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During February break, students resort to the beaches or the ski slopes for a moment of respite.

Summer sands, ski slopes call to students on February break

Caroline Coffey ’22, Staff Writer March 3, 2022

Come February break Staples students are quick to exchange their backpacks for suitcases and set into motion the plans that have occupied their attention prior to the final tone of the bell.  The prospect...

Both the boys and girls ski teams saw a successful season this year.

Winter sports teams celebrate successes, reflect on season

Lily Kane '20, Web News Editor March 19, 2020

As the snow melts and the flowers begin to bloom, Staples athletes can reflect on the eventful sports season coming to a close. With several teams making it to their FCIAC and State championships, team...

After placing second in the state tournament, the Staples girls’ ski team poses at the bottom of Mount Southington following the awards ceremony.

Girls’ ski races to claim state title this season

Alex Sprouls '19 November 12, 2018

After placing second in last year’s state championship, the girls’ ski team is starting their training earlier than normal this year in hopes of placing one higher to achieve the state title this coming...

Ski team performs at State Open

March 12, 2017

By: Shane Rabacs '18 BOYS:   Coming in as the second ranked team in the state, the boys’ ski team had high hopes for the State Open race.   Due to hazardous snow conditions,...

Winter sports gear up for strong seasons

Winter sports gear up for strong seasons

December 16, 2016

By: Rebecca Rawiszer Boys basketball: After a 7-13 season in 2015, the Staples boys’ basketball team is looking to bounce back this year. Despite the loss of a few remarkable players such as Dylan...

Walker Green ’18

Staples ski team prepares for the season on land before hitting slopes

November 27, 2016

By: Liv Ronca and Camryn Ragland Staples’ boys’ and girls’ ski teams began their preseason and captains practices on Monday, Nov. 7, in preparation for the upcoming season. Last year, the ski...

Jan. 5 – Boys Varsity Ski Mount Southington

January 5, 2011
Boys Varsity Ski team placed 3rd out of five teams on Wednesday, Jan. 5.

Top 5 Ski Mountains Close to Home

December 17, 2010
There is no need to travel a long distance to ski or snowboard because many slopes are close to Westport.

Ski Team Skates to Success with New Coach

December 7, 2010
Staples' ski team has a new coach, Courtney Ruggiero, who plans to bring many successes.
FLYING BY: Melissa Sweeney ’11 shreads up the slopes in a  recent CIAC race. She has been a top performer for the  ski team since her arrival at Staples. | Photo by Barbra Sweeney

Sweeney Turns Leisure into Competitive Lifestyle

February 24, 2010
It is possible that Melissa Sweeney ’11 spends more time on the ski slopes than at home. Sweeney began skiing competitively when she was eight-years old with the Mount Southington ski team. After seven years, Sweeney switched over to the Thunder Ridge ski team.
This poll shows that the majority of students at Staples are staying home during December break.  |Graphic by Emily Goldberg 12

December Vacation Destinations

December 16, 2009
Emily Goldberg '12 explores where Staples' students are going on December vacation.

Sports Teams Deal with a Tough Economy

December 16, 2009
Through fundraising, deal hunting, and pay-for-play, Staples sports teams are able to find ways to work with budget issues in a rough economic time.
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Skiing Around the Clock: Keeping up with Work, Skiers Endure Tricky Practice Schedule

December 4, 2009
During the winter season at Staples, some athletes can be found in the pool, some on the track, and some on the court. However, twice a week, the Staples ski team can be found an hour away from school, at Southington mountain.
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