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[Sept. 2016 Sports] Varsity field hockey executes new style of play in hopes of achieving season goals

October 11, 2016

By Izzy Blansfield '18 Sports Editor The Staples girls’ varsity field hockey team, led by second year coach Ian Tapsall, will execute a new style of play this season. “Coach Tapsall has made a huge impact on the team. Last year, he came in and created a whole new system consisting of a differ...

Field Hockey determined to replace strong senior class

Field Hockey determined to replace strong senior class

Jack Zapfel, Staff Writer

September 17, 2015

After finishing 13-5-1 last season, the Staples Girls Field Hockey looks to repeat success and make it even further this year. This will be no easy task as they look to replace a strong senior class. The team must replace two Bowdoin commits Elizabeth Bennewitz and Meg Fay, along with captain and Middlebury lacrosse commit, Jenna McNicholas, and Emma Laney, a potential w...

Staples field hockey drops tough loss to unbeaten Wilton on Senior Day

Staples field hockey drops tough loss to unbeaten Wilton on Senior Day

Megan Root, News Editor

October 23, 2014

The Staples field hockey team was full of energy on Senior Day, but the unbeaten Wilton proved too strong, and the girls dropped a tough 6-0 loss to the Warriors, who have won the state championship three out of the last three years. Before the game there was the annual ceremony to recognize the...

Checking in on fall sports

Top Left: Injured Kyle Hackett ’15 leads the football team during the national anthem before the game against Stamford, which resulted in a 37-34 loss on Oct. 2. Top Right: Jamie Tanzer ’15 and Elizabeth Bennewitz ’15 stand with the field hockey team before a game last year. In 2013 the field hockey did not qualify for FCIACs, but they hope to this year.  Middle: Kendall Rochlin ’15 serves up a shot for her teammates during practice. After reaching the FCIAC finals last year, SGVB is struggling with a 5-7 record. Bottom: (left to right) Zak Ahmad ’17, Jake Berman ’15, Oliver Hickson ’15, James Lewis ’16 and Luis Cruz ’15 are some of the strongest runners for the team this fall, as all f runners finished in the top 15 in the 2.98 mile boys’ race on Sept. 23.

Fritz Schemel, Sports Editor

October 10, 2014

With half of the fall season in the books, we look back on the success of some of our fall teams. Girls’ Volleyball: Following a highly successful 2013 campaign in which the team was the runner-up in the Class LL State Championship, the Staples girls’ volleyball team is hoping to advance, once...

Top five essential emojis that need to exist

Top five essential emojis that need to exist

Renee Weisz and Alice Hickson

September 30, 2014

When words fail, sometimes there is no better way to accurately express your feelings than through emojis.   If an occasion is especially exciting, throw in a smiley face or one of the giant, red emoji exclamation points. But how do you text your friend, “Let’s go to the diner for breakfast!”...

New bleachers grace Jinny Parker field

New bleachers grace Jinny Parker field

Sarah Ellman, Staff Writer

September 19, 2014

A rolled ankle, torn ligament. and two weeks of riding the bench was the price that field hockey player, Maddy Sampath ’16 had to pay after an inconvenient tumble her Freshman year. The accident did not occur during a game, nor did it occur at a practice. In fact, the incident didn’t even happen...

Fall athletes looking to secure positions on varsity teams

Jesse Greenspun, Staff Writer

September 7, 2014

For many Staples students, the final days of summer are spent savoring the sunshine and hanging out at the beach. Days will soon shorten and be spent with books in hand, but for the many fall athletes at Staples, these last few days mark the start of only one thing: Sports Tryouts. From field hockey...

Influx of players breaks record for Freshmen field hockey

Influx of players breaks record for Freshmen field hockey

Kit Epstein, Staff Writer

September 7, 2014

Remember the good ole’ days when making a freshman sports team was considered easy and stress free? Well, those days are sadly over; especially when it comes to field hockey. Girls’ field hockey is an aggressive, fast-paced, and exciting game. Although lots of girls start playing the sport as...

Freshmen feeling the heat

Olivia Ronca '18 during her soccer practice

Ivy Prince, Staff Writer

September 7, 2014

High school is a big change from the middle school, whether its the academics or the social aspect. However, there is one thing that many students have a hard time adjusting to, no matter how prepared one thinks he or she is. The sports at Staples High School are extremely competitive and well known....

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