March 03, 2022
Wyvern Sports Wraps – March 3, 2022
The Middle School Girls’ B Basketball team won 25-5 against Renbrook on Feb. 23. It was the team’s final game, and they earned their first win of the season. Even without KO spectators and fans, it was quite an exciting game. Fast breaks, steals, rebounds, and excellent lay-ups abounded. Ellie Gardner ’26 led the team under the basket with rebounds and was the top scorer with 14 points. Taylor Benevidas ’27 added six points as her outside jump shots hit the mark, and Coco Ma ’27’s first three-point shot is in the KO record books. The entire KO team showed improved defensive skills as they expertly shut down Renbrook’s offense with their tenacious man-to-man defense, and worked as a team to support each other on the court. The Wyverns offensive game relied on the defensive steals of Kenlee Gardner ’28 and Victoria Concepcion ’26 that led to fastbreak points, as well as the strong ball-handling skills of our guards and quick cuts and moves to the basket by the entire team. In Reese Yanagi’s ’26 first game for KO, her ball-handling skills and rebounding skills made her a threat on the court, while Saaya Maru ’27 made some key passes on offense that led to points. Coach Tomkiel and Coach Nicholson are so proud of the improvement and camaraderie of the entire team. They have enjoyed coaching this group of athletes who they describe as fun and hard-working. They honor and celebrate the Form 2 students (Riley Anderson, Marlee Diana, Victoria Concepcion, Reese Yanagi, and Ellie Gardner! ) and look forward to seeing them on the courts in high school.
The Middle School Squash team lost 0-7 on Feb. 26 against Rectory School. The Wyverns completed their final game of the season. The coaches would like to congratulate all of the players for a season full of fun and hard work. A special thanks to Form 2 students Ishaan Bafna ‘26, Eben Bauman ‘26, Ciaran Concepcion ‘26, Lia Prahl ‘26, and Gordon Beck ‘26 for their leadership and positivity. They will be missed, and the coaches are excited to see what next year brings from the rising Form 1 and Form 2 players.
The Varsity Girls’ Swimming & Diving team took home eighth place at the Founders Championship on Feb. 26 at the Hotchkiss School. The girls swam again eight teams, and it was fun to return to a championship meet for the first time since 2020. The relay of Allie Wildstein ‘22, Miya Scranton ‘25, Stella Risinger ‘22, and Makenzie Gallagher ’25 came in 14th in the 200 Medley relay. In the 200 free, Stephanie Lu ’23 dropped her time by four seconds. Risinger swam a nice 200 IM coming in 21st place. In the 50 free and 100 fly, Charlotte Eberle ’23 swam best times. Risinger swam a strong 100 fly coming in 15th place earning points for her team. In the 100 free, Erin Westfall ‘24, Sasha Dausey’ 25, Scranton, and Sydney Parker ’25 all swam personal best times. Wildstein swam a strong 500 free coming in 13th and Lu swam a best time by 10 seconds. The relay of Eberle, Parker, Maggie Poulin ’24, and Scranton came in 15th place with a season’s best time. In the 100 back, Anna Ollenschleger ’25 and Maggie Poulin ’24 both got best times. In the 100 breast, Scranton, Parker, and Claire Palmer ’25 all got best times. The 400 relay of Wildstein, Parker, Risinger, and Gallagher came in 13th. The swimmers are ready to compete again at New England’s at the Upper Valley YMCA in White River Junction, VT. Go Wyverns!
The Varsity Boys’ Swimming & Diving team competed in Founders Championship on Feb. 26 at Hotchkiss School and came away with fifth place. There were many great swims and a lot of best times throughout the meet. The relay of Pindar Chen ’25, Martin Ma ’24, Jaeden Curcio ’24, and David Shi ’22 came in 13th place. In the 200 free, Eudel Ma ’25 came in 17th place just missing out on scoring for the team. Aman Kumar ’23 and Ma’24 both got best times in the 200 free. Damian Czartoryjski ’24 swam one of the most exciting races coming in first in 200 IM in a time of 1:55.72. In the 50 free, Marrich Somridhivej ’22 came in fourth place with a best time of 22.48. Andy Chen ’25 got a best time by almost four seconds. Congratulations to Eli Brandt ’23 for coming in first place and winning the 1-meter diving! The 100 fly was also an exciting race as Czartoryjski came in second by one 100th of a second. Aiden Ladewig ’23 also got a personal best time in the 100 fly. In the 100 free, Sruthen Tokala ’25, Aakash Gunturu ’22, and Mason Zimmer ’23 all got best times. Chen came in 13th place in the 500 free. Kumar, Zhang, and Nate Brodrick ’22 all got best times in the 500 free. The relay of Ma ’25, Brandt, Czartoryjski and Somridhivej came in third place in a great time of 1:33.12. In the 100 back, David Shi ’22 and Ladewig both got best times. Somridhivej swam an impressive 100 breast coming in second place with a best time of 1:00.21. Chen, Zhang, and Ma also went best times in the 100 breast. The relay of Ma ’25, Somridhivej, Brandt, and Czartoryjski came in fifth place. The swimmers are ready to compete again at New England’s at the Upper Valley YMCA in White River Junction, VT. Go Wyverns!
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