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Many sports show games on multiple platforms, meaning the cost to watch sports is rising.

Paywalls pose obstacles, close viewership to sports fans

Matthew Stashower ’25, Paper Sports Editor February 8, 2024

Tyreek Hill made his return to Kansas City in a playoff game on Jan.13 as the Miami Dolphins took on the Kansas City Chiefs. It was a matchup that pitted two of the more prolific offenses together in a...

Nick Sikorski ’24 converts a layup in the first quarter. (Contributed by Nick Sikorski 24)

Late rally pushes Wreckers towards victory over Greenwich

Tristan Gonzalez, Web Sports Editor January 30, 2024

The Wreckers boys’ basketball team topped the Greenwich Cardinals by a score of 57-49 on Jan. 26, bringing them to a record of 7-4. Captains Adam Udell ’25 and Sam Clachko ’26 led the way, as the...

Many professional athletes have dealt with their mental health struggles by taking breaks from their respective sports. Taking a mental break from a sport should be a decision that is respected by their coach (Contributed by Greershotz Photography).

Sacrificing my pom poms for my mental health: rigid cheerleading policy must change to support athletes’ well-being

Katherine Phelps ’25, Paper Opinions Editor January 24, 2024

One of the things that I love most about Staples is how they prioritize mental health. Dogs are brought in to calm students’ nerves during stressful weeks, there are mental health awareness clubs and...

The Staples Wreckers fell to the Ridgefield Tigers 48-46 in a thrilling matchup. (Photo by William Murray ’25)

Boys’ basketball handed first loss of season in tight matchup against Ridgefield

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor January 12, 2024

The Staples Wreckers were narrowly defeated, 48-46, by the Ridgefield Tigers in their opening game of FCIAC play. After making a run to the state championship in the 2022-23 season, Coach Goldshore...

The Staples Wreckers took down the West Haven Blue Devils in the football Class LL state championship game.

Staples football defeats West Haven, takes home first state championship in 18 years

Matthew Stashower ’25, Paper Sports Editor December 18, 2023

Staples football took home its first Class LL state championship since 2005 when they beat the West Haven Blue Devils 21-20 on Dec. 9. Max Maurillo ’24 made a game saving tackle on West Haven’s Armani...

The Staples Wreckers varsity football team shut out the Southington Blue Knights 41-0. The Wreckers advance to the state championship on Saturday, Dec. 9 and will face the West Haven Blue Devils.

Staples football thrashes Southington, advances to first championship game in 12 years

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor December 5, 2023

On a rainy Sunday high school football playoff game at Paul Lane Field, the Staples Wreckers (11-1) emphatically defeated the Southington Blue Knights (7-5) 41-0 to advance to their first Connecticut Class...

Oliver Galin ’25 gets in position to run the four by 200 meter relay. (Photo contributed by Oliver Galin 25)

Boys’ indoor track prepares for season, sets goals

Tristan Gonzalez, Web Sports Editor December 2, 2023

As fall comes to a close, for all high schools around the nation, winter sports begin to make their introduction. As much of the student body gathers to support the teams such as boys’ or girls’ basketball,...

Cormac Mulvey ’25 (left) celebrates his equalizing goal with Adam Syah ’24 (middle) and Sam Rossoni ’25 (right). (Contributed by Avery Mueller ’24)

Wreckers fall to Ridgefield in opening round of states, season ends

Tristan Gonzalez, Web Sports Editor November 16, 2023

The Staples boys’ soccer team lost to Ridgefield in overtime on Nov.7 in the first round of the CIAC state tournament, concluding their season.  In an intense back and forth matchup, the Ridgefield...

The Wreckers get in position to defend a goal kick from the Hall.

Girls’ soccer beats Hall, moves on to state quarterfinals

Ayaan Olasewere ’25, Web Features Editor November 14, 2023

In the second round of the State tournament, the Staples girls’ soccer dominated their opposition with a striking victory of six to one, and booked their spot in the quarterfinals.  While the team...

Staples celebrates their go-ahead goal early in the second half thanks to a strike from Evelyn Chudowsky ’24.

Wreckers top Warde, Chudowsky scores 2

Tristan Gonzalez, Web Sports Editor October 9, 2023

The Staples girls’ soccer team beat Fairfield Warde 2-0 to bring the Wreckers to a record of seven wins, one loss and two draws on Thursday, Oct.5. After a conservative first half, Staples threatened...

Staples boys’ soccer took down Warde 3-0 at Fairfield Warde High School. (Photo by William Murray 25)

Staples cruises past Fairfield Warde in fiery battle

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor October 8, 2023

The blazing hot Staples boys’ soccer team kept their unbeaten season alive as they defeated Fairfield Warde 3-0 this past Friday, Oct. 6 in an under-the-lights contest. A pair of goals from Emmett...



Captain Deneil Betfarhard ’24 prepares for their game on Oct. 14. at Hopkins.

Contributed by Deneil Betfarhad ‘24

New year, new season: fall sports teams kick of season, set goals, build bonds

Lily Hultgren ’25 and Ayaan Olasewere '25 September 26, 2023

The month of September is an important transition period of the year. It ushers in the return to school life in addition to the autumn season.The air grows crisper and the warm, golden sun fades away into...

The Staples Wreckers and the Stamford Black Knights squared off in a tight FCIAC battle; the game finished 1-1. (Photo by William Murray 25)

Boys’ soccer drops first points of season, tie Stamford

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor September 25, 2023

Two FCIAC powerhouses in the Staples Wreckers and the Stamford Black Knights squared off on Sept. 21 resulting in a 1-1 contest. The match was tight all the way through, with both teams showing good...

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