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  • March 27School Committee Meeting: March 30 at 6:00 PM in the Walsh School Committee Room, 5th Floor, Town Hall.

  • March 27 Brookline High School Dance Marathon for Boston Children’s Hospital: April 13th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Brookline Teen Center.

  • March 27College panel for students with learning differences will be held on Tuesday, April 4th at 7 pm in the MLK room

Team traditions promote unity

Team traditions promote unity

Kendall McGowan, Managing News Editor
November 30
Filed under Boys Soccer, Fall Sports, Sports

Bushy beards on the faces of Red Sox players, fans and even the mascot have created a communal atmosphere of victory and joy everywhere this fall. Some of the high school’s sports teams also have traditions prior to a big tournament which bring its members closer together. When the varsity boys ...

Soccer team persists despite racial slurs

Soccer team persists despite racial slurs

November 24
Filed under Boys Soccer, Sports

The varsity boys soccer team said that trash talking went too far at a recent home game when a Framingham soccer player directed a racial slur at two Brookline players, sophomores Elijah Elmore and Tonnis James. Although the referees said they did not hear or see what occurred, this event marked a pivot...

Competition heats up prior to Powderpuff

Competition heats up prior to Powderpuff

November 24
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

For many years, Powder Puff has followed a pretty predictable trend: the senior girls, in one of their last hurrahs here at the school, triumph over the junior girls. However, for the past two years, the juniors have come out on top. With the class of 2014 pulling off a stunning upset last year, t...

Player Profile: Jason Fehrnstrom, boys cross country

Player Profile: Jason Fehrnstrom, boys cross country

Sofia Tong, Staff Writer
November 23
Filed under Boys Cross Country, Fall Sports, Player Profiles, Sports

Sag: Do you think you have changed since you started cross country? Fehrnstrom: Before I didn’t really think running was a sport, but now I respect it a lot, and it’s not an instant love, but when you put in a lot of hard work, and you see how far you’ve come, you start to really like it. Sag: Wh...

New volleyball coach serves up success

New volleyball coach serves up success

November 22
Filed under Girls Volleyball, Sports

It is not often that you see a team in any sport with only one regular season loss on their record. It is even rarer to see a new coach patrolling that team’s sidelines. This season, the varsity girls volleyball team underwent a change in leadership when Shayna Orent was hired as the new coach. A...

Golf coach hones in on player mentality

November 22
Filed under Boys Golf, Sports

“The day I stop getting nervous is the day I retire,” varsity golf coach Bill Camelio said. Camelio has been coaching at the high school for 16 years and has no plans to retire soon. Prior to his arrival at the high school, Camelio coached baseball at Needham High School and Newton South High School ...

Timeline: boys varsity soccer 2013

Timeline: boys varsity soccer 2013

November 21
Filed under Boys Soccer, Fall Sports, Sports

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Boys varsity football team seeks redemption in annual Thanksgiving day showdown

November 20
Filed under Football, Sports

Having lost to Newton North High School last year, the varsity football team is looking for a different result in this year’s Thanksgiving day game. “For me personally, it’s kind of about redeeming ourselves from last year,” senior Ben Knopf said. “The two years where I’ve played varsity, ...

Preseason party leads to several soccer suspensions

October 15
Filed under Boys Soccer, Fall Sports, Girls Soccer, Sports

Following a preseason party, 12 student athletes, eight from girls soccer and four from boys soccer, were suspended from their respective teams The party, hosted by a member of the boys varsity soccer team, took place on Monday, Aug. 26, the first official day of preseason, according to a junior who...

New football coach fosters team unity

New football coach fosters team unity

October 15
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

Being new to a group with its own unique culture and complexities is rarely an easy experience. This year, health and fitness teacher Keith Thomas is new to the high school’s varsity football team, and he is determined to have a positive impact on the team culture. Thomas became the varsity football c...

Resignation of varsity football coach sparks discussion of vision for athletics department

Resignation of varsity football coach sparks discussion of vision for athletics department

March 27
Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Sports

In a letter sent to the Boston Herald, Kevin Mahoney announced his resignation as the head coach of the varsity football team, citing a “vision for the football program that is not the same as the athletic director’s (Pete Rittenburg)”. Mahoney was hired in April 2010 and coached the team to a 6-27 record in the Bay State Conference during his three-year ten...

Sports offer English language learners an outlet

Sports offer English language learners an outlet

February 4
Filed under Boys Soccer, Fall Sports, Girls Swim and Dive, Sports

A little girl took the first step off her plane and into America. She carried wrinkled letters and gifts from her friends which she had re-read numerous times. Her family lugged around 10 big boxes, three suitcases and her dog as they navigated from the airport to their hotel. She found it unreal tha...

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