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Athletes take too many early dismissals

Athletes take too many early dismissals

October 17, 2018

By Elle Fair '19   It’s 1:30 p.m. and the athletes dressed in their blue and white uniforms begin packing up their bags and leaving the classroom right in the middle of a new lesson. With 45 minutes left in the period, athletes are let off the hook and are free to leave school early as t...

Give athletes a break: sports should substitute for gym credit

Give athletes a break: sports should substitute for gym credit

October 4, 2018

Emma Van Riper ’20   Due to the countless hours of practice and games after school, athletes should be able to use their sports towards their gym credit so that they can accomplish more in school. Student athletes already have a lot to balance, so if they had the option to use their gym peri...

Committed Athletes Row Their Way to College

Committed Athletes Row Their Way to College

November 20, 2017

By: Amanda Kaplowitz '19 Hard work, dedication and commitment are traits required of almost every athlete in order to succeed in their sports. Rowing is no exception. Members of the Saugatuck Rowing Club (SRC) practice year round, both in the water and on land, to train for recreational and competitive rowing. ...

National Signing Day: Staples HS Edition

National Signing Day: Staples HS Edition

February 27, 2017

By: Cate Casparius ...

Winter sports gear up for strong seasons

Winter sports gear up for strong seasons

December 16, 2016

By: Rebecca Rawiszer Boys basketball: After a 7-13 season in 2015, the Staples boys’ basketball team is looking to bounce back this year. Despite the loss of a few remarkable players such as Dylan Dreyfuss ’16, Jared Vishno ’16 and Ben Casparius ’17, Captain Justin Seideman ‘17 is staying optimistic. ...

Nutrition enhances performances of teen athletes

Nutrition enhances performances of teen athletes

Ashton Dedona, Staff Writer

April 7, 2016

Clinical nutritionist Donna Brown and principal of Nutrition Kitchen talked to Westport parents at the Westport public library on March 29th about healthy nutrition and diets for teen athletes. Brown’s goal is to make sure young athletes are performing at their best. A study was shown between two hockey teams...

5 Reasons For and Against Attending Morning Practices

5 Reasons For and Against Attending Morning Practices

Josiah Tarrant, Staff Writer

March 31, 2016

When the clock in the locker-room strikes 5:21 a.m., I, along with many other Staples athletes, am preparing for a morning practice. While the rest of Staples is asleep in cozy, comfy beds, this select group of swimmers, baseball players and hockey players are pushing themselves to their mental and ...

Sports empower us to accomplish higher goals

Sports empower us to accomplish higher goals

Grant Sirlin, staff writer

January 17, 2016

Whether it is European soccer or college football, for die hard fans, following their respective team is a religion. The players act almost as deities, giving these passionate worshippers inspiration for their daily lives. But why are sports so extremely popular in our modern world? Why are billions of do...

Once upon a time, sports were played for enjoyment

Once upon a time, sports were played for enjoyment

Jesse Levinson, Staff Writer

December 17, 2015

The word “fall” was once benign to me. When the leaves began to change and the outside air became just the slightest bit colder, I referred to the upcoming months as “soccer season.” The same can be said for winter; when the onslaught of snow prevented me from dribbling outside, I knew it wa...

Norwalk enforces concussion education for out-of-school athletes

Blake Rubin, Web A&E Editor

March 2, 2015

On Feb. 26, Norwalk mayor Harry Rilling passed new concussion guidelines to protect all athletes not affiliated with a school. The guidelines include training coaches and educating parents on concussions and removing a player from the field if he or she is feeling any signs of a concussion. The Norwalk Common C...

A sentimental senior season

A sentimental senior season

Kelsey Shockey, Staff Writer

May 12, 2014

The end of a high school athlete’s career is akin to opening a final present on your eighteenth birthday. There is a bittersweet feeling that something is over, at least for now. It seems as though many underclassmen athletes can’t wait for the day when they become seniors, so they can try to m...

Staples Athletes Commit to Colleges

Staples Athletes Commit to Colleges

September 15, 2010

As the Staples class of 2011 begins to write personal essays, fill out supplements, and begin to really think about where they want to attend college, some student athletes have already chosen a school. Several varsity athletes­— Greg Gudis ’11, Sean Gallagher ’11, Chris Coyne ’11, Pat Murray ’11, Brendan Lesch ’11, Frankie ...

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