Arts & Athletics

Athletic’s Secret Weapon: SHP’s Weights Coaches

Athletic’s Secret Weapon: SHP’s Weights Coaches

Robert Plaschke '22 It is no secret that Sacred Heart has a phenomenal sports program. Getting players and teams prepared and ready to dominate in the upcoming season takes a lot of work. There are many components that go into getting ready and staying in shape to be successful in a season. There are the coaches, the ones who help players learn new plays and get them integrated into the team. There are trainers who do an amazing job making sure they are in the best shape for their season and that they stay healthy during the season. But, behind…
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Testament to the Girls Volleyball Seniors

Testament to the Girls Volleyball Seniors

Claire Degois Sainz '22 As the girls varsity volleyball team has wrapped up their season and finished CCS playoffs, it is important to recognize the seniors on the team that have played a huge part in the team’s success. This year’s four seniors are DS/Libero Evie Sutton, DS Leia Bonifacio, pin hitter Reagan Smith, and powerhouse outside hitter Elena Radeff. Out of this talented group, two Gators will be continuing their volleyball careers at Division 1 college programs. Elena Radeff will be joining the Broncos at Santa Clara University, and Reagan Smith will be sporting a jersey at Brown. The…
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Review: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Review: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

Alexandra Hull '22 With its light-hearted humor, entertaining audience interaction, and engaging cast, Sacred Heart’s Fall musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee left its spectators smiling long after the show’s finale. Despite the musical’s simple plot revolving around a middle school spelling bee, a series of quirky characters each with their own backstory and shtick added dimension and thoughtfully illuminated the all-too-familiar feeling of pressure to succeed in life.  Among these star spellers included Leaf Coneybear (Ryan Brouchoud ‘21), Loraine Schwartzy (Emma Mills ‘22), Marcy Park (Maddy Chai ‘23), Olive Ostrovsky (Anne-Sophie Lacombe ‘21), and William Barfée (R.J.…
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Sisterhood: Girls Water Polo

Sisterhood: Girls Water Polo

Lauren Hagerty '21 For years, the SHP girl’s water polo team has been a dominant force and contestant for league and CCS championships. This year is no exception. As undefeated league champions, they are entering the CCS tournament at the #1 seed, backed up by an overall record of 22-3. All three losses were to the same team, the Acalanes Dons who are currently 27-0. However, the Gators are undeterred, determined to bring home another section championship. The team anticipates their season to continue until late November, potentially past Thanksgiving.  This year, head coach James Frank has instilled a strong…
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SHP Drama Sets New Musical Vision

SHP Drama Sets New Musical Vision

Patrick Carlson '21 This fall, SHP’s drama department will be putting on the musical comedy,  “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”. The musical is based on a fictional spelling bee that takes place in the Putnam Valley Middle School. The directing, preparation, and performance of our drama club has been spectacular in the past, and the upcoming play will hopefully live up to the standards that have been set. “The play looks really good this year, it is supposed to be really fun and there is a fairly good amount of students participating this year,” says Aidan Pereira. Aidan,…
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Carrying the Torch

Carrying the Torch

Peter Desler '21 The 2019 Sacred Heart Prep Varsity football team has big shoes to fill from last year 11-2 season, but they are nothing if not up to the challenge. After finishing last season with an appearance in the CCS Open Division III championship game, the Gators look to keep this success going. Although the team lost key seniors from last year, returning players look to step up into an even larger role. Senior captain Tevita Moimoi says that “This upcoming season means a lot to [this year’s] seniors”, and that this team “will finish what [last year’s team]…
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Andrew Luck’s Retirement

Nolan Wilbur '22 & Robert Plaschke '22 After Andrew Luck announced his retirement at the young age of 29, the question on  our minds was, “Why would such a great talent retire at such a young age?” What immediately comes to mind is his injuries. Andrew Luck has spent most of his tenure in the NFL either injured or rehabbing, recovering from the relentless injuries he has gained from football. In 2015, Luck was blindsided in a sack against the Titans that initially started his four year long injury and recovery to his shoulder. The pressure to keep playing by…
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NBA 2K20 Cop or Drop?

Beck O'Kelly '22 With the recent release of NBA 2K20, many fans of the game are excited to download and play with their favorite NBA superstars. "I can't wait to clown on kids in my park," says SHP Sophomore Kai Lockton. While many are excited about the new features anticipated to be added to this year’s game, some longtime players are skeptical of it not being significantly different from previous iterations, raising the question: is buying what seems to be the same game every year even worth it?  When considering buying the new game, one should look into the new…
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Water Polo’s New Era

Water Polo’s New Era

Matthew Kim '21 & John Frauenhofer '22 The new school year has begun, and with it so have fall sports. Water polo, arguably the Gators’ best sport, is beginning a new that will be different from recent years. The team is coming off of one of its best seasons yet, winning WCAL and CCS Open Division. Despite having no seniors, the team has many young crucial players. The are two freshmen on varsity this year: Will Suart and Jake Tsotadze. There is no doubt that these freshmen are the future of the program, especially with juniors and sophomores to guide…
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SHP Girls Golf is Back

SHP Girls Golf is Back

Lauren Hagerty '21 & Alexandra Hull '22 With the addition of new players and coaches, the girl’s golf team at SHP has begun a promising season filled with exciting matches, hard work, and plenty of laughs. In the past, the team has struggled to find players willing to take on the difficult sport. However, as more of the SHP community is catching on to the exciting team culture and spirit, an increasing number of girls have been motivated to explore the world of competitive golf. Over the past three years, the SHP girl’s team has seen a dramatic increase in…
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