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Emma Nahon ’23 has committed to University of Pennsylvania for field hockey. Nahon currently plays for the Staples girls’ varsity field hockey team.

Committed Staples athletes show excitement, dedication

Audrey Kercher ’23, Web Arts Editor October 19, 2021

Emma Nahon ’23 runs swiftly up the green turf field with her stick in hand, bent over a small ball and ready to strike it into the net. Scoring a goal for the Staples field hockey team is not the only...

On senior day, seniors dress up and get shirts made by their team as a celebration of their last year as part of the Staples girls’ soccer program.

Staples dominates Central High School during senior day game

Charley Guthartz ’22, Paper Opinions Editor October 19, 2021

The Staples girls’ soccer team dominated Central High School, winning 6-0, in their senior day game on Oct.12. The girls did not give up and continued to score goal after goal throughout both halves.  The...

Many dancers at Staples go to studios in or near Westport to pursue their passions for dance, as they are not able to at Staples.

Staples dance team is necessary to create community for dancers

Julia Leitner ’23, Web Sports Editor October 14, 2021

Being involved in the Staples community is something that is important to most, if not all, students. Participating in the sports that you love and having the super fans there to cheer you on at every...

Many student-athletes have athletic early dismissals to get to their game/meet in time, causing them to miss hours of school. Pictured above, the Staples girls’ swim & dive team is on their way to an away meet, where they were dismissed from school around 1 p.m.

Later school dismissal time increases athlete stress levels

Abbie Goldstein '22, Paper Arts Editor October 5, 2021

It’s 2:15 p.m., the time that used to represent the end of the school day, but now signals another half hour of class. Yet, throughout the school, numerous desks are empty and student-athletes are long...

Tyla Ozgen ’25, number 28, won the Ruden Report player of the week after playing just two games for the Staples field hockey team.

Tyla Ozgen proves crucial to field hockey team

Genevieve Frucht ’24, Staff Writer October 4, 2021

Scoring five goals in her first two games on the Staples field hockey team, Tyla Ozgen ’25 has proven that she is a crucial element to the team’s success.  Ozgen entered the world of field hockey...

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Westport PAL cheerleading suffers from lack of volunteers

Lily Klau ’23, Features Paper Editor September 27, 2021

Westport Police Athletic League (PAL) cheerleading is unable to field teams for the 2021 season because they cannot find parent volunteers, which is crucial for coaching, fundraising and coordinating of...

Superfan Captains lead the school spirit at all school sporting events. Here they rally the fan section at the last Staples football game on Sept. 17 vs St. Joseph. The Wreckers lost 35-14.

Return of sports traditions reinforces sense of community

Jess Leon ’22, Staff Writer September 23, 2021

Last year’s sports season was full of missed opportunities and empty crowds. This year, however, Staples students are making up for it by spending weekday afternoons and Friday nights going with groups...

Photo of Anna Pan  ’22 fencing for her club team. She is one of the four staples students to bring fencing to staples.

Fencing team embarks on new journey

Charley Guthartz , Paper Opinions Editor September 23, 2021

Fencing is not a typical high school sport. But four Staples students, Anna Pan ’22, Gleb Syomichev ’23, Max Piterbarg ’24 and PJ (Peter) Loranger ’24, came together to create Staples’ first...

Wreckers beat Trumbull in home opener football game

Wreckers beat Trumbull in home opener football game

Hannah Kail ’22, Staff Writer September 19, 2021

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The Wreckers hit the field for the first home scrimmage of the 2021 football season.

Wreckers defeat McMahon

Jalen St.Fortt September 19, 2021

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Staples offense battles for a shot on goal in Wilton territory in an effort to increase their 2-1 lead.

Wilton field hockey stumps Staples ending in a 2-2 overtime draw

Caroline Coffey '22, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

The Staples girls’ field hockey team tied Wilton 2-2 in their first major trial of the season on Sept. 14. Wilton forced the game into an overtime defensive showdown with a late goal in the fourth quarter.  The...

Fans of all ages, from player’s parents to packs of Staples students, came out to support the boys’ soccer team. Many players afterwards felt the crowd played a vital role in their victory.

Staples boys’ soccer takes home first victory of the ’21 season

Madeline Michalowski ’22, Assistant Creative Director September 13, 2021

The Staples boys’ soccer team dominated their opening game against Ridgefield High School on Sept. 10. Scoring consistently throughout the two halves, the Wreckers were able to bring home a 5-0 win on...

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