Saturday, March 25, 2006
On the Runway
Staples senior D. J. Steflkovich, a football team co-captain, modeled some sportswear tonight along with cheerleader Allison Westrup at the Staples Varsity Vogue Fashion Show and Auction at Mitchells of Westport. Coach Marce Petroccio (l) was master of ceremonies. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Holding the Gold
Staples football co-captains taking part in the fashion show and auction festivities tonight at Mitchells of Westport iincluded (l- r) defensive linesman Wyatt Moss, linebacker and center Matt Dicesare, quarterback, D. J. Stefkovich, and wide receiver Brian Levine. The players are holding their signed state championship team footbal which was auctioned for a record $1,500. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Varsity Vogue Fashion Show and Auction Draws Crowd
Friday, March 24, 2006
Board of Selectmen Approves Synthetic Fields
By Jayde Levesque
If all goes well, football players at Westport’s Staples High School will be playing on synthetic turf in the fall.
The Board of Selectmen Wednesday night approved two contracts for synthetic turf fields. Shown are (l-r) (seated) Selectmen Shelly Kassen, Gordon Joseloff, and John Izzo, and (standing) Verne Sedlaceck, Westport Field of Dreams Committee, amd Lee De Freitas, Eastern regional manager, Sportexe. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dan Gelman for WestportNow.com
The Board of Selectmen Wednesday night approved two contracts that will make that possible.
One contract is with the Sportexe, a synthetic turf firm with U.S. headquarters in Round Rock, Texas. The other is with the Westport Football Association of Connecticut, acting on behalf of the Field of Dreams Committee.
The committee has agreed to raise the $1.5 million needed to complete two fields – and the town agreed to front the funds.
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Court Jester Promotes PAL Basketball Fund-Raiser
The Westport Police Athletic League (PAL) Faculty All Stars will take the court Friday, March 31 against the comedy basketball team Court Jesters. The 7 p.m. event at Staples High School is a major fund-raiser for PAL. Tickets, which will be sold only at the door, are $10 for adults and $8 for children. Each Westport school will be represented by several teacher players. “Rainbow” Montaqin, one of the Court Jesters, is pictured visiting a third grade class at Coleytown Elementary School. Known as the “King of Comedy Basketball,” he has been in show basketball for 25 years. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Neil Katz for WestportNow.com
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Staples Wrestlers Honored
The wrestling team at Westport’s Staples High School honored members Sunday night at its year-end banquet. Among those receiving recognition were (l-r) seniors Max Brown, Andrew Gau, Peter Menchaca, Tom O’Day, Evan James and Ed Mattoon. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Saturday, March 18, 2006
Indoor Soccer Tourney Underway
Hundreds of young soccer players converged on Westport’s Staples High School and Bedford Middle School today for the first of two days of the 26th annual Westport Indoor Soccer Tournament. The event, sponsored by the Westport Soccer Association, benefits the Scott Coleman Foundation which grants scholarships to local players as they continue their education at the collegiate level. Pictured are Westport’s Under 10s warming up for a match against Fairfield. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Thursday, March 16, 2006
Getting Ready for Indoor Soccer Tourney
Members of the Westport Soccer Association prepared goody bags for this weekend’s 26th annual Westport Indoor Soccer Tournament at Staples High School. The event benefits the Scott Coleman Foundation which grants scholarships to local players as they continue their education at the collegiate level. More than 1,000 players from Westport and surrounding communities will take part. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Saturday, March 11, 2006
Sportswriter Frank Deford Sunrise Rotary Guest Friday
Frank Deford: Sunrise guest. File photoSportswriter Frank Deford will be featured guest Friday at Westport Sunrise Rotary’s St. Patrick’s Day meeting. The 7:30 a.m. event will be held at the Peppermill Restaurant, 1700 Post Road East.
Deford, a Westporter, will discuss his latest book “The Old Ball Game—How Christy Matthewson and John McGraw and The New York Giants Created Modern Baseball.” Early reviews have made the book one of the most anticipated sports tomes in years.
According to Kirkus Reviews, “Mathewson and McGraw may be the star attractions, but it’s Deford’s reach of baseball knowledge, its color and historical circumstance that sets this one apart.”
Deford’s work has appeared in virtually every medium. Author of 15 books, he is senior contributing writer for Sports Illustrated where his byline first appeared in 1962. He is a regular correspondent for HBO’s “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel” and NPR’s “Morning Edition.”
Anyone who would like to attend as a guest should contact a Sunrise Rotary member or call (203)454-6446.
Staples Soccer Co-Captains Announce College Choices
Colin Nangle. WN photo
Ross McGibney. WN photoRoss McGibney and Colin Nangle, co-captains of the 2005 Staples High School boys’ soccer teams, have announced their college choices.
McGibney has accepted a full athletic scholarship to Division I Quinnipiac College, while Nangle will attend Division III powerhouse Middlebury College.
The two Wreckers will join more than 250 Staples players who have played college soccer since the Staples program began 48 years ago. More than 50 have become college captains.
McGibney, who recently returned from California, where he competed with the Olympic Development Program’s Region I team, will be the first Stapleite to play at Quinnipiac.
Sunday, March 05, 2006
Staples Runners Score in Boston Meet
The Staples Boys 4x800 placed fifth at the New England Indoor Track and Field Championships Friday night in Boston. The team was the top finisher for all Connecticut 4x800 relays. Their fully automated time of 8:05.91 ties the 16-year-old hand held school record of 8:05.7. They plan to compete again this coming weekend at the National Scholastic Indoor Championships. Pictured (l-r) are: Brendon Cristobal, Will Caffrey, Jason Hanrahan, and Henry Kaplan. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Saturday, March 04, 2006
Fifth Graders Wrap Up Baseketball Season
The Westport Basketball Association fifth grade wrapped up its season with a round robin tournament and exhibition at Saugatuck Elementary today. Pictured are winners of the individual skills tournament with Commissioner Rady Johnson. They are (l-r): Blake Radner, knock out winner, Morgan DiDonato, free throws, and Kerry Manion, lay ups. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Friday, March 03, 2006
Westport Girls Softball Sets Party March 11
Westport Girls Softball will hold a party for girls from kindergarten through fifth grade Saturday, March 11 at the Staples High School field house.
The two-hour event beginning at 1 p.m., with music and decorations, is intended to help youngsters discover the fun of the game, according to organizers.
Among those on hand will be professional coach Emily Robustelli of Integrated Sports Training in Norwalk as well as Westport Little League coaches certified by the National Youth Sports Coaches Association.
“Attendees will receive a free t-shirt and can win prizes in the simple, fun games like base running races that we will hold,” an announcement said. There also will be “mini-coaching clinics” to show girls the fundamentals of the game.
Monday, February 06, 2006
Westport’s Staples HIgh School Boys Indoor Track and Field Team won the FCIAC Championships Saturday for the second straight year. Among the winners were the relay team of (l-r) Will Caffery, Dane Lonsdale, Remi Ray and Jason Hanrahan who took the 4x400 meters by almost 4 seconds. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo