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The Staples Wreckers baseball team was defeated 6-4 by the Fairfield Warde Mustangs on Friday, May 3.

Staples baseball falls to top-seeded Fairfield Warde in tight battle

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor May 9, 2024

The Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference’s (FCIAC) top-seeded Fairfield Warde Mustangs defeated the Staples Wreckers 6-4 on May 3, handing Staples their sixth loss of the season and fourth...

Max Maurillo ’24 looks for a pass as he tries to launch an attack for the Wreckers.

Wreckers fall to New Canaan in defensive battle

Tristan Gonzalez '24, Web Sports Editor May 6, 2024

The Staples boys’ lacrosse team was defeated by The New Canaan Rams by a score of 5-1 on Thursday, May 2. This loss brings the Wreckers to a record of 7-4, with five regular season games left to go before...

Kate Berkley ’26 is gifted her student athlete of the month shirt.

PrepZone awards Staples cheerleader Kate Berkley student of the month

Nash Teran '25 April 27, 2024

She lifts humans over her head, hits motions like you've never seen and she's an accomplished student—she's student athlete of the month. PrepZone, a podcast which covers local high school sports, awarded...

The Staples’ girls water polo team lines up before an impressive victory against Choate.

New girls’ water polo coach leads team to first victory in years

Sophie Smith ’26, Paper Sports Editor April 27, 2024

As a team that gains little attention, the girls’ water polo squad came off a discouraging season last year, achieving no wins throughout the course of their campaign. This recently inspired change when...

Principal Stafford W. Thomas Jr. carries spirit week on his back by wearing pink for color wars in the week leading up to homecoming.

“This school isn’t fun,” yes, but it can be

Samantha Sandrew '25, Associate Web Managing Editor March 6, 2024

As I hear, “Ugh, I wish we had more school spirit. This school is so unfun,” coming from the same girl that left last Friday’s football game at halftime, rage boils up inside me. I’m sick of it.  As...

Staples High School defeated Bassick High School by a whopping 42 points as Wreckers defeated the Lions by a score of 84-42. (Photo by William Murray 25)

Boys’ basketball trounces Bassick in straightforward win

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor February 19, 2024

The Staples boys’ basketball team won by their largest margin of victory on Friday night at Staples High School, defeating the Bassick Lions by 42 points in a one-sided, 84-42 matchup. Staples never...

Many sports show games on multiple platforms, meaning the cost to watch sports is rising.

Paywalls pose obstacles, close viewership to sports fans

Matthew Stashower ’25, Paper Sports Editor February 8, 2024

Tyreek Hill made his return to Kansas City in a playoff game on Jan.13 as the Miami Dolphins took on the Kansas City Chiefs. It was a matchup that pitted two of the more prolific offenses together in a...

Nick Sikorski ’24 converts a layup in the first quarter. (Contributed by Nick Sikorski 24)

Late rally pushes Wreckers towards victory over Greenwich

Tristan Gonzalez, Web Sports Editor January 30, 2024

The Wreckers boys’ basketball team topped the Greenwich Cardinals by a score of 57-49 on Jan. 26, bringing them to a record of 7-4. Captains Adam Udell ’25 and Sam Clachko ’26 led the way, as the...

Many professional athletes have dealt with their mental health struggles by taking breaks from their respective sports. Taking a mental break from a sport should be a decision that is respected by their coach (Contributed by Greershotz Photography).

Sacrificing my pom poms for my mental health: rigid cheerleading policy must change to support athletes’ well-being

Katherine Phelps ’25, Paper Opinions Editor January 24, 2024

One of the things that I love most about Staples is how they prioritize mental health. Dogs are brought in to calm students’ nerves during stressful weeks, there are mental health awareness clubs and...

The Staples Wreckers fell to the Ridgefield Tigers 48-46 in a thrilling matchup. (Photo by William Murray ’25)

Boys’ basketball handed first loss of season in tight matchup against Ridgefield

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor January 12, 2024

The Staples Wreckers were narrowly defeated, 48-46, by the Ridgefield Tigers in their opening game of FCIAC play. After making a run to the state championship in the 2022-23 season, Coach Goldshore...

The Staples Wreckers took down the West Haven Blue Devils in the football Class LL state championship game.

Staples football defeats West Haven, takes home first state championship in 18 years

Matthew Stashower ’25, Paper Sports Editor December 18, 2023

Staples football took home its first Class LL state championship since 2005 when they beat the West Haven Blue Devils 21-20 on Dec. 9. Max Maurillo ’24 made a game saving tackle on West Haven’s Armani...

The Staples Wreckers varsity football team shut out the Southington Blue Knights 41-0. The Wreckers advance to the state championship on Saturday, Dec. 9 and will face the West Haven Blue Devils.

Staples football thrashes Southington, advances to first championship game in 12 years

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor December 5, 2023

On a rainy Sunday high school football playoff game at Paul Lane Field, the Staples Wreckers (11-1) emphatically defeated the Southington Blue Knights (7-5) 41-0 to advance to their first Connecticut Class...

Oliver Galin ’25 gets in position to run the four by 200 meter relay. (Photo contributed by Oliver Galin 25)

Boys’ indoor track prepares for season, sets goals

Tristan Gonzalez, Web Sports Editor December 2, 2023

As fall comes to a close, for all high schools around the nation, winter sports begin to make their introduction. As much of the student body gathers to support the teams such as boys’ or girls’ basketball,...

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