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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 ...

Girls tennis falls to Andover in state semifinals to end season

Girls tennis falls to Andover in state semifinals to end season

June 17, 2015
Filed under Girls Tennis, Sports

On Wednesday, June 17, the girls tennis team lost to Andover, the defending state champions, 4-1 in the state semifinals. Brookline fell into a quick hole, with everyone losing their first sets except for senior Rachel Hechinger, who won 6-1, 6-0 and dominated from start to finish . Soon after, so...

Boys crew places first, eighth, 12th and 16th in Nationals

Boys crew places first, eighth, 12th and 16th  in Nationals

June 15, 2015
Filed under Boys Crew, Sports, Spring Sports

The boat crossed the finish line. It was like reliving a dream, the culmination of years of grueling work. Senior Jordi Cabanas had done it before, two years earlier, but with a different partner, Jack Ruske. His journey since then had its bumps, including a “leaky lung” that threatened his spot at t...

Girls Tennis ousts Barnstable to advance to sectional finals

Girls Tennis ousts Barnstable to advance to sectional finals

June 11, 2015
Filed under Girls Tennis, Spring Sports

On Thursday afternoon, June 10th, Waldstein Park bustled with energy as the girls tennis defeated Barnstable to move on to the Division I South Sectional Finals. As usual, Brookline’s top two players, freshman Sonya Khudyakov and senior Rachel Hechinger, were stellar. Khudyakov won 6-2, 6-2 and...

Boys tennis team dominates Framingham, heads to sectional finals

Boys tennis team dominates Framingham, heads to sectional finals

June 10, 2015
Filed under Boys Tennis, Sports, Spring Sports

On June 9th, the undefeated girls varsity team eliminated Newton North to advance to the sectional semi finals in an thrilling finish. Some members of the boys tennis team watched eagerly from the sidelines. On Thursday,  June 10th, the boys tennis team avoided the same dramatic finish by dismantlin...

Girls tennis team beats Newton North to advance to sectional semi finals

Girls tennis team beats Newton North to advance to sectional semi finals

June 9, 2015
Filed under Girls Tennis, Sports, Spring Sports

On Tuesday, June 9, the undefeated girls varsity tennis earned an exciting 4-1 victory Newton North in the sectional quarterfinal, advancing to the semi finals. Going into the competition, the team was undefeated, and needed to win 3 out of their 5 matches in order to advance to the semi finals. Coached...

Athletes awarded, hall of famers inducted at 2015 varsity banquet

Athletes awarded, hall of famers inducted at 2015 varsity banquet

May 27, 2015
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Spring Sports, Winter Sports

The Brookline High Athletic Department and Hall of Fame Committee held their 23rd Annual Hall of Fame and Varsity Banquet on Thursday, May 21, at Boston University’s Sherman Hall. Director of Athletics Peter Rittenburg and Assistant Headmaster Hal Mason started the series of speeches with welcoming...

Game of the Week: Varsity Lacrosse tops Dedham

Game of the Week: Varsity Lacrosse tops Dedham

May 13, 2015
Filed under Boys Lacrosse, Sports, Spring Sports

In bright, sunny weather, the high school’s varsity lacrosse team beat the Dedham Marauders 15-2 at home on Tuesday, May 5th. The match started at four at Downes Field. Before the match started, head coach Steve Zella explained his thoughts on how this year’s team is better than last year’s,...

Game of the Week: Boys Volleyball Drops Match to Newton North

Game of the Week: Boys Volleyball Drops Match to Newton North

April 7, 2015
Filed under Boys Volleyball, Sports, Spring Sports

The boys varsity volleyball team played their third match of the season Monday in an exciting game that ended in a 3-0 loss against Newton North. The match started at four in the Tappan gymnasium, with both teams eager to add a rivalry win to their record. The Tigers won the first few points in...

Spring preview 2014-2015

Spring preview 2014-2015

March 18, 2015
Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

Click on one of the photos to learn about the athlete's upcoming season! Kate Finnerty and Jacob Spiegel can be contacted at bhs.sagamore@gmail.com

2013-2014 most successful sports teams

May 28, 2014
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Spring Sports, Winter Sports

Brookline Varsity Basketball As expected, this past winter the boys varsity basketball team proved to be solid and cohesive, pulling together another successful season. Boys varsity basketball coach Luke Day said he is extremely proud of everything about the program right now. “I have an immense ...

Player profile: Celia Cummiskey, girls crew

May 28, 2014
Filed under Girls Crew, Player Profiles, Sports

Sag: How has joining crew affected your life? Cummiskey: When I’m doing crew, I’m much more focused on actually doing my schoolwork because I have less time to do it, so I don’t procrastinate. I like feeling like I’m fit, like I’m active. I think it makes me less jumpy during the day because...

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