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Neglected sport deserves recognition

Neglected sport deserves recognition

Betti Kobak '22

February 11, 2020

Sports practices and games are the daily rituals for many students at Staples, and our community takes them extremely seriously. Staples offers a large variety of different sports, but there are no longer just the classic football and soccer options there used to be. Times are evolving, and so is the pop...

A decade of athletes turned activists

A decade of athletes turned activists

Ella Alpert '22, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

Professional athletes have always been loved and respected by fans for their ability to perform on the field. But in recent years, athletes have been receiving a different form of attention despite their performance in their sport. Over the past decade, many have explored another way to use their platfo...

Little League team leaves behind a remarkable Staples baseball legacy

Little League team leaves behind a remarkable Staples baseball legacy

Serena Ye '20, Broadcast Director

January 31, 2020

Clink! My mouth gaped in shock as the ball soared above all of the players’ caps. I felt a surge of inspiration as they fled through the bases and dove to catch the ball, kicking up the red sand. During the summer of 2013, I spent my afternoons watching the Westport Little League baseball team in aw...

Missed opportunities haunt Wreckers in 6-1 loss

Missed opportunities haunt Wreckers in 6-1 loss
Missed opportunities haunt Wreckers in 6-1 loss

Ethan Frank '20 and Jake Navarro '20

January 27, 2020

Darien -- The Staples Wreckers boys’ hockey team fell 6-1 to Division I New Canaan on Wednesday, Jan. 8. The Wreckers, a Division III team, held their own for a period and a half before the train came off the rails.  After matching a New Canaan goal with 6:55 left in the first period on a shot by Owen...

Inequality in Ludlowe athletics prompts Title IX investigation

Inequality in Ludlowe athletics prompts Title IX investigation

Ella Alpert '22, Staff Writer

January 11, 2020

Being a student-athlete comes with many challenges. At times, trying to balance school work, practice and carving out free time to relax can be nearly impossible. When athletes achieve their goals, whether that be winning a game or simply showing improvement, it feels as if the long days of hard wor...

Girls’ basketball team snatches a big FCIAC win

Girls’ basketball team snatches a big FCIAC win

Logan Gornbein '21

January 10, 2020

The Staples girls’ basketball team defeated the Danbury Hatters 59-44 at home on Jan. 8. Going into the game the Wreckers were 5-1 and the Hatters were at 4-1.  Captain Arianna Gerig ’20 was the Wreckers leading scorer with 19 points. Nicole Holmes ’21 had 11 points along with providing energy on ...

Wreckers pick up road win, remain undefeated

Wreckers pick up road win, remain undefeated

Jacob Greenberger '22

January 10, 2020

The Wreckers maintained their undefeated season and improved their record to 6-0 on Jan. 7 with a statement win of 70-58 against the previously undefeated Danbury Hatters. Coming off of momentous wins against Westhill and Central, the Wreckers needed a big performance from their team in just their second game of...

Staples girls’ basketball team beat Bridgeport Central

Staples girls’ basketball team beat Bridgeport Central

Carson Kranz '21

January 10, 2020

The Staples girls’ basketball team blew out Bridgeport Central on Jan. 3 with a huge 68-13 victory. The Wreckers were led by captain Ari Gerig ’20 with 15 points and Kathleen Cozzi ’20 with 10 points. Captain Marisa Shorrock ’20 also led the team with over 14 assists.  It all started in t...

Wreckers rout Weston in second game of season

Wreckers rout Weston in second game of season

Jackson Lev ’20 and Adam Greenlee '20

January 5, 2020

The Staples boys’ basketball team showed out in their second game of the season against Weston with a commanding 72-49 win.      On Monday, Dec. 23 the Wreckers took on the Trojans in their first home game of the season. Coming off a 63-50 win against Joel Barlow the week before, the Wreckers looked to have another dominant team win — and that’s exactly what they...

Staples athletes lead by example in support of girls’ participation in sports

Staples athletes lead by example in support of girls’ participation in sports
Staples athletes lead by example in support of girls’ participation in sports

Madison Andrews, Paper Sports Editor

January 5, 2020

Imagine a place where women do not play sports, are not expected to play and ultimately are not able to participate. This is a world in which many Staples female athletes would not want to be a part. All students at Staples grew up in an era where girls are not only allowed, but encouraged to participate i...

Wrestling team changes offer new opportunities

Wrestling team changes offer new opportunities

Amanda Rowan '22

January 5, 2020

Dual meets and tournaments occupy almost every weekend and Wednesday for many Staples students as the wrestling season rolls into play. Over 40 boys train, practice and prepare for their matches day after day.  After taking home fourth place at FCIACS last season, the team has gained 20 new members...

Staples will have girls’ rugby team this upcoming year

Staples will have girls’ rugby team this upcoming year

Siri Kanter '20, Associate Managing Editor

December 6, 2019

Staples will have a girls’ rugby team this upcoming spring sports season. The team will be coached by Cassie Bishop, who plays for one of the strongest womens' rugby programs in Connecticut throughout the fall and has coached youth programs for upwards of four years.  Sophie Lynch ’21, who has grown up in a fa...

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