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Football Team Wins FCIAC Championship, Advances to State Finals

Football Team Wins FCIAC  Championship, Advances to  State Finals

December 4, 2009

Jack Hennessy '10 and Matt Hawes '10 Web Sports Editor and Staff Writer Staples held on to beat fourth–seeded Xavier 31–28 in the state semifinal game at Wilton High School. Behind the explosive running of halfback Matt Kelly ’10 (212 yards, 3 touchdowns), and what woul...

Boys’ Soccer Captures 12th State Championship in 4–0 Win Over New Milford

Boys’ Soccer Captures 12th State Championship in 4–0 Win Over New Milford

December 4, 2009

Becca Bobrow '11 Staff Writer In the biggest margin of victory CIAC history, the boys’ varsity soccer team ended its stellar season with a 4–0 triumph over New Milford in the state finals on Nov. 21 at Ridgefield High School’s Tiger Hollow Stadium. This is the twelfth state champio...

CIAC Football Playoffs Need to Consider the Players

December 4, 2009

DJ Sixsmith '11 Sports Editor We are in the middle of he CIAC Football state playoffs, and as it stands right now, four teams qualified from each of the six divisons. This year the semi-finals are Dec. 1 and the state finals follow three days later. There is a problem here. With Staples holdi...

Fall Sports Rewrite Expectations

Fall Sports Rewrite Expectations

December 4, 2009

Dustin Dobbs ’10 & Matt Hawes ’10 Sports Editor & Staff Writer Girls’ Volleyball Head Coach Bruce Betts kept his winning tradition alive this fall, coaching the girls volleyball team to an impressive 14–4 regular season record. This put them towards the top of the FCIAC, but they were defeated by Darien in the FCIAC playoffs. I...

Winter Sports Preview

December 4, 2009

Ross Gordon '11 and JJ Clarke '12 News Editor and A&E Editor Boys’ Track Jack Hennessy ’10, Paul Chandler ’10, John Foster ’10, Aaron Kliegman ’10 and Sam Zorfas ’10 will lead the boys’ varsity indoor track team this year. “They are an extremely hardworking group,” sai...

Forever Young: Steve Young Reflects on Thanksgiving Football Game

December 4, 2009

Michael Nussbaum '11 Sports Editor The Staples and Greenwich rivalry on Thanksgiving may be best known for this year’s highly anticipated game, but the rich history of the game goes farther back then many people may think. The game has featured some players who have excelled at the next level....

Skiing Around the Clock: Keeping up with Work, Skiers Endure Tricky Practice Schedule

Skiing Around the Clock: Keeping up with Work, Skiers Endure Tricky Practice Schedule

December 4, 2009

Farrel Levenson ’11 Opinions Editor During the winter season at Staples, some athletes can be found in the pool, some on the track, and some on the court. However, twice a week, the Staples ski team can be found an hour away from school, at Southington mountain. The Staples team is one of 24 high school ski teams in the state in the...

David Lloyd ’79 Turns Sports into Career

David Lloyd ’79 Turns Sports into Career

December 3, 2009

DJ Sixsmith ’11 Sports Editor It is often said that success comes with hard work. This is the case for David Lloyd ’79. After spending time at an advertising job in New York, Lloyd’s friend suggested that he take a job at a TV station in Macon, Ga. “My friend told me to try the job because I liked ...

The Front Line of a Team’s Domination

The Front Line of a Team’s Domination

December 2, 2009

Brendan Rand ‘11 and Jeremy Dreyfuss ‘11 Staff Writers The shortest of them stands six feet tall and weighs 215 pounds. They cast long shadows in the hallways, and one immediately knows they play football. On the field, they fend off opposing defenders, allowing the offense to excel. They are one of the biggest reasons as to why Staples is currently undef...

Jets Keep Playoff Hopes Alive Against Panthers

Jets Keep Playoff Hopes Alive Against Panthers

November 30, 2009

Cole Tessler '11 Staff Writer The Jets finally ended their losing streak and revived playoff hopes with a win against the Panthers. Mark Sanchez had a solid performance throwing 13 -17 for 154 yards and was able to manage the game. However, there was a scary moment when Sanchez was holding his knee after an eight yard scramble. After a couple ...

Wreckers Ground the Cardinals and Keep State Hopes Alive

Wreckers Ground the Cardinals and Keep State Hopes Alive

November 28, 2009

JJ Clarke '12 A&E Editor Staples football played the Greenwich Cardinals in the Thanksgiving classic on Thursday. The Wreckers dominated the first half, leading 21-14, Staples looked as though they had their state playoff berth in the bag. Matt Kelly ’10, was giving the Wreckers a strong running game with three touchdowns, as well as the d...

Sixsmith’s Selection: Top Five Sportscasters

Sixsmith’s Selection: Top Five Sportscasters

November 25, 2009

D.J. Sixsmith Sports Editor The best part of watching sports game on TV is the announcers who call the game. Read More »...

Ranko’s Redemption; Wreckers Shock Bridgeport Central in FCIAC Championship Game

Ranko’s Redemption; Wreckers Shock Bridgeport Central in FCIAC Championship Game

November 24, 2009

D.J. Sixsmith Staff Writer Redemption was the story of Friday night’s FCIAC Championship game between Staples and Bridgeport Central as wide receiver Brendan Rankowitz caught the game winning 66-yard touchdown pass in the Wreckers unbelievable 14-10 victory over the Hilltoppers. Read More »...

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