What a difference three months make. The girls basketball season started looking like a two-team race between Fairfield Warde and defending champion Stamford, with Trumbull and Ridgefield possessing the potential to contend for the title. Not surprisingly, the quartet separated itself from the rest of the league and advanced to the semifinals of the FCIAC Tournament.
NEW HAVEN — It was a 45-minute hockey game at the end of a 26-game, three-month season that capped off a four-year career for the team’s seniors. And yet, it will probably be a mere 24 seconds that the Ridgefield High School players, coaches and fans will end up talking about the most as the years go by when they’re remembering that championship season of 2016-17.
Dutriel Contavio had the biggest basket in Trinity Catholic’s Class S championship win over Westbrook Saturday afternoon.
A little later, away from the public eye, Contavio also had the most important assist for the team’s future. In a sense it was the start of the title defense, while the celebration was still on the upswing. It is the story of 10 minutes that pushed the needle for Mike Walsh, the Crusaders’ coach, as he went from admitted uncertainty whether to retire to nearly an all-out declaration that he will be back next December for his 39th season.