Spring Sting Returns

Sophomore Conor Ranawat steps into the batters box and looks to get on base against Fieldstone. Conor is the first baseman for the team.

The Spring Sting was held this year for the first time since 2019 and the long-awaited return delivered tremendous wins by almost all teams against Fieldston.

The games began at 4:00 p.m. with Hackley Boys Baseball tipping off the Sting. The boys had a hard-fought loss with a score of 6-0.

Next up was the Girls Softball game at 4:30. The girls had a stellar blowout, beating Fieldston 15-5. Freshman pitcher Andy Hegarty played an outstanding game with a home run, three RBI, and 12 strikeouts. Seniors Ashley Morgner and Destiny Stephen, junior Avery Leighton, and freshman Lizzie Doherty each had two RBI. Overall, the girls softball dominated their game at the Sting.

The third game of sting was the boys tennis match. Hoping to continue their great season and maintain the first place spot in the Ivy League, the boys dominated all of the sets, winning by an impressive score of 5-0.

At 5:00 the fourth game of sting began. The girls lacrosse team looked to continue their great season. The girls dominated the whole game winning a high-scoring game, 16-10. The girls were led by Lucia Monteleone, Lila O’Brien, Daanya Mir, Welyn Waterhouse, Alex Schiller, and Brooke Koffler who all scored. Goalie Jessye Salmon also played a great game, with 11 saves.

The last game of Sting was the primetime lacrosse game. The game started with a bang, as Sophomore standout Cliff Chapman scored 3 quick goals in the first quarter. The boys led the whole game and never looked back. Cliff ended up finishing an outstanding game with 7 goals, leading Hackley to the blowout win of 14-3.

Overall Hackley’s teams had a successful sting, winning 4 out of the 5 games. The energy and excitement flowing through the students proved to be enthusiastic, as each game had a great student turnout.