The Sagamore

Crew team works to develop skills during offseason

Crew team works to develop skills during offseason

Priya Karumanchi, Staff Writer

April 14, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Banner size limits display of recent success

Banner size limits display of recent success

Nick Cloney, Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

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

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

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

“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

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...

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