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Petition for track to be named after coach Lawrence

Petition for track to be named after coach Lawrence

Lily Caplan '22, Staff Writer

October 19, 2019

Andrew Colabella, a representative of RTM district four, created a petition two weeks ago to name the new Staples track after Laddie Lawrence ’64, head coach of boys’ cross country and indoor and outdoor track and field. The petition on change.org has over 1,000 signatures. Colabella requested...

Indoor track hopes to maintain success, strengthen all events

Indoor track hopes to maintain success, strengthen all events

Elliot Kaufman '19

December 10, 2018

The Staples boys’ indoor track and field team hopes to sustain their success coming off of last year, while making minor improvements in team depth and other areas. Staples came in third place in the State championships last year, and second place in both the Class LL and FCIAC championships. Th...

Landowne becomes fastest 3000 meter high-school runner in the country this season

Landowne becomes fastest 3000 meter high-school runner in the country this season

January 22, 2018

By Izzy Connors '18 Will Landowne ’18 became the current fastest high schooler in the country to run the 3000 meter (1.8 miles) this season, with a time of 8 minutes and 34 seconds on Jan. 21 in New Haven. As the captain of the boys track team, Landowne has been training all year leading up to...

Track and field squeaks by to capture state championship

Track and field squeaks by to capture state championship

June 5, 2017

By Shane Rabacs '18 The boys’ track and field team won the class LL state championship Thursday, June 2, defeating Danbury by 2.5 points. The event was delayed Wednesday after thunderstorms occurred in the middle of it. The Wreckers were in the lead then and were just able to hang on, placing fourth in...

Siblings form strong bonds through playing the same sports

Siblings form strong bonds through playing the same sports

April 3, 2017

By: Alexandra Sprouls ’19 and Hannah Bolandian ’19 Strong bonds of friendship that can last a lifetime are often made through the competitive atmosphere of sports. For siblings, their existing bond often grows stronger when competing in the same sport, and stronger yet when playing on the same...

Ahmad named Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year

Ahmad named Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year

February 15, 2017

By: Liv Ronca Zak Ahmad ’17, who placed first at indoor track FCIACs and States,  has been named Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year in Connecticut for his performance on the boys’ cross country team at Staples.   The Gatorade State Player of the Year is used to recognize high school athletes acr...

Winter sports gear up for strong seasons

Winter sports gear up for strong seasons

December 16, 2016

By: Rebecca Rawiszer Boys basketball: After a 7-13 season in 2015, the Staples boys’ basketball team is looking to bounce back this year. Despite the loss of a few remarkable players such as Dylan Dreyfuss ’16, Jared Vishno ’16 and Ben Casparius ’17, Captain Justin Seideman ‘17 is staying optimistic. ...

[Nov. 2016 Sports] Ahmad runs past competition

November 23, 2016

By Brendan Massoud ’17   The boys’ cross country team is undefeated; notching 15 regular season wins in addition to FCIAC, State Open and New England Championships. The team is led by Zak Ahmad ’17, an All-American cross country runner and Staples High School captain, who has quickly ...

Staples boys’ cross country dominates field in FCIAC victory

Staples boys’ cross country dominates field in FCIAC victory

Zach Horowitz '19, Web News Editor

October 22, 2016

Zach Horowitz '19 The Staples boys’ cross country team placed first at the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) Championships on Wed. afternoon. This was the first title that Staples cross country brought back to Westport in 12 years. Staples was an underdog to Danbury entering ...

The journey that is mononucleosis

The journey that is mononucleosis

Ben Foster, Staff Writer

June 18, 2016

I walk up to the starting line, take a deep breath and hear the gun. Before I even realize it, I’ve run the four fastest laps of my life. Immediately following the race, I’m embraced by my teammates and fans but don’t hear a word as I try to catch my breath and gather my bearings. *24 hou...

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