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Junior Aidan McLaren steps into the batter’s box during a night game on Oct. 3, 2020. At the time, McLaren was playing for L & M Baseball. Since then, he switched teams and joined East Coast Elite, for whom he currently plays.

COVID-19 pandemic poses challenges for recruits

Ethan Schlapp, Sports Lead Editor February 5, 2021

As athletes around the country have started to make a safe return to the playing field, there is one group of competitors who have been especially frustrated by the challenging athletic circumstances of...

Sarah Fuller, the first woman to play in a Power 5 football game, dons a helmet decal saying,

Fuller breaks barrier in Power 5 football game debut

Kira Ratan, Features Lead Editor December 30, 2020

As the second-half kickoff approached, it seemed as though the entire world of sports was watching. Players re-emerged from their locker rooms and started to fill the benches and sidelines, but one player...

Senior Max Miller lifts weights during his PE co-curricular after school. Virtual students only have a choice of yoga or PE to fulfill their athletic requirement

PE co-curriculars go online

George Chang, Photo Editor December 16, 2020

For students bringing the gym to their bedroom this fall, the Athletic Department has continued to offer three options: sports teams, Athletic Option and Physical Education (PE) Co-Curricular. For many...

Kwynne Schlossman'22, Franny Mann'21, Rachel Schwartz'21, and Rowan MchWhinnie'22 celebrating a victory against Sacred Heart, during their fall 2019 season.

It’s not a real team without real competition

Kwynne Schlossman, Web and Social Media Manager December 15, 2020

High school athletics are essential to student growth and wellness. Teams bond over sports seasons but without them, teams are left divided and deliver a lack of effort on the field. On Oct. 2, Athletic...

A continuation from the fall sports season, many Covid-19 protocols have been instituted to create a safe environment for athletes and coaches. This graphic takes an in-depth look at a few of the main guidelines.

News Brief: Winter athletics season set to begin on Dec. 1

Ethan Schlapp, Lead Sports Editor November 19, 2020

Director of Athletics Logan Condon sent out an email to all Masters families on Nov. 19, stating that the winter sports season is scheduled to take place this year. The season will run from Tuesday, Dec....

Travis Roy (left) as a young hockey player at Boston University. Roy's injury occurred 11 seconds into his college hockey career and caused his paralyzation. Roy (right) living a happy and positive live after his injury.

A life worth living: Travis Roy’s story

Ethan Schlapp, Lead Sports Editor November 13, 2020

A high school freshman sat down in his bedroom with a pen in his hand and a thought in his mind. He’d always played hockey, and as an athlete, he’d always been told the importance of setting goals....

Senior Sophia Herzberg strikes a volleyball during a game last fall. This year, fall sports teams at Masters will begin with a virtual preseason followed by check-ins with their coaches and teammates twice a week once classes begin.

Video: Athletic director previews plan for Masters sports

Logan Schiciano, New Ventures Editor August 10, 2020

The Masters School is set to begin the 2020-2021 school year remotely, but athletics are still part of the plan. Watch the video, above, to learn more.  Director of Athletics Logan Condon told...

(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.

Athletic department to honor ACR despite spring season cancellation

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,...

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.

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...

I repeated tenth grade, now I can’t compete in sports

Sophie Grand, Opinion Editor December 3, 2019

While I knew the decision to repeat my sophomore year would change my social and educational spheres, I had no idea that it would prevent me from participating in school sports teams.  Mid-way...

NBA Signage advertises an NBA game featuring the Houston Rockets (and Chinese star Yao Ming) against the Sacramento Kings in 2004.

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...

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