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Sailing captains develop curriculum to teach teammates

Sailing captains develop curriculum to teach teammates

Sarah Groustra, Staff Writer

April 11, 2016


Filed under Sailing, Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports

The sailing season began a month before the ice on the Charles River melted. As early as February, members of the high school’s sailing team gathered for educational, classroom-based practices run by the team’s captains. These lessons are measured by written tests that all prospective team members occasionally take.

Seniors continue to compete post graduation

Sofia Georgaklis, Sports Writing Editor

March 10, 2016


Filed under Sports, Spring Sports

For most seniors, graduation means the end of high school and its many extracurriculars. This is not the case, however, for athletes who will be participating in the state postseason tournament, which takes place in June, after seniors have graduated. Although qualifying for the state tournament...

Teams enforce athlete GPA policy

Teams enforce athlete GPA policy

Jake Brodsky, News Writing Editor

February 3, 2016


Filed under Boys Tennis, Fall Sports, Football, Girls Volleyball, Showcase, Sports

The thrill of representing the high school on a sports team and wearing the iconic blue or white jersey is, as varsity football coach and health and fitness teacher Keith Thomas put it, “a privilege, not a right.” With this privilege comes a certain responsibility to maintain academic standards ...

Girls tennis falls to Andover in state semifinals to end season

Girls tennis falls to Andover in state semifinals to end season

June 17, 2015


Filed under Girls Tennis, Sports

On Wednesday, June 17, the girls tennis team lost to Andover, the defending state champions, 4-1 in the state semifinals. Brookline fell into a quick hole, with everyone losing their first sets except for senior Rachel Hechinger, who won 6-1, 6-0 and dominated from start to finish . Soon after, so...

Boys crew places first, eighth, 12th and 16th in Nationals

Boys crew places first, eighth, 12th and 16th  in Nationals

June 14, 2015


Filed under Boys Crew, Sports, Spring Sports

The boat crossed the finish line. It was like reliving a dream, the culmination of years of grueling work. Senior Jordi Cabanas had done it before, two years earlier, but with a different partner, Jack Ruske. His journey since then had its bumps, including a “leaky lung” that threatened his spot at t...

Girls Tennis ousts Barnstable to advance to sectional finals

Girls Tennis ousts Barnstable to advance to sectional finals

June 11, 2015


Filed under Girls Tennis, Spring Sports

On Thursday afternoon, June 10th, Waldstein Park bustled with energy as the girls tennis defeated Barnstable to move on to the Division I South Sectional Finals. As usual, Brookline’s top two players, freshman Sonya Khudyakov and senior Rachel Hechinger, were stellar. Khudyakov won 6-2, 6-2 and...

Boys tennis team dominates Framingham, heads to sectional finals

Boys tennis team dominates Framingham, heads to sectional finals

June 10, 2015


Filed under Boys Tennis, Sports, Spring Sports

On June 9th, the undefeated girls varsity team eliminated Newton North to advance to the sectional semi finals in an thrilling finish. Some members of the boys tennis team watched eagerly from the sidelines. On Thursday,  June 10th, the boys tennis team avoided the same dramatic finish by dismantlin...

Girls tennis team beats Newton North to advance to sectional semi finals

Girls tennis team beats Newton North to advance to sectional semi finals

June 9, 2015


Filed under Girls Tennis, Sports, Spring Sports

On Tuesday, June 9, the undefeated girls varsity tennis earned an exciting 4-1 victory Newton North in the sectional quarterfinal, advancing to the semi finals. Going into the competition, the team was undefeated, and needed to win 3 out of their 5 matches in order to advance to the semi finals. Coached...

Athletes awarded, hall of famers inducted at 2015 varsity banquet

Athletes awarded, hall of famers inducted at 2015 varsity banquet

May 27, 2015


Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Spring Sports, Winter Sports

The Brookline High Athletic Department and Hall of Fame Committee held their 23rd Annual Hall of Fame and Varsity Banquet on Thursday, May 21, at Boston University’s Sherman Hall. Director of Athletics Peter Rittenburg and Assistant Headmaster Hal Mason started the series of speeches with welcoming...

Game of the Week: Varsity Lacrosse tops Dedham

Game of the Week: Varsity Lacrosse tops Dedham

May 13, 2015


Filed under Boys Lacrosse, Sports, Spring Sports

In bright, sunny weather, the high school’s varsity lacrosse team beat the Dedham Marauders 15-2 at home on Tuesday, May 5th. The match started at four at Downes Field. Before the match started, head coach Steve Zella explained his thoughts on how this year’s team is better than last year’s,...

Game of the Week: Boys Volleyball Drops Match to Newton North

Game of the Week: Boys Volleyball Drops Match to Newton North

April 7, 2015


Filed under Boys Volleyball, Sports, Spring Sports

The boys varsity volleyball team played their third match of the season Monday in an exciting game that ended in a 3-0 loss against Newton North. The match started at four in the Tappan gymnasium, with both teams eager to add a rivalry win to their record. The Tigers won the first few points in...

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