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Win against Warde advances Staples through State tournament

Win against Warde advances Staples through State tournament

Dylan Donahue, Staff Writer
June 4, 2015 • 338 views
Filed under Sports

The Staples girls’ lacrosse team earned themselves an 11-8 win at a wet Ginny Parker field on Monday, June 1 in the first round of States. Coming off a loss to Fairfield Warde in last year’s state tournament, the Wreckers started this game strong scoring two goals in the first 10 minutes. “I... Read more »

Seniors cement their legacy for one last season

Seniors cement their legacy for one last season

Becky Hoving, Staff Writer
April 6, 2015 • 536 views
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You’ve heard it countless times: ‘My team is my family.’ But for the Staples varsity girls’ lacrosse team, this mantra rings true, and rightfully so. “A lot of us have played together since fourth and fifth grade,” Amelia Heisler ’15 said. “It’s awesome playing with the same group... Read more »

Lax: the sport that became a lifestyle

Lax: the sport that became a lifestyle

Caroline Lane, Staff Writer
April 6, 2015 • 553 views
Filed under Sports

Tis the season of girls’ and boys’ lacrosse. And here’s to the next four months of lax; but we all know that the hype of lacrosse never really let’s up. Soon enough, girls in white T-shirts running frantically around the hall trying to get their marker color on another girl’s shirt, in... Read more »

Unconventional press conference held for girls’ lacrosse commits

Unconventional press conference held for girls’ lacrosse commits

Kacey Hertan, Business Manager
December 16, 2014 • 1,450 views
Filed under News

For every sport at Staples, there is a designated ceremony for athletes of each team to sign Letters of Intent to commit to Division I colleges and universities. But, this year’s Girls’ Lacrosse team refused. The five seniors who are pursuing lacrosse in college insisted on celebrating together, despite the fact that they do not all have Letters... Read more »

Top five essential emojis that need to exist

Top five essential emojis that need to exist

Renee Weisz and Alice Hickson
September 30, 2014 • 2,136 views
Filed under Opinions

When words fail, sometimes there is no better way to accurately express your feelings than through emojis.   If an occasion is especially exciting, throw in a smiley face or one of the giant, red emoji exclamation points. But how do you text your friend, “Let’s go to the diner for breakfast!”... Read more »

New bleachers grace Jinny Parker field

New bleachers grace Jinny Parker field

Sarah Ellman, Staff Writer
September 19, 2014 • 453 views
Filed under Sports

A rolled ankle, torn ligament. and two weeks of riding the bench was the price that field hockey player, Maddy Sampath ’16 had to pay after an inconvenient tumble her Freshman year. The accident did not occur during a game, nor did it occur at a practice. In fact, the incident didn’t even happen... Read more »

Lacrosse players face-off for early recruitment

Lacrosse players face-off for early recruitment

Izzy Ullman, Opinions Editor
August 25, 2014 • 1,170 views
Filed under Sports

During summer league lacrosse programs, college coaches are able to recruit high school athletes at increasingly younger ages. Varsity lacrosse player Colleen Bannon ’17 explains that there are major differences in the regular season of lacrosse and the summer programs. “When you play for your... Read more »

Girls Lacrosse Falls to Glastonbury in State Quarter Finals

Girls Lacrosse Falls to Glastonbury in State Quarter Finals

June 7, 2011 • 1,166 views
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  After a tough game against Glastonbury, the Staples girl’s lacrosse team ended their season with a loss in the quarterfinals of the state tournament on Monday. For the first half of the game, it seemed like Glastonbury was dominating the game but the half ended with a tie. Then, going into... Read more »

Lady Wreckers Fall Without Flaherty in FCIAC Semi-Final

Lady Wreckers Fall Without Flaherty in FCIAC Semi-Final

May 24, 2011 • 981 views
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On Monday the Staples girls' lacrosse team played in its first ever FCIAC semi-final. The problem for Coach Cathy Schager is that the team's leading scorer Maeve Flaherty '12 did not have a stick in her hands. The junior center was suspended prior to the game for violating CIAC rules and Flaherty's absence proved to be a devastating blow as Staples fell... Read more »

Girls Lacrosse Celebrates Senior Day

Girls Lacrosse Celebrates Senior Day

May 10, 2011 • 696 views
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On May 6, a beautiful Friday afternoon, the girls lacrosse team gave honor to their six seniors. The festivities started at 6:45 a.m Friday morning when the team came into school to set up a table and breakfast for the seniors. However, the planning had begun much earlier when t-shirts were designed, and wh... Read more »