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Sports Games on Weekdays

Sports teams in the New England prep school league traditionally travel to neighboring schools on Wednesdays and Saturdays to compete in athletic events. While Saturdays seem to be committed solely to sports, students are required to strike a balance between their workload and their sports ...

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Deerfield Teachers to Travel to World Cup

This June, Dean of Faculty John Taylor, Spanish teacher Stephen Taft, faculty spouse John Friends and a friend of Mr. Friends will travel to Brazil for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The group of four has played on an indoor soccer team for multiple years, and they decided that this summer it would be ...

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Irwin’s Last Inning

As the 2013-2014 school year comes to a close, Deerfield prepares to say goodbye to a valued coach, admissions officer and role model. David Irwin, head varsity baseball coach and head junior varsity boys water polo coach, will be leaving Deerfield to become Director of Admissions at Cardigan ...

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Young Team Serves Up Winning Season

With six strong wins and two close losses, the girls varsity tennis team has proven itself in the New England prep school league this season. The casual observer might not even notice the fact that the team was rocked by the loss of seven graduating seniors last year. At the beginning of an ...

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A Tribute to Class of 2014 Athletes

Julia Hamilton, girls varsity field hockey captain, will be playing field hockey and lacrosse at Smith College next year. Although she has been playing both sports for six years, she was initially only recruited for field hockey. The winner of the Deerfield Field Hockey Cup “fell in love with the ...

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Too Much, Too Soon in Lax Recruiting?

“It has been an incremental creep,” Athletic Director and boys varsity lacrosse coach Charles Davis said of the college recruitment process. “Every other year, the cycle seems to move six months earlier.” Harrison Lane ’15 played against Navy Prep last May. Deerfield Flickr. Lacrosse ...

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Interview with Bill O’Neil of Bill and Pete

Why did you create Bill and Pete? Pete and I are big fans of WEEI radio; a Boston radio sports talk show. When we heard that there was space available on the Deerfield Radio airtime, we just kind of did it. So the show is called Bill and Pete but Carey Danforth is a co-host, elaborate? This past ...

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Bond, Coach Bond

With the spring sports season in full swing, the boys crew team has a new head coach, Geoffrey Bond. Coach Bond, a collegiate rower turned coach with an extensive list of qualifications and experience, has become a valued member of our community. Coach Bond gets ready for practice in the Boat ...

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Swimmers Dive into History

This winter both the boys and girls swim teams posted impressive seasons. Classics teacher John Burke, who has served as the boys’ head coach for 12 years, elaborated; “This year has been extraordinary. I have never experienced anything like it. It was an unexpected, but pleasant surprise, and ...

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