The Postgame: Ridgefield Would Be Dangerous Class LL Underdog

RIDGEFIELD — If I am Newtown or West Haven, the teams that currently occupy, respectively, the top two positions in the Class LL point rankings, I am looking down the list of possible first-round opponents in the state playoffs and hoping to avoid Ridgefield.

The Tigers (7-2), thanks to a stream of bonus points, jumped up four spots, into ninth place, following Friday night’s 44-7 win over Brien McMahon.


Dream Job: New Canaan’s Mannetti Takes Over As SHU’s Women’s Basketball Coach

FAIRFIELD — Some time early Friday evening, probably while the national anthem is playing inside the Pitt Center, Jessica Mannetti will afford herself the chance for a quick panoramic scan and an instant to appreciate how a dream hatched nearly two decades ago became reality.

Mannetti will take a peak and see over 40 family members and friends in the stands. She will look at her location in front of the bench and realize she has made it, moments away from her first game as a Division I head women’s basketball coach.


Week 8: FCIAC Football Guide To The Games

The big game of the weekend is Friday night at Tiger Hollow, where Ridgefield hosts unbeaten Brien McMahon, which can reach the FCIAC championship with two more wins. This will be the Senators’ biggest test to date.

This is also the only game featuring two teams with winning records. New Canaan will clinch an FCIAC playoff spot with a win over Wilton.


Darien Girls Swimming Team The Ruden Report Team Of The Week

The Darien girls swimming team is The Ruden Report FCIAC Team of the Week.

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Rams Making A Case For Best In Show

NEW CANAAN — The question was both premature yet fitting given the search for new story angles. Moments after New Canaan’s surprisingly easy 62-21 rout of St. Joseph on Friday night, Rams coach Lou Marinelli was asked by some reporters if this was the best team he has coached.

Given that the Rams have only played eight games, they are barely past the halfway pole in what would be a 15-game season if they were to go unbeaten. That question might be timed better on the eve of a state championship game.