The Dial

Squashed it! New boys and girls varsity squash coaches transform program

By Hadley Chapman and Calista Santomero

March 3, 2020

Squash, not to be confused with the vegetable, is a fast-paced racket sport played indoors. It is an all-year sport for those who participate in tournaments, but for school purposes, it is played during the winter. Squash is both a mind and body workout for players as they must outwit and outrun the...

New Athletic Trainers Katie Jenson and Kayla Simpson Bring New Methods to the Training Room

Katie works with Freshman Dan Paridis to get him ready for his soccer game. Before Kayla came to Hackley she was an athletic trainer at Rockland Community college. She graduated from SUNY Cortland in 2017 and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics to become a Registered Dietitian as well as a Certified Athletic trainer.

By Hadley Chapman, Senior Staff Writer

November 25, 2019

From working with ACL tears to minor thumb sprains, new athletic trainers Katie Jenson and Kayla Simpson have found themselves busy this fall working with injured athletes.  Prior to working at Hackley, Katie worked with Hackley head football coach Simon Berk at Rye High School. She worked as the h...

From Hackley to your TV screen: The journey of alumni from high school to sports broadcasting

Ryan Ruocco '04 with New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter. Ruocco went on to become a play-by-play annoucer for the Yankees on YES.

By Griffin Senyek and Nicky Wind

November 7, 2019

Billions of people around the world follow sports every day. Both the fans and the industry would be nowhere without the work of sports broadcasters. It is a business that is hard to get into, but one that, with the right amount of effort and time, is achievable. Many Hackley alumni have been successful...

Increased participation in boys soccer leads to innovative solution

JV Soccer captain Theo Yannuzzi dribbles past defenders in Hackley's game against Horace Mann.

By Griffin Senyek, Staff Writer

October 27, 2019

This soccer preseason, Coach Gillard and Coach Wright were very surprised and excited to see nearly 50 players signed up for the boys soccer program. With all the eager players, this left them with a very challenging decision as to how they would split the teams. Coach Gillard, head coach of the varsity boy...

Hackley basketball bounces back

Senior Matthew Wiele warming up with a dunk for Hackley's House of Sports AAU fall basketball tournament.

By Charlie Lee, Staff Writer

October 17, 2019

After a disappointing 1-13 season for the Hackley Boys Varsity Basketball team, the group is poised to bounce back this year under second-year head coach Zach Kuba. Although the team lost five seniors, they look strong with a foundation of senior captains comprised of Enzi Teacher, Mathew Wiele, and...

All Hackley teams are victorious at Spring Sting

Junior midfielder Julia Thomson reaches to win the draw. Thomson uses her speed and height to her advantage in dominating Horace Mann.

By Sydney Stoller, Online Editor in Chief

April 28, 2019

The Sting is an event organized by the Hackley Parents Association that occurs once during Fall, Winter, and Spring. The event is designed to build school spirit and support for the athletic teams while also providing a fun and engaging day for the students of Lower and Middle Schools.   ...

Track and Field team competes at the Sting for the first time

Senior captain William Crainer and Junior Hudson Kelley come to the finish line of the 3200. In their first meet, they both qualified for NYSAIS.

By Hadley Chapman, Senior Staff Writer

April 24, 2019

Hackley runners eagerly line up for the start of their race. They get into their lanes, eyes forward on what is ahead. The track is dead silent as they wait for the gun to go off. A few seconds later and they explode out of their starting positions and race to the finish line. With a team of ...

Sports betting increases in popularity among students despite risk of addiction

By Cole Wyman, Sports Editor

April 8, 2019

In May of last year, the Supreme Court overturned a 1992 federal law that banned sports betting. The ruling did not legalize sports betting, but it did allow individual states to legalize it with their own specifications. Despite the fact that sports betting is illegal in most states, recent observat...

Coach Brown shares wisdom and love for basketball with JV Girl’s team, leading them to victory

Coach Brown shares wisdom and love for basketball with JV Girl’s team, leading them to victory

By Hadley Chapman, Senior Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

“How different the world would look without the game,” second-year JV girls basketball coach Sam Brown said, “That court with all the lines, rules, and regulations, that rim, that backboard, sneakers squeaking against the wood floor, the sound of a shot as the ball goes through the net, the feel...

Rock climbing and curling clubs allow students to experience new physical education options off campus

Physics teacher and rock climbing club leader, Dr. Ying, demonstrates his skills on the rock climbing wall. Dr. Ying and his club climb at The Cliffs in Valhalla every Wednesday.

By Ethan Yablon, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

Only 1.5 to 2 million people in the world curl or have ever curled. While not as large or popular as other sports, curling has a community that is as close-knit as any other. The Hackley curling PE class takes place once a week every Wednesday night and has about 10 or 12 members every year dati...

Boys’ Soccer came up short in NYSAIS, ending an otherwise successful season

Boys’ soccer lost a tough, widely anticipated game to Riverdale in the NYSAIS Tournament. They had beaten the Riverdale team twice previously.

By Hadley Chapman, Staff Writer

January 14, 2019

Hackley Varsity Varsity Boys' Soccer made tremendous progress last season, despite the loss of Senior captain Patrick Wertimer due to a foot injury in the first week of the season. According to Coach John Gillard, the team's success can be partially attributed to their positive mentality and enthusiasm f...

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