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Staples and Darien show good sportsmanship by high-fiving each other after the game ends.

Girls’ JV field hockey ties Darien

Cassidy Gutman '25, Staff Writer September 30, 2022

After several weeks of preseason and training, the Staples girls' junior varsity field hockey team faced Darien on Sept. 27 for their fifth game, which ended in a 0-0 tie.  Darien High School is known...

Staples celebrates Matthew Shackelford’s ’23 last minute goal (Photo by Mark Sikorski)

Wreckers come out on top in dramatic game vs Westhill

Tristan Gonzalez '24, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

The Staples boys’ varsity soccer team topped Westhill highschool in a thrilling 4-3 win on Sept. 19. The Wreckers saw themselves squander a 3-0 lead, leaving the game until forward Matthew Shackelford...

Parents look over a youth soccer match (Photo contributed by Katharine Murray)

Parents over-involvement in youth sports detrimental to kids

William Murray '25, Web Sports Editor September 23, 2022

“He didn’t even touch him, get up!” a man yells to the referee moments after his 8-year-old son stomped on an opponents’ right ankle. As the injured boy clutches his leg, chatter among the sidelines...

The swimming pool at Staples High School is used for freshmen aquatics and other student extra curricular activities

Return of freshman aquatics creates controversial splash

Poppy Harrington ’25, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

Freshman aquatics is a mandated course that is controversial from several angles; while swimming provides physical benefits and may teach valuable life skills, it can also cause problems with body image...

Isabelle Nahon ’23 and Emma Nahon ’23 are both committed to colleges to continue their athletic journey playing Field Hockey. Isabelle plans to attend Hamilton College while Emma plans to attend University of Pennsylvania.

Committed Staples athletes enjoy stress-free year

Alix Glickman ’23, Social Media Manager September 23, 2022

Staples is home to many athletes who have earned state championships and renowned achievements. For many of the athletes, their journey as a player does not stop after high school. In the 2022 graduation...

Serena Williams has accumulated a magnitude of accomplishments over the course of her tennis career. However, her stats do not fully convey her inspiration and success as a Black woman in tennis.

Serena Williams ends tennis career with bittersweet farewell

Gabriella Gerig ’23 September 23, 2022

       It is match point. Serena Williams’ diamond studded outfit sparkles under the lights. Williams throws the ball into the air. The crowd takes a deep breath. She serves. The ball bounces...

Staples Football charges five dollars for all Staples students and spectators to be permitted into their football games

Staples students shouldn’t have to purchase football tickets

Siena Petrosinelli ’25, Web News Editor September 22, 2022

Friday night football games are a notorious part of a Staples High School career. The crowd is filled with supporters and students that come to cheer on the team. However, I think that students shouldn’t...

Despite higher levels of success and bringing in more revenue, the USWNT received significantly less bonuses for friendlies against top-tier opponents, as well as less pay per player for each exhibition game.

U.S. soccer equal pay agreement proves long overdue

Nina Jones ’24, Web Opinions Editor September 22, 2022

The fight for equal pay has been an exhausting and long process for players on the U.S. women's national soccer team (USWNT). However, the historic signing of a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA)...

Wreckers defensive line marks up on the 25, quarter 4 score 42-6.

Wreckers secure first win of season against Conard

The Staples Wreckers football team sprang into their first game of the season, defeating West Hartford’s Conard Chieftains in the annual white out game on Sept. 9. A sea of white cheered on the home...

The FCIAC quarterfinals took place Friday, May 20 and the semifinals took place Monday, May 23.

Softball approaches end of season

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Sports Editor May 24, 2022

       The Staples softball team has a clear vision of a strong future in the postseason. With the regular season coming to a close, the girls sit at a 8-7 overall record     The Wreckers...

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...

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