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Fall sports return to practice

Katya Tolunsky, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

As fall sports return with an intramural model, new safety guidelines require athletes to wear masks and social distance at all times throughout practice.  “I’m sure there’s some disappointment and lack of incentive to participate without having interschool competition,” Director of Athletics, Heal...

“Hardcore PE is not the priority”: PE reduces contact

Mia Calzolaio and Yin Fei

September 18, 2020

This year’s Physical Education (PE) program will promote social distancing, prevent large gatherings by closing off the locker rooms, and will require students to wear masks unless they are performing high-intensity aerobic activities or are 12 feet apart, according to the school’s reopening guidelines...

Lions trapped in the den: Intramural fall season

Lions trapped in the den: Intramural fall season

Louise Kim, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

Although the Ivy Preparatory School League decided not to operate its interscholastic fall athletics program, fall athletes will participate in a new intraschool athletics program, Director of Athletics, Health, and Physical Education Robert Annunziata wrote in the UD Athletics Reopening Plan and Pr...

Chasin to enroll at NHM in pursuit of basketball

Chasin to enroll at NHM in pursuit of basketball

Josh Underberg, Staff writer

June 3, 2020

“It was hard to imagine myself not being a Horace Mann student anymore,” Ben Chasin (11) said. In early April, after fourteen years at the school, Chasin made the difficult decision to leave in order to pursue his dream of playing college basketball. At the start of the 2020-2021 school year, Chasin...

“Bliss brownies” and bell ringings: Team traditions in UD sports

Liliana Greyf and Hannah Katzke

May 14, 2020

While stuffing your face with platefuls of penne pasta does not seem like the most typical form of team bonding, consuming gallons of carbs is an annual tradition of the Varsity Swim team (VS). Like VS, many sports teams at the school use traditions to ensure that they maintain close friendships thro...

Home plate to homemade ravioli: Coach Matthew Russo

Home plate to homemade ravioli: Coach Matthew Russo

Yin Fei and Vidhatrie Keetha

May 14, 2020

  The day after Thanksgiving means following a family tradition for Varsity baseball and football coach Matthew Russo: making his grandfather’s renowned turkey-stuffed ravioli with his family.  Cooking from scratch with his late grandfather’s original recipes is a part of his Italian-Ame...

Fernandez (12) pursues passion for baseball in postgraduate year

Fernandez (12) pursues passion for baseball in postgraduate year

Emily Sun and Mia Calzolaio

May 8, 2020

In August, as the Class of 2020 heads to colleges across the nation, Mark Fernandez (12) will return to high school in order to take a postgraduate (PG) year at the boarding school Choate Rosemary Hall. A PG year is a fifth year of high school that students can take to better prepare for college. Aca...

Cornstein hosts sports business forum

Cornstein hosts sports business forum

Louise Kim, Staff Writer

May 8, 2020

Although students, parents, and faculty may not be able to enjoy live sports on television every night, the Sports Business Forum provides them with the opportunity to engage with a different aspect of the sports world. “I like to look at the silver lining for everything,” Marc Cornstein ‘88, P ‘2...

Sports fans cope with a lost season

Sports fans cope with a lost season

Devin Allard-Neptune and Vidhatrie Keetha

May 1, 2020

“I didn't realize how serious [COVID-19] was until sports were getting canceled,” Sam Perlman (9) said. Beginning with the indefinite postponement of the NBA and NHL seasons on March 12, many annual sporting events, such as the NCAA March Madness Tournament and the MLB season, were canceled later...

MLB Player Pedro Alvarez shares key advice with baseball teams

Emma Colacino, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

“You don't get to talk to major league baseball players that much, so it's a rare opportunity,” Varsity Baseball player Miles Kuhn (10) said. However, on Wednesday, April 30, the Boys Varsity Baseball team had the opportunity to speak with Major League Baseball (MLB) player Pedro Alvarez ‘05 in...

Seniors mourn their last sports season

Emily Sun and Mia Calzolaio

May 1, 2020

When co-Captain of the Varsity Outdoor Track Team Charles Simmons (12) told his teammates that he had run his last race at the end of the indoor track season, they reassured him that he had another season outdoors in the spring. Now, Simmons’ statement rings true. On April 2, Head of School Dr. Tom...

The road to recruitment: HM student athletes take the next step

The road to recruitment: HM student athletes take the next step

Lauren Ho and Jacob Shaw

April 24, 2020

Since freshman year, Kiara Royer (12) has spent days at universities around the country, already knee-deep in the college process. She didn’t spend this time in a library, but rather on a soccer field, as coaches from prospective colleges watched her every move with a careful eye, gauging if she h...

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