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3 Things – Eagles vs Cowboys

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Peter Ryan, Co-Editor in Chief

October 30, 2020

Despite very shaky starts to the 2020 NFL season, the Philadelphia Eagles (2-4-1) and Dallas Cowboys (2-5) will face off for first place in the NFC East on Sunday night.  Mutual Weaknesses Present Opportunity to Cowboys’ Run Game Although Dallas boasts the NFL’s most productive passing...

Girls Play Soccer With Boys at FSS

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Isabelle Hills

October 26, 2020

The Friends Select boys' and girls’ soccer teams will merge this fall due to insufficient turnout for the girl's roster. A full soccer team requires at least sixteen players. Seventeen girls played soccer last year, and the graduation of six seniors left the team short of this precondition. ...

The Bois League: 11th Graders Find Community in Fantasy Football

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Peter Ryan, Co-Editor in Chief

October 22, 2020

Despite the social disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, nine boys in the class of 2022 are staying in touch through a classic form of entertainment: an active and competitive fantasy football league. Their league, known informally as “The Bois League,” was founded last year after a few fr...

Friends Select Baseball Coach Drafted to MLB

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Aidan Dougherty

October 19, 2020

Former Friends Select baseball coach and Yale University pitcher, Brook Hart, was signed by the Colorado Rockies in the 2011 MLB draft. While Hart was playing pickup basketball at University Park’s campus, his hometown, he received a call from the Colorado Rockies’ scouts. They asked if he was...

Friends Select Sports Continue Despite COVID-19

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Mia Cohen

October 19, 2020

All Friends League competitions will be postponed until at least January 1, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As opposed to normal schedules, each sports season will have just three weeks of practice and no games, following strict COVID-19 protocols. Consequently, students must adjust to a new normal ...

Opinion: Sixers’ Doc Rivers the Wrong Man for the Job

Opinion: Sixers' Doc Rivers the Wrong Man for the Job

Peter Ryan

October 12, 2020

After early playoff exits for three consecutive years, the Philadelphia 76ers replaced longtime head coach Brett Brown with Doc Rivers, who parted ways with the Los Angeles Clippers after a second round loss to the Denver Nuggets. General Manager Elton Brand and the Sixers’ front office felt press...

Fall Sports Update

Fall Sports Update

Izzy Ebede

September 18, 2020

Fall sports teams were supposed to begin preseason practices on August 24, and then start official practices on September 8, the first day of school for all divisions. Due to the pandemic, the Friends School League released a statement on August 17 stating that all 2020 interscholastic competitions would be ...

The State of Professional Sports During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Margot Schneider

September 14, 2020

Like almost all industries, professional sports have been significantly altered by the COVID-19 pandemic. “Bubbles,” empty stadiums, and other safety measures have created a distinctly different atmosphere in athletics this year. The NBA, which paused indefinitely on March 10th, returned on July...

New FSL Transgender Student Athlete Policy

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Margot Schneider

September 8, 2020

The Friends School League (FSL), the athletic league in which Friends Select teams compete, recently implemented its Transgender Student Athlete Policy, which aims to create an environment that is inclusive to all and a system where transgender student athletes can play on teams on which they feel comf...

Bill Klose Shares Fall Sports Information

Bill Klose Shares Fall Sports Information

Peter Ryan

August 1, 2020

Although Friends Select has shared detailed safety and scheduling plans for the 2020-21 school year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the school has not explicitly stated how sports teams will return to play this fall. Athletic Director Bill Klose spoke with The Falcon to share Friends Select’s current...

Review: Revisionist History- ESPN’s The Last Dance

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Peter Ryan

May 27, 2020

The Last Dance, ESPN’s ten-part documentary series detailing the life of NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan, has dominated public conversation in recent weeks. On Monday, May 20th, the network announced that The Last Dance was its most watched documentary series ever (5.6 million viewers per night over five Sundays). The documentary, over which Jordan had a gre...

The German Bundesliga Returns to Action on Saturday, May 16th.

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Peter Ryan

May 15, 2020

One of the more noticeable (yet relatively trivial) casualties of the Coronavirus pandemic has been the cancelation of all professional sports across the world. No major  live sporting events have been held since March 11th, when the UEFA Champions League held crowdless fixtures and all...