Ridgefield duo takes cross country to different level

Last fall as juniors, Charles Namiot and Charlie King came up just short of delivering the Ridgefield cross country program its first FCIAC championship since 2013. Ridgefield was the runner-up in that race behind Staples, a team that had just claimed its fourth straight FCIAC title. When the 2020 season became reality, the duo of best friends knew they would get a chance … Read more

With The Chance For A 3-Peat, McClellan And Ridgefield Play Waiting Game

Things Andrew McClellan has recently discovered: it really does get dark out by late afternoon, it is not difficult to maintain a tidy domicile and, most of all, though there are a variety of ways to make use of free time as fall turns to winter, all in all he would rather be on a … Read more

Riley Peters lifts Tigers to FCIAC Central field hockey title

WESTPORT — The past two years, the Ridgefield field hockey team has been yearning for a little Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference respect, to be considered in the same conversation with FCIAC powerhouses Staples, Darien and New Canaan. On Tuesday, after losing twice to the Wreckers in the regular season, the third time was the … Read more

Sparkling Staples sweeps Ridgefield for Central Region volleyball crown

WESTPORT — Across the top of the Staples girls volleyball team’s stat sheets are headings for typical categories such as kills, serves, blocks, and digs. Under serve receive, however, the subset gets quirky — there are spaces marked good, bad and ugly. At the end of Tuesday afternoon’s FCIAC Central Region championship match against Ridgefield, … Read more

Ridgefield Survives Late Scare To Defeat Wilton On Penalty Kicks

WILTON — When today’s FCIAC Central Region girls soccer semifinal was all said and done, Ridgefield had earned a berth in Thursday’s final against top seed Staples with a victory over Wilton that was decided on penalty kicks (0-0, 6-5 PK). But things were certainly looking bleak for the No. 2-seeded Tigers heading into overtime. … Read more

Ridgefield’s dynamic duo best friends outside of pool, competitors in it

Like most best friends, Rylie Giles and Hannah Seward share a lot in common. The Ridgefield High School seniors are teammates on the Tigers’ girls swimming team and also test their skills together for Ridgefield Aquatic Club. They both excelled for the Tigers at high school championship meets in season’s past and they are among … Read more

Coaches Corner: Shaun Gallagher, Ridgefield

Shaun Gallagher Ridgefield Boys ice hockey Years as head coach: 13 Other sports coached or currently coaching: Girls varsity golf (head coach, 5 seasons), and Girls varsity ice hockey (assistant coach, 3 seasons), both at Ridgefield HS. Coaching youth hockey year-round at various levels has also been a large part of my life for the … Read more

FCIAC lacrosse stars excel in college ranks; six selected in MLL draft

The FCIAC has a long and proud tradition of having plenty of the best boys high school lacrosse players in the country. Some recent examples which confirm that were the many former conference players who were on the rosters of the best college programs in the country and especially with the six former FCIAC players … Read more

Coaches Corner: Kevin Callahan, Ridgefield

Kevin Callahan Ridgefield Football Years as head coach: 20 years at Ridgefield and 28 years overall Other sports coached or currently coaching: Boys swimming and indoor and outdoor track and field Full-time profession: Physical Education Teacher and also has been a dean of students From the coach: “I have been married for 35 years to … Read more

FCIAC Girls Basketball Season Wrap: Three league teams finish in GameTimeCT Top 10 poll

Notre Dame-Fairfield maintained its No. 1 ranking while three FCIAC teams – No. 4 Staples, seventh-ranked Trumbull and No. 9 Ridgefield – were ranked among the top nine in the GameTimeCT Top 10 Girls Basketball Poll which was released March 1 on the eve of state tournament play. Three more FCIAC teams were in the … Read more