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Varsity Water Polo team ends Season with a splash: ivy league champions

Varsity Water Polo team ends Season with a splash: ivy league champions

Talia Winiarsky, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

Navigating the worlds above and below water while also managing the chaos of travelling between the two is one of the many skills that the Varsity Water Polo team uses, Nina Gaither (11) said. Practicing these skills has benefited the team, as they are the Ivy Preparatory School League (IPSL) champion....

Aidan Aiskiks: shooting for the future

Aidan Aiskiks: shooting for the future

Josh Underberg, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

“We were representing our families, we were representing our countries, and we were representing where we came from,” Aidan Aisiks (12) said, reflecting on his experience at the Maccabi Games. “I learned that soccer can bring cultures together even if you can’t communicate with your opponents,”...

Pros as role models

Pros as role models

Marina Kazarian, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

Whether it is through a screen or in person, watching professional athletes and sports teams both inspires school athletes and teaches them how to improve their game. Catherine Mignone (10), a member of the Girls’ Cross Country, Swimming, and Rugby teams, said that knowing Katie Ledecky, an Olympic...

Homefield Advantage: pros and cons of playing at homecoming

Homefield Advantage: pros and cons of playing at homecoming

Emily Shi, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

Year after year, crowds of students, teachers, faculty, and alumni venture to the school on a Saturday morning to support fall athletes. For the Lions, who are tasked with embodying the spirit of the school throughout the day, the event brings both adrenaline and intense pressure to succeed on the home...

One last ride: class of ‘20 athletes suiting up for the final time in their senior years

One last ride: class of ‘20 athletes  suiting up for the final time in their senior years

Yotam Hahn, Staff Writer

October 11, 2019

After the Varsity Boys Basketball team’s starting point guard fouled out in the final minutes of the fourth quarter, the team began to worry about its chances to win, Sangmin Lee (12) said. The team was playing against undefeated rival Riverdale. Kyle Gaillard ‘19 missed the game winner at the...

When we roar the loudest: the Lions’ fiercest rivalries

When we roar the loudest: the Lions’ fiercest rivalries

Josh Underberg and Julia Goldberg

October 11, 2019

Jack Golub ‘15 can recall the court literally shaking from the cheers of the school’s fans during Buzzell 2014, a game against the school’s toughest rival, Riverdale, he said. “We entered halftime down two, struggled to get any momentum, and then ripped off a game ending in 20-2,” he said....

eSports: the debate around whether eSports should be considered a “real” sport

eSports: the debate around whether eSports should be considered a “real” sport

Yesh Nikam and Natalie Sweet

October 11, 2019

eSports, a rising and fast-growing part of the gaming community, is redefining the traditional boundaries of sports internationally and within the school’s community. “The premise around eSports is competitive video gaming,” co-president of the school’s eSports Club Spencer Kahn (12) said....

(Field)ing optimistic: JV Field Hockey looks to improve on slow start

(Field)ing optimistic: JV Field Hockey looks to improve on slow start

Lauren Ho, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

Despite losing 1-5 to Hackley in their second game of the season on Monday, the Junior Varsity Field Hockey team is determined to overcome their small numbers and limited experience. Last Tuesday, the team defeated Riverdale 2-1 in their first game of the season with a second half goal scored by...

5-1 JV girls volleyball has strong start

5-1 JV girls volleyball has strong start

Jack Crovitz, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

The Girls’ Junior Varsity Volleyball team has had a fruitful start to the season, with a 5-1 record. The team’s stood out due to their exemplary serving and communication skills, Coach Jason Torres said. “Our sophomores have done especially well this year,” in particular Gabby Chong, Saniya...

Girls JV Tennis roars to undefeated start

Girls JV Tennis roars to undefeated start

Rowan Mally, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

The long awaited tennis courts adjacent to Lutnick Hall made their grand opening last week. The freshly painted lines and bright colors provide a state of the art home court for the Lions. However, while the courts may be new, the culture and success of the Girls’ Junior Varsity Tennis team is not,...

Friday night lions: football falls to Dobbs Ferry

Talia Winiarsky, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

Varsity Football’s game last Friday night against Dobbs Ferry was like a movie, Jonas Jacobson (11) said. “The team emerged from a steep road, and the entire town came behind them. The police department was there, they had cheerleaders, and it seemed like everyone from the school was there.” After...

Pros and cons of not having a JV Girls Soccer team

Adrian Arnaboldi, Staff Writer

September 27, 2019

Greener pastures are ahead for the up-and-coming girls’ soccer program. The program will be without a JV team for the second year in a row. With only 16 players trying out for the team, Coach Tim Sullivan was forced to create only one team. Almost half of the team’s 16 players are freshmen, and the...

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