Articles by Dave Ruden



Vote For The Athletic Gaines-Ruden Report Team Of The Week

We have eight teams on the menu for the Athletic Gaines-Ruden Report Team of the Week vote.

Your finalists are: the Darien boys soccer, Greenwich football, Fairfield Warde volleyball, Staples swimming, Norwalk football, Fairfield Ludlowe field hockey, Trumbull boys soccer and Danbury girls soccer teams.




Commentary: Darien Has Ridden Joyce’s Arm And Legs To 5-0 Start

WESTPORT — With a roster replete with players who will end up with numerous individual postseason honors, including some who started the year with fuller resumes, no one on the Darien football team has received more glowing praise from coach Rob Trifone than Jack Joyce.



Weekend Game Plan: Three Games With Six Contenders Will Shake Up League

Despite a pretty balanced schedule, this so far has been a disappointing season because so few of the big games have lived up to expectations. This is the best week of the regular season, with four state playoff teams from a year ago going head to head and a fifth playing another contender.