If you have scanned your Twitter feed at any point during the past month, it is easy to see why there is a strong sentiment to give 2016 a swift kick into the rear-view mirror. Often this has been in response to the growing list of celebrity losses in the entertainment world; we have seen the deaths of an extraordinary number of performers with visionary talent, especially in the music world.
If it seems like I have gone dark for a few days, well, I guess I have. As much as I love basketball season, this is the time of year many in the local media recharge the batteries. The fall is the busiest season, especially with four FCIAC schools playing in state football finals on the last day.
Actually there has been planning behind the scenes for some new features and videos on the site. I also have a pair of the coveted Snapchat Spectacles on the way, and a few new social media contributors anxious to try them out at games to do some cool things. Most of the rest of this week will be for relaxing.
After a long list of memorable accomplishments over the past three months, it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have selected six outstanding finalists for the BlueStreak-Ruden Report FCIAC Football Player of the Year award.
From 1993, when his team won its first FCIAC title, through 2013, when it most recently reached the finals of both the league and state tournaments, Trinity Catholic boys basketball coach Mike Walsh started most seasons with realistic championship hopes.
After what was probably the most successful boys hockey season in league history, the question begs: What can the FCIAC do for an encore?
The high school football season ended late Saturday afternoon, with Darien and New Canaan, 37 miles and about 15 minutes apart, winning state championships. Four FCIAC schools were playing on the last day, and when the final state poll was released on Monday, the conference occupied the top three spots.