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Girls of Saugatuck Rowing Club officially sign to college

Girls of Saugatuck Rowing Club officially sign to college

Maddie Phelps ’19

November 26, 2018

It’s 5:30 in the morning on a Tuesday. The pitch black sky envelops the quiet streets of Westport. While other teenagers are sound asleep, the girls of the Saugatuck Rowing Club are wide awake, breaking a sweat in the gym or on the boat. And now, for a select few, every minute of exhausting and rigoro...

Saugatuck Rowing Club girls race for back-to-back wins at nationals

Saugatuck Rowing Club girls race for back-to-back wins at nationals

September 15, 2018

By Emma Dantas '21 and Lexie Moskovit '21 ...

Saugatuck Rowing Club races at the San Diego Crew Classic

Saugatuck Rowing Club races at the San Diego Crew Classic

April 3, 2018

By Alex Sprouls '19 The Saugatuck Rowing Club’s first varsity 8+ and second varsity 8+ boys’ and girls’ teams traveled to San Diego during the weekend of March 24 to compete in their first race this year, the annual San Diego Crew Classic. “The Crew Classic is a super nice transition from...

Committed Athletes Row Their Way to College

Committed Athletes Row Their Way to College

November 20, 2017

By: Amanda Kaplowitz '19 Hard work, dedication and commitment are traits required of almost every athlete in order to succeed in their sports. Rowing is no exception. Members of the Saugatuck Rowing Club (SRC) practice year round, both in the water and on land, to train for recreational and competitive rowing. ...

A little more JOY in Westport: Joy X opens fitness studio

A little more JOY in Westport: Joy X opens fitness studio

April 18, 2017

By Emma Rojas '18 Westport has welcomed its newest addition to the collection of fitness studios, JoyX. Owned by Westport residents Rhodie Lorenz and Amy Hochhauser, both are known for previously opening  Joyride, a popular cycling studio, almost six years ago.   “When Amy and I opened ...

Siblings form strong bonds through playing the same sports

Siblings form strong bonds through playing the same sports

April 3, 2017

By: Alexandra Sprouls ’19 and Hannah Bolandian ’19 Strong bonds of friendship that can last a lifetime are often made through the competitive atmosphere of sports. For siblings, their existing bond often grows stronger when competing in the same sport, and stronger yet when playing on the same...

Grace McGinley Awarded National Title

Grace McGinley Awarded National Title

November 29, 2016

By: Alexandra Sprouls '19 The title of National Junior Rower of the Year was given to one of Staples’ own, Grace McGinley ’17. She was nominated among some of the best rowers in the country and managed to pull out the win. Despite this major award, McGinley remains humble. In order to win,...

From Saugatuck norms to college dorms

From Saugatuck norms to college dorms

November 17, 2016

By: Lili Romann ’19 and Daniel Harizman ’19 As they step out on the dock, inhaling the clear, misty air, their high school careers flash in front of them. Recounting on all they have achieved and accomplished lights a spark in their minds and joy pulses throughout their body. They take deep br...

College commits publicize decision about school

College commits publicize decision about school

October 24, 2016

By: Megan Brown Many Staples students, of all age ranges, have already sealed the deal on a college for mastering their sport. While some have made their college commitments very public, others have not said a word. There are some rules regarding what you can/can’t post on social media, or oth...

Imi Ratcliffe Rows Her Way to Berkeley

Imi Ratcliffe Rows Her Way to Berkeley

October 11, 2016

By: Erin Lynch '18 and Alexandra Sprouls '19 Imi Ratcliffe ’17, member of Saugatuck's open weight varsity eight boat, recently committed to UC Berkeley after years of training. Ratcliffe starting rowing in London on the River Thames at around age 10 or 11. At this early age, getting committed...

Grace McGinley races into the World Record books

Grace McGinley races into the World Record books

Talia Hendel, Web Managing Editor

October 2, 2015

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, it became official that Grace McGinley ‘17 broke the 18 and under open weight girls 5K ergometer world record. Previously, the record was 18 minutes and 28 seconds. McGinley not only beat that record – she beat it by seven seconds with a time of 18 minutes and 21 seconds. ...

Saugatuck rowers paddle their way to a victory

Saugatuck rowers paddle their way to a victory

Jesse Greenspun, Staff Writer

October 30, 2014

On the weekend of Oct. 17, both the boys and girls rowers from the Saugatuck Rowing Club made their way up to the Charles River for the annual Head of the Charles Regatta, one of the most prestigious regattas in the world. At the event, they captured first place in the women’s youth eights division ...

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