Saturday, February 24, 2024



Staples Hires New Football Coach

After a long search, Staples High School has found a successor to longtime football coach Marce Petroccio. Image
Phil Treglia: succeeds Coach P. Contributed photo

School officials today made known their choice — Phil Treglia, 41, who comes from Archbishop Stepniac High School in White Plains, New York, where he was the offensive coordinator last season.

Petroccio resigned in January to coach at his alma mater, Trumbull.

In his 25 years with the Wreckers, Coach P., as he was known, won 210 games, three state championships and five FCIAC titles.

Staples Girls Tennis Wins State Class L Championship Image
The Staples High School Girls Tennis Team today defeated Darien 4-3 to win the Class L state championship in matches played at Yale. This is the first time the team has won both the FCIAC and state titles in the same year. The Wreckers took the FCIAC crown last week with the same 4-3 score to defeat Darien.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Celebrating a Three-Peat State Tourney Win Image
The Staples Boys Tennis Team today won the Class LL state championship in matches played at Yale. This adds to the FCIAC championship won last week and an undefeated 21-0 record. In the last five years, the program has won four out of five Class LL state championships (three straight), five straight FCIAC championships and a 55-game winning streak. Meanwhile, the Staples Girls Tennis Team’s Class LL championship match against Darien was postponed until 3 p.m. Friday at Yale. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Tennis FCIAC Champs Again Image
The Staples High School boys tennis team today defeated Greenwich 4-3 at Wilton High School to win its fifth consecutive FCIAC championship. The win stretched its winning streak to 55 successive matches. It was the 11th FCIAC title for the Wreckers and the third time they defeated the Cardinals for the championship in four seasons. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Saugatuck Rowing Club Qualifies Six Crews for Youth National Championships Image
At the USRowing Northeast Youth Regional Championships today in Worcester, Massachusetts, Saugatuck Rowing Club qualified an impressive six boats for the youth national championships, which will be held next month in Folsom, California. Among SRC’s six qualifying boats were three first-place finishers: the men’s pair, the women’s lightweight 4+ and the men’s lightweight 8+. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Pitch, Hit & Run Tourney on Sunday

Westport Baseball & Softball will host a free Scotts Major League Baseball Pitch Hit & Run Competition, and Jr. Home Run Derby on Sunday, 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Wakeman Fields.

Pitch Hit & Run and the Jr. Home Run Derby are the official skills competitions of Major League Baseball.

These grassroots programs are designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball/softball skills, an announcement said.

Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14 for Pitch Hit & Run, and two age divisions: 11/12 and 13/14 for the Jr. Home Run Derby.

Staples Volleyballers Undefeated Image
A homecourt win tonight over Rockville High School of Vernon clinched an undefeated season for the Staples High School boys volleyball team. Staples, with a 19-0 record, now prepares for the FCIAC tournament next week. Pictured are coaches: Dan Cho and Jacob Butkus with captains: Stedman Van Arsdale, Luke Press, Sam Greenberg, William Hotch, and other team members. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo