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Indoor track hopes to maintain success, strengthen all events

Indoor track hopes to maintain success, strengthen all events

Elliot Kaufman '19

December 10, 2018

The Staples boys’ indoor track and field team hopes to sustain their success coming off of last year, while making minor improvements in team depth and other areas. Staples came in third place in the State championships last year, and second place in both the Class LL and FCIAC championships. Th...

Thanksgiving traditions: thousands ‘trot’ for the annual Turkey Trot

Thanksgiving traditions: thousands ‘trot’ for the annual Turkey Trot

December 6, 2017

By Bailey Blaike '19 Thanksgiving morning for a typical high school student often consists of sleeping in past 10 a.m. and doing nothing until the Thanksgiving feast. However, for approximately 5,000 people in the Fairfield County vicinity, their morning looked a little different: they woke up at...

Boys’ cross country repeat as FCIAC champions

Boys’ cross country repeat as FCIAC champions

November 1, 2017

By: Shane Rabacs '18 The boys cross country team won the FCIAC championship, finishing with the top three finishers in the race. This is the second straight championship for the Wreckers. “It's always fun to win an FCIAC championship,” Ben Seiple ’18 said. “Last year it was us against Danbury and we k...

Running to reach the finish line

Running to reach the finish line

June 7, 2017

By: Kayla Sirlin ’19 and Anna Rhoads ’19 Dedication, self-discipline, and grit are just a few of the qualities required of anyone crazy enough to tackle the daunting marathon. Originating from Ancient Greece, the 26.2 mile distance was inspired by Pheidippides 26 mile trek to announce the defeat...

Track and field squeaks by to capture state championship

Track and field squeaks by to capture state championship

June 5, 2017

By Shane Rabacs '18 The boys’ track and field team won the class LL state championship Thursday, June 2, defeating Danbury by 2.5 points. The event was delayed Wednesday after thunderstorms occurred in the middle of it. The Wreckers were in the lead then and were just able to hang on, placing fourth in...

Siblings form strong bonds through playing the same sports

Siblings form strong bonds through playing the same sports

April 3, 2017

By: Alexandra Sprouls ’19 and Hannah Bolandian ’19 Strong bonds of friendship that can last a lifetime are often made through the competitive atmosphere of sports. For siblings, their existing bond often grows stronger when competing in the same sport, and stronger yet when playing on the same...

From Tears the Cheers: Watching Spring Unfold Before our Eyes

From Tears the Cheers: Watching Spring Unfold Before our Eyes

Benjamin Nicholas Foster

May 17, 2016

As Staples shakes off the wet and uncomfortable early spring rain, take a look around and view the alluring blue skies that go hand and hand with the array of different colors that are continuously awakening from a deep winter sleep. As most Staples seniors are eager to leave, or starting to feel...

Henry Wynne takes the crown in the NCAA Championship Mile

Henry Wynne takes the crown in the NCAA Championship Mile

Benjamin Foster, Assistant Business Manger

March 16, 2016

On March 12, Staples alumnus and current junior at the University of Virginia, Henry Wynne ’13, won his first NCAA title in the mile at the Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships in Birmingham, Alabama.   Just after breaking the four minute barrier in the mile at the Terrier Invitat...

Superstar Runner Hannah DeBalsi Commits to Stanford

Superstar Runner Hannah DeBalsi Commits to Stanford

Emma Lederer, Staff Writer

October 22, 2015

On Tuesday night, Oct. 20 at exactly 9:45 p.m., Hannah DeBalsi posted a status on Facebook. It read: “Stanford Class of 2020!!!” Within moments, congratulations flooded the post-- friends, family, and acquaintances alike expressed how happy they were for the nationally-ranked runner. DeBalsi is well-kno...

Turkey Trot gives Westporters an excuse to eat

Turkey Trot gives Westporters an excuse to eat

Francesca Truitt, Staff Writer

December 4, 2014

Sure, waking up at six in the morning on an ordinary school day is a struggle enough. But, just imagine waking up at six in the morning on Thanksgiving... to run! Yes, there are maniacs that actually do this. Actually, there are 4,500 of them that journey to Southport to run the annual Pequot Runner’s T...

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