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Simonte shares her love of field hockey with other individuals who have neuro-developmental challenges. She volunteers at a local facility and has created a floor hockey program for members to engage in.

Simonte shares love for field hockey, Hearts 4 Hockey

Alix Glickman ’23, Social Media Manager November 21, 2022

After a severe injury that took Zoe Simonte ’23 out right before her junior year field hockey season, she pivoted to a new outlet of field hockey, Hearts 4 Hockey.  Hearts 4 Hockey works with a non-profit...

Staples and Darien show good sportsmanship by high-fiving each other after the game ends.

Girls’ JV field hockey ties Darien

Cassidy Gutman '25, Staff Writer September 30, 2022

After several weeks of preseason and training, the Staples girls' junior varsity field hockey team faced Darien on Sept. 27 for their fifth game, which ended in a 0-0 tie.  Darien High School is known...

Virginia ‘Ginny’ Parker Field lacks field lights, making it difficult for the girls’ lacrosse and field hockey programs to practice for the full time allotted to them. The field has never had lights due to a complaint filed by neighbors over 10 years ago.

Lack of lights on Ginny Parker field negatively affects girls’ lacrosse, field hockey programs

Mia Bomback '25, Paper News Editor March 29, 2022

Another practice canceled. With only days leading up to the first round of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) games, Ian Tapsall, head coach of the Staples High School girls’...

Sofia Fidalgo-Schioppa ’25, left, steals the ball from a Greenwich player.

Sofia Fidalgo-Schioppa brings sportsmanship, devotion to field hockey team

Paige Tighe ’24, Paper Features Editor October 20, 2021

Ten seconds left in the game. The ball glides from stick to stick as it paces up and down the field. Suddenly the ball is rescued, raced up the field and shot directly between the goalies legs, by Sofia...

Emma Nahon ’23 has committed to University of Pennsylvania for field hockey. Nahon currently plays for the Staples girls’ varsity field hockey team.

Committed Staples athletes show excitement, dedication

Audrey Kercher ’23, Web Arts Editor October 19, 2021

Emma Nahon ’23 runs swiftly up the green turf field with her stick in hand, bent over a small ball and ready to strike it into the net. Scoring a goal for the Staples field hockey team is not the only...

Tyla Ozgen ’25, number 28, won the Ruden Report player of the week after playing just two games for the Staples field hockey team.

Tyla Ozgen proves crucial to field hockey team

Genevieve Frucht ’24, Paper News Editor October 4, 2021

Scoring five goals in her first two games on the Staples field hockey team, Tyla Ozgen ’25 has proven that she is a crucial element to the team’s success.  Ozgen entered the world of field hockey...

Staples offense battles for a shot on goal in Wilton territory in an effort to increase their 2-1 lead.

Wilton field hockey stumps Staples ending in a 2-2 overtime draw

Caroline Coffey '22, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

The Staples girls’ field hockey team tied Wilton 2-2 in their first major trial of the season on Sept. 14. Wilton forced the game into an overtime defensive showdown with a late goal in the fourth quarter.  The...

Abby Ragland ’21, Alex Deutsch ’21 and Julia DiConza ’21 are set to continue their athletics in college.

Wreckers embark on next chapter of athletic experience

Maya Reiner ’21, Web sports editor May 14, 2021

The alarm obnoxiously rings at 6:00 a.m. You jump out of bed, put on athletic clothes, grab a protein bar and rush out of your dorm to make it to the lift on time. You get back to your dorm, with your...

Senior captain Laine Ambrose ’21 (left) chases down a ball in a game against Ridgefield. The Boston College commit has been a part of all three of the state champion teams since she arrived at Staples.

Fall athletes hopeful to compete in postseason amid COVID-19

Jake Gersh '21 November 4, 2020

In a typical November, athletes and coaches begin to prepare and scout out for playoff competition. But this year is far from typical. Initially, the question was would fall sports even happen? Now the...

Alan Fiore (right) looks on to Loeffler Field prior to a contest against Ridgefield, in which he scored two of his four goals so far on the year.

Strong senior athletes dominate fall sports

Jake Gersh ’21 October 29, 2020

With temperatures dropping and athletes becoming more acclimated to the COVID-19 regulations, the competition for fall sports is beginning to trend upward. Henry Beck ’21, of the Staples football team;...

Posters are hung up in the volleyball gym for the seniors before their senior night home game.

Wreckers make COVID-friendly adjustments to senior days

Natasha Taubenheim ’22, Staff writer October 26, 2020

Imagine you have just entered your senior year at Staples. You have worked your way up to varsity after four years of hardwork and dedication to your sport. Walking into the school cafeteria on an early...

Emma Morris ’24 warms up for her meet on Oct. 14, as she prepares to run as the only freshman on the varsity girls’ cross country team.

Freshmen adapt to varsity sports teams this fall season

Ella Shi '23, Features Editor October 20, 2020

Varsity athletes are dedicated and talented, and playing on a varsity sport team is the goal of many high school athletes. However, for a select few freshmen, they dive right into the competition and high-expectations...

Julia Diconza ’21 goes to the goal in the game against Wilton. Staples won with a score of 7-0, bringing their record to 3-0.

Staples wins in a shutout vs Wilton

The Staples girls’ field hockey team beat Wilton 7-0 in their home matchup on Oct. 9. In the second half of the game, Staples captured five goals to secure the win. “In the third quarter we were...

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