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Squashed it! New boys and girls varsity squash coaches transform program

By Hadley Chapman and Calista Santomero

March 3, 2020

Squash, not to be confused with the vegetable, is a fast-paced racket sport played indoors. It is an all-year sport for those who participate in tournaments, but for school purposes, it is played during the winter. Squash is both a mind and body workout for players as they must outwit and outrun the...

Rock climbing and curling clubs allow students to experience new physical education options off campus

Physics teacher and rock climbing club leader, Dr. Ying, demonstrates his skills on the rock climbing wall. Dr. Ying and his club climb at The Cliffs in Valhalla every Wednesday.

By Ethan Yablon, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

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...

Coach Kuba brings coaching experience and insight to the hilltop to revitalize boys basketball

Coach Kuba explains a drill to the team. He emphasizes quick ball movement to the team in practice. This is Coach Kuba’s first season coaching the boys’ varsity basketball team.

By Tyler O'Brien, Arts Editor

December 20, 2018

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 ...

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

Coach Marchesi makes himself available during lunch to offer entertaining stories and motivational advice to athletes and colleagues.

By Cole Wyman, Staff Writer

June 13, 2017

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

Junior Laura Walter-McNeill looks forward to providing leadership on next year's track team.

By Georgia Panitz, Assistant Arts Editor

June 13, 2017

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

By Cosima Boettner, Bailey Griffen, Pat Walker, Lei Anne Rabeje, Amy Chalan, and Maddy Chen

April 6, 2017

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

Ivie stands on the podium after winning 4th place in the weight throw.

By Benjy Renton, Editor-in-Chief

March 5, 2017

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

Upper School students participate in yoga as a Physical Education class. The new program has expanded yoga beyond its traditional offerings.

By Maddy Chen, Feature Editor

February 10, 2017

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

Junior Gio Crispi has won all his matches since returning from a devastating leg injury.

By Pat Walker, Sports Editor

February 10, 2017

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

By Bailey Griffen, Sports Editor

February 10, 2017

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

By Alexi Sandhu, Assistant Online Editor

January 25, 2017

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

Kristen prepares to make a shot.

By Jordan Wade, Guest Writer

January 21, 2017

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...

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