The student news site of Hollis Brookline High School

The CavChron

The student news site of Hollis Brookline High School

The CavChron

The student news site of Hollis Brookline High School

The CavChron

Sofia Barassi

Sofia Barassi, Sports Editor

Sofia Barassi ‘19 is the head sports editor for the Hollis Brookline Cavchron. She enjoys playing field hockey, basketball, and softball at HB. Sofia also enjoys science class and writing for the paper everyday in journalism class. She hopes to continue her field hockey career in college and to major in science as an undergraduate. As a senior she is looking forward to editing articles and making the Cavchron a fantastic site!

All content by Sofia Barassi
Niko Martin is photographed with (from left to right) Sofia Barassi19, Gabby Paquin19, Khishi Patel19 and Tess Crooks19 during their Spirit Week assembly in February

Fighting for our friend Niko

Sofia Barassi, Sports Editor
May 31, 2019
 Pictured is 5 members of the Crew team at their Head of the Charles Regatta in the Fall. They participated in it on October 21, 2018. “It’s a long day  of racing, leading people around and cleaning up,” said Katie Souza’ 19.

2019 Winter Warmer Ergatta

Sofia Barassi, Sports Editor
March 8, 2019
The girls basketball team practices in the gym. The team has a 7-2 record and each girl has a commitment to play the sport. “I have learned to channel my aggression into playing whether it be hitting the ball harder in volleyball or going up stronger to the hoop in basketball,” said Elizabeth Atkinson ‘19.

The impact of sports

Sofia Barassi, Sports Editor
January 30, 2019
Pictured is Grant Snyder 20 playing last season vs. Goffstown. The team, this year, hopes to do just as well. “We will have a lot of speed this year. Dont sleep on us,” said Snyder.

Boys Basketball: What’s to come?

Sofia Barassi, Sports Editor
November 27, 2018
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.

Volleyball season is spiking

Sofia Barassi, Sports Editor
September 27, 2018
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.”

Snap, crackle pop

Sofia Barassi, Sports Editor
September 11, 2018
Shawn Mendes is happily performing live in concert and is passionately doing what he loves. Mendes has always given his best effort and I have never heard a complaint about one of his performances. I think when you have raw emotion in a song, it makes it great,” said Mendes.

One sharp album

Sofia Barassi, Asst. Sports Editor
June 13, 2018
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. “Were gonna make noise this season,” said Joe Brown ‘18 just before their last game on May 23.

Baseball recap

Sofia Barassi, Assistant Sports Editor
June 6, 2018
Jonathan Brunkhardt ‘18 and Scott VanCoughnett ‘18 gaze bitterly at the softball and baseball batting cage, located on the ceiling in the gymnasium. The volleyball teams have claimed that the low-lying cage gets in the way of their games. “It sucks,” says Burkhardt.

Battle beside the batting cage

Sofia Barassi, Assistant Sports Editor
May 17, 2018
Joe Messina is featured in this banner advertising Guitar Night. All around the school, banners were put up to let people know about the show in May. “Nothing compares to what I feel on stage with the music blaring and the crowd in front of me. To say I’m excited about this Guitar Night is a grand understatement,” said Messina.

Guitar Night Strums Again

Sofia Barassi, Assistant Sports Writer
May 1, 2018
During tryouts, the boys baseball team prepares their base running skills in the gym, so that they can score ample runs this season. They paid close attention to coach Loftus as they would be called out if they didn’t watch closely. “We ring chasin’ this year. We’re winning the ship”, says HB’s Kaito Kramarczyk ‘19.

Boys baseball preps for spring

Sofia Barassi, Assistant Sports Editor
April 3, 2018
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 youre going to make adjustments I personally dont think limiting mound visits between a catcher & pitcher is the way to go. If theres a cross-up in signs those guys [catchers] can get hurt said Verlander.

MLB rule change

Sofia Barassi, Assistant Sports Editor
March 21, 2018
Joanna Balsamo ‘18 vigorously grinds out her homework before a crucial basketball game. This picture was taken at Pelham High School only a half hour before the tip. “Getting back late at night with tests the next day and having to study late into the night makes it difficult”, says Balsamo.

Student athletes get recognized

Sofia Barassi, Assistant Sports Editor
February 23, 2018
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