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Students juggle multiple sports in their schedules

Students juggle multiple sports in their schedules

Pranav Mishra

May 3, 2019


Filed under Print, Sports

It is well known that playing any sport at a competitive level takes incredible dedication, resilience and skill. It may mean waking up at 5 a.m. every morning to practice the backstroke in frigid waters or running until fatigue hits every day after school. What is surprising, then, is the fact that some amb...

The ins and outs of the college athletic recruitment process

The ins and outs of the college athletic recruitment process

Risa Mori

May 3, 2019


Filed under Print, Sports

The watchful eyes of college coaches follow a player on the court amid the cheers of parents and teammates. The repeated squeaks of sneakers and smacks from the contact of palm against ball reverberate across the court, echoing the erratic thumping of the nervous player’s heartbeat. For high school...

Boys tennis overcomes challenges through the season

Boys tennis overcomes challenges through the season

Nicole Ong

May 3, 2019


Filed under Print, Sports

Different reasons drew the members of the varsity boys tennis team to the sport: a way to get exercise, an aspiration to become a tennis star like Roger Federer or a love for watching the sport. But by the end of the season, all the boys have come together as a team and bonded both as players and frie...

The ins and outs of college athletic recruitment

The ins and outs of college athletic recruitment

Risa Mori

May 3, 2019


Filed under Print, Sports

The watchful eyes of college coaches follow a player on the court amid the cheers of parents and teammates. The repeated squeaks of sneakers and smacks from the contact of palm against ball reverberate across the court, echoing the erratic thumping of the nervous player’s heartbeat. For high school athl...

Joining a new sport as a senior

Joining a new sport as a senior

Patricia Wei

May 3, 2019


Filed under Columns, Print, Sports

On Feb. 26, I winced as I heard the loud sound of the starting pistol mark the beginning of my race. I kept up for the first 10 seconds, but I found myself falling behind. One lap in, my shoelace became untied. My chest was pounding; it was difficult to breathe, and I pushed myself to keep up. I suddenly...

Track and Field: Senior Meet 2019

Track and Field: Senior Meet 2019

April 3, 2019


Filed under Photo, Sports, Web Exclusive

On March 26, Lynbrook Track and Field held their final home meet of the season against Milpitas High School. Seniors were recognized with a short celebration at the beginning of the meet. All photos taken by Enzo Cabaltica and Kavya Iyer. ...

Tim Wehner and his various roles on campus

Tim Wehner and his various roles on campus

Arul Gnanasivam

March 29, 2019


Filed under Print, Sports

To the hundreds of students crossing the street in front of Lynbrook, there is always one familiar face: Tim Wehner. Rain or shine, Wehner is always at the front of school, greeting students with a huge smile and plenty of jokes as he helps them safely cross the road. But that is not Wehner’s only...

Boys volleyball working in tandem through the season

Boys volleyball working in tandem through the season

Rachel Wu

March 29, 2019


Filed under Print, Sports

Since February, the Lynbrook boys volleyball team has been practicing in the gym for two hours from Monday to Friday each week. At each practice, players work on the several aspects of gameplay, but mainly focus on hitting and setting, perfecting each move in preparation for upcoming matches. Practices...

Athletes see, athletes do: watching sports benefits athletes’ performance

Athletes see, athletes do: watching sports benefits athletes’ performance

Chloe Lee

March 29, 2019


Filed under Print, Sports

The ball speeds across the screen, aiming straight for the goal as the remaining players sprint to catch up to the player who kicked it. The TV speakers blare with the crowd’s cheering, and senior Kiana Hatam turns down the volume as a commercial starts. She picks up her laptop and types some notes...

Working out after work: Lynbrook staff’s various workouts

Working out after work: Lynbrook staff’s various workouts

Priyanka Anand

March 1, 2019


Filed under Print, Sports

Teachers Diana Albaker, Jeremy Kitchen, Lester Leung and Isaac Pallone, can be commonly found working out in their own unique ways — Lagree, running, rock climbing, and biking, respectively.   Mrs. Albaker: Albaker takes part in Lagree, a combination of different workouts, including resis...

Bailey Gong fights for a spot on national kung fu team

Bailey Gong fights for a spot on national kung fu team

Christy Yu

March 1, 2019


Filed under Sports

Sophomore Bailey Gong was just eight years old when his friend, senior Brian Chou, suggested that he try out martial arts. Little did Gong know then that kung fu and wushu, a more advanced type of Chinese kung fu, would later become his specialty and passion. “[Martial arts] is actually one of th...

To quit, or not to quit?

To quit, or not to quit?

Srinidhi Seshadri

March 1, 2019


Filed under Columns, Print, Sports

Why was I hesitant to rejoin the badminton team for my fourth and final season? I had made the effort to get my physical done ahead of time. I had spent an afternoon taking the baseline concussion test. I had been cleared by the trainer to play a spring sport. Deciding whether or not to go back to th...

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