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Tennis teams adapt to potential renovations at Waldstein

Tennis teams adapt to potential renovations at Waldstein

May 2, 2014

In sports, there can be something reassuring about the idea of playing on one’s own turf. However, this reassurance is threatened for the boys and girls tennis teams this season. The teams typically practice and play home matches at a set of tennis courts at Waldstein Park on Dean Road. Accord...

Player Profile: Maeve Forti, softball

April 30, 2014

Sag: What kind of offseason work did you do? Forti: I take pitching lessons throughout the year.  This year I didn’t because I had a concussion, and that was hard, but I usually try to work out and condition before the season starts so I am prepared to pitch and don’t get really sore.  The...

Player Profile: Drew Friedler, boys volleyball

April 30, 2014

Sag: What is your favorite aspect of volleyball? Friedler: I really like the whole team dynamic of the sport. It involves a lot of working together, and you have to be a cohesive to really be successful. It’s not really an individual talent, as much as it is people working together. Sag: What...

Spring sports previews

Spring sports previews

March 31, 2014

[metaslider id=9633] SOFTBALL Coach: Coley Ferraro Key Players: Jay Nolte (senior), Maeve Forti (sophomore) 2013 Record: 2-18 According to junior Emilia Morgan, a new format to offseason training and preseason activities is how the softball team is trying to improve their performance this spring. “The...

Player Profile: Sarah Silvestri, varsity sailing

March 27, 2014

Sag: Do you plan to sail later on in your life? Silvestri: I’d like to. My dad’s sailing played a really big role in his life as a young adult. He traveled around the world and lived in Australia and Hawaii and trained there for years and won the biggest race in the world. It plays a huge role i...

Player Profile: Jack Miller, varsity rugby

March 26, 2014

Sag: Do you hope to continue to play rugby after high school? Miller: Yes, I want to take it as far as I can. It’s a huge part of my life. It probably will never not be something that I do because you can play it for as long as you want. And it’s a big part of my family also. Sag: What role does ru...

USTA Tennis

USTA Tennis

February 15, 2014

[metaslider id="9005"]“Colleges look more often at a player's USTA ranking than their high school tennis record, so many players who want to play college tennis focus on tournaments,” USTA player and junior Theo Tamayo said. According to the official USTA website, the USTA is “the national gover...

Athletes reach out to college recruiters

Athletes reach out to college recruiters

November 29, 2012

Senior Hali Nelson remembers watching a fencing exhibition as a 7-year-old living in Alabama. Initially, she was drawn to the sport because the sword fighting reminded her of Star Wars. More than 10 years later, Nelson is still hooked on the sport, and when she started to look at colleges, Nelson knew ...

Rugby team struggles to take root

Rugby team struggles to take root

May 30, 2012

The rugby team faces a unique challenge. Unlike sports like soccer and baseball, which are better known nationally, rugby must draw in players that know nothing about it. “It’s really hard when it’s not a major sport because people won’t even give it a chance,” said senior Max Pomeranz,...

Sailing team gets toes wet in classroom

Sailing team gets toes wet in classroom

May 19, 2012

Walk into Rooms 309 and 311 after school and be immersed in student-run sailing seminars, where varsity sailors educate a diverse and energetic crowd. Sophomore Anthony Poluyanoff first joined the sailing team this year, having been on the ski team in the winter. He is currently practicing and learning...

Campagna’s kids are staying clean

Campagna’s kids are staying clean

May 19, 2012

The varsity baseball team’s annual trip to Cooperstown, N.Y. in May has been a long-standing tradition enjoyed by players, coaches and parents. Despite a chemical health violation that occurred on the 2010 trip, the team has learned from the experience and is ready to have a fun and alcohol-free weekend at the ...

Player Profile: Mariano Suriel

Player Profile: Mariano Suriel

April 5, 2012

Q What do you personally contribute to the team? A This year, I’m going to try to get my batting average up and try to get hits. I’m a low-key guy, not the kind of guy to pump up the team, but if we’re losing a game, I know that by getting a hit and moving forward, people will get motivated. Q ...

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