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Girls Water Polo Team ready to improve after offseason

AFTER PRACTICE SMILES Co-captains Maia Cattan ’16 and Caroline Gray ’17
smile for the camera and express exciement for the rest of the season. The 
team is going to take on Hopkins, a long-time rival, on May 7 at Hopkins 
at 3 p.m. The following week, on May 14, the team will have its senior day

Aileen Coyne, Staff Writer

May 6, 2016

While many think the Staples’ pool is empty after swim season in the winter, they are wrong. The girls’ water polo team takes over the pool, vigorously sprinting back and forth and working on passing and shooting drills. Girls’ water polo is just one of two girls’ water polo teams in the FCIAC;...

Staples robotics team takes on worlds

Staples robotics team takes on worlds

Megan Doyle, Web Opinions Editor

May 6, 2016

It’s the end of a three day competition on March 18, and the robotics team, i2r, anxiously waits for their name to be called. They’re at East Super Regionals and have been nominated for six awards. In order to qualify for Worlds, they need to win at least one. Finally, the judges announce the...

Girls’ Water Polo Adjusts to a New Team Dynamic

Amina Abdul-Kareem, Staff Writer

April 3, 2015

“It looks easy right? It’s not,” Sydney Sussman ‘15 said. Try it: treading water without using your hands, all while palming off your opponents and simultaneously wrestling a few others, still shooting at the goal under complete fatigue. This is what the Girls Water Polo team does from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m...

Boys and Girls Track and Field Shine in FCIAC Championships

Boys and Girls Track and Field Shine in FCIAC Championships

May 30, 2011

On May 24, the boys and girls varsity track teams competed in the FCIAC championships at Danbury High School. The girls placed 3rd while the boys took 2nd in a tough meet with especially fierce competition. “Going into the meet I believed that the only teams that were capable of beating us were Danbury an...

Lady Wreckers Fall Without Flaherty in FCIAC Semi-Final

Lady Wreckers Fall Without Flaherty in FCIAC Semi-Final

May 24, 2011

On Monday the Staples girls' lacrosse team played in its first ever FCIAC semi-final. The problem for Coach Cathy Schager is that the team's leading scorer Maeve Flaherty '12 did not have a stick in her hands. The junior center was suspended prior to the game for violating CIAC rules and Flaherty's absence proved to be a devastating blow as Staples fell...

Boys Varsity Tennis Defeats Norwalk at Home

Boys Varsity Tennis Defeats Norwalk at Home

May 18, 2011

On May 2, 2011, the Staples boys varsity tennis team defeated Norwalk High School during a home match. The final score was 7-0. The scoreboard read as follows: Luke Foreman ‘14 won at 1 singles 6-1, 6-0. Justin Kleiner ‘11 won at 2 singles 6-0, 6-0. Josh Kaseff ’11 won at 3 singles 6-0, 6-0. Baxter Stein ‘14 won at 4 singles 6-1, 6-0. Jehangir Hafiz ‘11 won at 5 singles ...

Wreckers Baseball Defeats St. Joseph 5-4, Clinches FCIAC Playoff Berth

Wreckers Baseball Defeats St. Joseph 5-4, Clinches FCIAC Playoff Berth

May 13, 2011

On May 13, the Staples boys’ varsity baseball team defeated Trumbull’s St. Joseph High School 5-4, ensuring a spot in the playoffs, and bringing the team’s FCIAC record to 12-4. It was tight at the beginning though, when starting pitcher Jimmy Kopack ’12 gave up a homerun to St. Joseph’s on ...

Varsity Girls Tennis Defeats Westhill

Varsity Girls Tennis Defeats Westhill

May 10, 2011

On May 9, the Staples girls varsity tennis team played a home match against Westhill on Senior Day. The overall score was 7-0— a complete victory for the Staples Wreckers. Although the number one singles player, Katie Reiner ’12, was unable to play due to a wrist injury, the number two singles pl...

Boys Tennis Defeats a Shorthanded Greenwich Team

Boys Tennis Defeats a Shorthanded Greenwich Team

April 30, 2011

On April 29, the Staples Wreckers Boys’ Tennis team defeated the Greenwich Cardinals by a final score of 6–1, improving their record to 9–0, while the Cardinals suffered their first loss of the season, moving to 8–1. However, this Cardinal squad looked a little different then usual--the...

Measuring a Problem:Staples Spectacular Student Challenge has students solving problem of obesity

Measuring a Problem:Staples Spectacular Student Challenge has students solving problem of obesity

April 15, 2011

You could almost taste the irony at the second annual Staples Spectacular Student Challenge. Many of its 58 participants came armed with energy for the 12-hour task to solve a problem on a prevalent national issue. The aroma from one team’s Five Guys hamburgers overpowered the sweet smell of another tea...

Cheerleaders Prepare for Winter Competition Season

Cheerleaders Prepare for Winter Competition Season

December 22, 2010

Although the fall season for sports has wrapped up, the cheerleading squad is only just getting started. As the only Staples team that practices formally through two seasons, the cheerleading team is prepping for the second half of its schedule. And winter season is competition season in cheer world. This is the time for the team to showcase its skills rather than jus...

The icy truth behind the 1985 NBA draft lottery

The icy truth behind the 1985 NBA draft lottery

December 22, 2010

The Player Patrick Ewing was a standout in his four years for the Georgetown Hoyas. He brought his team to the NCAA Championship game three out of the four years he played, winning in one of those appearances. At seven feet tall, Ewing was a force to be reckoned with, one of the most terrifyingly good college players in history. Ewing won the ...

Staples Boys Hockey improves to 2-0 with win over Joel Barlowe

Staples Boys Hockey improves to 2-0 with win over Joel Barlowe

December 21, 2010

Emily Goldberg '12 Web News Editor Alternate captain and starting goalie Luke Andriuk '11 prepares himself for the Falcons attack. | Photo contributed by Anna Andriuk The Staples Co-op boys hockey team improved their record to 2-0 on Dec. 18 when they faced off against the Joel Barlow Falcons at the S...

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