Inklings News

A Day in the Life: The Athletic Trainers at Staples High

November 4, 2009

Jonathan Foster '10 Staff Writer The life line to all Staples Athletes, the athletic trainers, are a hardworking group, armed with countless roles of tape, and the knowledge and determination it takes, to keep these athletes in action. Read More »...

Memo to Giants Fans: PANIC!

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November 2, 2009

Brendan Rand ‘11 Staff Writer I’m at a loss for words, really. There’s only so much that can be said about the New York Giants after Sunday’s dreadful 40-17 loss in Philadelphia. This now creates a three game losing streak that started after the Giants’ 5-0 start to the 2009 season. ...

Wrecker Swimmers Sink Ridgefield 102-81

Butterfly: Caitlin Wiederecht '11 contributed to a Wrecker win in the 200 medley relay on Oct. 21 | Photo by Suzanne Klein '11

October 30, 2009

Farrel Levenson '11 and Suzanne Kleine '11 Opinions Editor and Features Editor Going into the Oct. 21 meet with Ridgefield High School, the Staples girls swimming and diving team expected to be defeated. Instead, they pulled out an upset win and defeated Ridgefield 102-81. The Lady Wreckers w...

Wreckers Bounce Back with Volleyball Win Over Harding

Paulina Tziolis  '10 finishes a pass from Zana Hrvacic '10, who, according to coach Bruce Betts, had

October 30, 2009

Rachel Chernok '10 and Annie Nelson '11 Features Editor and A&E Editor Making a strong comeback from their devastating loss against Ludlowe last month, the varsity girls’ volleyball team won their game against Harding on Oct. 21. Following the win, the team’s record stood at an impress...

Undefeated New Offense Propels Wreckers To Top Of FCIAC

HANDOFF: The football team’s new offense has avergaged 247.3 rushing yards per game this season. | Photo by Lucas Hammerman '10

October 30, 2009

 Jesse Heussner '11 Features Editor Behind its brand new spread offense, the rejuvenated Staples football team has jumped out of the gates to a dominant 6–0 start. After an underwhelming 6–5 season last year, Head Football Coach Marce Petroccio decided that it was time for an offensive c...

Penalty: Boys’ Soccer Maneuvers through Yellow Card Probation, Hopes to Sustain Winning Record

October 30, 2009

After receiving notice from the CIAC that the Staples varsity soccer team would be under probation for receiving 16 yellow cards in one season, Coach Dan Woog knew that changes needed to be made. The probation stated that if the soccer team receives a total of 12 yellow cards or more, it will be disqualified...

Giants Not Quite There Against Cardinals

October 26, 2009

Brendan Rand '11 Staff Writer After starting out as one of the best teams in the NFL with a 5-0 record, the Giants now have a huge puzzle to solve. Last nights disgraceful 24-17 home loss to the Arizona Cardinals on national television has aroused questions as whether the Giants are actually for...

Jets Make Statement Blowing Out the Raiders, 38-0

October 26, 2009

Cole Tessler '11 Staff Writer Raiders learned Sunday that reality is harsh as they got pummeled by the Jets 38-0 Before Sunday, the Raiders came up with a big upset beating the Eagles and some players were even talking post season. Raiders Defensive Lineman Richard Seymour said:  “You can mark...

Staples Varsity Field Hockey Lose 2-1 Yet Continue to Improve

Sammie Hardy '11 brings the ball up the field. | Photo by Emily Kowal

October 25, 2009

Wednesday, Oct. 21, Staples Varsity Field Hockey played Norwalk in a high energy game, but were defeated 2-1. In the first half Norwalk was able to bring the ball up the field multiple times but Lady Wreckers with a strong defense including goalie Jenn Hoets ’11, saved multiple shots. Howeve...

Keys for the Jets to Beat the Raiders Sunday

October 22, 2009

Cole Tessler ’11 Staff Writer The Jets are on a three game skid and looking to bounce back after a devastating loss to the Bills. Now, they are facing a must win game on the road, at Oakland. Oakland has new found swagger after beating the Eagles 9-13 and now Richard Seymour, Raiders defensiv...

Wreckers Stomp Senators

Matt Kelly '10 leads the Wreckers to Victory with three TDs. Photo courtesy of (Dan Gelman)

October 21, 2009

Matt Hawes '10 and Jack Hennessy '10 Staff Writer and Web Sports Editor After a slow start, the Staples Wreckers dominated the second half, beating Brien McMahon by the score of 45-0. Read More »...

Staples Wins 2-0 Against Ridgefield

Greg Gudis '11 brings the ball up the field. | Contributed by Lisa Krosse

October 20, 2009

Kate McNee Copy Editor '11 On Friday, Oct. 16, the Staples Boys Soccer team beat Ridgefield 2-0. The team now has a record of 10-1 overall, and 10-0 in the FCIAC. Although they won, and didn’t let any goals in, the players did not come into the game thinking it would be easy. The game was played at Ridgefield’s Tiger Hollow Stadium, an extreme...

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October 19, 2009

Cole Tessler '11 Staff Writer Anytime a team’s running-back has a rushing average that’s larger then the team’s QB rating, things are going to look ugly, and that’s how the Jets looked. Mark Sanchez did his best Ryan Leaf impression going 10-29, for 119 yards and threw for five interceptions leading him to a 8.3 QB rating, dragging ...

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