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Staples’ sport teams should allow everyone to play, no matter their capabilities

Staples’ sport teams should allow everyone to play, no matter their capabilities

Maya Reiner ’21

November 24, 2018

At the beginning of each sports season, Staples’ students await tryouts. As kids bite their nails, bounce their legs and tap their feet on the floor, they anxiously wait to find out if they will be cut or not. But maybe we should rethink how we recruit and value high school sports. High school s...

A Guide for Freshman Year Tryouts

A Guide for Freshman Year Tryouts

December 12, 2017

By: Elle Fair '19 Freshman year is filled with intimidating people, large hallways, overcrowded cafeterias and confusing schedules. In addition to the academic and social changes, there also exists a transition from the Police Athletic League ( PAL) and youth leagues into freshman sports. It’s no...

Girl’s lacrosse preparing to take the field

Girl’s lacrosse preparing to take the field

Erin Lynch, Staff Writer

March 30, 2016

The Staples girls’ lacrosse team has yet to be named; however, the girls’ are already working hard to make this season memorable. “Everyone's been training harder than ever in the off season. We've all been doing body blast with G, workouts with coach Taylor, using a trainer in Darien, as wel...

Students train for tryouts

Students train for tryouts

Andrew Vester, Staff Writer

February 13, 2015

For many students, the week of March 23 may just be a typical school week.  But for athletes, these five days take on a whole new meaning: tryouts. The evaluations for Staples’ 13 spring sports teams begin on the Monday of this week, often times worrying those who roam the halls of the school every day.  Often times, the number of students vying for a spot far outweighs the...

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...

Freshmen feeling the heat

Freshmen feeling the heat

Ivy Prince, Staff Writer

September 7, 2014

High school is a big change from the middle school, whether its the academics or the social aspect. However, there is one thing that many students have a hard time adjusting to, no matter how prepared one thinks he or she is. The sports at Staples High School are extremely competitive and well known....

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