It’s been a while since there was a hoops game at Compo.
But the reconstruction of the 2 basketball courts is nearly complete. This was the scene yesterday:
The courts have a long history. The first one — built in the late 1950s — was the brainchild of Albie Loeffler and Paul Lane. The Staples High School basketball head and assistant coach, respectively, saw the court as a way to keep their players active in the off-season — and a way to run a Fairfield County league for the Wreckers and their foes.
The court became a community effort. Gault and Kowalsky donated materials and labor.
The 2nd court was built later. It’s been a year-round favorite for generations of basketball players, of all ages.
And even more generations of Canada geese.