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Staples cruises against Danbury


57 minutes, that was all Staples needed to coast to an easy 3-0 win versus the Danbury Mad Hatters.

On April 30th, 2014, the two teams squared off at Staples High School. The 5-1 Wreckers, who were just coming off a 3-0 win versus Fairfield Ludlowe, were ready to face off.

Danbury, who is 1-4, sits in last place in the FCIAC West Division, while Staples stands alone in first place by two games over the combined Fairfield teams.

The Wreckers surged to an early lead in game one and never looked back. They went on a 5-0 run to close the first game in an appropriate fashion, 25-12.

Co-Captain,Todd Goldstein’14, felt very much in control throughout the entire game. “I think we started off very strong which is something we want to focus on. I think we had the control and we really worked on different things in the game with our offense.”

However, the second game did not start as well as Staples would have liked it to. Danbury struck early going up 2-0, but that lead would not last very long.

Staples won the second game 25-19, all that was needed was one more game to win the match.

The Staples boys were full of cheers and excitement. They could feel that victory was at their fingertips.

Jared Himmel ’16 agreed,“Once we won game two I knew we were rolling. All we had to do was close them out here, which we did perfectly. Top play of the game goes to George Ingber’14 with his game winning block, matching his career high of one block.”

The Wreckers came out hot and would remain so until the final point was scored. Staples won the final game 25-8.

The current 6-1 Wreckers have very high confidence for the remainder of their season and for their next game against St. Joseph’s on May 5th.

Goldstein believes, “I think that we must keep improving each game so our confidence will continue to rise, and I definitely believe that will happen.”

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Chase Gornbein
Chase Gornbein, Staff Writer

Chase Gornbein ’16 is always looking to push and challenge himself. He likes to test his mental and physical strength whenever possible.

Usually, Gornbein finds his fill of thrill in taking his running to the next level on the track (like with his unreal under-five-minute best mile time). Not only does he enjoy the difficulty of running, but the relaxation it brings along as well.

“I enjoy running because I have the ability to release all of my emotions and let it out on the track,” Gornbein said.

Another way that Gornbein has recently decided to do this is by writing for Inklings. He compares letting his emotions out by running to letting off steam by writing, the only difference being that the track has become the pad of paper.

“I always loved reading the school paper and thought it’d be a really unique experience to try writing for it,” he said.

Although this is his first year as an official Staff Writer, his career actually debuted last year with a story about a Staples student auditioning for “The Voice.”

        Although he started simple, Gornbein’s big dream is to be a journalist for the New York Times.

He hopes that the skills he has developed through challenging himself in running will carry into his writing.

For example, Gornbein says that the discipline he has acquired from running has helped him to “stick to a structure and be organized” in writing. He hopes that his mastered discipline will work to his advantage in someday obtaining a job writing for the New York Times.


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