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Boys indoor track sends eight runners to All-State meet

Boys indoor track sends eight runners to All-State meet

Kayla McKeon, Staff Writer
March 7, 2016
Filed under Game Recaps, Girls Indoor Track, Sports, Winter Sports

Eight members of the boys indoor track team qualified for the MIAA All-State Indoor Championships. The number of events they qualified for was the most since 2008. The Championships took place on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center in Boston.

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Girls basketball falls in hard-fought contest on emotion-filled Senior Night

Girls basketball falls in hard-fought contest on emotion-filled Senior Night

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
February 25, 2016
Filed under Game Recaps, Girls Basketball, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

Energized by T.I’s song “Bring Em Out,” which blared out of the loudspeakers in the Schluntz Gymnasium, Brookline’s girls varsity basketball team stormed onto the court to warm up for their seniors’ last game of the season on Thursday, Feb. 25 against the Needham Rockets.

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Boys basketball defeated by Burke in final game

Boys basketball defeated by Burke in final game

Evan Marohn, Staff Writer
February 25, 2016
Filed under Boys Basketball, Game Recaps, Sports, Winter Sports

The boys basketball team fell in an overtime defeat by a score of 67-63 on Wednesday, Feb. 24, to the Bulldogs of Burke High School of Boston, finishing the season with a 5-15 record.

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Boys hockey shows perseverance in loss to Everett

Boys hockey shows perseverance in loss to Everett

Karina Lorenzo and Iman Khan
February 7, 2016
Filed under Boys Hockey, Game Recaps, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

The high school’s boys varsity hockey team lost against Everett High School with a score of 1-7 at Boston University’s Walter Brown Arena on Saturday, February 6. This made them officially eliminated from the run to playoffs. However, their perseverance as a team did not falter at any point in the game.

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Girls hockey prevails over Newton North

Girls hockey prevails over Newton North

Ella Kitterman, Staff Writer
February 6, 2016
Filed under Game Recaps, Girls Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

he combined hockey team of Brookline and Newton South girls finally broke through to capture their first ever combined victory against both schools’ long time rival Newton North last Wednesday, Feb. 3, winning 5-2 and improving its record to 8-6-4.

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What does a fall sports practice look like at the high school?

What does a fall sports practice look like at the high school?

Sofia Georgaklis, Sports Writing Editor
February 3, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

The Sagamore broke down how each fall sports team at the high school spends their practice. We asked athletes on each team what a typical practice consists of.

Concussions hinder athletic and academic performance

Sofia Georgaklis, Sports Editor
February 3, 2016
Filed under Sports

Every year, approximately 3.8 million Americans suffer a concussion as a result of sport and physical activity, according to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. A concussion is a mild type of brain injury. This brain trauma can cause severe headaches and dizziness as well as an end to an athlete’s...

Teams enforce athlete GPA policy

Teams enforce athlete GPA policy

Jake Brodsky, News Writing Editor
February 3, 2016
Filed under Boys Tennis, Fall Sports, Football, Girls Volleyball, Showcase, Sports

The thrill of representing the high school on a sports team and wearing the iconic blue or white jersey is, as varsity football coach and health and fitness teacher Keith Thomas put it, “a privilege, not a right.” With this privilege comes a certain responsibility to maintain academic standards ...

Lack of Facilities

Lack of Facilities

Sam Klein, Visuals Manager
February 3, 2016
Filed under Boys Soccer, Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Football, Girls Soccer, Sports

Of the 10 varsity sports that the high school offers in the fall, only half of them practice at the high school. The only varsity fall teams that compete at the high school are girls volleyball and girls swim and dive. Boys junior varsity soccer also practices and competes at the high school.

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Committed Athletes

Committed Athletes

Noa Dalzell, Managing Sports Editor
February 2, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Senior Max Bochman always knew he would play football in college. He began playing when he was 7 years old “to be just like his brothers” but soon made it his mission to continue playing the sport competitively after high school.

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Underclassmen undergo growth on varsity sports teams

Underclassmen undergo growth on varsity sports teams

Maya Page, Staff Writer
February 1, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Freshman varsity volleyball player Natalija Beslic wraps her arms around her teammates as they huddle during the match. Despite being new to the school and the team, she is no longer insecure on and off the court. Her nerves settle, her confidence rises, and she feels the support of her new teammate...

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