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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

Shift in outdoor track leadership

Shift in outdoor track leadership

May 21
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Coach Rittenburg? Yes, the boys indoor track team is now under the direction of Athletics Director Peter Rittenburg. This is Rittenburg’s first coaching gig during his tenure as Athletics Director. Rittenburg took over for longtime running coach and winner of numerous state championships, Michael Glennon. Glennon, typically a three season coach, had coached for many years. Un...

Students hope for more squash

Students hope for more squash

April 21
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Chemistry teacher Steve Lantos has a dream. A dream that requires quick feet, commitment, players, a competitive drive, and a glass box.  A dream for a squash team. “Squash is a great sport,” said Lantos. “As you get better and better, the game becomes a mix of choreography and c...

Rugby plagued by injuries

Rugby plagued by injuries

April 21
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This season, some rugby players walk onto the field expecting to become injured during a game. Sophomore Andres Marin sprained his ankle on a Monday, April 4 game against Xaverian Brothers High School after catching a pass and landing on his ankle the wrong way. “It’s my firs...

Finding passion through zumba

Finding passion through zumba

April 21
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Zumba. A fun word for a very fun activity. According to social worker Ayanna Kilpatrick, Zumba is a dance fitness program that combines different rhythms of Latin dance including reggaeton, salsa and merengue. It started in 1993, but in the past few years the fad has exploded. Currently, Zum...

Mount more than just a coach

Mount more than just a coach

April 21
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Girls tennis coach Dick Mount is approaching 27,000 sets of competitive tennis. He has won three major New England tennis awards, won 24 tournaments in Bermuda, boasts a winning percentage of 70.1, runs the Quincy Tennis Club and is in his 16th year of coaching tennis at BHS.  To top that off, he’s 77 years old. So why does Mount coach tennis? “I do it for the love of the game,” he sa...

Post-concussion injuries targeted in new state athletics policy

Post-concussion injuries targeted in new state athletics policy

April 21
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It was the playoffs. Senior Pietro Gaudiano leapt for the soaring ball, preparing to head it to his teammate. In midair, a defender collided with Gaudiano’s temple and down he went. The Warrior’s Nov. 10 match at Lincoln-Sudbury High School was Gaudiano’s last for Brookline. While he did not know it then, Gaudiano joined the ranks of the concussed with his fall. Thr...

Ben Notelovitz

Ben Notelovitz

March 25
Filed under Player Profiles

Senior Ben Notelovitz discovered his niche when he decided to quit the lacrosse team and tryout for the boy’s volleyball team last spring as a junior.  In his first season playing competitive volleyball, Notelovitz was a Bay State honorable mention and won his team’s Most Improved Player award. ...

Alexandra Wong

Alexandra Wong

March 25
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Senior Alexandra Wong has been playing softball since the fifth grade.  In her first spring season at BHS, she was named captain for the freshman team.  As captain for the junior varsity team during her sophomore year, she played mostly for the varsity squad.  While positioned either at third bas...

Athletics: The gateway to college

Athletics: The gateway to college

March 21
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The countless hours of grueling pain, sweat and hard work for high school athletics pays off for students who aspire to play sports after high school. But not everyone can play sports in college. During the five years that guidance counselor Eric Schiff has worked with seniors, only a handful of h...

Tim Gladyshev

Tim Gladyshev

February 25
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Senior Timothy Gladyshev is a prominent member of the boys swim team. Last year, he was the Massachusetts state champion in the 100-yard breastroke event. The year before, he came in second place in the Nebraska state meet as a sophomore.   Sag: How did you get into swimming? TG: I was ...

Jonah Morgenstern-Gaines

January 25
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Junior Jonah Morgenstern-Gaines is a two-sport athlete who plays offensive tackle for the football team in the fall and center for the basketball team in the winter.  He started playing football his freshman year, but he’s been playing basketball since he was six years old. Sag: Did you do any training for ...

Darcy Spence

Darcy Spence

January 25
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Junior Darcy Spence is a versatile athlete on the girls indoor track and field team who competes in short-distance and field events. Spence is determined, hard-working, and an essential part of the team. Head Coach Lee Eddy praises Spence for possessing “all of the competitive qualities a coach could a...

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