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Tuesday, November 25, 2014



Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Staples Girls Soccer Wins Again Image
The Staples Girls Soccer team shut out Manchester 4-0 at home today to advance into Thursday’s second round of the Class LL tournament. Sophomore Wrecker Ivy Prince (above) scored the first goal, while Lauren Garcia, Lydia Shaw and Charlotte Rossi added the remaining three tallies. The victory sends No. 8 Staples into Thursday’s second round against No. 9 Wilton. The game will be played at home at 2 p.m. and the team is encouraging fans to come cheer them on. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Carlos Garcia for

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Monday, November 03, 2014

Staples Boys Soccer Starts State Tournament With a Roar Image
The Staples Boys Soccer team shut out East Hartford 3-0 at East Hartford today to advance into Wednesday’s second round of the Class LL tournament. Wrecker Josh Berman scored two goals –- both headers, and both off long throws from Gabe Pensak -– while Nate Argosh added another in the tourney opening round. The Wreckers’s win over higher-rated East Hartford was accomplished with excellent defense from Michael Reid, Patrick Beusse, Kenji Goto, Jack Zeldes, Berman and Pensak, plus fine goalkeeping from Noah Schwaeber. The victory vaults No. 19 Staples into Wednesday’s second round, against No. 3 West Haven (tentative time, 2 West Haven). The photo shows striker Daniel Perez Elorza as the match winds down. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Kim Lake for

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Sunday, November 02, 2014

Wreckers Second in East Shore Fall League Image
After two months of baseball, the Westport Wreckers 12s placed second out of a 19-team division in the East Shore Fall League. Pictured are: (front row): Derrick Adelkopf, Justin Lessing, Josh Lapping, Cameron Manna, Matt Flynn and Carter Kelsey; (second row): Ethan Selby, Mark Roskowski, Jake Gersh, Mitch Price, Justin Rothenberg, and Quinn Jumper; (back row): Assistant Coach Ian Burns and Head Coach Dennis Accomando. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Saturday, November 01, 2014

Westport U11 Blue Team Finishes 2nd in Tourney Image
The boys of Westport U11 Blue soccer team finished in second place today in the Connecticut Cup Tournament. Sevent-four teams started out in September, and two remained for today’s match in Farmington.  Wilton beat Westport 3-2 in a hard fought battle in the pouring rain Pictured are (l-r, top) Gabe Chinitz, Coach Kelvin Mutambo, and Albert Yang; (middle): Jaden Mueller, Max Udell, Logan Blend, Jackson Hochhauser, and Caleb Tobias; (bottom): Chase Hynes, Spencer Levine, Max Gordon, Oliver Clachko, and Thomas Dean. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Staples Football Shuts Out Trumbull 37-0

After losing two successive games, the Staples football team bounced back tonight, shutting out Trumbull 37-0 at home.

Staples sophomore Ethan Burger had a busy night, rushing 166 yards on 30 carries.

Also busy was Staples junior kicker Paul Tricarico with two field goals—one for 47 yards and one for 25—as well as successful kicks after four Wrecker touchdowns.

Staples improved to 4-4 with three games remaining. Up next is Bridgeport Central on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at home.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Staples Girls Soccer Celebrates FCIAC Co-Championship Image
The Staple Girls Soccer team celebrates its FCIAC co-championship after tonight’s 1-1 tie with Fairfield Warde at Norwalk High School. This is the first FCIAC championship for the team since 1995. Staples will start the state tournament Tuesday with a bye for the first round due to its record (12-2-5) and No. 4 ranking. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Stacy Jagerson Fowle for

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Monday, October 27, 2014

Staples Boys Soccer Falls in FCIAC Semifinals Image
The Staples bench erupts after Staples scored just three minutes into the FCIAC semifinal against Greenwich today at Fairfield Ludlowe High School. The Cardinals equalized; Josh Berman’s header gave the Wreckers the lead, but No. 3-seeded Greenwich finally prevailed over No. 7 Staples, 3-2. The Wreckers begin state tournament play next Monday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Kim Lake for

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Staples Girls Soccer Advances to FCIAC Final

The Staples High School girls soccer team today defeated New Canaan 4-0 at Wilton High School to advance to the FCIAC final.

The No. 4 Wreckers will meet Fairfield Warde at Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at Norwalk High School. It is the first final appearance for the school since 1995.

The Wreckers, making their first playoff appearance since 2010, scored a single goal in the first half but came back strong in the second. Lydia Shaw scored twice and Meg Root and Brynly Marsh each added a goal.

Staples improved to 12-2-4 on the season.

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Going in for the Score Image
Staples High School sophomore Lydia Shaw about to score the first of her two goals at Kristine Lilly field in Wilton tonight as the Wreckers beat New Canaan 4-0 in the girls soccer FCIAC semifinals. Senior captain Meg Root and Junior Brynly Marsh contributed the other two goals to ensure victory for the Wreckers.  Staples will take on Fairfield Warde in the FCIAC finals on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at Norwalk High School. Carlos Garcia for

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Challenger Team Closes Season Image
Today was the fall season closer and Halloween party for the Westport Little League’s Challenger team, the Westport Winners. The team is comprised of mentally and/or physically challenged youngsters. They wore costumes during the game and there was a party and medal ceremony with Norwalk neighbors after the game. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Staples Boys Soccer Upsets Danbury in FCIAC Quarterfinals Image
Staples tri-captain Patrick Beusse rounds the corner at Danbury tonight, about to serve Graham Gudis for Staples’ second goal in a 49-second span. The twin strikes, with less than 10 minutes to play, lifted the Wreckers to a 2-1 upset win in the FCIAC quarterfinals. The Westporters were sparked by Denzel Robinson, keeper Noah Schwaeber and midfielder Michael Reid. Staples advances to the semifinals on Monday. They will take on Greenwich at 5 p.m., at Fairfield Ludlowe High School. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Kim Lake for

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Staples Footballers Fall to New Canaan 35-2

New Canaan ran roughshod over the Staples varsity football team tonight, defeating the Wreckers 35-2 at New Canaan.

The only Wreckers points came on a safety when Will Newman sacked Rams quarterback Michael Collins for a nine-yard loss in the end zone.

Staples dropped to 3-4, while the No. 1-ranked Rams improved to 7-0.

Staples next meets Trumbull at home on Friday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Boys Soccer Wins, Moves on to FCIAC Tourney Image
The seven senior Staples High School soccer players were honored before today’s final regular season match. Pictured are (l-r) Gabe Pensak, Matt Bateman, Nate Argosh, Denzel Robinson, Andrew Puchala, Michael Reid and Patrick Beusse). The Wreckers then went out and beat Harding 4-1, on two goals by Graham Gudis, and solo strikes by Daniel Reid and Josh Berman. Staples finished the regular season 9-5-2, and advances into the FCIAC tournament. They start play Friday, with a 5:30 p.m. match in Danbury. The teams tied 1-1, earlier this year. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Kim Lake for

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Staples Boys Soccer Roars into FCIAC Tournament Image
Kenji Goto (above) has been a defensive spark for Staples’ boys soccer team this year. Daniel Perez Elorza netted the only goal, in the eighth minute, today as Staples beat Brien McMahon 1-0. It was the Wreckers’ second win in less than 24 hours, after a 4-0 shutout of Andrew Warde. The win qualifies Staples for the FCIAC tournament, which starts Friday. But first comes a Wednesday match against Harding, the Wreckers’ third in three days. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Kim Lake for

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Winning the Gold Image
Westport’s Saugatuck Rowing Club today won the gold in the women’s youth eight at the 50th Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. Pictured are Nica Wardell, Lelia Boley, Alison Morrison, Lexi Bralver, Will ten Cate, and Katherine Ratcliffe (all from Westport), Amra Sabovic and Margaret Manley (from Wilton) and Genevieve Esse (New Canaan) with coach Chase Graham. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Eugenie ten Cate for

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