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Varsity teams look towards St. Mark’s games

Varsity teams look towards St. Mark’s games

Westby Casperson '17 and Powers Trigg '20

February 23, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter

Rivalries always loom large on the schedule. The stakes are high. Passions run deep. Tensions rest at the razor’s edge. As Jimmy Connors once said about his battles with John McEnroe, “There are no hugs and kisses.” With the earliest competition dating back to 1886, Groton vs. St. Mark’s ...

March Break Trips to Prepare Teams for Fast-Approaching Spring Season

March Break Trips to Prepare Teams for Fast-Approaching Spring Season

Addie Newsome '18

February 23, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter

Each year during March break, teams take trips in preparation for the spring season. These trips provide opportunity for athletes to improve their game as well as develop strong team camaraderie. This year, Baseball, Boys’ Lacrosse, and Girls’ Lacrosse will all travel to warm destinations over the b...

Athlete of the Issue: Kai Volcy

Athlete of the Issue: Kai Volcy

Benjamin Calmas '18

February 23, 2017


Filed under Athlete Of the Issue, Sports, Winter

As a dual varsity athlete and captain, Kai Volcy is a dominant athletic force. After spending the fall season conditioning, Kai is in top shape during basketball and track seasons. As Kai has only been on the track team since her Fourth Form year, being elected to the position of captain for her Six...

New Intramural Basketball League adds excitement to winter term

New Intramural Basketball League adds excitement to winter term

Westby Casperson '17

January 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter

If you enter the Athletic Center and walk up the stairs to the gym on a Sunday or before week day basketball practices have commenced, you will often see balls flying around the court. Pick-up games of one on one, three vs. three, and even full court five on five are common in the winter. Without lawn ...

Lower School athletes to watch

Lower School athletes to watch

Addie Newsome '18

January 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter

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


Filed under Sports, Winter

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


Filed under Sports, Winter

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...

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...

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...