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All Hackley teams are victorious at Spring Sting

All Hackley teams are victorious at Spring Sting

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

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

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

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

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 came up short in NYSAIS, ending an otherwise successful season

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...

Split workout space may cause gender separation

Split workout space may cause gender separation

By Sydney Stoller, Managing Editor

January 13, 2019

A student pushes open the huge glass doors that mark the entrance to the new health and wellness center, walks past The Well café and turns left into the cardio room. Its floor-length windows and high ceilings present a stark contrast to its darker weight room counterpart in the basement of the same bui...

The Road to NYSAIS: Girls’ Soccer turns season around

The Road to NYSAIS: Girls’ Soccer turns season around

By Hadley Chapman, Staff Writer

January 9, 2019

The Hackley Varsity Girls Soccer team, led by captains Ismene Germanakos, Belle Thomas and Katy Robertson, were looking to push the team into this year’s NYSAIS championship tournament.   Head coach Natalie Hopp said, “The team’s motto, ‘FEARLESS,' appropriately describes their men...

Coach Kuba brings coaching experience and insight to the hilltop to revitalize boys basketball

Coach Kuba brings coaching experience and insight to the hilltop to revitalize boys basketball

By Tyler O'Brien, Arts Editor

December 20, 2018

After a few tumultuous years that did not meet the standards in terms of record and culture for the Hackley basketball program, new head coach Zachary Kuba strives to turn things around for the team. Coach Kuba spent the previous five years coaching at Poly Prep, a job that gave him familiarity with ...

Senior Matthew Braver’s diligent preparation helps him lead the boys soccer team

Senior Matthew Braver’s diligent preparation helps him lead the boys soccer team

By Cole Wyman, Sports Editor

November 1, 2018

Known as “the chosen one” and savior of the Hackley Soccer program by his teammates, Mathew Braver verbally committed to Bowdoin University this past summer. The four year starter and two year Captain has scored 40 goals throughout three seasons including a sophmore year where he sat out most of the y...

Senior Tatiana Monteleone battles injuries to reach her goal of playing college lacrosse

Senior Tatiana Monteleone battles injuries to reach her goal of playing college lacrosse

By Julia Thomson, Sports Editor

October 31, 2018

Senior Tatiana Monteleone began playing lacrosse in third grade only after her dislike for soccer led her to try more engaging and high scoring sports. Despite the small presence lacrosse occupied in New York City where Tati lived, she joined the only club lacrosse team based there. Looking for a more...

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