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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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Lam, Smith, Hrabchak, Smachlo Set New England Records

On February 15th, the 200-meter short course medley relay team consisting of Alan Lam ’15, Quinn Smith ’14, Miles Smachlo ’16, and Matt Hrabchak ’15, set several New England meter short course records at Loomis Chaffee. Hrabchak and Smachlo also set individual records at the meet. NEPSSA ...


A View From The Wrestling Mats

When my doctor told me earlier this winter that, because of my dislocated shoulder, I should never wrestle again, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t slightly relieved. I have wrestled for six years, and this winter was the first season since sixth grade that I have been unable to due to injury. ...


The Thirds Team’s The Charm

This year, the Deerfield hockey program has created a thirds team in order to accommodate an unusually large number of students who wanted to play. The influx was due in part to the competition for this year’s squash teams. Over 65 students tried out for squash in December; and with the limited ...


Zranchev Creates Curling Club

Physics Teacher Amanda Zranchev has brought more than just her science skills to Deerfield—she is founding the school’s first curling club. She curled for a few years in college, even competing in tournaments with her team. The Deerfield team will likely be starting small, meeting only once or ...


Browne Brings Down the House

This year, when the boys varsity basketball team has needed to put up some points, they have often looked to Jesse Browne ’14 to knock down a couple threes. Browne, a postgraduate, began his career by playing games like knockout and P-I-G in the streets of Barrington, Rhode Island: a place he ...


Squash Players Face Balancing Act

Squash is one of several sports at Deerfield that require extensive outside commitment, even while the season is in full swing. For some players, balancing tournaments with regular practices and games, as well as Deerfield’s demanding workload, can be quite a challenge. “People play in ...


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