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Emma Nahon ’23 has committed to University of Pennsylvania for field hockey. Nahon currently plays for the Staples girls’ varsity field hockey team.

Committed Staples athletes show excitement, dedication

Audrey Kercher ’23, Web Arts Editor October 19, 2021

Emma Nahon ’23 runs swiftly up the green turf field with her stick in hand, bent over a small ball and ready to strike it into the net. Scoring a goal for the Staples field hockey team is not the only...

Tyla Ozgen ’25, number 28, won the Ruden Report player of the week after playing just two games for the Staples field hockey team.

Tyla Ozgen proves crucial to field hockey team

Genevieve Frucht ’24, Staff Writer October 4, 2021

Scoring five goals in her first two games on the Staples field hockey team, Tyla Ozgen ’25 has proven that she is a crucial element to the team’s success.  Ozgen entered the world of field hockey...

Staples offense battles for a shot on goal in Wilton territory in an effort to increase their 2-1 lead.

Wilton field hockey stumps Staples ending in a 2-2 overtime draw

Caroline Coffey '22, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

The Staples girls’ field hockey team tied Wilton 2-2 in their first major trial of the season on Sept. 14. Wilton forced the game into an overtime defensive showdown with a late goal in the fourth quarter.  The...

Abby Ragland ’21, Alex Deutsch ’21 and Julia DiConza ’21 are set to continue their athletics in college.

Wreckers embark on next chapter of athletic experience

Maya Reiner ’21, Staff Reiner May 14, 2021

The alarm obnoxiously rings at 6:00 a.m. You jump out of bed, put on athletic clothes, grab a protein bar and rush out of your dorm to make it to the lift on time. You get back to your dorm, with your...

Senior captain Laine Ambrose ’21 (left) chases down a ball in a game against Ridgefield. The Boston College commit has been a part of all three of the state champion teams since she arrived at Staples.

Fall athletes hopeful to compete in postseason amid COVID-19

Jake Gersh '21 November 4, 2020

In a typical November, athletes and coaches begin to prepare and scout out for playoff competition. But this year is far from typical. Initially, the question was would fall sports even happen? Now the...

Alan Fiore (right) looks on to Loeffler Field prior to a contest against Ridgefield, in which he scored two of his four goals so far on the year.

Strong senior athletes dominate fall sports

Jake Gersh ’21 October 29, 2020

With temperatures dropping and athletes becoming more acclimated to the COVID-19 regulations, the competition for fall sports is beginning to trend upward. Henry Beck ’21, of the Staples football team;...

Posters are hung up in the volleyball gym for the seniors before their senior night home game.

Wreckers make COVID-friendly adjustments to senior days

Natasha Taubenheim ’22 October 26, 2020

Imagine you have just entered your senior year at Staples. You have worked your way up to varsity after four years of hardwork and dedication to your sport. Walking into the school cafeteria on an early...

Emma Morris ’24 warms up for her meet on Oct. 14, as she prepares to run as the only freshman on the varsity girls’ cross country team.

Freshmen adapt to varsity sports teams this fall season

Ella Shi '23 October 20, 2020

Varsity athletes are dedicated and talented, and playing on a varsity sport team is the goal of many high school athletes. However, for a select few freshmen, they dive right into the competition and high-expectations...

Julia Diconza ’21 goes to the goal in the game against Wilton. Staples won with a score of 7-0, bringing their record to 3-0.

Staples wins in a shutout vs Wilton

The Staples girls’ field hockey team beat Wilton 7-0 in their home matchup on Oct. 9. In the second half of the game, Staples captured five goals to secure the win. “In the third quarter we were...

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

The decision on the upcoming year of fall sports

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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