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Monthly Archive for July, 2009
Tis the season. Overtime is going back on vacation for a little more rest and relaxation. Check back the week of August 3 for more posts.
When Westhill High School asked Cliff Louis to be its keynote speaker at graduation last month, a lot of students may have been wondering, “Who’s Cliff Louis?’ They were not alone. Once he told his story, it was evident why Louis was asked to address his alma mater. Louis is an example of the possibilities Read More
As promised, here are some photos of Justin Nemchek’s experience at the Yankees game on Saturday. I’ll have a column in tomorrow’s edition of The Advocate.
It is hard to imagine a smile any wider than Justin Nemchek had today, as Yankee Stadium literally turned into his field of dreams. Thanks to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, Justin, who suffers from arterio-venous malformation, an abnormal collection of blood vessels near the brain that has left him paralyzed on the left side Read More
(Taylor Zito is coming off a stellar sophomore season as the pitcher for Stamford High School’s softball team, leading the Black Knights to a league playoff berth and a win in the state tournament. Zito will be writing about her travel ball experiences this summer.) By Taylor Zito This season has been looking good for Read More
I guess when you are writing about someone who has so many varied interests and skills, you are bound to miss a good story angle. That was the case with my profile in today’s paper on Darien’s Sam Stevenson, who is one of the most interesting people I have ever written about and, among many Read More
When Bryan Fox stepped down as Trinity Catholic High School’s football coach after last season, athletic director Tracy Nichols did not have to look far for a replacement. Nichols hired Peter Stokes, a former player at the school and a member of Fox’s staff. The First Down Club, the team’s booster program, held its annual Read More
Mike Nemchek was picking up a pizza last week when his cell phone rang. The caller on the other end said he was Brian Cashman. “I thought someone was pulling my leg because it was my personal cell phone,” Nemchek said. “My first question was how Brian Cashman of the New York Yankees could acquire Read More
Sam Stevenson has become a household name, both in Darien and the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference. She was the leading scorer for the Blue Wave lacrosse team that won league and state titles, and will be going to play next year on the Division I level at the University of Richmond. She was a Read More
(Taylor Zito is coming off a stellar sophomore season as the pitcher for Stamford High School’s softball team, leading the Black Knights to a league playoff berth and a win in the state tournament. Zito will be writing about her travel ball experiences this summer.) By Taylor Zito This softball season has been full of Read More