Class LL champion Staples tops final GameTimeCT baseball poll for 2019

Staples High School won the CIAC Class LL Baseball Tournament for the second time in the last three seasons and, consequently, was ranked No. 1 in the Final 2019 GameTimeCT Top 10 Baseball Poll. Just as coach Jack McFarland’s Wreckers were also ranked No. 1 in the final state baseball poll in 2017. One difference … Read more

FCIAC teams racked up 12 state championships during the spring

The FCIAC, as is seemingly the case every year, had much success during the spring season of regarding the accomplishments of its many participating teams in their respective state tournaments or state championship meets while concluding the 2018-19 school year for high school sports. The conference had 12 teams win state championships in various classes. … Read more

Knight dominates Southington as Staples wins Class LL baseball title for second time in three years

MIDDLETOWN — After closing the quarterfinals with two innings in relief and tossing a complete game in the semifinals, some may have questioned whether Staples’ Chad Knight would take the ball in the CIAC Class LL championship game against Southington on three days’ rest. “There was no way (coach Jack McFarland) was not giving me … Read more

Eight FCIAC teams contend for state championships on Saturday

Eight FCIAC teams will be playing for six state championships when the spring season concludes with CIAC finals on Saturday. Games are available to watch with a subscription via the NFHS Network. Class LL Baseball No. 5 Staples vs. No. 3 Southington At Palmer Field, Middletown, Noon Class M Baseball No. 11 St. Joseph vs. … Read more

Staples volleyball repeats as Class L champs, tops Darien in 5 sets

SHELTON—It was a war of wills in a Roman Coliseum atmosphere. The Class L Boys Volleyball title was the prize on the line Thursday night as Darien and Staples did battle for the third time this season. And after five grueling, emotional sets, Staples wasn’t ready to relinquish the Class L Championship plaque. The Wreckers … Read more

Boys Lacrosse: Darien tops Staples to set up rematch with Wilton in Class L final

NORWALK – Two weeks ago, the Darien Blue Wave was unexpectedly knocked out of the FCIAC boys lacrosse tournament by a Wilton Warriors team which has gotten hot at the right time of the year. Now, the Wave will have a chance to get even. Darien overcame an early challenge from the Staples Wreckers and … Read more

New Canaan girls golf three-peats as state champions with record score

It was a day of records at the CIAC girls golf championship at Tashua Knolls Golf Course in Trumbull. The New Canaan Rams claimed their third straight team title by shooting a 320, shattering the old tournament record by nine strokes, while Greenwich’s Sydney Nethercott took medalist honors with a 2-under par 70 to tie … Read more

Luciano, Staples settle down, rally past top-seeded Ridgefield, advance to Class L semifinals

RIDGEFIELD — Led by goalie Timmy Luciano, defense has been the spine of the Staples boys lacrosse team this season. But after the Wreckers allowed five goals in the opening half of Saturday’s Class L state quarterfinal game against reigning champion Ridgefield, first-year coach Will Koshansky turned chiropractor. “We needed an adjustment,” Koshansky said. “We … Read more

Staples rallies past Trumbull with eight-run sixth inning, reach Class LL baseball semifinals

WESTPORT — The seniors on the Staples baseball team were not going to let their final game come at home in the CIAC Class LL quarterfinals. A season after being knocked out in the quarterfinals, No. 5 Staples rallied from down two runs going into the bottom of the sixth, scoring eight times in the … Read more

Staples Breaks Out In Sixth Inning To Defeat Trumbull And Advance To Class L Semifinals

WESTPORT — Since arriving as a freshman, Chad Knight has been dubbed The Dark Knight by Staples baseball coach Jack McFarland, after the movie featuring the DCComics Batman superhero. Texts to McFarland inquiring on his starting pitcher for the day have been returned with the logo for the Bat signal. But when McFarland called on Knight to … Read more