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Longi, Laszlo BlueStreak-Ruden Report Players Of The Week

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.

Longi and Laszlo will each receive T-shirts and plaques from BlueStreak Sports Training and $25 gift certificates from Chicken Joe’s in New Canaan.

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Hurley To Appear At Ridgefield Basketball Clinic Sunday

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.

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Bassick’s Lewis Breaks Down St. Joseph-New Canaan

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.

Lewis is as qualified as anyone to break down Friday’s much anticipated showdown between the FCIAC’s top two teams. Any he is voluble on the subject.

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Poll: New Canaan? St. Joseph? Who Is Going To Win?

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

No trips to take in a movie Friday night. No casual dinners. Halloween is behind you.

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Commentary: Blue Wave Ride Ridder To Win Over Ridgefield

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.”

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Commentary: New Canaan Staking A Claim To Best In State

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.

The score, two plays after New Canaan’s Nick Cascione had put his team ahead, 14-0, cut the Wreckers’ deficit in half. It was the first points the vaunted Rams defense had allowed all season.