Cheerleaders Fall Short at Nationals but Make History

By Elizabeth Madden Volume 68, Issue IV For the first time in Briarcliff history, the high school cheerleaders competed at the national level at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The success of the Briarcliff cheerleading team did not happen overnight. It took intense effort from and connectivity between all of its members in order for the team to perform its best at Nationals. Trust among … Continue reading Cheerleaders Fall Short at Nationals but Make History

Lombardi Reaches 1000 Point Milestone as Sophomore

By Stephanie Markowitz Volume 68, Issue IV Sophomore captain of varsity girls basketball Alana Lombardi scored her one-thousandth point in a January 23 game at Westlake. The sophomore is one of only nine girls in Briarcliff history to reach this milestone. Lombardi has been on the varsity team since eighth grade, and there are no doubts her basketball future is bright. Despite this incredible feat, … Continue reading Lombardi Reaches 1000 Point Milestone as Sophomore

Schwab and Johnson Qualify for Swimming Nationals

By Izzy Gualtiere Volume 68, Issue IV Freshman Darrien Johnsen and Sophomore Carly Schwab have qualified to swim at the ISCA Junior Nationals Championship in Virginia. Darrien will be swimming the 100 yard-breastroke, after qualifying with a time of 59.87 seconds. He had this goal in mind since the beginning of September and accomplished it in a very timely fashion. At first, he wanted to break … Continue reading Schwab and Johnson Qualify for Swimming Nationals

Local Push for Varsity Girls Ice Hockey Team Heats Up

By Annie Dineen Volume 68, Issue IV Heidi Donoghue is a mother of four and a member of the Briarcliff community. During the public speaking session of a February meeting, she went before the board to suggest forming a varsity girls ice hockey team. Two of her children, Michael, a sophomore, and Maeve, a freshman, play on the Mt. Pleasant Ice Cats, the joint varsity … Continue reading Local Push for Varsity Girls Ice Hockey Team Heats Up

Don Hamlin Notches 350th Career Win, but Wants More

By Eli Karp Volume 68, Issue III Varsity girls’ basketball’s December 26th win at the County Center over St. Joseph’s may be the only time it plays there this season. They certainly made it count. When Head Coach Don Hamlin came into the locker room post-game to address his players, he felt a buzz in the room. That buzz turned into applause very quick. Hamlin, … Continue reading Don Hamlin Notches 350th Career Win, but Wants More

Player Spotlight: Jack Ryan

By Colby Cho & Andrew Kanovsky Volume 68, Issue III In this edition of player spotlight, we get an insight to the boys basketball captain, Jack Ryan. Along with co-captains Tucker Wexler and Miles Jones Jack has been leading the Bears as they seek to continue their section finals streak after losing to Pleasantville at the County Center last year. At the time of this … Continue reading Player Spotlight: Jack Ryan

Section 1 Basketball Championships Moved to Pace University

By Eli Karp Volume 68, Issue II Section 1 surprised nearly everyone when it announced that the Section 1 Boys and Girls Basketball Championships would not be held at the Westchester County Center. The games will be played at Pace University’s Goldstein Athletics Center. There is not yet a venue set for the semifinals, but according to Lohud they will be played at neutral sites … Continue reading Section 1 Basketball Championships Moved to Pace University