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Lady Wreckers are Triumphant Against Darien

February 2, 2010

Julia Friedman '11 Staff Writer The Staples High School girls’ basketball team faced Darien last Wednesday where they claimed a 40-37 victory. Co-captain Suvi Puritpatarrapan '10 (21 points, 1 rebound, 3 steals, 1 block) opened the game with two three-pointers and a runner to the basket in the ...

Girls’ Varsity Basketball Exceeds Expectations

Girls’ Varsity Basketball Exceeds Expectations

February 2, 2010

Usually when a team loses their highest point scorer and rebounder in the off-season, it is difficult to recover the following year. When Eliza Howe ’09 graduated, Coach Ed Huydic looked to his experienced players to fill in Howe’s contributions. This season, the girls’ varsity team has a...

Brian Sikorski Weighs in on Life as ESPN Business Executive

Brian Sikorski Weighs in on Life as ESPN Business Executive

February 2, 2010

DJ Sixsmith ’11 Sports Editor With athletic ability, business acumen and a loving family, it does not get much better than the life of Brian Sikorski. Read More »...

Title IX Shifts Gender Balance in Sports Recruiting

February 2, 2010

Constance Chien ’10 & Jesse Heussner ’11 Features Editors Thirty -eight years after the enactment of Title IX, which sought to ensure equality in educational opportunities, the act continues to be relevant in the process of recruitment that affects Staples students every year. Some teachers...

Wreckers Admit Defeat After High Intensity Battle Against Wilton Warriors

Wreckers Admit Defeat After High Intensity Battle Against Wilton Warriors

February 1, 2010

Emily Goldberg '12 Web Sports Editor After putting forth their best effort, the Staples-Weston co-op boy’s hockey team fell to an unfortunate defeat against the Wilton Warriors on Jan. 30. The high scoring game ended at 10 – 8 in Wilton’s favor. Head Coach Ralph Unker had confidence in his t...

Why I Chose the RECers over the Wreckers

Why I Chose the RECers over the Wreckers

January 29, 2010

Matt Hawes '10 Staff Writer Throughout my three years of playing Staples basketball, I loved every minute–from the coaches to the team camaraderie. Making the choice to quit and not tryout for the team was one of the hardest decisions I have ever made. When I first thought about quitting, I felt like ...

Athletes Struggle to Meet Rigorous Weight Requirements

Athletes Struggle to Meet Rigorous Weight Requirements

January 29, 2010

Joy Eisenberg '10 Sports Editor Rachel Upton ’10, an avid rower for the past five years, remembers a time when she saw a coach cut off a lightweight rower’s ponytail because she was almost a half–pound over the weight category’s maximum. “It was two hours before the race and she had to be weighed in for finals at nationals,” Upton said. “Instead of ha...

A New DiRECtion: REC Basketball Makes A Fast Break To Popularity

January 29, 2010

Ian Philips '10 A&E Editor Every Monday morning, Charlie Reach ’10 wakes up with only one question on his mind: “Is it Thursday yet?” This is the same question asked by many Staples students who participate in Recreational Basketball. In fact, the Westport Basketball Association has basketbal...

Flipping Through Obstacles: The Gymnastics Team Compensates for Last Year’s Losses

Flipping Through Obstacles: The Gymnastics Team Compensates for Last Year’s Losses

January 28, 2010

Emily Kowal '12 Web A&E Editor Last year the gymnastics team had a fantastic season with the help of four outstanding gymnasts, Jessie Boas, Bizz Wiggin, Ariel Steinglass, and Rachel Sanfillipo. Unfortunately for the team, these phenomenal four all graduated last year. ...

The World of Wacky Fans

The World of Wacky Fans

January 28, 2010

Sammy Warshaw '12 Staff Writer In Connecticut, it is safe to say that there is very little variety of professional sport teams. Because we are not blessed with a bevy of professional sports teams (my apologies WNBA team Connecticut Sun), we are forced to follow tri-state teams. If you like the NFL...

Staples Gymnastics Defeated by Greenwich

January 18, 2010

Sammie Hardy '11 Staff Writer In the midst of midterm week, the Staples gymnastics team cut out some of their quality studying time to get some exercise in. The group of talented girls competed at Weston High School on Thursday, Jan. 14 against Greenwich High. “I think it will be a tough da...

Despite Strong Effort, Staples Icemen Fall to Westhill

Despite Strong Effort, Staples Icemen Fall to Westhill

January 17, 2010

Emily Goldberg '12 Web Sports Editor After a fast paced, back and forth game against Westhill on Saturday Jan. 16, the Staples-Weston boys’ co-op hockey team was ultimately defeated. The 2-6 Wreckers faced the 6-2 (now 2-7 and 7-2 respectively) Westhill Vikings. Despite their records, the Wreckers and Vikings were quite evenly matched. “There wasn’t anything ...

Wreckers Sink to Defeat Against Darien

Wreckers Sink to Defeat Against Darien

January 15, 2010

Ed Hickson '11 Staff Writer Following their first win of the season on Jan. 8, the Wreckers boys’ swimming and diving team fell to defeat against Darien, 113-73. The Wreckers' record dropped to 1-4, while Darien moved to 2-1-1. The Wreckers were looking to continue their success following a win agai...

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