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Ethan Rhodes (’25) dribbles a basketball on the school playground. Rhodes played basketball on the JJV team.

Ethan Rhodes reflects on passion for basketball

Tarek Ahmad, Reporter June 7, 2024

JJV basketball player Ethan Rhodes (’25) has been playing basketball since he was eight years old. Although he fell in love with the sport, when he reached age 13, he said several inconveniences prevented...

Bryan Bresee of Clemson University is hoisted into the air by his teammates after a successful safety. Clemson beat Boston College 34-28 on their home soil of Memorial Stadium Oct. 31, 2020.

College football enters new era with playoff expansion

Colton Stenson, Media Team June 5, 2024

College football, run by the National Collegiate Athletic Association dates back to 1869, although the current playoff structure was established in 2014. Under this system, the College Football Playoff...

Jared McCain plays basketball for Duke University. This year, he led them to the Elite Eight in the NCAA March Madness tournament.

Star athlete Jared McCain redefines presence of athletes on social media

Raj Chamria, Reporter June 5, 2024

Over recent months, Jared McCain, a guard for the Duke men’s basketball team, has revolutionized college athletes’ presence on social media by posting numerous videos to his TikTok and Instagram accounts....

Rafael Nadal is now in his farewell season but will likely forever be recognized as the “King of Clay.” Nadal played Andy Murray in the 2014 Roland Garros semi-final, where Murray was beaten in straight sets — 6-3, 6-2 and 6-1. Photo courtesy of Frédéric de Villamil / Flickr

Future of tennis: Clay season predictions

Alexandra Theofilopoulou, Reporter May 13, 2024

In the world of tennis, the previous world champion, Novak Djokovic, faces a dip in form, causing new players to step up as dominant competitors. Djokovic announced the split with his long-term coach,...

The JV girls tennis team poses for a group photo after a tournament at ACS Cobham during the 2023 season May 20. The team played against various London schools but did not play against any of the ISST member schools.

Community discusses lack of travel for JV spring sports

Isabella Gibson, Media Team May 7, 2024

During the fall and winter seasons, JV sports teams travel to compete against various schools across Europe. This year, the JV soccer, basketball and volleyball teams, along with their respective varsity...

Auston Matthews, who plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs, warms up before a regular season game versus the Tampa Bay Lighting. Matthews demonstrated his goal-scoring skills at the All-Star Game and won the All-Star Most Valuable Player award.

NHL All-Star Game requires reform

Tarek Ahmad, Reporter May 3, 2024

The NHL All-Star Games have long been celebrated as a showcase of the league's finest talents, pitting the best against the best in a display of skill and athleticism. These games occur annually in either...

Noora von Bulow (’27) competes in the Mediterranean Equestrian Tour in Spain in March. Von Bulow had the highest speed but knocked the last fence down, resulting in a 14th place finish.

Noora von Bulow recaps competitive horse riding journey

Mayuko Kawase, Reporter April 25, 2024

Noora von Bulow (’27) started horse riding at the age of 4, trained competitively at the age of 8, was on the national team at 12, and now represents the U18 Great Britain team internationally.  Von...

Ela Gülener (’24) practices serving at practice April 12. Tennis tryouts took place over three days in four locations for boys and girls including Paddington Sports Club, Finchley Manor, Canons Park and Gladstone Park.

Tennis tryouts soar in popularity, coaches cut players for JV teams

Meher Sareen, Reporter April 15, 2024

Student-athletes tried out for the girls and boys tennis teams March 13-14 and March 25 across London. Seventy-seven students signed up for tryouts, including 42 boys and 35 girls. Director of Athletics...

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