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Lower School athletes to watch

Lower School athletes to watch

Addie Newsome '18

January 27, 2017

Nick Steinert '19 Caleb Coleman ‘20 Boys’ Varsity Basketball Third Former Caleb Coleman is a shooting guard on Boys’ Varsity Basketball. Inspired by his father who played basketball at Brandeis University, Caleb joined his middle school team. Last season, Caleb was the only Second Former to make the varsity team...

Boys’ basketball wins Middlesex tournament

Boys’ basketball wins Middlesex tournament

Aram Moosavi '17

January 27, 2017

Christmas came early for Coach Francis and the Boys’ Varsity Basketball team. Before the team went home for Christmas break, they participated in the annual Huckins-Rouse tournament held at Middlesex. The team was guided by the mantra established by Coach Francis at the beginning of season, which is “t...

During off season, Carrie ‘17 lifts more than books

During off season, Carrie ‘17 lifts more than books

Aram Moosavi '17, Assistant Sports Editor

December 15, 2016

Athletically speaking, Carrie Moore ’17 is known around the Circle as a soccer player, but few know the second sport she partakes in: Olympic weightlifting. When asked how she started the sport, Carrie said: “I worked out at my gym pretty regularly in order to stay in shape for soccer and my traine...

Santeri ‘18 plays with Finnish National Team

Santeri has been an impact player for Boys’ Varsity Hockey so far this season.

Layne McKeown ‘18, Reporter

December 15, 2016

Wearing number 35, Santeri Hartikainen ‘18 currently represents his home country on the U18 Finnish National Hockey Team. Earlier this fall, he was invited to Detroit, Michigan to play in the Five Nations’ Tournament, a high skill level event that pulls teams from around the globe. From November...

Athlete of the Issue: Will Norton

Athlete of the Issue: Will Norton

Westby Caspersen '17, Assistant Sports Editor

December 15, 2016

This past cross country season started slowly for Will Norton, but he quickly picked up the pace and finished spectacularly. Will’s successful season was only the start of his athletic year, as he is currently playing for the varsity hockey team and will be a captain of the varsity crew team in the s...

Athlete of the Issue: Rashawn Grant

Athlete of the Issue: Rashawn Grant

Aram Moosavi '17, Assistant Sports Editor

October 21, 2016

Despite the influx of change that the football team has experienced this year—including the addition of new coaches and a new offensive system—one thing remained constant: co-captain and four-year team member Rashawn Grant ’17. Rashawn played football for the first time in second grade on a flag-football...

Preview of Parents Weekend games

Girls’ Varsity Soccer, currently 2-4-1, looks to beat a strong BB&N team.

Westby Caspersen '17, Assistant Sports Editor

October 21, 2016

Boys’ Varsity Soccer vs. BB&N Boys’ Soccer has been off to a somewhat rough start this season with a 2-5-1 record (1-4 in the ISL); however, they are confident heading into their Parents Weekend home game against a BB&N team that has played its way to a 2-3-3 record (2-2-1 in the league.)...

Lower School Athletes to Watch

Max Strong '20

Powers Trigg '20, Reporter

October 21, 2016

Max Strong ‘20 Boys’ Varsity Soccer As Jonathan Martin recently wrote in The Guardian, soccer is always changing: “It is progression is neither cyclical nor linear.” Even with the changing game, the importance of the midfield in the overall strategy of the game is unchallenged. As a result,...

Lucy Gund ‘19 skates to success

Lucy at a recent competition.

Alexandra Kogler '19, Reporter

October 21, 2016

Many may know Lucy Gund ‘19 from watching videos of her ice skate, leaving all of us that are completely inflexible in awe of her ability to twirl and leap with such ease. Others may know her as a defender on the JV puck team or as an inquisitive student in the classroom. What many don’t know is...

Four Most Common Sports Injuries at Groton

Students at the trainers'.

Layne McKeown ‘18, Reporter

October 21, 2016

On the athletic field, intense competition means working and fighting hard. However, the consistent tough play brings our athletes to the training room in the AC. According to athletic trainers Art Cheeks and Christine Alarcon, here are the four most common injuries so far this fall season. St...

Football brings in outside coaches

Groton’s revamped offense is led by quarterback Greg Segal ‘18 (8).

Aram Moosavi '17, Assistant Sports Editor

October 7, 2016

The Varsity Football team this year experienced a huge makeover in their coaching staff, bringing in three new outside coaches. With former head coach and history teacher, John Lyons, taking a sabbatical, the athletic department hired Jamie Lamoreaux as this season’s head coach. Formerly the head coach...

Athlete of the Issue: Maddie Ferucci

Athlete of the Issue: Maddie Ferucci

October 7, 2016

“Playing field hockey at Groton has changed my life,” says Maddie Ferrucci ’17. Captain of the Varsity Field Hockey team, Maddie has committed the past five years to the sport. Her undeniable natural talent and passion for the game have led her to great success in the sport, thriving as a captain,...

Girls’ soccer: a winning tradition

Alexa Beckstein ‘18 takes a shot.

Addie Newsome '18, Reporter

October 7, 2016

Girls’ Varsity Soccer is one of the most successful teams on campus. In 2014, the team took home the NEPSAC Class B championship.It was not an easy victory either, as they were placed into the playoffs as the fifth seed. The quarterfinal game was against Pomfret, the team seeded fourth. Groton was...

St. Paul’s to leave ISL, Tabor to join

Noah Aaron ‘18 competes against St. Paul’s in basketball.

Westby Caspersen '17, Assistant Sports Editor

October 7, 2016

On April 11, 2016, St. Paul’s withdrew from the Independent School League, and on September 21, 2016, Tabor was accepted to fill the vacant slot. Groton has had a long history of rivalry and intense competitions with St. Paul’s, and this is by no means the end of the historic tradition of games,...

Fall Sports Preview

Fall Sports Preview

Layne McKeown ‘18, Reporter

September 13, 2016

GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY: The Girls’ Cross Country team certainly ended last season on a strong note, finishing fifth at the ISL Championships--a great improvement from their eighth place finish the year before. This fall, the team is expecting another successful season and hoping for more victories. ...

Athlete of the Issue: Alec Reiss ’17

Alec Reiss

Westby Casperson '17, Assistant Sports Editor

September 13, 2016

While the Groton Boys’ Soccer team has undergone many changes in the past four years, there has been one constant: the high level of play and leadership that comes from Alec Reiss ‘17. A starter on the team since his Third Form year, Alec has always embodied what it means to be a successful athlet...

Grotonians in the Olympics

Grotonians in the Olympics

September 13, 2016

American athletes at the Olympics have included various Groton graduates. Alex Karwoski ‘08, Henry Nuzum ‘95, and Isabella Kinsolving Farrar ‘98 have competed for crew and sailing, even as recently as this past summer in Rio. Groton’s most recent Olympian Alex Karwoski ‘08 first began his rowing career...

Boys’ Crew To Compete at Henley

First and second boats after winning the Cooke Cup.

June 5, 2016

If you’ve spoken to anyone on the boy’s crew team, then you’ve definitely heard about their extended season. One of the most popular regattas in the world, the Henley Royal Regatta pulls competitive rowers from around the world to race at an elite level, and this summer, Groton’s boy’s crew...

Athlete of the Issue: Mike Brown ’16

Mike on defense.

June 5, 2016

If you’ve spoken to anyone on the boy’s crew team, then you’ve definitely heard about their extended season. One of the most popular regattas in the world, the Henley Royal Regatta pulls competitive rowers from around the world to race at an elite level, and this summer, Groton’s boy’s crew...

Athlete of the Issue: Anna Thorndike ’16

Anna '16 squares off against Thayer Academy.

Delaney Tantillo '17, Assistant Sports Editor

May 13, 2016

Throughout the past four seasons, Anna Thorndike ‘16 has made a tremendous impact on the Girls’ Varsity Lacrosse team. Anna began playing lacrosse when she was eight years old, and her experience and talent have made her an asset to the team since she joined in third form. Anna has been a starting...

Deflategate: Goodell Up And Brady Down

The embattled Tom Brady.

May 13, 2016

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?

Stephen Curry and the Warriors have been heavily favored the win the NBA Championship all season.

May 13, 2016

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 frisbee team plays on the Circle.

Michael Xiao '18

May 13, 2016

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

Jack prepares for his delivery.

Aram Moossavi '17, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

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

George Altshuler '18 attacks.

Westby Caspersen '17, Staff Writer

April 22, 2016

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

Kris Bryant and the Cubs hope to end their 108-year championship drought.

Arthur Jelin '16 and DJ Jelin '19

April 22, 2016

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

Girls’ varsity lacrosse practices.

Delaney Tantillo '17, Assistant Sports Editor

April 22, 2016

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

Sammy makes the save in net.

Annie Colloredo-Mansfeld '18, Copy Editor

February 9, 2016

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!

The current players and the alumni.

Westby Caspersen '17, Staff Writer

February 9, 2016

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

Price is introduced as a member of the Red Sox.

Arthur Jelin '16 and DJ Jelin '19

February 9, 2016

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

The panel and Mr. Cheeks.

Hadley Callaway '17, Assistant News Editor

February 9, 2016

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

Ward takes the pitch for Boys’ Soccer.

Feild Gomila '17, Columnist & Copy Editor

October 31, 2015

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

Hallie Bereday '17 sits with her mother.

Delaney Tantillo '17, Assistant Sports Editor

October 31, 2015

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

Edmonton’s budding star, Connor McDavid

Aron Cho '16

October 31, 2015

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

LeBron James

October 31, 2015

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, ...