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10 Worst Calls in the History of Sports

Chuck Knoblauch (right)

June 11, 2010

After Jim Joyce cost Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga a perfect game last week (no. 8), I wanted to compile a list of the worst calls in sports history, the refs and umps are human after all. 10. Florida vs. Tennessee, 2000 – In the fourth quarter with Tennessee holding a slim three point...

Staples Boys’ Lax Rolls to 12-0 win over Newington in Class L State Playoffs

Quad Captain Kip Orban '11 sidesteps a defender on his way to the goal. | Photo by Meghan Prior '11

June 3, 2010

DJ Sixsmith '11 Web Sports Editor After being upset by St. Joes in the first round of the FCIAC playoffs last week, the Staples boys' lacrosse team bounced back and beat Newington High School by the final score of 12-0 in the first round of the Class L state playoffs. Behind hat tricks from senior quad captain Nate Greenb...

Band of Brothers: Rugby Builds Fraternity On, Off Field

Band of Brothers: Rugby Builds Fraternity On, Off Field

May 28, 2010

Mel Mignucci '12 A&E Editor Two at a time, athletic adolescents sprint up and down the turf football field, from end to end, cheered on by their teammates. They finish the circuit in about a minute, barely panting and not visibly sweaty, even in the bright May sun. They exchange high fives, pa...

Wreckers sweep Cardinals and win 98th match in a row

Quint-captain Evan Gaumert '10 gets ready to serve the ball in the first game against the Greenwich Cardinals. The Wreckers will look to win their 8th FCIAC championship Friday night against the Darien Blue Wave. |Photo by Madeline Hardy '11

May 27, 2010

DJ Sixsmith '11 Web Sports Editor Just as it did earlier this season, the Staples Wreckers boys volleyball team swept rival Greenwich 3-0 in the FCIAC semifinals Wednesday night at Fairfield Ludlowe High School. The 25-18, 25-17, 25-7 win was the 98th straight for the Wreckers, who advanced to F...

Giants Unable to Blow Season as They Sweep Cowboys

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December 7, 2009

Eric Essagof '12 and Brendan Rand '11 Staff Writers The Cowboys could not hammer the final nail into the coffin that is the Giants season. They blew it 24-17 in a game that Big Blue had no place in winning. Not that we are complaining or anything. It’s just that the Cowboys should have won this game fo...

Ranko’s Redemption; Wreckers Shock Bridgeport Central in FCIAC Championship Game

The Wreckers hope to add their second title of the year and celebrate again as thye did in this photo taken after the thrilling 14-10 victory over Central in the FCIAC championship game.

November 24, 2009

D.J. Sixsmith Staff Writer Redemption was the story of Friday night’s FCIAC Championship game between Staples and Bridgeport Central as wide receiver Brendan Rankowitz caught the game winning 66-yard touchdown pass in the Wreckers unbelievable 14-10 victory over the Hilltoppers. Read More »...

Jets Continue To Collapse: Are Their Chances of a Postseason Done?

November 16, 2009

Cole Tessler '11 Staff Writer Well Jet fans, the Jets playoff hopes are officially on life support after the Jets lost to the Jacksonville Jaguars 24-22. The New York defense showed everyone that they can play well but that when it comes down to crunch time, they aren’t as good as they say. The...

Staples Varsity Field Hockey Lose 2-1 Yet Continue to Improve

Sammie Hardy '11 brings the ball up the field. | Photo by Emily Kowal

October 25, 2009

Wednesday, Oct. 21, Staples Varsity Field Hockey played Norwalk in a high energy game, but were defeated 2-1. In the first half Norwalk was able to bring the ball up the field multiple times but Lady Wreckers with a strong defense including goalie Jenn Hoets ’11, saved multiple shots. Howeve...

Staples Wins 2-0 Against Ridgefield

Greg Gudis '11 brings the ball up the field. | Contributed by Lisa Krosse

October 20, 2009

Kate McNee Copy Editor '11 On Friday, Oct. 16, the Staples Boys Soccer team beat Ridgefield 2-0. The team now has a record of 10-1 overall, and 10-0 in the FCIAC. Although they won, and didn’t let any goals in, the players did not come into the game thinking it would be easy. The game was played at Ridgefield’s Tiger Hollow Stadium, an extreme...

Reiter ’10 Lets His Play Do the Talking

Captain Alan Reiter '10 leads the 10-1 boys soccer team. Photo courtesy of Carl McNair

October 16, 2009

Dana Rappaport '11 and Samantha Freeman '11 Web Opinions Editor and Web A&E Editor Alan Reiter ’10 is known for his excellent soccer and leadership abilities. With his passion for the game, he is a great attribute to the varsity boys’ soccer team as one of the 2009 quad-captains. Reite...

Jets Defense Spoils Braylon Edwards’ Big Debut Against Miami

October 13, 2009

Cole Tessler '10 Staff Writer Last week, Mark Sanchez’s inability to sustain drives put enormous pressure on the defense versus the Saints. This week it was the Jets defense’s inability to stop the offense and eventually put pressure on Sanchez. The offense was solid, the running game pounded ...

Staples Boys Soccer Remains Unbeaten

Photo courtesy of (Lisa Crosse)

October 7, 2009

Matt Hawes '10 and Jack Hennessy '10 Staff Writer and Web Sports Editor The Staples soccer team improved their record to 7-0 last week after beating Fairfield Ludlowe 4-0 and Stamford 3-1. The Wreckers remain undefeated while they continue to fire on all cylinders. Following four con...

Wreckers Roll to 3-0 Opening Day Win

Wreckers fight for the ball | Photo contributed by Lisa Krosse

September 10, 2009

DJ Sixsmith '11 and Mike Nussbaum '11 Sports Editors The scene at Loeffler field on Tuesday could not have been better for the Wreckers as the Superfan whiteout and great team play fueled a 3-0 win. After a tragic offseason of losing the founder of Staples soccer Albie Loeffler and 2006 captain Pres...

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