Watson (5 TDs), North Haven single wing too much for Staples

ORTH HAVEN — It’s hard for teams who have seen the North Haven single wing offense to stop it. When you haven’t seen it, it’s even harder. Staples found out what Southern Connecticut Conference opponents have known for years Friday night as the Indians rushed for 347 yards and eight touchdowns in a 53-20 Connecticut … Read more

Girls Swimming and Diving: Undefeated Greenwich tops rival Staples

GREENWICH — Known for its top-tier swimmers, depth in each event and standout divers, versatility is also one of the Greenwich girls swimming team’s strengths — one it put on full display on Wednesday. Several Cardinals swimmers competed in different events than they normally swim against FCIAC rival Staples and they produced results that made … Read more

Staples boys win 4th straight FCIAC Boys Cross Country title

NEW CANAAN — All hail the 4-Peat. The army known as the Staples boys cross country team ran off with the FCIAC championship Tuesday at warm and sunny Waveny Park. The Wreckers finished with 45 points from their top five finishers to hold off Ridgefield (77 points) and Danbury (96 points) to earn their fourth … Read more

Zager, Staples rediscover zip in offense, in win over McMahon

NORWALK — With the Staples football team scoring only 27 points while losing two of its first three games, first-year head coach Adam Behrends’ decision to start junior transfer Jackson Zager at quarterback (moving incumbent Jake Thaw to wide receiver) was a trending topic of second-guessing. Thaw, after all, had helped the Wreckers go 7-3 … Read more

FCIAC teams featured in field hockey and girls soccer state coaches polls

The FCIAC has consistently been very strong in the fall sports of field hockey and girls’ soccer and the most recent state coaches polls in those sports confirm that is the case once again this fall. Ridgefield and Staples are ranked first and second, respectively, as the FCIAC has three teams ranked among the top … Read more

Scavone, No. 8 Ridgefield outlast Staples in slugfest, move to 3-0

NORWALK — The best journeys are the ones where you can savor every step along the way. Life is very good for the Ridgefield football team. The Tigers improved to a 3-0 Saturday night by outbattling Staples, 7-0 in a contest played at Norwalk’s Sam Testa Field. Click here for more

Boys Soccer: Staples, Trumbull play to a draw

TRUMBULL — Historically, when Trumbull and Staples play you can expect an all-out effort, and Tuesday night’s 2-2 tie brought praise from both coaches. “This was typical of a Staples-Trumbull game,” Trumbull coach Sil Vitiello said. “Quite frankly, I wasn’t expecting to jump out 2-0 on them. But, even at 2-0 that team isn’t going … Read more

Thaw’s big plays, Staples’ ‘spirit’ leads Wreckers past New Britain

NORWALK — It was the kind of play that could turn a football game around, slicing Staples’ lead more than in half. New Britain blocked a punt, took it in for a score late in the third quarter: A week ago, Staples might’ve given it away right there. The Wreckers instead went on a drive … Read more

Ridgefield Tigers are No. 1 in girls cross country poll; Nine FCIAC teams ranked

The strength of the FCIAC cross country teams this fall is quite evident given that many girls’ and boys’ teams from the conference are ranked high in the current MySportsResults/soundRUNNER Connecticut High School Coaches Cross Country Poll which was released Sept. 19. Ridgefield is ranked first to lead a contingent of three FCIAC teams among … Read more