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.
RIDGEFIELD — It will come as humbling news to us scribes that Will Bonaparte does not pay much attention to what we write about him, or the Ridgefield High School football team.
Blogs don’t interest him. Carrying the football? That gets his heart racing.
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.
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.
The Darien girls swimming team is The Ruden Report FCIAC Team of the Week.
The Blue Wave will get our T shirts, courtesy of our sponsors: BlueStreak Sports Training, Karl Chevrolet, Innovative Health and Rehabilitation, Riko’s Pizza, Bobby V’s Sports Bar, Chicken Joe’s of New Canaan, Zody’s 19th Hole, Building Blocks, New Balance of New Canaan and Resource Management Group.
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.