Monthly Archive for August, 2012

: August, 2012

Dan Woog has a new book: “We Kick Balls”

When not coaching the Staples High School boys soccer team, Dan Woog is a prolific and terrific writer. He has authored a number of books and his work has appeared in Sports Illustrated and The New

Emma’s Dilemma: Loving lacrosse

In my last post, I talked about how basketball just wasn’t for me this summer. Now it seems like lacrosse is taking its place. In this post I’ll tell you a bit about my experience at lacrosse camp

Staples releases a 2012 kickoff video

Earlier this summer the New Canaan football team released a kickoff video. Apparently it is a growing trend among FCIAC powers. Now Staples, the defending conference champion, has put out its own one.

Poll (PREseason edition): Which football team will win the FCIAC title?

Today is officially the first day of the high school football season. So it’s an opportune time to ask: which team is going to win the FCIAC title, right? Of course it is an absurd question at this

Video: USC coach Lane Kiffin talks about Silas Redd

By all accounts, Silas Redd’s transition to playing at USC after two weeks has been seamless. His new coach, Lane Kiffin, agrees. Kiffin discussed Redd while meeting with the media after practice on

The new Player, Team of the Week T-shirts

It is hard to believe that we will be handing out our first Overtime Player and Team of the Week awards in just four weeks. Part of this summer has been spent here fine-tuning things with the blog for

Help devise a contest and win a prize

The high school sports season is just weeks away, which means the start of the voting for Overtime Team of the Week and the awarding of the FCIAC Player of the Week awards. Now we have the opportunity

Matheis rated nation’s top incoming freshman lacrosse player

Darien’s Case Matheis was rated as the No. 1 scholastic player in the country this past season by most rankings. So it should come as no surprise that in the latest issue of Inside Lacrosse, the

Poll: Is cheerleading a sport or an activity?

As someone who besides covering high school students in sports also works with them in the classroom, it has always amazed me how often the debate about whether cheerleading is a sport comes up. When

Westhill’s D’Alessandro hopes to educate others about diabetes

Meg D’Alessandro is best known for being one of the FCIAC’s top three-sport athletes. She averaged 18.7 points and 7.3 rebounds last season for the Westhill High School girls basketball team and hit.