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Staples athletes use sports as a pathway to the future

Staples athletes use sports as a pathway to the future

October 12, 2016

With the start of the school year, seniors have many things to look forward to. Although a long and heart-wrenching development, the college process can determine the future for many Staples students. For some of those college-bound students, the process is very much a different one. A small numbe...

Staples and Greenwich battle on Thanksgiving

Staples and Greenwich battle on Thanksgiving

Thomas Nealon, Staff Writer

November 13, 2014

For 93 years now, Americans have maintained the tradition of watching professional football games on Thanksgiving.  At Staples, there is a similar tradition; the Wreckers football team challenges Greenwich to a crucial end-of-the-season game on Thanksgiving Day. The tradition of the Thanksgiving...

Assistant coaches fuel Staples football

Assistant coaches fuel Staples football

Anders Hovstadius, Staff Writer

October 10, 2014

Marce Petroccio, better known as Coach P among Staples Students, has led the Wreckers football team to many wins; however, he may not have been able to win all these years without the help of Staples’ incredible assistant coaches.  Despite being relatively unknown as football coaches, these men have...

Staples’ games collide with spooky spirit on Halloween

Will Dumke, Staff Writer

October 10, 2014

While the Staples football team has fought through some scary weather, this year’s game against Trumbull is sure to be spooky as it falls on Halloween. For the first time in years, the intensity of football and the celebration of Halloween collide on the same night. The fans, the players and even...

Fitton the football phenom

Fitton the football phenom

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Web Sports Editor

October 10, 2014

At 6’5”, it’s pretty hard to miss Ryan Fitton ’17 rising above stray heads in the hallway. However, he’s more than just an imposing presence. He alone holds bragging rights for one impressive title. Fitton is the starting punter for the Staples Wreckers varsity football team, a job he earned...

Wreckers dominate to shut out Wilton

Wreckers dominate to shut out Wilton

Adam Kaplan, Sports Editor

September 23, 2014

Coming into Friday night there were a lot more questions than usual for the Wreckers (1-1). Could a backup quarterback be thrusted into the spotlight and succeed; could a sophomore running back be given a senior’s responsibility; and could a team rebound from heartbreak? Luckily for the navy and blue, none of that seemed to hurt Coach Marce Petroccio’s smash-mouth attack as the Wrecke...

Teams gear up for season with conditioning

Teams gear up for season with conditioning

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Web Sports Editor

September 19, 2014

A bead of sweat trickles down his face and plunges to the sand below. A drop quivers and falls from her forehead to the hardwood floor of the gym. His drenched hair bounces as he runs, spraying sweat everywhere like a wet dog. Even though each sport at Staples is different, they all have one thing...

Wreckers fall to Xavier on last second field goal

Wreckers fall to Xavier on last second field goal

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Web Sports Editor

September 14, 2014

There’s the age old question of what would happen if an immovable object met an unstoppable force. This question was put to the test on Friday, Sept. 12 when Staples hosted Xavier for the opening game of the football season, but lost 3-0 in the final seconds. For the majority of the game, both defens...

Staples triumphs for the Pink-Out

Staples triumphs for the Pink-Out

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Sports Editor

October 14, 2013

Captain Will Johnson ’14 wove his way through defenders from Fairfield Ludlowe, breaking tackles left and right, fought his way into open field, and scored a 70-yard punt return four minutes into the second half. This put Staples up 24-16 and opened the floodgates to a 35-point second half for the...

Evident Disparities in Boys, Girls Locker Rooms

Evident Disparities in Boys, Girls Locker Rooms

December 3, 2010

Though Danny Horelik ’12 plays for varsity football on a field quite different from the one on which uncle – and former Staples student and professional football quarterback – Skip Lane played, Horelik gets ready for gym class in a facility that is nearly the same. This is because according ...

The Alumni Beat – How Staples Football turned Charlie Emerson into a Big Ten Lineman

The Alumni Beat – How Staples Football turned Charlie Emerson into a Big Ten Lineman

October 1, 2010

DJ Sixsmith '11 Web Sports Edior To Staples students, there is nothing like playing football in front of hundreds of screaming students and parents. Charlie Emerson agreed‑-until he played his first game in front of 110,000 raucous fans at Indiana University. After starting for three years as a...

The New Threat: Old Rival Becomes Part of Staples’ Success

The New Threat: Old Rival Becomes Part of Staples’ Success

October 1, 2010

Every year the Wreckers football team gets new players; however these athletes usually start on the freshman team and play varsity in their junior or senior year. Jason Mawicke ’11 is an exception to this rule; he just moved to Westport this year, and is the new wide receiver for the varsity team. Though Mawicke may be new to Staples, he i...

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