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

Trinity Game Still On…For Now

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As of noon, Trinity Catholic’s CIAC Class S state semifinal game with Stafford is on for tonight at 7 p.m. at Quigley Stadium. The state has cancelled all softball playoff games but not the baseball thus far. There are two interesting components to whether Trinity plays. First, coach Tracy Nichols is scheduled to get inducted […] [Read More]
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The Perfect Banquet

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Anyone wondering how to throw the perfect sports banquet should show up at The Continental Manor in Norwalk on the first or second Sunday in June. That is the site of Staples High School’s annual Scholar-Athlete Banquet. I attend many of these events each year and without a doubt this is my favorite one. Full […] [Read More]
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Double Chek: Looking Back on 4 Great Years

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This is the latest in a series of entries by guest bloggers throughout the high school spring sports season. Sammi Nemchek is in her fourth-year as a starter on Trinity Catholic’s softball team. Her father, Mike, coached many of the city’s top players in youth leagues, including his daughter. Sammi and Mike explore the topical nature […] [Read More]
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Westhill Softball Team Headed to Yankee Stadium

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Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, who lives in Darien, has always been a class act, and he showed it again today. Cashman read in the Advocate about the Westhill softball team having its season ended after its successful protest was overruled and its 4-3 loss to Norwich Free Academy in the second round of the […] [Read More]
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The Final Word on “Westhill-gate”

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I am working on a Westhill softball column for tomorrow’s paper — and I am happy to say it is on pitcher Jen Joseph, whose outstanding season has gone somewhat overlooked, not the events of this week. Before closing the book on what I will call, for lack of a better term, “Westhill-gate,” I want […] [Read More]
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FCIAC Going Back to Old Format for Baseball Tournament

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It seems like we have been in a never-ending cycle of controversy in high school sports the last two weeks. Finally, we have someone doing something right, and not surprisingly it is the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference. Executive secretary John Kuczo just told me that the conference baseball tournament will be going to a […] [Read More]
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Westhill’s Loss Turns Into An Unofficial W

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The Westhill softball team heads to the field for a final intrasquad game after learning that its season had ended. Kathleen O’Rourke/Staff Photographer The Westhill High School softball team won its second straight Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference championship Saturday afternoon. But its finest moment came today, just minutes after the players learned that 2 1/2 […] [Read More]
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Vikings’ Season Over

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The Westhill High School softball team’s season ended today — with the players taking part in an intrasquad scrimmage. Moments earlier, coach Tom Pia had to tell his team that Norwich Free Academy’s 4-3 victory stands because according to CIAC rules, schools are not allowed to stage protests in state tournament games. There were numerous […] [Read More]
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