In March the athletic department held its annual Winter Sports Assembly for the Middle and Upper Schools in the Upper Gym, and I’m pleased to report that the 2017-18 winter season at Browning was filled with highlights and rebuilding. The varsity basketball team started the season off with high hopes, and that excitement grew after they won both the LREI Preseason Tournament and their annual game at Barclays. They then got hit by the “injury bug” and experienced some other bumps, which got them off track. Luckily, by the time the playoffs came around, they were once again playing good team basketball, which provided us with an exciting playoff game vs. Calhoun. We ultimately fell short of advancing, though.
Another highlight of the season was sophomore Alex Liptak’s 1,000th point in front of all the first and second graders on Panther Game Day at Loyola. The JV Panthers had an impressive 14-8 record, advancing to the playoffs but coming up short against Loyola. Our Forms I-II squash teams also enjoyed seasons filled with highs and lows, but throughout it all, the boys improved and all enjoyed themselves. The fifth and sixth grade teams were a combined 10-10; both teams improved throughout the season, making the outlook bright for the future. Our winter running club also attended two exciting indoor track meets, which the boys really enjoyed. The varsity squash team had another successful season with a 14-8 record, as more and more boys are interested in the sport. Lastly, our fencers represented Browning with grace and grit, as they were an integral part of the Chapin Interschool team. At the time of this writing, over 45 boys will soon head to Florida for spring training.
Click on the following links to view additional photos and season details from the coaches for Varsity Basketball, JV Basketball, Varsity Squash, Form I/II Basketball Red, Form I/II Basketball Black, 6th Grade Basketball, 5th Grade Basketball and Fencing.