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All but one grade involved in the New Canaan Youth Football will send a team this weekend into a championship or semifinal. The program serves third- through eighth-graders. Best of luck to our boys competing for titles:

3rd grade black team
4th grade red team
5th grade red & white teams
6th grade red & black teams
8th grade black & white teams


We’re hearing from some local historians that New Canaan’s backing of a Democratic candidate for president this week may have been the first time since 1964 that a Democrat seeking the nation’s highest elected office carried the town (LBJ). ***

Speaking of the election, NCHS ’14 graduate and George Washington University student Chase Williams, son of New Canaan Selectman Nick Williams, appeared in images that went viral in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, after he climbed a tree outside the White House, where a combination of protesters and celebrators had gathered after Republican Donald Trump won the presidential race. Chase, a varsity soccer captain when he was at NCHS, told us that he arrived there and “it was a madhouse” with people screaming and becoming increasingly belligerent.

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Congratulations to New Canaanites Jan and Tom Stadler, whose new granddaughter, Katherine (Kate) Florence Stadler, was born March 2 to Lauren (nee Striffler) Stadler and Sean Stadler of Stamford. Lauren’s parents, Anne and Steve, also live in Stamford. Lauren is a teacher in Stamford and Sean is an architect in New York City. Sean is a 2001 New Canaan High School graduate where he played football and baseball. Tom Stadler is known to many as Administrative Officer of New Canaan in the First Selectman’s office and the various other activities he has been involved in such as New Canaan Baseball/Softball, the New Canaan Community Foundation, Family Fourth, and New Canaan Chamber of Commerce.

FCIAC Honors Five NCHS Varsity Boys Soccer Players

2014 New Canaan High School Boys Varsity Soccer Highlights from C Hutchins on Vimeo. Congratulations to the New Canaan High School soccer team on a standout season. Led by senior tri-captains Alex Hutchins, Ted O’Rourke and Chase Williams, the team notched twice as many victories as the prior year and saw more goals scored by more players this season. O’Rourke, a center back, and junior goalkeeper Griffin Paterson made the all-FCIAC team, while midfielder Hutchins, center back Shaan Appel and midfielder Max Potter made the All-FCIAC East squad. Other highlights for the NCHS boys varsity soccer team include:

Beat higher ranked teams (including Darien and Wilton)
Six shutouts (including Darien and Wilton)
Made states
First win in states (NC, seeded #30, beat #3 seed Platt Tech 3-0) since 2011

NewCanaanite.com Athletes of the Week: Courtney Overacker and Chase Williams

The NewCanaanite.com Athlete of the Week is sponsored by Baskin-Robbins, Connecticut Sandwich Co., Joe’s Pizza and Mackenzie’s. Congratulations to Courtney Overacker and Chase Williams for being named NewCanaanite.com Athletes of the Week. The New Canaan girls varsity soccer team’s 8-5-3 record in 2014 was good enough to qualify for the Class L state playoffs, thanks in large part to the play of co-captain Courtney Overacker. The senior forward has had a solid performance on the pitch this year, notching 6 goals and 5 assists on the season. Overacker’s penchant for coming up big was especially noticeable down the stretch, scoring a goal and an assist in a 2-0 win over Danbury last Thursday and following it up with another goal and assist in a 7-0 win over Bridgeport Central on Saturday.