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Each Connections class made a world cup bracket, hoping to win a World Cup themed party.

Student body gears up for World Cup

Tristan Gonzalez ’24, Staff Writer December 1, 2022

Every four years a competition comes around that is commonly referred to as the number one sporting spectacle ever invented. As 32 teams compete for the most highly-coveted prize in all of sports, the...

Annam Olasewere ’25 participated in the USA Swimming National Select Camp in order to improve her mindset both in and out of the pool.

Annam Olasewere makes a splash at USA Swimming National Select Camp

Lily Klau ’23, Creative Director November 26, 2022

With her Staples girls’ Swim and Dive backpack draped over her shoulders, Annam Olasewere ’25 strolled into the Colorado Olympic and Paralympic Training Center to participate in the USA Swimming National...

Excessively expensive tickets for sporting events makes it increasingly difficult for fans to support their team

Expensive ticket prices creates difficulty in attending events, unfairly hurting supporters

William Murray '25, Web Sports Editor November 22, 2022

Due to how expensive ticket sales have become in recent years, it is increasingly difficult for the average American to watch their favorite sports team play live. Going to see sporting events shouldn’t...

Simonte shares her love of field hockey with other individuals who have neuro-developmental challenges. She volunteers at a local facility and has created a floor hockey program for members to engage in.

Simonte shares love for field hockey, Hearts 4 Hockey

Alix Glickman ’23, Social Media Manager November 21, 2022

After a severe injury that took Zoe Simonte ’23 out right before her junior year field hockey season, she pivoted to a new outlet of field hockey, Hearts 4 Hockey.  Hearts 4 Hockey works with a non-profit...

Both the Wreckers and Warriors in a time-out with the score at 20-22, moments before the game ended.

Girls’ volleyball triumphs over Wilton Warriors

Audrey Curtis ’25, Web Features Editor November 14, 2022

The Staples girls’ volleyball team conquered the Wilton Warriors in the first round of the class LL state tournament. The Wreckers were able to climb back after dropping the first set 25-19 to eventually...

Staples boys’ football locker room (right) and the Staples girls locker room (left) are drastically different.

Difference in locker rooms prompts strong student reactions

Indie Ahl ’24, Assistant Business Manager November 12, 2022

The Staples boys’ football locker room appears to mirror a college football locker room set up: the room contains a large, spacious, main area with individual lockers for the players lined along the...

Girls’ soccer played St. Joseph’s in the FCIAC finals, losing with a final score of 1-3

Girls’ soccer defeated by St. Joseph in FCIAC final

Genevieve Frucht ’24, Paper News Editor November 11, 2022

Coming off an FCIAC win in 2021, girls’ soccer lost to St. Joseph’s in the final round this year on Nov. 3. The game was played at a neutral site, Wilton High School, with a final score of 1-3.  Girls’...

The girls’ soccer team celebrates after a regular season win during their pinkout for breast cancer awareness game.

Girls’ soccer reflects on FCIAC loss, channels motivation into State competition

Charlotte Berner ’25 , Staff Writer November 10, 2022

The girls’ soccer team never fails to put up a strong fight. Going almost undefeated in their regular season, they ended with a record of 10 wins, one loss and four ties. In FCIACS, the team made it...

The 2022 boys’ varsity basketball team gathers as a team before their first game.

Wreckers dominate preseason games, look prepared for upcoming season

Tristan Gonzalez ’24, Staff Writer November 7, 2022

As the point guard dribbles down the hardwood court, cheers fill the Staples High School gym as the bleachers are filled with captivated students and fans. Come winter, much of the school’s eyes are...

The Wreckers face off against West Hill before a hike. The defensive line was strong, with Staples stopping West Hill from scoring a single point.

Wreckers demolish Vikings in 49-0 “washout” game

Benjamin Buchalter ’25, Staff Writer November 6, 2022

The Staples Wreckers football team defeated the West Hill Vikings 49-0 on Nov. 4. The Wreckers scored seven touchdowns  and stopped a West Hill touchdown just seconds from the end of the third quarter,...

Walsh competes at various horseback riding competitions across the country.

Walsh jumps to success through horseback riding

Lucy Dockter ’23, Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2022

Jessica Walsh ’25 has been riding horses for around 10 years. She got into it because her cousin rode, so she and her sister grew up around horses and fell in love. Walsh talks about what people commonly...

Staples and Brien McMahon players battle for possession of the ball. (Photo by William Murray ’25)

Girls’ soccer dominates Brien McMahon enroute to 3-0 victory

William Murray '25, Web Sports Editor October 31, 2022

In the first round of the FCIAC playoffs, the Staples girls’ soccer team put on a strong display against Brien McMahon, earning them a 3-0 win and punching their ticket to the semifinals. Seeking...

Morgan Carnahan ’23 serves the ball giving the Wreckers another point

Girls’ volleyball dominates Bridgeport Central on senior night

Anna Kercher '25 and Katherine Phelps '25, Staff Writer and Opinions Editor October 25, 2022

The Staples girls’ varsity volleyball team defeated Bridgeport Central High School on senior day. The Wreckers won all three sets, 25-2, 25-6 and 25-14 on Oct. 19. Captain Raquel Cross ’23, Grace...

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