The Circle Voice

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

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

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...

The 4-2 Program

Jack Ehrgott '22 November 3, 2020

To the dismay of many Groton students, the loss of the 2020 spring sports season was yet another effect of the COVID-19 pandemic. To compensate for this loss, the school created the 4-2 program: a system...

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Roger Goodell: Sports’ Worst Commissioner

Henry Haskell '23 November 3, 2020

Roger Goodell, the commissioner of the National Football League, is under heat once again. With two teams plagued by Covid-19, the NFL is beginning to fall apart, and all fingers point to Goodell. Compared...

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Why Groton Needs a Track

Andrew Johnson '22 November 3, 2020

One of the most exciting things during the day for lots of Groton students is putting down their books and heading to the athletic center. Well, in the case of Track and Field athletes, it’s heading...

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AOTI: Selah Barrett

Eleanor Taggart '24, Staff Writer November 3, 2020

Since she was a little kid, Selah Barrett ‘21 has loved soccer. Coming in as a new 5th former, she quickly found her spot as a strong contributor to the Girls Varsity Soccer team and is now deep into...

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Drew Brees and Kneeling

Joon Whang '23, Sports Assistant Editor November 3, 2020

In light of the death of George Floyd and the Black Lives Matter protests, a resurgence in the fight for racial justice and equality has emerged. The once controversial act of kneeling to the national...

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Lower School Athletes To Watch

Julie Xie '23 November 3, 2020

Soccer: Julia Spada ’24 Groton Girls Soccer welcomes a new member onto its team: Julia Spada ’24. Julia has played soccer for most of her life, and currently plays center-back and holding midfield...

Why the Dodgers Should win this years World Series

Why the Dodgers Should win this year’s World Series

Huck Jamison '22, Photographer November 3, 2020

As we get deeper into the month of October, many of the major sports leagues are coming to a close. With the Tampa Bay Lightning winning the Stanley Cup, the Los Angeles Lakers taking home the Larry O'Brien...

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Who will win the NBA Playoffs?

Tyler Weisberg '22 and Huck Jamison '22 September 13, 2020

Chief Analyst Huck Jamison: The Miami Heat will be the team to win the 2020 NBA Championship. This isn’t based around the fact that 2020 has been a wild year as a whole, but rather that the Heat are...

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Groton Sports: What Has Changed?

Tyler Weisberg '22, Sports Editor September 13, 2020

Assistant Head for External Programs Megan Harlan’s email gave students some insight on how the sports program has changed this fall, and to find out more, we conducted an interview with the athletic...

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Athlete of the Issue: Aroon Sankoh

Michael Lu '24, Staff Writer September 13, 2020

Aroon Sankoh ’21 started his varsity running career when he came to Groton in third form, moving up to the varsity squad by his third race. In the same year, he placed 20th in the Independent School...

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Non-Groton Sports: A No-Go

Maya Gite '22, Features Assistant Editor September 13, 2020

Non-Groton sports, also known as club sports, have been a popular fit into many Groton students’ athletic routines. In past years, student-athletes have joined additional teams in order to stay in shape,...

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Committed Fall Athletes

Christina Oelhafen '21, Features Editor September 13, 2020

While most seniors will retire their sticks, helmets, and cleats at the end of this not so normal fall season, four will continue their high school sports careers to the collegiate level. This season,...

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The Uncertainty of Sports Leagues Returning

Tyler Weisberg '22, Sports Editor May 31, 2020

Groton students are consumers of sports entertainment like millions of other people around the world. Due to the coronavirus, many sports leagues globally have either “shutdown,” “paused,” or “delayed”...

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Athlete of the Issue: Mary Collins

Michelle Kim '23, Staff Writer April 28, 2020

Captain Mary Collins '20 is most recognizable by her gait as she saunters across the slick, shiny court. She stops at the free-throw line, eyeing the basket. All eyes watch her as she takes her final breath....

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