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Team managers: the unsung heroes

Team managers: the unsung heroes

Yuen Ting Chow, Staff Writer
January 15, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

“Who are these people?” senior wrestler Carson Murphy thought when a few non-wrestlers started regularly attending practices last year. Fast forward to today, Murphy is nothing but grateful for them. Being a team manager gives students the opportunity to learn about the tactics of a sport, help...

Gymnasts face lack of coach and facilities

Gymnasts face lack of coach and facilities

Marco Georgaklis, Staff Writer
March 23, 2016
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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PLAYER PROFILE: Elizabeth Webler, girls varsity basketball

PLAYER PROFILE: Elizabeth Webler, girls varsity basketball

Karina Lorenzo, Staff Writer
March 22, 2016
Filed under Girls Basketball, Player Profiles, Sports, Winter Sports

You definitely meet a lot of people, so it’s affected me socially. All my friends play sports, and I pretty much met them all through sports.

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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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Ski team succeeds despite weather difficulties

Ski team succeeds despite weather difficulties

Rachel Myers, Staff Writer
March 17, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Skiing, Sports, Winter Sports

As the temperatures drop, downhill skiing begins to attract athletes of all abilities. New England is a place which normally receives a great deal of snow, but as skiers began preparing for the ski season this year, they were surprised by the unusual lack of snowfall.

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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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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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New squash team gains popularity for various reasons

New squash team gains popularity for various reasons

Ben Mandl, Staff Writer
January 18, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Squash, Winter Sports

The player steps onto the court. It’s just him and his opponent. They both face the wall as the player serves, tossing the ball up and hitting it into the wall, making sure that the ball goes above the service line and the player stays in the box. His opponent slams the ball back against the wall. This continues until it bounces twice on the ground. This is the game of squash.

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