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A New Leader: Shepro to Coach Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Team

After making it to the FCIAC playoffs last year, social studies teacher Jonatthan Shepro leads the Lady Wreckers in the 2010 season. |Photo by Suzanne Kalb

September 14, 2010

Brendan Rand '11 Staff Writer Social Studies teacher Jonathan Shepro, who for the past three years has coached the junior varsity girls volleyball team, will be taking over as the head coach of the varsity team this year. “I'm most excited about working with the girls and seeing improvement over the course of the season,” Shepro said. “Of course I ...

The Wreckers’ Achilles Heel

September 14, 2010

Matt Smith '13 Staff Writer The Wreckers football team had an undefeated regular season last year that brought them all the way to the state championship game where they lost to Cheshire in overtime. They come into the 2010 with high expectations and hope to bring a class LL state championship to ...

Periods 1 and 7 To Be Switched on Mondays Next Year

June 13, 2010

DJ Sixsmith '11 Web Sports Editor After rumors swirled around the school of a schedule change for next year, principal John Dodig and the Collaborative team finally pulled the trigger by announcing that periods 1 and 7 will be swapping places on Monday’s next year. This change means that now perio...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

June 8, 2010

Dear Editor: My name is Michael Goodgame, and as the elected President of next year’s Student Assembly, I would like to address points made in a recent Inklings article regarding the way in which SA elections work and the function of SA at Staples. For starters, consider this: What if Inklings executive positions, such as Ex...

The Boys are Back in Town: A New Perspective on Faculty Friendships

THEY OWN THESE HALLS: (from left to right) Eric Mongirdas, Jonathan Shepro, Jesse Bauks, Lenny Klein, Brian Scott and David Willick walk down a second floor hallway.

May 28, 2010

Michael Berlin '11 & Jordan Glick '11 Guest Writers Forget Vinny Chase and Ari Gold; Staples has its own Entourage. Informally known as the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, these learned men bring comedy and camaraderie to Staples. Spanning across departmental boundaries, the eclectic gro...

Just in the Knick of Time

As the hottest entity on the market this summer, the decision of where Lebron James will go lies in the hands of the King himself |Graphic by Connie Zhou

May 28, 2010

Jesse Heussner '11 Sports Editor As the hottest entity on the market this summer, the decision of where Lebron James will go lies in the hands of the King himself |Graphic by Connie Zhou Lebron James stormed off the court for the seventh year in a row without a ring around his finger. Despite post...

Hirschberg leads Wreckers past Ridgefield and into FCIAC final

Cam Marco '13 serves against the Ridgefield Tigers in the FCIAC semi-final Wednesday. Marco went on to win his match 6-3, 6-1 |Photo by Lindsay Bernard '12

May 27, 2010

Vinny Amaru '11 Business Manager On Wednesday May 26, 2010 the Staples boys Tennis team took home court and defeated the Ridgefield Tigers in the FCIAC semi-final. Even though temperatures soared to over 90 degrees the team kept their composure and shut out the Tigers 4-0. Led by their nu...

A Game without Fans?

Austin Alianiello '10 focuses on a chip near the green. |Photo by Lucas Hammerman

May 20, 2010

Jesse Heussner '11 Sports Editor Even though the boy’s golf team has had plenty to cheer about in their undefeated 2010 season, you would not have known it based on their crowd support. Why? Because the boy’s golf team has no fans—the state has banned all spectators from watching regu...

Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse Trumps Trumbull 14-6

TRAP: Ali Crofts '12 puts herself in a position to make a play on the ball

April 16, 2010

Dana Rappaport ’11 Web Opinions Editor Friday, Apr. 9, Staples girls’ lacrosse opened their season with a 14-6 victory over the Trumbull High School. Jessie Ambrose ’12, Ali Crofts ’12, Adele Mackey ’12, and Nicole Seo ’11 offensively led the team, each with a hat trick – or three ...

A Game Of Numbers: How Financial Strength Plays A Crucial Role in Determining A Town’s Athletic Success

A Game Of Numbers: How Financial Strength Plays A Crucial Role in Determining A Town’s Athletic Success

April 16, 2010

DJ Sixsmith '11 Sports Editor Every year the Staples Boys' golf team receives 30 dozen brand new golf balls from the town of Westport. They also receive personal golf bags monogrammed with “Staples High School” lettering, as well as home and away t–shirts. They have free tee times at Longshore Gol...

Girls Lacrosse Forced to Cut Due to Increased Interest

With so many girls interested in playing lacrosse this year, 77 to be exact, Coach Schager was forced to make cuts for the first time ever. | Photo by Carlie Schwaeber '12

April 14, 2010

Shannon Moss '11 Web News Editor As the Staples girls' lacrosse team prepared for the 2010 season, not every girl who sported their lacrosse sticks and skirts at the beginning of tryouts was included on the final roster. For the first time in Staples history, coach Cathy Schager was forced to make cuts. The tryout pro...

Boys’ Volleyball Looks to Become Repeat FCIAC Champions

Andrew Glenn '10 serves the ball during practice. The team is hoping to have a successful season like last year's and become FCIAC champs once again. | Photo by Byran Schiavone '13

April 8, 2010

Julia Friedman '11 Staff Writer The Staples High School boys volleyball program has seen much success over the years. In the 2009 season the team won the FCIAC and State championships, and finished with an undefeated record. This year's squad hopes to continue the streak and add t...

Poised, Focused and Ready to Golf

March 29, 2010

Dustin Dobbs ’10 Sports Editor The 2010 Golf team is out on a mission. Read More »...

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