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Spotlight on Junior Varsity sports: Boys Soccer

Nelson Gaillard, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2017


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Having tied their most recent game this past Wednesday, the Boys JV Soccer team hopes to push forward and win more games. With a record of 3-3-3, the team is well on its way to a positive outcome at the end of the season, Noah Fawer (10) said. Losing two out of the team’s first three games of the seaso...

Spotlight on Junior Varsity Sports: Field Hockey

Charlie Silberstein, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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Although falling to Fieldston in two consecutive games to open the season, Head Coach Caroline Surhoff and Girls Junior Varsity Field Hockey team remain optimistic. “I’m pleased with the JV field hockey team and all they have accomplished this year,” Coach Surhoff said, “They come to practice w...

The advantages of playing on home turf

The advantages of playing on home turf

Jeren Wei and Griffin Smith

October 13, 2017


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For many athletes, competing in home games is an integral part of being on a sports team; the support of their peers gives athletes the motivation and encouragement necessary to win. Many athletes believe that playing on school grounds gives them a “home advantage.” Jane Frankel (12), Girls Var...

Lions to Watch: Arianna Laufer (12)

Lions to Watch: Arianna Laufer (12)

Victor Dimitrov, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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Arianna Laufer (12) has been having the best season of her high school career and has been improving greatly because of the boosted team atmosphere of Girls Varsity Field Hockey, Laufer said. Laufer has been able to score more frequently than in past seasons, Laufer said. Laufer’s drive this year...

Lions to Watch: Kiara Royer (10)

Lions to Watch: Kiara Royer (10)

Katie Goldenberg, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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Although only a sophomore, Kiara Royer (10) is not new to the sport of soccer. This is her eighth year playing soccer and her fifth year as a member of the Manhattan Soccer Club. “I started because my friends were playing, but I grew to love the game,” she said. Royer was a starting freshman on ...

Lions to Watch: Masa Shiiki (10)

Lions to Watch: Masa Shiiki (10)

Victor Dimitrov, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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As a sophomore on the Boys Varsity Cross Country Team Masa Shiiki (10) hopes to continue improving as well as take on more of a leadership role on the team, he said.  This year, Shiiki’s training has increased and his stride has become better and more progressive, Shiiki said. Hills have been a...

Lions to Watch: Jahmire Cassanova (12)

Lions to Watch: Jahmire Cassanova (12)

Victor Dimitrov, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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Jahmire Cassanova (12) strives to improve the Boys Varsity Football team and his teammates on and off the field through his leadership as a captain, he said. “All the captains are very different. I like to lead by example,” Cassanova said. Cassanova tries to give the team energy and motivation...

Lions to Watch: Rachel Okin (12)

Lions to Watch: Rachel Okin (12)

Katie Goldenberg, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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For Rachel Okin (12), a love for tennis runs in the family. “I started playing when I was three because my dad played on the Horace Mann team; he loves tennis, so he taught me how to play,” she said. Since her early start, Okin has risen through the school’s tennis program, moving from the Middle Div...

Lions to Watch: Aurora Grutman (12)

Lions to Watch: Aurora Grutman (12)

William Han, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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Aurora Grutman, captain of Girls Varsity Cross Country, plans to give it her all this Saturday at Homecoming pushing herself and the team past its limits. “Aurora leads by example with her constant motivation and positive attitude,” Alexis Bolner (12) said. “Her dedication to becoming a better runner i...

Lions to Watch: Armand Dang (12)

Lions to Watch: Armand Dang (12)

Katie Goldenberg, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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Armand Dang (12) was recruited in middle school by his teammate and swim coach to join the Varsity Water Polo team. As a member of the Middle Division Swim team, Armand Dang’s (12) teammate and coach recruited him to join the Varsity Water Polo team. “Coach Moné told me it would help me to imp...

Lions to Watch: Anna Yarosh (12)

Lions to Watch: Anna Yarosh (12)

William Han, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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Anna Yarosh (12) and the Girls Varsity Volleyball team are super excited to play in front of the large crowd at Homecoming this weekend, Yarosh said. “Homecoming has a very different feel to it because there is such a large crowd compared to other games. Everyone in the stands is so excited that...

Lions to Watch: Evan Buonagurio (11)

Lions to Watch: Evan Buonagurio (11)

William Han, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017


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Speedster striker Evan Buonagurio (11) of the Boys Varsity Soccer team is prepared to put on a show this Saturday at Homecoming--like he has been doing all season, Buonagurio said. “Going into Homecoming, I’m super excited to get another win. I’m ready to give it my all, and I’m hoping to s...

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