The MBS tennis team won yesterday’s match against Dutchess Day School, 3-1. The match was competitive, friendly, and fun.
Matt B. won his singles match with a shutout, 6-0. Nick S. won his singles match, 6-2. For the last win, Eliza and Jamieson just obtained the win with a 4-3 match result. Writes Coach Jenna Mazzuchelli, “I’d like to acknowledge Maya T. and Sophia M. for winning two games during their set, as well!”
Well done to all the tennis players, and congratulations on your win(s) MBS athletes!
The athlete of the month for April is being awarded to Jonathan Murphy, a Maplebrook senior and member of the MBS Society of Honor. Jonathan came into tennis this year as a beginner, with the goal of trying something new for his final athletic season at MBS. His eagerness to learn the sport, dedication to practice, and willingness to always help and provide positive encouragement to his teammates has made him an enormous asset to the team this season.
During matches, Jonathan always treats his fellow tennis players with great respect, on both the MBS team and opposing teams; his exemplary sportsmanship has drawn praise from coaches and players on other schools’ teams. Additionally, Jonathan’s serving, receiving, and score-keeping skills continue to improve with every match.
Well done, Jonathan – and Congratulations!
Eliza Goodall has been chosen as the February Athlete of the Month for her quality sportsmanship and skill demonstrated during the 2017 swimming season. Eliza is a veteran swimmer and excels in the pool, where she can execute a number of swimming strokes flawlessly. Eliza is also a talented diver.
Along with her natural athletic ability, Eliza is a great teammate. Always willing to help her fellow swimmers during practice and motivate them to complete drills, her drive and care for others has fostered a positive atmosphere around the MBS Pool.
On January 27th and 28th, Maplebrook School hosted Woodstock Day, Glenholme Academy, and Rumsey Hall schools for our annual Maplebrook Invitational Tournament (MIT) for basketball.
The 2017 MIT was packed with close games, dramatic wins, and a whole lot of fun. All teams were ready and eager to take home a trophy, and in front of a crowd consisting of parents, alumni, staff, and the MBS student body, all players demonstrated outstanding sportsmanship and a high level of competitive basketball. Additionally, the MBS cheerleaders did an amazing job keeping spirits high throughout the entire weekend event. They performed a brand-new floor routine for the tournament, wearing new uniforms generously donated by the Park family and using pom-poms provided by the Helfant and Armusewicz families.
The first semifinal game of the tournament on Friday saw Rumsey Hall play a tough game against Woodstock Day School in a competitive match until the end. Ultimately, Woodstock Day would prevail and move on to the finals. The second semifinal match between Maplebrook School and Glenholme Academy turned out to be the best game of the tournament. The MBS Eagles jumped out to an early double digit lead, led by strong 3-point shooting from Ethan Crystal. Glenholme fought back and took an 8 point lead early in the second half. Ransom Larson, the MBS Eagles Athlete of the Month for January, played a superb game and led the MBS Eagles in a comeback with several assists and drives down the lane. The score went back and forth until, with less than a minute left, Glenholme scored the last basket of the game and upset the Eagles by one point.
In spite of the disappointing loss against Glenholme, Maplebrook came back ready to play again Saturday morning, but fell to defeat in the consolation game against Rumsey Hall. The Eagles fought hard, gave their best effort and delighted the home crowd with several 3-point shots, including one shocker of a basket from beyond half-court by senior, Diego Davila—but in the end, these exciting points weren’t quite enough for a victory. In the championship game at the end of the tournament, Woodstock Day won against Glenholme to earn 1st Place in the 2017 MIT.
Appreciation goes out to all the players, spectators, and cheerleaders who played well, had a great time, and helped others to enjoy this year’s exciting tournament. All of the coaches and referees noted the amazing sportsmanship demonstrated by the teams throughout the weekend.
Ransom Larson has been chosen as the January Athlete of the Month for his leadership and tremendous work ethic in practice and games this basketball season. Ransom is a true team player who plays with a lot of heart, and portrays good sportsmanship with both opponents and teammates. His basketball skills improve weekly.
On Saturday, January 14th, Maplebrook’s basketball team traveled to Forman School for the first game back from winter break.
MBS Coach Michael Brinson reports that both teams were eager to play and set a fast pace early on. Forman showed efficient shooting and rebounding, taking an early lead, and leaving the MBS Eagles trailing 25-9 at the half.
After halftime, the MBS Eagles began to catch up. Jackie P., Ethan C., and Ransom L. led the rally with on-target three-point shooting and effective ball movement. Max S. and Nick S. were key on defense, leading the team in holding Forman to 19 points in the second half. Maplebrook’s 27 points in the second half brought the MBS Eagles within 4 points of the lead.
After Maplebrook’s impressive comeback, Forman just outlasted them, winning a close game 44 to 36. Good game played by all, and good fight, Eagles! Better luck next time.