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The Staples Wreckers took down the Fairfield Warde Mustangs in extra innings to advance to the CIAC Class LL championship game. (Photo by William Murray 25)

Staples baseball beats Fairfield Warde in 10 innings, advances to CIAC championship game

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor June 6, 2024

Staples will move on to the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) Class LL baseball championship game after defeating Fairfield Warde 4-2 in a tight 10-inning semifinal matchup. Staples...

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...

The New York Yankees and the Atlanta Braves play a Spring Training game on Feb. 26 before players went off to the World Baseball Classic.

World Baseball Classic excites students

Matthew Stashower ’25, Paper Sports Editor March 28, 2023

The World Baseball Classic returned in 2023 and provided much excitement to Baseball fans. The tournament also concluded in dramatic fashion with Japan’s two-way sensation Shohei Othani striking out...

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...

Staples looks to bounce back after a disappointing end to their 2020-21 season.

Baseball team prepares to accomplish goals for upcoming season

Jalen St. Fort '22, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

The Staples boys’ baseball season is fast approaching, as tryouts began March 20.   “We have a lot of boys interested in our program so there's a lot of people that will be trying out for the...

Abby Ragland ’21, Alex Deutsch ’21 and Julia DiConza ’21 are set to continue their athletics in college.

Wreckers embark on next chapter of athletic experience

Maya Reiner ’21, Web sports editor May 14, 2021

The alarm obnoxiously rings at 6:00 a.m. You jump out of bed, put on athletic clothes, grab a protein bar and rush out of your dorm to make it to the lift on time. You get back to your dorm, with your...

Many Staples athletes choose club sports, prompting COVID-19 concerns

Many Staples athletes choose club sports, prompting COVID-19 concerns

Jake Fitzpatrick ’22, Staff writer October 14, 2020

With COVID-19 concerns still looming over the current fall sports season and teams adapting to fit the CIAC’s criteria, many Staples athletes have turned to club sports to get their athletic fix. Club...

 After news broke that the Astros were found guilty of stealing signs during their 2017 and 2019 seasons, the team has been hated by fans from all over the country.

Houston Astros’ cheating scandal enrages baseball community, sets bad example for fans

Reilly Caldwell ’20, Features Editor March 23, 2020

As I watched Jose Altuve hit a monstrous walk-off home run to send the Houston Astros to the World Series and beat the New York Yankees during game six of the 2019 ALCS, I was heartbroken. Although it...

Little League team leaves behind a remarkable Staples baseball legacy

Little League team leaves behind a remarkable Staples baseball legacy

Serena Ye '20, Web A&E Editor January 31, 2020

Clink! My mouth gaped in shock as the ball soared above all of the players’ caps. I felt a surge of inspiration as they fled through the bases and dove to catch the ball, kicking up the red sand. During...

Principal Thomas channeling his old baseball skills with his signature swing. As a Yankee fan, Thomas’s eyes will be glued to the television this October as he watches the Bronx Bombers try to win the World Series for the first time since 2009.

Playing sports drives sports fandom for Principal Thomas

Ethan Frank '20, Staff Writer October 2, 2019

If there was a ball on the ground, Staples's new Principal Stafford Thomas Jr. would be picking it up. At a young age, he got involved in all kinds of sports. Whether it be football, basketball, baseball...

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