If you have scanned your Twitter feed at any point during the past month, it is easy to see why there is a strong sentiment to give 2016 a swift kick into the rear-view mirror. Often this has been in response to the growing list of celebrity losses in the entertainment world; we have seen the deaths of an extraordinary number of performers with visionary talent, especially in the music world.
After a long list of memorable accomplishments over the past two months, it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have selected nine outstanding finalists for our BlueStreak-Ruden Report FCIAC Fall Female Player of the Year award.
After a long list of memorable accomplishments over the past three months, starting on Sunday morning it is time for you to decide who was the very best of the best. We have selected four outstanding male and nine female finalists for the BlueStreak-Ruden Report FCIAC Fall Male and Female Player of the Year awards.
NEW BRITAIN — When the final horn sounded at Willow Brook Park early Saturday afternoon, at a time when torrents of tears might have been expected, only a few were shed by the members of the Ridgefield girls soccer team.
The FCIAC is assured of two state champions on Saturday, with head to head matchups in Class LL volleyball and Class L field hockey..
In all there will be seven schools — all girls teams — participating after the Danbury boys soccer team was surprisingly disqualified on Friday for using an ineligible player.
Two of the big winners last week were Dave Schulz and Dane Street. Schulz, the new FCIAC commissioner, saw all of the league’s tournaments that were held live up to the hype. There were no blowouts, just overtime games, fifth sets and one-goal outcomes. Street is the new athletic director at Ridgefield. That makes for a good segue…
NORWALK — As the ball headed toward the St. Joseph goal, Ridgefield High School’s Grace Franklin had a good feeling her direct kick from the 35-yard line was going to result in the game-winning – make that the FCIAC Championship-winning – goal.
Even if St. Joseph goalkeeper Veronica O’Rourke got a hand on the ball, Franklin felt confident that Ms. Reliable, aka Katie Jasminski, would do what she always seems to do: be in the right place at the right time.
Tuesday night was a great one for the FCIAC. In three sports, the No. 1 and 2 seeds advanced to the championship. Only the St. Joseph girls soccer team’s 3-0 win over Wilton was not decided by a goal.
In the first of several new awards to recognize the accomplishments of FCIAC athletes for their achievements off the playing fields, Tutoring Club is announcing a new monthly prize, the Student-Athlete of the month.
And the first winner is Kathryn Barlow, a junior on the Ridgefield girls soccer team.