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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 Fame (NHSACA). The former Staples teacher and highly praised coach is one of 30 being recognized from a total of 16 states by NHSACA, which was ...

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 born and raised in Ireland, always loved playing soccer. While he originally came to America on a vacation,...

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, a former cheerleader herself, spent her high school days cheering on the Niskayuna...

Boys and Girls Track and Field Shine in FCIAC Championships

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 into the meet I believed that the only teams that were capable of beating us were Danbury an...

Surviving the Cut

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 of sports. At Staples, the decision of whether or not to cut varies on a team-by-team basis, with the ...

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