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Winter Falcons Recap: Dec. 13

Max Abendroth
The Squash Team enters the year with many new faces trying to earn a place on the starting lineup. Tryouts were extensive and, by the end, the coaches were able to pick the varsity and developmental rosters. However, due to the nature of squash, these rosters and lineups may change as players continue to progress their skills throughout the year. In the early goings, the varsity team has a victory against Albany Academy and hopes for more success after winter break.

The Swim Team is off to a fast start, winning its first meet of the year. Both the boys and girls had strong showings and a few of the swimmers even had their first-ever swim meet experience. The goal is to get even more members of the team competing after vacation.

Varsity Boys Basketball has a win and a loss thus far. In their home opener against Kent, the boys struggled to get any offense going and only managed to score 17 points, in a loss. They responded against Westminster, scoring 41 points and holding their opponent to just 21. With a very young team, they will only continue to get better throughout the winter.

JV Boys Basketball opened with a tough game against Rudolph Steiner, losing by a few baskets. Having a game after only a few practices makes it difficult to develop any chemistry among the team but with more practices under their belt, the boys will be a tough out for future foes.

Varsity Girls Basketball hit the ground running and is of to a 2-0 start. The coaches have emphasized skill and technique from the start and the development is already apparent. Emily Grassler is going to be tough to stop all year, having scored in double digits on both games thus far.

The Hockey programs did not have any games yet but have been able to take advantage of lots of ice time and will be ready to go when the games begin. Both Varsity and JV teams have full rosters and the coaches are excited to have teams that will be able to push themselves in practices so as to achieve better results in games.

The Dance Team is able to get to the studio four times a week and in the early season, a focus on the fundamentals is emphasized. A few of the team are experienced dancers but many are new to the sport so it will be important to blend all abilities.

December has yet again yielded no snow but some chilly days and frosty nights have allowed the Ski Mountains to make snow and several are opening up soon, if not already. With rentals and ski passes already taken care of, our Ski Teams will be ready to hit the slopes when they return in January.
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