The Sagamore

Athletes improve skills over summer for future seasons

Athletes improve skills over summer for future seasons

Harris Bubalo, Staff Writer

June 10, 2018


Filed under Sports

While school is in session, reminders of athletics can be found everywhere. It is not uncommon to see a student lugging a duffel bag down the hallway or a group of teammates waiting for the bus at the corner of Tappan Street. As summer rolls around, however, it is easy to forget about the significant...

Jeremy Suh competes at international level in taekwondo

Jeremy Suh competes at international level in taekwondo

Becky Perelman, Sports Writing Editor

June 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

When you think of a high school athlete, your mind may not immediately jump to a martial artist. However, sophomore Jeremy Suh has found taekwondo, a Korean martial art characterised by its emphasis on kicks, to be his calling.   Suh began to learn taekwondo at the age of eight and his passion has grown...

Girls indoor track relay breaks school record

Girls indoor track relay breaks school record

April 30, 2018


Filed under Girls Indoor Track, Uncategorized

Individuality is a component of any sport. Your differences make you shine and stand out. For track, this is no different. But in some events, track athletes band together through a network of support and confidence to stand together as one group to compete, always pushing each other to do better. On ...

Team Florida wins recreational basketball final

Team Florida wins recreational basketball final

Josh Fleishman, Sports Editor

April 30, 2018


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

An eager crowd of approximately 20 students and parents packed the Ed Schluntz Gymnasium ready to see a battle. Number one seeded Florida took on second seeded University of North Carolina (UNC) in what could go down as one of the most unbelievable sporting events in the history of the high school: the...

Liu fences at international level

Liu fences at international level

Anna Dong, Staff Writer

April 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

Few high school athletes have the opportunity to travel the world and compete in both national and international tournaments. For fencer Cindy Liu, however, competitions of this caliber can be a monthly occurrence. Liu, who is a senior, has taken part in numerous U.S. and Canadian Nationals, in a...

Crew team works to develop skills during offseason

Crew team works to develop skills during offseason

Priya Karumanchi, Staff Writer

April 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

Two hours of practice before school, hours of practice after school and practice on weekdays and weekends. This is the life of a student who is part of the crew team at the high school. Furthermore, the team practices every single season of the year. The crew teams’ main season happens during the spring, but the...

Chemical health policy stricter than state’s

Chemical health policy stricter than state’s

Sophia Stewart, Staff Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Sports

Since the 90s, the high school has enforced a chemical health policy that is more strict than the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), specifically in regards to the statement: “in the presence of” controlled substances. The MIAA details the minimum punishments for athlete violations....

Newton North defeats Brookline varsity lacrosse

Newton North defeats Brookline varsity lacrosse

Jade Kwitkiwski, Staff Writer

April 10, 2018


Filed under Girls Lacrosse, Sports, Spring Sports

On Tues., April 11 Brookline Varsity Lacrosse lost to Newton North in a close match with a final score of 8-13.

Winter sports’ snow policies differ

Winter sports’ snow policies differ

Muriel Statman, Staff Writer

March 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

The night before a storm, most students will wait anxiously by their computers and phones, refreshing the Snow Day Calculator, waiting for the familiar call from Brookline Public Schools. When the call finally comes, a wave of relief and joy sweeps over Brookline. These cancellations, however, can be ...

Squash advances to national tournament

Squash advances to national tournament

Rachel Lee, Staff Writer

March 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

As teammates yell encouragement from behind the glass, athletes can be seen swinging their racquets, intense concentration in every move they make. The squash team attended the 2018 U.S. Squash Team Championships in early February, and despite their loss at the tournament, the team has experienced mas...

Boys basketball team reinvigorated by new coach

Boys basketball team reinvigorated by new coach

Evan Porco, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

Any high school sports team's success can be attributed in one way or another to its coaching staff. Having a strong coaching contingent can improve a program and its players and offer support to athletes when needed. The new coaching staff for the boys varsity basketball team, led by Courtney Valentine...

Health and fitness class popularity differs by sport

Health and fitness class popularity differs by sport

Sandeep Gingipalli, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

Despite sports being a tremendous part of the high school’s culture, the student athlete population is small in comparison to the whole student body. Instead of participating in school sports, many students elect to take a health and fitness class, with each class catering to different interests. Des...

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