The Hotchkiss Record

Varsity Diving Comes Up Big at Founders

Varsity Diving Comes Up Big at Founders

Ben Do ’22

March 7, 2019


Filed under Sports

While Varsity Swimming has seen major improvements and great success, the Varsity Diving team is also making a big splash this season. On Wednesday, February 20, the Varsity Diving team, led by Head Coach Heather Perrenoud and Co-captain Olivia King ’19, traveled to the Westminster School to compete...

Boys Varsity Hockey Beats the Odds

Robert Phillips ’20

March 7, 2019


Filed under Sports

With a record of 11-11-2, the Boys Varsity Hockey team enjoyed a seven-game improvement over last year’s season and was seconds away from an even more drastic turnaround. However, the team failed to make the playoffs after four overtime (OT) losses in the last five games. But it did prove itself capabl...

Athlete of the Issue: Hattie Childs ’19

Athlete of the Issue: Hattie Childs ’19

Gunnar Overstrom ’21

March 5, 2019


Filed under Sports

Hattie Childs ’19, co-captain of the Varsity Basketball team, plays center and has been a force both on and off the court throughout her time on the team. Harper Rosati ‘19 said, “Her smile brightens all of our days, and she always comes into practice ready to leave her all on the court. If an...

UEFA Champions League Returns for 2019 Season

UEFA Champions League Returns for 2019 Season

Sander Kujis '21

March 1, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports

Soccer fans around the world have been anticipating the return of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Champions League, the most elite club competition in the world.This year’s league is set to be a closely contested one, with several teams such as Barcelona, Paris St. Germain, Liverpoo...

Athlete of the Issue: Scott Shrager ’19

Athlete of the Issue: Scott Shrager ’19

Mame Balde ’20

February 14, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Scott Shrager ’19 is a four-year member and co-captain of the Boys Varsity Squash team. Beck Ayres ’22 said, “Scott is a determined captain. He is always the first one onto the court in practice and the last one out. He works as hard or harder than anyone else on the team, and it’s going to ...

Nicky Downs ’15 Signs with Hartford

Nicky Downs ’15 Signs with Hartford

Charlie Knight ’20

February 14, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Former Hotchkiss soccer star Nicky Downs ’15 may be going pro, but he won’t be far away. This January, Downs signed with Hartford Athletic, an expansion team in the United Soccer League. After four-year soccer careers at Hotchkiss and then Yale, Downs will be staying in Connecticut even as he move...

Girls Varsity Swimming Makes Waves Before Founders

Girls Varsity Swimming Makes Waves Before Founders

Toby Pouler ’20

February 14, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Hixon Pool hosts several teams over the three sports seasons in each year, but is never as bustling as during the few weeks leading up to the Swimming and Diving Founders League Championship. This event will be held at Hotchkiss for the second year in a row and bring together teams for a day of individual ...

Fun Comes First for Thirds and Club Teams

Fun Comes First for Thirds and Club Teams

Emily Bukowski ’22

February 14, 2019


Filed under Sports

While Varsity and JV teams may receive more attention, Thirds and Club teams provide a fun and comfortable atmosphere in which many students enjoy competing and bonding with teammates without the stress of high-pressure competition. Being on a Thirds or Club team allows athletes to meet new people. Ther...

Kim ’19 Plays for Korean Hockey Team

Kim ’19 Plays for Korean Hockey Team

Billy Menenes ’22

February 12, 2019


Filed under Sports

While many students departed to enjoy a three week-long winter break, Skylar Kim ’19 flew to South Korea to be part of the first South Korean women’s team to be sent to the international U18 competition. Kim was first introduced to the sport by her mother, who encouraged both her and her brother to pl...

The Best Super Bowl Ads of 2019

The Best Super Bowl Ads of 2019

Nick Hsu '20

February 8, 2019


Filed under Multi-media, Online Exclusives, Sports

As a whole, the 53rd Super Bowl left something to be desired. While the game was uneventful as the lowest scoring Superbowl of all time, with an especially lackluster first half lacking in much coordinated offensive play, the half-time show wasn’t outstanding either.The performances by Maroon ...

Super Bowl LIII Highlights

Super Bowl LIII Highlights

Toby Pouler '20

February 8, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports

On a partly cloudy Sunday with mild temperatures in downtown Atlanta, the upstart Los Angeles Rams prepared to challenge the perennial favorites, the New England Patriots. Super Bowl LII would be played inside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the brand-new home of the Atlanta Falcons. New England prepared...

Boys Varsity Basketball’s Season Begins with a Bang

Boys Varsity Basketball’s Season Begins with a Bang

Toby Pouler ’20

January 31, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Boys Varsity Basketball team has started the season with an impressive record of 11-3, including an undefeated 5-0 record at home. Thanks to a combination of experienced returners and impactful new players, the team has enjoyed one of its best openings in recent years.Heavy recruitment caused...