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Kyra Belden secures her 1000th assist

Kyra Belden stands with her head coach, Rebecca Balfour, on the right, and assistant coach, Jake Balfour, on the left after her game on September 28. Kyra secured her 1000th career assist as a senior at HB. “Thank you to my whole team for pushing me in practices and ingames to reach this goal,” said Belden.

Sofia Barassi, Sports Editor

October 16, 2018

Kyra Belden ‘19, one of the Girls Varsity Volleyball captains, secured her 1000th assist of her HB career while playing Manchester Memorial on September 28. Belden began racking up assists her freshman year when she made the varsity squad in 2015 as the team’s setter. Making First-Team Allstate her ...

How Fantasy Football affects NFL watchers

Simpson checks out the state of his team and if the chance of beating his opponent is possible on the iPhone app.  The rise of fantasy football has given fans a reason to pay attention to games going on all around the country, and not just focus on their local team. “I check the app around 30 times a day,” said Simpson.

Ian Babcock, Staff Writer

October 9, 2018

The rise of fantasy football has caused average NFL viewers to turn into NFL viewing monsters, changing the dynamic of how they watch the sport. Football has been around since 1870, and fantasy football since 1976, but it didn’t blow up until the 2000’s. The rise of fantasy football has caused fan...

HBHS football faced rival Pelham in homecoming game

The Hollis Brookline varsity football team faced Milford during the first game of their season on August 31, 2018. According to Lones ‘19, the team has matured even in the four weeks following their first game. “I think the team itself hasn’t changed that much but as for the mentality and the vibe our team brings it has changed quite a bit. I would say in a good way,” said Lones ‘19.

Sydney Speir, Staff Writer

October 4, 2018

On Saturday September 29, the Hollis Brookline High School varsity football team faced Pellham in their annual Homecoming football game, bringing students and teachers alike to “The Swamp,” the HBHS football field, to see the rivals battle. Hollis Brookline has a tattered history with Pelham that...

Volleyball season is spiking

The volleyball team prepares for their home game. The girls won their game against Merrimack and improved to 3-0. “If we play as we know how to; I think we can win [the championship] again,” said Atkinson.

Sofia Barassi, Sports Editor

September 27, 2018

As fall approaches and athletics start up again, the girl’s volleyball team is one of the teams at HBHS preparing for their season. The pressure is on, because the team is coming to the table with three consecutive NHIAA Division I State Championship wins. The team has worked all summer, and is ready...

Snap, crackle pop

Pictured is me, Sofia Barassi, sitting in my hospital bed after my ACL surgery in November of 2017. I tore my ACL playing field hockey and thought that it was the end of my career. Now I’m recovered and ready to play my favorite sport again. It was a very scary experience, but Arnold couldn’t have stated it better, “I’ve learned you need to go hard at what you love to do, because it can be taken from you at any time.”

Sofia Barassi, Sports Editor

September 11, 2018

One wrong step, one wrong pivot, one wrong jolt, and your athletic career can be jeopardized forever. When you tear your anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), just as I did, many things in your life stop instantly. You have to adjust to an entirely new lifestyle of not walking, not doing what you love, and...

Alternative Physical Education Credit Proposal

 Making their way off of the field, Victoria Bruzik (left) and Tasha White (right) get a quick breather from the intense lacrosse game.

Harry Bates, Staff Writer

June 6, 2018

Sophomore Student Council has been working hard for the past few months planning the “Alternative Physical Education Credit Proposal.” This proposed plan would give a physical education 0.5 credit to those who are actively competing in school sports, so after qualifying students complete freshmen year...

Baseball recap

The boys baseball team poses as a close group after a successful 11-4 win over Milford on May 14 with determination in their eyes. The baseball team had a slow start to their season causing a desperately needed turn around in their play. “We're gonna make noise this season,” said Joe Brown ‘18 just before their last game on May 23.

Sofia Barassi, Assistant Sports Editor

June 6, 2018

The boys Varsity Baseball team finished their season with a record of 6-10 this spring and missed the playoffs by one win. The team had a rough start to their season going 0-8 which altered the mental aspect of the game. With little hopes for the playoffs, the team’s attitude was almost stuck in the ...

Girls Lax Advances to Championship

Girls Lax Advances to Championship

Sports, Writer

June 4, 2018

Congratulations to the Girls Lacrosse Team on beating the #1 seed Winnacunnet in the semifinals and advancing to the championship game! HB will face Portsmouth in the championship on Tuesday, June 5th at 5 PM at Manchester Memorial High school.

Softball looks ahead to improve for next season

The softball players all gather together in a silly picture during a game. “It has come down to one or two innings [each game] where we can’t get out of the hole; other than those times- we play very solid” said Gray.

Emmie White, News Editor

May 30, 2018

With a record that leaves room for improvement, the HBHS girls softball team looks ahead to make changes and better prepare themselves for next season.   The girls met a majority of their top opponents in the first half of the season, and held their own in most of the games. Some highlights inclu...

Celtics Improbable Success

Jaylen Brown takes the ball to the rim through contact in a game against the Wizards. Despite battling injuries, Brown has been a key part of their success. “Jaylen now has two years under his belt and settling in, he has really elevated his level of play” says Michael Moscatelli ‘19.

Kyle Simpson, Staff Writer

May 29, 2018

“Their season is over,” said analyst Charles Barkley on October 17, after the Celtics lost Gordon Hayward to a gruesome ankle injury just five minutes into the first game of the season. Now, as June approaches, the Celtics are facing off against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Final...

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