The Record

Girls Varsity Soccer reaches NYSAIS semi-finals for second year in a row

Girls Varsity Soccer reaches NYSAIS semi-finals for second year in a row

Abigail Salzhauer

November 10, 2017


Filed under Lions' Den, Showcase

This past Friday, the Girls Varsity Soccer team played in the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) semi-finals. This is the fourth year in a row that they have made the playoffs, and after three consecutive years of winning the Ivy League, the team lost 0-1 to Riverdale. The team had an 11-3...

Turning students into heroes: Required CPR and First Aid course

Turning students into heroes: Required CPR and First Aid course

Betsey Bennett, Staff Writer

October 20, 2017


Filed under Lions' Den

About five years ago, a girl had a seizure during a trip with friends to Paradise Island, Upper Division Physical Education Department Chair Ray Barile. Several students who had completed the school’s cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid course were able to use the skills that they had...

Spotlight on Junior Varsity sports: Girls Volleyball

Mark Fernandez, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Lions' Den

The Girls JV Volleyball team is in the middle of a winning streak. Lead by head coach Michelle Amilicia and assistant coach Neven Skoblar, the team is currently 6-2, with its most recent win being against Poly Prep 2-1. Amilicia has seen that the team is very dedicated. When Amilicia arrives to pract...

Spotlight on Junior Varsity sports: Boys Soccer

Nelson Gaillard, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2017


Filed under Lions' Den

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


Filed under Lions' Den

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


Filed under Lions' Den

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


Filed under Lions' Den

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


Filed under Lions' Den

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


Filed under Lions' Den

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


Filed under Lions' Den

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


Filed under Lions' Den

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


Filed under Lions' Den

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...

Horace Mann's Weekly Newspaper Since 1903
Lions’ Den