25 years ago
Bethel High's girls basketball team completed its first-ever undefeated regular season as it pulled away from Barlow in the closing minutes and whipped the Falcons, 64-45. Bethel, 16-0 in the Western Connecticut Conference, 17-0 overall, outrebounded Barlow 40-23, and received 19 points from guard Eilene Freebairn and 14 from Essie Connor. Karen McGuire scored 23 points for Barlow. . .
Immaculate High tripped up cross-town rival Abbott Tech, 84-20, as Patty Bongo scored a season-high 26 points in leading the Mustangs to their 14th win of the year. Teammates Jill Jugler and Laurie McKenzie chipped in with 19 and 17 points, respectively. . .
Brookfield High's girls team hit 30 of 46 shots from the foul line to rout Newtown, despite the two teams scoring the same number of field goals. . .
Scott McCormick hit a short jump shot with 20 seconds to play in the game and Tom Duffy added a pair of free throws with one second left, giving the Bethel High basketball team a 74-70 win over Barlow. . .
The 1980 Winter Olympics have come and gone, retained mostly in bittersweet memory, but Ridgefield photographer J. Kenneth Boehm almost makes them come alive in a musical, film-and-slide "deja view" it took him a year to make. Boehm and a fellow Ridgefield photographer, David Houser, were among the lucky few to get credentials for Olympic events. Since then he has culled through some 2,000 photographs and coordinated sections with music to come up with an 18-minute show.
February 13, 1956
50 years ago
Dr. Henry Blansfield and his Rotary Club volleyball squad upset the league-leading Lions Club, 2 to 1, in a Civic Volleyball League match in the War Memorial. It was the first loss for Bill Swanson's Lions Club team.