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The FCIAC quarterfinals took place Friday, May 20 and the semifinals took place Monday, May 23.

Softball approaches end of season

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Sports Editor May 24, 2022

       The Staples softball team has a clear vision of a strong future in the postseason. With the regular season coming to a close, the girls sit at a 8-7 overall record     The Wreckers...

The ESPN-Athletes broadcasting deal marks an advance in women’s sports online accessibility. In 2019, a study on women and men’s sports coverage found 5% of total television coverage focused on women’s sports. The study also found that 80% of highlight programs and news devoted zero time to women’s sports.

A League of Her Own: ESPN-Athletes Unlimited women’s sports broadcasting deal overdue

Caroline Coffey '22, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

When asked who my sports idol was at the dawn of my softball career in second grade, Derek Jeter was my answer. In the impassioned one-on-one pick up basketball games I played with my younger sister, we...

The girls varsity softball team is preparing to win the FCIACs this year. Last year, they only made it as far as the semifinals.

Softball prepares to claim FCIAC title

Amanda Rowan ’22, Photostory editor March 30, 2022

With the spring season fast approaching, Staples  softball is preparing for competition and is hoping to come out on top as FCIAC champions.  “Last season we made it further in FCIACs and states...

Jen Westphal ’22 makes a play at home plate. She is one of three freshman on the Staples varsity softball team.

Jen Westphal adds to the achievements of the girls’ softball team

Rebecca Kanfer '21, Paper Sports Editor May 13, 2019

She places her helmet on her head, laces up her cleats and tightens her ponytail. Emerging from the dugout, she approaches home plate and prepares to swing. Her teammates eagerly peer through the dugout...

Complaints lead to suspension of softball coach

Complaints lead to suspension of softball coach

June 7, 2018

By Audrey Bernstein '20 and Kaela Dockray '20 *Names changed to protect the privacy of these sources Girls’ softball coach since 2016, Luigi Cammarota, confirmed on Monday, May 14 that he had...

Girls’ softball swings its way to States

Girls’ softball swings its way to States

May 17, 2018

Hannah Bolandian ’19   It’s the bottom of the seventh inning. The score is 3-3, and Staples is up at bat. The pitch is thrown, and Staples slams the bat against the ball sending it out of...

Staples huddles up for a game plan as the Wreckers head to their final 3 outs

Girls’ softball succumbs to defeat against New Canaan

May 17, 2018

Chris Andrews '18 and Jacob Kogan '18

Softball swings into new season

Softball swings into new season

April 2, 2018

By Amanda Kaplowitz '19 and Nicky Brown '19

Spring Sport Preview: Wreckers look to perform on diamond, turf and court

Spring Sport Preview: Wreckers look to perform on diamond, turf and court

March 18, 2018

By: Alex Reiner '18 Baseball Last June, the baseball team tackled Chad Knight ’19 and Matt Stone ’18 on the mound of Palmer Field to celebrate the team’s first ever Class LL State Championship....

Staples Varsity Softball

Staples Varsity Softball

May 24, 2017

By: Chris Andrews '18 Staples Varsity Softball from Inklings News on Vimeo.

Softball falls to Ludlowe in opening game

Softball falls to Ludlowe in opening game

Talia Hendel, Web Managing Editor April 11, 2016

The Staples girls softball team suffered its first lost of the season to Fairfield Ludlowe on April 6. While the Wreckers defense was consistently solid after the first inning of the game, they struggled...

Photo courtesy of Staples High School

Students train for tryouts

Andrew Vester , Staff Writer February 13, 2015

For many students, the week of March 23 may just be a typical school week.  But for athletes, these five days take on a whole new meaning: tryouts. The evaluations for Staples’ 13 spring sports teams...

Teams gear up for season with conditioning

Teams gear up for season with conditioning

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Web Creative Director 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...

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