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.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Boys Soccer Wins, Moves on to FCIAC Tourney
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 WestportNow.com
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Staples Boys Soccer Roars into FCIAC Tournament
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 WestportNow.com
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Winning the Gold
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 WestportNow.com
12U Wreckers Blue Team Celebrates
The Westport 12U Wreckers Blue Travel team celebrates after winning a 10-team tournament in Scarsdale this weekend, defeating Scarsdale Raiders 17-4. Pictured are (top row, l-r) Lucy Kaplan, Coach Rob Moskowitz, Rosali Pirone, Coach Elise Stone, Emily Stone, Sophia Alfero, Milei Wyatt, Head Coach Louis Alfero, and Reilly Caldwell; (bottom row) Chloe Chaple, Charlotte Porzio, Ali Green, Kathryn Zanvettor, Ellie Doran, and Aydan Moskowitz. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Welcoming a Visitor from WFAN
Craig Carton (2nd r) of WFAN New York’s popular “Boomer & Carton” morning sports talk show was at Westport’s Wakeman Fields today as travel coach for Pier 40’s travel soccer teams. “It was great to host their U9 and U12 teams,” said Steve Divino, Westport Soccer Association president. “We look forward to visiting them in a near future.” Carton’s teams played against Westport U9 Blue and Westport U12 Blue. Pictured with Carton are (l-r) Wes Malowitz, Bruno Dias, and Jake Malowitz. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Wreckers Donate $8,300 to Pink Aid
It was another “pink” banner year for the Staples Wreckers with their fifth annual Get Your Pink On football game fundraiser. This year, the Wreckers donated $8,300 to Pink Aid, a local nonprofit Connecticut grant-based organization that provides screening and compassionate services to under-served women undergoing breast cancer treatment. In just four years, the Staples Wreckers along with other varsity athletic teams helped raise and donated $45,000 to Pink Aid. For more information, visit http://www.pinkaid.org. Pictured (l-r) are Captains Teddy Coogan, Tammy Zelkowitz (Pink Aid board member), Matty Jacowleff, Jackson Hoebermann, Jake Melnick, and Coach Marce Petroccio. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Monday, October 13, 2014
Staples Boys Soccer Shuts Out Trinity Catholic 2-0
Sam Kantor was one of several sophomores who showed well, as the Staples boys soccer team shut out Trinity Catholic 2-0 today. Sophomores Josh Berman and Jerrett Rende scored, with assists from Spencer Daniels and Daniel Perez Elorza. The Wreckers, now 5-4-2, host Greenwich on Wednesday at 4 p.m., in a key FCIAC matchup. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Kim Lake for WestportNow.com
The 11U Blue Westport girls soccer team pose after winning their division in the Rocky Hill Columbus Day Tournament. The tournament was played over two days on Saturday and Sunday in Rocky Hill. The team played a total of four games and its winning record was three wins and one tie. Pictured (l-r, bottom row): McKenzie Didio and Meghan Nealon; (middle row) Claire Lee, Amelia Galin, Viola Geismann, Erin Durkin, and Kate Smith; and Assistant. Coach Todd Geismann, Lily Ryan, Lauren Hess, Elizabeth Kuehndorf, and Head Coach Gustavo Villagra. Missing from photo: Tessa Moore. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Friday, October 10, 2014
Staples Boys Soccer Falls to Fairfield Ludlowe
Daniel Perez Elorza (l) celebrates his goal against Fairfield Ludlowe today. Nate Argosh and Spencer Daniels join in. But the undefeated (9-0-3) Falcons equalized, then went ahead to down the Wreckers 2-1. Staples’s next match is Monday, against Trinity Catholic at the Wakeman turf field. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Kim Lake for WestportNow.com