We found high hopes for the winter sports season during the HAN Cruiser's stop at Ridgefield High School on Friday, Dec. 11. The home of the Tigers was the HAN Network's 13th stop on the Winter FCIAC Tour.
We've traveled to all 17 league schools in December to interview the winter captains and coaches before we start our second full season of live high school sports broadcasts in southwestern Connecticut.
The tour started on Monday afternoon, Dec. 7, at Darien High School and concluded on Tuesday, Dec. 15, in Greenwich — the 17th school on the tour. You can check out the other interviews at this page or on our YouTube Channel. We'll be posting all the interviews — about 150 — this week.
You can follow the HAN Network broadcast team’s trip through the county on the HAN Network Twitter feed or by searching and using the hashtags, #FCIACtour and #HANcruiser.
There are nearly 30 games on HAN’s winter schedule that include eight sports: Boys and girls ice hockey, boys and girls basketball, wrestling, gymnastics, boys swimming and indoor track. You can check out the winter schedule at this link. (Note: It is subject to change as the season progresses.)
The Tigers will be part of the first live wrestling event covered by the HAN Network when they travel to Trumbull on Wednesday, Jan. 6. The initial winter broadcast schedule also includes Ridgefield girls basketball versus Greenwich on Friday, Jan. 15; boys basketball against Wilton on Tuesday, Jan. 26; and girls ice hockey at New Canaan on Monday, Feb. 1. More games could be added during the season and HAN has exclusive broadcasting rights for all league postseason contests including the cheerleading championships.
Rob Adams, HAN Network's sports director, and Tim Murphy, The Ridgefield Press sports editor, conducted the interviews of the Ridgefield athletes and coaches who joined us on Friday, Dec. 11. You can watch all the interviews below: