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Rec basketball ends in heartbreak for seniors

Rec basketball ends in heartbreak for seniors

Ethan Frank '20

March 23, 2020

“Who are you guys playing tonight?” is a common thing to hear among senior boys around the halls of Staples High School. Rec basketball is a staple among Westport youth basketball players and canceling the most important Thursday night of the winter sports calendar for some is a huge disappointme...

CIAC shuts down state tournament, disregards years of work

CIAC shuts down state tournament, disregards years of work

Marina Engler '21

March 23, 2020

Amid the pandamonium surrounding coronavirus, the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) has decided to proceed with caution and cancel the remainder of all state tournaments. This was a careless decision that does not take into account the very athletes who are participating in the to...

Houston Astros’ cheating scandal enrages baseball community, sets bad example for fans

Houston Astros’ cheating scandal enrages baseball community, sets bad example for fans

Reilly Caldwell ’20, Features Editor

March 23, 2020

As I watched Jose Altuve hit a monstrous walk-off home run to send the Houston Astros to the World Series and beat the New York Yankees during game six of the 2019 ALCS, I was heartbroken. Although it was painful as a Yankee fan to watch Altuve celebrate his win, it seemed as if the better team won. Ho...

Winter sports teams celebrate successes, reflect on season

Winter sports teams celebrate successes, reflect on season

Lily Kane '20, Broadcast Director

March 19, 2020

As the snow melts and the flowers begin to bloom, Staples athletes can reflect on the eventful sports season coming to a close. With several teams making it to their FCIAC and State championships, team members realize that their hard work is paying off.  Despite having to take the bus to-and-from M...

Discomfort prevails in cheer game-day uniforms

Discomfort prevails in cheer game-day uniforms

Amanda Rowan '22

March 10, 2020

Whether it’s a girl decked out in a full cheerleading uniform: skirt and bow, or a boy wearing a suit and tie, Staples students aim to stand out on game days. But whether it is 80 degrees or in the low 30s, mini skirts are still mandatory for cheerleaders, despite the incredibly frigid temperatures....

Crucial 72-65 win against Wilton sends Staples boys’ basketball team into FCIACS

Crucial 72-65 win against Wilton sends Staples boys’ basketball team into FCIACS

Marlo Von der Ahe ’20

March 9, 2020

The Staples boys basketball team pulled out a 72-65 win in a season-deciding game on Feb. 26 against Wilton. The Wreckers record prior to the game was 13-6. The game was important to the Wreckers because they needed to win in order to qualify for the FCIAC tournament.   Led by coach Colin Devine, Staples started s...

Girls’ basketball team comes close to big FCIAC win

Girls’ basketball team comes close to big FCIAC win

Charley Guthartz '22

March 9, 2020

The girls’ basketball FCIAC championship game was a true nailbiter but the team took a hard loss again against Ridgefield with a final score of 50-46 going into double overtime.  “It was a really intense and stressful situation. We started off very weak and the other time started off really strong,...

Boys’ basketball defeats FCIAC second seed team in a defining match

Boys’ basketball defeats FCIAC second seed team in a defining match
Boys’ basketball defeats FCIAC second seed team in a defining match

Madison Andrews '20

February 24, 2020

The Staples boys’ basketball team defeated Stamford 72-70 to extend their record this season to 11-3 in the Staples gym on Thursday, Feb. 6.  ...

Students mourn Bryant’s death

Students mourn Bryant’s death

Emma Smith '22

February 24, 2020

NBA player Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Jan. 26. Following the tragedy, Staples students flooded their social media accounts praising the athlete and his daughter. Students commented on the former Lakers star’s great t...

Neglected sport deserves recognition

Neglected sport deserves recognition

Betti Kobak '22

February 11, 2020

Sports practices and games are the daily rituals for many students at Staples, and our community takes them extremely seriously. Staples offers a large variety of different sports, but there are no longer just the classic football and soccer options there used to be. Times are evolving, and so is the pop...

A decade of athletes turned activists

A decade of athletes turned activists

Ella Alpert '22, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

Professional athletes have always been loved and respected by fans for their ability to perform on the field. But in recent years, athletes have been receiving a different form of attention despite their performance in their sport. Over the past decade, many have explored another way to use their platfo...

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...

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