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According to Coach Jack McFarland, the Wreckers’ baserunning has been stellar this season, hopefully leading them to more victories.

Baseball team navigates up and down season

Jalen St. Fort ’22, Staff Writer May 18, 2022

With injuries, weather conditions, games getting canceled and games coming down to the wire, the Wreckers baseball team has had their fair share of troubles during the first half of the season. The...

The girls’ golf team has members from every grade; each player has different strengths that have helped contribute to the team’s victories this year.

Girls’ golf victorious in almost every match, leads state

Phoebe Miller ’23, Associate Managing Editor May 17, 2022

The girls’ golf team is currently number one in the state and has a record of 8-1, with their sole loss being by a difference of only three strokes. “Consistency and a good mix of players, I think,...

Evelyn Chudowsky ’24 celebrates a goal from her team in a game against Bermuda on April 28.

Evelyn Chudowsky ’24 embarks on Dominican Republic national team

Ava Cordella '24, Opinions Editor May 16, 2022

When Evelyn Chudowsky ’24 found out she made the Dominican Republic National soccer team, she couldn't have anticipated just how much she would gain from her experience.  The tryouts took place during...

Club sport athletes at Staples do not get the recognition they deserve despite their immense dedication.

Inclusion of Staples athletes in club sports is a must

Izzy Sareen ʼ22, Staff Writer May 11, 2022

Something widely known throughout the Staples community is the amount of students who play sports outside of the school. There are dozens, if not hundreds. But when was the last time the accomplishments...

Students compete in a full speed gym class game.

Athletes forced to participate in gym class at the expense of their performance, health and academics

Eli Shorrock ’22, Staff Writer May 11, 2022

Two hour practices after school and one period of gym class a day. This is overbearing on Staples’ athletes both academically and physically.  Staples High School and the state of Connecticut have...

The boys lost the first set 28-26 but went on to win the next three sets in a four set game.

Boys’ volleyball defeats Norwalk in vital 3-1 victory

Karina Muray ’22, Staff Writer May 5, 2022

Staples boys’ volleyball defeated Norwalk 3-1 in an away game at Norwalk High School on Wednesday, April 27. The Wreckers were led by key players Ashdon Godoy ’23, Jacob Lee ’22 and libero Ethan...

The girls’ lacrosse team has had a solid first half of the season. They hope to close out the season strong.

Girls’ lacrosse continues to fight through competition

Jalen St. Fort '22, Staff Writer May 4, 2022

Staples girls’ lacrosse has been a historically successful program and they seek to continue that tradition this season. They finished with an overall record of 9-5 last year and finished second in the...

The Staples boys’ lacrosse team lost to Darien High School on April 28. The final score was 15-10, after being tied at halftime. Darien is currently ranked ninth in the country.

Motivated program atmosphere earns boys’ lacrosse first national ranking at 19th

Jess Leon ’22, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

A swarm of players hike up the Bedford hill on their way to Wakeman field to practice. Hours go by and these players are still there, training, practicing, running and communicating to help and motivate...

The ESPN-Athletes broadcasting deal marks an advance in women’s sports online accessibility. In 2019, a study on women and men’s sports coverage found 5% of total television coverage focused on women’s sports. The study also found that 80% of highlight programs and news devoted zero time to women’s sports.

A League of Her Own: ESPN-Athletes Unlimited women’s sports broadcasting deal overdue

Caroline Coffey '22, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

When asked who my sports idol was at the dawn of my softball career in second grade, Derek Jeter was my answer. In the impassioned one-on-one pick up basketball games I played with my younger sister, we...

Staples girls’ lacrosse led 12-1 at half time against Warde on April 13. They went on to win 16-5.

Girls’ lacrosse shuts down Warde

Charley Guthartz ’22, Staff Writer April 27, 2022

Staples girls’ lacrosse defeated Warde 16-5 in their first home game of the season on Tuesday, April 13. The Wreckers were led by Keira Best ’24, who scored four goals throughout the whole game. “I...

The girls varsity softball team is preparing to win the FCIACs this year. Last year, they only made it as far as the semifinals.

Softball prepares to claim FCIAC title

Amanda Rowan ’22, Web Photostories Editor March 30, 2022

With the spring season fast approaching, Staples  softball is preparing for competition and is hoping to come out on top as FCIAC champions.  “Last season we made it further in FCIACs and states...

Virginia ‘Ginny’ Parker Field lacks field lights, making it difficult for the girls’ lacrosse and field hockey programs to practice for the full time allotted to them. The field has never had lights due to a complaint filed by neighbors over 10 years ago.

Lack of lights on Ginny Parker field negatively affects girls’ lacrosse, field hockey programs

Mia Bomback '25, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

Another practice canceled. With only days leading up to the first round of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) games, Ian Tapsall, head coach of the Staples High School girls’...

Staples looks to bounce back after a disappointing end to their 2020-21 season.

Baseball team prepares to accomplish goals for upcoming season

Jalen St. Fort '22, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

The Staples boys’ baseball season is fast approaching, as tryouts began March 20.   “We have a lot of boys interested in our program so there's a lot of people that will be trying out for the...

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