Players and coaches have been in an altering state since the end of the spring season — and sports year. Saturday concluded a banner nine months for the FCIAC, with state titles won in baseball (Staples), softball (Trumbull), boys lacrosse (Darien, New Canaan) and girls lacrosse (Darien).
Welcome to the debut of The Ruden Report Podcast. As I wrote for the description here on the podcast homepage: The Ruden Report Podcast With Dave Ruden is your destination for in-depth interviews with Fairfield County’s top sports newsmakers and commentary provided by award-winning writer Dave Ruden, who has been covering the FCIAC for 33 years. Fans can listen to conversations with the players, coaches and the personalities who drive sports in the area.
And here is the third episode, with Ridgefield twins Elizabeth and Julia Middlebrook as the guests. Sports & Scoops will run throughout the next month, and who knows after that.
When Dane Street applied for Ridgefield High School’s athletic director opening a year ago, it was the opportunity at one of the state’s plum jobs. More fields, better facilities. The assets needed to allow teams to achieve success.
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.