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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


Filed under Sports, Winter

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


Filed under Fall, Slider, Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Fall, Slider, Sports

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


Filed under Arts, Slider, Sports, Winter

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


Filed under Fall, Slider, Sports, Uncategorized

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


Filed under Fall, Sports

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...

Scheduling issues affect some JV teams attendance at Sting

Scheduling issues affect some JV teams attendance at Sting

By Hannah Ostfield, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018


Filed under Fall, News, Sports

The Hackley Stings were created by parents involved in the HPA who wanted to give the lower and middle school students the opportunity to take part in the widespread school spirit of the upper school. The face fainting and bouncy castles sparked excitement in the younger kids, making them want to atten...

Freshman Abbey Schiller slugs her way through the Ivy League

Freshman Abbey Schiller slugs her way through the Ivy League

By Lauren Ahern, News Editor

June 6, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring

Current Freshman Abbey Schiller, who started playing softball at age five when her dad decided to coach t-ball, is now currently playing for three different teams and plans to play in college. Schiller, the catcher for Hackley’s Varsity Softball team, plays for two different travel teams, one regular...

Five Hackley teams will compete for NYSAIS championships on Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Five Hackley teams will compete for NYSAIS championships on Wednesday, 23 May 2018

By William Goldsmith, Editor-in-chief

May 22, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring

The Dial would like to congratulate Boys' Golf, Boys' Lacrosse, Girls' Lacrosse, Softball, and Boys' and Girls' Track and Field for making it to the NYSAIS championships. Our staff wishes you all the best of luck in your respective competitions. The schedule for the competitions on Wednesday, 23 May 2...

Spring teams perform well at Sting on 27 April 2018

Spring teams perform well at Sting on 27 April 2018

By Julia Thomson, Sports Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring

Friday April 27th marked the annual Spring Sting. Although the weather was cold and rainy, and the bouncy castles did not make an appearance, Hackley students, parents, and players brought their school spirit and braved the conditions.   The majority of the sports games began on Friday at 4:30 pm. The...

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