WESTPORT — It was a late January day, and Kevin Rabacs didn’t think much when the members of the Staples football team were called together for a meeting. The Wreckers were two months removed from a year that ended with a 6-4 record, and the players who would be returning were already in the weight room, in the early stages of their preparation.
GREENWICH — If there was a contest to find the most refreshingly unique FCIAC athlete for the last school year, Tara Ford would be difficult to beat.
Consider: Ford, who graduated from Greenwich in June, had three free periods at the end of her senior year and voluntary decided to take two AP courses, in economics and psychology, even though she had no experience in either subject. She does not have a driver’s license so she walks to many places (fortunately she lives close to downtown). Ford spent so much time studying as a junior that a lack of sleep related to her puncturing a lung.
Mike Walsh has pondered retirement at the end of each season for about five years. It had become a running joke within his inner circle: no one really thought Walsh would walk away from his job as Trinity Catholic’s boys basketball coach for nearly four decades, in large part because he would have no way to fill the void.