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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

Wrestling team promotes cohesiveness

Wrestling team promotes cohesiveness

January 18, 2013
Filed under Sports, Wrestling

For a sport played between two people, wrestling is actually about the whole team. Some think of wrestling as an individual sport, or even as a selfish one. A varsity team captain, senior Ramesses Akamefula experienced this firsthand when he decided to quit football to focus on his wrestling career. “I...

Fundraisers prove to be a vital part of the operation of sports teams

Fundraisers prove to be a vital part of the operation of sports teams

January 10, 2013
Filed under Skiing, Sports, Winter Sports

Any member of a sports team can tell you that it is a lot of responsibility to your teammates and coaches. But at the high school, students have a whole other hurdle: fundraising. Fundraising is a carefully orchestrated aspect of sports that athletes, coaches, and the administrators all participate...

Player Profile: Talia Lepson

Player Profile: Talia Lepson

March 10, 2012
Filed under Gymnastics, Player Profiles, Sports, Winter Sports

Q Is your team close? A We’re pretty close. Spending tons of time together everyday at practice brings us together in a way that just being in classes with people doesn’t. It allows us the time to get to know each other as athletes and as people, and that’s really helpful. Come competition ti...

Hockey players remain hopeful

March 2, 2012
Filed under Boys Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

Quick smiles surface on the beaming faces of the varsity hockey players when they talk about their team. “I think building a close team starts when you’re a freshman and getting included with older kids and being around older kids,” said senior Willie Sutcliff. “You try to continue that, and...

Unorthodox captainships prove effective

Unorthodox captainships prove effective

February 17, 2012
Filed under Girls Basketbal, Sports, Winter Sports

If you watched the Super Bowl this past February, you might have noticed that each team sent six captains to the center of the field for the coin toss. Six captains might seem like a lot for a high school sports team, but that and other unique captaincy setups have worked for several teams at the high school. ...

Track chemistry not affected by divisions

Track chemistry not affected by divisions

February 17, 2012
Filed under Boys Indoor Track, Sports, Winter Sports

Practices for the indoor track and field teams split athletes into different groups to train for their respective events, even if the goals of each athlete are different. While some train to improve in events and beat personal records, others do indoor track and field to condition for another sport. ...

Siblings push each other to the limit

Siblings push each other to the limit

February 17, 2012
Filed under Boys Crew, Fall Sports, Football, Girls Indoor Track, Girls Outdoor Track, Sports, Spring Sports, Winter Sports

Teammates often say they feel like siblings, but for some athletes, they actually are. Senior Leon Scott has never been without a brother by his side. Leon has been on baseball, basketball and swim teams throughout his life with both his older brother Irvin, a BHS alumnus, and his younger brother...

Change to ski team policy brings added cost

February 13, 2012
Filed under Skiing, Sports, Winter Sports

Despite the downhill trend of the economy, cost restraints should not stop students from considering what could be a well-earned health and fitness credit. The ski team welcomes new members, and although there is no official financial aid, assistant coach Adam Wolf assures there are ways to meet the...

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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