Austin Longi of the Greenwich football team and Jess Laszlo of the Westhill girls soccer team are this week’s BlueStreak-Ruden Report FCIAC Players of the Week, presented by Chicken Joe’s.
Bob Hurley, the renowned basketball coach at St. Anthony High School in New Jersey, and former Fairfield University star Joe DeSantis will appear at the 2013 Connecticut Basketball Coaching Clinic Sunday from 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Ridgefield High School. The event is hosted by The Ridgefield Basketball Association.
Derrick Lewis has a unique distinction: the Bassick coach is the only one who has faced both New Canaan and St. Joseph this year.
The Lions lost to New Canaan in the second week of the season, 42-20. They dropped a 49-6 decision to St. Joseph two weeks ago.
Commence the hype. The game we predicted we were going to see is now upon us, undefeated St. Joseph at undefeated New Canaan, Friday Night Light. The Rams are No. 2 in the state pending Monday night’s newest state writers’ poll. The Cadets are No. 3
When the FCIAC Boys Soccer Tournament kicked off on Friday, there were eight teams optimistic about their championship chances.
DARIEN — Like most coaches, Rob Trifone prides himself on being able to read his players.
Initially, Myles Ridder was his Pythagorean Theorem.
“He’s an interesting kid,” said Trifone, the Darien High School football coach. “Last year, when I didn’t know him, I could never understand why he didn’t say much. I literally yelled at him sometimes, telling him that he had to call the formations out.”
WESTPORT — Staples’ Jack Greenwald exploded as if propelled out of a cannon, his 48-yard touchdown run certainly taking much longer than the two or three seconds it seemed.
We are now 55 percent — 50 if you play for Brien McMahon — through the regular season, and so far it has lived up to our high preseason expectations.
Exciting finishes? See St. Joseph-Fairfield Prep or Fairfield Ludlowe-Warren Harding.
Great games? Trumbull-Greenwich. Greenwich-West Haven.
Great performances? Too many to list.