The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

The voice of the student body

The Dial

The boys basketball team celebrates after a hard-fought win vs Packer Collegiate over winter break. The boys jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. Sophomore Jelani Middleton led the team in scoring with 28 points.

Early Success for Hackley Winter Sports Teams

By Caleb Bae, News Editor January 17, 2024

After another great fall season for Hackley sports, highlighted by the football team’s  Metropolitan Independent Football League (MFIL) title and the boys’ cross-country team’s Ivy League and...

Junior Captain Alessa Mendoza surveys the court in order to make the right pass. Alessa added a game high 23 points for the team.

Welcoming Back the Winter Sting

By Caleb Bae, Events Editor February 17, 2023

The anticipation for this year's Sting radiated through the Johnson center, filled with school spirit. After being canceled for the past two years straight, Hackley hosted the 2023 Winter Sting. With the...

We think its important to build a culture where everyone knows what to expect when they show up to play and know that they are here to learn new things and enjoy the social, mental, and physical benefits of playing squash. - Coach Rix

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...

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.

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

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...

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.

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

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...

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

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

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,...

Junior Laura Walter-McNeill looks forward to providing leadership on next years track team.

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

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....

Hackley athletics end winter season on high note

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’...

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

Indoor Track and Field competes at State Championships

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...

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

New yoga initiative relaxes students

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...

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

Wrestling team is smaller yet stronger

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...

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...

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