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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...

Club sport athletes at Staples do not get the recognition they deserve despite their immense dedication.

Inclusion of Staples athletes in club sports is a must

Izzy Sareen ʼ22, Staff Writer May 11, 2022

Something widely known throughout the Staples community is the amount of students who play sports outside of the school. There are dozens, if not hundreds. But when was the last time the accomplishments...

Students compete in a full speed gym class game.

Athletes forced to participate in gym class at the expense of their performance, health and academics

Eli Shorrock ’22, Staff Writer May 11, 2022

Two hour practices after school and one period of gym class a day. This is overbearing on Staples’ athletes both academically and physically.  Staples High School and the state of Connecticut have...

The boys lost the first set 28-26 but went on to win the next three sets in a four set game.

Boys’ volleyball defeats Norwalk in vital 3-1 victory

Karina Muray ’22, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

Staples boys’ volleyball defeated Norwalk 3-1 in an away game at Norwalk High School on Wednesday, April 27. The Wreckers were led by key players Ashdon Godoy ’23, Jacob Lee ’22 and libero Ethan...

Some students tend to choose hobbies they are uninterested in, strictly based on how well it will appear on a college application or resume. Students must remember that in a competitive high school environment, having fun should remain as a top priority.

Students should explore true passions, abandon resume fillers

Abby Nevin ’23, Broadcast Director May 3, 2022

I know what sport burn-out feels like. After devoting my entire childhood to gymnastics and involving myself in a rigorous schedule, an injury I sustained over this past summer led to the end of my career...

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...

Madison Mayr ’24 (second row furthest to the left) is excited for this years upcoming lacrosse season and doesn’t mind playing the sport she loves over school breaks.

April break prompts discussion over spring sports schedule

Talia Varsano '24, Staff Writer March 15, 2022

With the school year in its final few months, students are feeling drained and exhausted. Increased workload, high pressure regarding grades and standardized testing are all factors contributing to the...

The Staples girls’ basketball team on defense against Stamford. Stamford was able to beat the Staples defense to bring the score to 15-22 in the third quarter.

Girls’ basketball team puts up good fight in losing effort to Stamford

Charley Guthartz '22 , Paper Opinions Editor February 14, 2022

The Staples girls’ basketball team lost to Stamford 39-27 on Feb. 8 at Staples after putting up a huge fight.  With Staples down late in the fourth quarter, Captain Sydelle Bernstein ’22 drained...

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