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Shattuck-St. Mary’s Hockey Teams Win Three National Championships

Prep school hockey is among the best; think back to the number of women with boarding school hockey backgrounds on this year’s Olympic ice hockey team. In any context though, this national championship hat trick for Shattuck-St. Mary’s hockey teams is quite something. This past Sunday the S-SM Sabres won their second consecutive title in [...]

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Bridgton Academy: Dylan Owen’s Stepping Stone to Nebraska Football

One of two out of state walk-ons in Nebraska’s 2014 entering football class, Bridgton Academy’s Dylan Owen has accepted a preferred walk-on spot with the Cornhuskers for fall 2014. He has a shot at becoming a member of Nebraska’s vaunted Blackshirts. Owen is no stranger to Nebraska football. He may have grown up in New [...]

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2014 NEPSAC Winter Basketball and Ice Hockey Tournaments

Winter sports offer the best tournaments of the three sports seasons. When the gym is packed with a raucous student section, or the rink rats are out in force and two good teams are playing, you’ve got a classic New England prep school winter athletics experience on your hands. And, now days, at the highest [...]

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Boarding School Students Sign 2014 NCAA National Letters of Intent

With the winter Olympics being quadrennial and bit bigger of deal, I let our national signing day report of boarding school students rest while Olympic events mostly played out. As the 2014 winter Olympics wind down, and without further adieu, here’s our rough list of boarding school students who’ve signed National Letters of Intent to [...]

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62% of the U.S. Women’s Olympic Ice Hockey Players Have Boarding School Ties

Our friend Sara Lynn Levenworth (Forman School admission and financial aid director) made the observation and sent a note asking “is this right?” Yes, as far as I can tell it is. 13 of 21 players or 62% of players on the U.S U.S.Women’s Olympic Roster — not including one coach — have boarding school [...]

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Boarding School Winter Olympians: #Sochi2014

With the 2014 winter Olympic games open in Sochi, it’s time for my quick list of boarding school alumni participating in the games. It’s always head shaking to see the talent and variety of events in which the boarding school alumni compete. Most fun, of course, is the fact that many learned, competed in and honed their [...]

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From Chemistry Teacher to Headmaster: Arch Smith Celebrates 40 Years at Trinity-Pawling

When I got word of Arch Smith’s retirement announcement a few days back, I thought, “He’s been there forever. How can he leave?” An incongruous set of questions, I know, but Arch has been at T-P…almost forever. Thirty-nine years so far and, next year, Arch and Gay will conclude forty years on one school campus. [...]

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What It Was Like to Apply to Boarding School in 1918

A friend passed me a nifty boarding school link — the Catalogue of Philips Academy 1918-1923. It’s a fascinating read for those us in the boarding school community and those interested in boarding schools. It’s striking that 1918 was Already Andover’s 140th year. Contrast that with 1905-1910 spate of Episcopal school foundings. Those schools just [...]

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Gould’s Troy Murphy One Step Closer to U.S. Olympic Team

Following up last week’s story, Gould Academy’s Troy Murphy finished fifth in last week’s World Cup moguls competition at Deer Valley. Murphy was the top American finisher in the event. Post by Troy Murphy.   “It was crazy. This is actually my first World Cup final, and then to make the super final, it was [...]

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Paul Hurd’s Legacy Reminds Us That, At Private Schools, Teachers Matter

This past November Hyde School in Bath, Maine lost a lifetime community member when Paul Hurd died. While having been a citizen on Hyde’s bath campus for almost forty years defines him as a boarding school lifer/campus fixture, Hurd was even more deeply woven into Hyde’s fabric. Among, Hurd’s Hyde firsts — he was the [...]

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Gould Academy’s Troy Murphy ’10 Strives to Make the Sochi Olympics

This past spring Gould Academy alumnus Troy Murphy made the U.S. Ski Team. This Thursday, January 9, he continues his quest to earn a spot on the roster as a mogul skier to compete at the Olympics in Sochi. Hear Murphy recount his story and how his Gould experiences contribute to his success. Murphy began [...]

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Shattuck-St. Mary’s Wins World Sports School Challenge Tournament

Catching up on e-mail and events from the holidays, I see that Shattuck-St. Mary’s won the World Sports School Challenge hockey title. S-SM defeated Okanagan Hockey Academy 8-1 thumping in the Prep division final. “I thought we came out real strong in the first 10 minutes of the game and set the pace and held [...]

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Nina and Michael Silitch Lead Dublin School’s Nordic Ski Program

The end of fall term and the return to campus from Thanksgiving break heralds the full beginning the winter athletic season. This season brings big changes on the facilities and coaching fronts to the Nordic ski program at Dublin School. The school opens new John Morton designed trails and will host and the New England [...]

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Shattuck-Saint Mary’s Boys Ice Hockey Excellence Recognized

Over the Thanksgiving break, Shattuck-Saint Mary’s boys ice hockey program received special mention in a piece published at The Hockey Writers. Writer Anatoliy Metter touches on all the big North American developmental leagues; his top three being- AHL (American Hockey League), ECHL (East Coast Hockey League), and CHL (Canadian Hockey League). From our perspective, he [...]

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Trinity Pawling’s Shane Skov Makes Sports Illustrated Cover

As #5 Stanford will play #23 Arizona State this Saturday at 4 PM Pacific, I offer this purely indulgent post this afternoon as we look at conference play beginning in full for the 2013 college football season. Trinity-Pawling School alumnus Shane Skov, and Stanford Cardinal leader, was featured on the cover (west coast edition) and [...]

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