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A chess board is shown with someone moving a chess piece. The tournament started on Jan. 29 and will end on Feb. 2.

Prefects host chess tournament

Lyla Kavanagh, Staff Writer February 1, 2024

Prefect Council partnered with Chess Club to organize a chess tournament during lunch Jan. 29 through Feb. 2. Students will compete for a chance to win a new chess board. Sophomore Prefect Robby Louie...

Members of the novice Lincoln-Douglas debate team pose together at an in-state tournament after completing a match.

Debate team competes in local competition

Alex Lee, Assistant News Editor February 1, 2024

The debate team competed in the Peninsula Invitational in Rolling Hills Estate, California, from Jan. 20 to Jan. 22. The school competed in the varsity and novice Lincoln-Douglas divisions. Asher Meron...

Speech team members pose together at an escape room during the weekend of the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Phoenix, Arizona. Printed with permission of Sarina Wang.

Speech team competes at nationals

William Liu and Iris Chung August 26, 2023

Five members of the speech team competed in the National Speech and Debate Tournament in Phoenix from June 11 to June 16. Co-president Nilufur Mistry Sheasby '24 ranked 18 out of 300 in International Extemporaneous...

Izzie Ahn ’22 swivels around in surprise after being “tapped out” by Aiden Schiller ’22 on the Quad. Printed with permission of Aiden Schiller.

Tap Out tournament concludes

Alex Hahn March 18, 2022

After one month of competition, the schoolwide Tap Out game concluded March 18 with Jason Salmeron ’22 as its winner. Salmeron said his victory surprised him but he credits his success to the strategies...

Students gather around to play Spikeball on the Ted Slavin Field, as part of Prefect Councils tournament.

Prefect Council hosts Spikeball

Tate Sheehy January 29, 2022

Prefect Council organized the school's second-ever Spikeball Tournament on Ted Slavin Field during Community Flex Time Thursday. As a new initiative for community building, Prefect Council introduced optional...

Jack Kelman ’23 races around the field, dodging through the opposition as he attempts to receive a flag handoff.

Prefect Council holds capture the flag tournament

Lucas Cohen-d'Arbeloff December 20, 2021

Prefect Council hosted a Capture the Flag tournament, in which students participated in scheduled matches during break and lunch from Dec. 2-7. Teams ran across Ted Slavin Field to steal the other side’s...

(From left to right) Debate members Kai Do ’24, William Liu ’25 and Alden Detmer ’25 prepare for their upcoming rounds.

Debate team attends Damus Hollywood Invitational Tournament

Averie Perrin November 18, 2021

Debaters gathered at the Upper School to prepare and log on to the virtual Damus Hollywood Invitational tournament Nov. 6-8.  Notre Dame High School hosted the tournament, which was held virtually on...

Students face off in a dodgeball match during Community Flex Time in Taper Gymnasium.

School holds dodgeball tournament

Chloe Park and Natasha Speiss October 12, 2021

Prefect Council announced the middle school dodgeball tournament will come to the Upper School in an email Oct. 5. The tournament will have two rounds, with games held during Community Flex Time and lunch...

Debaters win top speaker awards at Glenbrooks tournament

Ethan Lachman November 28, 2019

Four members of the debate team won top speaker awards at the Glenbrooks Speech and Debate Tournament hosted by Glenbrooks High School in Chicago from Nov. 23 to 25. Debater Olivia Feldman ’22 said...

Pierce Maloney 19 throws the ball in the Wolverines game against Sacred Heart on Sept. 14, which the Wolverines lost 10-11. Credit: Ryan Albert/Chronicle

Water polo wins Elite Eight Tournament

William Seymour September 15, 2018

The boys' water polo team won the Elite 8 water polo tournament after defeating Sacred Heart Preparatory School in the championship game on Sept. 15. The Wolverines ended the tournament with a 4-1 record....

Water polo games cancelled due to fires

Asa Saperstein October 14, 2017

Games of the North/South Challenge tournament were cancelled due to fire scares, but Head of Aquatics Brian Flacks organized others games for the boys' water polo team to play. The team fell 9-7 to Drake...

Water polo takes third in tournament

Asa Saperstein September 17, 2017

The boys' water polo team finished in third place in the Elite 8 Tournament on Sept. 16. After falling to Huntington Beach 9-8 on Friday, the team defeated them on Saturday to secure third place. The Wolverines...

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