Articles by Dave Ruden

Vote For The Ruden Report Winter Team Of The Year

After a long list of memorable accomplishments over the past three months, it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have selected three outstanding finalists for our BlueStreak-Ruden Report FCIAC Winter Team of the Year award.



The Ruden Report All-FCIAC Girls Basketball Teams And Postseason Awards

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.


With Assist From Contavio, Walsh Likely To Return For 39th Season At Trinity Catholic

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.


Enter The Splash Hype Video Showdown

Hype videos have become the rage for high school sports teams, which have long used car washes as a means of raising funds for season activities.



Vote For The BlueStreak-Ruden Report Winter Male Player Of The Year

After a long list of memorable accomplishments over the past three months, it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have selected eight outstanding finalists for our BlueStreak-Ruden Report FCIAC Fall Male Player of the Year award.


Vote For The BlueStreak-Ruden Report Winter Female Player Of The Year

After a long list of memorable accomplishments over the past three months, it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have selected six outstanding finalists for our BlueStreak-Ruden Report FCIAC Winter Female Player of the Year award.



Commentary: Maturity Down The Stretch Carries Trinity Catholic To Class S Title

UNCASVILLE — As a 49-39 lead at the start of the fourth quarter dwindled down to a precious point with 2:24 remaining in today’s Class S Championship at Mohegan Sun Arena, the members of the Trinity Catholic boys basketball team, like those who have followed them in the postseason, were temporarily transformed to three weeks ago.