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Staples athletes adapt to virtual workouts

Because not all students have access to weight sets, coaches have offered workouts that do not require equipment or that only require household items like a chair. They must get creative to see the same gains that they would be making back in the weight room.
November 25, 2020

Lifting and conditioning create an atmosphere of hard work, grit and passion at the center of athletics at Staples. While not actively playing a sport during these sessions, players can still improve their...

Club sports postponed until Jan 19 causing disappointment in athletes

Just as the shortened volleyball season came to an end, school was closed, leaving the field house doors locked and the boys’ volleyball season in jeopardy.
November 24, 2020

Every year as the school season comes to an end, athletes focus on the transition from their high school sport to preparing for the next season by playing on a club team. Within the past two weeks, several...

CIAC winter sports decision distressing, yet necessary

As of Nov. 17, the CIAC has postponed winter sports until Jan. 19, which can potentially be pushed back further depending on Connecticut’s COVID cases in the following months.
November 23, 2020

It’s that time of year again to lace up my spikes, bond with fellow athletes over pre-race stress and sprint around various tri-state area tracks that share an identical rubber scent. No matter the results,...

CIAC postpones the winter season until Jan. 19

The CIAC delayed the winter sports season until Jan. 19, 2021 after a rise in COVID cases statewide to ensure the safety of all students.
November 23, 2020

The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) announced on Nov. 17 that the high school winter sports season will be postponed until Jan. 19, 2021. With a rise in COVID-19 cases across the...

Winter sports athletes respond to CIAC announcement

The girls’ basketball team finished their 2019-2020 season with an overall record of 18-2. After losing five seniors, this team has been working hard this off season to have another dominant season.
November 23, 2020

In a year full of uncertainties, the athletes of Staples High School hoped their sports season would carry on as normal. But the CIAC recently announced their decision to postpone winter sports until Jan....

Athletes continue college commitment process despite pandemic

Gaby Gonzales ’22 continues to practice her sport everyday, to allow for her best performance when attending Cornell University in the fall of 2022.
November 11, 2020

Amid the craziness of COVID-19, juniors at Staples have not stopped grinding through the college commitment process. Soccer player Gaby Gonzales ’22 and lacrosse players Mia and Mckenzie Didio ’22...

Boys’ soccer loses in first round to McMahon

Alan Fiore ’21  scored two goals in a win for the Wreckers over Ridgefield in Oct. He has been the lead scorer for the Wreckers this season.
November 11, 2020

In a thrilling matchup, the Staples boys’ soccer team faced off against Brien McMahon in the first round of the playoffs, with Staples losing by a score of 1-0. The first half was scoreless, until...

Fall athletes hopeful to compete in postseason amid COVID-19

Senior captain Laine Ambrose ’21 (left) chases down a ball in a game against Ridgefield. The Boston College commit has been a part of all three of the state champion teams since she arrived at Staples.
November 4, 2020

In a typical November, athletes and coaches begin to prepare and scout out for playoff competition. But this year is far from typical. Initially, the question was would fall sports even happen? Now the...

Strong senior athletes dominate fall sports

Alan Fiore (right) looks on to Loeffler Field prior to a contest against Ridgefield, in which he scored two of his four goals so far on the year.
October 29, 2020

With temperatures dropping and athletes becoming more acclimated to the COVID-19 regulations, the competition for fall sports is beginning to trend upward. Henry Beck ’21, of the Staples football team;...

Wreckers make COVID-friendly adjustments to senior days

Posters are hung up in the volleyball gym for the seniors before their senior night home game.
October 26, 2020

Imagine you have just entered your senior year at Staples. You have worked your way up to varsity after four years of hardwork and dedication to your sport. Walking into the school cafeteria on an early...

Staples boys’ soccer routs Ridgefield

Staples on the offensive attack, already up 1-0 trying to build a lead.
October 21, 2020

The Wreckers defense came to play as they dominated the Ridgefield Tigers at Loeffler field on Monday, winning 3-0. Alan Fiore ’21 was on fire for Staples boys’ soccer, scoring two goals in a win...

Freshmen adapt to varsity sports teams this fall season

Emma Morris ’24 warms up for her meet on Oct. 14, as she prepares to run as the only freshman on the varsity girls’ cross country team.
October 20, 2020

Varsity athletes are dedicated and talented, and playing on a varsity sport team is the goal of many high school athletes. However, for a select few freshmen, they dive right into the competition and high-expectations...

Staples wins in a shutout vs Wilton

Julia Diconza ’21 goes to the goal in the game against Wilton. Staples won with a score of 7-0, bringing their record to 3-0.
October 14, 2020

The Staples girls’ field hockey team beat Wilton 7-0 in their home matchup on Oct. 9. In the second half of the game, Staples captured five goals to secure the win. “In the third quarter we were...

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