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Deflategate: Goodell Up And Brady Down

Deflategate: Goodell Up And Brady Down

May 13, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports

While Grotonians were on their Spring Long Weekend, the newest chapter of the Deflategate saga unfolded. For those who have not been following what has been dubbed “Deflategate,” in the 2015 AFC Championship game between the New England Patriots and the Indianapolis Colts, the Patriots were accused...

Will Chef Curry Cook Again?

Will Chef Curry Cook Again?

May 13, 2016


Filed under Sports, Winter

The NBA Playoffs have already brought great excitement in two seven-games series, overtime games, and astounding individual performances from players such as Isiah Thomas, Paul Millsap, and Draymond Green. Competition will be fierce, especially in the Western Conference, as teams vie to reach the finals...

The Ultimate FSA

The Ultimate FSA

Michael Xiao '18

May 13, 2016


Filed under Sports, Spring

A group of nine students, coached by Dr. Lamarre-Vincent, are reintroducing ultimate frisbee to the Circle. For those that don’t know, ultimate, as some call it, is a non-contact sport that involves throwing and passing the frisbee along a field in order to score in an end zone. There are usually seven...

Athlete of the Issue: Jack Fitzpatrick ’16

Athlete of the Issue: Jack Fitzpatrick ’16

Aram Moossavi '17, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016


Filed under Sports, Spring

Jack Fitzpatrick ’16 is a dual-varsity athlete in basketball and baseball who has played sports since childhood.“I came out of the womb balling,” he recalls. Sports were a way for Jack to make friends and have fun. Jack has been on varsity basketball since his Fourth Form year. Renowned for...

Inside the Scrum: The Groton Rugby Association

Inside the Scrum: The Groton Rugby Association

Westby Caspersen '17, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016


Filed under Sports, Spring

The extremely popular Rugby FSA, better known as the Groton Rugby Association (GRA), wants to continue the team’s historic success this spring. While undefeated seasons are rare for high school teams, rugby can make the prestigious claim of never having lost a game in its four-year history. Although...

Hope Springs Eternal: MLB Predictions

Hope Springs Eternal: MLB Predictions

Arthur Jelin '16 and DJ Jelin '19

April 22, 2016


Filed under Sports, Spring

Winner of AL East Boston Red Sox Projected Record: 88-74 There are a lot of question marks that go along with this team, and the division is going to be competitive. Nevertheless, the Red Sox have an offense with the potential to be explosive, a revamped bullpen, and they have an ace pitcher ...

Spring Sports Preview

Spring Sports Preview

Delaney Tantillo '17, Assistant Sports Editor

April 22, 2016


Filed under Sports, Spring

Boys’ Lacrosse Despite the departure of several impact players, boys varsity lacrosse has a great amount of returning talent. Led by Sixth Form captains John Beatty ‘16, Wells Burrell ‘16, and Mike Brown ‘16, the team hopes to capitalize on the defensive end of the field. Brown says the team ha...

Athlete of the Issue: Sammy Johnson ’16

Athlete of the Issue: Sammy Johnson ’16

Annie Colloredo-Mansfeld '18, Copy Editor

February 9, 2016


Filed under Athlete Of the Issue, Sports

Sammy Johnson ’16 is a tri-varsity athlete and has been playing sports for as long as she can remember. Her hockey career began at the age of eight, when she competed in the “Mighty Mights” league, while she began competing in club lacrosse in sixth grade. Sammy has continued her strong involvement...

Jog!

Jog!

Westby Caspersen '17, Staff Writer

February 9, 2016


Filed under Sports, Winter

The Alumni Basketball Game is a recent tradition at Groton, and is one of the season’s highlights for both current and former Boys’ Varsity Basketball players. While the game is played with some seriousness, it is a time when players can show their skills and have a fun time. This year, faculty...

The Price is Right: MLB Offseason

The Price is Right: MLB Offseason

Arthur Jelin '16 and DJ Jelin '19

February 9, 2016


Filed under Sports, Winter

The MLB offseason period is usually a wild ride with lots of unexpected twists and turns, and so far this year it has been no disappointment. After a July 31 trade deadline left some teams wanting more, general managers wasted no time getting to the phones and striking deals once the postseason ended....

Specialization in Failure

Specialization in Failure

Hadley Callaway '17, Assistant News Editor

February 9, 2016


Filed under Sports, Winter

The desire to compete at the collegiate level has pressured kids across the country into specializing in a single sport and taking supplements of questionable quality. This dangerous combination has serious consequences that extend even into the Circle. Discussion about the hazards of specialization...

Athlete of the Issue: Ward Betts ’16

Athlete of the Issue: Ward Betts ’16

Feild Gomila '17, Columnist & Copy Editor

October 31, 2015


Filed under Athlete Of the Issue, Sports

Ward Betts ’16 has been a tri-varsity athlete since coming to Groton in Fourth Form; he plays defensive center-back for soccer in the fall, winger for hockey in the winter, and middle infield (batting leadoff) for baseball in the spring. In all three sports, Ward has seen his dedicated work ethic pay...

Parents’ Weekend Games Preview

Parents’ Weekend Games Preview

Delaney Tantillo '17, Assistant Sports Editor

October 31, 2015


Filed under Fall, Sports

Varsity Football vs. St. George’s After beginning the season 2-0, Groton Football looks to build off of their early momentum. The team has done an excellent job of executing plays in their games thus far, especially on the offensive end. Captains John Beatty ‘16, Arthur Jelin ‘16 and Malcol...

NHL Season Back Underway

NHL Season Back Underway

Aron Cho '16

October 31, 2015


Filed under Fall, Sports

By mid-October, the NHL season was already in full swing. This year’s NHL season will feature several rule changes, top draft picks, and three outdoor games. Rule Changes A rule that has been implemented this year by the NHL is the coach’s challenge. Coaches can now challenge goals that have ...

NBA Season Projections

NBA Season Projections

October 31, 2015


Filed under Fall, Sports

The Circle Voice Sports Section has created its own NBA projections for the 2015-2016 season. The following will cover the projected top finishers in each conference. The Cleveland Cavaliers look poised to win the Eastern Conference. After a disappointing performance in last year’s NBA Finals, ...