Roundup: Wrestling, Edwin Drood …


The Staples High School wrestling team celebrated its seniors last night, at Wakeman Town Farm.

Freshmen on Coach Fred Mills’ first Wrecker team 4 years ago, they’ve brought the squad to a #4 state ranking. A huge match looms Monday (7 p.m., Staples gym), against Danbury.

How good are the Hatters? They have not lost an FCIAC (league) dual meet in over 430 times. The streak dates back, astonishingly, to 1986.

See you at Staples for the history-making contest.

Staples’ senior wrestlers (from left): Jack Edwards, Noah Fraas, Monty Goldberg, Nick Augeri, Reese Watkins, Oliver D’Anna, Eamon Brannigan, Jack Kuster. Not pictured: Logan Blum, Noah Hofstetter. (Photo/Dan Woog)


Yesterday’s “06880” Roundup noted that 2001 Staples High School graduate Meredith Boak is Harvard Law School’s new assistant dean for clinical and pro bono programs. It mentioned too classmate Peter Duchan, who wrote the book for the “Dogfight” musical — now being produced at the University of Michigan by, among others, Staples alums Jamie Mann and Brandon Malin.

Boak and Duchan’s names triggered memories for Jim Honeycutt. The retired media teacher filmed dozens of Staples Players shows, from 2000 on.

His first — and the first for new (and current) director David Roth — was “The Mystery of Edwin Drood.” Here’s a clip from that musical.

Boak stars. And the MC? Duchan.


Amanda Meltzer’s office overlooks the Saugatuck River. Here’s her “Westport … Naturally” photo of ducks hitching a ride on melting ice.

(Photo/Amanda Meltzer)


And finally … in honor of Westporter Julia Marino’s silver medal snowboarding performance yesterday, at the 2022 Olympic Games:



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