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Staples cheer reverts back to all-female roots

Staples cheer reverts back to all-female roots

Remy Teltser ’21, Web Features Editor

February 11, 2019

In “Bring It On” and “Glee” cheerleaders are peppy, popular, ditzy girls, walking the halls alongside football players. Defying these cliche productions, the Staples cheerleading team faces strenuous, three-hour practices filled with flipping, stunting and conditioning to prepare for weekly competiti...

Cheering into FCIACs

Cheering into FCIACs

February 8, 2018

By: Hannah Bolandian ’19 The Staples cheerleaders flipped, jumped and cheered their way to second place in the FCIAC competition on Feb. 3 in the Wilton High School gym. While the rankings were close, Staples fell to Stamford High School in the co-ed division due to a safety deduction. The overall...

Two cheerleading coaches leave marking team’s fourth coaching change in four years

Two cheerleading coaches leave marking team’s fourth coaching change in four years

May 3, 2017

Head cheerleading coach Jeannie Holst and assistant coach Linda Guddemi stepped down from coaching, following the 2016 2017 cheerleading season. Both Holst and Guddemi left the team to pursue other job opportunities outside of the state. Jenna Doran ’18, a member of the cheerleading team, noted man...

Staples cheer takes on FCIAC competition

Staples cheer takes on FCIAC competition

February 20, 2017

By: Max Appell '18 and Jack Beck '18 ...

Cheer Competition 3/5/16: In Photos

Cheer Competition 3/5/16: In Photos

Anay Simunovic, Staff Writer

March 15, 2016

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Post-Season depression

Post-Season depression

Alexa Davis, Staff Writer

March 17, 2015

It is a Monday afternoon and walking straight to my car after the last bell rings worries me. I walk out of the cafeteria doors nonchalantly, but deep inside I have no idea what I’m going to be doing after school. My feet yearn to be wearing my cheerleading shoes one last time, but the season has...

Harding brings new rush of spirit to Staples cheer team

Harding brings new rush of spirit to Staples cheer team

Caroline Lane and Grace Bonington, Staff Writers

September 19, 2014

Jessica Harding, a peppy English teacher at Bedford Middle School, is trading in screaming sixth graders for the chanting Staples cheer team. Harding is the new coach that will lead Staples cheer to victory. Harding, a former cheerleader herself, spent her high school days cheering on the Niskayuna...

Cheerleaders Prepare for Winter Competition Season

Cheerleaders Prepare for Winter Competition Season

December 22, 2010

Although the fall season for sports has wrapped up, the cheerleading squad is only just getting started. As the only Staples team that practices formally through two seasons, the cheerleading team is prepping for the second half of its schedule. And winter season is competition season in cheer world. This is the time for the team to showcase its skills rather than jus...

A New Era – Leadership Changes in Girls’ Soccer, Volleyball, Cheerleading

A New Era – Leadership Changes in Girls’ Soccer, Volleyball, Cheerleading

October 1, 2010

Emily Goldberg '12 Web News Editor Three out of the six fall girls’ sports teams have received new varsity coaches this season. Under new leadership the girls’ volleyball, soccer and cheerleading teams hope to rise to success. Girls’ Volleyball After four FCIAC championships, and two appearances in the CIAC Class LL State Champi...

SATIRE: do you play a real sport?

SATIRE: do you play a real sport?

December 15, 2009

Jack Hennessy '10 Web Sports Editor I love sports. Always have. I love to discuss them, hear about them, watch them, write about them, and of course, play them. My friends and I often argue about which are the true sports. The ones that are, in fact, sports and not activities. I’m here to set the rec...

Cheerleaders Warm Up for Winter Season of Competition

December 4, 2009

Lexi Preiser '10 Web Editor-In-Chief "Incredible, unique, and we’ve only just begun!” The cheerleading team repeats these words during practices as it prepares for its 2009-10 winter season. For cheerleaders, the winter season signifies a change from cheering for the football team to participa...

Staples Cheerleading: Flying High Comes With A Risk

Staples Cheerleading: Flying High Comes With A Risk

April 21, 2009

Harrison Eisenberg '10 Staff Writer Broken bones, concussions, brain trauma and even death are just some of the dangers found in this high school sport. No it’s not boxing, football, or hockey. It is the All-American pep troop that is cheerleading. Gone are the days of strictly waving pom p...

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