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Girls Basketball Captures First Ever NYSAIS Championship

Girls Basketball Captures First Ever NYSAIS Championship

Logan Schiciano and Mitch Fink

March 7, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Showcase, Sports

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


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive Article

  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


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

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...

Legendary fencing coach Francisco Martin back from retirement

Legendary fencing coach Francisco Martin back from retirement

Kate Sibery, Contributing Writer

December 21, 2018


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive Article

Olympic fencing captain Francisco Martin has always been an integral part of the fencing program at Masters. After an unexpected return to his coaching position, Martin is looking forward to a successful season with the team. Martin first came to Masters in 1984 as a soccer coach and soon realized that t...

Signing of Reuben Foster proves how little NFL teams care about domestic violence

Gabriel Keller, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

The San Francisco 49ers released linebacker Reuben Foster following a domestic violence arrest. Two days later, Foster was signed by the Washington Redskins. In the same professional sports league that hasn’t given Colin Kaepernick, a player with no criminal offenses, a job in over 19 months due to ...

Red Sox Cruise to 9th World Series Championship

Red Sox Cruise to 9th World Series Championship

Mitch Fink, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Sports, Web Exclusive Article

The Boston Red Sox are one of the most storied sports franchises of all time, yet for much of the 20th and early 21st century, their fans went through years of agonizing pain as they watched the team suffer an 86 year-long championship drought. When the Red Sox finally broke through the so called “...

Serena Williams Slams Sexism against Female Athletes

Serena Williams Slams Sexism against Female Athletes

Gabriel Keller, Staff Writer

October 23, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Web Exclusive Article

From a banned catsuit to punishment for defending herself, professional tennis player Serena Williams has faced discrimination throughout the US Open tennis tournament, and throughout her career. Her treatment raises serious questions about the treatment of all female athletes, even the ones at Mast...

Down with an Injury, Grier Remaining Positive – How Injury Affects ACR

Down with an Injury, Grier Remaining Positive – How Injury Affects ACR

Logan Schiciano, Contributing Writer

June 5, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

While the track-and-field season officially ended only last week, sophomore Sabian Grier’s season unfortunately concluded quite a while ago. Grier has been sidelined with an injury which has stopped him from running since the end of April. “I have a hip injury,” said Grier, “It’s something...

Mitchell paces herself through last of 12 seasons

Mitchell paces herself through last of 12 seasons

Logan Schiciano, Blogger

May 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, The Panther's Tracks

To play a sport in every season of each of your four years of high school is already an astonishing feat, but to run (whether that be cross-country, winter track, track-and-field) for all 12 seasons is an unbelievable accomplishment. That is just what senior, Elizabeth Mitchell, has done during her t...

Coaches Corner: Kenyetta Iyevbele

Coaches Corner: Kenyetta Iyevbele

Logan Schiciano, Blogger

May 4, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Showcase, Sports, The Panther's Tracks

The Track and Field/Cross Country program has seen a resurgence this year; now that the foundation for the team has been set, the team is rapidly on the rise. A lot of this success has to be credited to the outstanding coaches that the athletic department has assembled this year, many of whom are cur...

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