Inklings News

Students express desire for continuation of sports

The National Basketball Association seeks approval for return to sports without fans in the crowd.

Carson Kranz ’21

May 22, 2020

The NBA was affected by coronavirus the most with almost 50 cases around the league, and their season has been postponed for two months now. There are many factors that go into the possible continuation of the league, which makes it hard to make a decision. In the case they do decide to continue,...

The decision on the upcoming year of fall sports

Staples soccer seniors hope that despite pandemic, 2020 season will be played.

Carson Kranz ’21

May 22, 2020

With the coronavirus calling an end to the 2019-2020 school year, it also brought the end of spring sports. The cancelling of all 2020 spring sports has been devastating for all seniors and athletes who were looking forward to taking the field. But now we’re left with one question, what about fall...

Quarantine brings new fitness opportunities

The Staples girls’ lacrosse team participates on Monday April 27 in the #LastShift2020 Virtual 5k Challenge. Student-athletes are taking charge and taking one last shift into April to be the difference for cancer patients who are at high risk of getting COVID-19.

Lexie Moskovit ’21

May 14, 2020

Due to COVID-19, teens have been taking up new activities while being stuck in quarantine. Many have found exercising as a way to step away from T.V and bed to stay active. With sports postponed and gyms closed, spring sports teams and students are keeping active in various ways. Many adults and...

Staples girls’ track help fight COVID-19

When the individuals completed their miles for the day, they held up a sign and took a picture. In total, the team ran 190 miles.

Maya Reiner ’21, Web Sports Editor

May 10, 2020

Day after day, healthcare workers around the world are fighting this vicious virus: COVID-19. The doctors and nurses come out of the hospital with rigid marks all over their face from hours upon hours of helping patients. The Staples girls’ track team wanted to find a way to give back to the commu...

Coronavirus charity golf tournament gives hope for sports

Four of sports best athletes compete in golf match for charity.

Grady Narang '20

May 5, 2020

With the outbreak of COVID-19, sports across the country have been canceled and people have suffered from not being able to watch their favorite athletes compete. Sports serve as amain source of entertainment for millions of Americans and its absence has been difficult to ignore.   “I ho...

Professional athletes prove to be much more than entertainment

Provide a graphic credit for your multimedia: Athletes are finding new ways to inspire with coronavirus relief.

Jake Navarro ’20

May 5, 2020

I was in physics when the news that we would be living under a quarantine broke out. At first, joy was the first emotion I experienced. Later that week, I realized that the quarantine life was overrated. While each person is struggling with their own personal losses, professional sports has also been something ...

Unification fills the air as sports teams come together during COVID-19

The girls’ lacrosse team gathered on Zoom on April 2 to catch up and share what they’ve been doing during this unprecedented time. The team meeting was led by the three captains: Kyle Kirby ’20, Kathleen Cozzi ’20 and Jane Lukens ’20.

Maya Reiner ’21

April 24, 2020

As the flowers blossom and Westporters come out of hibernation, spring sports teams start and highschoolers get a rush of excitement to embark on their sports. But for the student-athletes this year, this excitement was taken away very shortly due to COVID-19. Despite the teams not being together, sports...

Basketball fans react to alternative NBA entertainment

The NBA makes use of their own Xbox game by showing pro basketball players competing in NBA2k20. While they cannot play, sports leagues have looked to alternative forms of entertainment for their viewers.

Aidan Rogers '22

April 24, 2020

Due to the current state of the novel COVID-19 virus outbreak, the National Basketball Association (NBA) has remained in suspension since an initial 30-day closure on March 11. While the teams are unable to compete, the NBA has resorted to broadcasting other forms of content to entertain viewers. Staples s...

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

While athletes are required to stay at home over this break, coaches can still push them to remain in shape.

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

The Longshore golf course still remains open despite social distancing practicing during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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

The Staples boys' baseball won FCIAC and the state championship last year.

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

The summer Olympics was supposed to start July 23, 2020, but there is uncertainty if it will happen at all.

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

Students played basketball at Compo beach to compensate for the loss of rec basketball.

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...

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