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Staples Snags An Emmy

Over the years, Westport has been known for many things: Artists and writers. Advertising and marketing executives. Hedge fund titans.

Add another: Sports broadcasters.

From the 1950s through today, this town has been home to national names like Win Elliot, Jim McKay, Jim Nantz, Sal Marchiano, Mike Greenberg, Chris McKendry and Rebecca Lowe.

Staples’ WWPT-FM has produced its share of stars too, like David Lloyd, Jon Stashower, Evan Makovsky, DJ Sixsmith and Eric Gallanty.

Add in Kyle Martino and Jeremy Schaap — Staples grads who did not work for the school’s radio or TV station, but are now doing great things on NBC and ESPN, respectively — and we’ve got enough folks here for our own 24/7 network.

The list gets longer. Cooper Boardman and Jack Caldwell have just led a Staples Television Network crew that won a National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences regional award for Best Student Production.

In other words: An Emmy.

Cooper Boardman (left) and Jack Caldwell, with trophies won earlier at the IBS National Broadcast Awards ceremony.

The honor — presented by the Boston/New England chapter for best high school TV sportscast — was for a live Staples boys basketball broadcast this winter.

In addition to Boardman and Caldwell — a senior and junior, who serve as co-directors of sports for the TV and radio stations and have won multiple awards previously — other contributors included Ben Klau, Buster Scher, Jackson Valente, Alex Massoud and Aaron Leopold.

Remember those names. A few years from now, you can say you knew — and heard — them when.

(Hat tip: Mark Lassoff)

Noah Hawley Earns Emmy For “Fargo”

Noah Hawley — the Staples High School 1985 graduate (and former Staples Players member) who serves as writer, executive producer and show runner for “Fargo” — stood proudly last night on the Emmy stage. With cast and crew arrayed behind him, he accepted TV’s top award for the Top Miniseries.

He cited Joel and Ethan Coen, directors of the 1996 dark comedy film that sparked the FX show. Hawley said, “They let me pretend, if only for 5 minutes, that I was one of the greatest filmmakers alive, and I thank them for that.”

Beyond “Fargo,” Hawley is a film and TV producer, screenwriter, composer and author. He wrote and produced “Bones,” created “The Unusuals” and “My Generation,” and is the author of 4 novels.

(Click on this interesting pre-Emmy interview with the Los Angeles Times.)