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Students connect to sports through refereeing games

Cassidy Washburn, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Aramburu competes in national cross country race

Aramburu competes in national cross country race

Maddie Nagler, Sports Managing Editor

February 5, 2018

Five thousand male high school runners from Massachusetts toed the line this cross country season. Of those 5000 athletes, junior Lucas Aramburu has the second fastest recorded time for the 5K. His personal record, a time of 15 minutes and 13 seconds, was enough to qualify him for the Foot Locker Cross C...

Varsity football Head Coach Keith Thomas resigns

Varsity football Head Coach Keith Thomas resigns

Maddie Nagler, Sports Managing Editor

December 9, 2017

The end of year football banquet on Dec. 3 began the same way it always has. Athletes, parents and coaches gathered in the cafeteria to reminisce about a hard-fought season and highlight the efforts of talented players who helped make it all possible. However, as Head Coach Keith Thomas gave his fin...

Player Profile: Jordan Milton

Player Profile: Jordan Milton

Jan Bloch, Regulars Multimedia Editor

December 8, 2017

Sophomore Jordan Milton is a wide receiver on the high school's varsity football team. Last year, he was on the freshman team. How do you balance sports and school? It’s a little hard. I’m doing a few honors classes this year so there is more work. Last year I was on the freshman team so it...

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