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Girls’ varsity tennis courts winning season

Girls’ varsity tennis courts winning season

Owen Strier, Features Editor

November 25, 2019

After several down years, the Masters' girls’ varsity tennis team has recently finished one of their best seasons in a long time. The team ended the year with a 10-5 record. Their success can be attributed to the addition of new players and strong leadership from senior captains Sofia Benson and Alex ...

Boys’ varsity soccer shoots for playoffs

Boys’ varsity soccer shoots for playoffs

Ethan Schlapp, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

Coming off a loss in the semifinals to the Hopkins School last year in the Fairchester Athletic Association (FAA) playoffs, the boys’ varsity soccer team hopes to eclipse last year’s six-win season. The loss of graduated key players as well as the retirement of long-time Athletic Director Kevin...

Girls’ soccer nets best record in a decade under new coach

Girls’ soccer nets best record in a decade under new coach

Sophie Grand, Opinion Editor

November 1, 2019

  With a new head coach and an influx of underclass talent, the girls’ varsity soccer team got off to a quick start, notching victories early on in the season, and has maintained a winning record to date. The team’s cohesive play was showcased in their recent sweeping victories, including a...

The Billion Dollar Tweet

The Billion Dollar Tweet

Mitch Fink and Sophie Grand

October 17, 2019

  When Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey sent out a tweet advocating support for protesters in Hong Kong on Oct. 4, it’s unlikely that he could have predicted the reverberations of his actions. Now, in the weeks since the tweet (which has been deleted), its butterfly effect has polari...

Masters races to success at famous Penn Relays

Masters races to success at famous Penn Relays

Jacob Strier, News Design Editor

May 14, 2019

In front of thousands of spectators, a group of five student runners represented Masters at the historic Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania, racing on Apr. 25 and 26. The runners participated in two events: the 4x100 meter race and the 4x400 meter race. Masters Track and Field Coach Chr...

Track has strong showing at home meet

Track has strong showing at home meet

Morgan Brettschneider, News Design Editor

April 29, 2019

Masters’ track and field team has set many high goals for the season, many of which  have already been met thus far. The team has had two meets in which many members of the team have set personal bests individually as well as  in relays. On Saturday April 7 at Masters home meet, the Masters Relays, th...

Boys lax creams Columbia Prep in crucial team win

Boys lax creams Columbia Prep in crucial team win

Sarah Faber, Staff Writer

April 25, 2019

Entering the 2019 season, the Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team is continuing to work hard during practices in hopes of making it to the NYSAIS championships. With 3 fewer players this year due to injuries, the team has their work cut out for them. Because there are fewer players, there are fewer subs during gam...

Girls Basketball Captures First Ever NYSAIS Championship

Girls Basketball Captures First Ever NYSAIS Championship

Logan Schiciano and Mitch Fink

March 7, 2019

The girls’ varsity basketball team finished their season in style, capturing the first NYSAIS girls’ basketball championship in school history. The team, which had a regular season record of 14-6, capped off their playoff run by defeating Horace Mann School in the NYSAIS finals on Feb. 25.   ...

Masters to Leave FAA for 2019-20 Season

Masters to Leave FAA for 2019-20 Season

Logan Schiciano and Mitch Fink

March 7, 2019

The 2018-2019 school year will be the last for Masters in the FAA, as Athletic Director Kevin Versen confirmed the school would be leaving the league at the conclusion of the spring season. According to Versen, there were many reasons for the school to withdraw their affiliation. Versen explained that across the board, the ...

JV1 Basketball Finishes Season on Bright Note

JV1 Basketball Finishes Season on Bright Note

Mitch Fink, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019

  If one were to describe the Masters JV1 basketball team in one word, it would without a doubt be resilient. Having to deal with the loss of sophomores Tim Mathas, Dillon Graham and Grayam Church, and senior Fritz Pingel, who moved up to the varsity squad, was no easy task. The team was ...

Abdou Ndiaye playing basketball at Illinois State University

Vincent Alban, Photo Editor

January 9, 2019

Hailing from Senegal, former Masters student Abdou Ndiaye is currently continuing his basketball career playing at Illinois State University. Ndiaye is the first of his family to attend college, as well as attend boarding school in America. Basketball propelled Ndiaye to America, where he played for Mast...

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