The Sagamore

Sisters chosen to represent U.S. in international karate competition

Sisters chosen to represent U.S. in international karate competition

May 28, 2014

The Shoto Cup, a triennial international karate competition, will be held in Japan this fall from October 17 to 19. The competition hosts two different divisions: one for juniors and one for adults. Two sisters from the high school, junior Akane Wakai and freshman Moe Wakai, will be representing the...

Senior’s marathon ambitions not affected by last year’s tragedy

Senior’s marathon ambitions not affected by last year’s tragedy

May 2, 2014

When terrorists interrupted one of the most iconic days in Boston last year, terror, grief and loss swept over the nation. Two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon both frightened and unified the country. Despite all the turmoil of last year, senior Myles Parker planned on partici...

Mock trial team builds close-knit family bond

April 3, 2014

If you venture into the teachers’ lounge after school, you may witness a senior football player, a sophomore girl, a Sagamore staff member and a theater actor all laughing hysterically at a joke told by a junior lacrosse player. This room is home to the oddball family known as the mock trial team. “We...

Players take varied approaches to captainship

Players take varied approaches to captainship

April 2, 2014

When New York Yankees shortstop and captain Derek Jeter announced his retirement after the 2014 season last month, it sent shockwaves throughout the baseball world. It was not so much the timing of the statement – at 37, Jeter has seen better days – but the sheer prospect of a Jeter-less Yanke...

Alumni say BHS culture generally leads to college success

Alumni say BHS culture generally leads to college success

Kendall McGowan and JK Suh

January 23, 2014

Does Brookline High School prepare its students for college? Both alumni and faculty agree that the collegiate, freedom-based environment offered by the high school strengthens and prepares students well for the independent life of college. Alumni said that compared to their peers at college, they find th...

Girls ice hockey joins Newton South’s team

Girls ice hockey joins Newton South’s team

December 18, 2013

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...

Golf coach hones in on player mentality

November 22, 2013

“The day I stop getting nervous is the day I retire,” varsity golf coach Bill Camelio said. Camelio has been coaching at the high school for 16 years and has no plans to retire soon. Prior to his arrival at the high school, Camelio coached baseball at Needham High School and Newton South High School ...

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