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Boys and girls hockey teams strive to unite as a program

Boys and girls hockey teams strive to unite as a program

Jade Kwitkiwski, Arts Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Boys Hockey, Girls Hockey, Sports

Helmets strapped on and skates tightly laced, Brookline hockey players glide onto the ice for another practice. Huddled around their coach, the players listen intently for the first drill. Some of the players wave to their parents, for they are all in elementary school. Flash forward to today: the sam...

Tennis players use their skills on on the squash court

Tennis players use their skills on on the squash court

Amanda Kravitz, Sports Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Sports, Squash

Whether standing before a three and a half foot net or a five and an 18 foot wall, the player will have to tap similar skills to succeed in tennis and squash. The squash team at the high school had a successful season last year. With nationals at the end of the season, the team must put everythin...

Girls indoor track relay breaks school record

Girls indoor track relay breaks school record

April 30, 2018


Filed under Girls Indoor Track, Uncategorized

Individuality is a component of any sport. Your differences make you shine and stand out. For track, this is no different. But in some events, track athletes band together through a network of support and confidence to stand together as one group to compete, always pushing each other to do better. On ...

Boys basketball team reinvigorated by new coach

Boys basketball team reinvigorated by new coach

Evan Porco, Staff Writer

March 14, 2018


Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

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...

Girls hockey builds team with Newton South

Girls hockey builds team with Newton South

Lauren Liang, Staff Writer

February 15, 2018


Filed under Girls Hockey, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

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...

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


Filed under Showcase, Skiing, Sports, Winter Sports

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...

Fundraising pays dividends for athletes

Fundraising pays dividends for athletes

Colby Sutton, Staff Writer

March 20, 2017


Filed under Boys Crew, Boys Swim and Dive, Cheerleading, Girls Crew, Showcase, Sports

Many sports teams get the opportunity to travel around the country and compete against some of the nation’s toughest competition. As they catch the country’s attention, they help to put Brookline on the map. The trip helps teams establish a community as tight knit as a family. It is beneficial f...

Teams combat stress through yoga

Teams combat stress through yoga

Chloe Barber, Staff Writer

March 12, 2017


Filed under Boys Hockey, Showcase, Skiing, Sports, Winter Sports

Athletes are scattered around the room, waiting for practice to start. The coach walks in and everyone knows it’s time to begin. But instead of heading towards the exercise machines, everyone grabs a thin mat, unrolls it on the floor and begins in Downward Dog. Many winter sports teams complete a yoga rou...

Player Profile: Henry Shaffer

Player Profile: Henry Shaffer

Sarah Hughes, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Skiing, Sports

Junior Henry Shaffer has been skiing since he was 5 years old, and it’s his third year on the alpine ski team. Even though he is in the China Exchange program and will have to miss states, he looks forward to supporting his teammates while he is here. The team hopes to increase the number of skier...

Teams vary training intensity over break

Teams vary training intensity over break

Marco Georgaklis, Breaking News Writing Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Boys Swim and Dive, Girls Indoor Track, Showcase, Skiing, Sports

Winter break is often a time spent with family to rest and recover. But for athletes, it is also a time to prepare for the season and to ramp up the intensity of practice. Because each sport has its own attendance policy,  the number of practices over break and the ability to miss these practice...

What do you need to excel at hockey?

What do you need to excel at hockey?

Josh Gladstone, Staff Writer

January 30, 2017


Filed under Boys Hockey, Showcase, Sports

In this clip, Nick Dahlborg, a sophomore on the boys varsity hockey team, is practicing his shot.  He is working on his snap shot, one of the primary types of shots in hockey, which is used in closer distance situations for a quick release and a spurt of power.   ...

Fencing team looks to win a state title

Fencing team looks to win a state title

Sabrina Zhou, Staff Writer

January 26, 2017


Filed under Fencing, Showcase, Sports, Winter Sports

Imagine having to be on guard all the time, always analyzing and thinking one step ahead of everyone you meet. This year, with numerous hours of training and the right mindset, the fencing team wants to win a state title. According to junior Saam Rasool,  with dedication and practice, it is po...

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