Friday, December 09, 2005
Staples Swimmers Honored
Seven students from Staples were honored Wednesday night by the Connecticut Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association at the annual all state dinner. Selected as All State were captain Anna Smith and seniors Kellyn Loftus and Meghan Lally, junior Cydney Eldh, sophomores Molly Hennessy and Laura Scott and freshman Savitri Horrigan. Also, Coach Mike Laux was named Coach of the Year. Staples had a 10-1 record this year and finished a runner-up in the class L swim meet, losing to Newtown 593 to 571.5. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Saturday, December 03, 2005
Wreckers Repeat as State Class L Champs
By Dominic Mariani
They strut. They swagger. The Staples Wreckers football team trotted on the wind-swept, frigid field at Trumbull High School today to defend its Class L state championship title. And defend it they did, beating Monroe’s Panthers 31-6.
Ryan Bohling: he and Bryan Wrapp ran at will in the second half. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Betsey Lebow for WestportNow.com
Coach Marce Petroccio and the Big Blue Wrecking Crew threw everything but the kitchen sink at Monroe’s Masuk High School, and the Panthers had nothing to hurl back. Reporters on the sidelines almost unanimously had the Wreckers a two- to three-touchdown favorite.
But brows soon furrowed as the red-and-white clad visitors took the opening kickoff and marched 70 yards for a touchdown and a 6-0 advantage.
Quarterback Anthony Krize distributed the ball evenly between receivers Matt Allen and Ray Palmer as Masuk moved unimpedingly down the field. Running back Anthony Zaccarella bulled it over from the three-yard line.
We’re No. 1
Cold Water Treatment
Coach Marce Petroccio gets the cold water treatment from his team members following today’s state champtionship victory over Masuk in Trumbull. It was an especially nostalgic win for Petroccio who played and later coached at Trumbull. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Betsey Lebow for WestportNow.com
Staples Rolls Over Masuk 31-6 to Win State Championship
Senior Brian Levine hauls in a pass from D. J. Stefkovich to set up a third quarter touchdown during today’s 31-6 state championship victory over Masuk of Monroe at Trumbull. Levine earlier intercepted a Panther pass and ran 100 yards for a T.D. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Senior Bryan Wrapp (25) carries the ball as Ryan Bohling (10) and Francois Auzerais (36) provide support during today’s 31-6 state championship win over Masuk at Trumbull. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Taking a Hit
Senior Ryan Bohling gets knocked out of bounds during today’s Wrecker 31-6 victory over the Masuk Panthers. Bohling remained motionless on the ground after the play but soon got to his feet to applause from Staples fans. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
On the Move
Staples senior Ryan Bohling powers ahead during the Wreckers 27-21 win tonight over Robert Fitch Senior High School of Groton at Wilton in the state semifinal. Top-seeded Staples had a 14-0 lead early in the game but the Falcons tied it up 21-21 with seconds to go in the third quarter before the Wreckers went ahead with a 30-yard run by Bohling in the fourth quarter. Bohling gained 168 yards on 20 carries and scored three touchdowns in all—the others were TD runs of 1 and 24 yards. Staples meets Masuk Saturday in the state final—the fourth consecutive state playoff game for the Wreckers who have won two of them. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Betsey Lebow for WestportNow.com
“I’m So Proud of Our Kids”
Staples Coach Marce Petroccio congratulates his players following tonight’s 27-21 CIAC Class L semifinal win over Fitch at Wilton. “What a great win. I’m so proud of our kids,” he said. “We could have went in the tank when it was 21-21, but the kids did a great job battling back.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Saturday, November 26, 2005
Staples to Meet Fitch (Groton) at Wilton on Tuesday in Playoffs
The Staples Wreckers will go up against Robert E. Fitch Senior High School of Groton in the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) football playoffs Tuesday.
Because Staples does not have lights, the game will be played in Wilton at 6:30 p.m.
Top-seeded Staples is 10-0 in FCIAC play. Three of those wins came against playoff teams (Trumbull, LL; Ridgefield, L; and New Canaan, MM).
Fitch (7-3) is seeded No. 4 in L.
Thursday, November 24, 2005
Taking Home the Turkey
Bill Krause Honored at Staples Game
The late William A. Krause, former president of the Sportsmen of Westport, was among those honored during half-time ceremonies today at the Staples-Greenwich football game. Accepting the award were (l-r) state Sen. Bob Duff, his wife Tracy, Krause’s daughter, and William Krause, Krause’s son. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Chip Stephens for WestportNow.com
Turkey Day Decorations
Wrecker Defense in Action
The Wrecker defense goes into action during today’s 10-0 Staples win over Greenwich. The Wreckers improved to 10-1 on the season and head for the state playoffs Tuesday night at a field to be determined. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Chip Stephens for WestportNow.com