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Missed opportunities haunt Wreckers in 6-1 loss

The Wreckers fell 6-1 to New Canaan on Wednesday, Jan. 8 in an FCIAC matchup at the Darien Ice House.
Missed opportunities haunt Wreckers in 6-1 loss

Ethan Frank '20 and Jake Navarro '20

January 27, 2020

Darien -- The Staples Wreckers boys’ hockey team fell 6-1 to Division I New Canaan on Wednesday, Jan. 8. The Wreckers, a Division III team, held their own for a period and a half before the train came off the rails.  After matching a New Canaan goal with 6:55 left in the first period on a shot by Owen...

Inequality in Ludlowe athletics prompts Title IX investigation

After complaints about inequalities in post for boys’ and girls’ teams, the Ludlowe Athletics Department’s Twitter is under a Title IX investigation.

Ella Alpert '22, Staff Writer

January 11, 2020

Being a student-athlete comes with many challenges. At times, trying to balance school work, practice and carving out free time to relax can be nearly impossible. When athletes achieve their goals, whether that be winning a game or simply showing improvement, it feels as if the long days of hard wor...

Girls’ basketball team snatches a big FCIAC win

Nicole Holmes ’21 sinking a free throw late in the fourth to ice the game in front of the home crowd.

Logan Gornbein '21

January 10, 2020

The Staples girls’ basketball team defeated the Danbury Hatters 59-44 at home on Jan. 8. Going into the game the Wreckers were 5-1 and the Hatters were at 4-1.  Captain Arianna Gerig ’20 was the Wreckers leading scorer with 19 points. Nicole Holmes ’21 had 11 points along with providing energy on ...

Wreckers pick up road win, remain undefeated

Lucas Basich ʼ21 drives to the basket against a tough Danbury defender.

Jacob Greenberger '22

January 10, 2020

The Wreckers maintained their undefeated season and improved their record to 6-0 on Jan. 7 with a statement win of 70-58 against the previously undefeated Danbury Hatters. Coming off of momentous wins against Westhill and Central, the Wreckers needed a big performance from their team in just their second game of...

Staples girls’ basketball team beat Bridgeport Central

Over December break, the Wreckers won the Todd Burger Holiday Tournament where they beat Ludlowe and Warde.

Carson Kranz '21

January 10, 2020

The Staples girls’ basketball team blew out Bridgeport Central on Jan. 3 with a huge 68-13 victory. The Wreckers were led by captain Ari Gerig ’20 with 15 points and Kathleen Cozzi ’20 with 10 points. Captain Marisa Shorrock ’20 also led the team with over 14 assists.  It all started in t...

Wreckers rout Weston in second game of season

Captain AJ Konstanty ’20 battles down low for a rebound.

Jackson Lev ’20 and Adam Greenlee '20

January 5, 2020

The Staples boys’ basketball team showed out in their second game of the season against Weston with a commanding 72-49 win.      On Monday, Dec. 23 the Wreckers took on the Trojans in their first home game of the season. Coming off a 63-50 win against Joel Barlow the week before, the Wreckers looked to have another dominant team win — and that’s exactly what they...

Staples athletes lead by example in support of girls’ participation in sports

Female athletics at Staples is a part of worldwide increase in girls participation.
Staples athletes lead by example in support of girls’ participation in sports

Madison Andrews, Paper Sports Editor

January 5, 2020

Imagine a place where women do not play sports, are not expected to play and ultimately are not able to participate. This is a world in which many Staples female athletes would not want to be a part. All students at Staples grew up in an era where girls are not only allowed, but encouraged to participate i...

Wrestling team changes offer new opportunities

Staples Wrestling team begins training and competing for their upcoming season with many new team members and a change in coaching staff.

Amanda Rowan '22

January 5, 2020

Dual meets and tournaments occupy almost every weekend and Wednesday for many Staples students as the wrestling season rolls into play. Over 40 boys train, practice and prepare for their matches day after day.  After taking home fourth place at FCIACS last season, the team has gained 20 new members...

Staples will have girls’ rugby team this upcoming year

The boys’ rugby team has an offensive play during a game versus Greenwich.

Siri Kanter '20, Associate Managing Editor

December 6, 2019

Staples will have a girls’ rugby team this upcoming spring sports season. The team will be coached by Cassie Bishop, who plays for one of the strongest womens' rugby programs in Connecticut throughout the fall and has coached youth programs for upwards of four years.  Sophie Lynch ’21, who has grown up in a fa...

No time for stopping: multi-sport captains encounter a rapid transition into next season

Senior students, athletes, and leaders shown as they participated in their fall sports (Ben Howard, Jake Thaw, Abby Carter). From this week on, they will be making large transitions into their winter sport, all ready and excited to begin.

Samantha Felner '21, Paper Opinions Editor

December 6, 2019

As the fall sport season closes, captains and athletes encounter a speedy transition into their winter sport. Many teams just recently ended their journeys, and multi-sport captains and athletes must now face a quick turnaround, and in some cases an overlap, with their winter sport pre-seasons and tryo...

Staples field hockey team moves onto states

Jess Leon ’22 in full speed during the semifinals game against Norwalk at Weston high school for the win. Staples beat Norwalk to advance to the state championship.

Charley Guthartz '22, Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

The Staples girls’ field hockey team beat Norwalk 3-0 in the semifinals on Nov. 19 at Weston High School. Winning this game put them to the next level of the state tournament, which is the championship game.  Going into this game Staples was the number four seed and Norwalk was the number nine ...

Field hockey team advances to next round in states

The Wreckers headed into states with a record of 13-1 and the one lost being to Darien. The Wreckers played Darien again in the FCIAC championship game, going into double overtime and ending in a tie. The Blue Wave and Wreckers were announced co-champions.

November 15, 2019

The Staples girls’ field hockey team beat New Milford 4-1 in the first round of states on Nov. 13 at Ginny Parker Field. The Wreckers came into the tournament as the fourth seed while the Green Wave was the 13th seed. Jess Leon ’22 started the momentum of the game for the Wreckers. The Wreckers...

Postseason hairstyles promote team bonding and withhold tradition

As the postseason approaches, Staples varsity athletes sport new hairdos such as mohawks, cornrows and color dyed hair.

Amanda Rowan '22, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Imagine walking through the hallways of school and seeing your peers’ hair dyed blue, or in mohawks or cornrows. While this may seem unconventional or strange for a typical high school, it becomes the norm as  as postseason games approach. Each year, Staples varsity sport teams decide on a fun hairstyle...

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