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Fundraising pays dividends for athletes

Fundraising pays dividends for athletes

Colby Sutton, Staff Writer
March 20
Filed under Boys Crew, Boys Swim and Dive, Cheerleading, Girls Crew, Showcase, Sports

Many sports teams get the opportunity to travel around the country and compete against some of the nation’s toughest competition. As they catch the country’s attention, they help to put Brookline on the map. The trip helps teams establish a community as tight knit as a family. It is beneficial f...

Teams combat stress through yoga

Teams combat stress through yoga

Chloe Barber, Staff Writer
March 12
Filed under Boys Hockey, Showcase, Skiing, Sports, Winter Sports

Athletes are scattered around the room, waiting for practice to start. The coach walks in and everyone knows it’s time to begin. But instead of heading towards the exercise machines, everyone grabs a thin mat, unrolls it on the floor and begins in Downward Dog. Many winter sports teams complete a yoga rou...

Player Profile: Henry Shaffer

Player Profile: Henry Shaffer

Sarah Hughes, Staff Writer
February 3
Filed under Showcase, Skiing, Sports

Junior Henry Shaffer has been skiing since he was 5 years old, and it’s his third year on the alpine ski team. Even though he is in the China Exchange program and will have to miss states, he looks forward to supporting his teammates while he is here. The team hopes to increase the number of skier...

Teams vary training intensity over break

Teams vary training intensity over break

Marco Georgaklis, Breaking News Writing Editor
February 1
Filed under Boys Swim and Dive, Girls Indoor Track, Showcase, Skiing, Sports

Winter break is often a time spent with family to rest and recover. But for athletes, it is also a time to prepare for the season and to ramp up the intensity of practice. Because each sport has its own attendance policy,  the number of practices over break and the ability to miss these practice...

What do you need to excel at hockey?

What do you need to excel at hockey?

Josh Gladstone, Staff Writer
January 30
Filed under Boys Hockey, Showcase, Sports

In this clip, Nick Dahlborg, a sophomore on the boys varsity hockey team, is practicing his shot.  He is working on his snap shot, one of the primary types of shots in hockey, which is used in closer distance situations for a quick release and a spurt of power.   ...

Fencing team looks to win a state title

Fencing team looks to win a state title

Sabrina Zhou, Staff Writer
January 26
Filed under Fencing, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

Imagine having to be on guard all the time, always analyzing and thinking one step ahead of everyone you meet. This year, with numerous hours of training and the right mindset, the fencing team wants to win a state title. According to junior Saam Rasool,  with dedication and practice, it is po...

Player Profile: Sydney Jones

Player Profile: Sydney Jones

Zoe Videlefsky, Staff Writer
January 23
Filed under Girls Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Sydney Jones is a freshman on the girls varsity basketball team. Jones comes from a basketball family. Her father is the men's basketball coach at Boston University. She has played basketball her whole life, and just last year went with her team to Junior Nationals. Sydney is a point guard.   ...

Boys swim and dive defeats rival Framingham in close contest

Boys swim and dive defeats rival Framingham in close contest

Leon Yang, Co-Editor-in-Chief
January 12
Filed under Boys Swim and Dive, Showcase, Sports

The boys swim and dive team defeated Framingham 95-91 on Jan. 10, 2017. Leading the warriors, senior Andrey Nosatov won the 200 freestyle and 500 freestyle. Senior Dan Katz placed first in the 100 backstroke. Junior Reo Shimbori won the 50 freestyle, and freshman Elan Katz won the 100 butterfly. Brookline...

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 ...

Track, swim, dive set records

Track, swim, dive set records

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
April 19
Filed under Boys Indoor Track, Boys Swim and Dive, Fall Sports, Girls Indoor Track, Girls Swim and Dive, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

Throughout the long history of the high school, students have left their mark on athletics by setting school records. So far this year, multiple records have been broken in track and field and swimming and diving.

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Top Moments in Winter Sports

Top Moments in Winter Sports

Sam Klein, Visuals Manager
March 28
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

Check out the best moments from this past winter season!

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Gymnasts face lack of coach and facilities

Gymnasts face lack of coach and facilities

Marco Georgaklis, Staff Writer
March 23
Filed under Gymnastics, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

Entering the season, the team was not sure if their program would continue. Previous coaches had quit only a month before the season, and the athletic department was desperately looking for new coaching. In addition, only three members were signed up going into the season. According to Assistant Athletic Director Kyle Williams, the gymnasts were distraught.

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