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Boys basketball finishes remarkable season with title

The boys pose with their medals after the game.

Mark Labak, Sports Editor

March 29, 2018

The 1995-96 Chicago Bulls had a motto to accompany their historic 72-10 season; “It don’t mean a thing without the ring.” As the final seconds ticked away at UNH last Friday, the Hollis-Brookline Boys Basketball team got their ring. The Cavs finished out their incredible regular season with HB Boys Bas...

Tennis, a sport on the rise

Despite a small team, the tennis team plays with heart every match. They have high expectations and look to welcome the upcoming freshmen. “I look forward to seeing how the new freshmen will mix into our team dynamic and make our team even stronger,” says Randlett ‘19.

Kyle Simpson, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

The school's tennis team is coming into this spring following a successful 2017 season, where the boys quietly went 12-2, and the girls team went 9-5. Still, even with solid individual runs in both singles and doubles, the team is looking to build on last year's success. While tennis is an individu...

MLB rule change

Justin Verlander throws a pitch during his time in Detroit. Justin Verlander is currently on the Houston Astros and shares his opinion on the new mound visit rule change. “If you're going to make adjustments I personally don't think limiting mound visits between a catcher & pitcher is the way to go. If there's a cross-up in signs those guys [catchers] can get hurt

Sofia Barassi, Assistant Sports Editor

March 21, 2018

Do you enjoy watching professional baseball on television? If you're not a huge fan of it, there's a change being made for the start of the 2018 Major League Baseball season that may catch your interest. Many have complained about the length of games, so the MLB imposed a new rule that allows only si...

Clement Sherwood, 2018 State Champion

Sherwood is declared champion in a finals match this year. The presence of the white uniform, rather than HB’s typical navy blue, signifies that this match was a final, and would decide first and second place. “Seeing Clem go out and earn it, is a reinforcement to the fact that, you have to work for it,” said St. Pierre.

Emmie White, News Editor

March 20, 2018

Following four fantastic seasons on the HBHS varsity wrestling team, Clement Sherwood ‘18 closed his high school career with a big win at the state meet on Feb. 17. Hollis Brookline joined 12 other Division II teams at ConVal in the third week of February to close their season. Sherwood, a team ...

USA’s Shocking Results

Abi Blasi looks through the final Olympic results as she sits in class. She found the medal count not to be a surprise. “...I could tell Norway would do well from the start,” said Blasi.

Kaleigh Whalen, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018

With the commencement of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, the United States did not do as well as they intended to. Although many athletes did fulfill their Olympic dreams, it was not quite enough for the U.S.A team to take the lead in the medal count. Many U.S fans were disappointed in this year’s o...

Girls Basketball wins Championship

Coach Bob Murphy and the bench celebrating during the game. The girls took home Hollis Brookline's first girls basketball title on Friday night.

Eleanor Quarles, Editor in Chief

March 16, 2018

On Friday night, the Hollis Brookline Girls Basketball team beat John Stark 54-43 to take home the state title for the first time in HB history. Coming off a loss in the championship game last year, the team started this season with four straight wins, and stayed strong through the rest of the yea...

NBA mid-season recap

NBA mid-season recap

Mitch Dreyer, Staff Writer

March 15, 2018

The first half of the 2017-2018 NBA season has been one for the books. In the Eastern Conference, the favorites going into the season were the Cleveland Cavaliers. This is  because they have the best all around player in the league, LeBron James. The Boston Celtics, coached by Brad Stevens, didn’t waste...

Girls basketball road to the playoffs

Joanna Balsamo ‘18, Brodie Kelley ‘19, and Elizabeth Atkinson ‘19 look on to coach Bob Murphy during a timeout at their game against Pelham on Tuesday. The team has had a solid season so far and continues to work hard on and off the court. “I am most proud of how even though everyone doesn't get in the game, everyone is focused and either playing hard or cheering on their teammates. It's amazing to see everyone giving their 100%!” said captain Balsamo.

Lindsey Wood, Staff Writer

February 21, 2018

The Hollis Brookline Girls Varsity Basketball team has a well-deserved 14-1 record, and they are finishing the rest of the season preparing for the playoffs in hopes of becoming Division II Champions. Last year, the girls lost in the championship game by 8 points. The big loss motivated the girls...

Dynasty vs Dogs: Super Bowl 52 Recap

Photo from the Patriots AFC Championship win over the Jaguars

JP Blasi, Assistant Editor

February 20, 2018

Super Bowl 52 was expected to be a strange one in which a Hall of Fame coach and quarterback tandem appearing in their 8th Super Bowl would take on on a backup quarterback and a second-year coach. While it was dubbed the “Dynasty vs. Dogs” game--referring to the Patriots’ almost-20 year dynasty reign an...

Another HB athlete signs

Meghan Hill ‘18 and her parents sit front row with (left to right) Principal Richard Barnes, Coach Tracie Thorp, and Athletic Director Ron Rupp in back. Hill signed to play field hockey with St. Joseph’s of Maine on Thursday.

Mark Labak, Sports Editor

February 16, 2018

Congratulations to Meghan Hill ‘18, on officially signing to further her field hockey career at St. Joseph’s College of Maine. Hill was excited about the signing: “Not only is [St. Joseph’s] a good school academically, but I love the family dynamic there. I’m super excited to learn more...

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