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Banner size limits display of recent success

Banner size limits display of recent success

Nick Cloney, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The high school is often seen as focused exclusively on academics, without producing particularly strong sports teams.  But this belief is nothing more than a myth. In fact, it almost couldn’t be further from the truth. The sports teams have actually had so much success that there isn’t enou...

Wrestling clinches record season

Wrestling clinches record season

Elene Chamberlin, Regulars Writing Editor

March 12, 2018


Filed under Sports

Six minutes. Six minutes of unrelentless effort. Six minutes of grappling with your opponent, constantly strategizing and trying to tackle them to the mat. This season, the wrestling team had its most successful season in recent history. According to wrestling head coach Trevour Smith, this wrestling ...

Freshman McMahon lights up the course

Freshman McMahon lights up the course

Rachel Nguyen, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

She feels a rush of adrenaline as she takes her place on the starting line. The pistol goes off and with a rush of movement, the race begins. Freshman Vivian McMahon has been running since the 3rd grade. But, running competitively wasn't on her agenda until the 6th grade when she joined the Cambridge...

Superfans end school affiliation

Superfans end school affiliation

Josh Mandl, Staff Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under Sports

“YOU can’t DO that! YOU can’t DO that!” the Superfans section at the girls varsity soccer game jeers at the opposing team. Chants like these and others that target opponents are familiar to those who attend high school sporting events—the Superfans section is known for their loud presence a...

Girls hockey builds team with Newton South

Girls hockey builds team with Newton South

Lauren Liang, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Girls Hockey, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

At first glance it seems like a normal high school hockey game: different colored jerseys distinguish the two teams who fight to get the puck across their opponent goal line. But, looking closer, the jerseys are not only the proud red and blue of the high school, but also the bright orange of Newton Sou...

Students connect to sports through refereeing games

Cassidy Washburn, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Sports

The lively soccer game comes to a halt once again. Sophomore Kate Staff bends down to tie the cleat of an eight-year-old girl. The girl smiles and skips joyfully back towards her friends and the game resumes once more. Being a high school referee is a unique job, as students get paid to connect with the sp...

Dance teacher takes on new role as ski team coach

Dance teacher takes on new role as ski team coach

Milena Kitterman, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Skiing, Sports, Winter Sports

If you have been to a ski race this year, you are sure to have seen new ski coach Mayra Hernandez enthusiastically cheering on her racers and congratulating them as they finish their runs. For a team that has had three different coaches in four years, creating a sense of unity and camaraderie on th...

Children follow parents in athletics

Children follow parents in athletics

Sarah Hughes, Opinions Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

Muhammad and Laila Ali. Dell and Stephen Curry. Joe and Nick Montana. Rick and Brent Barry. In all of these duos, a child excelled in the same sport as their parent. Although students sometimes put pressure on themselves to live up to their parents expectations, many students who play the same spor...

Town debates turf for Cypress

Town debates turf for Cypress

Josh Fleishman, Sports Editor

February 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Cypress field: the hub for various sports teams and the only green space within an eye-shot of the high school. Not only is “the field” a spot for sport team practices, it is a place for students to eat lunch and for Brookline residents to walk their dogs. The apparent wear-and-tear from community ac...

MIAA Sportsmanship award goes to girls swim and dive

MIAA Sportsmanship award goes to girls swim and dive

Renata Shen, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Swim and Dive, Sports

In ball sports, sportsmanship is easy to identify: athletes are expected to play fair, shake hands and stop if someone gets injured. However, in racing sports where athletes compete individually, there are no regular practices surrounding sportsmanship. This year, the girls swim and dive team rece...

Starting age for training varies by sport

Starting age for training varies by sport

Sidonie Brown, Staff Writer

February 6, 2018


Filed under Sports

Starting from as early as preschool, playing soccer is a staple of childhood. In later years, this can transform into heavy competition. By the time students reach the high school age, many have left the pool of soccer players behind to discover new athletic passions. Sports that attract new participants,...

Girls cross country team competes at state meet

Girls cross country team competes at state meet

Yiming Fu, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Girls Cross Country, Sports

After 10 seconds of intense excitement and disbelief, the girls cross country team erupted into shrieks and screams. They had just learned that they placed fourth and qualified for State Championships after running a great race at the Eastern Massachusetts Divisionals meet on Nov. 11. This marks the...

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