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Athletes continue college commitment process despite pandemic

Gaby Gonzales ’22 continues to practice her sport everyday, to allow for her best performance when attending Cornell University in the fall of 2022.
November 11, 2020

Amid the craziness of COVID-19, juniors at Staples have not stopped grinding through the college commitment process. Soccer player Gaby Gonzales ’22 and lacrosse players Mia and Mckenzie Didio ’22...

Students express desire for continuation of sports

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

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.
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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.
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...

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...

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...

We “Lady Wreckers” won’t be ladylike anymore

We “Lady Wreckers” won’t be ladylike anymore
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...

Do college commits avoid stress?

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...

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