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Red team triumphs in girls flag football game

Red team triumphs in girls flag football game

Oliver Fox and Jake Zucker

December 3, 2019

On Wednesday, Nov. 27, the senior girls triumphed over the juniors 18-6. Between rowdy fans, a shirtless runner flying across the field, and a host of controversial calls, this year’s Powderpuff girls flag football game was in keeping with tradition. The game came on the heels of a controversial...

Thanksgiving football game recap

Thanksgiving football game recap

Peter Finnerty and Zoe Tseng

December 3, 2019

In 1876, Yale University and Princeton University had their first football game on Thanksgiving, starting what would become an annual tradition of football being played on this holiday at various colleges and high schools across the nation. This year’s Thanksgiving football game at Parsons Field,...

Two sports compete for field use

Two sports compete for field use

Tina Little and Emily Trelstad

November 25, 2019

Stand on the 40-yard line of the Downes Field. It’s 3:20 p.m. and the student-athletes start to arrive. Two speakers compete for the sound space. Cleats storm the pavement and soften as they hit the track and then the turf. Football pads and field hockey bags hit the ground. Practices for both the...

Fantasy Football Explained

Fantasy Football Explained

Dan Friedman, Graphics Managing Editor

November 22, 2019

Fall Sports Preview

Fall Sports Preview

Tina Little and Amanda Kravitz

October 24, 2019

Girls Varsity Soccer “We are looking to build on last year’s success and hopefully win a state championship. The first few games of the season have been super fun and I’m really excited to continue playing with such an awesome group of girls.”- senior Maya Leschly Boys Varsity Soccer ...

Basketball players bring their skills to football field

Basketball players bring their skills to football field

Graham Krewinghaus, Staff Writer

January 20, 2019

The high school has a notoriously energetic attitude when it comes to sports and, for many, exercise is not only an expectation but an integral part of daily life. But some take it farther than others, excelling in multiple sports every year. Seniors Mark Barrett and Wesley Delvar and junior Jamari Jones h...

Nike Kaepernick ad sparks political controversy

Nike Kaepernick ad sparks political controversy

Tree Demb, Multimedia Editor

November 8, 2018

“I cannot stand and sing the anthem.  I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world.”  - Jackie Robinson Buried in the madness of the 49er’s comically bad 2016 season, as the national anthem rang through the stadium, Colin Kaepernick began to stay seated on the benc...

Alumnus offers unique perspective as new football coach

Alumnus offers unique perspective as new football coach

Evan Porco, Sports Editor

October 29, 2018

As the Weymouth varsity football team furiously stormed down the field at the end of the fourth quarter, Brookline’s slight lead looked grim. Despite Weymouth’s momentum, a last-second interception by senior Wesley Delvar clinched a 27-24 win for Brookline. Following this win on Sept. 22 and anothe...

Jordan Dias tackles gender stereotypes

Jordan Dias tackles gender stereotypes

Cassidy Washburn, Regulars Editor

October 28, 2018

The leather football glides across the field and lands perfectly in the hands of her teammate. He sends the ball back with the same perfect arc he received it with, and together the two players jog off the field, joking with one another before the team huddle. Though she is the only female football playe...

Varsity football Head Coach Keith Thomas resigns

Varsity football Head Coach Keith Thomas resigns

Maddie Nagler, Sports Managing Editor

December 9, 2017

The end of year football banquet on Dec. 3 began the same way it always has. Athletes, parents and coaches gathered in the cafeteria to reminisce about a hard-fought season and highlight the efforts of talented players who helped make it all possible. However, as Head Coach Keith Thomas gave his fin...

Powderpuff player finds game unifying

Powderpuff player finds game unifying

Maddie Haswell, Contributing Writer

November 30, 2016

Powderpuff: a tradition that has been around for what seems like forever in the current generation of Brookline High students. It is a day where Juniors and Seniors become mortal enemies, and all grades swear that they either ‘bleed’ blue or red. A day where a blue sophomore does not dare walk do...

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