World Series or Not, the Yankees Still had a Remarkable Season

By Andrew Najjar & Adrian Flynn                         On October 9th, the New York Yankees were eliminated from the playoffs in a best of five Division Series by the Boston Red Sox, three games to one. They got notoriously blown out in Game 3 at Yankee Stadium 16-1, and then were edged out in Game 4…

Pay for Play: The Saga of Accused Basketball Coach Sean Miller

By Andrew Najjar The 2017-18 NCAA Men’s basketball season has become about a lot more than just the game of basketball. It is now apparent that college coaches have been paying high school students to join their teams. Even coaches of very successful teams, like those of Michigan State and the University of Arizona, have…

The Giants Must Change to Win their Next Season

By Andrew Najjar Despite their much-improved 2016-17 performance, the New York Giants did not stand tall in their latest season. The Giants finished the 2016-17 season with an overall record of 11-5 and they managed to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2011. The team chemistry was amazing all around, enabling the team’s…

Unequal Play: Experiencing Gender Inequality in the Athletic World

By Ruby Paarlberg “Equal pay for equal play.”  -Carli Lloyd, Olympic Medalist & Soccer Player Have you ever attended a women’s sporting event? Have you ever watched women’s sports on television? The answer is probably no. Sports inequality is a phenomenon that is often neglected. Peering in from the outside of Modell’s Sporting Goods, I see…

Beacon Ultimate Frisbee: How an Atypical Team Fits into Beacon Sports Culture

By Maxine Slater Beacon’s Ultimate Frisbee team is often absent from the clamor of our school’s “sport talk.” On the rare occasion when the team is brought up in conversation, its merits tend to be quickly disregarded. While examining Beacon students’ perception of the Ultimate Frisbee team, surveying students of all grades and athletic backgrounds,…