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

Player Spotlight: Maddie Plank

By Colby Cho and Andrew Kanovsky Volume 68, Issue II The Player Spotlight is a series that puts Briarcliff athletes under the microscope. The athlete under examination in this issue is junior Maddie Plank, captain and point guard of the Varsity Girls Basketball. Plank is a third year varsity player and is a star player on this year’s squad. Her success on and off the … Continue reading Player Spotlight: Maddie Plank

Alex Leahy and the Boys Soccer Team Win Big at Awards Ceremony

By Kyle Harris Volume 68, Issue II After the first trip to the Section 1 finals in its history, the boys soccer team continued to break records after the season with many players selected for All-League, All-Section and All-State teams. Alex Leahy, captain, had a productive year which garnered him the Section 1 Small School Player of the Year. “I’m really proud of Alex and … Continue reading Alex Leahy and the Boys Soccer Team Win Big at Awards Ceremony

Soccer and Volleyball Teams Make Section Finals and History

By Eli Karp Volume 68, Issue I For two Briarcliff High School athletic teams, the 2017 fall season was one to remember.   Varsity boys soccer (VBS) had its best season in history, winning 12 regular season games, 15 overall, and making it to the Section 1 Final for the rst time in program history before losing to Rye Neck, 1-0, in overtime. After a … Continue reading Soccer and Volleyball Teams Make Section Finals and History