Winter Sports are Back

By: Cat Carrafiello A few weeks ago, Governor Andrew Cuomo approved the following sports to resume: basketball, cheerleading, football, hockey, lacrosse, volleyball, and wrestling. These sports were labeled as “high-risk” sports due to being in close contact and indoors during the pandemic. The official season began in early February. The approval is exciting news for New York high schools, players, coaches, and even communities because … Continue reading Winter Sports are Back

Obi 1 and the 2021 NBA

By: Aiden Rutman On December 22, the 2020-2021 season of the National Basketball Association tipped off. Let’s examine some of the major headlines through the first month of the season. Obi Toppin The 22-year-old PF, Obi Toppin grew up right down the street in Ossining. After tearing it up on the court in high school, Toppin took his talents to Dayton University. After winning the … Continue reading Obi 1 and the 2021 NBA

BHS Honors the Class of 2021’s NCAA Commits

By Annie Dineen and Lillie Bianco Volume 71, Issue II It’s obvious that the class of 2021 is talented in the classroom, but what many don’t know is that many seniors are just as talented on the field, on the court, and even in the pool. So far, the senior class has eight future collegiate athletes, and there are more to come. Aidan Murnane committed … Continue reading BHS Honors the Class of 2021’s NCAA Commits

Squash Team Makes it to Nationals

By Jolie Wasserman Volume 69, Issue II The inaugural season of the varsity girls’ squash team has arrived. The fastest growing sport in Briarcliff Manor, which already has a boys’ team, will now have eight girls sporting their own team in the coming winter. Captains of the girls’ team, Isabel Schumacher and Caroline Adams, were kind enough to share their input on the spirit of … Continue reading Squash Team Makes it to Nationals

Coach Friedman Becomes Head Coach for VBB

By Jacob Aframian Volume 69, Issue II Winter sports are back in session at Briarcliff High School, and the  boys’ varsity basketball team is back and ready to embark on a new season. Finishing their previous season with a record of 22-5, the Bears have made a name for themselves. Last year, they won the Section 1 Title, along with Regionals, eventually going to  States … Continue reading Coach Friedman Becomes Head Coach for VBB

Sophie Jelinek: Briarcliff Bowling Legend

By Kyle Harris Volume 69, Issue II At Briarcliff, the bowling team is rumored to be used for varsity exemption during junior and senior year, but Sophie Jelinek has proved that a Briarcliff bowler can have success. As a two-year captain, All-league winner and Westchester Christmas Bowling Tournament champion, she has done nothing but impress. With a two-game combined score of 456, it is clear … Continue reading Sophie Jelinek: Briarcliff Bowling Legend

Winter Track Spotlight

By Stephanie Markowitz Volume 69, Issue II Over the years, the BHS Winter Track team has broken numerous school records, attained high ranks in league and state competitions, and sent athletes to incredible colleges to continue pursuing their talent for the sport. This year, the team has the potential to enjoy a similar pattern of victories. Armed with exceptional talent from grades eight through twelve, … Continue reading Winter Track Spotlight

Player Spotlight: Alex Cabeca

By Colby Cho & Andrew Kanovsky Volume 69, Issue I Portugal. The Man. His name is Alex Cabeca. “Cabez” is a Lohud elite 11 senior soccer forward who has just committed to Ithaca College, where he will play alongside Alex Leahy, a Briarcliff soccer legend and Lohud’s former small school player of the year. Cabeca is a goal poacher, pitch sensation, and a natural captain … Continue reading Player Spotlight: Alex Cabeca

BHS Sophomore Was a Ballgirl at the U.S. Open

By Jacob Aframian Volume 69, Issue I The U.S. Open has been a staple of summer television for decades. Starting in August and running through September, millions of people tune in to watch or come to New York to see one of the biggest tennis tournaments in the world. Jolie Wasserman, a sophomore at Briarcliff High School, was selected to be part of an elite … Continue reading BHS Sophomore Was a Ballgirl at the U.S. Open