Overtime

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

And the winner will be…..Bridgeport Central

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Let me start off this blog post by saying I am not a big fan of making predictions on high school sports games, mainly because the fun and discussion roused is offset often by hurt feelings. I saw it again this week: if you pick against a team, while coaches like to use it as […] [Read More]
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Darien girls indoor track team Overtime Team of the Week

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The Darien girls indoor track team, which dominated to win the State Open championship, 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, Riko’s Pizza, Mitchells/Richards, Bobby Valentine’s Sports Gallery Cafe, Voice of an Angel […] [Read More]
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Houska, Tucker BlueStreak-Overtime Players of the Week

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Eric Houska of the Wilton boys basketball team and Uniqua Tucker of the Danbury girls basketball team are this week’s BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Players of the Week. Houska and Tucker will each receive T-shirts and plaques from BlueStreak Sports Training. Houska scored 26 points to lead the Warriors to a 66-64 quarterfinal win in overtime against […] [Read More]
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FCIAC Tournament: And then there were 4

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And then there were four. The FCIAC Tournament resumes Tuesday night with a pair of intriguing games between the league’s three best teams and this year’s Cinderella. A week ago, the pick here was that Bridgeport Central would win the title. Then seeing the Hilltoppers facing the most difficult draw, I turned my attention to […] [Read More]
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Wilton, Bridgeport Central highlight FCIAC Tournament quarterfinals

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CBS would be very happy if it ends up next month with a college version of the FCIAC Boys Basketball Tournament Final Four. You have what few would dispute are the three best teams in St. Joseph, Trinity Catholic and Bridgeport Central, and the Cinderella story in Wilton, which is making its first conference playoff […] [Read More]
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Super 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 Darien girls indoor track, the Danbury girls basketball, Wilton boys basketball, Bridgeport Central boys basketball, St. Joseph boys basketball, New Canaan boys hockey and Ridgefield boys hockey teams. The winner […] [Read More]
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Playoff picture will gain greater clarity tonight

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A few pieces to the FCIAC boys basketball puzzle will be resolved tonight, most importantly finalizing the eight-team field. The top 5 seeds will be locked into place, though 6-8 will not be settled until Thursday night, when Norwalk finishes the regular season against Warren Harding (which has a make-up game to play tonight). Even […] [Read More]
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Stamford girls basketball team Overtime Team of the Week

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The Stamford girls basketball team, which defeated city rival Westhill, 53-50, in overtime in the first round of the FCIAC Tournament, is the Overtime FCIAC Team of the Week. The Black Knights will get T-shirts courtesy of BlueStreak Sports Training, Garden Catering, the Stamford Advocate, Karl Chevrolet, Innovative Health and Rehabilitation, Riko’s Pizza, Mitchells/Richards, Bobby Valentine’s […] [Read More]
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Lombardo, Kane, Kindel, Sulger BlueStreak-Overtime Players of the Week

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Nick Lombardo of the Darien boys indoor track team, Charlie Kane of the Fairfield Warde wrestling team, Perry Kindel of the Fairfield Ludlowe gymnastics team and Anna Sulger of the Darien girls indoor track team are the BlueStreak-Overtime FCIAC Players of the Week. Lombardo, Kane, Kindel and Sulger will each receive T-shirts and plaques from […] [Read More]
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Final seeds most interesting story of final week

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As we head into the final week of the regular season, five teams have secured sports in the FCIAC Tournament and five teams are battling for the final three spots. If St. Joseph defeats Westhill Monday night, the Cadets and Trinity Catholic will be the top two seeds in some configuration, and the Vikings will […] [Read More]
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