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Little League team leaves behind a remarkable Staples baseball legacy

Little League team leaves behind a remarkable Staples baseball legacy

Serena Ye '20, Broadcast Director

January 31, 2020

Clink! My mouth gaped in shock as the ball soared above all of the players’ caps. I felt a surge of inspiration as they fled through the bases and dove to catch the ball, kicking up the red sand. During the summer of 2013, I spent my afternoons watching the Westport Little League baseball team in aw...

Wrestling team changes offer new opportunities

Staples Wrestling team begins training and competing for their upcoming season with many new team members and a change in coaching staff.

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...

Wreckers dealt knock-out blow by North Haven

Staples’ offense in the pistol formation in the third quarter of their 53-20 loss to North Haven. Quarterback Jackson Zager ’21 finished 13 for 38 passing for 185 yards and two touchdowns.

Ethan Frank '20, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

North Haven, Connecticut -- The Staples Wreckers suffered a 53-20 loss at the hands of the North Haven Indians and their Wing-T offense on Friday, Oct. 18 at Mike Vanacore Field.  The Wreckers fell behind 13-0 early, and then things went from bad to worse as a fumble on a poor exchange from Stap...

Nine seniors pace Wreckers to win on senior day

Staples Kyle Kirby ’20 shoots in the first half of a game against Trumbull on Oct. 10. Kirby scored three goals for the Wreckers in their 5-0 win.

Ethan Frank '20, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Nine seniors started their senior day game on Thursday, Oct. 10 and led the team to a 5-0 victory over Trumbull.  The Wreckers got on the board with 14:30 left in the first half on a goal by Kyle Kirby ’20. They had a lot of missed opportunities in the first 15 minutes, including three missed c...

Girls’ soccer team bonds prior to season

Girls’ soccer team welcomes new members to the team, at beach hangout.

Theresa Vandis '20, Assistant Business Manager

September 20, 2019

The Staples varsity girls’ soccer team traveled to Newport, Rhode Island for team bonding on Sept. 6-8 in hopes of building team chemistry on and off the field.  Aly Sivinski ’20, a left back, believes the trip was well constructed, especially due to the importance of teamwork.  “A big part of so...

Ellis shares insight to minority microaggression through writing

Chet Ellis ‘19 won first place two years in a row with his article about racial micro aggressions in Westport. Ellis will attend Harvard in the fall of 2019.

Emma Dantas '21

April 29, 2019

Sitting down, cracking your knuckles and beginning an essay for English or history class can be a dreaded process when students have a bad case of writer's block. In order to get all your jumbled ideas onto the page and hit submit before the deadline is not only a writing process but an act of thinking...

Boys’ squash captures HEAD national championship

The Staples Boys' Squash Team poses with their trophies after being named national champions.

Siri Kanter ’20

March 13, 2019

The Staples boys’ squash team won the Division VIII HEAD US High School Squash Championship (Division VIII), becoming national champions. The Wreckers beat the Loyola, Maryland team 4-3 in their championship game on Feb. 2 at Trinity College in Hartford. The tournament drew 207 players from across t...

Girls’ swim takes fifth-place in State Opens

The girls smile with their coaches after a successful day of swimming at State Opens.

Lauren Wasserman '19

November 27, 2018

Staples girls’ swim and dive  claimed fifth-place at  State Opens, on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Yale University. After a season of hard work, the girls were looking forward to their final meet. “We have been working extremely hard in the pool this season and it was great to watch all that hard work pay off,” ca...

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...

Staples’ sports teams sizzle in the heat

Staples’ sports teams sizzle in the heat

Maya Reiner ’21

September 15, 2018

By Maya Reiner ’21 and Mia Diagnault ’20 The heat has taken a toll on the Staples’ sports teams these past few weeks. Many sports such as the football, cross country and soccer teams have suffered through playing in the excruciating weather. The soaring temperatures up to 91 degrees resu...

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 been suspended from his position and was placed on paid leave. The suspension followed a series of pare...

Rec Basketball Week 2

Rec Basketball Week 2

January 8, 2017

By: Max Appell and Molly Liebergall

[Sept. 2016 Sports] Six freshmen make leap to varsity soccer

October 11, 2016

By Phoebe Mendelson '17 and Julia Rosier '18 Features Editor Staples Wreckers have taken on six new freshmen for this upcoming 2016 season: Ava Simunovic ’20, Julia Lombardo ’20, Kathryn Ialeggio ’20, Marlo Von Der Ahe ’20, Reese Sutter ‘20 and Mia Gonzalez ’20. “Tryouts were very ner...

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