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Annesley Potchatek (’24) smiles while warming up for the 100 meter race.

Track and field team competes in first meet of season after year hiatus

Eva Marriott-Fabre, Staff Writer May 28, 2021

The High School track and field team and Grade 8 athletes competed against Hillingdon at Willesden Sports Centre May 19. The meet was the first and final in-person meet of the season, following a year...

Max van Zyl (’21) attempts to steal the ball from an opponent during the varsity boys’ game against Cobham May 26. Cobham defeated ASL 3-0 in ASL’s last game of the season.

Soccer teams play final games of season, recognize Grade 12 athletes

Clara Martinez, News Editor: Print May 28, 2021

The varsity boys soccer and girls soccer teams played their second and final games of the season May 26 while JV boys played their only game against Cobham. Varsity boys lost 3-0 while varsity girls team...

The European Super League, announced April 18, was widely criticized for disrespecting the culture of English football. It was disbanded less than a week later, however it will take a long time for the English clubs involved to regain the trust of their supporters.

European Super League sheds light on capitalism within sports industry

Jasmin Taylor, Sports Editor: Print April 30, 2021

The European Super League fell apart as quickly as it was announced. On the night of April 18, ripples of shock spread across the football community when it was revealed that 12 of the biggest European...

Ultimate Frisbee: ASL’s new club sport

Kira Crutcher, Sports Editor: Print April 29, 2021

Former Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho stands on the touchline during a Chelsea v Arsenal match. According to the BBC, while managing Chelsea, Mourinho won 70% of his Premier League, whereas at Tottenham, he only won 50% of his games, per the BBC.

Community reacts to Jose Mourinho sacking

Spencer Towfighi, Staff Writer April 27, 2021

After their 3-1 loss to Manchester United and 2-2 draw to Everton, the Tottenham Hotspurs Football Club announced that they fired their manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho managed the Spurs for around 17 months...

Ex Houston Rockets guard James Harden dunks on Washington Wizards player Davis Bertans. Harden was traded to the Brooklyn Nets this year. The Nets are currently second in the East with a 37-18 record, according to the NBA Website.

NBA teams make controversial trades

Spencer Towfighi, Staff Writer April 21, 2021

Following the NBA trade deadline March 25, some teams positioned themselves to fight for an NBA championship, while others made poor trades that could severely affect them in the future. Best trade:...

The Standard Podcast: Episode 9, Girls in Sports Club

The Standard Podcast: Episode 9, Girls in Sports Club

Maddy Whitman and Sajah Ali March 31, 2021

Meghan Lang (’22), Olivia Lang (’22) and Maddie Wilkin (’22), leaders of the Girls in Sports Club, discuss their motives for starting their club. Listen here to learn more about the importance of...

Portland Trail Blazers player Damian Lillard shoots a three-point shot at this years all-star game. The all-star teams were drafted by captains LeBron James and Kevin Durant, with James team winning the game 170-150 per Sporting News.

Students react to ongoing NBA season

Spencer Towfighi, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

The NBA All-Star Weekend, from March 5-7, marked the exact halfway point of the 2020-21 NBA season. A typical season consists of 82 games, however, due to the late finish last season as a result of the...

Student-athletes share advice, governmental restrictions to allow for non-elite sports to resume

Eden Leavey , Staff Writer March 24, 2021

As students returned to school after two months of distance learning, one question quickly arose: what about sports? Since the recent success and quick distribution of vaccines, Prime Minister Boris...

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