Brunswick locked up its third-straight trip to the post season, garnering the second seed in the NEPSIHA Large School Tournament. The Bruins (16-9-5) will play seventh-seed Milton Academy (12-9-3) in the quarterfinal round on Wednesday, March 1, at Choate’s William C.S. Remsen Arena. Face-off is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.
Strauss Mann and Nick VanBelle were named to the 2017 NEPSIHA West All-New England hockey team. The duo led the Bruins to a 16-9-5 record and a second seed in the upcoming Large School Tournament. Coach Ron VanBelle now has three D1 All-New England selections in the last two seasons, as Mann and VanBelle join Max Fuld ’16 with NEPSIHA West honors.
In the championship-winning match, Brunswick’s Max Finkelstein upended the number-one seed from Nobles in an epic five-setter, clinching the 15th New England crown for the Bruins. Brunswick out-pointed runner-up Avon Old Farms, 108-105, winning its sixth-straight New England title on the McLane Squash Courts at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire on Sunday.
Brunswick swimmers set 10 school records, while several Bruins earned All-American status at the 117th Eastern Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championships held at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa. The Bruins finished seventh out of 45 schools at the two-day event that concluded on Saturday.
With a split squad racing at the Eastern Championships in Pennsylvania, the remaining Bruins finished second to Hopkins at the FAA Championship and eighth overall at the WNEPSSA, held at Hopkins on Saturday.
Moving day hit the 2017 NEISA Championships at St. Paul’s School (N.H.) on Saturday, as quarterfinal and semifinal rounds were completed. Four of seven Bruins reached the final round, as Brunswick is in position for another excellent finish at the tournament it has won 14 times.
Brunswick topped Millbrook in the finals of the 20th Empire Cup on Saturday, besting the Mustangs, 5-2, for its third-straight tournament title. The road win caps the regular season for the Bruins (16-9-5), as the team hopes to receive news of a post-season bid on Sunday.
Brunswick and Trinity-Pawling skated to a 3-3 tie in the opening round of the Empire Cup at Tirrell Rink on Friday night. Following a scoreless overtime, Brunswick’s Nick VanBelle netted the lone goal of the shootout, sending the Bruins on to the finals. Brunswick will play Millbrook for the 2017 Empire Cup at 6:30 p.m. at Millbrook on Saturday.
Five Bruins competed at the 82nd National Preps Wrestling Championships on Friday at Stabler Arena on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Brooks and Andrew Hennessy, along with Aiden Reynolds, Alex Tucker, and Lachlan Rosato, represented Brunswick, as a total of 119 teams took part in the tournament.
Brunswick swept all seven of its first-round matches at the Class ‘A’ NEISA Championship, held at St. Paul’s School in New Hampshire. The Bruins, 14-time winners of the event, including the last five championships in a row, are tied with three other schools with 128 total points with two more days of competition remaining.
Five Bruins qualified to compete at the 82nd National Prep Wrestling Tournament later this week. Senior brothers Brooks and Andrew Hennessy, along with classmates Alex Tucker and Aiden Reynolds, join junior Lachlan Rosato at the esteemed national tournament. The two-day event begins on Friday, February 24, on the campus of Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Trinity-Pawling topped the Bruins, 74-48, on Brunswick’s Senior Day at Dann Gym. The Pride netted 29-50 shots, shooting nearly .500 from the floor, while the Bruins connected on 14-46 shots on the day.
Northwood topped Brunswick by a 5-0 margin on Saturday afternoon, ending the Bruins’ unbeaten streak at Hartong Rink at 11 games. Brunswick (15-9-4) gets back on the ice at Trinity-Pawling in the nightcap of the Empire Cup on Friday, February 24, playing the host school at 7:00 p.m.
Competing against 45 other New England prep teams at the Hyde School in Maine, Brunswick earned a fourth-place finish at the 70th NEISWA Championships. Wrapping up the two-day tourney, nine of 13 Bruins earned All-New England accolades, giving Brunswick 131 team points, 9.5 points ahead of fourth-place Trinity-Pawling. Five Bruins also qualified to wrestle at the Prep Nationals, held at Lehigh University on February 25-26.
After the opening day of the 2017 NEISWA Championships at the Hyde School in Bath, Maine, Brunswick sits in fifth place out of 45 teams. The Bruins sent 13 wrestlers, the largest group of qualifiers in the tournament. All 13 wrestlers return to action on Saturday for day two.
Brunswick, in just its second season, took second place in the NEPSAC B Ski Championship at the Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, Vermont, on Wednesday, February 15. Brunswick combined for 72 points, 14 points off the pace by the championship team from Milton Academy.
Ninth-ranked Brunswick fell behind 3-0 to Gunnery, and the Highlanders skated away with a 5-1 win over the visiting Bruins on Friday night. Brunswick (15-8-4) has a quick turnaround, hosting Northwood from Lake Placid, N.Y. in a non-league contest on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. at Hartong Rink.
Brunswick dropped its final FAA game on the 2016-17 season, losing to Greens Farms by a 61-44 margin on Thursday. The game capped the 14-game FAA regular season slate for the Bruins, as Brunswick finished in fifth-place with a 6-8 conference record.
Brunswick, ranked ninth in the latest prep hockey poll, topped Albany Academy in overtime on Wednesday, 2-1. Christian LeSueur netted both goals for the visiting Brunswick squad, including the game-winner with 25 seconds left in the extra session. The surging Bruins are 5-1-1 in their last seven games and stand at 15-7-4 overall.
Brunswick built a 30-22 lead at the half over Masters and held on to a 52-48 win in FAA action on Tuesday in Dann Gym. The league win gives the Bruins a 6-7 record in the FAA and moves them to 8-11 overall.
Second-seeded Brunswick lost 5-2 to top-seed Haverford in the finals of the 2017 HEAD U.S. High School Team Championships on Sunday at Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn. The loss halts a 41-match win streak for coach Jim Stephens and the Bruins, as Brunswick earned its first two national titles in 2015 and 2016 during the remarkable run.
Christian LeSueur’s goal 27 seconds into overtime gave Brunswick a 4-3 sudden victory over the visiting Berkshire Bears on Saturday at Hartong Rink. The OT win boosts the Brunswick overall record to 14-7-4, as the Bruins are 8-0-2 on their home ice this season.
Brunswick won the 60th WNEISWA Championship at Salisbury on Saturday in record-setting fashion. The Bruins won their fourth-straight title, and 13th overall, with a whopping 293.5 team points, 72 more points than runner-up Trinity-Pawling.
Second-seeded Brunswick (12-0) topped familiar foe Avon Old Farms by a 5-2 score in the semifinal round of the HEAD U.S. High School Team Championships on Saturday night at Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn. With the win, the Bruins advance to play top-seeded Haverford at noon on Sunday for the national title along with the Justi Cup for the top program in the country.
Second-seeded Brunswick 'A' (11-0) topped Nobles & Greenough by a 4-3 score in the quarterfinal round of the HEAD U.S. High School Team Championships on Saturday, hosted by Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn. With the win, the Bruins advance to play familiar foe Avon Old Farms in the semifinals later in the evening on Saturday.
Brunswick topped Westminster (52-35) and Northfield Mount Hermon (47-36), capping its dual-meet season with an impressive 10-1 record. The Bruins will prepare for the post-season, including the New England Championships on March 4 at Hotchkiss.
Second-seeded Brunswick (10-0) swept Deerfield in the opening round of the HEAD U.S. High School Team Championships on Friday, hosted by Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn. With the win, the Bruins advance to play Noble and Greenough in the quarterfinal round of the Division I bracket on Saturday at 2:45 p.m.
Despite the Bruins sinking a dozen three-pointers, Hamden Hall pulled out a 74-63 FAA victory over Brunswick on Friday in Hamden. The Bruins (6-11, 5-7) travel to Hotchkiss on Saturday, February 11, for a non-league game.
Brunswick beat Hopkins on Wednesday inside Dann Gym, 51-38. The win caps a two-game season sweep of the Bruins' FAA rivals, as Brunswick topped the Hilltoppers in January. With the win, the Bruins move to 6-10 overall and 5-6 in FAA action.
Brunswick lost to RCDS by a razor-thin 14-13 margin on Tuesday at Ramsing Gym at Greenwich Academy. In a rematch of an earlier 16-11 Wildcat victory back in January, the Bruins nearly pulled out the win in the final home match of the season. Brunswick (1-5) has two remaining contests this season, both on the road.
Despite a decisive 37-19 shots on goal advantage, Brunswick settled for a 1-1 tie against visiting Lawrenceville on Wednesday at Hartong Rink. The Bruins (12-7-4) return to Hartong on Friday, February 10, with a game against sixth-ranked Gunnery at 6:00 p.m.
Brunswick’s wrestling team topped crosstown foe Greenwich High School on Monday, 45-19. The Bruins won 10 of 14 matches on the day, coming back from an early 12-0 deficit. With the win, Brunswick (16-1) wraps up the regular season and will now prepare for the WNEISWA championships on Saturday, February 11, at Salisbury.
Brunswick topped eighth-ranked Albany Academy, 2-1, in front of the largest crowd of the season at Hartong Rink on Friday. The win is the third victory in eight days over a top-10 program for Brunswick (12-6-3).
Brunswick dropped a 15-12 decision to Greenwich High on Friday, February 3. The setback gives the Bruins a 1-4 mark for the season. Brunswick won the sabre event (5-4), but lost the epee (5-4) and foil (6-3) events to the Cardinals. Marc Baghadjian had a 3-0 day with the epee for Brunswick.
Brunswick topped Chase Collegiate 78-6, collecting six pins and seven forfeit wins against the visitors to the Ostrye Wrestling Room on Saturday. The Bruins (15-1) travel to Greenwich High on Monday, February 6, for their final dual match of the season before the prep school tournaments begin later this month.
Greens Farms used a decisive 14-6 first half run to pull away from Brunswick, earning a 68-61 FAA victory in Dann Gym on Wednesday. The seven-point loss pushes Brunswick’s record to 4-10 overall and 3-6 in conference play.
Brunswick head coach Ron VanBelle picked up his 200th win, as visiting Brunswick topped sixth-ranked Salisbury on Monday, 4-2. It was the second time in less than a week the Bruins knocked off a top-10 program, as Brunswick beat seventh-ranked Loomis Chaffee, 4-1, on Friday, January 27.
The Brunswick ‘A’ team won the 2017 U.S. Middle School Team Division I Championship, held at Yale University on Sunday. The five Bruins, Williams “Mac” Aube, Coulter Mackesy, David Beeson, Patrick Keller, and Andy Aube, didn’t drop a single match over the three-day tournament. This is the fifth national title for Brunswick, as the Bruins won four straight middle school titles from 2009-2012.
Brunswick won its 20th consecutive FAA wrestling team title at Greens Farms on Saturday. The 13-1 Bruins won team matches against Rye CDS (66-12), Hamden Hall (74-6), Hopkins (65-9) and the host school (69-12). Bruin wrestlers won at least 12 of 14 matches in each event. The FAA title is the 33rd of the last 34 for Brunswick.
Brunswick’s undefeated season was ended by a talented Suffield Academy squad at Suffield on Saturday, 99-86. While Suffield’s dominating diving trio gave the hosts an 11-point advantage, the Bruins (7-1) were just two points behind the Tigers in the remaining swimming events, winning three races.
Brunswick bested Loomis Chaffee, 4-1, on Friday night in front of an animated student section inside Hartong Rink. The win gives the Bruins an overall mark of 10-5-3, while improving their record to 6-0-1 at Hartong Rink this season. Brunswick is now 26-2-2 at home, dating back to November 2014.
St. Luke’s expanded a 23-point halftime lead over Brunswick for a 62-35 victory in FAA action in New Canaan on Friday night. Following the loss, the Bruins hold a 3-9 overall mark and are 2-5 in FAA play, while St. Luke’s improves to 12-0 on the season and 8-0 in conference action.
Brunswick moved to 9-1 on the season, besting four schools on the slopes of Mt. Southington on Wednesday evening. Nick Blum took first place overall, winning his third-straight race for the Bruins with a combined, two-run time of 43:15.
Despite a winning performance in the sabre, Brunswick lost to Masters on Tuesday at Greenwich Academy’s Ramsing Gym, 16-11. Thomas Burke went 3-0 in his sabre bouts, helping his squad win the event 6-3. On the season, the Bruins hold a 1-3 record.
Brunswick lost a non-league road game to Salisbury on Saturday, 57-42. Following the setback, the Bruins (3-7) return to conference action on Wednesday, January 25, hosting Hamden Hall at 4:30 p.m. at Dann Gym.
Marcus Hodgson was involved in setting three new pool records, as the 7-0 Bruins won their home finale, beating Hotchkiss 92-63. The Bruins won seven of 11 events inside a boisterous Mehra Natatorium on Saturday.
Brunswick played host to Hotchkiss and Salisbury on Saturday at the Stephens Squash Center, topping both squads by identical 7-0 scores. The 8-0 Bruins head to Taft in a week, before playing in the National High School Squash Championship that begins on February 10, outside of Hartford, Conn.
The Bruins won its 19th Brunswick Invitational Tournament (BIT), scoring 298.0 points, more than doubling second-place Ridgefield High School’s 141.5 points on Saturday inside a packed Burke Field House. This was the 42nd BIT and first since 2014, as weather issues cancelled the previous two tournaments.
Brunswick skated past Hill at Hartong Rink on Saturday, 4-1. With the win, the Bruins improve to 9-5-1 overall, while remaining undefeated at home (5-0) this season. Brunswick has a pair of home games next week, beginning with a contest against Portledge on Wednesday afternoon.
Dana Santry ’20 and Tad Carney ’22 took part in the 2017 British Junior Open Squash Championships, competing against as many as 64 players in their respective age groups. Santry finished eighth in the U-15 division, while Carney finished 16th in the U-13 group.
Brunswick exploded for five goals in the second period of a scoreless game against Hoosac to best the Owls in Hartong Rink on Saturday, 8-3. The Bruins (8-5-2) had seven different skaters score at least one goal in the win.
Brunswick placed three skiers in the top 10, as the Bruins (5-1) topped Darien, Fairfield, and Gilbert at Mt. Southington on January 12. Nick Blum won the overall event with a two-race time of 43.24 seconds, while teammate Ethan Hynes came in second place, just .63 seconds behind Blum.
Brunswick lost to Rye Country Day 16-11 in a fencing match on January 9. The Bruins (1-2 on the season) won the Sabre event (5-4), but fell in the Epee (5-4) and Foil (7-2) to the Wildcats. Brunswick (1-2) returns to action on Tuesday, January 24, hosting Masters at Greenwich Academy’s Ramsing Gym.
Brunswick jumped to an early lead against Hopkins en route to a decisive 63-36 road victory against the Hilltoppers on Friday. With the win, the Bruins improve to 3-6 overall and 2-3 in FAA play. The Bruins return to action at Salisbury on January 21.
Brunswick graduates Drew Monroe ’16 and David Yacobucci ’16 were recognized by U.S. Squash for their academic achievement during their four years at Brunswick. Each is a four-time honoree of the U.S. Squash Scholar Athlete Award.
Nick VanBelle’s overtime goal gave Brunswick a 2-1 win over visiting Hotchkiss at Hartong Rink on Monday evening. The win bumps the Bruins’ record to 7-5-1 on the season, while the Bearcats fall to 3-7-0.
Seniors John Fox and Cam Kelly join junior Nick Henkel on the NESPAC’s 2016 All-New England Team. The trio helped the Bruins to a 7-3 record, while leading the program to its fourth-straight New England Bowl game appearance.