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Opinion: Cancel the 2020 NFL season

The National Football League (NFL) and NFL Players Association recently announced plans to test players and personnel daily for two weeks when training camp begins. As people across the U.S. still struggle to get tested for COVID-19 and receive results in a timely fashion, the NFL should not be diverting resources away from the general public.

Logan Schiciano, New Ventures Editor

July 22, 2020

The National Football League (NFL) is determined to begin its season on time; however, as the coronavirus pandemic continues in the United States, it is not just unsafe to be playing football, but also unethical.  On Monday, July 20 ESPN reported that the NFL and the NFL Players Association have agr...

Athletic department to honor ACR despite spring season cancellation

(Left) A couple senior players jog off the field in a baseball game against Hackley during the 2019 spring season. (Right) The baseball field lies fallow after the cancellation of the spring season. Governor Cuomo officially decided today to keep all New York schools closed for the rest of the year, meaning all high school athletics are concluded for the remainder of the school year.

Ethan Schlapp, Staff Writer

May 1, 2020

Masters Athletic Director Logan Condon officially announced the cancellation of the spring sports season in an email sent out to all Upper School Families on Tuesday, April 16. For many student-athletes, this news was devastating for a variety of reasons – whether it be their final season with their...

Prospective recruits in peculiar predicament amidst COVID-19 developments

Masters' tennis courts sit untouched during the school's COVID-19 shutdown.

Mitch Fink, Sports Lead Editor

March 16, 2020

Max Miller knows that this year's tennis season means more than years past. The junior is looking to play tennis in college and hopes to show off his skills to college coaches, but now he might see that opportunity taken away. While the Masters administration navigates through the COVID-19 outbreak, so...

2020 NFL Playoffs show the end of a dynasty and the birth of a new era

New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady throws a pass in Super Bowl LIII. The Patriots emerged victorious by a score of 13-3 over the opposing Los Angeles Rams. This will be first Super Bowl in four years that will not include New England.

Ethan Schlapp, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

Wild Card Round: When Tennessee Titans cornerback Logan Ryan celebrated his way into the endzone for a pick-six, it capped off an AFC Wild Card upset against the dominant New England Patriots that shocked the world. It was only the fourth time ever that the dynamic duo of Tom Brady and Coach Bill Bel...

Peril to prosperity: How David Stern’s NBA transformed athletics forever

David Stern speaking at a conference in 2012.  Stern served as commissioner of the NBA from 1984-2014.

Mitch Fink and Sophie Grand

January 18, 2020

Andrew Ross Sorkin stepped out of his father’s car, legal pad and tape recorder in hand. Sorkin, a 15-year-old student at Scarsdale High School at the time, had scored the biggest coup of his young journalistic life: an interview with National Basketball Association (NBA) Commissioner David Stern....

Masters shines under pressure in victory over Harvey

Sophomore Daniel Medina drives up the court late in Masters' 70-67 victory over The Harvey School

Mitch Fink, Sports Lead Editor

January 12, 2020

Masters’ Reggie Grodin looked down at the basketball in his hands, then up at the hoop, which stood  about 25 feet from the eighth grade point guard. With just under two minutes to go in Masters’ Jan. 10 contest against The Harvey School, he shot the ball. Swish. Grodin’s shot, from well beyond the...

Boys basketball falls short at John Sabia Holiday Tournament

Sophomore Stefan Darmanovic and Junior Justin Small fight for a rebound over a Rye Country Day forward. Masters dropped the game to RCDS 65-39

Mitch Fink, Sports Lead Editor

January 1, 2020

  Masters boys varsity basketball saw their record fall to 2-5 in a 69-35 loss to former FAA rivals Rye Country Day (RCDS) on Friday, Dec. 20, and a 69-60 defeat to Berkeley Carroll School the following day in the John Sabia Holiday Tournament, which was hosted by Rye Country Day.  Master...

Intense practices produce on-court success for girls’ varsity basketball

Intense practices produce on-court success for girls' varsity basketball

Yasmine Pascal, Features Editor

December 18, 2019

Masters girls’ varsity basketball kicked off the season with their first victory at home against Columbia Preparatory on Dec. 11. The matchup was not only intense, with Masters being down by 22 points in the first half, but also extremely close with the team winning by only seven points, with a fi...

Following home loss, boys’ varsity basketball remains optimistic in young season

Freshman Stephon Marbury drives into the paint in a game against Columbia Prep.

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2019

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Boys’ varsity squash sets sights on National Championship

SOPHOMORE GEORGE CHANG SERVES against an opponent from Avenues during the team's match on Monday. Chang ended up winning his individual match 3-0, as the Panthers went on to sweep Avenues by a score of 7-0.

Ethan Schlapp, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

It was all powerful drives and perfectly placed triple boasts in the boys’ varsity squash team’s victory over Avenues on Monday, bringing their record to 2-1 on the season. Even without their veteran number two seed Garrett Wenberg, first-year Ian Stein was up for the task of filling in, impress...

Girls’ varsity tennis courts winning season

Freshman and first singles' player Hanna Schiciano comes in to the net to hit a shot. The team had one of its best seasons in many years.

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

Sophomore Kyle Benson drives a ball up the field against Long Island Lutheran School. Under a new coach, Neil Jaggernauth, the boys' varsity soccer team has rallied around the production of younger players like Benson. The team looks to secure a spot in the NYSAIS playoffs for the fifth time in six years.

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...

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