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GFA boys basketball team reels in honors

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Greens Farms Academy senior forward Sean Obi was named NEPSAC Class C Player of the Year in boys basketball, it was announced Tuesday. The 6-foot-9 Obi led the Dragons to a 24-2 record and their first Fairchester Athletic Association and New England titles this season. Senior guard Hunter Eggers was named to the All-New England […] [Read More]
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U11 Westport Blue wins at Invitational Soccer Tournament

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The boys U11 Westport Blue team won a division championship at the 33rd annual Westport Invitational Soccer Tournament, held March 16-17 at Staples High School. The tournament included 116 teams from Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York with divisions ranging from boys and girls U9 to U19. Westport Blue’s roster included Emerson Anvari, David Basich, Ben […] [Read More]
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Staples’ Rankowitz leads Charter Oak in All-Star Game

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Peter Rankowitz, a senior guard at Staples High, scored five points to help lead Team Charter Oak to a 113-91 win over Team Constitution in the Class LL/L All-Star Game on Wednesday in Meriden. Ridgefield’s Kurt Steidl, a Vermont University-bound forward, recorded a double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Steidl hit three first 3-pointers […] [Read More]
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DiBartolomeo named District II Player of the Year

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University of Rochester senior guard John DiBartolomeo, of Westport, was selected as the District II (East Region) men’s basketball Player of the Year by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. DiBartolomeo was also named the University Athletic Association Player of the Year, as well as the ECAC Upstate New York Player of the Year. A […] [Read More]
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Staples alum named finalist for Josten’s Trophy

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University of Rochester guard John DiBartolomeo has been named a finalist for the Josten’s Trophy, one of the most pretigious awards for a Division-III basketball player. A native of Westport and an alum of Staples High School, DiBartolomeo led Rochester to a share of the UAA men’s title (21-4, 10-4 conference) and is averaging 22.6 […] [Read More]
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Water Rats swim to strong finish at Connecticut YMCA championships

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The Westport Weston Family Y Water Rats had an impressive showing last weekend in the 12-and-under division of the Connecticut YMCA Swimming and Diving championships. Of the 10 YMCA teams represented last Saturday and Sunday at East Hartford High School, the 9-and-10 boys had the best finish, taking first in their age group. The 8-and-under […] [Read More]
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Westport Weston Y holding triathlon

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The Westport Weston Family Y will host its first Mossman Westport Y Indoor Triathlon on March 3. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.Conducted in partnership with Team Mossman Triathlon Club, the event will consist of a 15-minute lap swim, a 25-minute cycle on a spin bike and a 20-min run on […] [Read More]
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Frusciante headed to Princeton

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Staples High’s James Frusciante has zeroed in on a new home on the football field. The standout wide receiver committed to Princeton University last Wednesday after drawing interest from other Ivy League Schools including Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth and Penn. “It was a long process. I’m definitely glad it’s over, and I’m at the place I […] [Read More]
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Staples all-state football players honored

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Eight Staples High football players were honored at the Connecticut High School Coaches Association all-state football luncheon in Southington on Sunday. Seniors Chris Speer (offensive line), Jared Levi (defensive line), Will Patrick (offensive line), Kyle Vaughn (offensive line), Joey Zelkowitz (running back), James Frusciante (wide receiver), Nick Kelly (defensive back) and Pieter Hoets (defensive line) […] [Read More]
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Staples cheerleading kicks off competitive season

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The Staples High varsity cheerleading team kicked off its competitive season at the Oxford High School Spirit Spectacular on Saturday. The team finished sixth in its division. Senior Maddy Mann took home third place in the individual Top Gun Tumbler category. [Read More]
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