The Falcon

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...

COVID-19’s Impact on the Sports World

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Peter Ryan

March 30, 2020

The Coronavirus has forced the cancellation of almost all public events in the United States this spring, including a number of athletic competitions, both at Friends Select and at the national level. The only Friends Select events that have been officially canceled are this season’s Crew regattas. ...

Varsity Boys Basketball Undeterred by Injuries

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Hannah Sieg

February 18, 2020

Despite injuries and the loss of two graduated seniors, the Friends Select Varsity Boys Basketball team pulled out three league wins, the most since the 2003-2004 season. Going into the 2019-2020 basketball season, the team was feeling the loss of two former players, John Dinall ‘18 and Christai...

Friends Select Swimming: A Numbers Game

Friends Select Swimming: A Numbers Game

Peter Ryan

December 16, 2019

Friends Select Swimming returns this winter season after a successful 2018-19 season, but team members have varying levels of optimism for the upcoming season. The coaching staff is looking forward to seeing improvement from many swimmers, but many swimmers don’t expect much success. Zoe Tzanis (’20...

Girls Basketball Dominates, But Questions Remain

Girls Basketball Dominates, But Questions Remain

Peter Ryan

December 13, 2019

Friends Select Girls Varsity Basketball rolled past Mathematics, Civics, and Sciences Charter School 69-10 on Thursday afternoon behind a big game from Margot Schneider ‘22 and Hannah Sieg ‘20. The victory was a true team effort, as each player on the roster scored at least once. The Falcons appe...

Boys Basketball Scrimmages vs. String Theory Yield Mixed Results

This infographic shows the stats of the Friends Select Varsity Basketball Team during the 2018-2019 season. The infographic also shows the coach, starting five, and sixth man during the season. The infographic was designed in Adobe Photoshop using free use images and images and photographs that 11th grader, Aaron Li, took during the season last year.

Annie Rupertus

December 10, 2019

November 26th marked the first home games of the season for both Friends Select’s boys basketball teams. Junior varsity and varsity played back-to-back, and though the JV game ended in a disappointing defeat, the varsity squad was able to overcome String Theory 64-56. Since some of String Theo...

Purpose of New Varsity Letters

Purpose of New Varsity Letters

Zoe Tzanis

December 5, 2019

Recently, athletic director Bill Klose distributed varsity letters to student-athletes. While on the surface, these are only floppy pieces of brown and gold felt, they have an indescribable sentimental value. “Its purpose is to be a memento to remember Friends Select and Friends Select Athletics,...

Chris Willis: Inspired by Schwarzenegger and Appreciative of Ankles

Chris Willis: Inspired by Schwarzenegger and Appreciative of Ankles

Mia Cohen and Margot Schneider

November 22, 2019

You may see our athletic trainer, Chris Willis, walking around the hallways, gym, or fitness center. Maybe he even helps you tape an ankle or ice a knee. You’ve probably heard him use his signature catchphrase: “very good.” But have you ever stopped to get to know him? After spending time with C...

Fall Sports by the Numbers

Fall Sports by the Numbers

Hannah Sieg

November 17, 2019

This infographic illustrates the number of students who play each fall sport. This information was provided by Bill Klose, the athletic director, and one player from each team. This infographic was put together in Adobe Photoshop, and the pie chart was made using a create your own pie chart website. ...

Fall Sports Culminates in Awards Ceremony

Peter Ryan

November 11, 2019

Friends Select’s fall sports awards, held in the Matthew Huffman ’91 Dining Hall on October 30th, were a reminder of what makes the Friends Select Athletic Department great: a tight knit community of dedicated athletes. Each team congregated in the dining hall to listen to coaches recap the highs and ...

Field Hockey: The Rebuild Year

Field Hockey: The Rebuild Year

Mia Cohen and Margot Schneider

November 11, 2019

Friends Select’s field hockey team fought hard throughout the 2019 season. Gaining eight new freshmen and an eighth grader Katie Fitzpatrick (‘24) to replace the nine players we lost last year, we had a very young team this season.  During preseason, we spent time building team chemistry and nail...