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2021

News Archive

  • November

    Proctor Athletics: USS/FIS Skiing in Panorama

    Scott Allenby
    As the snow guns blaze at the Proctor Ski Area in anticipation of our students returning to campus, Proctor’s USS/FIS Eastern Ski program continues their two week training camp at Panorama Resort in Panorama, British Columbia. Read more HERE.
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  • Proctor Athletics: NEPSAC Tournament Bids

    Scott Allenby
    Proctor’s fall varsity athletic teams combined for a 32-16-5 record, with both varsity girls soccer and varsity field hockey earning berths in the NEPSAC Class C Tournament. Read more HERE
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  • Stepping Boldly Into the Arena

    Scott Allenby
    This is what end of term art performances and Holderness Day are all about: boldly sharing our hearts and passions and souls with the world. In life, it is easy to avoid the arena, to stay on the sidelines, to avoid risking the emotional vulnerability that lives hand in hand with performing. Read more HERE
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  • Holderness Day: The Power of Rivalries

    Scott Allenby
    At high schools across the country, the final games of the fall athletic season often occur between the fiercest of rivals. Many of these rivalries date back well over a hundred years, evolving over time, but always keeping at the core a mutual respect and healthy competitiveness with the other school. Such is the Proctor // Holderness rivalry. Read more HERE
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  • Team Spotlight: Boys' Varsity Soccer

    Scott Allenby
    After a stellar start to the season that saw the team jump out to a 5-2-2 record midway through October, the injury bug hit the Hornets hard. The last third of the season has been a challenge, but the silver lining of injuries and shuffled lineups is the opportunity to develop young players and provide chances for others to step in and make a difference. Read more HERE
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  • Team Spotlight: Varsity Field Hockey 2021

    Scott Allenby
    Proctor's Varsity Field Hockey Team boasts an 8-3 record heading into the final two weeks of their season. With a core group of seniors leading the way, the Hornets are poised for a NEPSAC postseason birth, but are cherishing each step of the journey along the way. Read more HERE
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  • October

    Proctor Alumni: Max Cobb '83

    Scott Allenby
    Promoted to Executive Director of US Biathlon in 2006 and President and CEO in 2010, Max’s international sport career has blossomed over the past decade, serving as Chair of the International Biathlon Union (IBU) Technical Committee and later on the Executive Board. Read the rest of Max's story HERE!
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  • Team Spotlight: Proctor Crew

    Scott Allenby
    Proctor’s Crew Team has grown from a fledgling sport at Proctor with a few interested students six years ago to a robust program and almost 40 rowers this fall. Read more HERE
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  • Team Spotlight: Girls' Varsity Soccer

    Scott Allenby
    Check out this week's Team Spotlight featuring the Girls' Varsity Soccer team. Loads of great insights from Head Coach Kyle Connolly and captain Brynne Makechnie '22 HERE
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  • Team Spotlight: Varsity Football

    Scott Allenby
    Opening wins over Portsmouth Abbey (31-7) and Canterbury School (19-17) have the Hornets off to a tremendous start to the season. Relying on veteran leadership and new talent, Head Coach Ben Rulli is optimistic about what this group of young people can do as they grow together both on and off the field. Read more HERE!
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  • September

    Team Spotlight: Cross Country

    Scott Allenby
    After a year of mini-meets due to COVID-19, runners and coaches are thrilled to be back among the masses at this fall’s full league meets. With a Lakes Region meet Wednesday afternoon at the Proctor Ski Area, we caught up with senior Colin Shaver ‘22 and coaches Sarah Daney and Scott King to hear about this year’s squad and their goals for the season ahead. Read more HERE
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  • August

    Proctor Athletics: Online Apparel Stores

    Scott Allenby
    Online athletic apparel stores for the fall season will remain open this week at which point the stores will close. Team stores can be found at the links under the "read more" button with specific ordering instructions on the individual team stores. 
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  • Proctor on Snow: Training in August

    Scott Allenby
    The relentless pursuit of training opportunities for athletes has yielded remarkable results on the hill each winter, but the on-snow training is just a small piece of the overall experience afforded these students. Team bonding, dry land training, and cultural immersion are equally important to why our coaches, Athletics Department, and parents support these ventures. Read more HERE
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  • Proctor Alumni: Max Corcoran '90 and the Tokyo Olympics

    Ben Rulli
    From an early age, Max was exposed to riding and the equestrian world in Manchester, Massachusetts. Max's experience at Proctor was one that many of our students encounter, gaining insights on how she learned through the support of talented educators, forging lifelong friendships with classmates, and having fun competing in multiple sports. Read more HERE
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  • Honoring Proctor's Past Through Our Work

    Scott Allenby
    Our challenge as we move into the year ahead: to honor Proctor’s history through our work as we move this school along its arc of existence. We each play a role regardless of our titles -- teachers, coaches, maintenance staff, housekeepers, our dining services team -- and we each shoulder a responsibility to simultaneously do the hard work of building and sustaining community. Read more HERE.
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  • July

    Class of 2021: Pursuing Passions at the Next Level

    Scott Allenby
    The Class of 2021 was filled with talented students, each of whom will pursue their passions in college, professionally, or during a gap year. Check out these members of the class who will either play competitive athletics next year or study a specific art discipline in college and be sure to follow their careers in the years to come! Read more HERE
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  • June

    Proctor USSA/FIS: Laying the Foundation

    Scott Allenby
    Temperatures on campus over the last three days hit 90 degrees with a humidity percentage matching that of a tropical rainforest. The thought of skiing or spending time on snow was about as far from our minds as possible. But that was not the case for the 18 USSA/FIS athletes and four coaches spending ten days training on Mount Hood in Oregon right now. Read more HERE
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  • Team Spotlight: Varsity Softball

    Led by the six members of the Class of 2021, this year's Varsity Softball team found success on the diamond and laid the foundation for the program's future. The coaching staff worked hard daily to teach fundamental skills, hard work, and what it takes to be a great teammate. Head Coach Erica Wheeler '00 shared her insights on the season HERE.
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  • May

    Spring 2021 Athletics Awards

    Scott Allenby
    Athletic seasons do not just happen, especially during Covid-19. Teams navigate adversity, quarantines, injuries, and unexpected challenges. They fall short of goals one day and exceed them the next, and it is this built in uncertainty and the lessons therein that remind us the educational value of sport. Read more HERE.
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  • Team Spotlight: Girls' Varsity Lacrosse

    Ben Rulli
    Led by head coach Jill Jones Grotnes and assistants Kate Austin ‘01 and Karl Methven, the girls' varsity lacrosse team finished the season strong with three straight victories. Read more HERE
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  • Team Spotlight: Varsity Baseball

    Ben Rulli
    Though the spring was not perfect, with a handful of games canceled due to Covid-19 protocols, the team took the positive approach to be thankful for playing games, and competing to the best of their ability, having fun, and being together, capped by a walk-off victory over Tilton in their final home game of the season. Read more HERE.
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  • Team Spotlight: Boys' Varsity Lacrosse 2021

    Ben Rulli
    Over 400 days later, the Proctor Boys’ Lacrosse team retook the field for the first time together. It has been a long-awaited season, but thankfully, the Hornets have been able to compete and reclaim their spring season. Read more HERE
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  • April

    Proctor Athletics: Winter Award Recipients

    Ben Rulli
    As the temperatures continue to increase and the remanence of snow on campus and at the Proctor Ski Area slowly melt away, we reflect on the most unique winter athletic season we have experienced. With athletes donning masks to compete safely, and with the help of coaches, athletic trainers, athletic staff, ski area crew, and peer schools, the winter athletic season was nothing short of a success. Read more HERE.
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  • February

    Team Spotlight: Girls' Varsity Hockey

    Owen Kreisler '23
    During a season unlike any other, Proctor's girls' varsity hockey team has been working hard, improving, and gearing up for its final three games of the season. Read more HERE
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  • Team Spotlight: Boys' Varsity Hockey

    Owen Kreisler '23
    Head Boys’ Varsity Hockey Mike Walsh and Assistant Coach Ian Hamlet are back at the helm and ready to lead the team to another successful season. With nine seniors leading the way, the team is poised to make the most of a shortened season. Read more HERE!
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  • Tradition Matters: Celebrating the Proctor Ski Area

    Scott Allenby
    Proctor is far from a traditional boarding school. Sure, we have traditions, but we are not driven by them. We thrive on evolutions and shifts and changes, recognizing that when we become stagnant as a community, we stop growing as individuals. And yet, now, more than ever, we need tradition. Read more HERE!
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  • Proctor Athletics: Hornets Back in Action!

    Scott Allenby
    Proctor’s athletic teams last took part in interscholastic competitions on November 14. For the past 82 days, our students and coaches have awaited this weekend’s first games and races of the winter athletic season. Check out a preview of this weekend’s games and races, as well as our first video team spotlight of the term HERE.
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  • January

    Fall 2020 Lakes Region All-Stars

    Athletics
    The Fall 2020 athletic season was certainly historic and one that will be remembered for a long time. Thank you to all the athletes, coaches, and trainers for making the season fun, competitive, and safe!
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  • Mike's Notes: Why Skiing?

    Mike Henriques
    It’s part of who we are, part of our history, part of what we move forward. Scraps of the history can be found in the woods behind the football field, a wheel nailed to a maple tree signals the old rope tow. Stories swirl of slope improvement that involve students, dynamite, and a granite stater do-it-yourself mentality. Every institution has legacy, tradition, and it’s important in the current hustle to evolve and to become the new next, legacy is not forgotten. Read more HERE
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