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Hirschberg, Tennis Team Win Class LL State Championship

June 14, 2011

  When Danny Hirschberg ’11 stepped off the Yale University tennis court last Thursday, he not only had the satisfaction of a second straight Class LL individual title, but also of having clinched Staples’ first LL team championship since 1988. “Winning the class LL state championship was an unbelievable...

Baseball Defeats Danbury in FCIAC Finals 5-3

Baseball Defeats Danbury in FCIAC Finals 5-3

May 27, 2011

Photos by Caitlyn Rand '13 and Cheyenne Haslett '13 [flickrslideshow acct_name="inklingsnews" id="72157626702652003"]   Caitlyn Rand '13 & Cheyenne Haslett '13 Staff Writer & Web News Editor Staples baseball has rightfully restored its position at the top of the FCIAC. The Wreckers ...

Wreckers Baseball Defeats St. Joseph 5-4, Clinches FCIAC Playoff Berth

Wreckers Baseball Defeats St. Joseph 5-4, Clinches FCIAC Playoff Berth

May 13, 2011

On May 13, the Staples boys’ varsity baseball team defeated Trumbull’s St. Joseph High School 5-4, ensuring a spot in the playoffs, and bringing the team’s FCIAC record to 12-4. It was tight at the beginning though, when starting pitcher Jimmy Kopack ’12 gave up a homerun to St. Joseph’s on ...

Staples Field Hockey loses 3-1 to Fairfield Ludlowe in First Round of State Playoffs

Staples Field Hockey loses 3-1 to Fairfield Ludlowe in First Round of State Playoffs

November 11, 2010

Alexandra O'Kane '13 Staff Writer The Staples varsity field hockey team lost to Fairfield Ludlowe by a score of 3-1 in the first round of the state tournament on Wednesday. Despite the losing effort, the team gave Fairfield a tough game by holding the Falcons scoreless in the second half. Aft...

Staples Survives Scare on Homecoming 35-10

Staples Survives Scare on Homecoming 35-10

October 30, 2010

Cheered on by enthusiastic fans, the Staples Wreckers soundly defeated the Fairfield Ludlowe Falcons at the 2010 Homecoming football game 35-10. Key players included running back Tyler Jacobs '11, wide receiver Jason Mawicke '11, and quarterback Chester Pajolek '11, who was taken out during the game due to a leg injury and replaced by freshman Jack Massie '14. In the early minutes of the game, neither team was able to gain a clear advantage; though the Falcons won the coin...

Staples Boys’ Lax Rolls to 12-0 win over Newington in Class L State Playoffs

Quad Captain Kip Orban '11 sidesteps a defender on his way to the goal. | Photo by Meghan Prior '11

June 3, 2010

DJ Sixsmith '11 Web Sports Editor After being upset by St. Joes in the first round of the FCIAC playoffs last week, the Staples boys' lacrosse team bounced back and beat Newington High School by the final score of 12-0 in the first round of the Class L state playoffs. Behind hat tricks from senior quad captain Nate Greenb...

Gymnasts Place Sixth at State Championships

STICK IT: Emily Fishman ’12 finishes her bar routine at the CIAC State Championship. The team later placed sixth at the competition with a team score of 119 points. “I am happy with the way the season went, we did a lot better than we thought we would,” Captain Kara Tricarico ’11 said.

March 12, 2010

Sammie Hardy '11 Staff Writer On Feb. 27, the Staples Gymnastics team ended its season at the State Championships by finishing sixth in the overall competition with a score of 119. “Our team did alright,” captain Zoë Heller ’11 said. “There’s always going to be that comparing f...

Timing of AP Tests Affects Teaching Habits

March 12, 2010

Alix Neenan '12 Graphics Editor When Dr. Joel Kabak’s Advanced Placement Biology students log on to his website, they are welcomed by a clock that shows how many days, hours, minutes, and seconds they have until the AP exam. Time appears to be a primary issue when it comes to AP classes, espe...

Weston Sinks Staples Swimmers

The team gave their best effort despite a few setbacks due to illness. | Photo by Ian Phillips '10

February 2, 2010

Ian Phillips '10 A&E Editor In an unfortunate turn of events, the Staples Boys’ Swimming & Diving Team was defeated at home by Weston with a very close score of 97-87. This brings the boys’ record to 2-5 this season. The team faced a number of illnesses in top competitors and had the added ch...

Lady Wreckers are Triumphant Against Darien

February 2, 2010

Julia Friedman '11 Staff Writer The Staples High School girls’ basketball team faced Darien last Wednesday where they claimed a 40-37 victory. Co-captain Suvi Puritpatarrapan '10 (21 points, 1 rebound, 3 steals, 1 block) opened the game with two three-pointers and a runner to the basket in the ...

Wreckers Admit Defeat After High Intensity Battle Against Wilton Warriors

Luke Andriuk '11 makes a save for the Wreckers.| Photo contributed by Anna Andriuk

February 1, 2010

Emily Goldberg '12 Web Sports Editor After putting forth their best effort, the Staples-Weston co-op boy’s hockey team fell to an unfortunate defeat against the Wilton Warriors on Jan. 30. The high scoring game ended at 10 – 8 in Wilton’s favor. Head Coach Ralph Unker had confidence in his t...

Despite Strong Effort, Staples Icemen Fall to Westhill

Forrest Savage (Weston High School) takes a shot on goal. | Photo courtesy of (Anna Andriuk)

January 17, 2010

Emily Goldberg '12 Web Sports Editor After a fast paced, back and forth game against Westhill on Saturday Jan. 16, the Staples-Weston boys’ co-op hockey team was ultimately defeated. The 2-6 Wreckers faced the 6-2 (now 2-7 and 7-2 respectively) Westhill Vikings. Despite their records, the Wreckers and Vikings were quite evenly matched. “There wasn’t anything ...

Lady Wreckers Hockey Defeated at The Arena at Harbor Yard Fundraiser

The girls' Ice Hockey team strategizes before the game starts. | Photo by Kate McNee '11.

January 10, 2010

Kate McNee '11 and Becca Boborow '11 Copy Editor and Staff Writer The girls ice hockey team played at the Arena at Harbor Yard, home of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Saturday, Jan, 9. The game was held at the arena to raise money for the girls ice hockey program, and to also, “Let the girls experi...

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