Tag Archives: Staples High School boys soccer team

Pic Of The Day #943

Co-captain Sam Liles (orange armband) frames the Staples High School boys soccer team, at halftime of yesterday’s state tournament quarterfinal match. Down 1-0, the Wreckers scored with less than 6 minutes left to tie. After 2 overtimes, the teams headed to penalty kicks. Trumbull prevailed 5-4. (Photo/Dan Woog)

Farmers’ Market Needs Us!

It’s National Farmers’ Market Week (!).  So here’s your chance to vote for the Westport Farmers’ Market as the best in the area.

I usually don’t promote contests of this kind. But if we win — we’re currently 2nd, behind Black Rock but ahead of Norwalk/Rowayton, Old Greenwich and Ridgefield — our fantastic farmers (and bakers, meat purveyors, honey sellers, etc.) earn an important prize: They won’t have to pay their usual 4% fee on sales for one week.

Click here to vote for what we all know is the greatest farmers’ market around.

In other Westport Farmers’ Market news, members of the Staples High School boys soccer team were on hand today, shopping for goods.

Chef Luke Lampanelli (5th from left) joined Staples soccer players Chris Andrews, Max Hammer, Tyler Wright, Noah Schwaeber, Daniel Brill and Aidan Wisher, plus Westport Farmers' Market director Lori Cochran. Luke and the athletes are shopping for, and preparing, a meal for the Gillespie Center.

Chef Luke Lamparelli (5th from left) joins Staples soccer players Chris Andrews, Max Hammer, Tyler Wright, Noah Schwaeber, Daniel Brill and Aidan Wisher, plus Westport Farmers’ Market director Lori Cochran. Luke and the athletes are shopping for, and preparing, a meal for the Gillespie Center. (Missing: Andres Marmelo)

Community service is an important component of the boys soccer program, and the athletes were getting ready to cook a meal for the Gillespie Center.

Chef Luke Lamparelli is also volunteering his time and expertise. He’ll cook with the Wreckers tomorrow. That evening, they’ll serve fajitas, pasta, salad and dessert at Westport’s shelter.

Funds come from a previous effort this summer. Staples soccer players helped shoppers carry bags to cars, in exchange for voluntary contributions.

It’s a great team effort — just like the team voting effort that will make the Westport Farmers’ Market #1!

Farmers Market

At The Car Wash

Nearly every sports team and youth organization in Westport holds car washes.

Yesterday was the Staples boys soccer team’s turn.  Over 60 players from the varsity, JV and freshman teams spent 6 hours working.  The money goes to everything from the season-ending banquet, to scholarships and charities honoring players and parents who have died.

Saugatuck Congregational Church offered their parking lot; State Cleaners dried all the towels gratis.  It’s a nice slice of small-town Westport.

To attract customers, a few players stood on the sidewalk, holding signs.  To attract even more attention, several boys future marketing whizzes took off their shirts, wrapped their signs around their shorts, and pointed to the church driveway.  It looked pretty funny:

A couple of Westporters were not amused.  In fact, they called the cops.  One woman said her child “should not be subjected” to such a sight.

The police were apologetic.

But they took my name, address and phone number (as the Staples soccer coach) anyway.

You want another car wash story?

In the early afternoon, a guy drove up in a nice car.  His kids were in the back.

How long would the car wash go on? he asked.  Until 4, we said.

Good, he replied.  He had only a $100 bill, so he’d be back.

Well, we have change, we said.  Umm, I have to go to the ATM, he responded.  And on he drove.

But a few minutes later we looked around.  There he was, getting his car washed.

So, if you’re that guy — you know, you said you were from Fairfield, but your car has New York plates starting with F, and ending with 4753 — just click on the “Contact Me” link at the top of the page.  I’ll let you know how you can settle up with our kids.