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Staples High School defeated Bassick High School by a whopping 42 points as Wreckers defeated the Lions by a score of 84-42. (Photo by William Murray 25)

Boys’ basketball trounces Bassick in straightforward win

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor February 19, 2024

The Staples boys’ basketball team won by their largest margin of victory on Friday night at Staples High School, defeating the Bassick Lions by 42 points in a one-sided, 84-42 matchup. Staples never...

The Staples Wreckers fell to the Ridgefield Tigers 48-46 in a thrilling matchup. (Photo by William Murray ’25)

Boys’ basketball handed first loss of season in tight matchup against Ridgefield

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor January 12, 2024

The Staples Wreckers were narrowly defeated, 48-46, by the Ridgefield Tigers in their opening game of FCIAC play. After making a run to the state championship in the 2022-23 season, Coach Goldshore...

Participating in physical activity can help relieve stress and improve their overall performance in the classroom.

Staples students should have the option for additional exercise throughout the school day

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor January 4, 2024

When I was in elementary school, recess was always my favorite part of the day. It was the time when all of my friends and I could get a break from the classroom and play soccer as if we were playing in...

The Staples Wreckers varsity football team shut out the Southington Blue Knights 41-0. The Wreckers advance to the state championship on Saturday, Dec. 9 and will face the West Haven Blue Devils.

Staples football thrashes Southington, advances to first championship game in 12 years

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor December 5, 2023

On a rainy Sunday high school football playoff game at Paul Lane Field, the Staples Wreckers (11-1) emphatically defeated the Southington Blue Knights (7-5) 41-0 to advance to their first Connecticut Class...

Staples boys’ soccer took down Warde 3-0 at Fairfield Warde High School. (Photo by William Murray 25)

Staples cruises past Fairfield Warde in fiery battle

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor October 8, 2023

The blazing hot Staples boys’ soccer team kept their unbeaten season alive as they defeated Fairfield Warde 3-0 this past Friday, Oct. 6 in an under-the-lights contest. A pair of goals from Emmett...

The Staples Wreckers and the Stamford Black Knights squared off in a tight FCIAC battle; the game finished 1-1. (Photo by William Murray 25)

Boys’ soccer drops first points of season, tie Stamford

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor September 25, 2023

Two FCIAC powerhouses in the Staples Wreckers and the Stamford Black Knights squared off on Sept. 21 resulting in a 1-1 contest. The match was tight all the way through, with both teams showing good...

Despite the loss, Staples boys’ basketball had a record-breaking season. (Photo by Mark Sikorski)

Boys’ basketball caps off historic season with tough loss at Mohegan Sun Arena

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor March 27, 2023

Each year, the Connecticut high school basketball teams who reach the state finals earn the reward to play the game at Mohegan Sun Arena. In the Division II state boys championship game, Staples High School...

Beyond just the entertainment of the games, March Madness brings people together through brackets, where people try to correctly pick the outcome of each game. (Photo by William Murray 25)

Excitement brews as March Madness nears

William Murray '25, Web Sports Editor March 7, 2023

Each year, a bracket of 68 men's college basketball teams make up March Madness, an event widely regarded as one of the most exciting sporting events in the United States. From overtime thrillers, to underdog...

Charlie Honig ’23 shoots two at the free throw line with just over a minute left in regulation time (Photo by William Murray 25)

Boys’ basketball narrowly falls to Wilton in instant classic

William Murray ’25, Web Sports Editor February 6, 2023

The Staples Wreckers boys’ basketball team suffered their third defeat of the season, losing 69-68 in an overtime thriller against the Wilton Warriors on Jan. 31. Led by Cody Sale ’23, who notched...

Excessively expensive tickets for sporting events makes it increasingly difficult for fans to support their team

Expensive ticket prices creates difficulty in attending events, unfairly hurting supporters

William Murray '25, Web Sports Editor November 22, 2022

Due to how expensive ticket sales have become in recent years, it is increasingly difficult for the average American to watch their favorite sports team play live. Going to see sporting events shouldn’t...

Staples and Brien McMahon players battle for possession of the ball. (Photo by William Murray ’25)

Girls’ soccer dominates Brien McMahon enroute to 3-0 victory

William Murray '25, Web Sports Editor October 31, 2022

In the first round of the FCIAC playoffs, the Staples girls’ soccer team put on a strong display against Brien McMahon, earning them a 3-0 win and punching their ticket to the semifinals. Seeking...

Staples graduate Katie Simons ’22 is a freshman at University of Southern California

Success after Staples: Wreckers fare at prestigious universities

William Murray '25, Web Sports Editor October 9, 2022

Staples High School has a stellar reputation for getting their students into college. The Wreckers have been recognized by numerous different sites regarding their accomplishment of preparing their kids...

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