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Sailing the Sound


Scenes from the Cedar Point Yacht Club’s annual OneDesign Regatta which for the first time is taking place over two weekends this month. Boats under 26-feet overall raced May 16-17, and boats 26-feet and longer are racing this weekend. The regatta, one of the largest on Long Island Sound, is a joint effort by Cedar Point’s Cruising Class, Lightning, and J/70 racing fleets, and has become a regional and national showcase for top-level Westport sailboat racing. Richard Gordon for WestportNow.com

Staples Falls to Wilton 1-0 in FCIAC Final

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Members of the Staples varsity baseball team watch in disappointment tonight as Wilton players celebrate their 1-0 FCIAC extra innings victory over the No. 2 Wreckers at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport. The teams were scoreless until the top of the eighth and the No. 5 Warriors held on to capture their first FCIAC baseball title in 20 years. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

Cheering on the Wreckers

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Staples supporters cheer for their team following the Wrecker 1-0 loss to Wilton tonight in the FCIAC baseball final at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport.  Hours earlier, Staples defeated Trinity Catholic 8-2 in the twice-postponed semifinal. Staples Coach Jack McFarland was not pleased with having to win two games in one day to gain the championship. “I’ve been around long enough to know that I’ve never seen a team have to win twice in the same day to win an FCIAC championship and we almost pulled it off,” he said. “I’m proud of my kids. One team had to win two games, one team had to win one. We were asked to do a lot today to win a championship. That’s my only comment about the way things turned out.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

Staples Boys Tennis Repeats as FCIAC Champs

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It took a while, including a late match change of venue from outside to inside because of a thunderstorm, but the Staples boys tennis team today prevailed over Greenwich 4-0 to win its second consecutive FCIAC championship and continue its undefeated win streak to 42 matches. The match began outside at Wilton and after a 90-minute storm-caused delay resumed indoors at Intensity Tennis Club in Norwalk. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Weather Forces Delay in Staples Baseball FCIAC Semifinal

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UPDATE Threatening thunderstorms forced the postponement tonight of the Staples High School varsity baseball team’s FCIAC semifinal game against Trinity Catholic at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport. The game was originally rescheduled to Thursday at 5 p.m. at Harbor Yard but more threatening weather caused another day’s delay to Friday at 4 p.m. at Harbor Yard. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Heli Stagg for WestportNow.com

11-Year-Old Westporter is State Badminton Champ

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Neha Navrange, 11, of Westport, a sixth grader at Bedford Middle School, is a state badminton champion again. She won Connecticut’s under 14s singles and under 16s girls double badminton titles over the weekend at the state championship in Simsbury, winning the top titles for the third consecutive year. Neha has been playing badminton since she was 8. She goes to badminton classes twice a week with Coach Peter Bartush (r ) and practices in her backyard – and sometimes in her living room. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Saugatuck Rowers Advance

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Westport’s Saugatuck Rowing Club qualified the most boats from any club in the Northeast for the upcoming USRowing Youth National Championships, thanks to the boys and girls teams impressive performance at the USRowing Northeast Youth Championships in Lowell, Mass. on Sunday. Saugatuck qualified eight boats for the championships, to be held June 12-14 in Sarasota, Fla., garnering four first-place finishes, six second-place finishes and four third-place finishes overall. Pictured is SRC girls’ team with coach Chase Graham. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo