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The boys lacrosse team poses after their triumph over Darien to win their first ever FCIAC championship 7-6 on May 23.

Boys’ lacrosse wins first FCIAC championship in program history

Samantha Sandrew '25 and Andi Jacobs '26 June 4, 2024

The Staples boys’ lacrosse team won their first FCIAC championship in program history with Adam Udell ’25 scoring the winning goal against Darien in overtime to make the score 7-6. The game took place...

aroline Cooper ’24 poses in her Staples lacrosse gear at team photo day

Caroline Cooper dominates the field

Indie Ahl ’24, Staff Writer June 14, 2023

Anyone can play a sport and anyone can try out, but not everyone can succeed and stand out as a player across hundreds of other competitors. Sports are like school; you have to keep up with it as much...

Ben Burmeister ’24 winds up for a shot against Massapequa late in the first half.

Wreckers fall in narrow defeat to Ridgefield, remain focused on playoffs

Tristan Gonzalez, Web Sports Editor May 19, 2023

The Wreckers suffered their fourth loss of the season to the Ridgefield Tigers in a 6-5 defeat on May 13. In a largely defensive battle, the Wreckers found themselves chasing the game right off the bat...

Students and parents fill up the bleachers, showing their support for the Staples boys’ lacrosse team against Darien.

Girls’ sports lack deserved recognition

Kathrine Phelps '25, Paper Opinions Editor April 27, 2023

As I stood in the bleachers with all my friends watching the boys’ lacrosse game, I looked around at just how many people were there. Tons of parents, younger kids and students came to support the boys....

The girls’ lacrosse team has had a solid first half of the season. They hope to close out the season strong.

Girls’ lacrosse continues to fight through competition

Jalen St. Fort '22, Staff Writer May 4, 2022

Staples girls’ lacrosse has been a historically successful program and they seek to continue that tradition this season. They finished with an overall record of 9-5 last year and finished second in the...

The Staples boys’ lacrosse team lost to Darien High School on April 28. The final score was 15-10, after being tied at halftime. Darien is currently ranked ninth in the country.

Motivated program atmosphere earns boys’ lacrosse first national ranking at 19th

Jess Leon ’22, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

A swarm of players hike up the Bedford hill on their way to Wakeman field to practice. Hours go by and these players are still there, training, practicing, running and communicating to help and motivate...

The ESPN-Athletes broadcasting deal marks an advance in women’s sports online accessibility. In 2019, a study on women and men’s sports coverage found 5% of total television coverage focused on women’s sports. The study also found that 80% of highlight programs and news devoted zero time to women’s sports.

A League of Her Own: ESPN-Athletes Unlimited women’s sports broadcasting deal overdue

Caroline Coffey '22, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

When asked who my sports idol was at the dawn of my softball career in second grade, Derek Jeter was my answer. In the impassioned one-on-one pick up basketball games I played with my younger sister, we...

Virginia ‘Ginny’ Parker Field lacks field lights, making it difficult for the girls’ lacrosse and field hockey programs to practice for the full time allotted to them. The field has never had lights due to a complaint filed by neighbors over 10 years ago.

Lack of lights on Ginny Parker field negatively affects girls’ lacrosse, field hockey programs

Mia Bomback '25, Paper News Editor March 29, 2022

Another practice canceled. With only days leading up to the first round of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) games, Ian Tapsall, head coach of the Staples High School girls’...

Madison Mayr ’24 (second row furthest to the left) is excited for this years upcoming lacrosse season and doesn’t mind playing the sport she loves over school breaks.

April break prompts discussion over spring sports schedule

Talia Varsano '24, Paper Managing Editor March 15, 2022

With the school year in its final few months, students are feeling drained and exhausted. Increased workload, high pressure regarding grades and standardized testing are all factors contributing to the...

 The Staples boys lacrosse team ended their season 14-4. They made it to the FCIAC championship but lost against Darien. They are working hard to make sure they see different results this coming season.

Boys’ lacrosse trains hard for redemption

Jess Leon ’22, Staff Writer December 14, 2021

For some teams, the off-season is a time when players can relax, mentally prepare or plan potential tactics for the upcoming season. For the boys’ lacrosse team, however, off-season has a different meaning.  The...

Motorcade brings closure to seniors

Audrey Kercher ’23, Breaking News Manager May 25, 2021

  Staples High School provides a variety of traditions and special days for seniors that are celebrated each school year, but Motorcade stands out above the rest.   Motorcade, characterized...

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