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Rec basketball ends in heartbreak for seniors

Students played basketball at Compo beach to compensate for the loss of rec basketball.

Ethan Frank '20

March 23, 2020

“Who are you guys playing tonight?” is a common thing to hear among senior boys around the halls of Staples High School. Rec basketball is a staple among Westport youth basketball players and canceling the most important Thursday night of the winter sports calendar for some is a huge disappointme...

Rec Basketball’s March Madness is upon us

Team Siskind ’21 defeated Team Moro ’21 in a matchup of the top two junior teams. Team Siskind comes away with the dub 41-39.

Logan Gornbein '21 and Teddy Dienst '20

March 18, 2020

The anticipated return of rec basketball is upon us

Week two of the new podcast, and this week we discuss the previous upperclassmen rec basketball week results and upcoming predictions.

Logan Gornbein '21 and Theodore Dienst '20

January 13, 2020

Superfans preview rec basketball

New podcast is set to discuss the previous upperclassmen rec basketball week and new power rankings

Jack Lev '20, Teddy Dienst '20, Logan Gornbein '21

January 5, 2020

Rec basketball dives into annual March Madness tournament

Team Tanzer celebrates their 51-44 victory to win the championship.

Kevin Greer '19

March 30, 2019

The month of March is known to go hand in hand with a basketball frenzy.  Although the annual NCAA tournament has not yet begun, the madness is already underway  in the Staples High School fieldhouse. The 11th and 12th grade recreational basketball March Madness tournament came to a close as Te...

Staples boys ball out in rec basketball

Staples boys ball out in rec basketball

Evi Tarshis ’20, Emma Van Riper ’20 and Ella Bloomingdale ’20

March 8, 2019

Boys’ Rec basketball league becomes trend among students

Boys’ Rec basketball league becomes trend among students

March 15, 2018

By: Sasha Narang '18 Whether you’ve seen it broadcasted on the Superfans Facebook group or heatedly debated among students in the hallways, the rec basketball league has become a trend among Staples boys. Consisting of a freshman and sophomore league and a junior and senior league, many are competing...

Rec Coaching Styles Stir Up Controversy

Rec Coaching Styles Stir Up Controversy

January 18, 2017

By: Shane Rabacs Rec basketball is a game enjoyed by many students at Staples. It is an opportunity to play basketball with their friends. Parent coaches are necessary for the program to run smoothly.  While parent coaches  support the players by providing supervision and instruction do some go ...

Rec Basketball Week 2

Rec Basketball Week 2

January 8, 2017

By: Max Appell and Molly Liebergall

All are involved as REC Basketball returns

Michael Mathis, Web Opinions Editor

December 19, 2014

If you came fifteen minutes before seven in the field house on the night of Tuesday, Dec. 17, you would have had a front row seat to the warm-up of six teams. Some had formed lay-up lines, some stood in center waiting for the coach to finish encouragement, and some shot around wherever their footing...

More than just a Game

Captain Peter Bradshaw '14 mans the pitch before a game

Bobby Jacowleff, Sports Editor

October 25, 2013

Under no lights, with no crowd, a new sport is rapidly gaining popularity in the Staples community, rec soccer. With 37 seniors stepping onto the pitch every Saturday to showcase their almost nonexistent soccer skills, rec soccer is becoming the next rec basketball. Rec soccer has been around for ye...

A New Phenomenon- Girls' Rec Basketball Begins at Staples

A New Phenomenon- Girls' Rec Basketball Begins at Staples

December 22, 2010

The rubber floors of the Bedford gym are invaded by juniors and seniors every Thursday night to partake in a fun and jokingly competitive matchup of basketball that will be discussed for the entire week until the following Thursday, where they will continue to do the same thing. This is a tradition for upper...

Filmaking Hits the Courts: Friedson Turns Rec into Way of Life

MAN WITH A CAUSE: Rec’s legend must be shared with those less fortunate, those unfortunately without Rec. | Photo by Meghan Prior

March 26, 2010

Alix Neenan '12 Graphics Editor Mike Friedson ’10 really likes Rec Basketball. Wait. Mike Friedson really likes Rec Basketball. “Rec is the quintessential essence of existence. It is the light,” said the obviously Rec–obsessed senior. Friedson’s fascination with Rec could possibly explain why he has decided to take on the...

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