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Superfans rekindle school spirit

Superfans rekindle school spirit

October 22, 2011


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Sparsely populated stands and lackluster crowds at the school’s sporting events have given rise to a new group seeking to make a change. According to senior Eric Dumas, social studies teacher Michael Normant created the Superfan Steering Committee with students to address the “lack of school spirit in terms of the foot...

Boys volleyball continues to “kill it”

Boys volleyball continues to “kill it”

May 30, 2011


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The boys volleyball team has made the playoffs for the Xth year in a row,despite a roster missing last year’s starting lineup. With a few games left in their season, they are making some adjustments and preparing to bring their best play to the tournament, in which they advanced to last season’s sectional finals. The team’s record so far th...

Practice conditions have athletes brooding

Practice conditions have athletes brooding

May 21, 2011


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Every afternoon, many athletes find themselves in the trainer’s office rather than practicing on the field due to injuries sustained by unsatisfactory athletic conditions. The boys junior varsity team, which practices and plays games on the grass field at the Downes Field, feels that the uneven ground, patchy grass and poor drainage...

Bringing the outdoors to students

Bringing the outdoors to students

May 21, 2011


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With almost one year under its belt, new club the Outdoor Club of America sees a bright and promising future of integrating more outdoor activities into the high school lifestyle. The Outdoor Club of America was established last year to “spread the value of the outdoors and to try to make an outdoors community...

Shift in outdoor track leadership

Shift in outdoor track leadership

May 21, 2011


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Coach Rittenburg? Yes, the boys indoor track team is now under the direction of Athletics Director Peter Rittenburg. This is Rittenburg’s first coaching gig during his tenure as Athletics Director. Rittenburg took over for longtime running coach and winner of numerous state championships, Michael Glennon. Glennon, typically a three season coach, had coached for many years. Un...

Students hope for more squash

Students hope for more squash

April 21, 2011


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Chemistry teacher Steve Lantos has a dream. A dream that requires quick feet, commitment, players, a competitive drive, and a glass box.  A dream for a squash team. “Squash is a great sport,” said Lantos. “As you get better and better, the game becomes a mix of choreography and c...

Rugby plagued by injuries

Rugby plagued by injuries

April 21, 2011


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This season, some rugby players walk onto the field expecting to become injured during a game. Sophomore Andres Marin sprained his ankle on a Monday, April 4 game against Xaverian Brothers High School after catching a pass and landing on his ankle the wrong way. “It’s my firs...

Finding passion through zumba

Finding passion through zumba

April 21, 2011


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Zumba. A fun word for a very fun activity. According to social worker Ayanna Kilpatrick, Zumba is a dance fitness program that combines different rhythms of Latin dance including reggaeton, salsa and merengue. It started in 1993, but in the past few years the fad has exploded. Currently, Zum...

Mount more than just a coach

Mount more than just a coach

April 21, 2011


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Girls tennis coach Dick Mount is approaching 27,000 sets of competitive tennis. He has won three major New England tennis awards, won 24 tournaments in Bermuda, boasts a winning percentage of 70.1, runs the Quincy Tennis Club and is in his 16th year of coaching tennis at BHS.  To top that off, he’s 77 years old. So why does Mount coach tennis? “I do it for the love of the game,” he sa...

Post-concussion injuries targeted in new state athletics policy

Post-concussion injuries targeted in new state athletics policy

April 21, 2011


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It was the playoffs. Senior Pietro Gaudiano leapt for the soaring ball, preparing to head it to his teammate. In midair, a defender collided with Gaudiano’s temple and down he went. The Warrior’s Nov. 10 match at Lincoln-Sudbury High School was Gaudiano’s last for Brookline. While he did not know it then, Gaudiano joined the ranks of the concussed with his fall. Thr...

Ben Notelovitz

Ben Notelovitz

March 25, 2011


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Senior Ben Notelovitz discovered his niche when he decided to quit the lacrosse team and tryout for the boy’s volleyball team last spring as a junior.  In his first season playing competitive volleyball, Notelovitz was a Bay State honorable mention and won his team’s Most Improved Player award. ...

Alexandra Wong

Alexandra Wong

March 25, 2011


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Senior Alexandra Wong has been playing softball since the fifth grade.  In her first spring season at BHS, she was named captain for the freshman team.  As captain for the junior varsity team during her sophomore year, she played mostly for the varsity squad.  While positioned either at third bas...

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