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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, Slider, 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, Slider, 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...

New faces on Hackley’s coaching staff

New faces on Hackley’s coaching staff

By Jordan Miller and Annabel Ives

January 17, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Hilltop welcomed two new coaches for this fall season, bringing new coaching strategies to their respective teams. Darnell Davis and Leila Braun are working with the football and cross country teams. Darnell Davis is the new football coach this year, and he has returned to the Hilltop after graduating...

Hackley athletics begin to incorporate technology

Hackley athletics begin to incorporate technology

By Cole Wyman, Assistant Sports Editor

December 15, 2017


Filed under Science and Tech, Sports

Technology has revolutionized athletics over the past 50 years. Sports technology has changed player development, player scouting, and broadcasting in professional sports, but on the Hilltop, teams have yet to make full use of modern technology. Athletic director Jason Edwards, sees that, in terms of...

Thinking pink: Sue Harmon helps raise awareness by attending the annual “Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk”

Thinking pink: Sue Harmon helps raise awareness by attending the annual “Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk”

November 17, 2017


Filed under Feature, Sports

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and there are many ways to get involved around Westchester. One of the best ways is to participate in the fight against breast cancer is to attend the “Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk” which was at Manhattanville College on October 15. If you couldn’t attend, make sure you still donate and go next year! There is also a Strides Against Breast Cancer locations in Ridgefield Park on Sunday October 29.

Back at the Hilltop: Darnell Davis ’10 returns as new assistant football coach

Back at the Hilltop: Darnell Davis ’10  returns as new assistant football coach

By Annabel Ives and Jordan Miller, Staff Writers

October 6, 2017


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Darnell Davis is the new football coach this year, and he has returned to the Hilltop after graduating 7 years ago. Davis started playing football in 7th grade at Hackley and “loved it”. He played running back and safety for four years for “the legendary Coach Pick”, then moved on to play college...

From Indiana to New York; New assistant cross country coach, Leila Braun

From Indiana to New York; New assistant cross country coach, Leila Braun

By Annabel Ives and Jordan Miller, Staff Writers

October 6, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports

Leila Braun steps onto the track as the new assistant cross country coach. She is transitioning from Culver Academy in Indiana, where she also coached cross country. Though she did not run in college, as she was a NCAA level fencer, Braun possesses great knowledge of the sport. Braun feels that preseason...

Girls Tennis

Girls Tennis

By Tommy Larson, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports, Uncategorized

The Hackley Girls Varsity Tennis team can’t wait to get back out onto the court for the 2017 fall season. It is shaping up to be a huge year for them as they only lost two seniors from their starting lineup, and added three more players to the team. Coach David Sykes has very high expectations for...

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