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Social media able to bring athletes, coaches together during practice interruption

Social media able to bring athletes, coaches together during practice interruption

Jake Navarro '20, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference just held a meeting with 70 schools, athletic and governmental figures, and they reached a decision that it was too premature to cancel the spring sports season. Now, coaches have the tough task of having to prepare their teams while under quarantine. ...

Longshore: our last hope

Longshore: our last hope

Grady Narang '20, Staff Writer

April 6, 2020

The average 18-hole golf course is 6,500 yards. That's four miles of open land in the vicinity of practically every town in Fairfield County, let alone Connecticut. Golf courses attract millions of people who play the sport competitively, or those who just want to get out of the house on a weekend....

Spring sports postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak

Spring sports postponed due to COVID-19 outbreak

Grady Narang '20

March 30, 2020

With the recent outbreak of COVID-19, the spring sports season will be postponed for all schools across Connecticut. Governor Lamont ordered all schools to be closed until at least April 20 as the final date back is to be determined. As the decision affects all grades, seniors are left heartbroken wi...

Olympics could be postponed, students react

Olympics could be postponed, students react

Jacob Greenberger '22

March 30, 2020

Olympic qualifying across different sports and regions around the world continues to be suspended due to increasing concerns over coronavirus. The men’s soccer qualifiers were the first to be canceled by the Olympic committee in what is now a very long list of postponed or suspended events. The 2020 Olympics i...

Rec basketball ends in heartbreak for seniors

Rec basketball ends in heartbreak for seniors

Ethan Frank '20

March 23, 2020

“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...

CIAC shuts down state tournament, disregards years of work

CIAC shuts down state tournament, disregards years of work

Marina Engler '21

March 23, 2020

Amid the pandamonium surrounding coronavirus, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) has decided to proceed with caution and cancel the remainder of all state tournaments. This was a careless decision that does not take into account the very athletes who are participating in the to...

Houston Astros’ cheating scandal enrages baseball community, sets bad example for fans

Houston Astros’ cheating scandal enrages baseball community, sets bad example for fans

Reilly Caldwell ’20, Features Editor

March 23, 2020

As I watched Jose Altuve hit a monstrous walk-off home run to send the Houston Astros to the World Series and beat the New York Yankees during game six of the 2019 ALCS, I was heartbroken. Although it was painful as a Yankee fan to watch Altuve celebrate his win, it seemed as if the better team won. Ho...

Parower scores spot at James Madison University

Parower scores spot at James Madison University

Carson Kranz '21, Staff Writer

March 20, 2020

After scoring two goals for varsity her freshman year, Shira Parower ’21 worked hard in the offseason to score 54 goals in her sophomore year which helped to earn herself a spot with James Madison University. After not earning much playing time freshman year, Parower decided to change the way she...

Winter sports teams celebrate successes, reflect on season

Winter sports teams celebrate successes, reflect on season

Lily Kane '20, Broadcast Director

March 19, 2020

As the snow melts and the flowers begin to bloom, Staples athletes can reflect on the eventful sports season coming to a close. With several teams making it to their FCIAC and State championships, team members realize that their hard work is paying off.  Despite having to take the bus to-and-from M...

Discomfort prevails in cheer game-day uniforms

Discomfort prevails in cheer game-day uniforms

Amanda Rowan '22

March 10, 2020

Whether it’s a girl decked out in a full cheerleading uniform: skirt and bow, or a boy wearing a suit and tie, Staples students aim to stand out on game days. But whether it is 80 degrees or in the low 30s, mini skirts are still mandatory for cheerleaders, despite the incredibly frigid temperatures....

Crucial 72-65 win against Wilton sends Staples boys’ basketball team into FCIACS

Crucial 72-65 win against Wilton sends Staples boys’ basketball team into FCIACS

Marlo Von der Ahe ’20

March 9, 2020

The Staples boys basketball team pulled out a 72-65 win in a season-deciding game on Feb. 26 against Wilton. The Wreckers record prior to the game was 13-6. The game was important to the Wreckers because they needed to win in order to qualify for the FCIAC tournament.   Led by coach Colin Devine, Staples started s...

Girls’ basketball team comes close to big FCIAC win

Girls’ basketball team comes close to big FCIAC win

Charley Guthartz '22

March 9, 2020

The girls’ basketball FCIAC championship game was a true nailbiter but the team took a hard loss again against Ridgefield with a final score of 50-46 going into double overtime.  “It was a really intense and stressful situation. We started off very weak and the other time started off really strong,...

Boys’ basketball defeats FCIAC second seed team in a defining match

Boys’ basketball defeats FCIAC second seed team in a defining match
Boys’ basketball defeats FCIAC second seed team in a defining match

Madison Andrews '20

February 24, 2020

The Staples boys’ basketball team defeated Stamford 72-70 to extend their record this season to 11-3 in the Staples gym on Thursday, Feb. 6.  ...

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