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,...

Episode three of ‘The Last Dance’ surprises basketball fans across the world

Michael Jordan drives to the hoop with determination

Logan Gornbein '21 and Teddy Dienst '20, Staff Writers

May 18, 2020

‘The Last Dance’ provides reprieve for sports fans worldwide

With two episodes each Sunday for the next five weeks, sports fans have something to look forward to in the short-term.

Ethan Frank ’20

April 27, 2020

On the day LeBron James and the Cavaliers celebrated the first championship in Cleveland in over 50 years, Michael Jordan finally agreed to make a documentary using footage very little people had seen. After winning five championships in seven years, the 1997-1998 Chicago Bulls allowed a film crew to...

Basketball fans react to alternative NBA entertainment

The NBA makes use of their own Xbox game by showing pro basketball players competing in NBA2k20. While they cannot play, sports leagues have looked to alternative forms of entertainment for their viewers.

Aidan Rogers '22

April 24, 2020

Due to the current state of the novel COVID-19 virus outbreak, the National Basketball Association (NBA) has remained in suspension since an initial 30-day closure on March 11. While the teams are unable to compete, the NBA has resorted to broadcasting other forms of content to entertain viewers. Staples s...

Rec basketball ends in heartbreak for seniors

Students played basketball at Compo beach to compensate for the loss of rec basketball.

Ethan Frank '20

March 23, 2020

“Who are you guys playing tonight?” is a common thing to hear among senior boys around the halls of Staples High School. Rec basketball is a staple among Westport youth basketball players and canceling the most important Thursday night of the winter sports calendar for some is a huge disappointme...

Winter sports teams celebrate successes, reflect on season

Both the boys' and girls' ski teams saw a successful season this year.

Lily Kane '20, Broadcast Director

March 19, 2020

As the snow melts and the flowers begin to bloom, Staples athletes can reflect on the eventful sports season coming to a close. With several teams making it to their FCIAC and State championships, team members realize that their hard work is paying off.  Despite having to take the bus to-and-from M...

Rec Basketball’s March Madness is upon us

Team Siskind ’21 defeated Team Moro ’21 in a matchup of the top two junior teams. Team Siskind comes away with the dub 41-39.

Logan Gornbein '21 and Teddy Dienst '20

March 18, 2020

Girls’ basketball dominates Kennedy in States

The Staples girls’ basketball team warms up for the game against Kennedy.

Jack Lev '20 and Ella Stoler '22

March 11, 2020

Staples girls’ basketball moves on in the state championship

Nicole Holmes '21 taking the ball to the center of the court to try and make a layup.
Staples girls

Charley Guthartz '22

March 10, 2020

The Staples Wreckers girls' basketball team took home a win with a score of 58-34 after playing Kennedy on Monday, March 6 to move on in the state tournament.  

Crucial 72-65 win against Wilton sends Staples boys’ basketball team into FCIACS

The Wreckers boys' basketball team pulled out a 72-65 win in a season-deciding game on Feb. 26 against Wilton sending them into FCIACS.

Marlo Von der Ahe ’20

March 9, 2020

The Staples boys basketball team pulled out a 72-65 win in a season-deciding game on Feb. 26 against Wilton. The Wreckers record prior to the game was 13-6. The game was important to the Wreckers because they needed to win in order to qualify for the FCIAC tournament.   Led by coach Colin Devine, Staples started s...

Girls’ basketball team comes close to big FCIAC win

Arianna Gerig ’21 with the ball going in for a layup at Trumbull High School for the FCIAC championship game against the Ridgefield Tigers.

Charley Guthartz '22

March 9, 2020

The girls’ basketball FCIAC championship game was a true nailbiter but the team took a hard loss again against Ridgefield with a final score of 50-46 going into double overtime.  “It was a really intense and stressful situation. We started off very weak and the other time started off really strong,...

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