Staples’ defense gets stingy in win over Ridgefield

WESTPORT —After Week 3, Staples was 1-2 after a loss to Cheshire. Seven weeks later, the Wreckers enter the final week of the season with a chance to make the Class LL playoffs. After just six first-half points, the Staples offense found its footing and the Wrecker defense held Ridgefield scoreless in the second half … Read more

Staples blanks Wilton to win FCIAC girls soccer championship

FAIRFIELD — The good news for the Staples girls soccer team is that it scored early against Wilton in the FCIAC championship game. The bad news for the Wreckers was that the early goal meant a long time defending against the Warriors. But the fourth-seeded Wreckers defended the rest of the way with aplomb. Click … Read more

Staples football holds on to knock off No. 8 Norwalk

NORWALK — Throughout its winning streak, Staples coach Adam Behrends says he has seen his team continue to be disciplined and rise to the occasion each week. On Friday, his team rose to its biggest occasion of the season. Behind several key defensive stops, the Wreckers held on to knock off No. 8 Norwalk 20-14. … Read more

Staples beats Trumbull in Petroccio’s return to Westport

It was destined to be an emotional night in Westport, but this went far beyond expectations. On a night when Staples honored former head coach Marce Petroccio, now leading the Trumbull football team from the visitors’ sideline, senior Charlie Howard’s 73-yard pick six with 17 seconds remaining gave the Wreckers a dramatic 27-20 victory late … Read more

No. 1 Ridgefield leads seven FCIAC teams in final GameTimeCT boys lacrosse poll

Ridgefield won a state championship and subsequently was voted the No. 1 team in the state to lead a group of six FCIAC teams ranked among the top seven in the Final 2021 GameTimeCT Top 10 Boys Lacrosse Poll. Ridgefield and FCIAC champion Darien were ranked first and second, respectively. Ridgefield’s 14th-seeded Tigers, who won … Read more

Warde’s Kuzmenok claims singles title; Staples pair wins doubles at boys tennis Invitational

MIDDLETOWN — Without much face-to-face time for training or competitive tennis during the pandemic last year, Petro Kuzmenok spent a good deal of time working on improving his serve. He was rewarded this season with a booming shot, better placement, and, as of Thursday, a State championship. Click here for the complete story

Ludlowe’s Third Win Over Staples Good For Trip To Class LL Semifinals

FAIRFIELD — The first two steps of the Class LL Softball Tournament have been a prove-you-can-beat-a-team-three-times tour for Fairfield Ludlowe. And the FCIAC champion has proved up to the task. Ten days after needing a walkoff hit in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat Staples in the conference semifinals, the Falcons made it … Read more

Staples shuts out Westhill to claim fifth straight Class LL boys tennis championship

ROCKY HILL — It was a dominating performance from start to finish for the top-seeded Staples boys tennis team in the Class LL state tournament. Staples shut out all four opponents, including No. 14 seed Westhill in Thursday’s championship final at The Tennis & Fitness Center of Rocky Hill. to claim its fifth consecutive state … Read more

Kornbluth helps lead Staples to a CIAC state tournament three-peat

ROCKY HILL — It didn’t take long for Jenna Kornbluth to figure out her match would decide the Class LL state championship for girls tennis Thursday. Kornbluth, a sophomore, plays No. 4 singles for the Wreckers. Her match started after all of the others because of court availability at The Tennis & Fitness Center of … Read more