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Missed opportunities haunt Wreckers in 6-1 loss

Missed opportunities haunt Wreckers in 6-1 loss
Missed opportunities haunt Wreckers in 6-1 loss

Ethan Frank '20 and Jake Navarro '20

January 27, 2020

Darien -- The Staples Wreckers boys’ hockey team fell 6-1 to Division I New Canaan on Wednesday, Jan. 8. The Wreckers, a Division III team, held their own for a period and a half before the train came off the rails.  After matching a New Canaan goal with 6:55 left in the first period on a shot by Owen...

Coaches, athletes should both have voice electing captains

Coaches, athletes should both have voice electing captains

Ella Bloomingdale '20, Assistant Business Manager

January 13, 2020

A team sports captain should be responsible, organized, supportive and knowledgeable. They should be able to support and encourage the team while also having the ability to organize and bring athletes together when it is necessary. At Staples High School, a common way of selecting captains is through the...

Wreckers pick up road win, remain undefeated

Wreckers pick up road win, remain undefeated

Jacob Greenberger '22

January 10, 2020

The Wreckers maintained their undefeated season and improved their record to 6-0 on Jan. 7 with a statement win of 70-58 against the previously undefeated Danbury Hatters. Coming off of momentous wins against Westhill and Central, the Wreckers needed a big performance from their team in just their second game of...

Staples athletes lead by example in support of girls’ participation in sports

Staples athletes lead by example in support of girls’ participation in sports
Staples athletes lead by example in support of girls’ participation in sports

Madison Andrews, Paper Sports Editor

January 5, 2020

Imagine a place where women do not play sports, are not expected to play and ultimately are not able to participate. This is a world in which many Staples female athletes would not want to be a part. All students at Staples grew up in an era where girls are not only allowed, but encouraged to participate i...

Wrestling team changes offer new opportunities

Wrestling team changes offer new opportunities

Amanda Rowan '22

January 5, 2020

Dual meets and tournaments occupy almost every weekend and Wednesday for many Staples students as the wrestling season rolls into play. Over 40 boys train, practice and prepare for their matches day after day.  After taking home fourth place at FCIACS last season, the team has gained 20 new members...

This is a Wreckording

This is a Wreckording

Ethan Frank '20

December 20, 2019

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Boys’ basketball heads into the new season with high spirits

Boys’ basketball heads into the new season with high spirits

Samantha Felner '22 and Jack Lev '20

December 17, 2019

The field hockey team’s use of cornrows fails to see the issue of cultural appropriation

The field hockey team’s use of cornrows fails to see the issue of cultural appropriation

Katie Simons ’22 Arts Editor

December 10, 2019

This year, the field hockey team got cornrows as a way to raise team morale before going into the postseason.  While they were put in with the intent of raising spirit for the team and are a part of the yearly tradition, the cornrows are culturally offensive.     The hair of African Americans...

Staples will have girls’ rugby team this upcoming year

Staples will have girls’ rugby team this upcoming year

Siri Kanter '20, Associate Managing Editor

December 6, 2019

Staples will have a girls’ rugby team this upcoming spring sports season. The team will be coached by Cassie Bishop, who plays for one of the strongest womens' rugby programs in Connecticut throughout the fall and has coached youth programs for upwards of four years.  Sophie Lynch ’21, who has grown up in a fa...

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