The Dublin Girls' Varsity basketball team started the new year with a rematch against RVAL rival Stoneleigh Burnham School, hosting them at home. Dublin and Stoneleigh exchanged baskets at the beginning game, and Stoneleigh pulled ahead in the middle of the first half. The Dublin girls didn't lose their heads. they settled into their game, played strong defense, and made a few key shots. Down by 2 points in the last minutes of the first half Senior Sabrina Hayden (Marlborough, NH) made 2 free throws to tie the game and Junior Bette Imhoff (Dublin, NH) made 1 of 2 to take the lead.
The girls came out of the half and continued to build momentum, putting up a quick 8 points. From there, the team never looked back, holding Stoneleigh to only 12 second half points and finishing the game with 35-29 win.
Juniors Stella Davis (Dublin, NH) and Bette Imhoff led all scorers with 13 and 10 points respectively. Davis and Hayden combined to pull down 10 rebounds.
Snowboarding competed in a giant slalom race at Gunstock on Wednesday.
Boys team finished 5th out of 10 teams competing. Top four finishers for Dublin were: Alexander “AJ” Simpson 9th (New York, NY), Garret Autera 18th (Roswell, GA), Emil Hristache 22nd (Peterborough, NH), and Miles Morgan 27th (Hollis, NH). Joe DuPont-Roche (Peterborough, NH) had a very good first run finishing 7th but couldn't complete his second run.
Girls team finished an infentesimally second to Vermont Academy (284-283). In a trick of mathematics, Imogen VonMertens (Hancock, NH) finished 3rd in both races but missed the podium finishing 4th overall. Lucy Martin (New Canaan, CT) reversed that by finishing 8th in both races but finishing 7th overall. Alissa Muise (Blue Hill, ME) finished 9th to close out the scoring for Dublin.
In its first game back from the holiday break, Dublin Varsity boys' basketball traveled to Cambridge on Wednesday to take on Buckingham Browne & Nichols. The Wildcats struggled to hold their own in the front-court, getting outrebounded and outscored in the paint from the get-go. Down by 20 points at the half, Jaydon Belliveau-Ryan '20 jump-started a comeback, hitting three three-pointers on his way to a game-high 23 points. But BB&N answered with a 12-0 run that put the game out of reach, defeating Dublin by a final score of 67-40. Co-captains Wyatt Switzer '19 and Will Campbell '19 added 7 and 6 points respectively.
- Mya Kerwin (Hancock, NH) 10th 1:27.17
- Laura Coffin (Keene, NH) 31st 1:51.64
- Caitlin Hegarty (Durham, NH) 34th 1:57.36
- Grace Stone (Greenwich, NY) 36th 2:00.87
- Ann Ratta (East Kingston, NH) -- 18th after 1st run but got hurt and didn't take 2nd run
- Silas Howe (Amherst, NH) 13th 1:32.38
- Sean Brown (Hampton Falls, NH) 14th 1:32.49
- Reed Brencher (Killingworth, CT) 20th 1:41.36
- Henry Luettgen (Winchester, MA) 25th 1:58.04
- Will Boot (Larchmont, NY) 2:04.64
Dublin, Holderness School and Northfield Mount Hermon vied for supremacy in the first Nordic Race of 2017 at Holderness School. A total of six and seven points separated the top three teams in each of the boys and girls categories.
On the boys side, Dublin School won for the first time in Lakes region competition against a field of 12 schools. The boys, led by GH Werowinski's (Acton, MA) #1 finish, defeated home team Holderness by 4 points. The boys won despite the absence of top skier Calvin Bates (Dublin, NH). Quinn Wilson 7th (Dublin, NH); Ryan Hyde 12th (Hollis, NH); and Yates Desel 28th (Fairfield, CT) closed out the scoring for Dublin.
On the girls side, Dublin School finished six points behind winner Holderness. Dublin dominated the podium capturing the #1 ( Lilly Bates (Dublin, NH)) and #3 ( Aggie Macy (Dublin, NH)) positions. Robyn McIntosh #10 (Chelsea, Quebec) and Olivia O'Rourke #25 (Peterborough, NH) closed out the scoring for Dublin. In a great sign for the future, three out of the four Dublin scoring racers were either Freshmen or Sophomores.
Noelia Calcano ’17 (Hamilton, NJ) was awarded a QuestBridge Scholarship by Bowdoin College. QuestBridge was founded in 2004 to connect the nation's brightest students from low-income backgrounds with leading institutions of higher education. By facilitating these exchanges, QuestBridge works to increase the percentage of talented low-income students attending the nation's best universities. Only 5% of applicants to the QuestBridge program become College Match Scholarship Recipients.
“My first Geometry class this year revolved around mental math,” says freshman Aggie Macy. “I found it a little odd at first that we were spending so much time learning how to square numbers such as 12,642, but, over time, I learned that it was [more] the process Mr. Weis focuses on and less the answer.”
Those who have braved a mathematics class with Math Chair Mr. Jonathan Weis will know the early frustration and eventual exhilaration of mental math. They will know that, like Macy realized, the answers were not as crucial as the process of learning mental math.
With snow slicking the sidewalks, dusting the trees, and coating the nordic trails and bucolic campus hills, a special kind of energized quiet settles in. Cam Harrington, a senior beginning to reflect on his high school career as he is doubly immersed in the Play and festive arrangements with Dublin’s a cappella group, has been thinking about the sounds of Dublin.
“I think there’s a general hum to this campus that you can hear,” he says. “There’s an energy and an audible presence that changes across the seasons and trimesters. It changes, and you have to listen to it. Finals week, there is this huge shift. It is quiet. Focused. The hum changes. You realize then: you’ve been listening to this campus without realizing it for all of these days. And you notice when it quiets or changes.”
For many years, Dublin School has celebrated the various traditions of the holiday season and the winter solstice and its promise of longer and brighter days with the Celebration of Light. In a break with tradition (and possibly the establishment of a new tradition?), the Celebration of LIghts was partially celebrated outside this year. After a traditional family style meal, students and advisors walked up a candle lit path to the outdoor stage of the Fountain Arts Building where a roaring bonfire warmed toes and hearts.
Five Dublin School endurance athletes have committed to college programs over the last two weeks. They are Calvin Bates - Nordic Skiing - Middlebury College; Joey Hynes - Crew and Soccer - Washington College; William Stanhope - Crew - Florida Institute of Technology; Michelle Zhong - Crew - Cornell University; and, GH Werowinski - Crew and Nordic - Saint Lawrence University.
1st 2016-17 Headlamp Hustle!
On Friday the Girls' Varsity Basketball Team traveled to Stoneleigh-Burnham for their annual Holiday Tournament. Dublin was slated to face the tournament hosts in the first game. The game began at a slow place as each team traded turnovers. Then the shooters on each end of the court found their range from the three point line. Dublin trailed the Owls by just four points at the end of the first half 26-22.
The Wildcats continued to make efforts in the second half, but the ball just wouldn't drop through the basket while players like #14 from Stoneleigh-Burnham hit a hot streak.
Dublin boys' Varsity basketball picked up a big win on the road on Friday, outpacing Putney 61-49 in the year's first meeting between these River Valley Athletic League rivals. The Wildcats started the game on a 12-4 run, getting steals out of their trapping zone defense and converting them into breakaway layups by Jaydon Belliveau-Ryan '20 (Peterborough, NH) and Fab Joseph '18 (Easton, PA). Putney held tough, however, and trailed by just five points at halftime. In the second half, Dublin protected and extended its lead on some hot shooting by Belliveau-Ryan, Will Campbell '18 (Milford, NH), and Nate Gryczka '18 (Keene, NH), who finished the game with 22, 16, and 9 points, respectively. Joseph added 6 points, and Harrison Atlas '18 (Houston, TX) scored his first bucket in a Dublin uniform.
The Nordic Team traveled to Vermont Academy for a fun and informal first race of the season. The race format was a pairs spring race using the skate technique. We created 15 teams of two skiers, some skiing in a six lap experienced race and others skiing in a two lap beginner race. Each skier would ski a lap and then tag their partner, ski a lap, then tag, etc.. It was a particularly exciting day for our first time racers, many of who have only been on snow for a week! We are fortunate to have a nice balance of beginner, intermediate and very advanced skiers.
Our experienced skiers dominated the race, winning all three categories, the boys' relay (Ryan Hyde (Hollis, NH) and GH Werowinski (Acton, MA)), girls' relay (Robyn McIntosh (Chelsea, Quebec) and Aggie Macy (Dublin, NH)) and mixed relay (Lilly Bates (Dublin, NH) and Calvin Bates (Dublin, NH)).
The second half was much more intense as each team traded baskets. In the final minutes both schools executed a full court press that made for some exciting defensive and offensive exchanges. With just 6 seconds left Dublin led 24-17 and dropped the press to watch the clock tick down. High Mowing took the ball up the court and released a shot from half court that dropped perfectly in at the buzzer. The crowd of Dublin and High Mowing fans alike exploded in amazement at a spectacular play.
Bette Imhoff admits that, because Dublin does not have a field hockey program, she was hesitant about enrolling. She was used to Field Hockey being her fall sport; and, more, it was her favorite. Now, Bette is a junior who is interested in the sciences and pursuing a career in medicine and is what she says she never expected before arriving, before giving up one of her sports for the sake of others: a leader on the courts and fields. She is a dedicated, intense, and talented athlete who has found new passions while bolstering her leadership qualities along the way.