Watch: 2016-17 Staples winter sports previews

Watch interviews with Staples High School's 2016-17 winter sports captains, who joined us on the HAN Network's Winter FCIAC Tour.

As we've done for the before each season since fall 2015, the HAN Network loaded up the HAN Cruiser and set out to visit all 17 schools in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference. Our 10th stop on the fifth day was in at Staples in Westport on Monday, Dec. 10.
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HAN Network sports director Frank Granito talked with the Staples' basketball, indoor track, swimming, hockey, skiing and wrestling captains. You can watch those interviews below. (On the bottom of the page, you can see our December live sports schedule — which includes Staples — and more about how to watch HAN Network, which covers more live news and sports in Fairfield County than anyone else.)

Staples Girls Basketball captains: Olivia Troy, Rachel Seideman and Julia Brower

Staples Boys Basketball captains: Justin Seideman, Sean Pritchett and Brendan Massoud

Staples Girls Indoor Track & Field captains: Samantha Little, Sarah Neckritz, Ivy Prince, Katherine Coogan, Grace Foster and Susie Martin

Staples Boys Indoor Track & Field captains: Wesley Zielke, Brian MacCordy, Zakeer Ahmad and Connor Teran

Staples Boys Swimming & Diving captains: Samuel Breeden, Daniel McVanney and Jean-Luc Lefebvre

Staples Girls Ice Hockey captains: Erin McGroarty, Emily Gitlin and Kyra DalBello (We met the Stamford captains of the Stamford-Westhill-Staples co-op earlier on the FCIAC Tour)

Staples Wrestling captains: Colin Hunter, Kieran Clarke and Ryan Mahoney

Staples Girls Ski captains: Hope Penwell and Casey Donahue

Staples Boys Ski captains: Burke Anvari, Timothy Chiang and Harrison Ross

Check out the other 16 FCIAC Tour stops here.

This winter on HAN

The HAN Network's winter sports season kicks off with a boys ice hockey doubleheader on Saturday, Dec. 17, at the newly minted Darien Ice House. Watch defending state champion Darien take on Hamden after New Canaan plays Notre Dame-West Haven. Coverage that Saturday begins at 3:40 p.m. on HAN.Network .
Live on HAN this December!
New Canaan vs. Notre Dame-West Haven boys hockey
Darien vs. Hamden boys hockey
Fairfield Warde at Ridgefield girls basketball
Greenwich at Stamford-Westhill-Staples girls hockey
Darien vs. New Canaan boys hockey
Norwalk Boys Basketball Holiday Tournament  (featuring Norwalk and McMahon)
You can check out the rest of the schedule, which will include ice hockey, basketball, wrestling, indoor track and field and the FCIAC cheerleading championships,  here  (as we fill it up). We’ll be adding more games in January based on the best matchups in the league.

You can follow the HAN Network’s trip through Fairfield County on the HAN Network Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat or by searching and using the hashtags #FCIACtour and #HANcruiser.

During the fall season, HAN Network had more than 500,000 viewers streamed live Connecticut sports, news, lifestyle programming and more at HAN.Network and our partner websites.

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How to watch

HAN Network's live sports coverage begins at least 10 minutes before the games' scheduled start. There are a few different ways you can watch the HAN Network:

Mobile: Watch the games, local news, politics and entertainment programming on your iPhone or Android phone with the HAN Network. Download it here.

Online: All HAN Network broadcasts are available live at HAN.Network and our affiliate websites, including and all the other HAN Network local news websites.

On TV: All Frontier Communications subscribers in Connecticut can watch the simulcast of most HAN Network Connecticut sports broadcasts on the Vantage Sports Network at Channels 600 and 1600-HD.

On your Smart TV: It’s easy to watch HAN Network broadcasts on your smart televisions or with Apple TV, Roku (search for Hersam Acorn on Roku’s YouTube channel) or Google’s Chromecast.