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Winter sports athletes respond to CIAC announcement

The girls’ basketball team finished their 2019-2020 season with an overall record of 18-2. After losing five seniors, this team has been working hard this off season to have another dominant season.
November 23, 2020

In a year full of uncertainties, the athletes of Staples High School hoped their sports season would carry on as normal. But the CIAC recently announced their decision to postpone winter sports until Jan....

Staples girls’ track help fight COVID-19

When the individuals completed their miles for the day, they held up a sign and took a picture. In total, the team ran 190 miles.
May 10, 2020

Day after day, healthcare workers around the world are fighting this vicious virus: COVID-19. The doctors and nurses come out of the hospital with rigid marks all over their face from hours upon hours...

Winter sports teams celebrate successes, reflect on season

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

Petition for track to be named after coach Lawrence

Petition for track to be named after coach Lawrence
October 19, 2019

Andrew Colabella, a representative of RTM district four, created a petition two weeks ago to name the new Staples track after Laddie Lawrence ’64, head coach of boys’ cross country and indoor and outdoor...

Indoor track hopes to maintain success, strengthen all events

The boys' track team sprints around the track at a meet.
December 10, 2018

The Staples boys’ indoor track and field team hopes to sustain their success coming off of last year, while making minor improvements in team depth and other areas. Staples came in third place in...

Will Landowne dominates indoor track season

Will Landowne dominates indoor track season
February 28, 2018

By Matt Engler '18

Landowne becomes fastest 3000 meter high-school runner in the country this season

Landowne becomes fastest 3000 meter high-school runner in the country this season
January 22, 2018

By Izzy Connors '18 Will Landowne ’18 became the current fastest high schooler in the country to run the 3000 meter (1.8 miles) this season, with a time of 8 minutes and 34 seconds on Jan. 21 in New...

Track and field squeaks by to capture state championship

Track and field squeaks by to capture state championship
June 5, 2017

By Shane Rabacs '18 The boys’ track and field team won the class LL state championship Thursday, June 2, defeating Danbury by 2.5 points. The event was delayed Wednesday after thunderstorms occurred...

Siblings form strong bonds through playing the same sports

Siblings form strong bonds through playing the same sports
April 3, 2017

By: Alexandra Sprouls ’19 and Hannah Bolandian ’19 Strong bonds of friendship that can last a lifetime are often made through the competitive atmosphere of sports. For siblings, their existing bond...

Ahmad named Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year

Zak Ahmad finishes in first a the 2016 boys’ cross country FCIACS.
February 15, 2017

By: Liv Ronca Zak Ahmad ’17, who placed first at indoor track FCIACs and States,  has been named Gatorade Track Athlete of the Year in Connecticut for his performance on the boys’ cross country...

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...

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