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Fall sports preseason begins in August with the first games beginning in the latter part of September or beginning of October.

Fall sports captains develop summer training schedules

Jess Leon ’22, Staff Writer June 10, 2021

As the weather begins to get warmer and the spring sports seasons come to an end, students begin transitioning into their summer mindset. Yet, fall athletes can't completely dissociate into summer mode,...

Eli Shorrock ’22 enjoys the new schedule format because he can get more work done during class time. Although, sometimes he gets antsy during the long periods.

New block schedule provides positive take-away from pandemic

Jess Leon ’22, Staff Writer May 26, 2021

In a year that has consisted of constant changes, students have adopted some and neglected others. The block schedule at Staples has been a change that some students and teachers have seen as a positive...

Ben Berkley ’22 has been the track and field manager for the past two years, after being a runner on the team his freshman year.

Staples managers play crucial role in team success

Jess Leon ’22, Staff Writer April 7, 2021

The success of Staples sports teams starts behind the scenes with the managers. From setting up fields, to helping the coaches with any tasks, to keeping score, the managers are busy with their position...

The Staples girls’ basketball team takes on Greenwich. Greenwich had a record of 15-6 in the 2019-20 season while Staples had a 21-3.

Staples girls’ basketball continues their legacy from last season

Jess Leon ’22, Staff Writer February 10, 2021

In an exciting FCIAC season opener, the Staples girls’ basketball team won 61-40 against Greenwich on Feb. 9. Both these teams were supposed to meet in the 2019-20 state semifinals tournament before...

Mckenzie Didio is going to join the University of Delaware's Women's Lacrosse team in 2023. Before COVID-19 ended their season, the Blue Hens had a record of 2-3. In 2019, they had a record of 7-10.

Athletes adjust to COVID-19 college recruiting regulations

Jess Leon ’22, Staff Writer February 2, 2021

Many Staples athletes have dedicated long days and countless hours to the sport they love. For some, it is in hopes of commiting to play at the collegiate level. Whether it’s division I, II or III,...

The girls’ basketball team finished their 2019-2020 season with an overall record of 18-2. After losing five seniors, this team has been working hard this off season to have another dominant season.

Winter sports athletes respond to CIAC announcement

Jess Leon ’22 November 23, 2020

In a year full of uncertainties, the athletes of Staples High School hoped their sports season would carry on as normal. But the CIAC recently announced their decision to postpone winter sports until Jan....

The Rolling Stones performed “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” during the Global Citizen live stream concert. Other popular singers like Billie Eilish, Lizzo and Shawn Mendes also performed from their homes.

The public adopts live stream concerts as the new normal

Jess Leon ’22, Staff Writer November 10, 2020

Hundreds of thousands of people together in a large room, singing and dancing to their favorite artist seems like it happened decades ago.   During the past months in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Jake Thaw ’20 playing football as a Staples Wrecker.

Thaw prepares to debut at Michigan

Jess Leon ’22 October 5, 2020

Jake Thaw’s ’20 first season in the Big 10 is on. The Big 10 announced they will go on with having a modified football season despite COVID-19 concerns. Thaw is a freshman on The University of...

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