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Weighing the pros/cons of playing club sports during the offseason

Weighing the pros/cons of playing club sports during the offseason

May 31, 2017

By: Kayal Sirlin '19 After months of training in anticipation, the time has finally come to show your skills. This is the one week that determines if your hard work has paid off. Whether you’re an...

Two cheerleading coaches leave marking team’s fourth coaching change in four years

Two cheerleading coaches leave marking team’s fourth coaching change in four years

May 3, 2017

Head cheerleading coach Jeannie Holst and assistant coach Linda Guddemi stepped down from coaching, following the 2016 2017 cheerleading season. Both Holst and Guddemi left the team to pursue other job...

Rec Coaching Styles Stir Up Controversy

Rec Coaching Styles Stir Up Controversy

January 18, 2017

By: Shane Rabacs Rec basketball is a game enjoyed by many students at Staples. It is an opportunity to play basketball with their friends. Parent coaches are necessary for the program to run smoothly....

Brenden Price thrives for greatness

Brenden Price thrives for greatness

Ben Foster, Assistant Business Manager January 21, 2016

On the pitch there are 11 possible positions. For the most part, there are usually a couple defenders, midfielders and forwards during a match. But one position that has no flexibility is goalkeeper. When...

Wrestling head coach terminated following arrest

Wrestling head coach terminated following arrest

Claire Dinshaw , Staff Writer December 8, 2015

David Bernstein, who recently started his fourth season as head coach of the Wrecker’s wrestling team, was removed from his position Saturday, Dec. 5 after being arrested by the Westport Police Department...

Laddie Lawrence inducted into Coaches Hall of Fame

Laddie Lawrence inducted into Coaches Hall of Fame

Alex Spadacenta, Staff Writer March 26, 2015

On Tuesday, March 24, it was announced that longtime Staples cross country and track coach John “Laddie” Lawrence will be initiated into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of...

Girls' soccer kicks off new season with new coach

Girls’ soccer kicks off new season with new coach

Becky Hoving, Staff Writer September 19, 2014

Just 24 months after Barry Beattie was first hired as the assistant coach for Staples girls’ varsity soccer, he is now ready to lead the team to a successful season as head coach. Beattie, who was...

Harding brings new rush of spirit to Staples cheer team

Harding brings new rush of spirit to Staples cheer team

Caroline Lane and Grace Bonington, Staff Writers September 19, 2014

Jessica Harding, a peppy English teacher at Bedford Middle School, is trading in screaming sixth graders for the chanting Staples cheer team. Harding is the new coach that will lead Staples cheer to victory. Harding,...

Boys and Girls Track and Field Shine in FCIAC Championships

May 30, 2011

On May 24, the boys and girls varsity track teams competed in the FCIAC championships at Danbury High School. The girls placed 3rd while the boys took 2nd in a tough meet with especially fierce competition. “Going...

Surviving the Cut

May 18, 2011

In the mind of an athlete, it is a tragedy that is on par with a natural disaster. For anyone who has ever played a sport competitively, the fear of being cut is one of the most abhorred aspects of all...

Scholarship to Be Awarded in Honor of Dan Woog

December 22, 2010

For decades, Dan Woog has been a major presence both at Staples and throughout Westport. Though Woog has gained recognition in the community as a writer and historian, Staples students know him best...

December 10, 2010 | Wealth Management Tips

December 10, 2010

10:20 a.m. Wealth manager Tom Henske, also the Staples varsity soccer goalie coach, spoke to students during period one about defining their net worth.

Athletes Find the Time to Keep Shape During Off-Seaons

November 12, 2010

Caitlyn Rand '13 Web Opinions Editor In the heart of winter, John Morrison ’13 trains for rowing, his arms feeling weary as he gives all he’s got for the home stretch of his excruciatingly difficult...

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