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Teams gear up for season with conditioning

Teams gear up for season with conditioning

Jimmy Ray Stagg, Web Sports Editor

September 19, 2014

A bead of sweat trickles down his face and plunges to the sand below. A drop quivers and falls from her forehead to the hardwood floor of the gym. His drenched hair bounces as he runs, spraying sweat everywhere like a wet dog. Even though each sport at Staples is different, they all have one thing...

Staples’ soccer loses top players to clubs

Gabrielle Feinsmith, Associate Managing Editor

September 19, 2014

Prominent Staples boys’ soccer players face a dilemma: continue playing for Staples or play for an elite academy team. “We lost [star players] Jordan McNair, Kyle Zajec and Phil Foisie to academy teams, which is obviously a big loss to the program because they’re all excellent players,” captain...

Kyle Zajec scores long term goals

Kyle Zajec scores long term goals

Adam Kaplan, Sports Editor

September 19, 2014

To reach the highest level of any professional sport is one of the hardest feats imaginable, an accomplishment that only a select group can boast. Kyle Zajec ’15 plans to not only join that elite group but make his mark in it. Zajec started playing at age five, and at age nine he joined a competitive...

Fall athletes looking to secure positions on varsity teams

Jesse Greenspun, Staff Writer

September 7, 2014

For many Staples students, the final days of summer are spent savoring the sunshine and hanging out at the beach. Days will soon shorten and be spent with books in hand, but for the many fall athletes at Staples, these last few days mark the start of only one thing: Sports Tryouts. From field hockey...

Freshmen feeling the heat

Olivia Ronca '18 during her soccer practice

Ivy Prince, Staff Writer

September 7, 2014

High school is a big change from the middle school, whether its the academics or the social aspect. However, there is one thing that many students have a hard time adjusting to, no matter how prepared one thinks he or she is. The sports at Staples High School are extremely competitive and well known....

From Westport to Rio: World Cup fever runs rampant

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Cooper Boardman, Staff Writer

August 25, 2014

Hailed as one of the single greatest sporting events in the entire world, the World Cup headed to Brazil this past summer.  Of  32 teams, Germany emerged victorious, but the passion and love for the game of soccer reverberated throughout each country. A multitude of Staples students experienced...

Ben Cion has a passion for football (the European kind)

Ben Cion ’14 poses on Loeffler Field while combining his love for soccer and social media. His twitter @StaplesSoccer1 has 160 followers waiting in anticipation to hear his game commentry and recap.

Jack Zeldes, Staff Writer

June 20, 2014

Being cut from a beloved sport can be a traumatic experience. However, this was not case for Ben Cion ‘14. When he was cut from the soccer team his sophomore year, he could’ve given up on the game. Instead, his passion for the game has only increased. Two years after being cut the Staples Soccer...

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...

Soccer Seniors Leave Legacy, Titles to be Remembered

Soccer Seniors Leave Legacy, Titles to be Remembered

December 3, 2010

While walking down the Staples gym hallway it isn’t hard to notice the vast collection of soccer memorabilia lining the walls. Encased in glass, trophies gleam and old sepia colored team-photographs rest in their frames. These objects symbolize the various accomplishments of the varsity Boy’s Soccer ...

Staples Boys' Soccer Advances to Quarterfinals in 2-1 Overtime Victory

Staples Boys' Soccer Advances to Quarterfinals in 2-1 Overtime Victory

November 11, 2010

The Wreckers boys soccer team defeated the Guilford Indians 2-1 in overtime. They now move on to the quarterfinals of the Class LL tournament. For the first half of the game featured a defensive struggle as the defenses of both teams showed up to play. There was little offensive acti...

Staples Soccer Expands Horizons – Two foreign phenoms join team, add diversity

Staples Soccer Expands Horizons - Two foreign phenoms join team, add diversity

October 22, 2010

Image via Wikipedia Rebecca Bobrow '11 Features Editor Soccer is an international game. It is the most popular sport on the planet. It is played in over 200 countries. This season, Staples soccer, can claim to be international. Its worldliness has been increased with the addition of two international athletes to its roster. Lars Aanestad ’12, of Norway, and F...

Girls’ Soccer, Volleyball Teams to Play in Charity Games

Girls’ Soccer, Volleyball Teams to Play in Charity Games

October 1, 2010

Image via Wikipedia This fall season, varsity captains are bringing back to Staples sports the old tradition of community service by hosting games that raise money for charity. Staples Athletic Director, Marty Lisevick, explained that in 2006, 28 of 35 sports teams at Staples did various service projects during their se...

A New Era – Leadership Changes in Girls’ Soccer, Volleyball, Cheerleading

Photo By Annie Nelson '11 - New Varsity Coach,  Denise Dargel leads the Staples varsity cheerleaders in a practice cheer.

October 1, 2010

Emily Goldberg '12 Web News Editor Three out of the six fall girls’ sports teams have received new varsity coaches this season. Under new leadership the girls’ volleyball, soccer and cheerleading teams hope to rise to success. Girls’ Volleyball After four FCIAC championships, and two appearances in the CIAC Class LL State Champi...

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