Inklings News

Wreckers make COVID-friendly adjustments to senior days

Posters are hung up in the volleyball gym for the seniors before their senior night home game.

Natasha Taubenheim ’22

October 26, 2020

Imagine you have just entered your senior year at Staples. You have worked your way up to varsity after four years of hardwork and dedication to your sport. Walking into the school cafeteria on an early fall morning, you are handed your favorite coffee order from Starbucks, a balloon is tied to your...

Staples boys’ soccer routs Ridgefield

Staples on the offensive attack, already up 1-0 trying to build a lead.

Max Dorsey ’21

October 21, 2020

The Wreckers defense came to play as they dominated the Ridgefield Tigers at Loeffler field on Monday, winning 3-0. Alan Fiore ’21 was on fire for Staples boys’ soccer, scoring two goals in a win for the Wreckers. The first half was full of offensive opportunities for Staples. After a few missed...

Freshmen adapt to varsity sports teams this fall season

Emma Morris ’24 warms up for her meet on Oct. 14, as she prepares to run as the only freshman on the varsity girls’ cross country team.

Ella Shi '23

October 20, 2020

Varsity athletes are dedicated and talented, and playing on a varsity sport team is the goal of many high school athletes. However, for a select few freshmen, they dive right into the competition and high-expectations of varsity sports right as they enter their first year of high school. This fall, S...

Staples wins in a shutout vs Wilton

Julia Diconza ’21 goes to the goal in the game against Wilton. Staples won with a score of 7-0, bringing their record to 3-0.

Hannah Kail ’22 and Charley Guthartz ’22

October 14, 2020

The Staples girls’ field hockey team beat Wilton 7-0 in their home matchup on Oct. 9. In the second half of the game, Staples captured five goals to secure the win. “In the third quarter we were able to use all of our players to build up our attacks as the ball went down the field,” Francine...

Many Staples athletes choose club sports, prompting COVID-19 concerns

Many Staples athletes choose club sports, prompting COVID-19 concerns

Jake Fitzpatrick ’22

October 14, 2020

With COVID-19 concerns still looming over the current fall sports season and teams adapting to fit the CIAC’s criteria, many Staples athletes have turned to club sports to get their athletic fix. Club teams are organizations that are not connected to Staples in any way. As Staples has no jurisdiction...

Football players demonstrate disgust towards CIAC

Football players demonstrate disgust towards CIAC

Abigail Nevin ’23

October 13, 2020

In early September, it was announced by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) that it is unsafe for the fall high school football season to take place this year. In response, many infuriated players and coaches, created a hashtag called “Let Us Play.” Supporters for the continuation of ...

In 2020: The year of unpredictable, NFL Sundays provide a constant

NFL Redzone running seven hours of commercial free football as Staples students tune in.

Max Dorsey ’21

October 12, 2020

This year has been a trip. Almost nothing has felt normal, and almost nothing is normal. Relying on normal aspects of life like school and after school sports and activities can prove to be a let down for a lot of Staples students. So many questions have been left unanswered. But in a year of uncertainty,...

Staples boys’ soccer struggle against Wilton

The Wreckers defense regroups after Wilton takes a 3-0 lead.

Max Dorsey ’21

October 12, 2020

The Staples boys’ soccer team endured 90 minutes of torture on Wednesday Oct. 7 at Kristen Lily Field, as Wilton defeated them 4-0. The Wreckers put together a solid showing in the first half, getting many scoring opportunities as well as only allowing one goal. But in the second half, Wilton ran away...

Junior Dance course sacrifices full experience of class due to curriculum change

Junior Dance students’ assignments regarding physical and emotional goal-setting on Google Classroom.

Hannah Ratcliffe '22

October 8, 2020

COVID-19 and the required social distance requirements has affected an abundance of classes and sports at Staples High School, limiting students to what they can and cannot partake in. A majority of students can speak to these changes, as the entire gym curriculum has been modified since most students ...

Staples boys’ soccer falls short in home opener

The Wreckers attempt to score in the second half but are shut down by Danbury goalie Matt Silva.

Madeline Michalowski ʼ22

October 5, 2020

The Staples boys’ soccer team finally kicked off their season against Danbury at 4:00 on Oct. 2 on Loeffler Field. With the Wreckers down 2-0 late in the game, Reese Watkins ’22 was able to put one in the net with only 1:35 remaining. However, the clock ran out before Staples could find an equalizer,...

Thaw prepares to debut at Michigan

Jake Thaw ’20 playing football as a Staples Wrecker.

Jess Leon ’22

October 5, 2020

Jake Thaw’s ’20 first season in the Big 10 is on. The Big 10 announced they will go on with having a modified football season despite COVID-19 concerns. Thaw is a freshman on The University of Michigan football team. After months of endless work, they are finally able to see a future ahead of...

Teams adapt to pandemic

Arden Scherer and Charlotte Zhang warming up before soccer practice.

Jess Leon '22 and Amanda Rowan '22

October 2, 2020

When morning air turns crisp, the leaves begin falling and the first NFL football games kick off; that's when you know high school sports are upon us. Yet, walking around Staples, the loud cheers from the crowd, the huddles between teams and the fields filled with athletes from neighboring towns are miss...

COVID-19 affects cross country team

Staples cross country runners wear masks and socially distance while running in their small cohorts at practice.

Audrey Kercher '23

September 25, 2020

Going back to school in fall of 2020 is anything besides ordinary: one-way hallways, masks, six feet apart and Zooms. Sports are no exception, especially for the cross country team.    The Staples cross country team has had to make many modifications this year due to COVID-19.    ...

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