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Amazing Alumni ’08: Olympian Michael Hartfield

Amazing Alumni ’08: Olympian Michael Hartfield

Pierre Asamoah, Staff Writer

October 19, 2017


Filed under Athlete Spotlight, Global, Global, MHS, News, Sports

Michael Hartfield graduated from Manchester High in 2008. While he was there, he competed in both indoor and outdoor Track and Field, and became one of the best long jumpers in New England in both. As a senior, he was Class LL and New England outdoor champion in the Long Jump, and Class LL and St...

Mid-Way Through Soccer Season: MHS Varsity Girls

Mid-Way Through Soccer Season:  MHS Varsity Girls

Noor Majid, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, MHS, Sports

“Come on, girls!” “Let’s go!” “Yes!” These are just a few of the words of encouragement and motivation the MHS varsity soccer girls shout to each other every day during practices. They color-coordinate their outfits for each practice, have a rambunctious group-chat, and support each ot...

‘16 MHS Graduate Genesis Robles Visits Harbinger

‘16 MHS Graduate Genesis Robles Visits Harbinger

Jaime Lopez and Kaylyn Jones

October 11, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, Local, MHS, Uncategorized

Before we (Kaylyn and Jaime) met HOT 93.7 radio personality and 2016 Manchester High School graduate Genesis Robles, we followed her on social media and looked up to her. Genesis’s Instagram feed always grabs our attention and we always get a positive vibe from her. When Genesis first came into our classroom,...

Inside UConn’s Goal Patrol

Inside UConn’s Goal Patrol

Eamon Gara Grady, Staff Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Local, Sports, UConn

When you think of UConn athletics, the first things that probably come to mind are the ultra-successful basketball teams which have won four men’s National Championships and eleven women’s NCAA championships. In addition to their unparalleled dominance, these two teams have Gampel Pavilion to c...

New Year, New MHS

New Year, New MHS

Noor Majid, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Events, Features, MHS, News, Uncategorized

In only the last five years, Manchester High School has undergone four schedule changes. In 2012, there was block scheduling, with lunch waves and four 90-minute periods a day. In 2013, there were six periods a day with lunch waves (much like this year’s schedule without Flex). And from 2014 to 2016...

Girls’ Softball Defeats East Hartford

Girls’ Softball Defeats East Hartford

Julia Pardi, Editor-in-Chief

May 26, 2017


Filed under MHS, Sports

The girls softball team had a comeback game against East Hartford away in which they won with a score of 10-9 on Tuesday, May 24th. Helping the team to their victory were runs from Caroline Colanti, Lauren Packer, Lindsey Rodgers, and Nevaeh Gaynor. After a tough season in which their record does not accurately r...

Athlete Spotlight: Dasia Jones

Athlete Spotlight: Dasia Jones

Ashley Anglisano, Managing Print Editor

May 26, 2017


Filed under Athlete Spotlight, Sports

  Varsity girls tennis captain and MHS senior, Dasia Jones, has fallen in love with her sport throughout her four years of playing at the high school level. She currently holds a record of 6 wins and 3 losses for this season. Dasia tried out for tennis her freshman year after she started playing tennis in e...

MHS Among Best Large Schools at Journal Inquirer Meet

MHS Among Best Large Schools at Journal Inquirer Meet

Morgan Smith, Social Media Editor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Events, Local, MHS, Sports

The 36th annual Randy Smith Journal Inquirer track meet occurred this past Saturday, May 20th at Manchester High, and the boys and girls track teams did exceptionally well. The girls team won the large school division of the JI meet while the boys came in second behind East Hartford. The girls tea...

Girls’ Tennis Dominates on Senior Night

Girls’ Tennis Dominates on Senior Night

Ashley Anglisano, Managing Print Editor

May 24, 2017


Filed under Carousel, MHS, News, Sports

Manchester High School’s girls tennis team came together Tuesday afternoon to celebrate senior night. Seniors Madeline Bockus, Natalie Dahl, Dasia Jones, Myhang Ly, Meredith Hartnett, Octka Bowen, Anne Congleton, and Veronica Alvarez were honored by the underclassmen through gifts and posters ha...

Harbinger Advisor Named CT Sportswriter of the Year

Harbinger Advisor Named CT Sportswriter of the Year

Ashley Anglisano, Managing Print Editor

May 15, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Features, Global, Local, Profiles, Sports

Manchester High School’s print publication and digital news source, the Harbinger, is lucky to have the opportunity to work with an award-winning journalist, Paul Doyle. Mr. Doyle has been advising the Harbinger for four years, providing insight to the editorial staff. His experience with professi...

Dedication Ceremony to Be Held for New Barry “Mitch” Mitchell Athletic Complex

Tyler Madden, Staff Writer

May 15, 2017


Filed under Carousel, Events, Local, News, Sports

The Manchester High School community has another opportunity to come together to honor someone who meant so much to each one of us. On Saturday, May 20th, there will be an official ceremony to name the athletic complex here at MHS The “Barry ’Mitch’ Mitchell” Athletic Complex. This name fits well, a...

Letters to Harbinger: Aidan Puffer Update

Kyle Puffer, Harbinger Reader

May 3, 2017


Filed under Global, Local, Local, News, Sports

Last year, you posted an article on Aidan Puffer, from Manchester, CT who set an 11 year old 5k world record. I would like to let you know that he is now 12 and has done it again. Aidan set his second world record mark on April 15, 2017 at the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) 5k race in Boston, ...