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

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

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

Masters shines under pressure in victory over Harvey

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

Boys basketball falls short at John Sabia Holiday Tournament

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

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

Logan Schiciano, Editor-in-Chief

December 18, 2019

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Boys’ varsity squash sets sights on National Championship

Boys’ varsity squash sets sights on National Championship

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

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...

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