Staples pulls away from Greenwich, behind Gerig and its defense

ESTPORT — Oftentimes in sports, defense is a team’s best offense. Defense has certainly gone a long way for the Staples’ girls basketball team. Using a tenacious full-court press, Staples forced turnovers, sped up the tempo and created transition offense. Those aspects, along with a 24-point performance from forward Arianna Gerig powered Staples, past visiting … Read more

Trumbull erupts to score first 18 points, hand No. 10 Staples first loss

TRUMBULL — It was a perfect storm for Trumbull when it knocked No. 10 Staples from the ranks of the unbeaten, 71-59, in an FCIAC boys basketball game on Friday night. Trumbull improved to 6-2, 3-1 in the FCIAC. Staples is 8-1, 4-1 FCIAC. Click here for more

Konstanty, Basich help Staples knock off No. 9 Danbury in battle of FCIAC unbeatens

DANBURY — The only two remaining undefeated FCIAC boys basketball teams went head to head Tuesday night. A.J. Konstanty and Lucas Basich propelled Staples to a 70-58 win over Danbury. Konstanty had 20 points to help lead Staples to the win, while Basich contributed 19 points, including five 3-pointers. Click here for more

FCIAC teams featured on final girls and boys state soccer polls

The FCIAC had four teams ranked in the top 10 in each of the final girls soccer and boys soccer state coaches polls. Ridgefield and Staples were tied for third in the final Class LL-L girls soccer poll behind No. 1 Glastonbury and second-ranked Southington. Glastonbury was the unanimous choice for No. 1 shortly after … Read more

Darien, Greenwich lead way as FCIAC teams star in state swimming and diving

As is the case every year, the FCIAC certainly acquitted itself quite well with much success at the recent girls swimming and diving state championship meets. Darien won the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Class L Girls Swimming and Diving Championships, Greenwich was runner-up in both the Class LL and State Open championship meets, and the … Read more

Rinello, Barber lead Greenwich over Staples, will face Darien in states

WESTPORT — Greenwich junior quarterback James Rinello entered the Cardinals’ game against Thanksgiving football rival Staples with 28 touchdown passes and a mere three interceptions to his ledger this season, and he improved upon those already impressive numbers on Thursday. Rinello threw for 231 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for Greenwich, which concluded its … Read more

Frustrated in two previous meetings, Staples bests Darien for 4th straight Class L field hockey title

WETHERSFIELD—For the Staples field hockey program, there is no place more beautiful than Wethersfield in late November. The Wreckers captured their fourth consecutive Class L field hockey state championship Saturday by defeating Darien, 4-2 at Wethersfield High School’s Joe Cottone Field. “To win four straight state championships is an amazing feeling,” said Staples senior tri-captain … Read more

Cross Country: Noble’s performance highlights great postseason for FCIAC runners

MANCHESTER – Greenwich’s Mari Noble may still be a junior but she has already secured her status as being among the best female distance runners in FCIAC history. Noble has had quite the run of postseason success to confirm that. She was the individual champion at the CIAC State Open Girls Cross Country Championships and … Read more

Staples Overcomes Early Deficit To Defeat Darien For Fourth Straight State Title

WETHERSFIELD — If winning not one, but two outright state championships the last two years wasn’t quite enough to change the narrative, then perhaps for the Staples field hockey team the third time was a charm. Staples won its third consecutive outright Class L state title — four in a row with 2016’s co-championship — … Read more

CIAC Scoreboard: Staples field hockey, Trumbull volleyball claim state crowns

The FCIAC will have six teams in contention for four championships when the CIAC’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball finals are played on Saturday, Nov. 23. The Class L field hockey and Class LL volleyball finals will feature head-to-head clashes of  FCIAC teams, while two boys soccer teams will be playing, with Greenwich in Class … Read more