Saturday, January 12, 2013
A Wrecker Football 6th Birthday Party to Remember
Nathan Smith had a special sixth birthday party today. Mom Jeannie Smith, the newest member of the Westport Board of Education, invited members of the Staples High School football team over to help celebrate. “He’s such a huge fan of our amazing football team,” Smith said. Players Joey Zelkowitz (22), Will Patrick (60), Nick Kelly( 5), and Jared Levi (9) signed autographs and joined the kindergartners in a backyard scrimmage. Said Smith: “I thought this would be a great way to connect our SHS football players to some of the youngsters that look up to them as aspire to be a future Wrecker one day—a total kindergarten-SHS connection.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Playing With the Big Guys
Staples seniors Will Patrick (60) and Jared Levi (9) were among four players who mixed it up in the backyard with 6-year-olds today at the 6th birthday party of big Wecker fan Nathan Smith, son of Jeannie Smith, the newest member of the Westport Board of Education. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Frusciante Named to MSG Varsity All Metro Team
Staples senior James Frusciante tonight was named to the third annual MSG Varsity All Metro Team selected by MSG Varsity and The National Football Foundation. The team is comprised of 26 standout high school football players from the tri-state area. Frusciante was the only Connecticut player to make the team. He is shown in action last month in the Class LL quarterfinal Staples 42-20 win over West Haven. Staples senior Kyle Vaughn was named to the All Metro Second Team. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Douglas Healey for WestportNow.com
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Three PAL Footballers Head to National Tourney
Three eighth grade Westport PAL Football players—Louis Colosimo, Ryan Fitton and Nick Roehm—have been selected along with athletes from around the state to the Southwest Connecticut All Star team to play in the FBU (Football University) Youth National Football Championship Tournament.
Three Westporters headed to national football tournament—-Louis Colosimo, Ryan Fitton and Nick Roehm. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Football University (www.footballuniversity.org) is an invitation-only, one-of-a-kind football training experience for the nation’s most elite youth and high school players, training football athletes grades 7 - 12 nationally through its camps, and sponsorship of the U.S. Army High School All-American Bowl, Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl, and Youth National Championship Tournament.
The Connecticut team, led by Head Coach Ron Marsilio, also from the Westport PAL Football program, won its Round 1 game in Greenwich on Saturday, beating New York 35-6, and won its second round game on Sunday, beating Long Island 28-0. Colosimo is the starting quarterback, Fitton a starting tight end, and Roehm a starting tackle.
The team will head to Columbus, Ohio this weekend to face a powerful Massachusetts team on Saturday, and either the Maryland or Chicago team on Sunday. A win in both games earns them the right to play in the National Championship game in San Antonio, Texas on Jan. 4.
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Staples Boys Soccer Team Earns Academic Honors
For the ninth time in 12 years — and the fourth season in a row — the Staples boys soccer program has been honored with a national award for academic excellence.
The 2011 Staples boys soccer team celebrated success on the field -– as well as off. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Carl McNair for WestportNow.com
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 2011, the 25 Staples varsity players had an average GPA of just a fraction over 3.25.
“I’ve always said that our players are some of the smartest and most creative people at Staples,” said head coach Dan Woog.
Sunday, December 02, 2012
Staples senior H. Jared Levi (c) embraces a coach as Chris Speer (l) walks off the field in West Haven today with Richie Eldh (r) right wiping tears from his eyes. Staples was upset by Norwich Free Academy 30-28 in their Class LL semifinal game, ending their quest for a state championship. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Douglas Healey for WestportNow.com
Staples senior Joey Zelkowitz breaks loose to gain ground in today’s Class LL semifinal game against Norwich Free Academy at West Haven. No. 5 NFA upset No. 1 Staples 30-28 to end the Wrecker season. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Douglas Healey for WestportNow.com
In the last minutes of play today, Staples quarterback Jack Massie made a pitch out but Norwich Free Academy recovered it to seal its 30-28 upset win over the Wreckers in the Class LL semifinal at West Haven. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Douglas Healey for WestportNow.com
Junior Patrick Lesch rushes for yardage in today’s 30-28 Staples heartbreaking loss to Norwich Free Academy in the Class LL semifinal at West Haven. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Douglas Healey for WestportNow.com
Still an Outstanding Season
Highlights of the Staples vs NFA semifinal at West Haven today. The Wildcasts upset the Wreckers 30-28 to end the Staples quest for a state championship. Staples won the FCIAC championship and ended the season 10-1. Douglas Healey for WestportNow.com
Staples Upset 30-28 by NFA in Football Semifinal
Staples was upset by Norwich Free Academy 30-28 today in their Class LL semifinal game at West Haven, ending their quest for a state championship.
It was the Wrecker’s first loss of the season.
The FCIAC champs finish at 10-1.
No. 1 Staples and No. 5 Norwich Free Academy were tied 21-21 at the half.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Hauling One In
Staples senior James Frusciante hauls in a pass for an early Wrecker touchdown tonight in the Staples 42-20 win over West Haven in the Class LL quarterfinals. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Douglas Healey for WestportNow.com
First Stop onWay to State Championship
Highlights of tonight’s Staples 42-20 Class LL quarterifinal victory over West Haven at home. Douglas Healey for WestportNow.com
In for the Touchdown
Staples senior Joey Zelkowitz scores a first quarter touchdown tonight in the Staples quarterfinal Class LL 42-20 win against West Haven at home. In all, he gained 83 yards on five carries and scored two touchdowns. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Note: WestportNow Publisher Gordon F. Joseloff is also First Selectman of Westport