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AOTI: Amelia Lee ’22 and Jared Gura ’22

Husayn Ladha '24 September 13, 2022

For Amelia Lee ’22 and Jared Gura ’22, the journey to securing twin ISL championships for the Boys and Girls Varsity Tennis Teams was made possible by unwavering camaraderie. After a canceled 2020...

Teamwork and Integrity: How Groton Tennis Rose to the Top

Anjanette Lin '25 and Chloe Han '25 September 13, 2022

Perhaps the most distinguished teams on campus, Groton School’s girls and boys tennis teams were strong competitors in the Independent School League (ISL) and the New England Preparatory School Athletic...

The NFL’s New Hiring Policies Hope to Improve Diversity

The NFL’s New Hiring Policies Hope to Improve Diversity

Julie Xie '23 May 28, 2022

On Mar. 28, 2022, the NFL Diversity Advisory Committee was created to enforce new hiring policies for increasing diversity within the coaching staff. The league is mandated to hire women or people of minority...

Lower School Athletes to Watch

Charlie Weisberg '23 May 28, 2022

Christopher Hovet ’25: Chris started running in second form so that he could keep himself in good shape, but it only took Chris Hovet ’25 a year to “fall in love with the team and the sport.”...

Athlete of the Issue: Aine Ley

Athlete of the Issue: Aine Ley

Evan Khym '24 May 28, 2022

A paddle strikes the water, a wave emerging from under the dark red shell reading “Groton”. A chain of ripples crashes onto the nearby dock as the voices of coxswains loom over the placid river. It...

Perfect Madness: What Made the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Great

Perfect Madness: What Made the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Great

Alec Konigsberg '23 May 28, 2022

This year’s installment of March Madness had it all: a deserving champion, crazy upsets, a historic semifinal matchup, and a record-breaking Cinderella story that became America’s team in just a week....

Lower School Athletes to Watch

Joon Whang , Sports Editor February 9, 2022

Angus Frew: Angus Frew '25 grew up loving the game on ice. With an outdoor rink and a strong local Hockey program, Angus managed to "play nearly everyday." Beyond his background in the sport, his...

Athlete of the Issue: Griffin Johnson ’22

Charlie Weisberg ’23, Assistant Sports Editor February 9, 2022

Griffin Johnson was a chief contributor to the Groton Boys Squash win at the Division III nationals in 2020, and now two years later, Johnson leads the team as captain as they look to claim another...

Novaxx: Who’s to Blame for Djokovic’s Australian Open Conundrum?

Novaxx: Who’s to Blame for Djokovic’s Australian Open Conundrum?

Husayn Ladha '24, Staff Writer February 9, 2022

  From attempting to unionize professional tennis to hitting a line judge with a ball at the US Open, Novak Djokovic is not a stranger to controversy. Yet, just as Djokovic could make on-court...

Dawgs On Top: How Georgia Finally Conquered Alabama’s College Football Empire

Dawgs On Top: How Georgia Finally Conquered Alabama’s College Football Empire

Alec Konigsberg '23, Staff Writer February 9, 2022

  On Monday, January 10, the Georgia Bulldogs finally overcame their football program’s biggest hump of the College Football Playoff era, defeating Nick Saban’s Alabama Crimson Tide in the...

Cooperstown: The Hall of Shame

Evan Khym ’24, Sports Editor February 9, 2022

Whether it be Hank Aaron with his unbroken runs-batted-in record, Derek Jeter with his signature jump-throw, Mickey Mantle with his 565 foot home runs, or Tom Seaver with his nine consecutive 200-strikeout...

Why AFCON Deserve

Henry Haskell '23, Staff Writer February 9, 2022

It's been almost three years since it last took place but Africa's biggest international football tournament - the Africa Cup of Nations - is back. Will Algeria sit atop the throne once more? Is Mohamed...

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Compensate or Don’t Operate: Resolving the MLB Lockout

Evan Khym '24, Sports Editor December 22, 2021

Effective December 2nd at 12:01 am, all 30 team owners unanimously agreed to a work stoppage,  marking the start of Major League Baseball’s first work lockout since 1995. Major League Baseball operates...

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Athlete of the Issue: Calie Messina

Joon Whang '23, Sports Editor December 21, 2021

The crowd goes silent in anticipation. A cavernous gym echoes the rhythmic dribbles of the ball. The glistening acrylic hardwood floor thuds with every step. Then, the shot—then-freshman Calie Messina...

The Fight for the Games

Jack Lionette ’23, Staff Writer October 30, 2021

Under the shadow of the newly elected Olympic stadium, Mariah de Penha stands solemnly, fist raised towards the sky in protest. A group of 50 crowd around her, arms interlocked in mutual objection to the...

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Athlete of the Issue: Stanislas Robert

Evan Khym ’24, Sports Editor October 30, 2021

As the first pack of runners closes in on the finish, the towering form of Stanislas Robert ’22 charges through the final stretch of the race. A dedicated runner and captain, Stanislas has served as...

Lower School Athletes to Watch

Charlie Dubois ’24, Staff Writer October 30, 2021

Jack Christensen ’25 Info: Third Form, Varsity Soccer, Position: Goalkeeper  Jack Christensen ‘25 is the guy we want to protect our goal. Although his athletic instinct and goalkeeper IQ are...

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Why You Should Start Watching F1

Lucas Gordon '23 and Henry Burnham '23 October 30, 2021

F1 is on the rise. The current viewership rate is 50% higher than 2020, with new viewership records being broken seemingly every race. With this all coming on the eve of sweeping regulation changes and...

Simone Biles: American Hero without Bringing Home Gold

Simone Biles: American Hero without Bringing Home Gold

Calen Cagney ’23, Staff Writer September 25, 2021

  Exiting the floor before her official withdrawal at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, Simone Biles told her coach, "I just don't trust myself." When it came time for Biles to show out on the vault–typically...

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 28: Ryan Goins #17 of the Toronto Blue Jays breaks his bat in the fifth inning during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 28, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Blue Jays won 4-3.   Mitchell Layton/Getty Images/AFP
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The 12-Team Playoff: College Football’s Newest Bad Idea

Alec Konigsberg '23, Staff Writer September 25, 2021

This June, the College Football Playoff (CFP) Board of Managers approved a summer study period devoted to assessing the practicality of a 12-team playoff bracket.  While many fans of teams who...

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Tokyo Olympics: Unity Amidst Isolation

Julie Xie ’23, Staff Writer September 25, 2021

339 events, 11,000 athletes spanning more than 200 countries, and 42 venues awaited the quadrennial event of the century. Yet not a single person was sitting on those bleachers.  The Tokyo Olympics...

BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 28: Ryan Goins #17 of the Toronto Blue Jays breaks his bat in the fifth inning during a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 28, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Blue Jays won 4-3.   Mitchell Layton/Getty Images/AFP
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Laissez-Faire Baseball: A Pitch Definitely Worth Taking

Henry Haskell '23 September 25, 2021

Isn’t it ironic how America’s favorite past-time shares similar flaws with the American capitalistic society we live in currently?    As MLB teams such as the Los Angeles Dodgers and...

Athlete of the Issue: Sobenna Egwuekwe

Charlie Weisberg ’23, Assistant Sports Editor September 25, 2021

After a year of playing on outdoor grass and no competition, Sobenna Egwuekwe ’22 is ready to step into the captain role for the volleyball team and lead her teammates into a new season. Sobenna has...

Sports Practices and ISL Games: What To Expect This Fall

Sports Practices and ISL Games: What To Expect This Fall

Evan Khym ‘24, Staff Writer September 25, 2021

Last year, athletes on the Circle were forced to adjust to new Covid-19 tailored seasons. Most interscholastic games were suspended and strict protocols limited many athletes’ practice. However,...

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The Plight of the Black Quarterback

Sam Winkler '23 June 1, 2021

“With the eleventh pick of the NFL Draft, the Chicago Bears select Justin Fields, Quarterback, Ohio State.” Those words boomed from TVs around the nation as millions tuned into the draft a month ago....

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Athlete of the Issue: Zoe Colloredo-Mansfeld ’21

Evan Khym '24, Assistant Sports Editor June 1, 2021

As captain of Girl's crew, Zoe stands out not only as one of the strongest contributors to her boat in power and strength but also as a leader for the new, emerging rowers on the team. In a year of uncertainty,...

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The Stanley Cup: Who Will Win It All?

Huck Jamison '22, Assistant Sports Editor June 1, 2021

With a shortened NHL season for the year 2021, a lot of questions have arisen about who will hoist the Stanley Cup. Here are the three teams that have the best shot to do so:   The Colorado...

Lower School Athletes To Watch

Evan Khym '24 April 21, 2021

Zachary Webber A third former throwing faster than eighty miles is a sight to behold: well, that’s the kind of talent Zachary Webber ’24 brings to Groton’s baseball program. Zachary started...

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Athlete of the Issue: Anthony Romano

Derek Hu '21, Editor in Chief April 20, 2021

On the lacrosse field, Anthony Romano ’21 is a ferocious and skillful defender. In the weightroom, he is an inspiring and hardworking presence. To his teammates and classmates, Anthony is a natural leader...

Who’s The Basketball GOAT?

Who’s The Basketball GOAT?

The GOAT debate in the NBA has gone on for multiple decades. As more and more players get inducted into the Hall of Fame and become all-time greats, the number of candidates to be the GOAT has increased...

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A New Face In the Athletic Center

Evan Khym ’24 March 9, 2021

This winter, Daniel “OJ” Ojeda joined the Groton Athletics Department as a strength and conditioning coach. In his short time on the Circle, OJ has established himself as a dependable and committed...

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The Phases of Winter Sports

Joon Yeong '23, Assistant Sports Editor March 9, 2021

As a school that stresses its academics along with athletics, the recent pandemic has led to a tough balancing between sports and health. First, there is the obvious concern regarding the spread of Covid-19...

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Athlete of the Issue: Neve Ley ’21

Julie Xie ’23 March 9, 2021

Neve Ley ’21, co-captain of the girl’s ice hockey team, has showcased her proficiency in the rink the moment she stepped on campus. From the team’s first win against St. Marks during her third form...

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NFL Draft Prospects

Huck Jamison '22 March 9, 2021

Can’t Miss The best prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft is Oregon offensive tackle Penei Sewell. Although someone like Trevor Lawrence is arguably the greatest football prospect the game has ever seen,...

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A Lucky Run or the New Standard?

Henry Haskell '23 March 9, 2021

When the NBA season started this fall, all the talk in the Western Conference was about the clear contenders for the number one spot: the Clippers and Lakers. Surprisingly, as the All-Star Break draws...

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Lower School Athletes to Watch

Charlie Weisberg '22, Sports Editor February 8, 2021

Evan Khym ’24 As a new third former, Evan Khym ’24 brings young talent to the Groton Boys Varsity Squash Team. Evan was first introduced to squash over seven years ago. His excitement of sprinting...

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Athlete of the Issue: Ronan Doherty

Tyler Weisberg '22, Sports Editor February 8, 2021

  When Ronan Doherty first joined the hockey team as a young second former, the team record was 11-13. But during his fifth form year, the team’s record was a staggering 22-8. As a senior captain,...

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Biggest Winners and Losers of NBA Free Agency 2k20

Huck Jamison '22, Photographer December 15, 2020

Biggest Winners Los Angeles Lakers The Lakers had the best off season that nobody is talking about. Since the season ended, there have not been as many superstars changing teams as last year. The...

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Athlete of the Issue: Katherine Sapinski

Tyler Weisberg '22, Sports Editor December 15, 2020

Walking off the court at the New England Interscholastic Squash Tournament, Katherine Sapinski ’21 had no idea that could be her last squash match for Groton. She had just gone undefeated at High School...

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Remembering Maradona: A Legend On and Off The Field

Joon Whang , Assistant Sports Editor December 15, 2020

On November 15th of this year, the world lost one of the greatest sports figures in soccer history. Diego Maradona, aged 60 at the time of his heart attack, was a dominant soccer player who led his Argentinian...

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