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Weighing the pros/cons of playing club sports during the offseason

Weighing the pros/cons of playing club sports during the offseason

May 31, 2017

By: Kayal Sirlin '19 After months of training in anticipation, the time has finally come to show your skills. This is the one week that determines if your hard work has paid off. Whether you’re an incoming freshman hoping to make the team for the first time, or a sophomore or junior pushing to ...

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...

Rec Coaching Styles Stir Up Controversy

Rec Coaching Styles Stir Up Controversy

January 18, 2017

By: Shane Rabacs Rec basketball is a game enjoyed by many students at Staples. It is an opportunity to play basketball with their friends. Parent coaches are necessary for the program to run smoothly.  While parent coaches  support the players by providing supervision and instruction do some go ...

Brenden Price thrives for greatness

Brenden Price thrives for greatness

Ben Foster, Assistant Business Manager

January 21, 2016

On the pitch there are 11 possible positions. For the most part, there are usually a couple defenders, midfielders and forwards during a match. But one position that has no flexibility is goalkeeper. When Brenden Price ’16 started kicking around a soccer ball at the age of five, there weren’t any p...

Wrestling head coach terminated following arrest

Wrestling head coach terminated following arrest

Claire Dinshaw, Staff Writer

December 8, 2015

David Bernstein, who recently started his fourth season as head coach of the Wrecker’s wrestling team, was removed from his position Saturday, Dec. 5 after being arrested by the Westport Police Department on a narcotics charge earlier that morning. According to the Westport Police report, Bernstein was pulled over in Fairfield for erratic operation of a ...

Laddie Lawrence inducted into Coaches Hall of Fame

Laddie Lawrence inducted into Coaches Hall of Fame

Alex Spadacenta, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

On Tuesday, March 24, it was announced that longtime Staples cross country and track coach John “Laddie” Lawrence will be initiated into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame (NHSACA). The former Staples teacher and highly praised coach is one of 30 being recognized from a total of 16 states by NHSACA, which was ...

Girls’ soccer kicks off new season with new coach

Girls’ soccer kicks off new season with new coach

Becky Hoving, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

Just 24 months after Barry Beattie was first hired as the assistant coach for Staples girls’ varsity soccer, he is now ready to lead the team to a successful season as head coach. Beattie, who was born and raised in Ireland, always loved playing soccer. While he originally came to America on a vacation,...

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...

Boys and Girls Track and Field Shine in FCIAC Championships

Boys and Girls Track and Field Shine in FCIAC Championships

May 30, 2011

On May 24, the boys and girls varsity track teams competed in the FCIAC championships at Danbury High School. The girls placed 3rd while the boys took 2nd in a tough meet with especially fierce competition. “Going into the meet I believed that the only teams that were capable of beating us were Danbury an...

Surviving the Cut

Surviving the Cut

May 18, 2011

In the mind of an athlete, it is a tragedy that is on par with a natural disaster. For anyone who has ever played a sport competitively, the fear of being cut is one of the most abhorred aspects of all of sports. At Staples, the decision of whether or not to cut varies on a team-by-team basis, with the ...

Scholarship to Be Awarded in Honor of Dan Woog

Scholarship to Be Awarded in Honor of Dan Woog

December 22, 2010

For decades, Dan Woog has been a major presence both at Staples and throughout Westport. Though Woog has gained recognition in the community as a writer and historian, Staples students know him best for his position as soccer coach. On Sunday, Dec. 5 at the boys soccer banquette, the Top of the Hill Booster Club establis...

December 10, 2010 | Wealth Management Tips

December 10, 2010 | Wealth Management Tips

December 10, 2010

10:20 a.m. Wealth manager Tom Henske, also the Staples varsity soccer goalie coach, spoke to students during period one about defining their net worth....

Athletes Find the Time to Keep Shape During Off-Seaons

Athletes Find the Time to Keep Shape During Off-Seaons

November 12, 2010

Caitlyn Rand '13 Web Opinions Editor In the heart of winter, John Morrison ’13 trains for rowing, his arms feeling weary as he gives all he’s got for the home stretch of his excruciatingly difficult workout He’s been practicing rowing almost every day, except he hasn’t been in a boat; he’s been exercising dutifully on an ergometer, o...

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