March 19-22: Spring Training

The varsity baseball team headed to Port St. Lucie, Fla., for spring training during the School’s Spring Break. Coach Andrew West ’92 reports: The teams played in an intra-squad scrimmage and also competed in games against Pro Teach Baseball Academy and Staley High School. These games provided the coaches with an opportunity to access the boys in game situations. The boys also bonded over a trip to a Mets game against the Red Sox, where Browning got a shout-out on the giant billboard! 

For the second time, the track team also traveled to Port St. Lucie. Coach Bernard reports: The boys worked hard on the four basic types of interval sessions: short (100 meters), middle-distance (600 to 1200), long (1600 meters/one mile) and mixed (3000 meters) distance. Several sessions were also dedicated to the 4x100 and 4x200 baton passing. This hard work should pay off in a few weeks; I am hoping for a great track 2016 season. 

Tennis players of all ability levels enjoyed the warmth of Port St. Lucie as they played over the course of four days. Morning sessions consisted of practicing groundstrokes, net play and overheads, serving and rallying. The afternoon sessions consisted of doubles and singles match play. During rain and downtime, the players watched the BNP Paribas tournament on TV together.