Friday, November 07, 2014
Staples Boys Soccer Falls to Darien
The Staples boys soccer team (pictured above, just prior to the opening whistle) fell 2-0 to Darien today in the quarterfinals of the state Class LL (extra large schools) tournament. The Wreckers had won eight of their final 10 games, but a pair of second half goals by the hosts sank their state championship hopes. Staples -– which reached the semifinals of the FCIAC tournament -– returns 19 players next year, while replacing only five starters. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Kim Lake for WestportNow.com
Thursday, November 06, 2014
Staples Girls Soccer Advances to State Quarterfinals
Staples Girls Soccer members celebrate today at the end of a very muddy 110 minutes of play at home after beating Wilton 1-0 in the second round of the Class LL state tournament. Sophomore standout Lydia Shaw scored the only goal in the first of two overtime periods. Staples advances to the quarterfinals where it will play Glastonbury (No. 1) on Saturday in Glastonbury. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Stacy Jagerson Fowle for WestportNow.com
Wednesday, November 05, 2014
Staples Boys Soccer Stuns No. 3 West Haven
Down 3-1 with just 15 minutes to play, the Staples boys soccer team today roared back with an astonishing three goals to defeat No. 3 West Haven 4-3 at West Haven to move into the quarterfinals of the state Class LL championship The surge came on scores by Gabe Pensak, Nate Argosh and Josh Berman. The game-winner, off a long throw by Pensak, came with only 1:24 to play. The 19th-seeded Wreckers move on to the state quarterfinals for the second year in a row. The Wreckers (including Michael Reid, Nate Argosh and Gabe Pensak, shown here) play at No. 11 Darien on Friday. Game time is 2 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Kim Lake for WestportNow.com
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Staples Girls Soccer Wins Again
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 WestportNow.com
Monday, November 03, 2014
Staples Boys Soccer Starts State Tournament With a Roar
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 p.m.in West Haven). The photo shows striker Daniel Perez Elorza as the match winds down. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Kim Lake for WestportNow.com
Sunday, November 02, 2014
Wreckers Second in East Shore Fall League
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
Saturday, November 01, 2014
Westport U11 Blue Team Finishes 2nd in Tourney
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
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.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Staples Girls Soccer Celebrates FCIAC Co-Championship
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 WestportNow.com
Monday, October 27, 2014
Staples Boys Soccer Falls in FCIAC Semifinals
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 WestportNow.com
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.
Going in for the Score
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 WestportNow.com
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Challenger Team Closes Season
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
Friday, October 24, 2014
Staples Boys Soccer Upsets Danbury in FCIAC Quarterfinals
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 WestportNow.com
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.