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Sea of Swimmers: School hosts Varsity Swimming Invitational

Sea of Swimmers: School hosts Varsity Swimming Invitational

Emily Shi and Hannah Katzke

January 17, 2020

The Boys and Girls Varsity Swim teams hosted 16 teams from around New York City for the school’s Varsity Swimming Invitational, the largest, longest, and only weekend meet of the season, placing second and fifth place respectively. The Lions excelled at the invitational meet despite it not affecting...

Jousting ‘Til the End: Girls Fencing Dominates Marymount

Jousting ‘Til the End: Girls Fencing Dominates Marymount

Bradley Bennett and Henry Owens

January 17, 2020

This Monday, the Girls Varsity Fencing team dominated the Marymount School, winning all three weapons with a combined score of 23-4. This was another victory in what has been a mixed season for the team, with foil going 6-1, sabre 2-4, and epee 4-3. Three different weapons constitute the divisions...

Table Tennis remains undefeated

Table Tennis remains undefeated

Yesh Nikam and Emma Colacino

January 17, 2020

On Monday, The Varsity Table Tennis team beat the Browning School 4-1 in the multipurpose room to extend their undefeated season to 4-0. This was their second match against Browning, after emerging victorious in their opening match of the season. The team has practiced diligently four times a week for...

Coach Spotlight: Greg Quilty

Coach Spotlight: Greg Quilty

Henry Owens and Vishatrie Keetha

January 17, 2020

Throughout nearly fifty years of wrestling experience, Coach Gregg Quilty has amassed a wealth of knowledge with which he passionately instructs the Varsity Wrestling Team. Quilty was first exposed to wrestling by his older brother, Jeff. After Jeff began wrestling in high school, he would often come...

Unconventional Sports: Mayzar Azmi racecar driving

Unconventional Sports: Mayzar Azmi racecar driving

Julia Goldberg, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

While most athletes at the school practice their sport on the field, track, or court, Mayzar Azmi (10) practices his sport in the comfort in his home—on a race car simulator, which he built himself out of aluminium extrusions. Originally, Azmi’s passion for engineering sparked his interest in racing....

Boys Varsity Basketball splits games against Packer and Browning

Boys Varsity Basketball splits games against Packer and Browning

Adam Frommer, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

Boys Varsity Basketball lost to a last-second shot at Packer and beat Browning with missing players due to illnesses and injuries. With less than fifteen seconds left during the Packer game, Robert Mantz (12) made a three-point shot to tie the game at 68 points. However, Packer quickly came back with...

Technical rule denies wrestling first win of 2020 against Poly Prep

Technical rule denies wrestling first win of 2020 against Poly Prep

Emily Shi and Madison Xu

January 10, 2020

Despite achieving one of their best performances of the season on Wednesday, the Varsity Wrestling Team lost to Poly Prep on a decision based on technical criteria – a rare event that has not occurred in four years. Since the Lions lacked wrestlers to fill one weight class, Poly received an automatic...

Trashketball: Horace Mann’s sublime pastime is back with a stinky vengeance

Trashketball: Horace Mann’s sublime pastime is back with a stinky vengeance

Adrian Arnaboldi, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

Players came prepared to tango and bruise egos with headbands, arm sleeves, and jerseys for the ceremonial second day of Trashketball action out on the hardwood. While players engaged in grueling battles on the court, spectators were in awe of the superhuman play. Participants were chomping at the...

GVB wins A-level tournament and brings record to 6-0

Talia Winiarsky, Staff Writer

December 20, 2019

The Girls Varsity Basketball Team likes to call themselves a “third-quarter team,” Rosy Arora (11) said. During last weekend’s tournament at Somers High School, the Michael DePaoli 24th Annual Memorial Basketball Tournament, the Lions demonstrated their capability to triumph in the second half...

Snow much fun: Ski team travels to Stratton for training

Snow much fun: Ski team travels to Stratton for training

Marina Kazarian, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

While the Varsity Ski Team has not had any races so far, the group has a lot of potential, especially with several kids, including the new freshmen, skiing outside of school, Varsity Ski Team Coach Rawlins Troop said. “I think we can win every race we’re in,” he said. To gain additional experience,...

Mental preparedness in athletics

Mental preparedness in athletics

Julia Goldberg, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

Tackling an opponent, speeding down a snowy mountain, and shooting an arrow all require physical preparation,but they also require mental preparedness, which athletes can build through a routine. “Mental strength is super important because you’re being knocked down again, again, and again,” rugby...

Player Spotlight: Peter Lehv

Player Spotlight: Peter Lehv

Marina Kazarian, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Peter Lehv’s (12) love of squash stemmed from his affinity for racket sports, he said. Over the course of his career, Lehv went from playing squash only a couple times a week in middle school to eventually becoming one of the top 75 players in the nation for his age group. “I was playing a lot...

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