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“I respect you, you respect me”: Ron Marchesi impacts student athletes’ lives

“I respect you, you respect me”: Ron Marchesi impacts student athletes’ lives

Photo credit: Cole Wyman, Staff Writer

June 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Spring, Winter

Ron Marchesi, a long standing Hackley coach, is a walking embodiment of the old saying “tough love”. His love for students drives Marchesi to come back year after year to coach middle school soccer, middle and upper school wrestling, and JV softball. Mr. Marchesi makes sure to teach his athletes disc...

Juniors take on team leadership roles for 2017-2018 athletic year

Juniors take on team leadership roles for 2017-2018 athletic year

Photo credit: Georgia Panitz, Assistant Arts Editor

June 13, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports, Spring, Winter

As the spring sports season winds down and seniors graduate, teams are already revving up for next year’s sports seasons. Many graduating seniors guided this year’s sports teams teams to great success. The current juniors are preparing to use their experience to play leadership roles in the 2017-20...

Hackley athletics end winter season on high note

Photo credit: Cosima Boettner, Bailey Griffen, Pat Walker, Lei Anne Rabeje, Amy Chalan, and Maddy Chen

April 6, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter

Boys’ Basketball Finished the season with an 8-11 record (4-1 record in out-of-league games) Beat Rye Country Day School in overtime after Andrew Chung threw a 3-pointer to tie up the game Boys’ Squash Placed 15th in the nation at High School Squash Nationals Won the Ivy Leag...

Indoor Track and Field competes at State Championships

Indoor Track and Field competes at State Championships

Photo credit: Benjy Renton, Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2017


Filed under Slider, Sports, Winter

Members of the Indoor Track and Field team continued their season with the NYSPHSAA Indoor Track and Field Championship meet, held at Staten Island's Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex on March 4. Senior Ivie Uzamere won a medal in the weight throw at the State Indoor Track Meet, placing 4th with a...

New yoga initiative relaxes students

New yoga initiative relaxes students

Photo credit: Maddy Chen, Feature Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter

Breathe deeply and relax your body, mind, and spirit. It is the end of another long day, and the Hackley yoga studio is bustling with students. The recent uptick in the Hackley community’s participation parallels the school’s current health and wellness initiative. Often practiced as a form of me...

Wrestling team is smaller yet stronger

Wrestling team is smaller yet stronger

Photo credit: Pat Walker, Sports Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter

Over the last two years, the Hackley Wrestling team has dwindled in size from 24 to currently seven members. Despite having a pool of young and talented wrestlers remaining, the success on the mat of each individual player cannot translate to wins given the low numbers. Lacking eight out of the 15 wei...

State of the winter season

Photo credit: Bailey Griffen, Sports Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter

Throughout the winter season, Hackley has boasted strong performances across its eight varsity teams. With many impressive accomplishments thus far, the community looks forward to supporting teams as they approach some of the loftiest challenges of the season with championship tournaments, meets, and matches...

2017 Winter Sting Recap

2017 Winter Sting Recap

Photo credit: Alexi Sandhu, Assistant Online Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Sports, Video, Winter

On Friday January 6, Hackley’s winter sports teams competed in the annual Winter Sting. See the video below for highlights from the event. Winter Sting 2017 from Hackley Dial on Vimeo....

Winter Athlete Q&A: Kristen Bringsjord

Winter Athlete Q&A: Kristen Bringsjord

Photo credit: Jordan Wade, Guest Writer

January 21, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter

Editor’s Note: This Q&A is part of an ongoing series of profiles featuring Hackley’s athletes. Sophomore Jordan Wade sat with senior Kristen Bringsjord to discuss her distinguished achievements in basketball. Q: What has been the most enjoyable part of the basketball season so far A: “M...

Hackley teams triumph at Winter Sting

Hackley teams triumph at Winter Sting

Photo credit: Joy Dracos and Benjy Renton

January 9, 2017


Filed under Slider, Sports, Winter

Kicking off the new year, Hackley's athletic teams competed in the Winter Sting, an event dedicated to bringing the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools together to celebrate Hackley athletics. Towards the beginning of the afternoon, both Boys' and Girls' Squash teams defeated Fieldston and Holy Child 6-1...

Winter Athlete Q&A: Will Ezratty

Winter Athlete Q&A: Will Ezratty

Photo credit: Jordan Wade, Guest Writer

January 9, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter

Editor's Note: This Q&A is the first in a series of profiles featuring Hackley's athletes. Sophomore Jordan Wade sat with fellow sophomore Will Ezratty to discuss his distinguished achievements in squash. Q: When did you start playing squash competitively? A: “Probably 7 years ago. My mom knew a family call...

Indoor Track kicks off season with first meet

Indoor Track kicks off season with first meet

Photo credit: David Ben-Ezra, Guest Writer

January 8, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter

When the students got off the bus and entered The Armory they got their first taste of the dry, dusty air. As they walked up the four flights of stairs to the grandstands they could hear “All I Want For Christmas is You” by Mariah Carey and the screams of small children in the distance. After a quick ...

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