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Fundraising pays dividends for athletes

Fundraising pays dividends for athletes

Colby Sutton, Staff Writer
March 20, 2017
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 vary training intensity over break

Teams vary training intensity over break

Marco Georgaklis, Breaking News Writing Editor
February 1, 2017
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...

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, 2017
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...

Track, swim, dive set records

Track, swim, dive set records

Leon Yang, Sports Writing Editor
April 19, 2016
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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PLAYER PROFILE: Bobby Stitt, boys diving

PLAYER PROFILE: Bobby Stitt, boys diving

Karina Lorenzo, Staff Writer
March 21, 2016
Filed under Boys Swim and Dive, Player Profiles, Sports, Winter Sports

In diving, it’s not really physical because you're only in the air for a couple seconds. So, just mentally being able to think about the dive and perform it while you’re in the air for a brief amount of time is very, very difficult to do.

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Boys diving team develops mental aspect of sport

Boys diving team develops mental aspect of sport

Ani Mathison, Staff Writer
January 21, 2016
Filed under Boys Swim and Dive, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

In sports such as hockey or soccer, the physicality of the sport is seen as the hardest part of it. However, according to members of the boys diving team, diving is more of a mental sport, and getting past certain mental barriers can pose challenges.

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Boys swim and dive team dominates Milton in final home meet

Boys swim and dive team dominates Milton in final home meet

Jason Altshuler, Staff Writer
January 20, 2016
Filed under Boys Swim and Dive, Game Recaps, Showcase, Sports, Uncategorized, Winter Sports

Brookline’s swimming was strong from the beginning of the meet to the end. In 11 out of the 12 events, the Brookline’s three swimmers came in first, second, and third place.

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PLAYER PROFILE: David Knopov, boys varsity swimming

PLAYER PROFILE: David Knopov, boys varsity swimming

Mia Abulaf, Staff Writer
January 13, 2016
Filed under Boys Swim and Dive, Player Profiles, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

It has taught me a lot of things about working hard. What you put in, you get out. It’s not like other sports where you can take a break and come back and do well. It’s like everyday you have to swim and everyday you have to get better.

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Boys swim and dive maintains perfect season with win over Newton North

Boys swim and dive maintains perfect season with win over Newton North

Ani Mathison, Staff Writer
January 10, 2016
Filed under Boys Swim and Dive, Game Recaps, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

Sam Klein / Sagamore Staff The boys swim and dive team put up a valiant effort against Newton North Friday, beating them 104- 81. They improved their record to 3-0 on the season.

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Boys swim and dive team shatters records

Boys swim and dive team shatters records

March 31, 2014
Filed under Boys Swim and Dive, Sports

The boys varsity swimming and diving team dominated the chlorine this winter with a successful undefeated season of 10-0, finishing seventh place as a team in the Central/ South Sectional Championships and 10th place as a team for all of Massachusetts in the states competition, breaking nine new pers...

Player Profile: Ben Pollak, swimming

December 19, 2013
Filed under Boys Swim and Dive, Player Profiles, Sports

Sag: What have you learned from your sport that you can use in everyday life? Pollack: Swimming is a sport where you really have to work hard to get better and see your hard work pay off when you race. You can definitely take the same kind of lessons into everyday life. You work hard, and you see y...

Online Exclusive: New diving coach infuses structure

Online Exclusive: New diving coach infuses structure

February 4, 2012
Filed under Boys Swim and Dive, Winter Sports

It's hard to work on your dive when there's no one to help with it. Unfortunately, junior John Nurme and the rest of his team have had to learn this the hard way. Since the start of the boys swim team's season back in November, there have been difficulties in filling both the general swim coach's posi...

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