The Sagamore

Hoshi excels in martial arts at national level

Hoshi excels in martial arts at national level

Mira Donahue, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

It is hard to believe that when she was a child, sophomore Yuki Hoshi would play a game of kicking her father around; now she is a nationally-ranked and internationally competing karate star. When Hoshi is not in school, she works with the Japan Karate Association of Boston in Coolidge Corner, known...

Squash teams grapples with major changes to program

Squash teams grapples with major changes to program

Eva Georgaklis, Staff Writer

January 2, 2020

After losing 14 out of the 20 members from last year, the boys varsity squash team will have to work towards building the team once again. The girls varsity squash team is hoping to have an even better season than last year. Started in 2015 by head coach science teacher Steve Lantos, the squash team...

Fencing team offers a focused and stress-free environment

Fencing team offers a focused and stress-free environment

Charlotte Foote, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Clashing swords. Swift movements. High energy. The team chants, “Go Warriors!” before their meet. A fencer gets ready, their focus solely on their opponent. The referee says, “En garde,” starting the beginning of the bout. Fencing is one of many winter sports that the high school offers....

Alpine skiers balance races with demanding schoolwork

Alpine skiers balance races with demanding schoolwork

Eliza Brown, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Snow. It’s something most people dread, from having to clean it up to the cold weather it brings. But for skiers, it’s heaven. Alpine ski racing is time consuming and requires a lot of preparation and effort to be successful. Despite the large time commitment, skiers have to prepare for their...

Hannah Lee breaks swim team records as a freshman

Hannah Lee breaks swim team records as a freshman

Nina Bingham, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

As freshman Hannah Lee swims through the icy pool, she is propelled by her drive, her passion for the sport and the support of her teammates. She stands out as a record-breaking swimmer, bursting with joy and team spirit. Over the course of the season, Lee broke not one, not two, but three records....

Increased awareness around physical therapy helps athletes

Increased awareness around physical therapy helps athletes

Elsie McKendry, Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

Once again, sophomore Liam Carmello leaves class to get water. In reality, Carmello is not thirsty. He gets up halfway through every class to stretch his injured back at the request of his physical therapist. Recovery can be a pain, both physically and mentally, but more student athletes are seeking...

Dance groups prepare extensively for pep rally

Dance groups prepare extensively for pep rally

Anastasiya Semyannikova

November 22, 2019

The cheers of students echo on the walls of the gymnasium. The sea of blue and red blend together on the bleachers as students cheer for each performance. Amidst all of this, it is showtime for the groups that perform at the pep rally. The pep rally is an annual event where hundreds of students gather...

Fantasy Football Explained

Fantasy Football Explained

Dan Friedman, Graphics Managing Editor

November 22, 2019

Lofchie stays positive through tough work

Lofchie stays positive through tough work

Elsie Wessels-Mains, Arts Editor

November 3, 2019

As each sports season begins, the athletic department is flooded with players on the freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams scrambling for their uniforms and equipment. With all this chaos, it seems difficult for each team to successfully get their supplies together on time.  For 24 years, Mar...

Berkshire camp brings running teams together

Berkshire camp brings running teams together

Zoe Tseng, Sports Editor

October 30, 2019

We all know the feeling of dread when you hear your alarm clock go off. But getting up on an ordinary morning is nothing compared to forcing yourself to go on a run as soon as you wake up.  That’s the type of commitment student athletes signed up for with the Berkshire Running Camp. For the member...

Girls varsity soccer team looks forward to a successful season

Girls varsity soccer team looks forward to a successful season

Peter Finnerty, Sports Editor

October 25, 2019

Nine wins, four ties and one loss as of Oct. 19. The girls varsity soccer team has been off to an explosive start for their season. This season, the team has been ranked number one in the state by the Boston Globe. Despite the rigors and challenges of the sport, the team has worked to build both ...

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