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2019

News Archive

  • November

    New England Bowl Bound: Proctor Football

    Scott Allenby
    The 2019 varsity football team received word Proctor earned an appearance in a New England Bowl game (it’s fifth in the storied history of the program). On Saturday, November 16, the Hornets will host a New England title game for the first time in school history when it welcomes Pingree School (7-1) to campus for a 1:00 PM kickoff. Read more HERE.
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  • Daring Greatly: Holderness Day 2019

    Scott Allenby
    This is what Holderness Day - what Proctor - is all about. It’s about being vulnerable when we feel least able. It’s about sharing our hearts and talents and souls despite that internal fear begging us to hold back. It’s about giving your all on the field with the chance your team may not be victorious. It’s about unwavering support and respect for those who step into the arena to give their all. Read more HERE.
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  • The Impact of a Rivalry: Holderness Day 2019

    Scott Allenby
    Each season we split into our teams and afternoon activities. We work hard to cultivate a culture within that group. For the past eleven weeks, we have operated in our own sphere, cognizant of that which orbits around us, but largely focused on our team. Until now. Read more about Holderness Weekend HERE.
     
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  • October

    Team Spotlight: Varsity Football 2019

    Scott Allenby
    Proctor Academy's varsity football program is off to a 5-1 start with two remaining games on their schedule. With a big match-up against New Hampton School Friday night under the lights of Farrell Field, varsity football is this week's Team Spotlight. Read more HERE.
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  • Mike's Notes: Sports and The Planting of Hope

    Mike Henriques
    There is something that happens in sports that is not temporary. There is something permanent, if delicate. In those transient moments of clarity, everything clicks into place and the universe coalesces into something cogent and cohesive. And that we can carry forward long after the games have ended. Read the rest of Mike's Notes HERE
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  • Team Spotlight: Girls' Varsity Soccer

    Ben Rulli
    Proctor’s girls’ varsity soccer team boasts a 6-3-2 record as they head into Wednesday afternoon’s home game versus a talented Berwick Academy squad. Under first-year head coach Kyle Connolly, the team is looking to continue their strong play, individual skill development, and teamwork as they enter the back half of the season. Read more HERE!
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  • Team Spotlight: Crew 2019

    Scott Allenby
    Begun in the fall of 2014 by Ilyena Kozain '10, Proctor's crew team enters its fifth season on the water. With twenty students involved in the program, Proctor's boats are rowing as fast as ever. The cold waters of Lake Sunapee, the team's home training venue, and countless blisters are a price worth paying for the beautiful scenery, wildlife encounters, and endless supply of stories that emerge as the season unfolds. Read more HERE.
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  • Team Spotlight: Cross Country Running 2019

    Ben Rulli
    After graduating the team's top runners last spring, Head Coach Sarah Daney and her coaching staff are centering their philosophy around how to approach training intelligently and how to become stronger all-around athletes as they build a foundation of fitness around their group of young runners. Read the full spotlight HERE
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  • Team Spotlight: Varsity Field Hockey 2019

    Ben Rulli
    After a challenging 2018 season that saw Proctor’s Varsity Field Hockey team struggle to a 1-14 record, the 2019 version of the team sits with a 2-1-2 record as they enter the month of October. The squad is proving a long-term impacts of a foundation of hard work, determination, and positivity forged through the hardships 2018 season. Read more HERE.
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  • September

    Mike's Notes: What's the Score? The Real Score?

    Mike Henriques
    Games played fiercely and well are pure and good. They uplift. We see the better side of character, the potential of a group, a reflection of the community. We are teammates and opponents in the contests of sport, but more importantly we are humans. We cannot just cast the other - opponent or referee - as evil to be vanquished. Read more thoughts on Sportsmanship HERE.
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  • Team Spotlight: Boys' Varsity Soccer

    Ben Rulli
    Proctor's boys' varsity soccer team graduated eleven players off of last year's roster, and have reloaded with talented guys who understand the importance of team chemistry to success on the field. Read more in this week's Team Spotlight HERE!
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  • Team Spotlight: 2019 Mountain Biking

    Scott Allenby
    Proctor Academy's 2019 Mountain Biking team boasts 34 riders ranging from expert to novice. The team hosted the leagues first race of the season Wednesday! Read more HERE
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  • Sports Camp 2019: Building the Foundation

    Scott Allenby
    Proctor's annual preseason Sports Camp welcomes fall athletic teams for a four day, intensive pre-season camp. With the goal of knocking off the summer's rust, establishing a baseline of fitness, team bonding, and installing offensive and defensive concepts, Sports Camp is a high school athlete's dream come true. Read more HERE
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  • August

    Fall 2019: Athletic Apparel

    Scott Allenby
    Online athletic apparel stores for the fall season will remain open until September 4 at which point the store will close. Click read more below to access links to individual team stores with specific ordering instructions. 
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  • Continuity of Culture: Wilderness Orientation

    Scott Allenby
    How does the culture of an organization sustain over time? Is it the people? Is it the mission? Is it the programs offered? What is it that allows Proctor’s unique culture to thrive year after year? How do we cultivate continuity when we welcome new faculty, staff, and students to Proctor’s community each year? Read more about the importance of Wilderness Orientation HERE.
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  • July

    Generalization vs Specialization: Threats to the Boarding School Model

    Scott Allenby
    We hear often the value of being a generalist, of embracing different pursuits and being well-rounded individuals. Yet, time and again, specialists are rewarded for being the best at what they do. The mixed messages our children receive as they discover who they are and what passions live within them are not only unhealthy, but have created an unsustainable environment for our schools. Read more thoughts HERE
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  • June

    Proctor Athletics Hall of Fame Inductions

    Scott Allenby
    During Alumni Reunion 2019, we had the honor of inducting five new members to the Proctor Athletics Hall of Fame and recognize two recipients with the Proctor Alumni Award. Read more about this year's award recipients and inductees HERE
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  • May

    Class of 2019: Competing at the Next Level

    Scott Allenby
    Each year approximately 20% of the Proctor Academy's graduating class goes on to compete in collegiate athletics. The Class of 2019 is no exception as 31 members of the class (of 113 students) are pursuing careers at the next level, including seven NCAA Division 1 athletes! Read more HERE.
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  • 2019 Spring Athletic Award Recipients

    Scott Allenby
    The spring athletic season in Northern New England is not for the faint of heart. It snowed on May 14th this year, and rained nearly every day throughout the months of April and May. Even though the weather did not cooperate, the lessons our athletes learned on the playing fields this spring undoubtedly will last a lifetime, as will the relationships built within teams. Read more about spring athletics award recipients HERE.
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  • Mike's Notes: Keeping Sportsmanship Alive

    Mike Henriques
    How do we renew our faith? Being up at the courts on Wednesday was a reminder, just as Trey Mancini's tip of the cap to JBJ was a reminder: games are still being played at a higher level of sportsmanship and skill. We need more of that, not less. When you see sportsmanship, it doesn't just restore faith in the game, it restores faith in fundamental decency. Read Mke's full blog post HERE.
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  • April

    Proctor Athletics: Whitewater Slalom Team Spotlight

    Mikel Timm '19
    Proctor is not your average high school, and whitewater slalom kayaking is not your average afternoon activity. Read this week's team spotlight on one of Proctor's most underappreciated sports HERE.
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  • Proctor Athletics: Varsity Baseball 2019 Spotlight

    Mikel Timm '19
    "From our oldest to our youngest players we are all like family. We have two captains on our team, but there are so many guys who step up and hold big roles on the team even though they may not have the title of captain. We trust each other both off and on the field, and that is key to our success." Read more about the varsity baseball team in this week's spotlight HERE.
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  • Proctor Athletics: USSA/FIS Season in Review

    Scott Allenby
    Known as the school on skis throughout the 1940s and 1950s, Proctor’s commitment to snow sports has never been more prominent than it is today. Across all on-snow programs, the quality of coaching, access to a privately owned and operated training/race venue, and flexibility of support within Proctor’s academic curriculum has opened doors to experiences past generations of Proctor students could only dream of having at their fingertips. Read a season update from Proctor's USSA/FIS ski team HERE.
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  • Team Spotlight: Varsity Softball

    Scott Allenby
    Proctor’s Varsity Softball team has battled cold temperatures, persistent snow, and plenty of rain this spring, but are finally in action. After graduating two seniors off of last year's Lakes Region Championship team, the remaining pieces are back and a some new talent has made this squad an immediate contender for a repeat title. Read the full team spotlight HERE.
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  • Team Spotlight: Girls' Lacrosse 2019

    Mikel Timm '19
    Sports Information intern, Mikel Timm ‘19, is hard at work this spring researching, interviewing, and writing Team Spotlights for our website. Check out this week's Team Spotlight on the girls' varsity lacrosse team HERE.
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  • Team Spotlight: Boys' Varsity Lacrosse

    Mikel Timm '19
    Sports Information intern Mikel Timm '19 shares this spring's first team spotlight featuring the boys' varsity lacrosse team, their new coach, and their goals for the season ahead. Read the full spotlight HERE.
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  • March

    Winter Athletic Award Recipients

    Scott Allenby
    After three months of games, races, and competitions, a few individuals stood out for their contributions to their teams. Check out a full list of this winter's athletic award recipients HERE
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  • Proctor Athletics: Spring Training Trips

    Scott Allenby
    As most of students enjoy Spring Break, more than 100 students and coaches are taking advantage of this break in academic schedule for training trips and competition. USSA/FIS skiers will continue to train and compete through the end of the month, while our freeride skiers and snowboarders are currently training in Big Sky Montana, and our a group of Nordic skiers are training in Norway, while four of our spring sports teams have headed to warmer weather for a preseason training trip as well. Check out a preview of each of the trips HERE!
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  • Teamwork: Appreciating the Intangibles

    Scott Allenby
    We all deserve to experience what it is like to be a part of a great team at some point in our lives. Great teams know themselves. They understand who they are. They know their strengths, their weaknesses, and individuals understand the importance of individual roles within the group. Read more about how we seek to appreciate the intangibles of team at Proctor HERE
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  • February

    Proctor Athletics: Spring Sports Apparel

    Scott Allenby
    Proctor’s spring athletic season is just around the corner! As we anxiously anticipate the snow melting off our fields, spring athletes should get ready for the season ahead by visiting Proctor’s sport-specific online apparel store. Click the link below for your sport, and be sure to place your orders before March 4, 2019. Question? Reach out to Director of Athletics Gregor Makechnie ‘90 via email.
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  • 2019 NEPSAC Tournament Preview

    Scott Allenby
    In high school athletics, the most talented team does not always win, but the most cohesive, balanced, and disciplined often does. Proctor’s girls’ basketball team (#1 seed in Class C) and boys’ hockey team (#2 seed in Small School Division) check both boxes as their talent and team chemistry have been core to their success all winter. Read more about their first round NEPSAC tournament match-ups HERE.
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  • Proctor Athletics: Girls' Basketball Spotlight

    Ben Beinner '21 and Scott Allenby
    Proctor's girls' varsity basketball team enters the final week of the regular season with a remarkable 18-5 record and their eyes set on both a Lakes Region title and a run at a NEPSAC title. Read this week's full team spotlight HERE.
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  • Proctor Announces $3M Gift to Build New Outdoor Center

    Scott Allenby
    Proctor Academy is excited to announce the planned construction of a new Outdoor Center on the west end of campus after an anonymous gift of $3,000,000 catalyzed the project. Long committed to outdoor sports, the construction of the Proctor Outdoor Center reaffirms our institutional belief in the benefits of year-round outdoor activities. Read more about this exciting news HERE.
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  • Team Spotlight: Girls' Varsity Hockey

    Ben Beinner '21
    Proctor's girls' varsity hockey team has begun to turn a corner with great results versus Lakes Region foes Kimball Union Academy and Brewster Academy this week. Check out this week's team spotlight HERE.
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  • January

    Alumni in Athletics: The Holy Cross Connetion

    Scott Allenby
    Roughly 20% of each graduating class has continued their athletic career at the NCAA Division 1, 2, 3 or club level. Occasionally, Proctor teammates have the opportunity to be collegiate teammates, but rarely do we see a confluence of Proctor athletic talent at the same institution like we have at College of the Holy Cross this year with seven former Hornets playing Division 1 varsity sports for the Crusaders this year. Read more HERE!
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  • Proctor Athletics: Varsity Basketball Team Spotlight

    Ben Beinner '21
    Sports Information intern Ben Beinner '21 interviewed captains of the boys' varsity basketball team after week of three hard fought losses. Read this week's team spotlight HERE.
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  • Mike's Notes: The Question of Football

    Mike Henriques
    Rumors on campus swirled, snippets of gossip coalesced into definitive opinions about what decision the school would make around a program that has seen regional numbers decline, our own numbers half from a high-water of 50 student athletes in 2013 to the lean squad of 25 this past season, and growing concerns around health issues. I heard rumors the school was going to axe the program. That football was over. Well…not yet. Not at Proctor. Read Head of School Mike's full post HERE.
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  • Proctor Recognized as High Performance Club

    Scott Allenby
    Proctor Academy and the Proctor Ski Area has been recognized as a High Performance Club by the United States Ski and Snowboard Association. Check out a complete press release on this exciting news HERE
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