Coaches Corner: Howard White, Westhill

Howard White Westhill Boys Basketball Years as head coach: 18 Other sports coached or currently coaching: Coached basketball at Bridgeport Central and Bullard-Havens before coming to Westhill. Full-time profession: Deputy Superintendent State Of Connecticut Bridgeport Juvenile Detention Center. About the coach:  More than 200 wins and 31 years overall coaching between Westhill, Central and Bullard … Read more

Coaches Corner: Colin Devine, Staples

Colin Devine Staples Boys Basketball Years as head coach: 14 Full-time profession: Physical education teacher Staples High School. From the coach: “I Started my coaching career shortly after playing high school basketball at Trumbull High School. I spend my free time with my family, playing golf, and enjoy coaching my twin daughters’ first-grade recreational basketball … Read more

Ridgefield’s McGarrity headlines group of 11 FCIAC basketball players named to All-State teams

Ridgefield’s Luke McGarrity was selected to the GameTimeCT All-State Boys Basketball First Team and the Connecticut High School Coaches Coaches Association All-State Boys Basketball Division 1 Team to highlight the group of 11 FCIAC players who earned all-state distinction. McGarrity, a 6-foot-2 senior guard, averaged 18.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists while helping Ridgefield’s … Read more

FCIAC’s winter teams were faring well before postseason ended early

When the final two weeks of 2019-20 winter high school sports season were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, what was assured was that four of the eight sports sanctioned by the CIAC had teams win state championships and the other four sports were unable to finish their state tournaments or championship meets. The winter … Read more

Ridgefield boys hoop captains discuss abrupt end of best season in program history

When the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference announced last Tuesday morning that due to the coronavirus it was canceling the remainder of the state tournaments for several sports, the season came to sudden end. Among those affected was the Ridgefield boys basketball team, which had just repeated as conference champions and was set to begin the … Read more

CIAC cancels remaining winter tournament events

The CIAC has cancelled the remainder of its winter postseason tournaments due to concerns regarding the coronavirus. Here is the statement from the CIAC: “Due to continuing concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) CIAC has made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of its winter championship tournaments. “The decision was made in light … Read more

Trinity Catholic advances past ND-Fairfield, sends Walsh Court off in style in D1 first round

STAMFORD—It was a final celebration on hallowed ground. The Trinity Catholic boys basketball program made what should be the last official game appearance on historic Walsh Court memorable Monday night as the Crusaders conquered Notre Dame-Fairfield, 83-49 in the opening round of the 2020 Division I tournament. A packed gym, filled with Trinity Catholic students … Read more

FCIAC’s Boys Basketball State Tournament Schedule and Scoreboard

Monday, March 9 Div. I First Round No. 13 Manchester 79, No. 20 Danbury 56 No. 9 Warde 71, No. 24 Greenwich 48 No. 15 New Britain 57, No. 18 Wilton 51 No. 10 Trinity Catholic 83, No. 23 Notre Dame-Fairfield 49 No. 17 Fairfield Prep 58, No. 16 Trumbull 37 No. 6 Ridgefield has a first-round … Read more

Briody leads Ridgefield past Trinity Catholic for 2nd-straight FCIAC title, 3rd in four years

WILTON — History was cloaked in orange and black. The Ridgefield boys basketball program captured its third FCIAC title in four years by outlasting Trinity Catholic, 63-58, in the conference championship final Thursday night at Wilton’s Zeoli Fieldhouse. Click here for more

Team Chemistry Carries Ridgefield To 3rd FCIAC Basketball Title In 4 Years

WILTON — They have the better athletes and we have the better team. Those were the words Ridgefield coach Andrew McClellan said to me 20 minutes before the tip of tonight’s FCIAC boys basketball title game against Trinity Catholic. About two hours later the scoreboard revealed McClellan was right: Ridgefield 63, Trinity Catholic 58. Click … Read more