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Marley Lopez ’21 is actively playing in her basketball game back in 2020. Her high school career was one of the best experiences for her, but this year, contact tracing suddenly prohibiting her participation in the last basketball game of her career.

Contact tracing seizes the excitement sports have produced

Sydney Chinitz ’22, Staff Writer March 30, 2021

This past year has been chaotic. The extensive amount of changes that have happened in order to adapt to COVID-19 have affected all different aspects of student lives: classroom experience, social life...

Staples’ girls basketball secured a decisive win over Trumbull on Feb. 25. The Wreckers stay number one in the FCIAC at 6-0. Trumbull is 3-2.

Girls’ basketball triumphs over Trumbull, continues undefeated season

Gabriella Gerig ’23 February 26, 2021

The Staples girls’ basketball team clinched a 44-38 win against Trumbull on Thursday, Feb. 25. This game solidified their number one standing in the FCIAC with a record of 6-0.  Although Staples...

Screenshot of the Staples’ girls basketball playing their fifth game of the season vs Ludlowe at Fairfield Ludlowe High School. Ludlowe does not allow Staples fans at their games, so fans watch from the NFHS network.

Girls’ basketball takes home a win after intense overtime

Charley Guthartz ’22, Sports Editor February 25, 2021

The Staples girls’ basketball team took home a win after an important game at Fairfield Ludlowe High School on Feb. 23. After a four minute overtime, they were able to come out with a 58-54 victory....

Players adapt to new protocol in practice and games

Players adapt to new protocol in practice and games

Carson Kranz ’21 January 26, 2021

With the new announcement from the CIAC that the high school basketball season will be played this year, players are adjusting to the new protocols. Some of the new rules included that the first practice...

Staples girls' basketball celebrates after upsetting Norwalk on the road.

Students discuss status of winter sports

Cameron Manna ‘21 January 26, 2021

https://soundcloud.com/cameron-manna/staples-high-school-winter-sports-update

Staples fans are ready to see what senior captain Lucas Basich ’21 can do this season after a breakout junior season.

Lucas Basich dominates the boys’s basketball team

Carson Kranz '21 January 20, 2021

After a breakout season in 2020, it is time to take a look at the upcoming boys’ basketball season and what to expect from senior captain, Lucas Basich ’21. The shooting guard is coming out of a huge...

The girls’ basketball team finished their 2019-2020 season with an overall record of 18-2. After losing five seniors, this team has been working hard this off season to have another dominant season.

Winter sports athletes respond to CIAC announcement

Jess Leon ’22 November 23, 2020

In a year full of uncertainties, the athletes of Staples High School hoped their sports season would carry on as normal. But the CIAC recently announced their decision to postpone winter sports until Jan....

The National Basketball Association seeks approval for return to sports without fans in the crowd.

Students express desire for continuation of sports

Carson Kranz ’21 May 22, 2020

The NBA was affected by coronavirus the most with almost 50 cases around the league, and their season has been postponed for two months now. There are many factors that go into the possible continuation...

Michael Jordan drives to the hoop with determination

Episode three of ‘The Last Dance’ surprises basketball fans across the world

Logan Gornbein '21 and Teddy Dienst '20, Staff Writers May 18, 2020

https://soundcloud.com/teddy-dienst/the-last-dance-episode-3

With two episodes each Sunday for the next five weeks, sports fans have something to look forward to in the short-term.

‘The Last Dance’ provides reprieve for sports fans worldwide

Ethan Frank ’20 April 27, 2020

On the day LeBron James and the Cavaliers celebrated the first championship in Cleveland in over 50 years, Michael Jordan finally agreed to make a documentary using footage very little people had seen....

The NBA makes use of their own Xbox game by showing pro basketball players competing in NBA2k20. While they cannot play, sports leagues have looked to alternative forms of entertainment for their viewers.

Basketball fans react to alternative NBA entertainment

Aidan Rogers '22 April 24, 2020

Due to the current state of the novel COVID-19 virus outbreak, the National Basketball Association (NBA) has remained in suspension since an initial 30-day closure on March 11. While the teams are unable...

Students played basketball at Compo beach to compensate for the loss of rec basketball.

Rec basketball ends in heartbreak for seniors

Ethan Frank '20 March 23, 2020

“Who are you guys playing tonight?” is a common thing to hear among senior boys around the halls of Staples High School. Rec basketball is a staple among Westport youth basketball players and canceling...

Both the boys' and girls' ski teams saw a successful season this year.

Winter sports teams celebrate successes, reflect on season

Lily Kane '20, Broadcast Director March 19, 2020

As the snow melts and the flowers begin to bloom, Staples athletes can reflect on the eventful sports season coming to a close. With several teams making it to their FCIAC and State championships, team...

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