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Ben Berkley ’22 has been the track and field manager for the past two years, after being a runner on the team his freshman year.

Staples managers play crucial role in team success

Jess Leon ’22, Staff Writer April 7, 2021

The success of Staples sports teams starts behind the scenes with the managers. From setting up fields, to helping the coaches with any tasks, to keeping score, the managers are busy with their position...

Girls’ lacrosse captain Julia Diconza ’21 gears up to pass the ball at tryouts for the 2021 season.

COVID sports restrictions continue into spring, but sense of normalcy slowly returns

Phoebe Miller '23, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

Connecticut is springing forward into a new season, and with that, a new season of sports is beginning too. Spring sports practices began on March 27, with first contest dates on April 10, and final...

Marley Lopez ’21 is actively playing in her basketball game back in 2020. Her high school career was one of the best experiences for her, but this year, contact tracing suddenly prohibiting her participation in the last basketball game of her career.

Contact tracing seizes the excitement sports have produced

Sydney Chinitz ’22, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

This past year has been chaotic. The extensive amount of changes that have happened in order to adapt to COVID-19 have affected all different aspects of student lives: classroom experience, social life...

The Wreckers overcame a lot this year, and while they exited earlier than expected, it was a great season.

Staples boys’ basketball team goes down in first round

Jake Gersh ’21, Staff Writer March 19, 2021

The Staples boys’ basketball team was stunned in their home gym on March 16, dropping the first round FCIAC playoff matchup 56-53 to Bassick. The Wreckers came into the affair as the third seed, while...

Staples boys’ basketball warm up all sporting #44 in honor of their late teammate Timari Rivera as they prepare to take on Warde.

Staples boys’ basketball trounce Warde

Max Dorsey ’21, Staff Writer March 13, 2021

Staples boys’ basketball kept their winning season going on March 8, as they defeated Warde 56-44 with a strong defensive performance and improved to an impressive 9-1 for the season. Staples’ offense...

The Staples girls’ basketball varsity and junior varsity teams came together on Feb. 26 to decorate and personalize the downtown storefront window of the upcoming Cold Fusion gelato store. Support from the town and each other has greatly contributed to the team’s tight-knit nature that has led to many victories this season.

Girls’ basketball maintains winning streak, team morale despite modified season

Madeline Michalowski ’22, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

The Staples girls’ basketball team is nine games into their winter season and has not yet lost a single one. While defeating strong competitors including Trumbull, Ludlowe and Danbury, the team has additionally...

Henry Beck ’21 receives the baton from Konur Nordberg ’21 at a track and field practice. The track team is continuing to compete at a high level in virtual meets while regarding the COVID-19 rules.

Q & A with Marty Lisevick: Staples’ Athletic Director speaks about winter sports and beyond

Andreas Lolis ’21, Breaking News Editor March 5, 2021

Athletic Director Marty Lisevick is the man behind the scenes who enables every Staples sports team to represent its community on the field or on the court. Lisevick offers his reflections on the winter...

The girls’ indoor track 1600 meters participants line up at the starting line.

Girls indoor track team races ahead during first virtual meet

Lyah Muktavaram ’22, Web Features Editor March 1, 2021

The Staples girls’ indoor track team participated in their first virtual FCIAC meet competing against Darien, Wilton, Ridgefield, Greenwich, Brien McMahon and Fairfield Ludlowe on Saturday, Feb. 27....

Staples’ girls basketball secured a decisive win over Trumbull on Feb. 25. The Wreckers stay number one in the FCIAC at 6-0. Trumbull is 3-2.

Girls’ basketball triumphs over Trumbull, continues undefeated season

Gabriella Gerig ’23 February 26, 2021

The Staples girls’ basketball team clinched a 44-38 win against Trumbull on Thursday, Feb. 25. This game solidified their number one standing in the FCIAC with a record of 6-0.  Although Staples...

Screenshot of the Staples’ girls basketball playing their fifth game of the season vs Ludlowe at Fairfield Ludlowe High School. Ludlowe does not allow Staples fans at their games, so fans watch from the NFHS network.

Girls’ basketball takes home a win after intense overtime

Charley Guthartz ’22, Sports Editor February 25, 2021

The Staples girls’ basketball team took home a win after an important game at Fairfield Ludlowe High School on Feb. 23. After a four minute overtime, they were able to come out with a 58-54 victory....

Staples warms up before the tip off against Brian McMahon. There are no fans in the gym.

Staples squashes Brian McMahon to stay unbeaten

Cameron Manna ’21, Staff Writer February 23, 2021

The Staples boys’ basketball team stayed undefeated with a 62-44 win against the Brian McMahon Senators on Feb. 20. From the tip off, Staples took control of the game by jumping out to a 21-2 lead...

Staples boys’ basketball warms up in the fanless gym due to COVID-19 restrictions for their first game of the season versus Greenwich.

Staples boys’ basketball stomp Greenwich in season opener

Max Dorsey ’21, Staff Writer February 11, 2021

Staples boys’ basketball tipped off their season with a 49-35 win against the Greenwich Cardinals on Feb. 9. Staples’ second quarter effort was pivotal, as the team put together both an offensive...

The Staples girls’ basketball team takes on Greenwich. Greenwich had a record of 15-6 in the 2019-20 season while Staples had a 21-3.

Staples girls’ basketball continues their legacy from last season

Jess Leon ’22, Staff Writer February 10, 2021

In an exciting FCIAC season opener, the Staples girls’ basketball team won 61-40 against Greenwich on Feb. 9. Both these teams were supposed to meet in the 2019-20 state semifinals tournament before...

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