Last week, Dublin’s English department unveiled a new challenge: the READ MORE Challenge. The challenge, inspired by a conversation the English Department had during their June end-of-year retreat, emerged while the department members were discussing their top summer reading titles: what they wanted to read, reread, and share. They decided to swap books, and, as the six of them passed around their favorite titles, they decided to invite the whole school into the fun of reading together, recommending, sharing, and reflecting together.
The Reebok Ragnar Reach The Beach (RTB) Relay is one of the oldest and longest running relay races in the United States. The event begins at the Bretton Woods Ski area with the course taking teams through the White Mountains of New Hampshire, past fields, lakes, mountaintop vistas, ultimately finishing along the Atlantic coastline at Hampton Beach State Park – NH. For the last six years, Dublin has sent mixed student/faculty teams to run the race. We believe that we are always the youngest team in the race and the only high school to compete. Despite high humidity and warm temps, Dubliners ran over 200 miles to raise money for the NH State Parks. Team Dublin School placed 26th out of 148 teams competing in the Freestyle category with a total time of 30 hours and 30 minutes.
The mark of a good team is winning when you don't play your best. Dublin took on Four Rivers Charter Public School on their short field yesterday. Girls started slowly as the thick turf slowed touch passes and made controlling the ball difficult. The short field allowed Four Rivers to pack in their defense. Girls finally found their rhythm and top scorers Adunni Abrams (Brooklyn, NY), Stella Davis (Dublin, NH), and Bette Imhoff (Dublin, NH) were able to convert leading to a 4-0 score at the half.
After a fiery chant on the starting line, the Dublin boys team turned in an impressive performance, showing off their impressive depth. Dublin won the race, anchored by strong performances from Ian Baker (3rd), Quinn Wilson (5th), Max Johnson (8th), Kyle Mincey (10th) and Rohan Gold (11th). Alex Antonellis (16th) and James Wolpe (17th) also turned in impressive performances, helping to displace a number of the other school's top runners.
In the girls' race, Dublin School finished in second place, while making up ground on the first place team (BART) since last week's race. Lilly Bates won the race, followed by Aggie Macy (2nd), Isolina Miller (8th), Sita Moses (15th) and Lucia Xia (18th). Lindsey Gould (22nd) and Kate Weber (24) both ran well in their first races for Dublin School.
Dublin School Cross Country traveled to Adams, MA for our first race of the season, hosted by BART. In a particularly grueling and at times treacherous race, Dublin runners displayed great mental and physical toughness along the infamous slopes of Mt. Greylock.
Girls sprinted out to an early lead over High Mowing School and never looked back. Controlling the ball and the game action, Dublin had multiple opportunities on offense. By the end of the first half, Dublin held a 6-0 lead. With the game comfortably in hand, a number of newer players enjoyed extended playing time in the second half. Freshman Liza Runyon (Peterborough, NH) had her first multiple goal game and continued her scoring streak into a third game.
The Dublin Boys soccer team had a game Friday against Four Rivers in Greenfield MA. The boys started out strong and pushed forward, but Four Rivers scored early in the first half. Dublin's goalie Josh Hochberg (Teaneck, NJ) blocked Four Rivers' next two shoots beautifully but unfortunately missed the third. By the end of the first half the score was 0-2 with Will Boot (Larchmont, NY) taking 7 shots on goal and Fab Joseph (Easton, PA) taking 3.
Girls beat long-time rival Stoneleigh Burnham School (who came in with a 3-0 record) yesterday in a spirited game in 80+ degree heat. The game was closer than the score would indicate, with aggressive play by both teams throughout. Stoneleigh Burnham School has been Dublin's toughest opponent in the RVAL league and Dublin has not been able to overcome them on the soccer pitch before yesterday.
Lilly at the Eastern High School Championships.
Women’s soccer faced off against Charlemont on Wednesday and came away with a solid 7-0 victory. The girls began slow, but soon found the pace and tempo to begin putting points on the board. The first goal came on a cross from Stella Davis (Dublin, NH) finished with a touch from Adunni Abrams (Brooklyn, NY) inside the box. The second Dublin goal was off a pass from Bette Imhoff (Dublin, NH) in the middle to Freshman Liza Runyon (Peterborough, NH), who, on her first touch just minutes after being subbed in, scored with a strike into the right side of the goal. After another goal by Adunni (assisted again by Stella) came a steady stream of four goals from Bette and Stella. Also noteworthy was Robyn McIntosh’s (Chelsea, Canada) pivotal role in midfield, helping to feed the strikers, and Bette, who made a series of long ball controlling dribbles up the field.
Convocation, the official beginning of the academic year, was held on a beautiful Sunday evening at the Dublin Congregational Church. Academic Dean, Sarah Doenmez introduced the evening and was followed by Senior Caroline Robbins, the Dubliners, Senior Harrison Atlas, and Arts Chair Jenny Foreman.
In a summer of major campus construction (four major renovations or new buildings are in-process right now), it's easy to ignore the less obvious improvements that are happening around campus. However, if you wander down to the Nordic Center and listen carefully, you will hear the sounds of chain saws, nail guns and a mini-excavator echoing through the woods. Backtracking along marker flags through the woods will bring you to a remarkably Dublin construction project.
Frutillar, Chilean Patagonia