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Lunge and beat with the Staples Fencing Club

Lunge and beat with the Staples Fencing Club

Becca Rawiszer, Staff Writer

October 1, 2014

"En guarde," Sam Linarducci ’16 shouts, his arm poised, ready to tap his opponent with his sword. That’s right, Staples has a fencing club. There is a considerable number of competitive sports teams at Staples, but many are unaware that a lot of their peers partake in fencing. It is a club -- not a team...

Wreckers rout the Vikings for Homecoming victory

Wreckers rout the Vikings for Homecoming victory

Jesse Greenspun, Staff Writer

September 30, 2014

On a picturesque homecoming Saturday, the Staples football team shut out the Westhill Vikings in an assertive 34-0 win. Highlighted by an impressive 167 rushing yards by Ethan Burger ’17 (#25) in his first ever start, the Wreckers now sit with a 2-1 record following a heartbreaking loss to Xavier on ...

Out with the old YMCA and in with the new

Out with the old YMCA and in with the new

Blake Rubin, Web A&E Editor

September 19, 2014

The new Westport/Weston YMCA officially moved its location from the urban downtown to the peaceful  Saugatuck river. Members enjoyed their time at the downtown YMCA while it lasted. However, many were overwhelmed by the busy scene. On Thursday, Aug. 28, the new YMCA facility located at 14 Allen Raymond...

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...

Influx of players breaks record for Freshmen field hockey

Influx of players breaks record for Freshmen field hockey

Kit Epstein, Staff Writer

September 7, 2014

Remember the good ole’ days when making a freshman sports team was considered easy and stress free? Well, those days are sadly over; especially when it comes to field hockey. Girls’ field hockey is an aggressive, fast-paced, and exciting game. Although lots of girls start playing the sport as...

From Westport to Rio: World Cup fever runs rampant

From Westport to Rio: World Cup fever runs rampant

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...

Lacrosse players face-off for early recruitment

Lacrosse players face-off for early recruitment

Izzy Ullman, Opinions Editor

August 25, 2014

During summer league lacrosse programs, college coaches are able to recruit high school athletes at increasingly younger ages. Varsity lacrosse player Colleen Bannon ’17 explains that there are major differences in the regular season of lacrosse and the summer programs. “When you play for your...

Athletes gain lessons on the field

Sarah Ellman, Staff Writer

June 20, 2014

It was at an awards event when cheerleading captain, Emma Mikesh ’14, got into a disagreement with another individual. It was her coach, Avery Watson that ultimately taught her that the best way to deal with the situation would be to leave the jealousy and apologize. “Avery is honestly like a big...

Staples Baseball rolls to victory and top spot in the FCIAC

Staples Baseball rolls to victory and top spot in the FCIAC

Will McDonald, Staff Writer

May 13, 2014

Enjoying the comforts of a sizeable home crowd last Friday afternoon, the Wreckers baseball squad jumped out to big lead early on over rival Darien and never looked back, winning by a final tally of 9-5. With the win, the Wreckers not only stretched their winning streak to six games, but they also st...

A sentimental senior season

A sentimental senior season

Kelsey Shockey, Staff Writer

May 12, 2014

The end of a high school athlete’s career is akin to opening a final present on your eighteenth birthday. There is a bittersweet feeling that something is over, at least for now. It seems as though many underclassmen athletes can’t wait for the day when they become seniors, so they can try to m...

Omaha! or Oh No

Omaha! or Oh No

Kelsey Shockey, Web Sports Editor

February 3, 2014

The Super Bowl is the day when football fans sit back on the couch, have some nachos, and gather around the TV with friends and family to watch the most thrilling part of the football season. But what made this Super Bowl so unusual? There was barely any competition. Let’s face it, the Broncos were...

Staples boys’ basketball vs. Greenwich

Staples boys’ basketball vs. Greenwich

Kelsey Shockey, Web Sports Editor

January 8, 2014

It was certainly a tight and jam packed game for the Staples boys’ basketball team on Tuesday night, at first. Heads from the audience were bopping back and forth, left to right, following the high-speed action, and, there was a powerful aura of intensity in the gym. Just in the first minute of the game...

Concussion Hysteria

Concussion Hysteria

Zach Speed, Staff Writer

November 10, 2011

Imagine opening your eyes after sleeping for hours and sitting up in a completely silent room. There is no light except for the minimal amount creeping through the closed window shade. The boredom of not being able to leave the room, watch TV, read, socialize, or even think is almost too much to bear....

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