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Brad Mayes '15 is listed as a three star recruit by

Stefan Anthony and Daniel Stein

January 17, 2014

The college recruitment process can be a very exciting time for many of the student athletes at Berkeley. Student athletes have a number of different options to gain exposure, which range from submitting highlight videos, attending camps, or getting recommendations from coaches. Senior and crew team...

Senior Crew Captains Complete 24 hour Row for Charity

Seniors Alex Hill and Peter Tirella row during their 24 hour challenge.

Peter Tirella, Guest Contributor

January 17, 2014

Senior Peter Tirella wrote this personal piece based on his experience completing a 24 hour row.  Captains on the Berkeley Crew Team, Tirella and Alex Hill ’14 challenged themselves to row for 24 hours straight to raise funds for scholarships which will provide underprivileged kids the opportunity...

Ice Bucs Face-Off against Long Season

Thomas Fuhrman, Staff Writer

December 6, 2013

Without a doubt, hockey is one of the toughest, most physically demanding and violent sports. Not only is the sport extremely physical, but it’s also played on a difficult terrain. Ice. A hockey player must be strong, fast and tough as nails, in addition to being a skilled skater. With all these vital...

Berkeley Basketball Sets High Expectations

Katie Freedy, Staff Writer

December 6, 2013

Last year, the Berkeley Men’s Basketball team had a successful 2012-13 season. They finished with a 22-8 record overall, had a 3-1 record in district play, won the district championship and capped off a strong season as the regional runner–up. However, according to Justin Gray ’14 who has committed...

Berkeley Coaches Play Integral Role in Teams’ Success

Roshan Kedar, Staff Writer

November 1, 2013

Although outstanding Berkeley athletes receive attention for winning championships, it’s important to recognize the other integral part behind a team’s success – the coaches. In recent years, when the Berkeley varsity girls’ volleyball team played in the state championship, head coach John Coup...

Students Try Their Luck at Fantasy Football

Sean Nguyen, Staff Writer

November 1, 2013

It’s that time of the year again, Berkeley Bucs. Whether an optimistic Jaguars fan or a confident 49ers fan, many in our community have a reason to be excited–football is back. As exciting as football already is, there’s only one thing that could make it better: Fantasy Football. Fantasy Football...

Student Athletes Look for Results at the Gym

Thomas Fuhrman, Staff Writer

November 1, 2013

Sophomore wrestler Brad Grundy is a regular at the gym and can always be found lifting weights at the Straz center.  Grundy certainly proved that he was fit when wrestling the accomplished Nick Mosco of Tampa Prep at last year’s Headmasters Challenge. At almost any time during the day or night, junior...

Swim Team Enters 2013 Season

Stefan Anthony, Sports Editor

September 3, 2013

Berkeley’s swim team is looking to have another tremendous season. Because of the team’s large number of talented young swimmers who have worked tirelessly to improve on last season’s results, a strong run in districts and states by the Bucs seems likely.  The highly intense summer workouts that...

Berkeley Athletes Prepare for Upcoming Seasons

Daniel Stein and Stefan Anthony

September 3, 2013

Despite being months away from their varsity season, Berkeley’s Basket­ball Team has been hard at work this summer, refining their game through a number of programs. The team partici­pated in the Florida Gulf Coast Univer­sity and the University of Florida team camps as well as the Berkeley Bask...