Inklings News

Nine seniors pace Wreckers to win on senior day

Staples Kyle Kirby ’20 shoots in the first half of a game against Trumbull on Oct. 10. Kirby scored three goals for the Wreckers in their 5-0 win.

Ethan Frank '20, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Nine seniors started their senior day game on Thursday, Oct. 10 and led the team to a 5-0 victory over Trumbull.  The Wreckers got on the board with 14:30 left in the first half on a goal by Kyle Kirby ’20. They had a lot of missed opportunities in the first 15 minutes, including three missed c...

Student-athletes sentenced to three years of gym class

Staples sophomores (from left) Layla Bloomingdale, Karina Murray and Chloe Murray warm-up for their volleyball practice that is over two hours every day. After their workout, they must go home to do hours of homework.

Abbie Goldstein '22

October 14, 2019

Twenty-four hours: to learn, practice, eat, sleep. It’s not enough time. After student-athletes’ intense practice or games, they race the clock to finish the mountain of homework waiting for them, cutting into their crucial time to sleep. To solve this issue, student-athletes should not be obligated...

Staples girls’ volleyball suffers tough loss against Greenwich

Staples celebrates a hard fought point during their game against Greenwich on Thursday, Oct. 3. Greenwich won the game, winning all three sets and extending their undefeated winning streak. The Wreckers fell to a 4-4 record.
Staples girls' volleyball suffers tough loss against Greenwich

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

The Staples girls’ volleyball team lost a tough game against the undefeated Greenwich Cardinals on Oct. 3.   Going into the game, the Wreckers knew that a challenge lay ahead of them as Greenwich held a strong 6-0 record against FCIAC teams so far this year. Staples came into the game with ...

Staples girls’ soccer 2019: year of the champions

This year, Staples girls’ soccer captains foster chemistry, hard work and success.

Emily Stone '20, Buisness Director

October 11, 2019

 The past two years, the Staples girls’ soccer team has had their season end in heartbreaking fashion. But a loss to Ridgefield in last year’s state final has been overlooked, and this year is a new opportunity.  The team has noticeably refreshed chemistry that has greatly impacted their gam...

Staples football takes commanding win over Brien McMahon

Ryan Thompson ’22 makes a miraculous grab over two defenders in the third quarter bringing Staples to the McMahon one yard-line.

Jackson Lev ’20, Paper Sports Editor

October 11, 2019

The Staples’ football team showed out in their fourth game of the season against Brien McMahon, with a commanding 35-7 win.    On Friday, Oct. 2, the Wreckers took on the Senators in an away game they very much needed to win after suffering a tough 7-0 loss to Ridgefield the week before....

Staples football falls to the Tigers

Graphic by Adam Greenlee '20

Carson Kranz '21, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

The Staples Wreckers varsity football team lost 7-0 to the Ridgefield Tigers on Saturday, Sept. 28.  Senior quarterback Jake Thaw ’20, briefly playing in place of Jackson Zager ’21, threw an interception at midfield with three minutes left, ending Staples’ potential game-tying drive. The T...

Boys’ soccer defeats Greenwich

Boys' Soccer Defeats Greenwich

Maria Krug '22, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Boys' varsity soccer defeats Greenwich by 1-0 game at Loeffler Field on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Playing sports drives sports fandom for Principal Thomas

Principal Thomas channeling his old baseball skills with his signature swing. As a Yankee fan, Thomas’s eyes will be glued to the television this October as he watches the Bronx Bombers try to win the World Series for the first time since 2009.

Ethan Frank '20, Staff Writer

October 2, 2019

If there was a ball on the ground, Staples's new Principal Stafford Thomas Jr. would be picking it up. At a young age, he got involved in all kinds of sports. Whether it be football, basketball, baseball or anything he and his friends could find. “We would play three hours of sports after school,” Thomas s...

Boys’ soccer falls short against Warde in hard-fought, aggressive game

The Wreckers and Mustangs prepare for a free kick during their matchup at Fairfield Warde on Thursday, Sept. 26. Warde won by a small margin with a score of 1-0 in an aggressive game loaded with fouls and free kicks, extending their undefeated streak, while the Wreckers fell to 3-2-1.

Lys Goldman '21

October 1, 2019

Under the lights on a crisp, chilly autumn evening, the Staples boys’ soccer team fell just short of spoiling Fairfield Warde’s undefeated record in a 1-0 loss on Thursday, Sept. 26. The game was very physical, aggressive and fast-paced with lots of fouls and free kicks. The Mustangs scored the...

Staples boys’ soccer dominates in home opener

Reed Caney '21 made many saves, and had a shutout during the game.

Carson Kranz '21, Staff Writer

September 25, 2019

The Staples boys’ soccer team shutout Trinity Catholic 6-0 on Sept. 1 behind Reed Caney’s ’21 clean sheet in goal. The focus for the Wreckers was to show their home fans why they should fill the stands, and they did just that.  Staples got off to a quick start, with  Patricio Perez Elorza ...

YMCA embarks on gymnastics and Camp Mahackeno renovations

Changes to Camp Mahackeno include the construction of a new pool, swim pad, and pool house

Lia Chen '20, Associate Managing Editor

September 21, 2019

The Westport Weston Family YMCA began a two-story, 22,000 square foot building addition and numerous campus renovations early September 2019. The construction is expected to cost around $25 million.  According to, the changes aim to reinstate the gymnastics program from the Norwalk c...

Girls’ soccer team bonds prior to season

Girls’ soccer team welcomes new members to the team, at beach hangout.

Theresa Vandis '20, Assistant Business Manager

September 20, 2019

The Staples varsity girls’ soccer team traveled to Newport, Rhode Island for team bonding on Sept. 6-8 in hopes of building team chemistry on and off the field.  Aly Sivinski ’20, a left back, believes the trip was well constructed, especially due to the importance of teamwork.  “A big part of so...

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