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Staples demonstrates variety of March Madness traditions

Staples demonstrates variety of March Madness traditions

Jake Navarro ’20 and Holden Cohen ’20

April 4, 2019

Rec basketball dives into annual March Madness tournament

Rec basketball dives into annual March Madness tournament

Kevin Greer '19

March 30, 2019

The month of March is known to go hand in hand with a basketball frenzy.  Although the annual NCAA tournament has not yet begun, the madness is already underway  in the Staples High School fieldhouse. The 11th and 12th grade recreational basketball March Madness tournament came to a close as Te...

Boys’ Rec basketball league becomes trend among students

Boys’ Rec basketball league becomes trend among students

March 15, 2018

By: Sasha Narang '18 Whether you’ve seen it broadcasted on the Superfans Facebook group or heatedly debated among students in the hallways, the rec basketball league has become a trend among Staples boys. Consisting of a freshman and sophomore league and a junior and senior league, many are competing...

Who’d win March Madness if it were based on number of applicants, accepted, and enrolled Staples students

Who’d win March Madness if it were based on number of applicants, accepted, and enrolled Staples students

April 4, 2017

By: Ben Pearl '18 First Four: East Region: West Region: Midwest Region: South Region: Final Four: Record by round: First Four - 3/4 Round of 64 - 23/32 Round of 32 - 6/16 Sweet Sixteen - 1/8 Elite Eight - 0/4 Final Four - 0/2 Championsh...

Team Mandell Conquers Rec March Madness in Dramatic Fashion

Team Mandell Conquers Rec March Madness in Dramatic Fashion

April 3, 2017

By: Thomas Nealon Last week the recreational basketball league’s season concluded with a dramatic double elimination tournament, as 16 teams competed for the ultimate prized possession: a rec basketball title. This year, it was Team Mandell who cut down the nets in the Staples fieldhouse, as th...

The truth behind March Madness

The truth behind March Madness

Lauren Stack, Public Relations Manager

April 5, 2016

Walking into the cafeteria I notice that something is off. Impressed, I notice all the guys are working diligently on their laptops, intensely studying and concentrating almost with fury.  They must be working really hard to get that GPA up or maybe studying for the upcoming ACT. Then the lightbulb goes of...

It’s not madness that brackets are my life

It’s not madness that brackets are my life

Erin McGroarty, Staff Writer

April 1, 2016

For all you NCAA basketball fans, the March Madness tournament is the highlight of your year. If you’re truly a college basketball fan, you should be eat, sleep, and breathing basketball several years prior to the tournament. If you’re not dedicating 110% of your effort and time into analyzing statistical data for each and every player, then you can’t call yours...

Players shine in unexpected ways amid March Madness

Players shine in unexpected ways amid March Madness

Grant Sirlin, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

Each year, March Madness features the unexpected. In such an emotionally-fueled environment, miraculous comebacks or wild upsets have become customary for this tournament. Spirit and pride propel players to new heights, and this year was no exception. In 2016, here were the top 3 biggest outbreak...

Inklings’ Experts Predict March Madness

Inklings’ Experts Predict March Madness

Adam Kaplan and Fritz Schemel

March 16, 2016

South Regional: West Regional: East Regional: Midwest Regional: Final Four: ...

March Madness recap and Final Four preview

Thomas Nealon, Staff Writer

April 2, 2015

This year’s NCAA March Madness has offered everything a college basketball fan can want. So far, there have been 12 major upsets in the tournament and multiple overtime games. According to ESPN.com, only one person still had a chance at a perfect bracket after the first round, but even his drea...

Paid to play or played with a lack of pay

Paid to play or played with a lack of pay

Jackie Cope, Features Editor

March 31, 2015

It’s officially March Madness. And I’m officially kind of mad. The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) rules regarding student-athletes have them qualified as “amateurs” and restricted from all forms of pay. Basically, every student athlete is compensated only in their tuition....

“The Big Dance 2015” enters the Sweet 16

“The Big Dance 2015” enters the Sweet 16

Adam Kaufman, Web Multimedia Editor

March 24, 2015

It hasn't even been a week and many Staples students’ March Madness brackets have already been busted. However, a select few remain, unscathed, at the top of “The Big Dance 2015” leaderboard. Peter Richards ’15 is tied for fourth place in the 160 student competition. Richards said he bare...

Bracket busters leave “experts” puzzled

Bracket busters leave “experts” puzzled

Bailey Ethier, Editor in Chief

March 10, 2015

Point guard George Washington was the captain of a USA squad that featured Ben Franklin at the other guard, John Hancock at small forward, Thomas Jefferson at power forward and Paul Revere at center. And Washington’s team shocked the world back in 1776 when they upset the Redcoats’ squad. Even Vegas...

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