Articles by Dave Ruden

Vote For The BlueStreak-Ruden Report Male And Female Players Of The Week

With a goal of recognizing the accomplishments of more athletes, and because of the popularity of our Team of the Week votes, we are experimenting the rest of the season with letting readers decide our BlueStreak-Ruden Report Male and Female Players of the Week, with the hope that this will become a permanent process starting in the fall.

Vote For The Ruden Report Team Of The Week

Your finalists are: the Ridgefield girls lacrosse, Darien baseball, Fairfield Ludlowe softball, Brien McMahon boys lacrosse, Westhill boys golf, Trumbull boys volleyball, Staples boys volleyball, Greenwich boys lacrosse and, Wilton boys lacrosse teams.

Video Profile: Darien’s Lisa Lindley Reaches 400 Wins

Allison Gaskins, a graduate student at Sacred Heart University, is going to be contributing video stories and profiles for a still-to-be named series on The Ruden Report. Allison has been working on camera and as a director for Frontier’s Vantage Sports Network.

For her first feature here, Allison profiles Darien girls lacrosse coach Lisa Lindley, who last week celebrated her 400th career victory.

It Seems To Me…Farewell, Tracy Nichols — And Some FCIAC Playoff Thoughts

So much for a planned FCIAC baseball tournament preview, now that the pairings will remain unsettled until less than 24 hours before the first pitch. We still don’t have a No. 8 seed. The girls lacrosse tournament begins today with New Canaan and Ridgefield having their openers moved up a day because both schools have proms tomorrow.

FCIAC Softball Tournament: Westhill’s Laccona Seeks Elusive Title

STAMFORD — Gabby Laccona’s arrival at Westhill High School four years ago was in many respects rather typical — if you are an elite athlete who has earned distinction and created a buzz at the youth level.

Laccona was trumpeted as the next great player in the Vikings’ rich softball history. It is a burden to put on a freshman, and Laccona said she was oblivious to the hype.