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Spring football might be on horizon

Spring football might be on horizon
December 23, 2020

The 2020 Staples football season was far from normal, as football was the only sport that did not participate in FCIAC play. The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) suspended any 11-on-11...

Athletes not letting COVID-19 stop them from staying fit

The Staples girls' basketball team celebrating after upsetting Norwalk on the road.
December 15, 2020

In a normal year, high school winter athletes would be kicking off their seasons this month, but with COVID-19, nothing has been near normal. The CIAC Executive Director Glenn Lugarini postponed the start...

Athlete training altered following Lamont’s announcement

Some swimmers unable to practice with their club teams are signing up for an hour of lane time at Velo-CT, a pool located in Norwalk, Connecticut. This allows them to continue their training and perfect their technique in the water.
December 7, 2020

Anxious athletes are scrambling to find places to train following Governor Lamont’s announcement that all club and other team sports must pause all activities until Jan. 19. With high school practices...

Boys’ basketball prepares for a different season

Lucas Basich ’21 was named a captain for this upcoming season. He has been an integral part of the team for the last two years.
December 7, 2020

The Staples boys’ basketball team is preparing for anything in a season filled with uncertainty. Recently, it was announced that the season would look a little differently than expected. In mid-November,...

Staples athletes adapt to virtual workouts

Because not all students have access to weight sets, coaches have offered workouts that do not require equipment or that only require household items like a chair. They must get creative to see the same gains that they would be making back in the weight room.
November 25, 2020

Lifting and conditioning create an atmosphere of hard work, grit and passion at the center of athletics at Staples. While not actively playing a sport during these sessions, players can still improve their...

Club sports postponed until Jan 19 causing disappointment in athletes

Just as the shortened volleyball season came to an end, school was closed, leaving the field house doors locked and the boys’ volleyball season in jeopardy.
November 24, 2020

Every year as the school season comes to an end, athletes focus on the transition from their high school sport to preparing for the next season by playing on a club team. Within the past two weeks, several...

CIAC winter sports decision distressing, yet necessary

As of Nov. 17, the CIAC has postponed winter sports until Jan. 19, which can potentially be pushed back further depending on Connecticut’s COVID cases in the following months.
November 23, 2020

It’s that time of year again to lace up my spikes, bond with fellow athletes over pre-race stress and sprint around various tri-state area tracks that share an identical rubber scent. No matter the results,...

CIAC postpones the winter season until Jan. 19

The CIAC delayed the winter sports season until Jan. 19, 2021 after a rise in COVID cases statewide to ensure the safety of all students.
November 23, 2020

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) announced on Nov. 17 that the high school winter sports season will be postponed until Jan. 19, 2021. With a rise in COVID-19 cases across the...

Winter sports athletes respond to CIAC announcement

The girls’ basketball team finished their 2019-2020 season with an overall record of 18-2. After losing five seniors, this team has been working hard this off season to have another dominant season.
November 23, 2020

In a year full of uncertainties, the athletes of Staples High School hoped their sports season would carry on as normal. But the CIAC recently announced their decision to postpone winter sports until Jan....

Athletes continue college commitment process despite pandemic

Gaby Gonzales ’22 continues to practice her sport everyday, to allow for her best performance when attending Cornell University in the fall of 2022.
November 11, 2020

Amid the craziness of COVID-19, juniors at Staples have not stopped grinding through the college commitment process. Soccer player Gaby Gonzales ’22 and lacrosse players Mia and Mckenzie Didio ’22...

Boys’ soccer loses in first round to McMahon

Alan Fiore ’21  scored two goals in a win for the Wreckers over Ridgefield in Oct. He has been the lead scorer for the Wreckers this season.
November 11, 2020

In a thrilling matchup, the Staples boys’ soccer team faced off against Brien McMahon in the first round of the playoffs, with Staples losing by a score of 1-0. The first half was scoreless, until...

Fall athletes hopeful to compete in postseason amid COVID-19

Senior captain Laine Ambrose ’21 (left) chases down a ball in a game against Ridgefield. The Boston College commit has been a part of all three of the state champion teams since she arrived at Staples.
November 4, 2020

In a typical November, athletes and coaches begin to prepare and scout out for playoff competition. But this year is far from typical. Initially, the question was would fall sports even happen? Now the...

Strong senior athletes dominate fall sports

Alan Fiore (right) looks on to Loeffler Field prior to a contest against Ridgefield, in which he scored two of his four goals so far on the year.
October 29, 2020

With temperatures dropping and athletes becoming more acclimated to the COVID-19 regulations, the competition for fall sports is beginning to trend upward. Henry Beck ’21, of the Staples football team;...

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