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En Garde!

By John McCarthy

Volume 1 Issue 4

January 20, 2021

En Garde!

Original photo by Coach Mary Parisi

Winter sports have been back for two weeks now, and one team in action is our district fencing team. North’s own Ms. Parisi and her squad has already competed in three matches, with two wins against Syosset and Cold Spring Harbor. The team looks very promising, according to Ms. Parisi.

The smart and passionate coach had this comment about the team: “I am very excited to return as head coach of the girls’ district fencing team. From the first ‘en garde’ to the last touch, these ladies truly give their all in practices and competitions. The team has been vigilant in adhering to the new safety protocols this season, and it is truly a pleasure to work with such a responsible and talented group of young ladies. In actuality, fencing strategy can be applied to everyday life, since an important part of the sport is maintaining a safe distance and keeping your mask on! I’m overjoyed to be coaching again and I can’t wait to see how the rest of the season unfolds!”

Here are our own fencers from VS North:

Afira Mahmood (epee, 2 wins)

Marisa Mohan (epee)

Diane Tomax (foil)

Filomena Pereira (foil, 1 win)

Irene Quintero (foil, 2 wins)

Tayler Rochester (sabre, 6 wins)

Congratulations to the girls for the success they’ve had so far! Although no spectators are allowed at matches, I’m sure we will hear great things about our sports teams, especially fencing. The Winter Sports season has much more to it, and we can’t wait to see what will come next. Go Spartans!

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