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Krakowiak '07 Drafted by Seattle in MLB Draft

June 9, 2011

Max Krakowiak '07, former Staples baseball player, was selected in the 48th round of the Major League Baseball First-Year-Player Draft by the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. Krakowiak, after his accolade-filled career at Staples for both baseball and basketball, attended Fordham University where he participated...

Varsity Girls Tennis Defeats Westhill

Varsity Girls Tennis Defeats Westhill

May 10, 2011

On May 9, the Staples girls varsity tennis team played a home match against Westhill on Senior Day. The overall score was 7-0— a complete victory for the Staples Wreckers. Although the number one singles player, Katie Reiner ’12, was unable to play due to a wrist injury, the number two singles pl...

The icy truth behind the 1985 NBA draft lottery

The icy truth behind the 1985 NBA draft lottery

December 22, 2010

The Player Patrick Ewing was a standout in his four years for the Georgetown Hoyas. He brought his team to the NCAA Championship game three out of the four years he played, winning in one of those appearances. At seven feet tall, Ewing was a force to be reckoned with, one of the most terrifyingly good college players in history. Ewing won the ...

Soccer Seniors Leave Legacy, Titles to be Remembered

Soccer Seniors Leave Legacy, Titles to be Remembered

December 3, 2010

While walking down the Staples gym hallway it isn’t hard to notice the vast collection of soccer memorabilia lining the walls. Encased in glass, trophies gleam and old sepia colored team-photographs rest in their frames. These objects symbolize the various accomplishments of the varsity Boy’s Soccer ...

A Player Becomes a Star

A Player Becomes a Star

November 3, 2010

Many Staples Players have dreams of being in the movies, but few actually become stars. Among the exceptions is Shannon Walsh ‘10, who is featuring in Wes Craven’s new thriller, My Soul to Take. The film is about the Riverton Reaper, who is a serial killer with schizophrenia. He returns to Riv...

Jock Talk: For the NFL Money is Everything

Jock Talk: For the NFL Money is Everything

October 25, 2010

Jesse Heussner '11 Sports Editor The National Football League needs to get off of its high horse. In what was called “an effort to secure player safety,” the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell tightened its policy on helmet-to-helmet hits, and will now issue out suspensions to first time offenders of the policy. While this ruling seems completely logical on the surfa...

Just in the Knick of Time

Just in the Knick of Time

May 28, 2010

Jesse Heussner '11 Sports Editor As the hottest entity on the market this summer, the decision of where Lebron James will go lies in the hands of the King himself |Graphic by Connie Zhou Lebron James stormed off the court for the seventh year in a row without a ring around his finger. Despite post...

Band of Brothers: Rugby Builds Fraternity On, Off Field

Band of Brothers: Rugby Builds Fraternity On, Off Field

May 28, 2010

Mel Mignucci '12 A&E Editor Two at a time, athletic adolescents sprint up and down the turf football field, from end to end, cheered on by their teammates. They finish the circuit in about a minute, barely panting and not visibly sweaty, even in the bright May sun. They exchange high fives, pa...

Boys’ Varsity Tennis Shuts Out Danbury In Home Opener

Boys’ Varsity Tennis Shuts Out Danbury In Home Opener

April 16, 2010

Carlie Schwaeber '12 Wen News Editor On April 7, the boys varsity tennis team played their first home match of the season and defeated the Danbury Hatters,seven matches to zero. The team came prepared with fruit snacks, bagels, and a big or- ange water jug: it was evident the team was ready...

Player To Watch

Player To Watch

April 16, 2010

Dana Rappaport '11 Web Opinions Editor Maeve Flaherty ’12 has loved Lacrosse since the second grade, and that passion lead her to be the team’s starting center midfielder and one of the best players in the FCIAC. Aggressiveness and determination define Flaherty’s impressive game. She has already scored fiftee...

The Brutality of Water Polo

The Brutality of Water Polo

April 15, 2010

Leah Bitsky  '12 Staff Writer Above the surface of a Staples water polo game, everyone seems to be following the rules, but under the surface is where things get ugly. “Water polo is a truly brutal sport,” Avery Watterworth ’11 said. Watterworth explained that there are thr...

Some Empathy For Number Four

Some Empathy For Number Four

February 24, 2010

Jesse Heussner '11 Features Editor The result was so incredibly fitting, but so cruel. Everyone saw the play developing. The Vikings were on the Saints 40 yard line, seconds away from their first super bowl appearance in over ten years. Brett Favre was playing as well as ever, leading the team on one l...

The Halls Are Alive With the Sound of Music

The Halls Are Alive With the Sound of Music

February 2, 2010

Emily Kowal '12 Web A&E Editor  Orphenians After 50 years, generations of Orphenians will come together in a concert to celebrate this milestone. To kick off their 50–year anniversary, director Alice Lipson is bringing the founding director of the Orphenians, George Wiegle, to Staple...

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