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Rec basketball ends in heartbreak for seniors

Students played basketball at Compo beach to compensate for the loss of rec basketball.

Ethan Frank '20
March 23, 2020
Filed under Sports

“Who are you guys playing tonight?” is a common thing to hear among senior boys around the halls of Staples High School. Rec basketball is a staple among Westport youth basketball players and canceling the most important Thursday night of the winter sports calendar for some is a huge disappointme...

Rec Basketball’s March Madness is upon us

Team Siskind ’21 defeated Team Moro ’21 in a matchup of the top two junior teams. Team Siskind comes away with the dub 41-39.

Logan Gornbein '21 and Teddy Dienst '20
March 18, 2020
Filed under Broadcast

The anticipated return of rec basketball is upon us

Week two of the new podcast, and this week we discuss the previous upperclassmen rec basketball week results and upcoming predictions.

Logan Gornbein '21 and Theodore Dienst '20
January 13, 2020
Filed under Broadcast, Sports

Superfans preview rec basketball

New podcast is set to discuss the previous upperclassmen rec basketball week and new power rankings

Jack Lev '20, Teddy Dienst '20, Logan Gornbein '21
January 5, 2020
Filed under Broadcast

Rec basketball dives into annual March Madness tournament

Team Tanzer celebrates their 51-44 victory to win the championship.

Kevin Greer '19
March 30, 2019
Filed under Sports

The month of March is known to go hand in hand with a basketball frenzy.  Although the annual NCAA tournament has not yet begun, the madness is already underway  in the Staples High School fieldhouse. The 11th and 12th grade recreational basketball March Madness tournament came to a close as Te...

Staples boys ball out in rec basketball

Staples boys ball out in rec basketball

Evi Tarshis ’20, Emma Van Riper ’20 and Ella Bloomingdale ’20
March 8, 2019
Filed under Broadcast, Sports, Sports, Videos

Boys’ Rec basketball league becomes trend among students

Boys’ Rec basketball league becomes trend among students

March 15, 2018
Filed under Sports

By: Sasha Narang '18 Whether you’ve seen it broadcasted on the Superfans Facebook group or heatedly debated among students in the hallways, the rec basketball league has become a trend among Staples boys. Consisting of a freshman and sophomore league and a junior and senior league, many are competing...

[Dec. 2016 Sports] Rec basketball emerging to the forefront of winter sports

January 13, 2017
Filed under Paper Archives

By Ari McCoy ’17 & Thomas Nealon ’17 Throughout the winter months, every Tuesday and Thursday night, students arrive at school, locked in for the weekly battle of wits and competitive fire. Freshmen against sophomores. Juniors versus seniors. Make no mistake, recreational (rec) basketball...

Rec Basketball Week 2

Rec Basketball Week 2

January 8, 2017
Filed under Sports

By: Max Appell and Molly Liebergall

Kaplan guarantees his long-awaited return to rec basketball

Adam Kaplan, Editor-in-Chief
June 11, 2015
Filed under Opinions

I, Adam Joshua Kaplan, will dunk in recreational basketball next year. Life comes in peaks and valleys. After I left rec in eighth grade, my athletic state was at an all time low. I could barely play a pick-up game without coughing and wheezing. My mile time slid into the 10 minute range. I’ve decided...

Rec basketball rule change elicits a mixed reaction

Rec basketball rule change elicits a mixed reaction

Brendan Massoud
January 14, 2015
Filed under Sports

This year, recreational basketball, better known as “rec,” has adopted a new policy in which each team can only have one coach. Prior to this year, teams could have both a head coach and an assistant. Ultimately, ninth and tenth grade commissioner John McCarthy felt that having the second coach...

All are involved as REC Basketball returns

Michael Mathis, Web Opinions Editor
December 19, 2014
Filed under Sports

If you came fifteen minutes before seven in the field house on the night of Tuesday, Dec. 17, you would have had a front row seat to the warm-up of six teams. Some had formed lay-up lines, some stood in center waiting for the coach to finish encouragement, and some shot around wherever their footing...

Rec Basketball killed for a day, passion still alive

Rec Basketball killed for a day, passion still alive

Simon Stracher, Social Media Editor
January 2, 2014
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

On Thursday nights in Westport, something magical happens. All friend groups, cliques, and previous grievances are thrown aside, and the upperclassmen population of Staples comes together to ball. Rec Basketball happens. It’s already established that Rec Basketball is dominant and more important ...

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