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Clayton's favorite part of playing squash is its balance of competition and sportsmanship.

Athlete of the Issue: Taylor Clayton ’21

Carrie Cao ’23, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

Taylor Clayton ’21 is a four-year Senior and co-captain of the Boys Varsity Squash team. Next year, Clayton will play squash at Yale University. Co-captain John Nicholson ’22 said, “Taylor knows...

The History of Taft Day

The History of Taft Day

James Yae ’23 January 21, 2021

How come students come together as a “blue mob” in Main Circle with painted H’s on their faces every fall? Taft Day has ended almost every Fall athletic season since 1980 with a charging spirit.  Normally,...

Crimson Tide Rolls in Miami: Takeaways from the NCAA Football Championship

Crimson Tide Rolls in Miami: Takeaways from the NCAA Football Championship

Christian Waldron ’23, Contributing Writer January 21, 2021

The 2020-2021 NCAA Division I Football season will go down as one of the most unusual in history, with its abbreviated schedules, postponed games, and of course, absence of fans. As this unprecedented...

Mitchell in a March 4, 2020 game against Taft.

Athlete of the Issue: CJ Mitchell ’21

Carrie Cao ’23, Staff Writer December 17, 2020

CJ Mitchell is a four-year Senior and co-captain of the Boys Varsity Basketball team. Last winter, he earned the Founders All-League Award and an All-Star NEPSAC Class A Honorable Mention. Co-captain Aidan...

Alex Cheng’s NBA Power Rankings

Alex Cheng’s NBA Power Rankings

Alex Cheng ’23 December 17, 2020

The 2020-2021 National Basketball Association (NBA) season will return on December 22 with the results from the previous season, the draft, and free agency still simmering. During an expedited off-season,...

Bullock and her family built an ice rink in her backyard so she could practice hockey.

Working Out From Home!

Megan Ho ’23, Contributing Writer December 16, 2020

With the semester finishing off virtually, how will members of the community stay active? Three athletes tell us how they balance online learning with workouts.  Lauren McLane ’23 McLane is a...

A Look Back on An Unprecedented NFL Season

A Look Back on An Unprecedented NFL Season

Rebekah Oppenheimer ’24, Contributing Writer December 16, 2020

The 2020 NFL season has been one like no other. Whether it’s been the unexpected rise of the Pittsburgh Steelers, the not-so-unexpected collapse of the New York Jets, or the number of players who have...

The team was restricted to a maximum of 20 people in the pool at once.

Boys Swimming Makes Waves

Carrie Cao ’23, Staff Writer December 3, 2020

Intensive off-season training this fall has allowed members of the Boys Swimming team to be in much better shape for the start of the winter season. “I think having two seasons with more or less the...

The NHL had zero positive tests out of all the players during its season.

Best Season Plan During COVID-19: The NHL

Armaan Haji ’23, Contributing Writer November 19, 2020

For sports fans, the prospect of not having an end to the 2019-2020 season due to COVID-19 was a horrible one; however, the majority of leagues found a way to end their seasons safely. Nevertheless, this...

Members of the wrestling team pose together in Schmidt Rink.

Wrestling Adapts to COVID-19

Darina Huang ’23 November 19, 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Co-ed Varsity Wrestling team has had to implement substantial changes to its training methods and practice structures this year. The Edward R. Davis Wrestling Room, the...

Hatch plays goalie for Girls Varsity Hockey in a game during last year's season.

Athlete of the Issue: Maggie Hatch ’21

Anika Balwada ’23, Contributing Writer November 19, 2020

Maggie Hatch ’21 is a four-year Senior and captain of Girls Varsity Field Hockey and Girls Varsity Hockey. She plays goalie for ice hockey and has been skating since she was three. Teammate Sarah Holmes...

Varsity Football in a game against Taft during a previous season.

Varsity Football Focuses on Fundamentals

Alex Cheng ’23 November 5, 2020

After a bounce-back season last year, the Boys Varsity Football faced a challenge this fall. Due to COVID-19-related restrictions, especially on high-contact sports such as football, the team held modified...

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