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Monday, October 16, 2017

Staples Boys Soccer Earns Draw With Fairfield Ludlowe

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Fairfield Ludlowe came to Loeffler Field today with the fewest losses in the FCIAC boys soccer league. After 80 minutes of battle, they left with a 0-0. Staples got excellent defense from Chris Martenson, Ryan Fincher, Nick Ambrose and Gabe Baltierra, strong goalkeeping from Ry Cohen, and solid midfield play by Matt Engler and Will Birch. The Wreckers’ best chance came a minute before halftime, when Vaughan Sealey (shown in photo) knocked Engler’s free kick off the inside of the goal post. Staples — now 6-4-4, in strong contention for an FCIAC playoff berth -— travels to New Canaan’s Conner Field for a 4 p.m. match on Friday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Alan Frost for WestportNow.com

   

10/16/17 08:25 PM Comments () • Permalink

Friday, October 13, 2017

Darien Crushes Staples Footballers 32-6

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Staples senior Ben Pearl after a reception from quarterback Daniel Thompson carries the ball 66 yards tonight for the Wreckers lone score of the night as Staples fell to No. 1 rated Darien 32-6 at home. Staples team members wore pink during the school’s annual pink-out game in support of breast cancer awareness. Next up: Norwalk at Norwalk on Friday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Chris Greer for WestportNow.com

   

10/13/17 10:08 PM Comments () • Permalink

Pink and Black & White

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Staples players and cheerleaders wore pink tonight in the annual pink-out game against Darien to raise awareness of breast cancer awareness month . (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Chris Greer for WestportNow.com

   

10/13/17 10:03 PM Comments () • Permalink

National Anthem in Pink

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Ben Roland of the Staples Players sings the national anthem tonight as Staples fell to Darien 32-6 in the annual pink-out game at home to raise awareness during breast cancer awareness month. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Chris Greer for WestportNow.com

   

10/13/17 09:57 PM Comments () • Permalink

Pink is Their Color

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Staples football players and cheerleaders wore pink tonight in the game against Darien at home to mark breast cancer awareness month. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Chris Greer for WestportNow.com

   

10/13/17 09:52 PM Comments () • Permalink

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Staples Soccer Ends Ridgefield Win Streak

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The Staples boys soccer team today executed its game plan perfectly at Ridgefield. The Tigers had won nine straight games, and led the FCIAC standings. But led by a stellar defense, the Wreckers tied them 0-0 —- the first time the northerners failed to score in a month. Chris Martenson, Ryan Fincher, Nick Ambrose and Gabe Baltierra keyed the defenders. Ry Cohen earned the shutout in goal. Staples —- now 6-4-3 -— hosts Fairfield Ludlowe on Monday at 4 p.m. in a crucial FCIAC contest. In the photo, Fincher (23) plays a ball out of the back. Patricio Perez Elorza and Gabe Baltierra lend support. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Alan Frost for WestportNow.com

   

10/12/17 07:56 PM Comments () • Permalink

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Darien Edges Staples in Boys Soccer

WestportNow.com ImageA goal with 3:12 remaining gave Darien a 1-0 victory over the Staples boys soccer team today at Loeffler Field. The Wreckers face Ridgefield on Thursday, away at 4 p.m. The photo shows defender Nick Ambrose. He, with Chris Martenson, Ryan Fincher and Gabe Baltierra, make up Staples’ strong defensive corps. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Alan Frost for WestportNow.com

   

10/10/17 07:42 PM Comments () • Permalink

Staples Boys Cross Country Undefeated in FCIAC Dual Meets for Fourth Year in a Row

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The Staples Boys Cross Country team today completed its dual meet season undefeated, beating Trumbull, Fairfield Warde, and McMahon at Trumbull to finish with a 14-0 record. The seniors led the way for the team with Ben Seiple finishing second and Will Landowne a second behind him in third place over the 2.9-mile course.  Christian Myers finished in sixth, Sunil Green seventh, and Junior Ryan Smith rounded out the top five in ninth place. Now the team will begin to prepare for the championship part of the season, hoping to repeat as FCIAC and state open champions. Pictured are seniors Ben Seiple (l) and Will Landowne (r) leading the pack at today’s meet. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contrbuted photo

   

10/10/17 05:56 PM Comments () • Permalink

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Stamford Nips Staples Boys Soccer 1-0

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The Staples boys soccer team faced plenty of adversity today against division-leading Stamford. They used field player Will Birch in goal, and were a man down for the final 23 minutes. Still, they took the Black Knights to the limit, falling 1-0 on a rebound goal with just 17 minutes to play. Birch (shown in the photo making a save) filled in superbly, aided by staunch defending from Chris Martenson, Ryan Fincher, Nick Ambrose and Gabe Baltierra. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Alan Frost for WestportNow.com

   

10/07/17 06:33 PM Comments () • Permalink

Staples Boys Soccer Homecoming Sees 1-0 Loss to Stamford

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Among those at the Staples High School boys soccer homecoming today were (l-r) Neil Brickley, Fred Cantor, Coach Dan Woog, and Steve McCoy, all members of the class of 1971. In a wild battle of the top two teams in the FCIAC West, Stamford went on to nip Staples 1-0. The second half goal — when the Wreckers were a man down — came off a rebound. It was the first home loss of the season for the Wreckers, who are now 6-3-2. Staples next meets Darien Tuesday at home. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

   

10/07/17 06:28 PM Comments () • Permalink

Friday, October 06, 2017

Staples Footballers Fall to Ridgefield 24-20

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Staples senior quarterback Daniel Thompson launches a pass tonight as the Wreckers fell to Ridgefield 24-20 in a comeback win for the Tigers at Staples. Thompson had one touchdown on the night, an 80-yard pass to Kevin Rabacs. The Wreckers are now 3-1 on the season, (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Tony Riggio for WestportNow.com

   

10/06/17 10:16 PM Comments () • Permalink

In for the Touchdown

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Staples running back Harris Levi scores a touchdown tonight as the Wreckers fell to Ridgefield at home. It was of two touchdowns scored by Levi. Staples hosts No. 1 Darien on Friday, Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. at home. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Tony Riggio for WestportNow.com

   

10/06/17 10:05 PM Comments () • Permalink

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Boys Soccer Rolls On; Wreckers Whip Westhill 4-0

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Two goals apiece by Timmy Liles and Azam Plummer staked the Staples High School boys soccer team to a 4-0 shutout at Westhill today. The win –- accomplished with excellent defense by Chris Martenson, Ryan Fincher, Nick Ambrose and Gabe Baltierra, solid goalkeeping by Ry Cohen, and assists from Vaughan Sealey (shown in the photo), Will Birch and Sam Liles –- pushed the surging Wreckers nearer the top of the FCIAC standings. A key home match with Western Division-leading Stamford is set for Saturday at 2 p.m.=at Loeffler Field. The game is preceded at 1:30 p.m. by a special “Etched in Stone” ceremony, honoring former players who died young. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Alan Frost for WestportNow.com

   

10/05/17 08:25 PM Comments () • Permalink

In the Pink

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Staples Field Hockey team today hosted New Canaan for itheir Pink Game. To show their support, families made donations for each pink balloon on the field to honor someone who fought or is currently fighting cancer. Proceeds for the event benefit Pink Aid. The Wreckers beat the Rams 4-1, adding to their 8-1 season record. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

   

10/05/17 06:45 PM Comments () • Permalink

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Staples Soccer Comes From Behind

WestportNow.com ImageJust one minute after conceding their first goal in three games, the Staples boys soccer team today equalized at Brien McMahon. Anton Mahr’s goal off Matt Engler’s corner kick drew the Wreckers even. Mahr scored again in the second half, off assists from Will Birch and Timmy Liles, to spark Staples to a 2-1 victory. The surging Wreckers are now 5-2-2. Chris Martenson (shown in photo) once again anchored the defense. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Glen Wisher for WestportNow.com

   

10/03/17 08:15 PM Comments () • Permalink

Monday, October 02, 2017

A Staples-Trinity Effort for Hurricane Relief

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The Staples Girls Volleyball and Trinity Catholic High School Girls Volleyball teams today presented a check for $1,150 for Hurricane Irma relief to American Red Cross representative Jim Davis (l).The teams had held a charity game on Sept. 15 at Staples. Those pictured include Staples captains Amanda Troelstra, Vanessa Eng, and Carlie Daresfky. Coaches are Jon Shepro and Brandon Giolitto. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

   

10/02/17 10:15 PM Comments () • Permalink

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Staples Boys Soccer Stuns Unbeaten Norwalk 1-0

Timmy Liles scored in the fifth minute and his Staples boys soccer teammates made the goal stand up, shutting out unbeaten Norwalk 1-0 today in front of a large home crowd at Loeffler Field.

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Will Birch, Timmy Liles, Matt Engler, Chris Martenson and Patricio Perez Elorza celebrate Liles’ goal today as the Wreckers beat Norwalk 1-0. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Alan Frost for WestportNow.com

Coupled with Staples’ 1-0 defeat of reigning FCIAC co-champ Greenwich two days earlier, it was an excellent 48 hours for the Westporters.

Liles’ goal began with an outlet from keeper Ry Cohen. Anton Mahr skimmed it forward. The senior midfielder did the rest, finishing smartly from just inside the box.

Staples pressured strongly all game. Will Birch and Matt Engler ran the midfield, with strong flank play from Patricio Perez Elorza and Vaughan Sealey. Behind them, Chris Martenson, Ryan Fincher, Nick Ambrose and Callum Wisher defended stoutly.

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09/27/17 08:04 PM Comments () • Permalink

Monday, September 25, 2017

Staples Boys Soccer Stops Greenwich

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Vaughan Sealey’s rocket shot in the 19th minute lifted the Staples boys soccer team to a 1-0 victory today at a packed Loeffler Field. The junior’s goal was the difference in a gutsy match. Goalkeeper Ry Cohen made several key saves; defenders Chris Martenson and Ryan Fincher anchored the defense, while Matt Engler, Will Birch, Patricio Perez Elorza, Anton Mahr and Timmy Liles helped control midfield and jump-start attacks. (Birch and Liles are shown in the photo, double-teaming Greenwich.) The Wreckers —now 3-2-2 – host undefeated Norwalk on Wednesday, at 4 p.m.  Alan Frost for WestportNow.com

   

09/25/17 08:20 PM Comments () • Permalink

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Staples Footballers Crush Brien McMahon 44-7

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Staples senior quarterback Daniel Thompson moves the ball forward today in the Wreckers 44-7 FCIAC victory over Brien McMahon at Norwalk. Staples improved to 3-0 on the season and next hosts Ridgefield at its homecoming on Friday, Oct. 6. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

   

09/23/17 03:55 PM Comments () • Permalink

In for the Touchdown

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Staples junior Kevin Rabacs scampers in for a touchdown today after a pass from senior quarterback Daniel Thompson in the 44-7 Wrecker win over Brien McMahon at Norwalk. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Chris Greer for WestportNow.com

   

09/23/17 03:50 PM Comments () • Permalink

Friday, September 22, 2017

Golf Tourney Raises Funds for Parks & Rec Friends

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More than 90 golfers gathered at Longshore Park today in support of the fifth annual Club House Cup tournament fundraiser to benefit Friends of Westport Parks & Rec. According to co-organizer Chuck Haberstroh a goal of the event is to “raise awareness of the need for a new clubhouse.” Pictured is volunteer Kim Ebbesen handing a gift bag to Haberstroh.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

09/22/17 12:20 PM Comments () • Permalink

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Staples Boys X-Country Demonstrates Deep Strength

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The Staples Boy’s Cross-Country team today demonstrated why they are showing up in national rankings this season with a dominant performance at the 37th Stratton Brook Invitational in Simsbury. The seven members of the varsity team all placed in the top 15 of the 73-person field. Staples seniors Will Landowne, Ben Seiple, and Christian Myers led the way taking second, third, and fourth place respectively. In a sport in which the low score wins, the Staples varsity team took the title, scoring 30 points to the 77 points of second place Bristol Central.  The JV team’s dominance was even greater, with the team taking first through seventh place in the 193-runner field. The team will be gearing up for next week where they will have their first competition against other nationally ranked teams. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

   

09/16/17 05:47 PM Comments () • Permalink

Boys Soccer Shuts Down Wilton

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Will Birch (above) contributed three assists, and Anton Mahr scored twice — -including a perfectly timed side volley —- as the Staples boys soccer team today shut out Wilton 4-0. The large Loeffler Field crowd was also treated to goals by Steven Frost and Sam Liles, an assist by Azam Plummer, and excellent midfield control by Timmy Liles, Matt Engler and Patricio Perez Elorza. The Wreckers —- now 2-0-2 —- travel to Trumbull on Tuesday, for a 6:30 p.m. match. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Alan Frost for WestportNow.com

   

09/16/17 03:15 PM Comments () • Permalink

Friday, September 15, 2017

Wreckers Roll Over Wilton 49-3

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UPDATE Staples junior Timmy Luciano gains ground tonight in a 49-3 win over the Wilton Warriors at Wilton. Senior running back Harris Levi once again was a standout, following up last week’s four touchdowns with four more tonight. Staples next takes on Brien McMahon at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at home. (corrects name of player in photo) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

   

09/15/17 09:40 PM Comments () • Permalink

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Staples Boys Soccer Earns Epic 3-3 Tie

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Down 3-0 to Fairfield Warde at halftime, the Staples boys soccer team today battled back to earn a 3-3 draw. Timmy Liles netted the first goal two minutes after intermission. Patricio Perez Elorza added two more. The come-from-behind draw was keyed by strong pressure from Azam Plummer, Tadeo Messenger and Anton Mahr, the midfield work of Steven Frost and Matt Engler, and defenders Chris Martenson, Callum Wisher and Nick Ambrose (shown in photo). Staples hosts Wilton this Saturday at noon at Loeffler Field. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Alan Frost for WestportNow.com

   

09/13/17 08:05 PM Comments () • Permalink

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Staples Boys X-Country Victorious

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The Staples’ Boys Cross Country team today swept a home meet with wins over Wilton, Stamford and St. Josephs. The team finished eight runners ahead of the first finishers from the other teams. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

   

09/12/17 07:59 PM Comments () • Permalink

Good Day for Staples Girls X-Country

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The Staples Girls Cross Country team had a good day today at home, beating Stamford and St. Joseph and finishing second to Wilton. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

   

09/12/17 07:54 PM Comments () • Permalink

Starting Longshore Bunker Improvements

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Parks and Recreation Director Jennifer Fava and others gathered today for a groundbreaking ceremony at the 12th green of th Longshore Club Park golf course for the start of the construction phase of the Bunker Improvement project. “We’re starting the project on the 12th and 13th greens and will complete all 18 by June,” she said. The project consists of the redesign, elimination and addition of bunkers for improved playability and maintenance, installation of bunker liners, and the installation of new sand. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

09/12/17 10:58 AM Comments () • Permalink

Monday, September 11, 2017

Wrecker Booters, Danbury Draw 0-0

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An early season matchup of Staples and Danbury—two of the top teams in the FCIAC ended with a fair result: a 0-0 draw. Midfields and defenses dominated, with Chris Martenson excelling at center back for the Wreckers, and Teddy O’Kane earning the shutout in goal. Staples, now 1-0-1, travels to Fairfield Warde on Wednesday (4 p.m.). In the photo, sophomore Tadeo Messenger pressures the Hatter backs. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Alan Frost for WestportNow.com

   

09/11/17 08:11 PM Comments () • Permalink

Friday, September 08, 2017

Staples Footballers Shutout Bridgeport 52-0

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In their season opener tonight, the Staples football Wreckers shutout Bridgeport Central 52-0 at home. Pictured is senior running back Harris Levi (10) scoring one of his four touchdowns. Next up is Wilton on Friday at 7 p.m. at Wilton. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Chris Greer for WestportNow.com

 

   

09/08/17 09:18 PM Comments () • Permalink

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