The Hotchkiss Record

Young Wrestling Team Enters Postseason

Brant Hadzima ’20, a four-year member of the team, has helped newer students learn the ropes.

Rachel Mokriski ’21, Sports Editor

February 5, 2020

On a team where the focus is not only to become a better athlete, but also a better person, this year’s wrestlers have been working tirelessly to wrestle harder, stronger, and smarter. Of the team’s 26-wrestler roster, 14 members are new to the team. The captains’ main goal this year is to instill...

Girls JV Squash Makes a Comeback

Maggie Ottenbreit '20, a new member of the JV Squash team, is seeded first on the team.

Margo Donohue ’22, Sports Editor

February 5, 2020

After a rocky first few weeks marred by losses and cancelled games, the Girls JV Squash team is getting its season back on track. Despite losing the first few matches of the season, players remained motivated and confident, and their positive attitude has paid off. On Wednesday, January 29, the team...

Athlete of the Issue: Henry Wilder ’20

Henry Wilder ’20 posted 35 saves in the Boys Varsity Hockey team’s most recent game.

Toby Atwill ’22

February 5, 2020

Henry Wilder ’20, a four-year Senior and member of the Boys Varsity Hockey Team, is a co-captain of the team and serves as the starting goalie. Next fall, Wilder will play hockey as a member of the Eagles at Boston College. Teammate Luke Johnson ’22 said, “He gives us a chance to win every game....

Ultimate Hat Tournament Drums Up Interest

Michael Zhang '21 is a veteran member of the Varsity Ultimate Team.

Max Beckwith ’21

February 5, 2020

For the past two years, the Ultimate Hat Tournament has served as a way to spark community members’ interest in Ultimate Frisbee and create an exciting event for new and experienced players alike. The tournament took place this past Saturday, February 1. Teams were composed of four to five students...

The Chiefs Take Super Bowl LIV

The Chiefs Take Super Bowl LIV

Connie Cao ’21, Editor-in-Chief

February 5, 2020

This past Sunday, millions of fans gathered in Hard Rock Stadium and in front of their TVs to watch the 54th Super Bowl, held in Miami, Florida. The San Francisco 49ers faced the Kansas City Chiefs, and, by the end of the night, the Kansas City Chiefs were hailed the winners of Super Bowl LIV. The Chiefs...

Coach’s Corner: Yassine Talhaoui

Coach Talhaoui has seen his most successful season yet, boasting a 14-2 record this year as of Tuesday.

Thomas Bailey ’22

February 5, 2020

Yassine Talhaoui joined the Hotchkiss community in 2016 and serves as the Director of Multicultural Recruitment, Associate Director of Admissions, and Head Coach of the Boys Varsity Basketball team. This is his third year leading the team. Co-captain Aidan Rodgers ’21 said, “Coach [Talhaoui] works...

Boys Varsity Basketball Builds Momentum

Dusan Neskovic ’20 is a new member of the team and has been a crucial part of the team's success.

Margo Donohue ’22, Sports Editor

January 22, 2020

Boys Varsity Basketball continues to light up the court, maintaining its momentum from last season. After winning games throughout Winter Break and playing against Lawrenceville at Barclays Center in New York City, the team is prepared to dominate this season. Last season, the Boys Varsity Basketball...

Theresa Yu ’19 Makes Team USA

Theresa Yu ’19, who co-captained the Hotchkiss Varsity Ultimate team, now plays for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Michael Zhang ’21, Opinions Editor

January 22, 2020

On a sunny, windy weekend in May, alumni, students, and family gathered on Taylor Field to celebrate the Hotchkiss Ultimate Frisbee team’s 20th anniversary. Coach David Thompson used cones to set up endzones, and the group divided itself into two teams. Although players’ ages ranged from three to...

Coach’s Corner: Michelle Repass

Coach Michelle Repass has been the Head Coach of Girls Swimming and Diving for the past five years.

Connie Cao ’21, Editor-in-Chief

January 22, 2020

Michelle Repass is Head Coach of the Girls Swimming and Diving team. Coach Repass swam at Southern Connecticut State University, where she captained the team in her Senior Year. She also holds experience coaching at both the prep school level and the club level. At Hotchkiss, she led the team to victory...

Girls JV Hockey Looks to the Future

New student Margie Bowen ’22 has been an asset to the team this year.

James Bushell ’22

January 22, 2020

With one win, eight losses, and one tie during the 2018-2019 season, the Girls JV Hockey team is looking to bounce back this year. After solid seasons the two seasons before, the team hopes to repeat its previous success. The team, coached by first-year Head Coach Eric Stone, has multiple goals this...

Boys Varsity Squash Preps for Challenges

Thomas Bailey ’22 has been an important member of the team since moving up from JV.

Rachel Mokriski ’21, Sports Editor

January 22, 2020

The Boys Varsity Squash team brings a palpable energy to every practice on the Cullman courts. By encouraging each other not to give up close matches, the team hopes to set itself apart from its competition. Co-captain Taylor Clayton ’21 said, “I think we’re really focused on being good teammates...

Athlete of the Issue: Maggie Smith ’20

Maggie Smith ’20 makes plays at both ends of the court.

Atalia Jae Navarro ’21

January 22, 2020

Maggie Smith ’20 is a four-year senior and four-year member of the Girls Varsity Basketball team, where she is co-captain alongside Delaney Hayes ’20. Teammate Jordyn Harrison ’22 said, “She always shows up ready to play, has an amazing work ethic, and is always sure to support the team no matter...