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Troubles for USA Gymnastics

Laurie Hernandez prepares to begin her beam routine during the women's gymnastics U.S. Olympic team trials in July of 2016. Her former coach Maggie Haney stands behind her. “I thought they were just going to try to sweep it under the rug, but, wow, they did the right thing. I can’t believe they actually did the right thing,” said Hernandez, speaking about USAG.

Abi Blasi, Sports Editor

May 18, 2020

USA Gymnastics recently suspended New Jersey-based gymnastics coach Maggie Haney for eight years after many allegations of verbal and emotional abuse. This comes two years after USAG filed for bankruptcy following the Larry Nassar scandal. USAG has been under fire for quite some time relating to the...

The Coronavirus’ Impact on Sports

Caption: The sun rising at the empty Fenway Park, the morning of Apr. 2. It was supposed to be the Red Sox Home Opener, which has now been postponed indefinitely. “Despite no baseball, the Opening Day sunrise photo must live on,” said Billie Weiss, Red Sox photographer.

Abi Blasi, Sports Editor

April 23, 2020

While you are sitting home trying to figure out what to do with yourself while social- distancing or self- quarantining, you can always sit down and watch a few sporting events that you have already seen.  Maybe you watched the 1986 Masters last weekend or the first episodes of the new Michael Jordan docu-seri...

NBA All Star game

 Kawhi Leonard defends the inbound pass as he leads his team to victory. The All Star game didn’t fail to disappoint as the new rules entertained all around the world, “I think that the 4th quarter of this All Star game was one of the most  competitive I’ve seen in my life,” said Joey Oetjens '21.

Robbie Haytayan, Staff Writer

March 12, 2020

On Sunday, Feb. 16, millions of basketball fans around the world tuned into the 69th annual NBA All-Star game. However, this year's game was quite unlike the past 68, with the passing of NBA and Global icon Kobe Bryant in January. The NBA used this game as one of many ways to  show their respect to...

Mookie Betts and David Price trade

Mookie Betts getting ready for a playoff game against the New York Yankees in 2018. The RedSox hadn’t played the Yankees in the playoffs since the 2004 American League Championship Series, this was a much anticipated series.

Drew Gryniewicz, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

On Feb. 11, 2020, Mookie Betts and David Price were traded from the Boston Red Sox to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Betts wanted a 400 million dollar contract and Price was taking up too much cap space, which resulted in this blockbuster trade between the Red Sox and Dodgers. The Dodgers currently have the last 6 out of...

Ski team finishes season with strong performance at states

The HB skiers pose for a group picture after a race. The HB ski team practiced and raced at Crotched Mountain throughout the season, where they had a strong performance at their state meets.  “It was a great group of kids. It was a fun experience every time I went,” said Assistant Coach Milton Robinson.

Erik Keldsen, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

During the last couple of months, the Hollis Brookline Ski Team has spent many hours on the slopes in preparation for their state meets during February 11-12.  Their hard work during the season paid off, as the girls’ team earned 11th place and the boys’ team earned 5th place against tough competi...

Return of the XFL

The XFL is starting off strong in the first 4 weeks and is hoping to stay that way as week five is upon us. As the season continues to stride forward, it is growing in popularity keeping football fans still entertained. Teams have found where they lay in the league for power rankings, which have made things interesting in the league. “It's run by Vince McMahon who is a very good businessman and also has a TV deal with ESPN and I don’t see any reason why it shouldn’t be able to stay up for 5 years.” said Jack Duquette ‘21.

Quinn Connors, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

The rise of a once abandoned league is now hitting the world by storm. If football fans thought that the season was over, it’s not. This league called the XFL has risen back from the dead and will have viewers on the edge of their seat each week. This eight team league is full of excitement, new rule...

HB bowlers suffer unexpected defeat at championship

Varsity Bowler Tim Leclerc ‘21 winds up his shot at the last practice before the championship. The scores players achieve during practice help determine their standings on the team, with only the top eight bowlers qualifying for varsity. “I’d say as a team, we do really well under pressure,” said Leclerc.

Josh Hill, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

On Saturday, Feb. 22, Hollis-Brookline competed against other schools across New Hampshire in the State Bowling Championship game. HB came in first once before in 2012, and this year, with a roster full of dedicated and talented players, the team was confident they would do it again. Sadly, they fell s...

Girls basketball: A mid-season recap

The girls team surrounds Coach Bob Murphy, reviewing their game plan. The girls need to “go in strong, playing our game, moving the ball more” said Amanda Goclowski ‘20 as they head into their game against Kearsarge.

Ryan Coutu, News Editor

March 6, 2020

The Hollis Brookline’s Girls Basketball team is no stranger to success. The past three years have seen three solid seasons, including a championship and a second place finish. This year is no exception. The team is currently 17-2 with dominating wins since the start of the season. They are primed ...

Kobe and the logo

After the loss of Kobe Bryant on January 26, 2020, his fans and other basketball fanatics have come together and petitioned to make him the new face of the NBA. “I can see why fans are really pushing to have the logo changed due to how great of a player and a person he was, but I can also see why people would oppose it because there was never any talk about him being the logo before he died and it can’t just keep getting changed every time ‘one of the greats’ die,” said Pender.

Faith DiStefano, A&E Editor

March 6, 2020

For 51 years Jerry West, former Laker, scout, coach and manager, has been the silhouette of the NBA logo. But after the recent tragedy of the death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, fans wonder, should one of our country’s most inspiring athletes, Kobe Bryant, take over the honor of being the NBA logo...

HB Boys continue to surge win streak

 Matt Dias ‘21 at, attempting a 3-point shot against Hanover. Dias led the team in points to a victory, 70-63. “We knew going in that Hanover was probably the best shooting team we were going to play all season, so it was key that we closed out their shooters and sprinted back on defense,” said Dias.

Dan Aulbach, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

The charge continues through the regular season for HB Boys Basketball. On February 12, 2020, the Cavaliers (13-3) handed the Hanover Marauders (15-2) their first loss of the season in a game that was close the entire length, 70-63. This win gave HB their 11th win in a row since starting out with a rough 2-3 record....

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