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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

Swim and dive cap off perfect season

Swim and dive cap off perfect season

Sophie Hafner, Staff Writer
November 10
Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Swim and Dive, Showcase, Sports

Clamorous cheers filled the air. This was the moment they had all been waiting for. Tied for points, it all came down to these last few swimmers in the final race of the night, a 4x100 freestyle relay. They couldn’t lose to Newton North, their biggest rivals. The swimmers took off, and the nerves in...

Powderpuff unifies students in intense rivalries

Powderpuff unifies students in intense rivalries

Sophie Hafner
November 7
Filed under Sports

A lone student walks down the hall. As they turn the corner they see a hoard of cheering people decked in blue costumes and facepaint. Every inch of the hallway is covered in bright blue streamers, lights and decorations. The best day of the year has officially begun.   Powderpuff is not only th...

Player Profile: Alex Van Overbeeke-Costello

Player Profile: Alex Van Overbeeke-Costello

Daisy Elliot, Staff Writer
November 7
Filed under Cheerleading, Sports

How long have you been doing cheerleading? I started as a sophomore. I had no experience before that. What is your role as captain for cheerleading? I think I do a lot to keep the morale high, like making sure that everybody is feeling good about what they are doing because cheerleading is a h...

Williams’ enthusiasm and organization establishes athletic spirit within school

Williams’ enthusiasm and organization establishes athletic spirit within school

Jordan Watts, Staff Writer
November 7
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Countless students at the high school represent the Warriors when they participate in sports after school. But most students don’t know the people working behind the scenes, including Assistant Athletics Director Kyle Williams. Williams works hard to keep the athletics department running smoothly...

Water polo team allows players to stay in shape

Water polo team allows players to stay in shape

Marco Georgaklis, Breaking News Writing Editor
October 29
Filed under Fall Sports, Showcase, Sports

Squash, curling and fencing were all clubs before successfully transforming into official sports that offer formal coaching as well as a health and fitness credit. Now, many students have devoted their time and effort to create an opportunity for another sport, water polo.

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New JV girls soccer coach brings extensive experience

New JV girls soccer coach brings extensive experience

Jillian Goldstein, Opinions Writing Editor
October 29
Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Soccer, Showcase, Sports

A team of soccer players relies on their coach to succeed. The coach must be a leader, role model and friend to form proper bonds and to develop new skills. This role cannot be filled by just anyone. The girls junior varsity soccer team has a new coach this year, Charlton MacVeagh, who has been hea...

Athletes Achieve National Rankings

Athletes Achieve National Rankings

Valentina Rojas-Posada, Breaking News Managing Editor
October 29
Filed under Boys Cross Country, Fall Sports, Showcase, Sports, Squash, Winter Sports

National rankings are not awarded to typical athletes. Whether rankings are based off how well your team does, how much you contribute or if you are solely ranked in order of time, nationally ranked athletes have devoted their life to their sport and their hard work pays off. At the high school we ...

Assistant coaches support players

Assistant coaches support players

Ethan Gainsboro
October 19
Filed under Boys Cross Country, Boys Soccer, Football

“Two heads are better than one,” so does this mean the more assistant coaches for a sports team, the better? Head coaches tend to get the most attention, but assistant coaches can be just as valuable, especially for large teams. According to assistant cross country coach Nellie Triedman, one of...

Fall Sports Score Tracker

Fall Sports Score Tracker

Leon Yang, Co-Editor-in-Chief
September 9
Filed under Boys Cross Country, Boys Golf, Boys Soccer, Cheerleading, Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Football, Girls Cross Country, Girls Soccer, Girls Swim and Dive, Girls Volleyball, Sports

Stay tuned for the scores of your favorite fall sports teams! Graphics by Leon Yang

Youth sports programs give advantage to high school athletes

Youth sports programs give advantage to high school athletes

Rachel Myers, Staff Writer
May 24
Filed under Sports

For freshman Jamie Martinez, the last few weeks of summer before coming to the high school were spent doing intense strength and conditioning in preparation for the high school’s girls soccer team. Fortunately for Martinez, playing a multitude of sports since she was 5 years old was all she needed. ...

Ultimate Disc experiences influx in popularity

Ultimate Disc experiences influx in popularity

Erez Ben-Akiva, Website Manager
May 24
Filed under Spring Sports

When ultimate disc became an organized sport at the high school just last year, it had just one coed team and one coach. Now, in only its second year of being an organized team at the high school, ultimate disc has a girls team, a boys varsity team and two boys junior varsity teams. According to...

Money in sports creates unfair advantages

Money in sports creates unfair advantages

Haley Bayne, News Section Editor
May 24
Filed under Sports

Being involved in athletics necessitates money, but how are sports and money truly related? While the high school’s athletic programs do cost money, students often have the most trouble paying for outside training that they feel is necessary for success on a high school team. When registering to...

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