Monday, March 04, 2024



Staples Footballers Fall to Ridgefield 24-20 Image
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

Boys Soccer Rolls On; Wreckers Whip Westhill 4-0 Image
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

In the Pink Image
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

Staples Soccer Comes From Behind 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

A Staples-Trinity Effort for Hurricane Relief Image
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

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. Image
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

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.

Staples Boys Soccer Stops Greenwich Image
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