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Greenwich Rolls Over Staples 27-0 in Season Finale

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Senior Tae Dangerfield (22) goes up for a pass during today’s game. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dan Gelman for Staplesfootball.com
The Staples Wreckers put up a valiant fight but made mistakes that couldn’t overcome a fired up Greenwich team today as the Cardinals shut them out 27-0 in the final football game of the season.

A crowd of about 2,500 was on hand for the Thanksgiving Day morning FCIAC contest between the perennial rivals at Cardinal Stadium.

Greenwich, which crushed the Wreckers 37-0 last year in the FCIAC championship, ended the season 8-3 overall, 8-1 conference. Staples, which had made the state tournament seven straight seasons, ended 6-5 overall, 4-5 in the conference.

“Everything that had been hurting us all season showed up again today,” Staples head coach Marce Petroccio said. “I was happy with the effort. The kids played hard, but you just can’t make the kind of mistakes that we did against a team like Greenwich.”

Turkey Run

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A number of participants in today’s 31st annual Pequot Runners Thanksgiving Day 5-mile road race and 2.7 mile walk dressed in keeping with the holiday, among them Emily Jones of Fairfield. The runners’ route took them from Fairfield’s Southport section, through Westport’s Greens Farms area, and back to Southport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Thousands Take Part in Turkey Trot

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Roadways in Westport’s Greens Farms area were full of competitors today as more than 3,600 runners and 400 walkers took part in the 31st annual Pequot Runners Thanksgiving Day 5-mile road race and 2.7 mile walk. The event began and ended in the Southport section of Fairfield with the running route winding its way along Beachside Avenue and Greens Farms Road. Many Westporters participated. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Picturesque Setting for Thanksgiving Day Run

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Runners in today’s Pequot Runners Thanksgiving Day 5-mile Road Race followed a route through the picturesque roads of Fairfield and Westport. Westport police and EMS volunteers were among those providing logistical support. New Zealand-born John Henwood, 36, of Manhattan led all runners with a time of 24 minutes 33 seconds. Henwood was a member of New Zealand’s track team who participated in the 10,000-meter event at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Today was his first appearance in this event. Stamford resident Sharon Lemberger, 35, was the first woman finisher with a time of 29:12. Tom Harding, 42, with a time of 27:50, was the top Westport finisher. Click here for full results. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Westport Property Transfers Nov. 10 – 14, 2008

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Nov. 10 - 14, 2008:

Beatrice Wagman to Pardeep Singh, 9 Cross Brook Lane, $325,000 WN property.jpg

Steven and Catherine Herman to Saugatuck Acquisition LLC, 295 Saugatuck Ave., $8,000,000

Steven and Catherine Herman to Saugatuck Acquisition LLC, 297 Saugatuck Ave., $1,825,000

Mark and Jacqueline Shulman to Timothy F. and Molly Sullivan Howe, 181 Cross Highway, $2,500,000

Preparing for Thanksgiving Day Feast

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Kitchen Master Ricki Letowt and her crew of 180 dedicated volunteers were hard at work early Thanksgiving morning in preparation for the annual Saugatuck Congregational Church Thanksgiving Feast.  More than 250 guests were expected to participate in the dinner which begins with a blessing at 1 p. m. and features 30 turkeys donated by Stew Leonards. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com