Inklings News

The decision on the upcoming year of fall sports

Staples soccer seniors hope that despite pandemic, 2020 season will be played.

Carson Kranz ’21

May 22, 2020

With the coronavirus calling an end to the 2019-2020 school year, it also brought the end of spring sports. The cancelling of all 2020 spring sports has been devastating for all seniors and athletes who were looking forward to taking the field. But now we’re left with one question, what about fall...

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

Riley Chluspa ’22, a member of field hockey team, got her cornrows put in with the team and will wear them until the team loses a game or until they reach the end of the postseason.

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

Jess Leon ’22 in full speed during the semifinals game against Norwalk at Weston high school for the win. Staples beat Norwalk to advance to the state championship.

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

The Wreckers headed into states with a record of 13-1 and the one lost being to Darien. The Wreckers played Darien again in the FCIAC championship game, going into double overtime and ending in a tie. The Blue Wave and Wreckers were announced co-champions.

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

Julia Diconza ’21 was a key factor in the championship game as she had many shots on goal. The Wreckers look to get their fourth championship win in the state tournament starting in the next couple of weeks.

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

Staples Kyle Kirby ’20 shoots in the first half of a game against Trumbull on Oct. 10. Kirby scored three goals for the Wreckers in their 5-0 win.

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

Emma Nahon ’23 and Francine Stevens ’23 rise to the occasion as they play with athletes years older than them at a home game against Darien.

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

The Staples field hockey team secures the title of state champions after their game against Cheshire.

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...

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