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Without even a pool to call their own this season, the girls’ varsity swim team’s recent triumphs and accomplishments have made quite the statement in the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL). After defeating Curtis High School and Brooklyn Technical High School in the playoffs on Thursday, November 6 and Monday, November 10, respectively, Stuyvesant advanced [...]
The Candidates Seniors Amitav Chakraborty, Tom Sanford, Jared Dummitt and Danielle Blackman dressed up as Barack Obama, John McCain, Joe Biden and Sarah Palin. The group effort came together after Sanford convinced Dummitt to be Biden. ¬ Chakraborty was recruited as Obama, and together they found Blackman to be Palin. “Halloween was four days before [...]
Since Nicholas Goldin was five, his favorite sport has been “football.” Twelve years later, he now stars on a team that plays a very different kind of football. “Soccer was the first sport that I played as a child,” Goldin said. “I played from when I was five up until I started high school.” The [...]
Antarctic penguins are struggling to adjust to the melting of the polar ice caps due to global warming. The Penguins, Stuyvesant’s girls’ varsity swim team, are now beginning to empathize with their avian namesakes after humidity from the Stuyvesant pool caused a ceiling panel—suspended by a rusted metal chain—to collapse on , September 25. Until [...]
The 2007-2008 school year has been an extremely eventful one in the dramatic world of Stuyvesant sports. We’ve seen new teams. We’ve seen old teams get new fields. We’ve seen teams lose tied games. All in all, we’ve seen nine months of the hard work, obstacles and resilience that high school sports are all about. [...]
It has been over 10 years since the Hitmen, Stuyvesant’s varsity boys’ baseball team, missed the playoffs. Last season, they came close to breaking that tradition, clinching a playoff spot in their second to last game of the season and finishing with a mediocre record of 8-8. They lost to John F. Kennedy High School [...]
It’s been a rollercoaster season, let alone a dramatic high school athletic career for senior Jake LaMountain. Three years ago, when LaMountain was a freshman, he failed to make the junior varsity (JV) basketball team. “I didn’t make JV freshman year, which was obviously pretty disappointing. I really wanted to be on the team,” LaMountain [...]
The Phoenix season was on the line on Monday, February 4. With only two games left in their season, the girls’ varsity basketball team needed to win against the High School of Art and Design in order to stay in the playoff race, which requires a minimum .500 win record. But the Phoenix faltered by [...]
Juniors Kate O’Dowd and Abby Schaeffer stared intently at the smooth sheet of paper on top of their desk in physics class. These two members of the Phoenix, the varsity girls’ basketball team, were going over several plays they were planning on running in their first game Tuesday, November 27. Despite their efforts, the Phoenix [...]
First played by Native Americans on horseback, lacrosse has evolved into a largely suburban sport. According to the United States Lacrosse Organization, lacrosse is one of the fastest growing sports at both the high school and college levels. Now it has found its way into the urban location of Stuyvesant High School. Assistant Principal Health [...]