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The field hockey team’s use of cornrows fails to see the issue of cultural appropriation

The field hockey team’s use of cornrows fails to see the issue of cultural appropriation

Katie Simons ’22 Arts Editor

December 10, 2019

This year, the field hockey team got cornrows as a way to raise team morale before going into the postseason.  While they were put in with the intent of raising spirit for the team and are a part of the yearly tradition, the cornrows are culturally offensive.     The hair of African Americans...

Staples field hockey team moves onto states

Staples field hockey team moves onto states

Charley Guthartz '22, Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

The Staples girls’ field hockey team beat Norwalk 3-0 in the semifinals on Nov. 19 at Weston High School. Winning this game put them to the next level of the state tournament, which is the championship game.  Going into this game Staples was the number four seed and Norwalk was the number nine ...

Field hockey team advances to next round in states

Field hockey team advances to next round in states

November 15, 2019

The Staples girls’ field hockey team beat New Milford 4-1 in the first round of states on Nov. 13 at Ginny Parker Field. The Wreckers came into the tournament as the fourth seed while the Green Wave was the 13th seed. Jess Leon ’22 started the momentum of the game for the Wreckers. The Wreckers...

Staples field hockey shares FCIAC championship victory with Darien

Staples field hockey shares FCIAC championship victory with Darien

Kylie Cohen '20, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

The Staples girls’ field hockey team tied Darien 0-0 in the FCIAC championship game on Nov. 7.    The game went into sudden-death double overtime before the referees called it a draw.    “They’re both very good teams and they should have let them keep playing,” Justin Honig ’21 sai...

Nine seniors pace Wreckers to win on senior day

Nine seniors pace Wreckers to win on senior day

Ethan Frank '20, Staff Writer

October 16, 2019

Nine seniors started their senior day game on Thursday, Oct. 10 and led the team to a 5-0 victory over Trumbull.  The Wreckers got on the board with 14:30 left in the first half on a goal by Kyle Kirby ’20. They had a lot of missed opportunities in the first 15 minutes, including three missed c...

Freshmen score spots on varsity teams

Freshmen score spots on varsity teams

Chloe Murray '22, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

Many high school students have experienced the stress of tryouts for a Staples sport. Walking in on the scene, one may see aspiring varsity athletes stealing glances off the coaches notepad after running the rigorous Man United Test.  Despite this initial stress, many athletes will testify that pla...

Girls’ field hockey secures third consecutive state victory

Girls’ field hockey secures third consecutive state victory

Molly Gold '21

November 19, 2018

The girls' field hockey team defeated Cheshire in the state championship game with a score of 2-0 on Sunday, Nov. 18.   Kyle Kirby ’20 scored both goals on two of the 14 penalty corners Staples earned throughout the game. “Corners are great because it was the one time when we had an advantage in the am...

Field hockey seeks revenge with season on the line

Field hockey seeks revenge with season on the line

November 14, 2017

By Jonathan Kaner '18 and Alex Reiner '18

Captains’ practices give teams extra time to prepare

Captains’ practices give teams extra time to prepare

November 9, 2017

By: Alex Reiner '18 The Staples Wreckers baseball team dog piled in front of the mound, yelling and screaming. They had just won the Class LL State Championship, the first in school history. While the team had worked and trained every day of the season, the Wreckers began unofficial captain’s practice...

Field hockey eager to end season on high note

Field hockey eager to end season on high note

October 16, 2017

By Jonathan Kaner '18 and Alex Reiner '18

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