Inklings News

Students express desire for continuation of sports

The National Basketball Association seeks approval for return to sports without fans in the crowd.

Carson Kranz ’21

May 22, 2020

The NBA was affected by coronavirus the most with almost 50 cases around the league, and their season has been postponed for two months now. There are many factors that go into the possible continuation of the league, which makes it hard to make a decision. In the case they do decide to continue,...

Coaches, athletes should both have voice electing captains

Picking captains for any sports team can be a controversial decision, so teammates and coaches should adjust their style of picking to offer a fair end result.

Ella Bloomingdale '20, Assistant Business Manager

January 13, 2020

A team sports captain should be responsible, organized, supportive and knowledgeable. They should be able to support and encourage the team while also having the ability to organize and bring athletes together when it is necessary. At Staples High School, a common way of selecting captains is through the...

Superfans recap Wrecker football season

The Wreckers’ football players during their 14-8 win against New Britain at the start of the season.

Samantha Felner '20 and Jack Lev '20

December 20, 2019

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...

Sporting goods store closes in Westport

The sports store Olympia Sports on Post Road East announced it’s closing and has started its closing sale on many items.

Abbie Goldstein '22, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

Olympia Sports, a retail sporting goods company, is closing its Westport location along with eight other stores throughout Connecticut due to a change in ownership. JackRabbit, a different sporting goods company, recently purchased the company and is continuing to operate 75 different Olympia Sports s...

Separate locker rooms creates difficulty for Staples athletes

There is lots of clutter and chaos heading down to the locker room with lots of equipment from each athlete.

Jacob Greenberger '22, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

Every day I rush to the locker room in a hurry, searching anxiously for a spot to change, hoping that I will be on time to practice. I sprint down the stairs and through the door, jealous of the football players casually strolling to their designated locker room, with the security of knowing they have a place to change.  A change to t...

Jen Westphal adds to the achievements of the girls’ softball team

Jen Westphal ’22 makes a play at home plate. She is one of three freshman on the Staples varsity softball team.

Rebecca Kanfer '21

May 13, 2019

She places her helmet on her head, laces up her cleats and tightens her ponytail. Emerging from the dugout, she approaches home plate and prepares to swing. Her teammates eagerly peer through the dugout fence to catch a glimpse. The ball is pitched and the sound of the metal bat in contact rings...

Staples Varsity Softball

Staples Varsity Softball

May 24, 2017

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Girls’ basketball teamwork and optimism paves way for FCIACs

Girls’ basketball teamwork and optimism paves way for FCIACs

February 7, 2017

By: Daniel Harizman The Staples girls’ varsity basketball team has had a clear cut goal from the beginning of the season, entry to the FCIAC tournament. Led by captains Olivia Troy, Julia Brower and coach, Paco Fabian, the Staples girls varsity basketball team stands at 11-5 overall in their con...

Staples Boys Water Polo Swims in the Big Leagues

Staples Boys Water Polo Swims in the Big Leagues

October 19, 2016

Greenwich High School hosted the annual Cardinal Tournament for boys’ water polo on October 14 and 15. The competition was fierce as many talented teams participated: Staples, Greenwich, Brunswick, and Chelsea Piers. Staples kicked off the tournament Friday night against one of the toughest opponents o...

We “Lady Wreckers” won’t be ladylike anymore

We “Lady Wreckers” won’t be ladylike anymore

Erin McGroarty, Staff Writer

April 11, 2016

Obviously sexism exists all around the world, so being a feminist I already get fired up when I see headlines about women being discriminated against in workplaces, or when I read articles about the lack of women's rights in the Middle East. As a nation, I truly believe we’ve come a long way in equa...

Do college commits avoid stress?

Brendan Massoud, Staff Writer

October 2, 2014

Senior year is a stressful time; there is no denying that. With college admissions at the forefront of virtually everyone’s mind, along with regular school work and whatever fall activity one has going on, it is no wonder that the final year of high school is often a very exciting and anxiety-f...

Little Leaguers hit the big league

  Little Leaguers hit the big league

Caroline O'Kane, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

It was a brisk summer night in Bristol, Connecticut as the Little Leaguers were playing with all their cards on the table in the Regional Finals against Rhode Island. The score was 2-1, Westport. The players were on their toes, coaches were standing restless, and the fans were cheering fanatically. Chad...

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