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Ridgefielders competing in the Ironman Triathlon in Lake Placid, N.Y. today gathered at “the rock” on Mirror Lake on Saturday, near the start of the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bicycle ride and a 26.2-mile run. Shown are Jim McGrath, Jeff Boris, Dave Englert, Fred Forster, Mike Trinkaus, Terry Rychilik, and Brett Malone. Ironman Lake Placid is the longest-running American event aside from the Ironman World Championship in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Athletes begin with a two-loop swim in Mirror [...]
Sun, Jul 24, 2016
Ian Sanders at the Pomme de Terre New England Regional fencing tournament last month in Boston, Mass. The last month has been a very fruitful period for Wilton epee fencer Ian Sanders. The Wilton High rising senior reached the highest rating for an epee fencer on June 18, and two weeks later had his best finish ever at the USA Fencing Association's national championships. Competing in the Men's Division 1-A competition at nationals, he finished 23rd out of [...]
Fri, Jul 22, 2016
The replacement of the turf at Dunning Stadium began this week with the tear out of the old surface. The tear out is expected to last through Thursday, and the new turf should be installed and ready to go in August. — Dave Stewart photo
When Vin Iovino helped spearhead the move to build Dunning Stadium at New Canaan High School back in 1997, the former Ram athletic director did so with the idea of creating the perfect arena for local athletes to showcase their talents. The stadium has become much more than that during the past 19 years. Now one of the most recognizable landmarks in New Canaan, Dunning Stadium is evolving once again, starting with the replacement of the turf [...]
Thu, Jul 21, 2016
american legion post 86 baseball
Ben Rusin delivers a pitch for the Wilton American Legion Post 86 senior baseball team during its win over Ridgefield last week at Wilton High School. — Scott Mullin photo Following a state-tournament loss to Hamden on Sunday, players, coaches, parents and other fans can get on with the summer plans put on hold due to the success of Wilton's American Legion Post 86 senior baseball team. Still, for a lingering moment the hope that one could [...]
Thu, Jul 21, 2016
Ridgefield's Nick Cullinan connects during an American Legion senior baseball game against Wilton last week. - Scott Mullin photo
Although the Ridgefield American Legion Post 78 senior baseball team ended its season with an 11-1 loss to Wilton last Friday, it did manage to add three victories off the field. Because of using an ineligible player, Norwalk's Post 12 team was forced to forfeit all of its games, including three wins over Ridgefield during a regular-season sweep June 21-23. With those losses transformed into triumphs, Ridgefield ended the year with a 4-22 record and finished [...]
Thu, Jul 21, 2016
Sarah Mannelly, shown in action during a game for Boston College, and Elizabeth Miller have both received invitations to try out for the 2016-17 U.S. Women's National Lacrosse Team in August. — Boston College Athletics photo
New Canaan's Sarah Mannelly and Elizabeth Miller are among five Boston College Eagles to receive invitations to try out for the 2016-17 U.S. Women's National Lacrosse Team. Tryouts will be held from August 5-7 in Sparks, Maryland, and will feature 105 players. In addition to Mannelly, a 2016 graduate of BC, and Miller, a sophomore, the Eagles will also be represented by Mikaela Rix, a 2016 BC graduate, along with junior Kenzie Kent and sophomore Dempsey Arsenault. The [...]
Wed, Jul 20, 2016

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