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Staples boys’ cross country dominates field in FCIAC victory

Staples boys’ cross country dominates field in FCIAC victory

Zach Horowitz '19, Web News Editor

October 22, 2016

Zach Horowitz '19 The Staples boys’ cross country team placed first at the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) Championships on Wed. afternoon. This was the first title that Staples cross country brought back to Westport in 12 years. Staples was an underdog to Danbury entering ...

The journey that is mononucleosis

The journey that is mononucleosis

Ben Foster, Staff Writer

June 18, 2016

I walk up to the starting line, take a deep breath and hear the gun. Before I even realize it, I’ve run the four fastest laps of my life. Immediately following the race, I’m embraced by my teammates and fans but don’t hear a word as I try to catch my breath and gather my bearings. *24 hou...

Reece Schachne aims to shatter school record

Reece Schachne aims to shatter school record

Alix Sommers, Staff Writer

May 6, 2016

Reece Schachne ’16 has been competing in javelin for over three seasons on the Staples High School girls’ track and field team, her commitment and focus are the keys to her success on the field. Standing at 6’1’’ and with a personal best throw of 127’ 2”, Schachne has made it to New...

Girls’ and Boys’ track run at State Opens

Girls’ and Boys’ track run at State Opens

Jack Zeldes, Staff Writer

February 28, 2016

On Saturday Feb. 20, while most Staples students were enjoying their vacations, the girls’ and boys’ track teams had other ideas. Running at the annual State Opens in New Haven, the boys raced to a sixth place finish while the girls placed in seventh. The boys, led by Yale bound James Lewis ‘16...

Girl’s Indoor track is proving to be successful

Girl’s Indoor track is proving to be successful

Emma Greenberg, Staff Writer

January 13, 2016

With two meets finished and six more underway in January, the girl’s indoor track team team is off to a strong start. The team has been practicing six days a week and has been seeing favorable results in practices. Both upper and underclassmen have been giving their all in hopes of achieving a suc...

Hannah DeBalsi Featured By “Sports Illustrated”

Hannah DeBalsi Featured By “Sports Illustrated”

Casey Lu, Staff Writer

December 20, 2015

On Wednesday, Dec. 16, Staples’ very own track and cross country athlete, Hannah DeBalsi ‘16, joined the ranks of Serena Williams and Michael Phelps. Just like the privilege afforded to famed athletes, DeBalsi received the honor of being covered by “Sports Illustrated.”   DeBalsi was profi...

Staples’ Boys Cross Country Takes Home the State Opens Title

Staples' Boys Cross Country Takes Home the State Opens Title

Alex Spadacenta, Staff Writer

November 16, 2015

On Friday Nov. 6, the Staples boys’ cross country team traveled to Wickham Park and won the state open title, scoring a total of 108 points and beating Danbury by 13. The boys worked hard throughout the offseason in order to prepare themselves for this season. “As we say in cross country,...

Superstar Runner Hannah DeBalsi Commits to Stanford

Superstar Runner Hannah DeBalsi Commits to Stanford

Emma Lederer, Staff Writer

October 22, 2015

On Tuesday night, Oct. 20 at exactly 9:45 p.m., Hannah DeBalsi posted a status on Facebook. It read: “Stanford Class of 2020!!!” Within moments, congratulations flooded the post-- friends, family, and acquaintances alike expressed how happy they were for the nationally-ranked runner. DeBalsi is well-kno...

Boys’ Cross Country Dominates Dual Meet

Led by Captains Chase Gornbein ‘16, Ben Foster ‘16, and James Lewis ‘16, the Wreckers raced to victory.

Jack Zeldes, Staff Writer

October 17, 2015

The Staples Boys’ Cross Country team continued their dominance this fall season as they beat Ridgefield, Darien and Brien McMahon high schools. So far, the Wreckers have won every one of their dual meets, meets against fellow FCIAC opponents and have placed highly at coveted regional meets. However, with ...

Staples Boys’ XC runs to third place in Bowdoin

Staples Boys’ XC runs to third place in Bowdoin

Jack Zeldes, Staff Writer

September 29, 2015

This past Saturday Sept 27, 2015, the Staples boys’ cross country team earned a third place finish at the prestigious Bowdoin classic in Wappinger Falls, New York. Racing against the Christian Brothers Academy, the number one ranked team in the country, the cross country team was able to receive third place on the ...

Staples speeds by McMahon

Talia Hendel, Web Managing Editor

May 14, 2015

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Laddie Lawrence inducted into Coaches Hall of Fame

Laddie Lawrence inducted into Coaches Hall of Fame

Alex Spadacenta, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

On Tuesday, March 24, it was announced that longtime Staples cross country and track coach John “Laddie” Lawrence will be initiated into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame (NHSACA). The former Staples teacher and highly praised coach is one of 30 being recognized from a total of 16 states by NHSACA, which was ...

Debalsi runs her way to All-American

Debalsi runs her way to All-American

Jack Zeldes, Staff Writer

December 18, 2014

While most juniors at Staples High School were taking the ACT on Saturday, December 13, Hannah Debalsi ‘16 had different plans. In San Diego, California, the track star placed 5th and earned All-American honors at the Foot Locker Cross Country National Championship at Balboa Park. “The race went out really fast, which is expected at a national meet. I...

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