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Alums Victorious in Annual Rugby Match

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More than 40 alumni and current Staples High school rugby players came together today for the annual alumni rugby match. The alumni squad easily defeated the Staples team. After the game finished all the participants stayed and played an extra 60 minutes of game time. The popularity of the rugby program has flourished under Head Coach David Lyme. Rugby is now the largest contact sport at Staples with approximately 100 players expected to play in the upcoming season. Pictured: current senior Henry Engles with the ball. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Staples Grad Wins Pequot Turkey Trot

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For the second consecutive year, Henry Wynne, 23, a 2013 Staples High School graduate, today won the 5-mile, 41st annual Thanksgiving Day Road Race organized by the Pequot Running Club of Southport. His time was 25:03. Wynne was a legend at Staples, winning 22 state championships, including individual and relay events. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mike Joseloff for WestportNow.com

Chilly Turkey Trot

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Despite temperatures in the low 20s, thousands took part today in the 41st annual Thanksgiving Day Road Race organized by the Pequot Running Club of Southport. The five-mile race began in Southport, continued through portions of Westport’s Greens Farms section, and ended in Southport. Runners are pictured on Greens Farms Road just about to turn on to New Creek Road. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

Staples Girls Swim Team Takes 200 Freestyle

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The Staples Girls Swim Team 200 Freestyle Relay captured first place today (1:36.75) at the CIAC State Open at Yale, with the team of Esme Hunter, Annie Bowens, Morgan Lenoce and Marissa Healy. Healy also finished first in the 100 Butterfly (55.47) and second in the 50 Freestyle (23.70), while Hunter took second in the 100 Backstroke (56.59) and fifth in the 200IM (2:06.60).  The Staples 200 Medley Relay took third (1:46. 94) with Hunter, Bowens, Healy and Olivia Utter. Pictured after their 200 Freestyle Relay win: Front row:  Bowens, Lenoce; Back Row  Hunter, Healy.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Staples Girls Swimming 3rd at Class LLs

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The Staples Girls Swim & Dive Team took five first places, and one second place tonight at the Class LL state rivals at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. Staples finished the night in third place overall with 516 points, behind Greenwich (745 points) and Ridgefield (578 points). The Staples swimmers move on to the compete in the State Open at Yale on Saturday. Pictured are the five Staples swimmers who qualified for All State (l-r) Esme Hunter, Marissa Healy, Olivia Utter, Annie Bowens, and Morgan Lenoce, (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Rowers Sign Letters of Intent

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Saugatuck Rowing Club athletes signed Letters of Intent to row at colleges next year.  From left:  Caitlin Esse, New Canaan, University of Michigan; Justine McGuire, New Canaan, Dartmouth College; Josie O’Brien, Darien, Georgetown University; Parker Cuthbertson, Westport, University of Virginia; Noelle Amlicke, Westport, Stanford University; Mari Sachs, Westport, University of Connecticut; Adalie Hogue, Westport, Lehigh University. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo