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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...

Field Hockey

Field Hockey

By Lauren Ahern, Assistant Feature Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports

Work hard, don’t be afraid to ask questions, and figure out why you love being here is Varsity Field Hockey Coach Jenny Leffler’s advice to her players. The coaches love the enthusiasm and energy the girls have. “We can have a lot of really great talented players, but the only way we are going...

Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer

By Jimmy Hefter, Staff Writers

October 6, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports

Despite losing eight seniors last year, the Hackley Boys soccer team is pumped to get back on the turf for the 2017 season. While the departure of last year’s seniors may present some challenges, the large presence of underclassmen will surge the team to another successful year. John Gillard, the...

Cross Country

Cross Country

By David Ben-Ezra, Staff Writers

October 6, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports

The cross country team hit the ground running with a two-week preseason where they focused on building endurance, flexibility, and strength. This year, the team is led by coaches Seth Karpinski, Dawn Crainer, and new faculty member Leila Braun, as well as senior captains Connor Larson, Ben Moskow, Bailey...

Football

Football

By Dylan Wade, Assistant Arts Editor

October 6, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports

As the new school year begins, the Hackley Football team is getting a head-start to another successful season with senior captains Chad Lasseter, Javon Coleman, Sam Goldberg, Michael Hoffman and Will Waterhouse leading the way. As a senior, Chad brings his years of experience to the field hoping to...

Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer

By Julia Thomson, Sofia Graziano, and Katy Robertson, Staff Writers

October 6, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports, Uncategorized

Varsity Girls’ Soccer kicks off the year with a strong start after bonding during preseason. Varsity coaches Natalie Hopp and Cassandra Sekkas are excited for the season ahead. “This year we have a great, athletic soccer based team and I know that they’re confident and willing to do anything to...

Fans Energize Teams at Fall Sting

Fans Energize Teams at Fall Sting

By Sofia Graziano, Staff Writer

September 27, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports

The Stings are one of Hackley’s biggest events in which the whole school comes together and watch our teams. However, without the support of spectators the Stings would not be as big of an event, and can negatively impact the pace of the game and the performance of the players. Sophomore field...

Spirit week rallies the Hive in preparation for the Fall Sting

By Sydney Stoller, Assistant Online Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Community Council, Fall, Sports, Uncategorized

Monday saw the halls buzzing with Hackley apparel. Tuesday followed up with stars and stripes adorning the student body. Wednesday brought summer back with beach-going tourists and so went the rest of the week with students dressing up for each spirit day all leading up to Black-Out Friday with the H...

Hackley Girls Teams Dominate at Fall Sting

Hackley Girls Teams Dominate at Fall Sting

By Lei Anne Rabeje, co-Editor-in-Chief

September 16, 2017


Filed under Fall, Slider, Sports

The fields were buzzing with energy at yesterday's Fall Sting with the girls' teams dominating the night. Girls' Varsity Tennis won 3-2 against Horace Greeley with senior Alex Hayward and junior Kit Greenberg winning first doubles, sophomores Leah Holmes and Maggie Broaddus winning second doubles, and...

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