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Winter sports teams celebrate successes, reflect on season

Both the boys' and girls' ski teams saw a successful season this year.

Lily Kane '20, Broadcast Director

March 19, 2020

As the snow melts and the flowers begin to bloom, Staples athletes can reflect on the eventful sports season coming to a close. With several teams making it to their FCIAC and State championships, team members realize that their hard work is paying off.  Despite having to take the bus to-and-from M...

Girls’ ski races to claim state title this season

After placing second in the state tournament, the Staples girls’ ski team poses at the bottom of Mount Southington following the awards ceremony.

Alex Sprouls '19

November 12, 2018

After placing second in last year’s state championship, the girls’ ski team is starting their training earlier than normal this year in hopes of placing one higher to achieve the state title this coming season. The captains are enacting various changes to their dryland training as well as making sur...

Ski team performs at State Open

March 12, 2017

By: Shane Rabacs '18 BOYS:   Coming in as the second ranked team in the state, the boys’ ski team had high hopes for the State Open race.   Due to hazardous snow conditions, only one run could be completed as opposed to the usual two. The team finished in sixth place at the...

Winter sports gear up for strong seasons

Winter sports gear up for strong seasons

December 16, 2016

By: Rebecca Rawiszer Boys basketball: After a 7-13 season in 2015, the Staples boys’ basketball team is looking to bounce back this year. Despite the loss of a few remarkable players such as Dylan Dreyfuss ’16, Jared Vishno ’16 and Ben Casparius ’17, Captain Justin Seideman ‘17 is staying optimistic. ...

Staples ski team prepares for the season on land before hitting slopes

Walker Green ’18

November 27, 2016

By: Liv Ronca and Camryn Ragland Staples’ boys’ and girls’ ski teams began their preseason and captains practices on Monday, Nov. 7, in preparation for the upcoming season. Last year, the ski team was placed within the top 3 at every race they attended, including the state championship. “Last...

Jan. 5 – Boys Varsity Ski Mount Southington

Jan. 5 - Boys Varsity Ski Mount Southington

January 5, 2011

On Wednesday, January 5, the Staples Boys Ski team raced at Ski Mount Southington. The team Varsity team came in 3rd place out of five teams, and the JV team came in 2nd out of five other teams. Andrew Chappo '11 helped Staples take the lead as its front-running skier in 13th place, while Steve Thompson '12 was Staples' se...

Top 5 Ski Mountains Close to Home

Top 5 Ski Mountains Close to Home

December 17, 2010

Image via Wikipedia As the snow starts falling, a popular activity for those in Westport is to go skiing or snowboarding. What better way to spend short winter days then racing down mountains, while enjoying the scenery as its whips by.  This isn’t the only thing that makes skiing enjoyable; think about the breaks after a long day of skiing, when...

Ski Team Skates to Success with New Coach

Ski Team Skates to Success with New Coach

December 7, 2010

Image via Wikipedia After finishing first in state last year in skiing, the Staples Boys Varsity Ski team has a new coach. Former coach Jonathan Shepro resigned after their memorable season last year. “I just didn’t have enough time anymore,” Shepro said. This year the team has brought in Bedford Middle School Sci...

Sweeney Turns Leisure into Competitive Lifestyle

FLYING BY: Melissa Sweeney ’11 shreads up the slopes in a  recent CIAC race. She has been a top performer for the  ski team since her arrival at Staples. | Photo by Barbra Sweeney

February 24, 2010

Emily Kowal '12 Web A&E EditorIt is possible that Melissa Sweeney ’11 spends more time on the ski slopes than at home. Sweeney began skiing competitively when she was eight-years old with the Mount Southington ski team. After seven years, Sweeney switched over to the Thunder Ridge ski team. ...

December Vacation Destinations

This poll shows that the majority of students at Staples are staying home during December break.  |Graphic by Emily Goldberg '12

December 16, 2009

Emily Goldberg ‘12 Web Sports Editor With December break around the corner, Staples students are not only preparing for various holiday festivities, but some are also preparing for long car, plane, and train rides to various places around the globe.             Shira Clement ’12 is gett...

Sports Teams Deal with a Tough Economy

December 16, 2009

Alix Neenan '12 Staff Writer Through fundraising, deal hunting, and pay-for-play, Staples sports teams are able to find ways to work with budget issues in a rough economic time. “The budget is never unlimited,” said Mr. Shepro, the coach for the boy’s ski team. This year, the ski t...

Skiing Around the Clock: Keeping up with Work, Skiers Endure Tricky Practice Schedule

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December 4, 2009

Farrel Levenson ’11 Opinions Editor During the winter season at Staples, some athletes can be found in the pool, some on the track, and some on the court. However, twice a week, the Staples ski team can be found an hour away from school, at Southington mountain. The Staples team is one of 24 high school ski teams in the state in the...

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