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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 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 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...

Staples soccer seniors hope that despite pandemic, 2020 season will be played.

The decision on the upcoming year of fall sports

Carson Kranz ’21 May 22, 2020

With the coronavirus calling an end to the 2019-2020 school year, it also brought the end of spring sports. The cancelling of all 2020 spring sports has been devastating for all seniors and athletes who...

Riley Chluspa ’22, a member of field hockey team, got her cornrows put in with the team and will wear them until the team loses a game or until they reach the end of the postseason.

The field hockey team’s use of cornrows fails to see the issue of cultural appropriation

Katie Simons ’22 Arts Editor December 10, 2019

This year, the field hockey team got cornrows as a way to raise team morale before going into the postseason.  While they were put in with the intent of raising spirit for the team and are a part of the...

Jess Leon ’22 in full speed during the semifinals game against Norwalk at Weston high school for the win. Staples beat Norwalk to advance to the state championship.

Staples field hockey team moves onto states

Charley Guthartz '22, Staff Writer November 25, 2019

The Staples girls’ field hockey team beat Norwalk 3-0 in the semifinals on Nov. 19 at Weston High School. Winning this game put them to the next level of the state tournament, which is the championship...

The Wreckers headed into states with a record of 13-1 and the one lost being to Darien. The Wreckers played Darien again in the FCIAC championship game, going into double overtime and ending in a tie. The Blue Wave and Wreckers were announced co-champions.

Field hockey team advances to next round in states

November 15, 2019

The Staples girls’ field hockey team beat New Milford 4-1 in the first round of states on Nov. 13 at Ginny Parker Field. The Wreckers came into the tournament as the fourth seed while the Green Wave...

Julia Diconza ’21 was a key factor in the championship game as she had many shots on goal. The Wreckers look to get their fourth championship win in the state tournament starting in the next couple of weeks.

Staples field hockey shares FCIAC championship victory with Darien

Kylie Cohen '20, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

The Staples girls’ field hockey team tied Darien 0-0 in the FCIAC championship game on Nov. 7.    The game went into sudden-death double overtime before the referees called it a draw.    “They’re...

Staples Kyle Kirby ’20 shoots in the first half of a game against Trumbull on Oct. 10. Kirby scored three goals for the Wreckers in their 5-0 win.

Nine seniors pace Wreckers to win on senior day

Ethan Frank '20, Staff Writer October 16, 2019

Nine seniors started their senior day game on Thursday, Oct. 10 and led the team to a 5-0 victory over Trumbull.  The Wreckers got on the board with 14:30 left in the first half on a goal by Kyle Kirby...

Emma Nahon ’23 and Francine Stevens ’23 rise to the occasion as they play with athletes years older than them at a home game against Darien.

Freshmen score spots on varsity teams

Chloe Murray '22, Staff Writer October 3, 2019

Many high school students have experienced the stress of tryouts for a Staples sport. Walking in on the scene, one may see aspiring varsity athletes stealing glances off the coaches notepad after running...

The Staples field hockey team secures the title of state champions after their game against Cheshire.

Girls’ field hockey secures third consecutive state victory

Molly Gold '21 November 19, 2018

The girls' field hockey team defeated Cheshire in the state championship game with a score of 2-0 on Sunday, Nov. 18.   Kyle Kirby ’20 scored both goals on two of the 14 penalty corners Staples earned...

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