Rich DePreta, Stamford Advocate

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Past articles by Rich:

Ludlowe boys top Trinity Catholic to move to 7-1

Seniors Pat Kilbride (27 points) and Sam Sweeney (22 points) led the way as the Ludlowe boys basketball team downed Trinity Catholic, 68-60 Tuesday night → Read More

Westhill works to unveil Sports Hall of Fame

Westhill athletic director Dick Cerone is in the process of putting together a Westhill Sports Hall of Fame. Nominations are being accepted. → Read More

Ryan Perkins gets first win as Westhill girls soccer coach

The Westhill girls soccer team shutout visiting Central on Tuesday behind a pair of impressive freshmen. → Read More

William Rippe Tennis Center a big dream comes true in Norwalk

NORWALK - It is wonderful to have big dreams. It's even better when big dreams become reality. The patience and determination of the city of Norwalk, the United States Tennis Association, the members of Norwalk Grassroots Tennis & Education along with the kids of South Norwalk were rewarded Monday night as the William Rippe Tennis Center had its official ribbon cutting. The tennis center, which… → Read More

James Blake still impacting tennis in many ways

NEW HAVEN - Professional tennis continues to be a platform for James Blake. The former Fairfield resident did return to the Yale University Tennis Center Saturday night with his racquets in hand. Blake, along with Mark Philippousis, Andy Roddick and Tommy Haas, were competing in the year-long Oracle Champions Cup, part of the Invesco Legends Series. New Haven is the seventh stop on the 10-event… → Read More

King holds Vikings Performance and Leadership Day for female athletes

STAMFORD - The King School athletics department unveiled a new wrinkle this preseason for its female athletes. They held the first Vikings Performance and Leadership Day at Chelsea Piers, Connecticut on August 21. Players from King's Fall 2019 field hockey, volleyball, girls soccer, crew and girls cross country programs took part in the seven-hour seminar devoted to female athletic concerns.… → Read More

King football set for move to Evergreen League

STAMFORD - It is a new world for the King School football team this season. The Vikings have moved to the Evergreen Football League, which consists of 16 private school teams from across New England. King joins Hamden Hall and St. Luke's as former Fairchester Athletic Association (FAA) squads moving to play in the Evergreen Football League. "The coaches were in the King gym the other day looking… → Read More

Behrends welcomes FCIAC challenge with Staples football

WESTPORT - Adam Behrends knows all about coaching very good football players. He spent nine years at the IMG Academy, including the last six seasons as an assistant coach for the IMG National Varsity squad that posted a combined 53-4 record. So taking on the FCIAC as the new head football coach at Staples is a challenge Behrends relishes. "The FCIAC is a very impressive football conference. It's… → Read More

Scarpati, Sarrazin in Borck golf girls final

FAIRFIELD - It down to four boys and two girls chasing glory at the 50th annual Jay and Jim Borck Memorial Golf Tournament. Fabled Brooklawn Country Club will be the stage for Wednesday morning's semifinal round matches on the boys side. Ashton Lewis of Fairchild Wheeler battles Mike Rothberg (Mill River) at 8:30 a.m. Charlie Duffy (Tashua Knolls) meets Jonathan Bushka (Great River) at 8:38 a.m.… → Read More

Darien advances to Section 1 Little League baseball final

TRUMBULL- Cinderella will definitely be dancing at Saturday's Connecticut Little League Baseball State Tournament in Willimantic. The question is which Section 1 Cinderella will it be? District 1 champion Darien earned its way into Monday's Section 1 Little League Baseball Tournament final by eliminating District 2 champ Fairfield American, 7-4 on Sunday at Unity Park. Waiting for Darien in the… → Read More

Max Sinoway tops Fairfield American in Section 1 LL opener

TRUMBULL - The clock hasn't struck midnight yet on this Cinderella. The Max Sinoway Little League Baseball All-Star team of North Haven recently captured its first District 4 Little League crown since 1967. And the magic continued Friday night at the 2019 Section 1 Little League Baseball Tournament at Unity Park. Max Sinoway rallied to grind out a 7-6 triumph over Fairfield American to open this… → Read More

Jack Kelly takes on AD duties at Trinity Catholic HS

STAMFORD - The reshuffling continues at the Trinity Catholic High School athletic department. Trinity Catholic Dean of Students Jack Kelly was given the added responsibilities of the athletic director's job this week. Kelly succeeds Frank Fedak, who was athletic director the past six months under both interim and permanent AD titles. Kelly, who has been a part of Trinity Catholic for 17 years,… → Read More

New York Rangers open prospects camp in Stamford

STAMFORD - It was definitely summer outside. But it seemed like Christmas morning in the North Ice rink at Chelsea Piers, Connecticut Monday. The New York Rangers held opening day of their Prospects Camp in Stamford. New Rangers president John Davidson, general manager Jeff Gorton and second-year head coach David Quinn all fought traffic to get their first look on ice of the team's future. The… → Read More

Jim Moriarty joining the FCIAC Hall of Fame

STAMFORD - He has provided support and guidance to hundreds of athletes and students over the decades. On Thursday night, Stamford High School's Jim Moriarty will be the one receiving the accolades for his tireless work. Moriarty will be inducted into the FCIAC Hall of Fame at the league's annual banquet at the Norwalk Inn. Joining Moriarty in the 2019 class of the FCIAC Hall of Fame are Darien… → Read More

Tigers, Hatters take titles

NEW HAVEN - For the Ridgefield High School boys outdoor track team, it was long-awaited history. For the Danbury High School girls outdoor track team, it was a 61/2 hour party. But the results Tuesday were the same for the Tiger boys and Hatter girls, they both went home as FCIAC Outdoor Track champions. Ridgefield amassed 94 points to hold off Greenwich (88), Staples (82) and Danbury (78).… → Read More

Boys Volleyball league playoffs should be dandy

It has been a fabulous regular season for the growing sport of boys volleyball in Connecticut. A number of compelling rivalries have developed in the four major conferences across the state. The upcoming league playoffs should serve as another showcase for these special meetings, with championship trophies and title banners in the balance. FCIAC Darien High School has done nothing wrong -… → Read More

Southington boys volleyball chasing success again

The Southington High School boys volleyball team is playing with an extreme sense of urgency in this spring season. It is paying great dividends for the Blue Knights, as they are just one of the two remaining undefeated teams in the state. Southington was 15-0 heading into Friday night's home matchup against South Windsor. They have lost just four sets all season, the latest coming in last… → Read More

Boys Volleyball Notebook: Joel Barlow Falcons soaring again

The motto on the back of the warm-up shirts of the Joel Barlow High School boys volleyball team is simple and direct. "Respect All. Fear None." Well, the Falcons have been fearless so far this season. They are 9-1 overall after Thursday's 3-2 home victory over Danbury and are the proud owners of a seven-match win streak. Joel Barlow is certainly a boys volleyball program with pedigree. The… → Read More

Norwalk’s Bradley happy to accept diving accolades

NEW CANAAN - To capture a league title and two state diving championships in the same year is a tremendous feat. To perform the trifecta in back-to-back years is a special achievement. The victory tour has been sweet for Norwalk High School senior Kevin Bradley. "The boys swimming All-State dinner is always a great event," Bradley said. (Legendary Greenwich High School boys swim) Coach (Terry)… → Read More

Norwalk grinds out win over Westhill boys hoop

NORWALK-Artistry was not the word of the evening when the Westhill High School and Norwalk High School boys basketball teams tussled Monday night at the Bears' Tom Scarso gym. Choppy, physical and relentless were perhaps the better words to describe Norwalk's 51-44 home triumph over Westhill. It was the Bears' first FCIAC victory of the season. "We didn't have a good first half. I think we… → Read More