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Old H Students Triumph over Teachers

By Jean Perry

They are the future Bulldogs of ORR, and they showed a remarkable display of teamwork and enthusiasm Friday night, March 20, when they beat the teachers during the Old Hammondtown School students versus teachers basketball game, 41-40.

Up and down the ORR High School basketball court they dribbled, fellow sixth-graders on the edge of their bleachers cheering on their classmates until it was their group's turn to take to the court, as the student groups rotated to give each one a chance to play.

Rumor had it that the staff team was going to up their game this year, but it was apparent at the end that it just wasn't upped quite enough to match the students' efforts.

We never do know who will come out on top from year to year but it was, as Center School and Old Hammondtown School Principal Rose Bowman put it, a wonderful family night for all.

"The staff is so involved, and you can see the teamwork and the camaraderie amongst the students. And you can see the family support," Bowman said, motioning to the hundreds sitting in the bleachers. "It doesn't get any better than this. I think this is a night that will live on in their memories forever."

Chapter Land Program Saves Landowners Money

By Bethany Coito

"Money is fast, wisdom is slow," USDA Certified Farm Planner Linda Rinta said on the pressures of selling land to new developments.

Rinta has over 40 years of farming experience, from cranberry bogs to beach grass, blueberries, Christmas trees, and more. Although cranberry bog land isn't suitable for building, "seductive offers" are always asking farmers to sell their land. Not only are many farmers pressured to sell their land, but there is also fear that the next generation won't be able to maintain the land. One opportunity that helps to ensure the present and future of lands such as Rinta's is applying for Chapter 61 tax reduction programs.

Speaking from experience and from her career, Rinta spoke at the March 19 Mattapoisett Public Library's meeting on Chapter Lands. On behalf of the farmers who "really do it for the lifestyle," she gave advice on what it is like to have chapter land.

Not only does having protected land add value to the community, it also provides the landowner with peace of mind by stopping building contractors from constantly knocking on your door, asking you to sell or build on your land. Once your land is registered under Chapter 61, it becomes off limits to build on, which takes the stress off.

The concept of chapter land first began in 1941 for forestry and agricultural preservation. Today, chapter land is divided into three branches: Chapter 61 - Forestry, 61A - Agriculture, and 61B - Open Space/Recreation, which was added in 1979 to preserve golf courses.

According to the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), forestry applies to land-growing forest products, including wood, timber, Christmas trees, and other products produced by forest vegetation.

"Landowners receive a property tax reduction in exchange for a commitment to keep their land undeveloped and to manage it for forest products," says the DCR. Chapter 61 - Forestry is for the long-term development of trees and requires a forest management plan.

DCR states that Chapter 61A is for land-growing agricultural or horticultural products, including fruits, vegetables, ornamental shrubs, timber, animals, and maple syrup. Although there was a comment made from the audience questioning leasing solar farms as potential agriculture, Chapter 61 does not yet recognize the use of solar farming as agriculture.

Chapter 61B, according to the DCR, is for land in open space and/or recreation. Recreational uses must be open to the public or to members of a nonprofit organization, though the landowner may charge a fee for these services, which may include uses such as campsites, skiing, swimming, picnicking, commercial horseback riding. However, there are some ways around the public access requirement - such as a golf course with private memberships that offers a once-a-year public access, typically done in the winter months - while still remaining under the regulation for chapter lands.

If the use of your land changes, it is possible to change your property to a different branch of Chapter 61 without being penalized. Another positive aspect of this tax reduction is that it can be applied to nonprofit organizations such as the Buzzards Bay Coalition.

To qualify for chapter land, you must have 10 acres for Chapter 61 or five acres for 61A and 61B. It should be noted that home/barn structures are considered to be valued at one acre. Chapter 61 must be applied for every 10 years, while 61A and 61B must be applied for annually, for which you might receive friendly reminder calls from your Town to apply before any upcoming deadlines.

This year's deadline for Chapter 61A and 61B is October 1.

Since the property price and taxes change every year for the area, the cost does fluctuate with sales and will change your values.

According to guest speaker Kathleen Costello, MAA principal assessor, a conveyance tax is not really done, but there could be a roll back tax, which does add up quickly and can seem like a daunting task.

The property will be on file for five years after the application and, once chapter land is granted for your property, a lien will be placed on property for the Town, which will be added to the deed and require a small fee at the town registry.

The property tax is based on its current use instead of its commercial value. It is important that you provide maps detailing the special use plans when you apply for chapter land. It is common for there to be a site visit during the application process to verify the map layout and application. The main purpose of this is to determine the long-term maintenance control of land. Currently, there are 158 parcels under Chapter 61, 37 parcels under 61A, and 80 parcels under 61B.

There are 120-day extensions available. Costello reassuringly stated, "You won't be taxed out of property and out of farming. Even on a bad year, like this winter. There is help for those bad years; come see me. We don't want to see you fail. I will work with you, always."

Joe Perry, DCR service forester, reinforced that the purpose of this tax reduction is to preserve the land. Perry said that there is a "lot of bad information out there."

"It's not as confusing as everyone thinks it is," said Perry. "It really is a great program." When the audience asked him questions about their personal options with the land and what will be permitted, Perry said, of course, anything that damages the property environmentally, such as dirt bike trails, will not be accepted.

Perry said there are government-funded stewardships with conservation and chapter programs to cover financial costs. He recommends always planning ahead for the future of the land, even in a Chapter 61 (a ten-year renewal plan). It would be prudent to plan ahead if you need to hire a new forester over time.

The final guest speaker was Phil Benjamin from Benjamin Forestry Services, who has over thirty years of experience managing properties. In recent years, he has begun to use new technology, such as GPS and GIS systems, to help survey the land over time and map out where samples have been taken. Common samples that are taken are for recording data on animal habitats, species, number of trees, diseases in trees, growth rings in trees, conditions of soil, and to document where power lines are and to make sure they are cleared as needed, and more.

Before Benjamin uses technology, he simply surveys landowners on what they would like to do with their land. DCR provides a personal survey of questions to see what the best options and wisdom could be offered to you and your land. Benjamin speaks out that the "landowner objectives and getting to know the owner's interests is the first task. Land is more than just growing trees on their property."

In closing, while saving money on property taxes can be a financial break for landowners, chapter lands also provide benefits for the area, animal habitat, water and air quality, and privacy. As guest speaker Phil Benjamin of Benjamin Forestry Services said, we must "work with Mother Nature."

For further information on chapter land for landowners, including property tax calculators, visit www.masswoods.net.

California Pizza Parlor

This Mattapoisett Life

By Marilou Newell

Once again, I enter the way back machine of my mind. I'm heading to the 1950s - a time when fast food was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on white bread whipped up in 30 seconds by your mother. In those days, 90 percent of all food was eaten at home, period. Except in the summertime.

I've told you about the fantastic hole-in-the-wall take-out pizza place in the Onset of my youth. Truly, it was only a window that peered into a narrow room. On one wall were two pizza ovens. On the opposite wall was a long wooden counter where the pizza dough was prepared and sauce was ladled onto the raw pies. No cheese was added until you specifically asked for a 'cheese slice.' And that is how you purchased that tasty toast - by the slice.

The aroma of baking pizza was thoroughly intoxicating, drawing you closer until there you stood, mouth gaping, lips quivering, eyes fixed on the hands of the server who'd slap a slice on wax paper and hand it to you from the open window. Fifty cents worth of heaven on earth.

I don't know how or when this seasonal food fixture stopped opening its singular window into pizza wonderland, but it, like many other fantastic childhood taste delights, faded away. By the late '60s, they were all gone. It would be more than a decade before I'd taste a pizza that good again.

I lived for a while in Italy. It was a fairly large-sized town considering the size of the country, and it catered to Americans due to the huge U.S. military base there. The locals didn't particularly like us as I recall, but their economy depended on the military families spending loads of U.S. currency.

One day while out shopping at one of the several open-air markets that seemed to simply pop-up out of the cobbled streets every few days, I suddenly noticed a smell. It was magnificent and immediately evoked a long forgotten memory - pizza slices of my youth!

Following the scent that pulled me into a dark cavernous arched doorway down a few well-worn stones steps, I found myself inside a small cellar. The back wall was a huge brick oven. There were a few tiny tables and rough-hewn stools in the darkness of the space. One lone cook was toiling away stretching pizza dough onto long handled paddles and dressing the dough with olive oil and fresh herbs, a few tomato slices and a sparse sprinkling of cheese.

He acknowledged my presence, and with an upward gesture from his stubbed chin, he asked the unspoken question, "What do you want?" I nodded towards a large pie he had just pulled out of the oven and gave him an equally plain gesture, my index finger raised to indicate the number 'uno.' He zipped through the pie with a rotary cutter, slapped an enormous slice on a paper plate and then gesturing again with his chin, motioned for me to take a seat. I obeyed.

The senor carried the plate to the table, gently placed it before me, and then stood there waiting. I figured he wanted to get paid, so I reached for my coin purse inside my macrame shoulder bag. I held out a palm full of coins not sure how much to give him, and he shook his head no, saying, "Mangia." Somewhat surprised but willing to go along with one of the few Italian words I understood completely, I took a healthy bite of the slice. In that moment when the brain clearly understood what the taste buds were saying, a chorus of angels heralded and I had ascended to heaven ... I had found the pizza I thought never to taste again.

I looked up into his liquid brown eyes, into a face that wore years of hard work punctuated by vast silent plains and smiled. He nodded yes. I nodded yes. We nodded yes. He gave me a fatherly pat on the shoulder and shuffled back between the wooden counter and the roaring oven back to his work. I slowly, and with a pleasure I remember with a clarity yesterday's pizza could never hope to earn, ate the rest of the pizza slice.

No one else interrupted what that baker and I shared. When I finished, I went up to the counter to pay for the food, once again offering a handful of coins. He nodded 'no,' refusing to take the money. I tried to insist but he stood firm with his arms crossed. If I had learned anything while living in Italy, it was not to refuse an Italian who offers a gift. That is an insult.

I pulled my hand away, deposited the coins back into the purse and said, "Grazie." He said, "Prego." I said, "Ciao," and headed back up into the real world - a world where I'd never again taste a pizza like that. Standing on the top step, I turned around to see if there was a sign announcing the name of the tiny kitchen. There it was in bright red, white, and blue letters: "California Pizza Parlor."

I'd like to tell you that I frequented the place many times before I returned to the U.S. but I did not. Really, once was enough for a lifetime, wouldn't you agree? More than 40 years later, the flavor of that pizza satisfies my appetite still. Unlike the pizza I had on Thursday night. It was forgotten as I was eating it.

Young Artist Wins National Award

By Jean Perry

When Kyra Lorden was younger and drawing pictures as a child in Marion, she did not give much thought to growing up to become a 'real artist' and making art her career path. But she enjoyed drawing and, encouraged by her artistic dad, she continued to create and eventually took art lessons. Now a senior at Old Rochester Regional High School, Lorden has truly become a real artist and is enjoying the recognition that her talent deserves.

Lorden recently entered two of her works of art into the regional Scholastic Art and Writing Awards contest, thinking that perhaps one of them might be awarded some kind of prize. Little did she know that her watercolor and micron pen mixed media piece titled "The Closet" would head to Carnegie Hall to be displayed in an exhibition of the nation's best student artwork after winning the silver award in the national contest.

The inspiration for the piece was literally the closet of the school art room, with all its paints, papers, easels, and supplies - all the things that artists use to transform their visions into masterpieces and inner worlds into a window for the onlooker to see into.

"I was in there one day," said Lorden, thinking about the moment she decided the art room closet would make a nice subject. "I looked around and thought, 'wow, that would just be really horrible and fun and time consuming." A really fun challenge, she thought to herself. "So I sat in there and started drawing ... and it ended up taking hours and hours."

She is glad she did it, though. It was, she said, definitely worth it.

Lorden's visual arts teacher at ORR, Jo Mogilnicki, describes Lorden as thoughtful, kind, and reflective in that she believes in her voice and the ability to make a positive difference.

"Her art and writing speaks to creating meaningful, accessible responses that are powerful and provocative," said Mogilnicki. She thinks Lorden really captured the mood and the essence of the art room closet. "...In its order and chaos," she said, listing the different supplies. "[The Closet] displays a joy in what can be found in the art room supply closet, and the potential that lays waiting for someone with her interests in making art with these materials stored there."

Both The Closet and another submitted drawing won gold keys in the regional contest, making both pieces eligible for the national contest where The Closet won the silver. Two of Lorden's written submissions won silver keys in the regional contest.

Lorden is currently a leading member of the Honors Portfolio Art Class and the president of the ORRHS Art Club. She applied to the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and learned of her acceptance into the program back in December. She is a self-motivated individual whose work reflects a rigorous dedication to high expectations and standards, says her proud art teacher.

"It has been an honor to have a student such as Kyra.... She embodies the idea of a student of life ... she is curious, she acts on her curiosity, she is generous and ... shares her knowledge and understanding of her community," said Mogilnicki. "...And no doubt will continue to create beautiful, provocative works of art."

Some Contest in Marion Annual Election

By Jean Perry

The deadline to return nomination papers passed on Monday, March 23 and the official 2015 Annual Election ballot has taken shape, which will also feature one referendum question for voters.

Some key elected positions will be contested in this 2015 annual election, most notably the Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, and School Committee.

William Dale Jones has challenged incumbent Selectman Jonathan "Jody" Dickerson for the three-year term seat on the Board of Selectmen. Jones vied against Selectman Stephen Cushing for his seat during last year's election, but lost to Cushing. Jones also ran for selectman back in 2013, but lost to incumbent Selectman Jonathan Henry. Dickerson, also the director of the Recreation Department, has served on the Board of Selectmen since 2012 and served as selectman in the 1990s.

There are four contenders for two seats on the Marion Planning Board, a board that has seen some discord amongst its members lately, as well as some controversial issues to tackle, most notably the much talked about proposed CVS project and the recently shelved proposed zoning bylaw amendment aimed at restricting large businesses from setting up shop in town.

Incumbents Stephen Gonsalves, a member of nine years, and current Chairman Stephen Kokkins will be challenged by newcomers Jennifer Francis and Todd Richens. Both Planning Board terms are for three years.

There are three candidates for two three-year seats on the Marion School Committee, with former Marion School Committee member Michelle Ouellette, now also a member of the ZBA, back to reclaim a seat on the committee after losing last year by a narrow margin. Candidates David MacDonald and Jessica Harris, vying for the seats left vacant by Jay Pateakos and committee Chairman Joseph Scott, who both announced they would not seek reelection, join Ouellette on the ballot.

There is a fourth contested race for town moderator, now that long-term Moderator David Titus chose not to seek reelection. Patricia MacArdle and Matthew Nowick are the two choices for town moderator, a one-year term.

Uncontested races are as follows: Reelection candidate Ray Pickles for assessor, Board of Health reelection candidate John Howard, and there are no candidates running for the one available seat on the Open Space Acquisition Commission.

The yes or no referendum question is "Shall the town vote to accept the provisions of section six C of chapter forty of the General Laws, which authorize cities and towns to appropriate money for the removal of snow and ice from private ways therein open to public use?"

The 2015 Marion Annual Election is May 15. The polling station is the VFW Hall at 465 Mill Road. Polls open at 8:00 am and close at 8:00 pm.

Budget Season Close to Closing

Marion Finance Committee

By Jean Perry

Despite a $14,000 shortfall, Marion Finance Committee Chairman Alan Minard is confidant in the Marion Fiscal Year 2016 budget.

The March 19 meeting was brief, with only three FinCom members present to meet with Norman Hills on behalf of the Planning Board and the Capital Improvement Planning Committee.

With NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System) permit problems looming and no immediate answers regarding the future of the wastewater treatment plant, Minard said the wastewater treatment plant will drive the capital planning budget with $450,000 allocated towards initial research and planning for imminent upgrades to the plant.

"The NPDES permit ranks number one," said Minard, saying the total could wind up costing $300,000 for all they knew, "but they really don't know because they really don't know what the requirements are yet."

The group discussed the science behind the Environmental Protection Agency's limits of pollutants and the discharge of pollutants from the three unlined wastewater lagoons off Benson Brook Road and the potential costs.

"It (the $450,000) should be enough to get you well down the road to figure out what you have to do," said Hills.

The bid for a new pumper truck for the Fire Department remains at $540,000, even after an updated bid came in about two weeks ago, which Minard said was "still in that category."

Hills pointed out that the number does not account for the value of the truck the Town will trade in once the new one is purchased.

As for the Planning Board's anticipated spending for an updated Master Plan, some of the proposed $84,000 necessary to accomplish the job will be supplemented by grants totaling $28,650, as well as leftover funds from FY15 and previous Town Meeting articles.

The Planning Board will have an article on the Annual Town Meeting warrant for $20,000 to get the MP process through to the next fiscal year, although Hills was initially hoping for a $24,000 article to allow for some "fudge room."

There was some candid discussion about which Town entity should be driving the Master Plan project, agreeing that the selectmen should have an active role in the process.

"That's their job," said FinCom member Hamish Graven.

Minard said, "If they don't drive it, nothing is going to happen." A few minutes earlier Minard said pessimistically about the Master Plan project, "The selectmen use it as a foot rest and the town administrator uses it to prop up the paperwork he hasn't gotten to yet."

Hills said the Planning Board is hoping to see the MP completed in two year's time. He said he is still hoping the Planning Board could eventually employ a part-time town planner to assist with the process, which will appear on the warrant as an article, hopefully for $30,000 as the Planning Board requests. FinCom did not comment on how much of that $30,000 it would support.

After Hills left, the three FinCom members summarized the status of the FY16 budget, saying issues with the ORR School budget should be resolved soon. The committee questioned the necessity of a full-time principal at Sippican School with student population on the downswing, barring a sudden increase from the 40B project.

"I personally don't think that the school needs a full-time principal at this point," said FinCom member Karen Kevelson. Perhaps in the next few years if there is any student population growth, she added.

The next steps in the budget process: get a final number from ORR and adjust the free cash balance. The selectmen, said Minard, are expected to approve a final FY16 budget on March 31.

The next meeting of the Marion Finance Committee is March 26 at 6:30 pm at 13 Atlantis Drive in the conference room when the committee will make final recommendations on the budget and Town Meeting warrant articles.

Easy Night for ConCom

Mattapoisett Conservation Commission

By Marilou Newell

With four continuances knocking out what could have been a very long meeting on March 23, the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission quickly got down to business and handled a very light agenda.

The Preserve at the Bay Club received an amended Order of Conditions for 104A Fieldstone Drive to add a retaining wall and some fill that will slope towards the delineated wetlands.

Also for The Preserve at the Bay Club was a Negative 3 determination for an application for a Request for Determination of Applicability for property located at what is presently classified as 111 Fieldstone Drive. The town assessor will establish a new street numbering system for some of the parcels in this housing development, which at the present time may go by more than one identifying number. Clarification will be provided once the numbering system is established for all parties concerned, from town offices to emergency services, and for legal documents.

Chairman Bob Rogers also touched on the matter of establishing wetlands bylaws and distributed an updated draft, which can be found on the Town's website.

He once again noted that he will meet with the selectmen and if acceptable to them, will move forward with one or more public hearings prior to Town Meeting.

As previously noted, the following continuations were moved to the April 16 agenda: RDA application filed by the Buzzards Bay Coalition for the building of walkways and bridges in Nasketucket Bay State reservation; NOI filed by Christopher and Veronica Brockwell, 11 Randall Lane for the clearing of woods for pasture lands; ROC filed by Matt and Kaitlin Keegan, 41 Aucoot Road; and ongoing discussions with the homeowners of 2, 3, and 4 Seabreeze Lane for possible wetlands encroachments.

The next meeting of the Mattapoisett Conservation Commission will be April 16 at 6:30 pm in the Town Hall meeting room.

School on Good Friday?

ORR Update

By Patrick Briand

An extra school day has students and teachers talking at Old Rochester Regional High School this month.

It was roughly a year ago when the Joint School Committee voted that Tri-Town schools would be in session on Good Friday of this year (April 3, 2015). When that announcement was made, a discussion emerged on the ethics behind the decision and received extensive coverage in the press.

After dying down for the last 11 months, the dialogue has re-emerged on the topic. The school day will go on as planned and excused absences will be allowed for students to take the day off for religious reasons.

A survey conducted of roughly 30 students (evenly split male and female, representing all grades) indicated that the vast majority prefers not to have school on Good Friday. Some will chalk this up to the general feeling among high school students that any day off of school is a good one. However, most students backed up their statements by saying that Good Friday should be an optional school day or that excused absences should be allowed.

The majority of surveyed students also plan to come to school on that day, regardless of their personal feelings on the matter. A few students, as well as two teachers and Principal Mike Devoll, were interviewed in greater depth on the matter.

Science teacher Heidi Graser agrees with a position taken by several surveyed students - excused absences make sense.

"I think it's fair," she said, adding that most people have to work on Good Friday.

In reference to having the day before Thanksgiving off, which was acknowledged as a concession for having school on Good Friday, Graser said she was happy to have that day off.

"The students are so excited [for the holiday weekend], but not much gets done," she said.

Another point brought up by Graser was that the extra day was helpful for teachers like her, who teach Advanced Placement (AP) classes. However, she respects the decision of those students who will excuse themselves, explaining, "If you need to excuse yourself for religious reasons, you should."

Math teacher Benjamin Tilton said the decision didn't faze him, and that "180 days is 180 days." His opinion isn't affected by all the snow days, and he added that he believes having no school on the day before Thanksgiving was a "fair exchange."

Principal Mike Devoll said that excused absences will be allowed on Good Friday and explained that the decision to keep school in session on Good Friday was out of religious fairness.

Defending the decision made a year prior, Devoll explained, "We don't take the Jewish holidays off, and Good Friday is not a holy day of obligation during the school hours," meaning that Catholic students can attend Mass later in the day. He added, "It will be interesting to see our attendance rate for that day."

Senior Owen Lee takes the decision to have school with a grain of salt and provided a fresh opinion on the subject.

"I mourn the loss of a wonderful vacation day, but I don't have a true opinion," Lee said. "It's pretty fair," he continued, "as long as the status quo of the schedule [180 days] is maintained."

Lee also said the abundance of snow days carried no weight in his opinion, and he projected that while some students will not attend school, rampant truancy would probably not be a problem.

"I'm sure some students won't be happy with this decision," he said, but he expects most students to be in classes that day, saying, "Not many students generally skip school very often."

However, junior Jared Wheeler would have liked to see Good Friday maintained as a vacation day rather than the day before Thanksgiving, because as he put it, "Good Friday is a significant religious holiday."

In the end, Good Friday is only one day of school, and the school day itself is unlikely to be any different from your normal school day. As Mr. Devoll said, the most interesting development of the day will be to see if there is some change, if any, in student and teacher attendance.

Winter Sports Recap

Tabor Academy News

By Julia O'Rourke

As winter sports came to a close in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council, the Tabor Academy teams had great success in tournaments and finished their seasons off well.

The Boys' and Girls' Varsity Squash teams competed in the Interscholastics. The boys finished their season with a 4-10 record while the girls had a 1-9 record.

Four teams competed in the New England tournaments: Girls' Varsity Hockey, Boys' Varsity Hockey, Girls' Varsity Basketball, and Boys' Varsity Basketball.

The Boys' Basketball team defeated Trinity Pawling 69-62 to make it to the semi-final game at the Williston Northampton School where they lost 66-51. The team had a record of 18-7-0.

The Girls' Basketball team had an impressive run after defeating Marianapolis School with a score of 66-38 and making it to the semi-finals where they defeated the Rivers School 59-40. The team ultimately made it to the Championship game against Nobles and lost 39-48. The team had a stellar record this season: 22-3-0.

The Girls' Varsity Hockey team lost to Pomfret in an exciting game that went in to double overtime but had an impressive season regardless with a record of 18-5-1.

The Boys' Hockey Team finished their season with a 14-11-4 record.

Tabor hosted the Wrestling New England Championship and placed fourth. At the Class A Wrestling tournament, Tabor athletes had great success. Ten made it into the semifinals at this tournament: juniors Amir Daouk and Parker Loftus; and seniors John Anderson, Jack Reilly, Nolan Cornu, Jake Mario, Phil Rubin, Hunter DuPont, Sebastian Dziadkiewicz, and David Fries. Six made it into the finals: Daouk, Anderson, Reilly, Cornu, Rubin, and Dziadkiewicz.

Ultimately, the team took second place and Daouk, Anderson, Dziadkiewicz, and Cornu were champions in their competitions. Reilly and Rubin took second; Dupont, Mario, and Fries took fourth; Loftus took fifth. Amir Daouk and Jack Reilly competed in the National Prep tournament.

The Wrestling team, coached by Conan Leary, finished their season with a remarkable 20-1 record.

With winter sports having come to a close, the spring season will kick into full swing after spring break. The Baseball, Lacrosse, and Crew teams have gone on spring training trips to get ready for the season.

There will be many games, meets, and matches to attend with the wide variety of sports offered in the spring: Baseball, Crew, Competition Dance, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Softball, Tabor Boy, Tennis, and Track and Field. Team schedules are available on The Wanderer website at www.wanderer.com.

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