Sports

Remembering Lefty: Richard Thomas Marr, March 11, 1936–November 11, 2016

Posted on Mar 20, 2017

Remembering Lefty: Richard Thomas Marr,  March 11, 1936–November 11, 2016

At age 21, with a fresh degree from Williams College, Dick “Lefty” Marr joined Milton’s faculty. Dick’s friend and colleague Chuck Duncan says that, in Dick, Headmaster Arthur Perry saw “the model of the New England schoolman, combining the qualities of intelligence and love for the adolescent with the willingness to become involved with all aspects of school life.” At Milton—in the classroom, in the dorm, on the baseball field and ice rink—Dick proved his skills and commitment time and again. For more than two decades, Lefty gifted Milton students in his English classroom,...

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Milton Sailors Set Their Bar and Meet It

Posted on Oct 12, 2016

Milton Sailors Set Their Bar and Meet It

From the shore, sailing looks effortless. Handsome boats glide across the water. Milton sailors, however, testify to the mental and physical challenges. “I describe sailing as trying to do sit-ups while going through little hills and playing chess—all with one arm tied behind your back,” says Peter Baron ’17. Sailing team coach Patrick Broome says, “Sailing is intellectual. On the water, you need to figure out where the wind is coming from, what the tide is doing, where your team is, what the other team is doing, and where you need to be. As for the physical demands, a non-athlete...

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One Perfect Season, Two Classy Teams

Posted on Mar 18, 2016

Today’s soccer programs showcase Milton sports tradition: sportsmanship; old-fashioned hard work out on the field, rain or shine; practicing skills; working as a team. They also reflect the growth of youth soccer, specifically club programs. Many of today’s players come to Milton with a high level of play and talent. Overall, the mission for boys’ and girls’ teams is to play good soccer. Scoring goals is great, but that is only one part of the game. The boys’ varsity soccer team had a perfect season. They were undefeated and earned the Independent School League and New England...

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Hall of Famer Coach Mac Reaches 200 Career Wins

Posted on Apr 1, 2015

Hall of Famer Coach Mac Reaches 200 Career Wins

by Liz Matson A perfect day for football. Cool and breezy with peeks of sun. The last game of the season against rival Nobles and Greenough. As always, Coach Kevin MacDonald, or“Coach Mac,” is the first to arrive at the Robert Saltonstall Gym — getting organized and filling water jugs. A man of habits and rituals, he calls himself “obsessive compulsive.” “I always sleep the night before, but before games, I’m very nervous,” says Coach Mac, who was inducted into the Massachusetts Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame last spring. “The kids will tell you that I pace....

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Justin Yoon ’15, a National Top Ranked Kicker

Posted on Apr 1, 2015

Justin Yoon ’15, a National Top Ranked Kicker

When Justin Yoon ’15 first arrived at Milton in Class IV, his athletic focus was hockey. This spring, he graduates as one of the top-ranked high school football kickers in the country and will bring his talent to Notre Dame. He will be the starting kicker for the Fighting Irish and a student in the Mendoza College of Business. From Nashville, Tennessee, Justin started playing football in eighth grade, after a middle school coach took notice of his soccer kicking skills. He pursued this kicking talent at summer football camps. His spot-on, long-range kicks added a new dimension to Milton...

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Golf at Milton in 9 Holes

Posted on Nov 6, 2014

Golf at Milton in 9 Holes

Hole 1 In 1912, Milton Academy decides to establish a golf club. Recognizing this endeavor could create logistical issues, the trustees label it “an experiment.” “The game of golf is not to be introduced here to compete with the major sports of baseball and football, but to give a comparatively large number of boys and others in the Academy, who cannot participate in these games, an opportunity for some healthful athletic diversion.”  — The Milton Orange and Blue, December 1912 Hole 2 The trustees approve $150 in funds to build the nine-hole golf course on campus. However, there...

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