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Seniors take Powerpuff title

Seniors take Powerpuff title

Becky Perelman, Sports Writing Editor

November 22, 2017

  Powerpuff was filled with cheers, comebacks and plenty of school spirit. It was senior girls versus junior girls, red versus blue, the class of '18 versus the class of '19. Only one team could be victorious. The conditions were hard for both players and supporters. It was cold and it...

Twin skating standouts continue to improve

Twin skating standouts continue to improve

Charlotte McMahon, Staff Writer

November 17, 2017

Jump, turn, glide, leap, spin- all on ice. To the average person these tasks seem difficult, but to twins Mia and Daisy Riley, it is second nature. The Riley twins, who are juniors, have been skating since they could walk. However, it was not until they turned 12 that they became seriously intereste...

Crew team loses boathouse

Crew team loses boathouse

Gabe Lee, Sports Multimedia Editor

November 9, 2017

The Riverside boathouse has been the center of Brookline rowing for almost 30 years. Serving as a social hub for the crew team, the boathouse has proved to be an integral part of the high school rowing experience. This past March, however, the team’s funding was decreased considerably due to high costs ...

Student employees assist Lofchie

Student employees assist Lofchie

Maddie Nagler, Sports Managing Editor

November 8, 2017

From organizing uniforms to ordering new gear, equipment manager Marc Lofchie and his team of three students are the unsung heroes of the athletics department. Lofchie is responsible for the maintenance and distribution of all of the gear at the high school. In recent years, Lofchie began reaching out to ...

Q&A with athletic trainer Alex Jzyk

Q&A with athletic trainer Alex Jzyk

Lauren Mahoney, Sports Managing Editor

November 6, 2017

Alex Jzyk has been the athletic trainer for the past decade. Celebrating ten years of hard work, Jzyk looks back on his experience working with the Brookline community. He has worked with every team and has created many lasting relationships.   What’s your favorite part of being an athletic t...

Wrestling team runs clinic for elementary school students

Wrestling team runs clinic for elementary school students

Becky Perelman, Sports Writing Editor

October 24, 2017

On Saturday, Oct. 21, Brookline 3rd through 8th graders learned how to wrestle in a clinic hosted by the Brookline wrestling team. This practice allowed students who had not yet entered the high school to learn how to wrestle. According to the wrestling team head coach, Trevour Smith, who is also the event...

Nutrons place fourth at Robotics World Championship

Nutrons place fourth at Robotics World Championship

Jan Bloch, Staff Writer

May 30, 2017

Robots: an engineering endeavour that takes a hard working, dedicated and a motivated group of people. The Nutrons team are just that. Students at the high school join forces with Revere High School and the Boston Latin School to create the Nutrons, a competitive Robotics team. The team consists ...

New health and fitness class climbs in popularity and size

New health and fitness class climbs in popularity and size

Sofia Reynoso, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017

Balancing across slacklines, bouldering walls and repelling with rope: the rock climbing class has its share of adrenaline. The rock climbing health and fitness class teaches students the basics of climbing while also opening a door into the supportive environment of the unique sport. The class teac...

Coachless teams face disadvantages

Coachless teams face disadvantages

Maddie Nagler, Sports Writing Editor

April 17, 2017

Playing time, schedules and practice instruction are all aspects of a team that are usually handled by a coach. In fact, almost all day to day team functions are performed under a coach’s authority. So what happens when a coach is no longer in the picture? Do the captains begin to embody the role of a c...

Obstacles arise in hiring coaches

Obstacles arise in hiring coaches

Rachel Vin, Staff Writer

April 14, 2017

You, the parent of a varsity basketball player, walks into a room. There’s a handful of people with you: other parents from the team, members of the high school’s administration and coaches from the elementary school teams. You’re all here to determine the same thing: who can you trust to be an exem...

Circus activities provide students with unique athletic opportunity

Circus activities provide students with unique athletic opportunity

Jason Altshuler, Arts Writing Editor

April 11, 2017

Clowns, popcorn and the flying trapeze! For many, the circus is an entertaining show that they may have attended once or twice as children.  However, for a handful students, it is an exhilarating extracurricular that provides both exercise and satisfaction. According to sophomore Lavinia Goessling, sh...

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