VBS Wins Mt. Pleasant Cup, Ends Seven Year Drought

By Tyler Cho Volume 69, Issue I The Briarcliff Boys Varsity Soccer Team beat Valhalla 1-0 to claim the Mount Pleasant Cup. Briarcliff hadn’t won the four-team tournament for seven years prior to the victory, which took place on September 8. The one and only goal scored by Briarcliff was put in the top left corner by right midfielder Justin Duffy. The goal came in … Continue reading VBS Wins Mt. Pleasant Cup, Ends Seven Year Drought

Baseball Off to a Strong Start Powered By Four College-Bound Players

By Kyle Harris Volume 68, Issue V A year ago, the Boys’ Varsity Baseball was in a similar situation. In a season that seemed destined to end in at least a Section 1 title, the team fell short in a devastating first-round loss to the bottom seed Croton. Coming into this year, all of the returning players knew it would have to be different. “We … Continue reading Baseball Off to a Strong Start Powered By Four College-Bound Players

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