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[April 2017] Nico Ortega Propels himself towards states

[April 2017] Nico Ortega Propels himself towards states

April 20, 2017

By: Lili Romann '19 and Zach Horowitze '19 Most five or six-year-old’s struggle to put on their sweaty shin-guards before a soccer game, or put all of their effort into loosening up their new baseball glove. Nico Ortega ’18, however, was up to something different. Living in Caracas, Venezuela,...

Swim team sophomores make a splash

Swim team sophomores make a splash

Megan Doyle, Staff Writer

February 10, 2016

  Although the Staples boys’ swim and dive team season has only just begun, they have already made an impact. With newfound talent from the freshman and sophomores, the swim and dive team has beaten both Westhill and Fairfield-Ludlowe co-op. Despite their loss of seniors, the team has upheld their enthusiasm from last year. “It ...

Woods swims past 29 year old record

Woods swims past 29 year old record

Aileen Coyne, Staff Writer

March 10, 2015

North Woods’ ’15 senior day won’t be easily forgotten, especially now that it will be engraved on the record board. On Friday, February 13, Woods broke the 29 year old 100 meter breaststroke record by just one hundredth of a second. As the meet against New Canaan was the Wreckers’ last home...

So long Main Street, welcome Mahackeno

The new, and greatly improved wellness center.

Caroline O'Kane, Photo Editor

October 12, 2014

The day has finally come to say goodbye to what some call their home away from home on the Post Road in Westport and meet their new home off of exit 41 of the Merritt Parkway. Some expressed excitement, others sadness, and many have bittersweet feelings. Ninety years ago Westport introduced the YMCA,...

Mia Bullock dives her way into Staples’ history

Mia Bullock ’16 prepares to dive off her block in the Oct. 2 meet against Greenwich.  Bullock won every race she competed in that day

Jen Gouchoe, Staff Writer

October 10, 2014

Most preschoolers would dread taking off their beloved life jackets and jumping into the deep end of the pool. For Mia Bullock ’16, this was no problem. Bullock went to preschool at the YMCA, which inspired her to pursue swimming. “At that time, I grew a fondness of the sport, and decided I wanted...

Westport kids race in the YMCA Strong Kids Triathlon

Westport kids race in the YMCA Strong Kids Triathlon

Caroline O’Kane, Staff Writer

September 22, 2014

The Staples parking lot was packed full with over 75 cars holding dedicated runners, bikers, and swimmers, all of whom were ready to participate in the seventh annual YMCA Strong Kids Triathlon this Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. Rob Reeves, Chief Executive Officer of the Westport Y describes this event as ...

Staples Girls’ swim and dive sets records in season opener

Staples Girls' swim and dive sets records in season opener

Anders Hovstadius, Staff Writer

September 16, 2014

This past Friday at the Staples pool, the girls’ Swimming and Diving team faced New Canaan and Trumbull for their first meet of the season. Going into the meet Captain Jordan Santarella said, “I felt really confident because this team has a lot of potential.” Having come in sixth place at...

October 29, 2010 | Pep Rally

October 29, 2010 | Pep Rally

October 29, 2010

2:15 a.m. Pep Rally co-host Zach Slater '11 joined the Girls Swimming and Diving Team on the field,  singing Lady Gaga's "Telephone" and waving a caution tape streamer while the team danced along. This event kicks off the homecoming festivities, culminating in a football game at home against Fairfield...

Zach Slater’s Library Performance

June 13, 2010

[youtube][/youtube] On Jun. 11 Zach Slater '11 got students excited for summer during the first lunch wave. Slater put a spin on Katy Perry's newest hit "California Gurls" and sung "Staples Swimming Gurls." He also performed Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance."

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February 24, 2010

Kelsey Landauer ‘12 Staff Writer The one place that you can see your classmates without any pants on—the Staples Pool house. This chlorine-filled haven is not only a great way to cool down and relax  in the middle of the day but also a graduation requirement. Staples requires that every student part...

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