Wednesday, March 05, 2014
The Staples boys ski team today won the 2014 Connecticut Interscholastic Ski League (CISL) Class L championship at Mt. Southington in Plantsville. The boys team came in second overall in the state open, losing to Greenwich by a total of .13 seconds. The Staples girls ski team also placed second, losing to Fairfield by 3.81 seconds. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Sunday, March 02, 2014
The Greens Farms Academy boys varsity basketball team this weekend competed in the NEPSAC (New England Prep School Athletic Council) Class C Tournament and won for the second year in a row. Today they defeated Hyde Woodstock 56-45, playing at Clark University in Worcester, Mass. GFA junior Zach Baines (above), who scored 25 points, was named game MVP for the second year in a row.. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Staples Boys Hoopsters Defeat Trumbull 64-61
The Staples boys basketball team tonight ended its season with a 64-61 win over Trumbull at home as the Wreckers honored four seniors—David Katz (15), Andrew Felman (20), Darryle Wiggins (23), and Todd Goldstein (30). The seniors, seen on the court with their families, finished their high school careers in style with Katz’s 25 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, Wiggins’s 15 points and eight rebounds, Goldstein’s eight points and Felman’s five. Junior Jake Melnick also had 11 points in the win. The Wreckers ended the season with a record of 5-15. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Monday, February 17, 2014
Staples in 72-66 Upset Over Norwalk
The Staples High School boys basketball team members celebrate tonight after posting a 72-66 upset win over Norwalk High School at home. Five Staples players scored in double figures in the victory. Staples, which led 41-28 at the half, is now 4-14 overall and 3-13 in the FCIAC. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Sunday, February 02, 2014
From an Older Baseball Star to a Young One
Chad Knight, one of the stars of the 2013 Westport Little League World Series team, today accepts some baseball memorabilia from retired Westport Fire Department Assistant Chief Joe Valiante at the Super Bowl tailgate party at the Westport Center for Senior Activities. When Valiante learned that Chad was a collector of baseball memorabilia, he asked his golfing buddy Bucky Dent to sign a photo and ball for Chad. Dent earned two World Series rings as the starting shortstop for the New York Yankees in 1977 and 1978, and was voted the World Series MVP in 1978. Dent is most famous for his home run in a tie-breaker game against the Boston Red Sox at the end of the 1978 season. Chad was overwhelmed by the gifts, which he said he would treasure. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Saturday, February 01, 2014
Westport Baseball & Softball Information Session Set for Feb. 9
Almost time to play ball. Pitchers and catchers report to the Arizona D-Backs spring training – the first Major Leaguers to report—on Thursday and three days later it’s information day for Westport Baseball & Softball.
Westport Baseball & Softball is inviting all parents to meet its board members and commissioners and learn more about its spring 2014 programs on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Staples High School cafeteria.
Parents will learn all about Westport Little League Baseball & Softball, Travel Programs, Babe Ruth, and American Legion. There will be general introduction followed by breakout sessions with league officials.
There will also be registration Information for all ages 5-18.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Soleil Molesworth, 11, of Westport was the gold medal winner in a gymnastics competition held today in Bristol, Conn. She won first on beam and floor, which gave her first place all around for the 12-year-old and under gold category. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Staples Hockey Edges Greenwich 4-3
Jack Mendillo (8) scored twice tonight as the Staples-Weston-Shelton co-op boys hockey team edged Greenwich 4-3 at the Milford Ice Pavilion. Fellow Wreckers Eric Zurmuehle and Derek Nussbaum each had one goal. Staples improved to 5-3 on the season with its fourth straight win. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Daniel Gelman for WestportNow.com
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Staples Boys Soccer Team Excels at Academics Too
For the 11th time in 13 years — and the fifth season in a row — the Staples boys soccer program has been honored with a national award for academic excellence.
The 2012 Staples boys soccer team, winner of its 11th Academic All-America award in 13 years. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Carl McNair photo
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America gave the Wreckers a Team Academic Award — one of only two boys soccer teams in Connecticut to be so named.
To qualify, a squad must have a 3.25 grade point average of all varsity players. The award is given for the previous academic year. In 2012, Staples’ varsity players had an average GPA of just a fraction over 3.36. Of the Wreckers’ 11 Academic All-America awards, that was one of the highest average GPAs.
“I’ve always said that our players are some of the smartest and most creative people at Staples,” said head coach Dan Woog.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Staples’ DeBalsi Second in Cross Country Nationals
Staples High School’s Hannah DeBalsi placed second today in the Foot Locker Cross Country Nationals in San Diego, Calif. The sophomore slowly moved her way up throughout the 5-km course, challenging first place winner Tessa Barrett of Waverly, Pa. with about 800 meters, but Barrett pulled away to win the race in 17:16. DeBalsi finished in 17:26. Photo from YouTube.com video
Friday, December 13, 2013
Making Wrecker Hockey History
The Staples High School hockey team tonight played an outdoor game in Westport for the first time. The P.A.L. ice rink at Longshore Club Park was the venue for the exhibition game against Norwalk, which the Wreckers won 7-1. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
In the Center
Gault Energy executive Sam Gault participates in the ceremonial face-off with the team captains tonight as Staples took on Norwalk at the P.A.L ice rink at Longshore. The Wreckers overpowered Norwalk 7-1 in the exhibition match—the first time Staples has played on an outdoor rink in Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
The Staples hockey team and coaches pose at the P.A.L ice rink at Longshore Club Park tonight where the Wreckers faced off against Norwalk in an exhibition match. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Daniel Gelman for WestportNow.com
Staples as the winning team in tonight’s Staples-Norwalk hockey exhibition match at Westport’s Longshore Club Park was presented the Chad & Tom Cup in honor of the late Chad Jacobs and Tom Liu—- exemplary dads, hockey players, and supporters of the Longshore rink. Members of the Jacobs and Liu families made the presentation. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Daniel Gelman for WestportNow.com
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Golf Scholarship for Staples Senior
Staples senior Faith Garcia has won a full golf scholarship to Monmouth University in New Jersey and signed the letter of intent today at a ceremony at the school. She is the first Staples girls golf team member to win such a scholarship. She posed with parents Ariel and Nedela. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com