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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...

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...

Following the win of the Staples Wreckers, the coaches and players shake hands with the opposing team, the Manchester RedHawks.

Staples cruises past Manchester to advance in state tournament

Poppy Harrington ’25, Social Media Manager March 10, 2023

The Staples Wreckers boys’ basketball team defeated the Manchester Red Hawks on Mar. 7 in the first round of the state playoff tournament with a final score of 74-39. Staples’ win over Manchester...

Beyond just the entertainment of the games, March Madness brings people together through brackets, where people try to correctly pick the outcome of each game. (Photo by William Murray 25)

Excitement brews as March Madness nears

William Murray '25, Web Sports Editor March 7, 2023

Each year, a bracket of 68 men's college basketball teams make up March Madness, an event widely regarded as one of the most exciting sporting events in the United States. From overtime thrillers, to underdog...

After their second loss of the season to Danbury, the Wreckers prepare for States with optimism and confidence. Despite losing in the FCIAC championship game, the team reflects proudly on a successful season.

Boys’ basketball falls short in FCIAC championship, remains optimistic for States

Toby Goldfarb ’23, Web Managing Editor March 5, 2023

The boys’ basketball team placed second in the FCIACs after a 69-53 loss to Danbury in the championship game. The last time the Staples boys’ basketball team was the FCIAC champion was in the 1962-63...

The senior basketball players and senior cheerleaders pose with their parents after the senior award ceremony prior to the start of the game.

Boys’ basketball conquers Bridgeport Central on senior night

Katherine Phelps ’25, Opinions Editor March 1, 2023

The Staples Wreckers boys’ basketball team dominated the Bridgeport Central Rams on senior night, Feb. 10, with a score of 67-51. The Wreckers showed tremendous skill and determination both on offense...

The Wreckers celebrate the final buzzer sounding, signaling their victory. (Photo by Mark Sikorski)

Staples boys’ basketball prevails over Ludlowe in straight-forward victory

Tristan Gonzalez '24, Web Sports Editor January 31, 2023

The Staples Wreckers boys’ basketball team rolled past the Fairfield Ludlowe Falcons in convincing manner on Jan. 27, with the game ending 60-34 in favor of the Wreckers. The Wreckers put on a dominant...

The girls’ basketball team prepares for the season with clinics and fall shootarounds. They will face New Fairfield in their game opener on Dec. 13 at 7 p.m.

Girls’ basketball shoots into new season

Gabriella Gerig ’23, Paper Sports Editor December 9, 2022

The Staples girls’ basketball team is winding up with hopes for another successful season. Last year, they had a winning league record of 9-8 and an overall record of 10-10, placing them at 20th in the...

The 2022 boys’ varsity basketball team gathers as a team before their first game.

Wreckers dominate preseason games, look prepared for upcoming season

Tristan Gonzalez ’24, Staff Writer November 7, 2022

As the point guard dribbles down the hardwood court, cheers fill the Staples High School gym as the bleachers are filled with captivated students and fans. Come winter, much of the school’s eyes are...

The ESPN-Athletes broadcasting deal marks an advance in women’s sports online accessibility. In 2019, a study on women and men’s sports coverage found 5% of total television coverage focused on women’s sports. The study also found that 80% of highlight programs and news devoted zero time to women’s sports.

A League of Her Own: ESPN-Athletes Unlimited women’s sports broadcasting deal overdue

Caroline Coffey '22, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

When asked who my sports idol was at the dawn of my softball career in second grade, Derek Jeter was my answer. In the impassioned one-on-one pick up basketball games I played with my younger sister, we...

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