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Once upon a time, sports were played for enjoyment

Once upon a time, sports were played for enjoyment

Jesse Levinson, Staff Writer

December 17, 2015

The word “fall” was once benign to me. When the leaves began to change and the outside air became just the slightest bit colder, I referred to the upcoming months as “soccer season.” The same can be said for winter; when the onslaught of snow prevented me from dribbling outside, I knew it wa...

The beauty we notice within fallen leaves

The beauty we notice within fallen leaves

Ben Foster, Staff Writer

November 30, 2015

What even is fall? It’s the transition season from summer to winter that nobody likes to see. As as the days shrink so do day time activities. Living in the moment is important to always do, especially during fall. Finding joy in the little things this season can go a long way. Brandon Harrington ’17 claims it’s all about the sounds of fall; ce...

Win against Warde advances Staples through State tournament

Win against Warde advances Staples through State tournament

Dylan Donahue, Staff Writer

June 4, 2015

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...

Seniors cement their legacy for one last season

Seniors cement their legacy for one last season

Becky Hoving, Staff Writer

April 6, 2015

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...

Lax: the sport that became a lifestyle

Lax: the sport that became a lifestyle

Caroline Lane, Staff Writer

April 6, 2015

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...

Unconventional press conference held for girls’ lacrosse commits

Unconventional press conference held for girls’ lacrosse commits

Kacey Hertan, Business Manager

December 16, 2014

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...

Top five essential emojis that need to exist

Top five essential emojis that need to exist

Renee Weisz and Alice Hickson

September 30, 2014

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!”...

New bleachers grace Jinny Parker field

New bleachers grace Jinny Parker field

Sarah Ellman, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

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...

Lacrosse players face-off for early recruitment

Lacrosse players face-off for early recruitment

Izzy Ullman, Opinions Editor

August 25, 2014

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...

Girls Lacrosse Falls to Glastonbury in State Quarter Finals

Girls Lacrosse Falls to Glastonbury in State Quarter Finals

June 7, 2011

  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...

Lady Wreckers Fall Without Flaherty in FCIAC Semi-Final

Lady Wreckers Fall Without Flaherty in FCIAC Semi-Final

May 24, 2011

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...

Girls Lacrosse Celebrates Senior Day

Girls Lacrosse Celebrates Senior Day

May 10, 2011

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...

Boys Varsity Lacrosse Deafeats Fairfield Ludlowe in Overtime

April 9, 2011

On Saturday April 9, Boys Varsity Lacrosse team beat Fairfield Ludlowe 11-10 in a sudden death overtime. “We came out strong, which we didn’t do last game,” Tri-Captain Kip Orban ’11 said. This was evident as Staples scored the first two goals of the game shortly into the first quarter –...

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