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Spring season presents new athletic options for seniors

Spring season presents new athletic options for seniors

Maddie Nagler, Sports Writing Editor

March 21, 2017

Senioritis: A loss of motivation is school work or school-related activities. Everyone knows that as the school year goes on, seniors tend to shift their focus from completing work to spending more time with friends. Therefore, one may expect that in congruence with losing interest in doing school work, ...

Pole vaulter launches his way onto the track team

Pole vaulter launches his way onto the track team

Becky Perelman

March 20, 2017

Nick Collins stands in line, and a certain calmness takes over him. He smiles at the people around him but still manages to keep his focus. He steps up to the line and begins to run with the pole. After counting exactly ten paces, he jumps. He flies 12 feet up into the air, soaring over the bar -- a ...

Fundraising pays dividends for athletes

Fundraising pays dividends for athletes

Colby Sutton, Staff Writer

March 20, 2017

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...

Twins push each other in competition

Twins push each other in competition

Yuen Ting Chow, Staff Writer

March 19, 2017

Twins. One in 30 babies born is a twin - an increase of 76 percent since the 1980s according to the National Center for Health Studies. With this increase, having twins who play the same sports is becoming more and more common. Being twins on the same sports team can affect performance, relations...

Teams combat stress through yoga

Teams combat stress through yoga

Chloe Barber, Staff Writer

March 12, 2017

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...

Crew team preview

Crew team preview

Becky Perelman and Maddie Nagler

March 1, 2017

Crew is commonly associated with the word cult, a relatively small group of people having practices regarded by others as strange or sinister. Because of the rigorous and demanding crew schedule, rowers at the high school spend a lot of time together and have created strong bonds. Yet, accordin...

Successful fall seasons result in numerous playoff bids

Successful fall seasons result in numerous playoff bids

Jamie Martinez, staff writer

February 4, 2017

Preparation is key for any major competition. However, this is especially true for playoffs. This fall, girls and boys varsity soccer, boys and girls varsity cross country, girls varsity swim and dive, and girls varsity volleyball all made it to the postseason.   The girls varsity cross country team ended t...

Athletes recognized with league wide accolades

Athletes recognized with league wide accolades

Daisy Elliot, Staff writer

February 4, 2017

Long practices, late night homework, missing social events and losing time with friends: these are all commitments and sacrifices that fall athletes must make.   In addition to team recognition for their commitment, selected athletes are chosen for honorable mentions and Bay State All Star Awards near th...

Player Profile: Henry Shaffer

Player Profile: Henry Shaffer

Sarah Hughes, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

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...

Hockey teams face challenges of before school practices

Hockey teams face challenges of before school practices

Emma Kahn, Staff writer

February 1, 2017

Beep! Beep! Beep! You hit your alarm clock with as much force as you can muster for 4 a.m., sink back into your pillow, feeling your tired eyes close, then quickly jolt up. It’s time for hockey practice. Yes, hockey practice at 5:30 in the morning. Though these practices build team morale, ultimately...

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