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At Recent Swim Meet, FCS Brings Defeat

If you were to enter the Annenberg Foundation Pool on Wednesday, December 9, you would have seen swimming, cheering and excitement. That is because our Middle School Swim Team had a meet against Rosemont School of the Holy Child’s team. No surprises here: “The phoenix rises,” meaning our team won! The score was 83-61. Health Teacher/Middle School Swim Coach Mrs. Lisa Mansure is “most proud of everyone giving it their all, and supporting one another in and out of the water.” She also adds, “I really look forward to coming to practice everyday.  It’s a wonderful group of student-athletes to coach and working with Sean and Beth is a highlight of my day!”   Meanwhile, Friends’ Central Aquatics Assistant Head Coach Sean Ford, who also coaches Middle School Swimming, is “looking forward to every swimmer developing as the season continues and showing how much they have learned at the next meet.” Anna Volpp ‘20, is…

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MLB Postseason 2015 Recap and 2016 Season Predictions

Postseason 2015 Recap The 2015 Major League Baseball postseason was one to remember. Many different types of franchises dueled for the title. These included the team with the three young fireballers: Matt Harvey, Jacob DeGrom, and Noah Syndergaard, and second baseman Daniel Murphy, who led the majors with seven home runs in the postseason. Any guesses? Yup. The New York Mets. Another completely different franchise, the Toronto Blue Jays, had the best offense in baseball during the regular season, but sometimes struggled to score runs during their push for the title. They miraculously defeated ex-Phillie Cole Hamels and the Texas Rangers by coming back and winning three consecutive elimination games on the road, but then were dispatched by the eventual World Series Champion Kansas City Royals in the ALCS. Also, let’s not forget the Houston Astros, who miraculously rebuilt their team and made the postseason following 2013 and 2014 seasons…

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FCS Flag Football Season Outcome

So, you’ll remember a little while ago when we wrote “FCS Flag Football Championship Preview.” So, as the winter hammers down with basketball and squash, we’d like to tell you the final outcome of the flag football championship game. Here we go! Semifinals: Blue Team (Blake Roshkoff ’20) vs. Yellow Team (Gordon Wilcox ’20) Well, the score was not 90-0. Since it was a “W” Day, the games were shortened to 20 minutes. I did not realize that by the time I wrote my preview, so my predictions were wrong. It was actually a very exciting (and very controversial) game. At first, the Blue Team, with none other than Tucker Wolfson ‘21 pulling flags like a beast, was winning with 6 points ahead. In a shocking conclusion, the Yellow Team, with none other than Charlie Szwartz ’21 keeping his team together, managed to throw a lucky pass to Sylvan Davidson ‘20, tying the score…

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Really Good Unknown Movies: The Perfect Game

The Perfect Game is based on a true story. It is about a group of kids from a poor area in Mexico who dream of playing Little League baseball. When they manage to get a coach, the whole town pitches in to get them to the Little League World Series. But when the kids get to Texas for the Series, they are faced with a huge amount of racism and hatred because they are Mexican. The Perfect Game is a heartwarming story of a bunch of kids who work their hardest to get what they deserve. I highly recommend this really good unknown movie and rate it five out of five stars!

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FCS Flag Football Championship Preview

You all know the classic fall sports: Soccer, field hockey, cross country, girls’ tennis, etc. Hidden behind the parking lot of the sports world lies flag football, a sacred sport protected by the hands of Mr. Annas and Dr. Z. As the final leaves fall off the almost-bare trees of FCS, the flag football championship is coming, and coming fast. As of Nov. 4th, 2015 at about 11:30 AM, the championship game will be the Red Team, led by Isaiah Williams ’20, facing the winner of the Yellow Team/Blue Team game. The Yellow Team is under the helm of Gordon Wilcox ’20, while the Blue Team is being led by Blake Roshkoff ’20. Red is walking into the championship as the #2 seed, who just beat the #3 Green Team in their semifinal match. Blue, the #4 seed, is seeking an upset over top-seeded Yellow. Hopefully that won’t happen, considering I’m on Yellow. GoYellow! So here are my…

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Profile: Gabby Wilkinson, Class of 2018

Gabrielle Wilkinson, an eighth grade student at Friends’ Central and Junior Olympic Champion, recently shared a few insights on her athletic accomplishments with the staff of The Phoenix Inquirer. Holding a record for the Girl’s Youth 800m in Track and Field, Gabby answered questions on her running experience and her goals for competing. Gabby participated in a number of track and field events during December, one of which was the Colgate Women’s Games. She placed first in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:13.8, remaining undefeated in this event, as well as bringing home the 1500-meter. In the Junior Olympics in 2012, Gabby also won a gold medal in the 800m. She placed second in the 1500m and her team won a gold in the 4×8. In 2013, she finished in second place in her main event but her team scored a gold in the 4×8 once again. “I learned…

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