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Why Hockey Players Choose Groton

Why Hockey Players Choose Groton

Lilias Kim '19

March 2, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

Groton’s boys varsity hockey team competes in the Eberhart division of the New England Prep School Ice Hockey Association. The season begins in the end of November, and stretches to the end of February, playing two to three games per week. Groton’s hockey team prides itself on strong teamwork and e...

Do Managers Deserve Half a Varsity Letter?

Do Managers Deserve Half a Varsity Letter?

Annabel Kocks '20

March 2, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

Managing a varsity team has long been an alternative to athletics or drama for fifth and sixth formers seeking an afternoon activity. However, not playing in the games or matches sparks the question of whether managers ought to be considered part of the teams they manage – and whether they deserve th...

2018 Winter Olympics Preview

Nick Steinert '20

March 2, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

Finally, the wait is over. Beginning February 9, the 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This tradition, idolized by spectators and competitors, happens once every four years, and the competition looks sharp for yet another year. Team USA will return with both veteran compet...

Athlete of the Issue: Alyna Baharozian

Athlete of the Issue: Alyna Baharozian

Ben Zaidel '20

March 2, 2018


Filed under Athlete Of the Issue, Sports, Winter

The day was February 27, 2016: St. Mark’s Day, one of the most important days for a Groton athlete. All Groton students who play sports pit themselves against St. Mark’s students in a battle that comes down to pure athletic prowess. The team was girls varsity basketball, and things weren’t looking go...

Team Preview: Boy’s Varsity Hockey

Team Preview: Boy’s Varsity Hockey

Cara Chang '20

January 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

The challenge of any varsity team is to adapt as players graduate, encourage returning players to step up, and welcome new students onto the team. Boys varsity hockey graduated excellent players last year, but has also welcomed seven new faces onto the ice this year. Both coaches and captains have acknowledged ...

The Squash Ladder, Assessed

The Squash Ladder, Assessed

Mark Herdiech '18

January 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

The success of a squash team relies just as much on the order in which its players are placed as it does on the skill of each player. Just as in tennis, the ranking of players (known internally as a ladder) determines who plays whom in interscholastic matches. In a typical squash match, there will be sev...

The Celtics’ Irish Luck

The Celtics’ Irish Luck

Bobby Meehan '19

January 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

Over the summer, the Boston Celtics were among the busiest teams in the NBA offseason, trading for 4-time All-Star and NBA champion point guard Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland Cavaliers and signing the All-Star Utah Jazz guard Gordon Hayward. They were among the best teams in the league on paper, but sti...

Lower School Athletes to Watch

Gus Vrattos '19

January 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

Robbie Stankard Robbie Stankard ‘21 is returning for his second year onto the varsity basketball team this year. This winter season, he will be playing center. Robbie has been playing basketball for as long as he can remember, starting to play in his town league in first grade. Outside of Groton,...

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...