The Sagamore

Player Profile: Sara Maiella, gymnastics

December 19, 2013


Filed under Gymnastics, Player Profiles, Sports

Sag: How has your role on the team changed now that you are one of the older members? Maiella: Going in, I was definitely scared and reserved because I didn’t know anybody who was on the team. It was a big change for me going from club to the high school team. Now, my role as one of the older girl...

Player Profile: Ben Pollak, swimming

December 19, 2013


Filed under Boys Swim and Dive, Player Profiles, Sports

Sag: What have you learned from your sport that you can use in everyday life? Pollack: Swimming is a sport where you really have to work hard to get better and see your hard work pay off when you race. You can definitely take the same kind of lessons into everyday life. You work hard, and you see y...

Girls ice hockey joins Newton South’s team

Girls ice hockey joins Newton South’s team

December 18, 2013


Filed under Girls Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

The Brookline girls hockey jerseys will have a new look this season: the addition of orange to Brookline’s traditional blue and red. The Brookline High School girls hockey team is combining with that of Newton South High School this winter to create a joint team. Brookline High School Athletic D...

Boys varsity basketball team looks to build on prior success

December 14, 2013


Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports

After having gotten a taste of what it feels like to be champions, the boys varsity basketball team is returning to the court this winter with the full intention of eating the entire championship meal. “I think last year’s success gave the kids two things,” boys varsity basketball coach Luke Day sai...

Basketball players court D1 interest

Basketball players court D1 interest

November 30, 2013


Filed under Boys Basketball, Sports

Most athletes at the high school will stop playing their favorite sports competitively by the end of senior year. However, for a lucky few, the end of high school marks the beginning of a career, not an end. This is the case for seniors Obi Obiora and Elijah Rogers, two varsity basketball players garnering heavy i...

Wrestling team promotes cohesiveness

Wrestling team promotes cohesiveness

January 18, 2013


Filed under Sports, Wrestling

For a sport played between two people, wrestling is actually about the whole team. Some think of wrestling as an individual sport, or even as a selfish one. A varsity team captain, senior Ramesses Akamefula experienced this firsthand when he decided to quit football to focus on his wrestling career. “I...

Fundraisers prove to be a vital part of the operation of sports teams

Fundraisers prove to be a vital part of the operation of sports teams

January 10, 2013


Filed under Skiing, Sports, Winter Sports

Any member of a sports team can tell you that it is a lot of responsibility to your teammates and coaches. But at the high school, students have a whole other hurdle: fundraising. Fundraising is a carefully orchestrated aspect of sports that athletes, coaches, and the administrators all participate...

Player Profile: Talia Lepson

Player Profile: Talia Lepson

March 10, 2012


Filed under Gymnastics, Player Profiles, Sports, Winter Sports

Q Is your team close? A We’re pretty close. Spending tons of time together everyday at practice brings us together in a way that just being in classes with people doesn’t. It allows us the time to get to know each other as athletes and as people, and that’s really helpful. Come competition ti...

Hockey players remain hopeful

March 2, 2012


Filed under Boys Hockey, Sports, Winter Sports

Quick smiles surface on the beaming faces of the varsity hockey players when they talk about their team. “I think building a close team starts when you’re a freshman and getting included with older kids and being around older kids,” said senior Willie Sutcliff. “You try to continue that, and...

Unorthodox captainships prove effective

Unorthodox captainships prove effective

February 17, 2012


Filed under Girls Basketbal, Sports, Winter Sports

If you watched the Super Bowl this past February, you might have noticed that each team sent six captains to the center of the field for the coin toss. Six captains might seem like a lot for a high school sports team, but that and other unique captaincy setups have worked for several teams at the high school. ...

Track chemistry not affected by divisions

Track chemistry not affected by divisions

February 17, 2012


Filed under Boys Indoor Track, Sports, Winter Sports

Practices for the indoor track and field teams split athletes into different groups to train for their respective events, even if the goals of each athlete are different. While some train to improve in events and beat personal records, others do indoor track and field to condition for another sport. ...

Siblings push each other to the limit

Siblings push each other to the limit

February 17, 2012


Filed under Boys Crew, Fall Sports, Football, Girls Indoor Track, Girls Outdoor Track, Sports, Spring Sports, Winter Sports

Teammates often say they feel like siblings, but for some athletes, they actually are. Senior Leon Scott has never been without a brother by his side. Leon has been on baseball, basketball and swim teams throughout his life with both his older brother Irvin, a BHS alumnus, and his younger brother...

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