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Anyone who thought retirement was going to mean winter trips to Florida or afternoons in front of the television for former St. Joseph boys basketball coach Vito Montelli, well, doesn’t know Montelli. The only coach the Cadets had ever had in the sport, Montelli stepped down at the end of last season, following the last […] [Read More]
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Darien boys swimming team Overtime Team of the Week

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The Darien boys swimming team, which evened its record at 2-2 with a 104-82 upset of Ridgefield, is the Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week. The Blue Wave will get 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 […] [Read More]
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It’s Back: The 2nd annual Overtime Fan Showdown

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It started as a debate last winter about which gym was the most difficult in the FCIAC to play in during basketball season, and eventually evolved into a bigger question: which league school has the most loyal fans. That led to our impromptu contest, the Overtime Fan Showdown. With more schools naming their fan bases, […] [Read More]
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