Inklings News

From Saugatuck norms to college dorms

(Contributed photo, Westport Now)

November 17, 2016

By: Lili Romann ’19 and Daniel Harizman ’19 As they step out on the dock, inhaling the clear, misty air, their high school careers flash in front of them. Recounting on all they have achieved and accomplished lights a spark in their minds and joy pulses throughout their body. They take deep br...

College commits publicize decision about school

College commits publicize decision about school

October 24, 2016

By: Megan Brown Many Staples students, of all age ranges, have already sealed the deal on a college for mastering their sport. While some have made their college commitments very public, others have not said a word. There are some rules regarding what you can/can’t post on social media, or oth...

A Knight Transformed into a Blue Devil

2013 Little League World Series

Alex Reiner, Arts and Entertainment Editor

September 19, 2016

Staples baseball is known for producing high quality athletes from the diamond, including three Division I commits in the past three years, and it just added one more with Chad Knight’s ’19 commitment to Duke University.   He announced this news through Instagram and Facebook posts on S...

5 Reasons For and Against Attending Morning Practices

5 Reasons For and Against Attending Morning Practices

Josiah Tarrant, Staff Writer

March 31, 2016

When the clock in the locker-room strikes 5:21 a.m., I, along with many other Staples athletes, am preparing for a morning practice. While the rest of Staples is asleep in cozy, comfy beds, this select group of swimmers, baseball players and hockey players are pushing themselves to their mental and ...

Scholarship to Be Awarded in Honor of Dan Woog

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 for his position as soccer coach. On Sunday, Dec. 5 at the boys soccer banquette, the Top of the Hill Booster Club establis...

Procrastination Probing

June 16, 2010

Finals week is supposed to be a time of intensive studying and commitment to mastering massive amounts of material. For me, it’s generally that (depending upon the night), but it’s also many other pointless, self-destructive, time wasting, and somewhat obsessively repulsive things. I have ...

Nominations for Green Task Force of Westport

March 12, 2010

The Green Task Force of Westport is asking the community to nominate anyone who attributes in a positive way to the environment. Businesses, community organizations, teachers, and even Westporters themselves are applicable for a nomination; just about anyone who has made a prior commitment to protecting...

Sweeney Turns Leisure into Competitive Lifestyle

FLYING BY: Melissa Sweeney ’11 shreads up the slopes in a  recent CIAC race. She has been a top performer for the  ski team since her arrival at Staples. | Photo by Barbra Sweeney

February 24, 2010

Emily Kowal '12 Web A&E EditorIt is possible that Melissa Sweeney ’11 spends more time on the ski slopes than at home. Sweeney began skiing competitively when she was eight-years old with the Mount Southington ski team. After seven years, Sweeney switched over to the Thunder Ridge ski team. ...

Skiing Around the Clock: Keeping up with Work, Skiers Endure Tricky Practice Schedule

Courtesy of

December 4, 2009

Farrel Levenson ’11 Opinions Editor During the winter season at Staples, some athletes can be found in the pool, some on the track, and some on the court. However, twice a week, the Staples ski team can be found an hour away from school, at Southington mountain. The Staples team is one of 24 high school ski teams in the state in the...

Join the discussion.