Inklings News

Fall Sports Team Rituals

Cross Country coach Laddie Lawrence gives the team an inspirational speech before each meet.

November 24, 2009

Matt Hawes '10 Staff Writer Practice, hard work, communication, and commitment all leads to the success of a team, but when all else fails, Staples athletes turn towards their pre-game routines to prepare them for the game. Read More »...

Student Athletes Required To Take Physical Education

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November 24, 2009

Mel Mignucci '11 Video Editor Freshman, sophomore, and junior athletes, while getting much more exercise than the average student, still are mandated by the state to take physical education. Student athletes spend more time at school for classes, practices, and games than people w...

Post Season Ends for Girls Varsity Soccer

Abbey Lake '12 takes a shot on goal. | Courtesy of

November 19, 2009

Dana Rappaport '11 Web Opinions Editor Thursday, Nov. 12, Staples girls varsity soccer completed their post-season against the undefeated Glastonbury Tomahawks in Glastonbury, CT. On Nov. 10, the varsity team upset Manchester High School in the first round of the Class LL State Tournamen...

Football Looks to Win FCIACs Despite Loss of Pacilio

Pacilio will miss the playoffs due to recent surgery. Photo courtesy of Dan gelman

November 17, 2009

Jack Hennessy and Matt Hawes '10 Web Sports Editor and Staff Writer This Friday and for the rest of the season, the Staples Wreckers will take the field without their captain, leader, and starting quarterback, Brandon Pacilio ’10. Read More »...

Jets Continue To Collapse: Are Their Chances of a Postseason Done?

November 16, 2009

Cole Tessler '11 Staff Writer Well Jet fans, the Jets playoff hopes are officially on life support after the Jets lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-22. The New York defense showed everyone that they can play well but that when it comes down to crunch time, they aren’t as good as they say. The...

NFL Midseason Report

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November 13, 2009

No matter how much you think you know about the NFL, nobody could have predicted what would happen in the first half of the 2009 NFL season. Cincinnati being tied for first place in the AFC North? Tennessee starting off the 2009 season with an 0-7 record after having the best record in 2008 at 13-3? Who saw La...

Believe it or Not: The Madden Curse Continues

Believe it or Not: The Madden Curse Continues

November 13, 2009

Dustin Dobbs '10 and D.J. Sixsmith '11 Sports Editors Superstitions are heavily prevalent throughout sports today, especially in baseball, football, and basketball. Curses…always seem follow these superstitions. Read More »...

Jock Talk: The Clarity A Punch Can Bring

Jock Talk: The Clarity A Punch Can Bring

November 13, 2009

Mike Nussbaum '11 Sports Editor I love boxing; it’s definitely the highlight of my week. Since the beginning of the year, I have been boxing every Friday at LA Boxing in Norwalk. When I first stepped into that gym I remembered feeling invincible. Even though professional fighters who could tear me apart in less then a seco...

Black Introduces Injured Athlete Club To Staples

November 13, 2009

Jesse Heussner '11 Features Editor Formally a star of the Staples gymnastics team, Charlotte Black ’11 is now the leader of a new team: the injured athletes club. Black, who hurt her neck before the state championships last year, is no longer able to compete for the Staples team because of her ...

Wreckers Run Hard, Finish 3rd at FCIACs

Photo by Jonathan Foster

November 13, 2009

Dustin Dobbs ’10  and Jack Hennessy ’10   Sports Editor and Web Sports Editor The Staples Boys cross country team ran a tough race at Waveny Park in New Canaan Oct. 22 en route to a respectable 3rd place finish. Danbury High renewed its dominance in the sport with its fifth championship in a row. Read ...

Girls Varsity Soccer loses 2-0 to Greenwich

Kelly Bohling '11 works hard to defend her goal.| Photo by Eric Essagof '12

November 11, 2009

Lila Epstein '10 and Kate McNee '11 Editor-In-Chief and Copy Editor On Oct. 29 the Staples Girls Varsity Soccer team lost 2-0 to Greenwich. The team was also celebrating their senior day on the same day. The underclassman in the Girls’ Soccer program worked hard to honor and apprecia...

Welcome to Heartbreak

November 11, 2009

Brendan Rand '11 Staff Writer Kanye West’s song title from his album “808’s and Heartbreak” is only fitting after the Giants’ last second 21-20 home loss to the San Diego Chargers. After starting 5-0, the Giants are now 5-4. The Giants actually had the lead late in this one, having ...

Staples Soccer Wins 4-1, Set to Meet Newtown in 2nd Round of States

Brendan Lesch battles a Conard Chieftan for the ball in Staples' first round state tournament victory. Photo courtesy of (Carl McNair)

November 10, 2009

Dustin Dobbs ’10 Sports Editor Many people did not know what to expect in Staples’ State Playoff opener. Would the emotions be flying high from the FCIAC Championship? Will they play down to the lower seeded team? Who the heck is Conard High School? It was apparent that the Wreckers did not want to disappoint a single fan in the stands, nonetheless anyone in...

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