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The boys and girls JV and varsity track and field teams’ records were put on display in the gym foyer Oct. 29. Members and coaches on the team reflect on the records and their significance.

New display showcases track and field records

Kira Crutcher, Sports Editor: Print November 11, 2020

After a two year process of finding and creating a poster of records, the boys and girls JV and varsity track and field teams’ records were put on display in the gym foyer Oct. 29. The idea came from...

The Premier League returned Sept. 12 after its absence due to COVID-19. Members of the community reflect on the new atmosphere of the league and their predictions for the season.

Members of community reflect on postponed Premier League season

Tristan Weiss , Staff Writer October 28, 2020

After the longest Premier League season in history as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Premier League returned Sept. 12. Due to the empty stadiums as a precaution of COVID-19, players will have...

The Los Angeles Lakers celebrate winning their 17th NBA Championship. The Lakers beat the Miami Heat Oct. 13 and LeBron James was awarded the Finals MVP award.

Community reacts to Lakers victory in NBA Finals

Sajah Ali and Ruhan Bhasin October 21, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers won 106-93 against the Miami Heat in the NBA finals Oct. 13, marking their 17th NBA championship win in a 4-2 series victory. They are now tied with the Boston Celtics for the most...

Members of the 2019-20 crew team meet virtually to stay connected during Distance Learning. The team is continuing to meet virtually for the fall season.

Crew begins virtual practice

Jasmin Taylor, Sports Editor: Online October 7, 2020

Though the beginning of the fall sports season was postponed following concerns after an increase in U.K. and ASL COVID-19 cases, the crew team started their fall season Sept. 29,  practicing through...

Race officials attempting to stop Kathrine Switzer from running the Boston Marathon. Switzer became the first registered woman to ever officially run the marathon, encouraging a change in athletics legislation calling for more gender equality in marathons.

Athletics, activism: an intertwined history

Jasmin Taylor, Sports Editor: Online September 29, 2020

“Sticking to sports” or being told to “shut up and dribble” has never been easy for athletes. Sports are often connected with current events, as athletes are people beyond their sport and are deeply...

Jake Fellows (’21) gets ready to return a shot in a varsity tennis match against Highgate in May 2019. Fellows committed to Georgetown University for tennis Aug. 17.

Jake Fellows (’21) commits to Georgetown University for tennis

Jasmin Taylor, Sports Editor: Online September 16, 2020

Jake Fellows (’21), who started playing at age 4, verbally committed to Georgetown University Aug. 17 for tennis. After narrowing his list of Division I schools, Pepperdine University, located in...

Romy Chavin competed in a show in May 2019 at Littlebourne Equestrian Centre. She came in second place.

Chavin devotes 12 years to equestrianism

Jasmin Taylor, Sports Editor: Online September 9, 2020

After watching her older sister ride her horse every weekend when she was 5 years old, Romy Chavin (’21) said that she felt inspired to take up the sport herself.  Chavin has since competed at numerous...

Gender inequality in sports has been an issue for decades. Sports Editor: Jasmin Taylor highlights these inequities from a social media standpoint.

Attitudes towards female athletes must change

Jasmin Taylor, Sports Editor: Online June 1, 2020

Gender inequality in sports is a topic that has been widely spoken about throughout the past decade. Everyone is aware that there is a pay gap between female and male athletes. For example, according to...

Though Nike promotes the importance of respecting athletes, it seems like they don't practice what they preach. Nike, along with other sports brands, must recognize these mistakes and act upon them.

Injustices in sports must be recognized

Maddy Whitman, Media Director May 15, 2020

Just Do It. Nike’s illustrious slogan encourages people to reach past their limits and challenge the un-thinkable; it inspires people, pushes them, leaves them dreaming to be the best athletes they can...

Fans have turned to esports to find some relief as leagues across the world have ground to a halt.   Map used with permission from Wikimedia Commons.

Esports provide solace to fans

Cameron Spurr, Lead News Editor May 13, 2020

For sports fans, not being able to watch live sports has been a huge contributor to our neverending boredom. Before lockdown, if I stayed inside on a Sunday, it was because sports were on TV the entire...

With traditional tournaments being unable to occur, the LSSA challenges attempted to create a way for students to adequately compete whilst in quarantine.

Students compete in online LSSA tournament

Jasmin Taylor, Sports Editor: Online May 13, 2020

The online LSSA spring festival, a new event created as an alternative to ISSTs and LSSAs, took place between May 4 and 8. MS athletics director Akay Mustafa, one of the event organizers alongside High...

ASL to partake in LSSA Spring Festival

ASL to partake in LSSA Spring Festival

Jasmin Taylor, Sports Editor: Online May 4, 2020

As a replacement for spring ISSTs, ASL will be taking part in an online LSSA Spring Festival between May 4 and 8. All students from Grade 5 to 12 are welcome to participate in a variety of six spring season...

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