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Rhone Fan Showdown Entry: Westhill’s Purple Pack

With the voting portion now complete, we turn our attention to the video competition of the 5th annual Ruden Report Fan Showdown, sponsored by Rhone Apparel.

Each of the 10 schools involved are required to make a video of no more than three minutes, displaying their fans showing support at a game.

Now we release the second entry, and it comes from Westhill’s Purple Pack, which is currently in fifth place after the voting competition and was the first contest winner.

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Rhone Fan Showdown Entry: Greenwich’s Cardinal Crazies

With the voting portion now complete, we turn our attention to the video competition of the 5th annual Ruden Report Fan Showdown, sponsored by Rhone Apparel.

Each of the 10 schools involved are required to make a video of no more than three minutes, displaying their fans showing support at a game.

Now we release the second entry, and it comes from a first-time entry, Greenwich’s Cardinal Crazies, who are currently in second place after winning the voting competition.

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Rhone Fan Showdown Entry: Trumbull’s Black Hole

With the voting portion now complete, we turn our attention to the video competition of the 5th annual Ruden Report Fan Showdown, sponsored by Rhone Apparel.

Each of the 10 schools involved are required to make a video of no more than three minutes, displaying their fans showing support at a game.

Now we release the first entry, and it comes from the defending champion, Trumbull’s Black Hole, which is currently in first place after winning the voting competition.

FCIAC

Vote For The Ruden Report Team Of The Week

We have nine teams on the menu this week for The Ruden Report Team of the Week vote.

Your finalists are: the Wilton boys basketball, Stamford girls basketball, Trumbull girls basketball, Darien boys indoor track, Stamford-Westhill-Staples girls hockey, Greenwich boys swimming, Danbury wrestling, Ludlowe wrestling and Ridgefield girls indoor track teams.

FCIAC

30 Years Strong: Danbury Wrestlers Keep FCIAC Streak Alive With Win Over Fairfield Warde

FAIRFIELD — It was 30 years ago Wednesday that one of the most amazing streaks in Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference history began. That was Jan. 27, 1986, when the Danbury High School wrestling team began its winning ways. Against Fairfield Warde on Jan. 27, 2016, however, it felt as if the end was near.

So how come, with his team trailing by two points with two matches remaining in the dual meet, Danbury coach Rick Shook oozed about as much confidence as Cam Newton after a Panthers touchdown?

Two reasons: Jakob Camacho and Kyle Fields.

FCIAC

Trumbull Wins Vote; Jumps Into Rhone Fan Showdown Lead

Trumbull’s Black Hole has taken the first step to defending its title in the 5th annual Ruden Report Fan Showdown, presented by Rhone Apparel.

But it wasn’t easy.

After a strong back-and-forth battle with first-time contestant Greenwich, the Black Hole won the voting competition by just 10 votes, 1,233-1,223, and the five points awarded for first place. Greenwich is in second place with four points. Staples finished third and has three points, Trinity Catholic came in fourth and has two points and Westhill finished fifth and has one point.

Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball Midseason Report: 40 Days Later, Still Many More Questions Than Answers

The opening line from my FCIAC boys basketball preview: Season previews always take a certain amount of guesswork, but in over 30 years as a sportswriter never has more speculation gone into any I have written than what you are about to read.

Forty days later, the same can be said of this midseason report. There is little more clarity than there was on opening night. That is due in large part to only one-third of the conference schedule being completed; teams played most or all of their non-league games before the start of the calendar year. And the league games are going to be the real measuring stick.

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New Canaan’s Lucas Niang Headed To TCU

Lucas Niang, the highly coveted New Canaan High School offensive tackle, on Monday afternoon gave a verbal commitment to Texas Christian University, a school he had said became the frontrunner after he made a visit on Nov. 27, the day after the Rams lost the FCIAC championship game to Darien.

“I liked all the coaches a lot,” Niang said on Monday. “It is not just about football, because football only lasts so long. It is about the school as well.”