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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 Slider, 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...

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...

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