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Soaring Eagles

Felix Ong II, Staff Writer

December 14, 2007


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Anna Schneider - Basketball Junior Anna Schneider is on the varsity girls basketball team and is looking forward to a great season. “I like the fact that our team is very young, mostly sophomores, meaning that next year most of us will have all played together as a team before,” Anna said. A...

Sports Don’t Have to Include Sweat, Tears and Blood

Nadya Agrawal, Senior Writer

December 14, 2007


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The fast pace and difficulty of certain organized sports don’t appeal to everyone and can be time-consuming for the busy student. For competitive or non-competitive students who want to get active, do something different and have fun with friends, bocce ball, croquet and roller skating are just som...

Basketball Bounces Back

Nicole Schreiber, Staff Writer

December 14, 2007


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Every sports team wears an outfit on game days, but the boys basketball team dress to impress in a collared shirt and tie. Thier team spirit shows as they strut around the campus and when they dribble the ball on the courts. Despite the loss of six seniors, the boys varsity basketball team is revamp...

Boys Cross country Makes Strides Despite Odds

Alex Williamson, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007


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Though it felt the grind from lack of runners, the boys varsity cross country team was still able to overcome the obstacles it faced. “[The season] has gone somewhat surprisingly well, considering the number of varsity runners that graduated last year,” sophomore Eric Safai said. “Many people have s...

Sports Briefs

Lauren Ilano, Copy Editor

November 21, 2007


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New Coaches Named For Winter Season JV girls soccer team recently lost its longtime coach Jon Hayman after he unexpectedly quit his position. Hayman, a history teacher at Egan Middle School, could not put in the time to coach this season. According to Athletic Director Kim Cave, the school is in th...

New Trainer Brings Aid to Student Athletes

Ancy Dow, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007


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The school hired a new athletic trainer, Jasmine Gittens, who is currently involved in the majority of after-school sports at the school. From 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. every day, Gittens can be seen prowling the fields, in the weight-training room or the gym. Gittens takes care of injured athletes and helps t...

Ballerina Dances Her Way to the Top

Hallie Keenan, Business Manager

November 21, 2007


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Tennis shoes. Soccer cleats. Golf studs. Every sport has its own type of footwear. Unlike many other athletes, senior Kristen Pawloski gets suited up by lacing silk ribbons and squishing her toes against hard wood. But being a ballerina doesn’t just include having the right slippers. It also takes p...

Soaring Eagles

Courtney Moulds, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007


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Rachael Wolber - Field Hockey Senior Rachel Wolber joined the varsity field hockey team this year after playing on junior varsity previously. She has been working to become a more aggressive player and a strong leader for her team. “I’m the [oldest] goalie on the field hockey, so I really had t...

Their Bones May Break, But These Athletes Don’t

Sahil Luthra, Staff Writer

November 21, 2007


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Barely three-quarters through the first semester, the number of student injuries is already staggering. Phrases like “broken bone,” “torn muscle,” “concussion,” “physical therapy” and “surgery” are casually tossed around like footballs. According to Sherry Auerbach, a physical therapi...

Shooting For Success

Claire Bedard, Senior Writer

November 21, 2007


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At the end of an exceptional season, the girls water polo team is looking back with pride. With a flawless league record and only three games lost before league games, the team was doing very well and was looking forward to the league championships. “It was kind of interesting because we ended u...

Making Waves

Paul Winterbotham, Senior Writer

October 19, 2007


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After getting third place in CCS last year, the girls water polo team feared that it would not be able to repeat its success due to key losses from last year’s team. But so far this season, the team has been doing better than they expected. “I’m surprised that we’re doing so well,” junior ...

Boys Water Polo Utilizes Chemistry to Create Explosive Season

Nicole Schreiber, Staff Writer

October 19, 2007


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This year’s boys varsity water polo has started the fall season on a good note with a record of 9-7. The team is in a tough division this year, but according to Coach Ed Samuels, they still have a chance to win their league. “It is hard to appreciate [our record],” Samuels said. “But we ar...

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