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U.S. History students advance to Nationals in annual competition

Chloe Murray, Paper Opinions Editor

May 17, 2020

A handful of U.S. History Honors students waited nervously at their computers on May 13 anticipating the results of the National History Day (NHD) state competition. Several groups placed at the regional competition, but not all would do the same at States.  Every year, tenth grade U.S. Histor...

CIAC shuts down state tournament, disregards years of work

Over fear of the rapidly spreading coronavirus the CIAC has cancelled the remainder of the state hockey tournament, a wrongful decision that disregards years of hard work.

Marina Engler '21

March 23, 2020

Amid the pandamonium surrounding coronavirus, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) has decided to proceed with caution and cancel the remainder of all state tournaments. This was a careless decision that does not take into account the very athletes who are participating in the to...

Staples girls’ basketball moves on in the state championship

Nicole Holmes '21 taking the ball to the center of the court to try and make a layup.
Staples girls

Charley Guthartz '22

March 10, 2020

The Staples Wreckers girls' basketball team took home a win with a score of 58-34 after playing Kennedy on Monday, March 6 to move on in the state tournament.  

Boys’ basketball defeats FCIAC second seed team in a defining match

A.J. Konstanty ’20 takes a free throw after being fouled.
Boys’ basketball defeats FCIAC second seed team in a defining match

Madison Andrews '20

February 24, 2020

The Staples boys’ basketball team defeated Stamford 72-70 to extend their record this season to 11-3 in the Staples gym on Thursday, Feb. 6.  ...

Field hockey team advances to next round in states

The Wreckers headed into states with a record of 13-1 and the one lost being to Darien. The Wreckers played Darien again in the FCIAC championship game, going into double overtime and ending in a tie. The Blue Wave and Wreckers were announced co-champions.

November 15, 2019

The Staples girls’ field hockey team beat New Milford 4-1 in the first round of states on Nov. 13 at Ginny Parker Field. The Wreckers came into the tournament as the fourth seed while the Green Wave was the 13th seed. Jess Leon ’22 started the momentum of the game for the Wreckers. The Wreckers...

Staples girls’ lacrosse gears up for postseason play

Staples girls’ lacrosse battle Fairfield Ludlowe earlier in the season. They captured the win 11-10 and will face the Falcons in the first round of the FCIAC tournament on May 17 at home.

Brian Wilk '19, Staff Writer

May 16, 2019

The Wreckers concluded their season being 14-2 in the state and 10-0 in the FCIAC. Staples girls’ lacrosse made history by breaking the best in-season record in school history. Staples girls’ lacrosse defeated New Fairfield, the only team in the state left undefeated, 11-10 in their last regular season game on May 14. “I am really proud of this team. We came into the season pessimistic due to losing some key players, but we are pleasantl...

Girls’ basketball defeats Hall in opening round of state playoffs

Girls' basketball defeats Hall in opening round of state playoffs

Mark Didio '20

March 12, 2019

The Staples girls’ varsity basketball team defeated the Hall Warriors 39-35 in the first round of the CIAC state class LL playoffs Captain Elle Fair ’19 led the Wreckers with 18 points, hitting multiple threes that led Staples’ offense in the first half. “Elle just played lights out,”...

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 the park. Staples ends the game with another win to add to their record. For the first time si...

Top seeded Wreckers survive first round of state tournament

Top seeded Wreckers survive first round of state tournament

March 14, 2018

By Jonathan Kaner ’18 In 2016, the Superfans filled Ingalls Rink at Yale University on a late March afternoon to watch their Wreckers hockey team compete for their first State Championship in program history. After three hard-fought, physical periods against Stamford, the Wreckers walked off the ice withou...

Field hockey seeks revenge with season on the line

Field hockey seeks revenge with season on the line

November 14, 2017

By Jonathan Kaner '18 and Alex Reiner '18

Wreckers survive McMahon, to face Southington in Class LL tournament

Wreckers survive McMahon, to face Southington in Class LL tournament

November 9, 2017

By: Jonathan Kaner ’18 The Staples girls’ volleyball team remains alive in the Class LL State Tournament after defeating Brien McMahon in three sets on Monday, Nov. 7 at Staples. “Everybody played their best and came with their a-game,” middle hitter Bella Jagenberg ’19 said. “We fell...

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