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From Spruce Street to Rio de Janeiro

From Spruce Street to Rio de Janeiro

Morgan Smith, Social Media Editor

October 3, 2016


Filed under Athlete Spotlight, Carousel, Features, Global, Global, Local, MHS, News, Profiles, Sports

All track athletes know that stepping into the stadium where you will soon compete brings butterflies to your stomach. Thinking about doing this at the Olympic level must have been stomach-turning. In an interview with Harbinger, 2008 Manchester High graduate and 2016 U.S. Olympian Mike Hartfield was asked about that first look into the Olympic stadium and his first f...

Jose Fernandez: Still Lighting up Major League Baseball

Jose Fernandez: Still Lighting up Major League Baseball

Jason Owen, Sports Editor

September 29, 2016


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I was going to write about Colin Kaepernick and the increasing number of NFL players who have been taking a stand against racial injustice. I was going to talk about creating the America you would want to grow up in and taking advantage of your platform. But as I sat Sunday morning formulating these thoug...

Standout upperclassmen a ‘score’ for varsity boys’ soccer

Standout upperclassmen a ‘score’ for varsity boys’ soccer

Katyland Facas, Senior Staff Writer

September 23, 2016


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Boys soccer is off to a great start this year. They have played 5 games to date, and haven’t had one loss. The boys have defeated South Windsor, Bloomfield, Northwest Catholic, and our inner town rivals East Catholic. The boys went into double overtime in their game against Bristol Central on Wedn...

Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams

Tyler Madden, Staff Writer

September 22, 2016


Filed under Carousel, Local, MHS, News, Sports

As fans and students fill the stands for the Manchester High football team's home opener this Friday night against Enfield, it might just feel like a regular game. But this game has been long awaited because it will be the first football game on school’s new turf. Construction on the athletic field...

Athlete Spotlight: Max Larmett

Athlete Spotlight: Max Larmett

Bernard Adalyy, Staff Writer

June 3, 2016


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Max Larmett Senior Second baseman Batting Average: .287 On Base Percentage: .380 Hits: 13 Fun fact: He is athletic year round and plays almost every sport.   The Boys' Varsity Baseball team has had its ups and downs this season. Larmett has let me in on one of his best and worst games...

Opinion: The daunting mental game of tennis

Opinion: The daunting mental game of tennis

Melanie Amato, Editorial Editor

May 31, 2016


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The game of tennis is one of the most underrated sports, a rare breed of competition that requires control, toughness, and positivity from the players. Whether a singles or doubles player, being able to mentally handle the pressure of the play is the key component to the game. No matter how devasta...

Manchester 11-year-old Breaks World Record

Manchester 11-year-old Breaks World Record

Julia Pardi, Sports Editor

May 20, 2016


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Aidan Puffer, of Manchester, CT broke the world record for the fastest 11 year old to ever run a track 5K at the Battle Road Track Club Twilight Series 1 meet at the Bentley University in Waltham, MA on Saturday, May 14th. The 6th grader from Saint Bridget beat the previous record of 17:06.96 held by Decl...

MHS Alumnus Drafted By Cleveland Browns

MHS Alumnus Drafted By Cleveland Browns

Julia Pardi, Sports Editor

May 13, 2016


Filed under Athlete Spotlight, Carousel, Local, News, Sports

From Manchester High School to Princeton to the Cleveland Browns, Seth DeValve has been a positive representation of the town of Manchester. DeValve graduated Manchester High in 2011, leaving behind records for track and remaining a memorable player on the football team. He went to Princeton to ma...

Pink Out For a Cause

Pink Out For a Cause

Maddie Bockus, Staff Writer

May 13, 2016


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The annual varsity baseball Pink Out game against East Catholic took place at Jim Penders Field on Wednesday, May 11th. Although the boys lost the game 2-1, they put up a good fight. In the first inning, both Manchester and East Catholic scored one run each with sophomore Dylan Benton pitching for ...

5/4 Girls’ Tennis vs. Rocky Hill

5/4 Girls’ Tennis vs. Rocky Hill

Ashley Anglisano, Layout Editor

May 6, 2016


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Manchester Girls Tennis vs. Rocky Hill Manchester 0 Rocky Hill 7   1 singles Melanie Amato vs. Urja Sesai 0-6, 2-6 2 singles Veronica Alvarez vs. Reva Shah 3-6, 1-6 3 singles Octka Bowen vs. Malika Odinaera 1-6, 1-6 4 singles Natalie Dahl vs. Brooke Robinson 1-6, 4-6   1 d...

Arfan Ali: National Champion

Arfan Ali: National Champion

Maddie Bockus, Staff Writer

April 29, 2016


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On April 16th, the Pop and Flo Minimen Nationals took place at Union College in Schenectady, New York. Arfan Ali, a junior at MHS and member of the wrestling team, placed 6th in the nation for the 152-pound weight class. This feat is quite impressive and made the Manchester community proud. Arfan said...