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The girls’ tennis team comes together for a pre-match team huddle at home.

Girls’ tennis bounces back, bonds as team

Lily Hultgren ’25, Paper Features Editor May 16, 2023

The sun beats down on the shoulders of the girls as they huddle together, listening intently to their captains who are sharing strategy and words of encouragement. Their eyes are alive with the fire of...

Ben Lorenz ’24 runs in a cross country race at Wickham Park. (Photo contributed by Ben Lorenz ’24).

Lorenz breaks longstanding cross country record, sets new bar for runners

Rachel Olefson '25, Staff Writer October 21, 2022

Every team has its center, a core member that sets the standard for others and leads the way. For the Staples boys’ cross country team, this member is Ben Lorenz ’24.  It is Lorenz’s spirit and...

Players adapt to new protocol in practice and games

Players adapt to new protocol in practice and games

Carson Kranz ’21 January 26, 2021

With the new announcement from the CIAC that the high school basketball season will be played this year, players are adjusting to the new protocols. Some of the new rules included that the first practice...

There is lots of clutter and chaos heading down to the locker room with lots of equipment from each athlete.

Separate locker rooms creates difficulty for Staples athletes

Jacob Greenberger '22, Staff Writer October 22, 2019

Every day I rush to the locker room in a hurry, searching anxiously for a spot to change, hoping that I will be on time to practice. I sprint down the stairs and through the door, jealous of the football...

Chad Knight ’19 is in the middle of his delivery as throws against Brian McMahon High School at McMahon.

Wreckers Baseball begins season with big aspirations

Holden Cohen '20 March 18, 2019

It was a rough ending to the season for the 2018 Staples Wreckers baseball team, especially for the seniors, where they fell to Darien in the FCIAC finals one year after winning the state championship....

The Staples field hockey team secures the title of state champions after their game against Cheshire.

Girls’ field hockey secures third consecutive state victory

Molly Gold '21, Staff Writer November 19, 2018

The girls' field hockey team defeated Cheshire in the state championship game with a score of 2-0 on Sunday, Nov. 18.   Kyle Kirby ’20 scored both goals on two of the 14 penalty corners Staples earned...

From left to right: Ben Howard ’21, Griffin Lundquist ’18, Jonny Maisonet ’18, Jackson Dembski ’18. Ian Cooney ’18

The Unusual Pre-Game Routine of Praying

October 30, 2017

By: Clay Crouch '18 Most who play sports have a pregame routine. They do it before every game and never change it. Some athletes tie their shoes a certain way, others listen to a certain song. Most...

The life of a varsity sports manager

The life of a varsity sports manager

March 30, 2017

By: Jack Caldwell '18 Every varsity sports team at Staples High School needs a manager.  They follow the team, keep statistics, and carry out several other time-consuming duties on a daily basis.  However,...

Wreckers Boys’ Ice Hockey Gains Point Against Rival Stamford/Westhill

Wreckers Boys’ Ice Hockey Gains Point Against Rival Stamford/Westhill

February 11, 2017

By: Jack Caldwell The Staples Wreckers boys’ ice hockey team picked up a pivotal point in Saturday’s 3-3 tie against Stamford/Westhill in Milford.   The 2-8-2 Wreckers are now looking to make...

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