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GFA alumna Friedson to play for USA softball at World Maccabiah Games

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Idalia Friedson, a 2011 graduate of Greens Farms Academy and currently a sophomore at Amherst College, has been selected to play on the U.S. women’s softball team at the 19th World Maccabiah Games next summer in Israel. The Maccabiah Games is the third largest international sporting event in the world with over 7,000 athletes representing […] [Read More]
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GFA’s Obi records 1,000th career point

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Greens Farms Academy’s Sean Obi hit a milestone on Monday evening. The senior forward scored 17 points, and topped 1,000 for his high school career, as the Dragons crushed Chase Collegiate 102-40. Obi, who will play at Division-I Rice University next year, also pulled down 11 rebounds in the win. Now 6-1 on the season, […] [Read More]
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Staples High boys hoops program hosting youth clinic

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The Staples High boys basketball team will host the 17th annual MLK basketball clinic on Jan. 21 at Staples High School. The session will run from 9 to 11 a.m., with sign-ups and warm-ups to take place from 8:30 to 9 a.m. The cost is $35 per child and $60 for two brothers. The clinic […] [Read More]
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AAU baseball team holding tryouts

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The CT Blue Thunder 12u AAU baseball team will hold tryouts this January in Stamford for the upcoming season. The team will play in seven to eight tournaments throughout the tri-state area this year, and will also compete at a tournament at Cooperstown Dreams Park in New York. To register for a scheduled tryout, email […] [Read More]
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Weston football coach Lato honored by NY Giants

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Weston High head coach Joe Lato was selected by the New York Giants as the Lou Rettino High School Football Coach of the Week for Oct. 15. Named in honor of the former Union High School (N.J.) football coach, the award is given each week to an area coach based on the coach’s continuing commitment to […] [Read More]
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Inclement weather forces postponements

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The following Staples High varsity games have been postponed due to Tuesday’s inclement weather: Boys soccer against St. Joseph; rescheduled for Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Loeffler Field in Westport. Boys and girls cross country against Danbury, Ridgefield and St. Joseph; rescheduled for Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Tarrywile Park in Danbury. [Read More]
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Staples’ Russi finishes strong at Triathlon National Championships

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  Marcus Russi, a senior at Staples High, placed 15th in the U19 age group and 44th overall in a race of over 1,000 finishers in the USAT 2012 Sprint Triathlon National Championships in Burlington, Vt. on Sunday.  Russi, who qualified for the event a year ago and was the 2011 Northeast champion for his […] [Read More]
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High expectations nothing new for Staples football

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What do you get when you return the core talent from a team that captured yet another FCIAC championship and reached the Class LL state title game?  A whole lot of attention and some pretty lofty expectations.  Once again, there’s a lot to like about the Staples football team. There’s stability at quarterback, playmakers at […] [Read More]
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Norwalk’s Simms named to Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame’s Class of 2012

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Former World Boxing Association light middleweight champion “Tremendous” Travis Simms, of Norwalk, will be inducted into the Connecticut Boxing Hall of Fame at the Gala Induction Dinner on Nov. 10 at the Uncas Ballroom at Mohegan Sun. The 41-year-old Simms—one of six inductees in the Class of 2012—captured the WBA World light middleweight crown in […] [Read More]
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World Harmony Run travels to Norwalk

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The World Harmony Run, a 50-state international torch relay, will be coming to Norwalk tomorrow. The running team will arrive at the Marvin, located at 60 Gregory Blvd., at 2 p.m., and will be greeted by Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia, state Sen. Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.), among others. An estimated 50,000 children […] [Read More]
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