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Gaining 3rd Place in Triathlon

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UPDATE Westport resident John Hubble, 33, a Bridgewater employee, today came in third in final results of the Fairfield County Bank Westport Kiwanis Triathlon in a time of 42:03, among non-relay participants at Compo Beach. Hubble, a native of Columbus, Ohio, initially looked like the unofficial winner. But in the final results, veteran Shane Meehan, 49, a practicing dermatopathology doctor of New York, a previous multiple winner, came in first with a time of 38:27. The triathlon distances included a 0.5 mile swim, 5.5 mi bike ride and 2.2 mile run.  According to race organizers there were 310 participants ranging in age from 8 to 75. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Staples Boys Soccer Wins Home Opener

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Nick DiMasi, Patricio Perez Elorza and Mauricio Inglada all scored today in the Staples boys soccer team’s opening day 3-1 win over Fairfield Warde. The match drew a big crowd, in a steady drizzle. The Wreckers, now 1-0, host Danbury on Wednesday (4 p.m.). Pictured is Vaughan Sealey fighting hard for a 50-50 ball. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Armelle Daniels for WestportNow.com

Staples Footballers Roll Over Bridgeport Central 35-6

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Kevin Rabacs scored a 51-yard touchdown tonight on a pass from quarterback Jake Thaw to put Staples on the board in the season opener against Bridgeport Central at Kennedy Stadium. The Wreckers went on to win 35-6, giving new coach Phil Treglia his first victory since taking over from resigned coach Marce Petroccio. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Chris Greer for WestportNow.com

Winner of 10-Mile Run

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Dan Lennox, 38, an Episcopal priest at St. Luke’s Parish, Darien, today won the Road Runners Club 10-mile race, in the unofficial time of 59:50, the final event in the 56th annual summer series. Lennox, married and the father of a 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter, also won the event in 2013. The Westport Parks and Recreation series, led by race director Laddie Lawrence for the past 53 years, attracted 154 registrants. The race started and ended near Staples High School. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Polo Fun at Hunt Club

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Gold’s Dragoons (in red) prevailed today over longtime rival Squadron A at the Fairfield County Hunt Club’s newly renamed Tommy Glynn Invitational Polo Cup. The match, preceded by a day of family fun, benefitted the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation’s REACH program, an outpatient psychiatric program for adolescents 5-17 years old. Squadron A was formed in New York City in 1889. Gold’s Dragoons, a Westport-based social and commemorative society, commemorates Nathan Gold’s horse cavalry unit formed in Fairfield in 1660. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Chris Greer for WestportNow.com

Helping USA Win

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Today in Racice, Czech Republic, six Saugatuck Rowing Club athletes helped the USA medal in five events at the 2018 World Junior Rowing Championships. Pictured (l-r) Caitlin Esse, New Canaan, silver in women’s pair; Isabel Mezei, Fairfield, silver, women’s 8+; Kelsey McGinley, Westport, gold, women’s straight (non-coxed) 4-; Noelle Amlicke, Westport, women’s coxed 4+; and Alin Pasa, silver, coxswain, women’s 8+. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Gallery: Honoring Laddie Lawrence’s 50 Years at Staples


There was a surprise party today at Staples High School for Laddie Lawrence to honor his 50 years of track and running coaching at the school.  Many former students and colleagues turned out to honor Lawrence, a 1964 Staples graduate, including retired coach Paul Lane who introduced him to track. Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com