Weekly Highlights

Game Highlights for BFS Athletics 2017-18

Game Highlights for Week of May 8th, 2018

5/8/18

On Monday the BFS Girls Varsity Softball Team Garden 14-2 and 14-9 in a doubleheader at Van Voorhies on a beautiful day. Way to go team!! In Game One BFS jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. Sophomore Nicole A. was back on the hill and she did her thing pitching a gem. Nicole struck out 8 in 4 innings of work, including striking out the side in the second inning. She also made a couple plays fielding her position and tossing over to Amanda B. at first for the put outs. On the offensive side of things Nicole picked up a pair of hits and had a walk, scoring three times. Senior Amanda B. had three walks and scored three runs herself. Fellow seniors Fiona B., Isabel U., and Sophia A. each scored two runs apiece. Junior Alyssa W. had a game high 4 RBI's. Fiona, Isabel, and Sophia each had 2 RBI's. Fiona had a nice double in the 1st inning. Freshmen Mira B-S, Laila O., Sasha I., and Garance S-M also contributed towards the victory. Senior Margaret C. joined us after she finished her exam and sophomore Merry P. got in the game and had some action. Way to go team. Blue Pride!! In Game Two Senior Isabel U. took the mound for the second time of the season. She pitched two very solid innings only allowing one run. BFS got off to another solid offensive start with 5 runs in the first inning, followed by 3 runs in the second inning. Isabel helped herself with two early hits out of the lead off position. Amanda B., Fiona B., Alyssa W., Sasha I., and Garance S-M each had two hits. Fiona had the big hit with a two run homerun during the second inning. Mira B-S had a very nice RBI double in the 4th inning. Fiona led the way going 3 for 3 with a game high 5 RBI's, followed by Garance with 3 RBI's, and Mira with 2 RBI's. Sophia A. and Merry P. picked up their first hits of the season. Amanda B. got back on the hill for the second time this season. And Nicole A. came in closed things out during the final inning. Margaret C. played a solid shortstop. The defender of the game was definitely Mira B-S who played a very strong second base. In the bottom of the first inning her play to close out the inning drew much applause from the BFS Fans. She also closed out the second inning grabbing a line drive out of the air. The team has worked hard all season and brings their Blue Pride energy to each and every practice and game. The last game of the season is scheduled for Thursday. We are all sad to have this season come to an end. #Making Memories. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!!

The BFS MS Boys Baseball Team defeated Friends Seminary 5-2 at Red Hook. BFS avenged an earlier season loss to their friendly rival. This game was highlighted by solid team defense in the field. The outfield showed hustle, which allowed singles to not turn into doubles, and the infield was solid while turning routine plays and more complex pick off moves. Birthday boy Ben W. gave up one earned run and struck out nine en route to the celebratory complete game victory. The offense was led by Charlie B. who had an RBI. Patience at the plate led to base runners and aggressive base running, and capitalizing on errors helped build the lead. Ethan S., Zach D., Elijah S., and Ben W. all scored runs for the Panthers. With two more games left in the season, this gritty bunch looks forward to ending on a high note. Blue Pride!!

5/9/18

On Tuesday the BFS Boys Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Masters School 3-0 (25-18, 25-21, 25-19) in the upper gym. BFS played well rounded match. It was the final home game of the season. Thanks to all the fans who attended the game to cheer on BFS. The team continued demonstrating its understanding of the rotation and the importance of staying focused and aggressive throughout the match. As the Panthers get ready for the playoffs, the team is starting to gain confidence even though they have had some setbacks due to injuries and illnesses. BFS hopes to have their full squad healthy and available for the upcoming playoffs. The Team will compete in the ACIS Playoffs on Friday versus Berkeley Carroll at BC at 4:15pm. Blue Pride!!

5/11/18

The BFS MS Boys Baseball Team defeated Browning 7-2 at Randalls Island. The team won their second straight game on a beautiful day out on Island. Charlie B. composed himself after a rocky start to strike out six and allow one earned run as he picked up the complete game victory. The offense was led by Ethan S. and his two RBI's. Charlie B. helped his cause with an RBI single. Zach D., Elijah S., Will M., Ben W, and Fox K. all crossed home plate. The team wraps up the season tomorrow against Berkeley Carroll. Blue Pride!!

5/12/18

On Friday the BFS Boys Varsity Volleyball Team lost to Berkeley Carroll 3-0 (10-25, 16-25, 19-25) in the ACIS Semifinals to close out the athletic school year. BFS put up a good effort, but Berkeley Carroll played an outstanding match from start to finish to secure the victory and advance in the playoffs. The Panthers never got fully going. Even though BFS made some progress from set to set, it wasn't enough against a very strong competitive opponent. The young BFS team had a very good learning experience this season, as we they as a team, and learned the various components of the game. We look forward to building up our team and keep representing BFS in the future.

Best of luck to Justin W., our only senior, as he moves up and onto college. And our juniors Oliver S-P, Jakob B., Sean W., Keith H., Otto B., and Tenzin C., our sophomore Aja M. and Mazai A-W, and our lone freshmen Nick M. as they continue to represent BFS next year. Special thanks to Coach Tiffany, who showed great support on the sidelines, and our wonderful team managers Lucy, Maxine, and Charlotte, who were always willing to help out during home and away matches....Blue Pride!!

See you next year....

Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!!

Game Highlights for Week of April 30th, 2018

5/1/18

On Monday the BFS MS Boys Baseball Team defeated Saint Ann's 7-2 at Dyker Park in the shadows of the Verrazano Bridge. It was another cold and rainy spring day. BFS used another last inning comeback for the second straight game and split the season series with Saint Ann's. Ben W. pitched another gem, allowing one earned run and striking out nine en route to the victory. Down 2-1 in the top of the sixth, the Panthers sparked a six run rally to go up for good. Will M. and Baurice K. led the offense with 2 RBI's a piece, and Elijah S. and Zach D. added one RBI each. This team has had some slow starts, but continues to grind to the final out and have provided some exciting baseball this season. Blue Pride!!

5/2/18

On Tuesday the BFS MS Girls Softball Team defeated UNIS 7-4 at beautiful Bush Terminal field. It was the best day of the spring weather wise so far. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!


Game Highlights for Week of April 23rd, 2018

4/24/18

On Monday the BFS MS Boys Baseball Team defeated UNIS 5-1 at Marine Park. The team picked up its first win of the season as all the run scoring came in the final inning. BFS got the bats cracking en route to the victory. Ben W. led the way from the mound, striking out seven while pitching a complete game one hitter. Way to go Ben. After threatening to score in the third inning, the scoreless tie was broken in the top of the fourth as the BFS offense exploded for five runs on five hits in the fourth inning. Ethan S. started the onslaught when an error led to a home run. Will M. added an RBI double to the mix, while Zach D. stole home with some aggressive base running. Charlie B. And Fox K. Also knocked in runs. Way to go team!! The team looks to keep it going on Friday as they hit the road against Staten Island Academy on the Island. Blue Pride!

The BFS Boys Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Saint Ann's 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-16) in the upper gym. The team was focused throughout the match, and overcame another very competitive opponent. BFS played very consistent from the first set, controlling the pace of the game, and securing the match in three straight sets. It was another great learning experience for our young and inexperienced squad. We are starting to understand what it takes to play volleyball consistently, from beginning to end...Blue Pride!!

4/28/18

On Friday the BFS Boys Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Staten Island Academy 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-16) in the upper gym. Thanks to all the fans who attended the game to cheer on BFS. The team did not disappoint the great home crowd. The boys volleyball team is starting to shape up as they head towards the last three games of the season. Everyone on the team is embracing their role, and as they continue to show improvement. BFS played one of its most consistent matches of the season, showing great communication and great movement as a unit. Blue Pride!!

Game Highlights for Week of April 16th, 2018

4/16/18

The BFS Spring Athletic Teams competed and represented on and off the field. Blue Pride Runs Deep Friends Forever!!

Game Highlights for Week of April 9th, 2018

4/10/18

On Monday the BFS Boys Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Churchill 3-0 (25-8, 25-10, 25-16 on the road. Congrats to the team. The team continues looking more comfortable while making some progress during game situations. BFS played a consistent game, showing a better understanding of the rotation and teamwork. We look forward to our next match against Berkeley Carroll in our first home league game of the season. Blue Pride!!

4/12/18

On Wednesday the BFS Boys Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Berkeley Carroll 3-0 (25-22, 27-25, 25-17 in the upper gym. Today the team showed great pride representing BFS in our first league game of the season, defeating a strong BC Team. 3-0. It was total team effort, where everybody stayed focused and played with a great level of intensity...Blue Pride

The BFS MS Girls Softball Team opened up their season and defeated their friendly rival Friends Seminary 4-3 in dramatic fashion with a walk off home run at Van Voorhies. Summer came early as BFS' own Summer G. lined a 2 run Home Run down the left field line that ended up going all the way to the wall. Oh what a feeling...WOW!! The Team looked great out on the field pitching, catching, fielding, and then of course hitting. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!! Way to go Girls. Congrats tot he Team, Program, and Coaches. Thanks to the Fans. Blue Pride!!

4/14/18

The BFS MS Boys Baseball Team played to a 5-5 tie against Avenues at Marine Park. It was the nicest day of the spring so far. Ben W. took the mound and pitched a solid game, striking out nine batters, and picking off two base runners. Zach D., Kai S., and Jones M-R led the offense with one RBI each. Down two runs in the last inning, the team rallied by using discipline at the plate to get timely walks and aggressive base running to put BFS in position to score the runs needed to end the game in a tie. Everyone played hard and competed to the last out. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!


Game Highlights for Week of April 2nd, 2018

4/6/18

On Thursday the BFS Boys Varsity Volleyball Team defeated York Prep 3-2 (26-24, 17-25, 19-25, 25-22, 15-13 on the road in the opening match of the season. Congrats to the Team picking up the exciting win in their first game of the season. The team has shown lots of grit and determination, to start the season with 3 scrimmage victories against Kew Forest, LFNY, UNIS, and a win against York Prep. It has been a fun and challenging roller coster ride so far, as the players get used to their new roles and responsibilities. Every game played has been a great learning experience for our young squad, preparing the team for our upcoming league games. As the season progresses, the athletes continue improving their understanding of the game. Blue Pride!!

Game Highlights for Week of February 19th, 2018

2/22/18

On Wednesday the BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team lost to Loyola 62-29 in the opening round of the NYSAIS Tournament. Congrats to the Team on making the tournament. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!! Blue Pride!!

Game Highlights for Week of February 12th, 2018

2/13/18

On Monday the BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated York Prep 64-41 in the ISAL Semifinals in the lower gym. The Panthers hosted York Prep at home in front of excited and packed gym. BFS Fans witnessed the first home playoff Boys Varsity game in over 15 years. And saw a great performance put forth by the Panthers. Leading the way in this game was the brilliant shooting of junior guard Oliver S-P hitting 5 threes and finishing with a team high of 18 points. Fellow juniors played exceptionally well, Kwesi S. was explosive with 16 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 blocks, and 2 assists. And junior in Jailen L. scored 13 points, had 4 rebounds, and picked up 3 steals. Starting Sophomore Finn S. scored 10 points and chipped in with 3 rebounds and 3 blocks. The Panthers are gearing up to play in their second consecutive ISAL Championship Game. This years game will be played at Leman Prep against the winner of Churchill at 5:30pm. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Basketball Team lost to York Prep 64-30 in the ISAL Semifinals at York Prep. Congrats to the Team for making the playoffs for the second straight season. The team looks to continue to grow and develop. They'll be back. Looking forward to next season. Blue Pride!!

2/14/18

On Tuesday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Leman Prep 35-29 in the ISAL Semifinals at Leman Prep. The Panthers came to play today. BFS stayed on task all game as everyone worked and contributed to the playoff victory. BFS found themselves up 30-18 late and were able to withstand a LMP run which got to within three points. The team stepped up and everyone is excited to be heading back to the ISAL Championship Game. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!!

2/15/18

On Wednesday the BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team traveled to the city to take on Churchill in the ISAL Championship Game at Leman Prep. The team came up just short as they lost 61-60. Congrats to the team, players, and coaches on a great season. On Saturday the team will found out the details for their State Tournament Game next week. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys & Girls Varsity Swim Team participated in an ISAL Championship Meet @ Leman Prep. The blue pride spirit was in full swing as we cheered each swimmer on. We look forward to continuing to grow the team and the program. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

2/16/18

On Thursday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team traveled to the city to take on Garden in the ISAL Championship Game at Leman Prep. The team came up just short as they lost 58-55. Congrats to the team, players, and coaches on a great season. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys & Girls Swim Team participated in an ISAL Meet @ Leman Prep. The blue pride spirit was in full swing as we cheered each swimmer on. We look forward to continuing to grow the team and the program. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

Game Highlights for Week of February 5th, 2018

2/6/18

On Monday the BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated BHMS 5926-40 in the lower gym. The team extended their home winning streak, it was also the teams 10th win of the season. The scoring was led by two eighth graders Xavier G. with 14 points, Charlie B. had 11 points, while seventh grader Khari M. chipped in with 8 points. The offense flowed for the entire game as the team had 11 of the 12 total players dressed who participated scored at least two points. After a practice day on Tuesday the team will close out their schedule with back to back games on Wednesday and Thursday versus Packer and Bay Ridge Prep respectively. Blue Pride!!

2/7/18

On Tuesday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Staten Island Academy 63-47 in the lower gym. Blue Pride!!

2/8/18

On Wednesday the BFS Girls Varsity Basketball Team defeated Rudolf Steiner 34-13 in the lower gym. The Girls played themselves into the ISAL Playoffs today with their victory. They pressured the opponent early and often, and successfully scored baskets while denying and protecting the rim on defense. Sophomore Libby S. led the way and buoyed the offense with all of her teammates chipping in to assist. The team will finish the regular season tomorrow on the road as they travel to Westchester. Then they will prep and prepare for the upcoming playoffs. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Rudolf Steiner 52-30 in the lower gym. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys & Girls Varsity Swim Team participated in an ISAL Meet @ Leman Prep. The blue pride spirit was in the air as we cheered each swimmer on. We look forward to the next meet. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

2/9/18

On Thursday the BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep 59-?56 in the lower gym. It was a dramatic come from behind victory in front of a great BFS home crowd. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever. The team closed out its season on a winning note and improved its final record to 11-5. the team did very well on its home court this season. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Basketball Team defeated FASNY 40-39 in the lower gym. The team traveled to Westchester and closed out its regular season in exciting fashion.

The girls battled in one of the toughest games in the season, losing a key player to injury the late 2nd quarter. Trailing and fighting back to take a six point lead into the 4th quarter with 2:29 left in the game. FASNY was relentless fighting to get with one point before BFS finally closed out things out by breaking the FASNY pressure defense winning by a point. The girls are excited to carry the momentum and participate in the ISAL Playoffs on Monday on the road. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Grace 50-45 in the lower gym. The team closed out its regular season with another victory to improve to 16-5 overall. The boys are excited to carry the seasons momentum into the playoffs and participate in the ISAL Semifinal Game on Monday at BFS. Blue Pride!!

The BFS US Squash Team participated in a match against Avenues at the Eastern Athletic Health Club. Looking forward to the next match. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

Game Highlights for Week of January 29th, 2018

1/30/18

On Monday the BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated York Prep 47-40 in the lower gym. The team continued their fine play. The game was a tight affair throughout, with their opponent running a full court press early and often. The Panthers were led by there leading scorer Alex B. (8th) with 20 points,. Fellow eighth grader Ben W. had his best game of the year, an 11 point effort. The team will close out the week with home games on Thursday and Friday against Churchill and Friends Seminary. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated York Prep 65-36 on the road. The Boys were back in action hoping to keep their winning streak alive against long time ISAL rival York Prep. BFS came out ready to play as they only allowed nine points in the first half. This was a complete team effort as contributions from starters and bench players helped to secure the victory. Blue Pride!!

2/1/18

On Wednesday the BFS Boys & Girls Varsity Swim Team participated in an ISAL Meet @ Leman Prep. With midterms out the way, the swimmers were able to concentrate solely on their events. In the 200 IM relay the the girls were able to move from 3rd place to 2nd place as Loane B. was able to secure the 2nd place position. In the 100 freestyle event, the girls and boys both placed 1st and 3rd in their heats, Loane and Logan H. came in first, while Clara H. and Renzy M-Y placed 3rd. At this meet everyone improved their times. The blue pride spirit was in the air as we cheered each swimmer on. We look forward to the next meet. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

2/2/18

On Thursday the BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Churchill 58-41 in the lower gym. The team extended their impressive home winning streak. The team was led by a combination of seventh and eighth graders. The eighth graders were led by Alex B. with 11 points, Charlie B. with 9 points, and Ben W. with 8 points. The seventh grade scoring was led by Jackson B. who had 9 points. The team closes out the week on Friday with a game against Friend Seminary at home. Everyone is looking forward to this battle of the Quakers on a Friday afternoon at the Quaker Dome. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated FASNY 61-47 on the road. The team traveled to Weschester to take on their opponent. The Panthers were looking to bounce back after two tough losses in a row, including a triple overtime loss on Monday. The ream was ready to get back in the win column. Junior Kwesi S. was the spark plug scoring 16 of his 18 points in the 2nd half along with 7 rebounds and 2 assists. Sophomore scorer Ty S. came off the bench and scored 13 points. There were great all around performances by sophomore Finn S. and junior Jailen L. Finn scored 12 points with 5 rebounds and 5 steals. Jailen had 11 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steal, and 2 assists. Junior Kobe C. also played well on both ends of the court. He scored 9 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists, and 2 blocks. The Panthers clinched the regular season title and the number one seed heading into the ISAL playoffs. With winning the regular season title, the Panthers will receive the automatic bid to the state tourney. Blue Pride!!

2/3/18

On Friday the BFS Boys Basketball Team defeated LREI 83-61 on the road. The Panthers were looking to build off their victory vs FASNY as they faced off versus LREI in the city to close out their ISAL League Schedule. The team picked up its 15th win of the season and improved its overall record to an impressive 15-4 (11-1 in ISAL). BFS won in its highest scoring game of the season 84-62, including 72 points through three quarters. This was one of my most balanced attacks in years by the team. Eleven players scored, while eight players scored five points or more. The leading scorer was junior Oliver S-P with 16 points. He was supported by his fellow classmates Kwesi S. and Luca J, who both scored 13 points. Sophomores Ty S. scored 10 and Finn S. scored 6 points. Juniors Jailen L. and Zain O. both scored 6 points. Sophomore Jack B. and junior Jacob H. scored 3 points a piece. And senior Devante D. scored 3 points. The team looks to continue to build on its very strong season as it gears up for another playoff run. This one will include a state tourney berth. Congrats on being ISAL League Champions! Blue Pride all the way!!

Game Highlights for Week of January 22nd, 2018

1/23/18

On Monday the BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Rudolf Steiner 60-19 on the road. The wins keep coming for the team. They traveled to the city to take on and came away with another victory to extend their winning streak to three straight games. The team now has an overall 6-2 record. The team was led offensively by Alex B. (8th), who scored a very efficient 23 points. Charlie B. (8th) scored 7 points and three other players were tied with 6 points a piece. The most inspiring play came from two seventh graders. William M. who played inspired defense and was very active on both ends of the court. And fellow seventh grader Fox K. scored his first points of the season and pulled in eight rebounds. Way to go team! Next up another road game tomorrow, this time against LREI. Blue Pride!!

1/25/18

On Wednesday the BFS Boys & Girls Varsity Swim Team participated in an ISAL Meet @ Leman Prep. A few of our swimmers couldn’t compete at this week’s meet, with the added stress of their midterms, but the ones who did came out showed their improvement, not just in performance, but in self-confidence, and awareness. They expect a great deal of themselves, so I’m confident that any missteps that they may of made today will only make them greater tomorrow. Student-Athletes Clara H. surprised herself, coming second in her heat for 100m backstroke, Logan H. came first in his heat for 50m freestyle, Mazai A-W's dive for the 100m breastroke was beautiful, and Clara, Sonia S., and Loanne B. all performed excellently in their 50m freestyle. The blue pride spirit was in the air as we cheered each swimmer on. We look forward to the next meet. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

1/26/18

On Thursday the BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Garden 54-15 in the lower gym. The team rebounded from its last game, a league loss on the road. The undermanned Panthers used suffocating defense, good passing, and excellent spacing to overwhelm the much taller Garden squad. Eight of the 13 players that participated in the game recorded at least two points. The team was led by Khari M. (7th) with 11 points, Xavier G. (8th) with 10, Alex B. (8th) with 9 points on a perfect 4 for 4 shooting from the field, and Sean K. (7th) with 8 points. Late in the game some of the reserves that don’t get a lot of minutes got some extended time. The reserves continued the great play and Fox K. (7th) brought the crowd to its feet with his first three pointer of the season. Way to go! On Monday the Panthers try to make it two in a row when face off against league opponent York Prep, who visit the Panthers Den here at BFS. Blue Pride!!

The BFS US Squash Team participated in a match against Grace Church at the Eastern Athletic Health Club. Looking forward to the next match. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

1/27/18

On Friday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 78-5 in the lower gym. The team started the game very slowly, going down by 10 points early in the first quarter, before picking up their intensity and finishing the first quarter down only three, 15 - 18. BFS continued their aggressive and high energy play in the second quarter and created a lot of steals as a result. Although the team went into halftime with a slender lead because of sloppy turnovers and missed layups. In the second half the team started to pull away as they eliminated unnecessary turnovers and finished at the rim. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

Game Highlights for Week of January 15th, 2018

1/17/18

On Tuesday the BFS MS Girls Basketball Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 21-14 on the road. The Lady Panthers returned from winter break with an energized spirit and renewed mindset. They applied this energy in today’s game against their opponent in the city. All players saw action in both the first and second halves. Contributions were made by each student-athlete from loose ball recoveries, rebounding, and overall hustle. As our first win of the season, this game represents a benchmark that has been set and they look forward to surpassing as the season continues. Martine F. scored the majority of the points and led the team in action and spirit. It was great team victory. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever....Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

1/18/18

On Wednesday the BFS MS Girls Basketball Team defeated Rudolf Steiner 31-8 on the road. The Lady Panthers made it two in a row. The Panthers endured a quick turnaround from last night’s win, and brought that same focus and intensity to today’s game. All players saw large amounts of court time, and contributed in various ways. It seems the Panthers are beginning to see the fruits of their sweat and hard work as this season continues in a positive direction. The team is looking forward to their next game. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever....Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Basketball Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Leman Prep 51-40 on the road. The team ran with the bulls and continued its winning ways. Playing against a new league team that was by far our strongest opponent, the JV boys started slow and fell into a deep hole trailing 13-3 in the first quarter. But led by freshman guard Jaylen M. with 21 points and fellow freshman center Nicholas M. with 10 points and 11 boards, the JV Panthers fought back to pick up the victory. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

1/19/18

On Thursday the BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 69-48 in the the lower gym. The Panthers continued their fantastic at home in front of a capacity crowd. It was a total team affair that saw ten players score, three of which scored in double figures. The team was led by Xavier G. (8th) who scored a team high 16 points in the win. Alex B. (8th) and Charlie B. (8th) each scored 11 points. Next up for the team they face their busiest stretch of the season. Starting Monday they will play three games in four days, including back to back games to start the week. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep 47-35 in the the lower gym. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS US Squash Team participated in a match against Saint Ann's at the Eastern Athletic Health Club. Looking forward to the next match. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

1/20/18

On Friday the BFS Girls Varsity Basketball Team defeated Mary McDowell Friends School 42-29 in the lower gym in front of a wonderful crowd. 69-48 in the the lower gym. It was a tough game against an evenly match opponent. This has become a very "Friendly" rivalry. The team welcomed back their starting center Salma M., which moved forward Libby S. back into her natural power forward position, to play along side fellow forward Kasey J. BFS forced crucial turnovers late in the game open up a lead and go on to the victory. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Mary McDowell Friends School 64-57 in the lower gym in front of a wonderful crowd in an exciting environment. This game was a battle between first and second place in the ISAL.To start the game, the Panthers jumped out to a 10-2 start. Junior Jailen L. led the charge and had one of his most complete games with 13 points, grabbed 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 8 steals, and 5 blocks. Sophomore Finn S. scored 12 points, had 10 rebounds, 4 assists, and picked up 5 steals. Fellow juniors in Kobe C. and Kwesi S. (in limited minutes due to foul trouble) also played a big role. Kobe scored 8 points, had 6 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, and 2blocks. While Kwesi scored 8 points, had 6 rebounds, and 3 blocks. The bench played a critical role as well led by 6th man sophomore Ty S. He scored 10 points, picked up 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals. Junior Zain O. also played well with 5 points, 2 assists, and a steal. Junior Oliver S-P scored 5 points, had 3 assists, and 3 steals. The packed gym was treated to good one on a Friday evening. BFS remains undefeated in ISAL league play at 9-0. The teams overall record is an impressive 13-2. Blue Pride!!

Game Highlights for Week of January 8th, 2018

1/10/18

On Tuesday the BFS Girls Varsity Basketball Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep 47-15 on the road to kick off the new year. It was great to start the new year with a victory. The girls came out with a burning desire to get back on the winning track. Early jumpers by freshman Victoria L. and strong inside play by sophomore Libby S. laid a foundation for a fluid offense. The ball flowed evenly throughout the game allowing for easy baskets. And the team played solid defense throughout. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated LREI 69-39 in the lower gym to kick off the new year. After a long winter break, the Panthers were back in action defending their home court. LREI was looking for revenge after we came into their house and came away with the win last month. But, in the end the after a close first half the Panthers came away with the win from a balanced attack from our front and back courts. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated LREI 54-42 in the lower gym to kick off the new year. The Panthers were led by junior Kwesi S. who scored a game high 22 points. Sophomore Jack B. scored 16 points. Junior Jailen L. scored 9 points and played terrific defense. The Panthers trailed the whole first half as they went into the locker room down 25-23. To start the 3rd quarter, Kwesi jump started the team scoring 8 points of his team high 22 points in the 3rd quarter. It was a gritty victory for BFS. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

1/11/18

On Wednesday the BFS Boys & Girls Varsity Swim Team participated in an ISAL Meet @ Leman Prep. This was the teams first meet back from the winter break.The team took part in the short course meet. The atmosphere was great as everyone was excited to get back in the pool and compete. And compete is what BFS did, as they swam their best. On the boys side we were extremely proud of Gabe D. gave his all despite not being a 100 percent. He swam the 200 IM relay, 50 freestyle, and 200 freestyle relay. On the girls side we were are also proud of Besty A. who jumped into action and competed in the 50 freestyle and placed 2nd in her heat. The blue pride spirit was in the air as we cheered each swimmer on. We look forward to the next meet. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

1/12/18

On Thursday the BFS US Squash Team participated in a match against Leman Prep at the Eastern Athletic Health Club. Looking forward to the next match. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Dwight 44-33 in the lower gym, their first game back after the winter break. The team was led in scoring by Alex B. (8th) with 13 points, Khari M. (7th) had 8 points, and Xavier G. (8th) added 7 points. Jackson B. (7th) and Ben W. (8th) chipped in and each scored 6 points. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Churchill 61-50 on the road. The team traveled to the city to face Churchill in a battle between 1st and 2nd place in the ISAL league. The Panthers were led by Sophomore Finn S. who had 14 points. Fellow sophomores In Jack B. and Ty S. scored 13 points a piece. Jack started the game with 10 points in the first quarter alone. The sophomores in this game scored a combined 40 of the Panthers 61 total points. Junior Kwesi S. scored 9 points, grabbed 12 rebounds, had 4 steals, and 3 blocks. Junior Kobe C. also scored 9 points and picked up 6 rebounds. The Panthers remain undefeated in the ISAL League. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Churchill 54-25 on the road. Another league game for BFS. Their first meeting was a close one in which BFS came away with the victory. Just like their first meeting it was another close one throughout the first half. With contributions from the ENTIRE team, the JV Panthers came away with the win. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

1/13/18

The BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Saint Ann's 58-24 in the lower gym. BFS had a balanced scoring attack throughout finishing with four players in double digits. They were led by Jackson B. with 14 points. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated BWL 61-54 on the road. The team continued its winning ways against one of the top teams in the league. The Panthers are now a very impressive 12-1 on the season. In a well balanced attack, the leading scorer was sophomore guard Ty S. with 11 points. Supporting him were juniors Luca J. with 10 points and 3 rebounds and Kobe C. had a strong performance with 10 points (including two three pointers), 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 and steals. Kwesi S., Jack B., and Finn S. each had 6 points, while Jailen L. scored 5 points and Jacob H. had 4 points. Sophomore Zain O. chipped in with 3 points and 3 assists. It was a complete team effort in this victory. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated FASNY 54-25 on the road. The team continued its winning ways. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

Game Highlights for Week of December 18th, 2017

12/19/17

On Monday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated LREI 58-49 on the road. The team remained undefeated in the league and improved its overall record to 7-1. After suffering their first loss last week, the Panthers were back in action today and came out on top. BFS started a little flat today and found themselves down early. But with the return of of point guard Coby W. and the strong play of our centers Aja M. and Nicholas M., BFS was able to keep pace and eventually take the lead. Special recognition goes to Ryan B-H who stole the show with 12 points, 4 assists, and 15 rebounds. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Saint Ann's 2-1 on the road. The team took to the court at local rival Saint Ann’s. Touting a 1-1 record, the boys have not quite figured out their identity as a team yet. With a close loss coming in their season opener and a blow-out win in their second game, they have yet to show consistency. As for Game three, coach Jake could not have been happier at the start of the game. The team played suffocating defense and allowed just 1 point in the first seven minutes. They lead 15-1 after the first quarter. Saint Ann’s found their game in the second quarter and cut the halftime deficit to ten at 19-9. The third and fourth quarters went back and fourth but BFS never relinquished their double digit lead and won the game comfortably. There were a few stand out performances by four young men in particular. For the second straight game Xavier G. shot the ball extremely well. Charlie B. made his presence felt with good shooting, poise, passing, and leadership. Sean K. was extremely impactful in the game, particularly on the defensive boards. His determination to box out and bring in rebounds energized the team and started many fast breaks. And finally the largest contributor was one of our youngest players. Khari M. was thrust into large minutes with the absence of the team’s starting point guard. And immediately took control of the action. Making big shots, timely/smart passes and leading the break. It was definitely a breakout performance by Khari. Way to go team.

12/20/17

On Thursday the BFS US Squash Team participated in a match against LFNY at the Eastern Athletic Health Club. Looking forward to the next match. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

12/19/17

On Monday the BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated BHMS 60-42 on the road. The Panthers improved their overall record to 9-1. Junior Kwesi C-S led all scorers with 15 points. Fellow junior Luca J. scored 13 points. While sophomore Ty S. scored 9 points, all in the 3rd quarter. The Panthers led 30-23 at half time. Then the team went on a 23-5 run during the 3rd quarter to take control of the game. It was balanced scoring for the game from the Panthers. Jailen L. scored 7 points, Finn S. and Oliver S-P each scored 6 points. The Panthers remain undefeated in the ISAL League at 5-0 at sit a top first place. Blue Pride!!

The BFS US Swim Team participated in a match against Packer at the St. Francis College Pool. Looking forward to the next match. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

Game Highlights for Week of December 11th, 2017

12/12/17

On Monday the BFS Girls Varsity Basketball Team defeated Dwight 37-20 in the lower gym. The team played a consistent game throughout averaging nine points a quarter. Buoyed by Salma M, in the center, the players were able to move the ball throughout sharing the scoring evenly with 5 players scoring 4 or more points. The team seems to be rounding into shape, hopefully this can be a springboard for continued success. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Dwight 51-33 on the road. The BFS Panthers were back in action after the long weekend. In a game plagued by injuries BFS was able to pull out the victory. Key contributions came from the sophomores, Harrison K. had 11 points and Jesse I. had 2 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals. The Panthers improved to 6-0. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Churchill 54-53 in the lower gym. The BFS Panthers were back in action after the long weekend. It was close game throughout. The Panthers improved to 8-0. Blue Pride!!

12/14/17

On Wednesday the BFS Boys & Girls Varsity Swim Team participated in an ISAL Meet @ Leman Prep. Everyone got to the meet with butterflies in their bellies about racing such long distances, but they rose above their fears and gave it everything they had! At today's meet, we’re especially proud of Avery L. who took first in the 200m IM, and of the girls’ 400m freestyle relay team for taking second place. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

12/15/17

On Thursday the BFS US Squash Team participated in a match against Birch Wathen Lenox at the Eastern Athletic Club. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

12/16/17

On Friday the BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Friends Seminary 81-19 on the road. BFS was led by Alex B. and Xavier G. with 20 points a piece. Charlie B. added 15 of his own. BFS came out of the gates hot, hitting their first several shots. The team started the game up 15-1 and never looked back. Despite the victory, they're focused on improving for the next game as they go right into Monday against local rival Saint Ann, followed by Tuesday's game against Berkeley Carroll.

Game Highlights for Week of December 4th, 2017

12/5/17

On Monday the BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 65-61 in the lower gym. The team improved their record to a very impressive 6-0. The Panthers best start in over 10 years. BFS was led by sophomore Ty S. who had 18 points and 3 rebounds. Junior Kwesi S. scored 14 points and 5 rebounds before fouling out. Luca J. scored 9 points and 3 rebounds before fouling out. Jailen L. scored 8 points, had 5 assists, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals. Sophomore Finn S. had 4 points and 4 rebounds. Fellow sophomore Jack B. scored 4 points and 5 assists. Junior Kobe C chipped in with 7 points, 10 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 assists. The Panthers jumped out to a 19-10 first quarter lead. Then the game was going back and forth with the Panthers pulling away late and giving them the thrilling victory in front of their home crowd. BFS remains undefeated this season. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Birtch Wathen Lenox 61-35 on the road. It was a decisive victory. The team improved its record to 4-0 and remained undefeated. Missing our starting point guard due to illness it would talk a team effort to fill his shoes. Led by our freshman guard Jaylen M. with 19 points and our big man Nicholas M. grabbed 13 rebounds. Blue Pride!!

12/6/17

On Wednesday the BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated LFNY 55-43 on the road. The team won a thriller in front of the home crowd. BFS found itself down seven points with 1:36 to play, but the Panthers were able to knock down two three pointers followed by a cutting lay up and a game winning free throw. Junior Kwesi S. led all scorers with 20 points, while grabbing 10 rebounds. The only other panther in double Sophomore guard Ty S. had 10 points (including a key three pointer). Junior Luca J. scored 7 points (including a key three pointer), had 12 rebounds, and 5 steals. Kwesi knocked down a free throw with 3.4 seconds left to give BFS the lead. Then the Panthers turned over the ball and gave Churchill one last shot, that came up short. The Panthers survived and remain unbeaten on the season at 7-0. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Churchill 67-61 in the lower gym. The team improved its record to an impressive 5-0. Blue Pride!!

The BFS US Squash Team participated in a match against Browning at the Harmonie Club in the city. BFS had nine team members participate, 6 from the boy's team and 3 from the girls team. Despite the absence of our 2 top players, BFS did an amazing job in rallying the team by playing with confidence and showing their blue pride. Several members of the team were playing for the first time and approached all of their matches with maturity and enthusiasm. It was also evident that many of our players from last year's skill levels have increased as they were able to make corrections on their own during the matches and upon review could identify areas where they needed further improvement. It has been amazing to see such growth and gains from our players since last year. Coach feels confident that if they keep playing at this level there will be a significant improvement for the remainder of the season. Looking forward to the next match. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys & Girls Varsity Swim Team participated in an ISAL Meet @ Leman Prep. The BFS swimmers embanked on their first swim meet of the season. They were all anxious and eager to participate. This swim meet only consisted of relays, BFS competed in the 200 IM, 200 Backstroke, 200 Breaststroke, and 400 Freestyle relay. The Girls team placed second and the Boys team placed 3rd. The camaraderie among the swimmers was evident. The blue pride spirit was in the air as we cheered each swimmer on. We look forward to a great season. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

Game Highlights for Week of November 27th, 2017

11/28/17

On Monday the BFS Girls Varsity Basketball Team defeated Garden 42-16 on the road in their season opener. The BFS Girls Varsity got out to an early lead of 4 points, 7-3 after one quarter of play, and never looked back. They gained confidence and momentum along the way. The team started scoring baskets in droves. Each basket seemed to build confidence in their play. Led by the dominate play of Victoria Lopez who had a series of layups. The offense seem to fortify the defense that took the girls onto victory. Blue Pride!!

11/29/17

On Tuesday the BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep 70-53 in the lower gym. The team has opened up their season 3-0. The Panthers were led by juniors Kobe C., Jailen L., and Kwesi S. Kobe had a team high 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 2 assists. Jailen scored 16 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 blocks. Kwesi scored 12 points, 10 rebounds, 4 blocks, and 2 steals. Sophomore Finn S. started the game and scored 8 points, grabbed 7 rebounds, and picked up 2 steals. Fellow sophomore Jack B. scored 11 points and 3 had assists. The Panthers never trailed the game. Next up will be a home game versus league opponent York Prep which will be a rematch of last years championship game where the Panthers won. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep 31-25 on the road. After the Fall Break, the team returned to action against Bay Ridge Prep. This was a close game throughout. The score was 12-8 at halftime in favor of BRP, it was clear that this was gonna be a long and hard fought game. Led by freshman guard Jaylen M. with 10 Points and sophomore captain Coby W. with 6 assists, the BFS Panthers were able to come from behind and pull out the road victory. Blue Pride!!

11/30/17

On Thursday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated York Prep 49-46 in the lower gym. It was a rematch of last years ISAL Championship Game. This was slated to be a great game from the start, and that is just what it was. Both teams played extremely well. At halftime BFS found themselves down 29-22. BFS worked hard to climb back for the victory. Big contributions came from the BFS backcourt of Jaylen M., 22 points and Coby W. 12 assists. Notable mention goes to the BFS frontcourt of Aja M., Johnathan L., Nicholas M. and Henry L. Freshman guard Jaylen M. made the final three pointer to put BFS ahead and give the team the exciting win in front of the home crowd. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Basketball Team defeated York Prep 48-42 in the lower gym. It was a rematch of last years ISAL Championship Game. This was a great game. Both teams played extremely well. BFS had a gutty performance and improved to 4-0. The Panthers were led by juniors Kwesi C-S who had 18 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists, and Kobe C. who had 4 points, 11 rebounds, 6 steals, and 4 assists. They caused havoc on both ends of the court. The sophomore trio also played a big role in the Panther's victory, Ty S. scored 10 points and had 2 steals, Jack B. scored all 7 of his points in the 4th quarter and picked up 4 steals and 3 assists, while Finn S. grabbed 7 rebounds. Junior Jailen L. played terrifically on both ends with their unselfish play on offensive and tenacity on defense. He scored 7 points, grabbed 7 rebounds, and a picked up a steal. Blue Pride!!

12/2/17

On Friday the BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated FASNY 71-44 at St. Francis College. The crowd really enjoyed the teams play. BFS Boys Varsity has opened up their season with an impressive 5-0 start. Their best start in over 10 years. BFS jumped out to a 19-7 first quarter lead and never looked back. Two minutes into the 3rd quarter, FASNY cut the lead to 9, but the panthers jumped out and went on a 28-7 run to end the quarter. The Panthers were led by juniors Luca J. who had 16 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals and Kwesi C-S who had 12 points (including a dunk) and 5 rebounds. Sophomore Finn S. had 8 points and 6 rebounds. Sophomore Ty S. and Jack B. each scored 7 points. Junior Jacob H. scored 4 points and picked up 4 rebounds. Junior Jailen L. contributed with 2 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds, and 4 steals. Fellow junior Kobe C. chipped in with 5 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals, 2 assists. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

Game Highlights for Week of November 20th, 2017

11/21/17

On Monday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Saint Ann's 56-38 on the road in their season opener. The team was led by freshman guard Jaylen M. with 19 points and fellow freshman center Nicholas M. 10 points and 11 rebounds. The season is young but it looks promising for the Junior Panthers this season. It was a great way to tip off the season coming off last years championship season. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Saint Ann's 73-64 on the road in their season opener. The Panthers were led by junior Kwesi S., who had a team high 24 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals including 2 high flying dunks. Sophomores Ty S. and Finn S. came off the bench and scored 12 points and 7 points respectively. Junior Jailen L. although only scoring just 4 points played a major role with his defense as he tallied 4 steals, 3 blocks, and dished out 4 assists. Junior Luca J. started the scoring with 10 points in the 1st quarter. He also grabbed 7 rebounds and played great defense with 3 steals. Sophomore Jack B. increased the Panther's tempo with his passing ability leading the team with 6 assists, while scoring 5 points. The Panthers led by as much as 15 points and never trailed. It was a great way to tip off the season coming off last years championship season. Blue Pride!!

11/22/17

On Tuesday the BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Garden 66-45 in their home opener. The Panthers were led by junior Kwesi S., who had a team high 20 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 steals. Juniors Zain O. and Oliver S-P scored 8 points and 10 points respectively. Oliver also had 4 steals, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists. While Zain had 4 assists, 3 rebounds, and 2 steals. Junior Jailen L. scored 8 points and contributed with 4 steals and 6 assists. Sophomore Finn S. chipped in with 8 points, while Junior Kobe C. scored 4 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists. The Panthers never trailed the game. Blue Pride!!


Game Highlights for Week of October 23rd, 2017

10/24/17

On Monday the BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Grace Church 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-16) in the upper gym. It was the teams 7th victory in a row. After all the hard work, some of the BFS Players playing since the MS Program, our seniors said farewell to our VB program with a great performance against a very competitive opponent. After falling behind 5-13 in the first set, the team refocused, tied things up, and never looked back to the match in three sets. Michaela G., Miranda C., Margaret C., and co-captain Joy F. displayed great defense, while Juliet R-L and Nia L. helped out with their setting and strong serves, and our co-captain Lucy S. contributed with her overall skills and leadership. The rest of the team, Milla S., Galen J., Charlotte T. , Maxine S., Salma M., and Alex H. added their great skills to the overall performance of the team. We missed Dania L. (injured list), Cameron G. and senior Alice Q. , who couldn't attend our last regular season. The last regular season game showcased the girls great determination, effort, sportsmanship, and passion by all of our student-athletes. Great farewell to a very rewarding season.The team now prepares for a well deserved ISAL playoff game on Wednesday, at BFS. We hope to see you at the game. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever.

The BFS Girls JV Volleyball Team defeated Grace Church 2-1 (25-22), 23-25, 25-19) on the road in an exciting match. The team ended their regular season on a high note as they gear up for the playoffs. BFS took the first set in a close match against a tough opponent. The second match was also a close one also with their opponent taking it. BFS maintained its composure under pressure on the road, and rallied back in Blue Pride Fashion, to take the third set and pick up the victory. Next up ISAL Playoffs on Wednesday. Go Team, Go Blue Pride!!

10/25/17

On Tuesday the BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team defeated LREI 1-1 (4-3 PK's) in the ISAL Semifinals at Red Hook. BFS coming as the #3 seed was looking to get back to the ISAL Championship Game yet again. And that is exactly what they did in dramatic fashion. Both teams battled and competed. LREI scored and BFS found themselves down 1-0. BFS scored and the game was tied. As the sun set both teams continued to work and battle as they played a scoreless overtime period. Then the exciting penalty kicks took place. BFS scored, LREI was stopped by senior goalie Molly R., and the kicks continued until BFS found itself on the winning end of a truly memorable BFS Athletic Game, 4-2 in penalty kicks (after another Molly save). Next up is another ISAL Championship Game versus Dwight this Thursday. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever! Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Friends Seminary 2-1 (25-11, 18-25, 15-4) in the upper gym. It was the teams 10th victory of the season. BFS came out strong and confident, winning the fist set 25-11. Yamila M had ten service points, plus many definitive touches at the net. Margaux S. contributed six straight strong serves. The team lost its focus in the second set and had an uncharacteristic four service errors, plus multiple passing errors, resulting in a 18-25 loss. They rallied back and won the third set 15-4, playing strong defense behind Martine F.'s amazing eleven straight powerful serves. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

10/26/17

On Wednesday the BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Leman Prep 3-0 (25-14, 25-18, 25-12) in the ISAL Semifinals in the upper gym. It was the teams 8th victory in a row. The team played the most consistent and intense game of the season, dominating and controlling the pace, defeating a very good opponent, and advancing to the ISAL Championship match on Friday. It was a total team effort, full of exciting rallies. It seems like the team is peaking at the right time, showing a great understanding of how to successfully play the game. We look forward to yet, another exciting championship volleyball match. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!!

The BFS MS Boys Cross Country Team participated in an BRP Fun Meet in Bay Ridge. Six schools competing and in the 7th/8th grade race. Fox K. placed 3rd overall with a time of 8:01 for the 1.2K race which equals a 6:40 per mile pace. Coach was very proud of Fox's performance. He had a lot of fun competing and has been a welcome addition to the team this year.

It was a great experience all around. Fox K. ran a time of 10.30 for the 1.58 distance race which equates to a 6.38 per mile pace. It was his seasons best time. He placed 4th in a field of 20 total 7th and 8th grade boys which earned him a gold medal. Fox has displayed an unparalleled enthusiasm for running and loves to compete. Coach looks forward to watching him continue to grow in the sport of running. Blue Pride!!

10/27/17

On Friday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Berkeley Carroll 2-0 (25-18, 25-19) in the upper gym in their final game of the season against a tough opponent. The team picked up its 11th win of the season to finish with a stellar 11-1 record. BFS won in straight sets thanks to consistent serving, positive teamwork, accurate passing, and winning net play. Delila L., Lila A., and Yamila M., were the teams leading servers. Through hard work, commitment to skill building, and teamwork, the players finished things up with a truly impressive 11-1 season record. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!!

Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Girls Soccer Team defeated Berkeley Carroll 2-1 at Bush Terminal Park. The Panthers played a highly spirited game. Eighth grader Nina H. switched from goalie to forward in the second half and quickly put two shots into the net. Overall the team had a fun and as you could see the smiles all across the board. It was a great way to close out the season with an exciting win. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team lost to a tough opponent in Dwight at Randalls Island in the ISAL Championship Game. Congrats on another great season Girls. Blue Pride ALWAYS Runs Deep, Friends Forever!!

10/28/17

On Friday the BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Dwight 3-2 (18-25, 17-25, 25-23, 25-23, 15-10) in the ISAL Finals at Leman Prep. We are the CHAMPIONS!! It was the teams 9th victory in a row. Everything comes to an end, including a fun season. Luckily for BFS, the team ended its season celebrating a very rewarding victory! Today, our the girls varsity volleyball team showed all their blue pride in overcoming a very strong opponent to capture the ISAL in exciting fashion. After falling behind 0-2, BFS had to dig deep and play with lots of grit for the incredible and exciting heart stopping come from behind victory. In the 5th and deciding set the BFS girls only had one goal in mind: Victory! Everyone pushed hard and played together, supporting each other throughout the good times and through the challenging moments of the match. Special thanks to all our BFS community and parents who cheered up the team, helping us improve our focus, determination, and effort during the most difficult times of the match. Today was a total team effort: TEAM (Together Everyone, Accomplishes, More)....Blue Pride all the way! Congrats to all the Players, Managers, and Coaches. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!!

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS....MY FRIENDS!!

Game Highlights for Week of October 16th, 2017

10/17/17

On Monday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep 2-0 (25-18, 25-22) on the road. The team battled a tough opponent to the end and gritted out a victory, behind the talented eighth graders and the inspiring seventh graders. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Garden 3-0 (25-9, 25-7, 25-3) in the upper gym. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

10/18/17

On Tuesday the BFS Girls JV Volleyball Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 2-0 (25-18, 25-16) in the upper gym.

The team once again proved their Blue Pride spirit as they defeated their opponent in two sets. The first set saw wonderful setting from Violet G. and Claire B., and great defense from Sage G., Mira B-S, Chelsea P., and Victoria L. The second set saw strong serving from Hannah S. and strategic offensive play from ShakiraF. , Tillie M., and Nicole A. It is great to watch this team and these girls who play with such heart and spirit! Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

10/19/17

On Wednesday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Staten Island Academy 2-0 (25-20, 25-22) on the road out on the island. The team battled another tough opponent to the end and gritted out another victory, behind the talented eighth graders and the inspiring seventh graders. Down early BFS charged back. Yamila M. and Delila L. led the way with their serves to set the comeback in motion. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Dwight 3-0 (25-21, 26-24, 25-19) in the upper gym. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys Cross Country Team participated in an PCI Fun Meet at Cadman Plaza Park. Six schools competing and in the 7th/8th grade race. Fox K. placed 3rd overall with a time of 8:01 for the 1.2K race which equals a 6:40 per mile pace. Coach was very proud of Fox's performance. He had a lot of fun competing and has been a welcome addition to the team this year.

10/20/17

On Thursday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Grace Church 2-0 (25-23, 25-18) on the road. The team faced a tough opponent today. There were many long rallies in both sets, with each team showing excellent ball control and passing skills. The first set lead went back and forth between the two teams, contributing to a very charged and competitive atmosphere. BFS players kept their composure, even when they made mistakes, and pressed on winning the first set by two points, 25-23. BFS played the second set with confidence and wonderful team chemistry, supporting one another through errors and awesome points and picking up the win. Serving standouts were Yamila M. with ten service points and Martine F. with nine service points. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!!

The BFS Girls JV Volleyball Team defeated Churchill 2-0 (25-11, 25-7) in the upper gym. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 3-0 (25-19, 25-17, 25-??) in the upper gym. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team defeated Leman Prep 3-1 at Randalls Island to conclude their regular season. Way to go team! Next up Playoff Action.... Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Girls Soccer Team tied Grace Church 2-2 at Bush Terminal Park. The Panthers fought hard in this game. Beza H. scored on a laser pass from Nina H. early in the first half. Later in the half, Nina sent a shot from midfield directly into the net. There were exciting plays on both ends. The Panthers gave up two goals, and both teams pushed forward towards an eventual draw. Blue Pride!!

The BFS US Boys Cross Country Team participated in the ISAL Championship Meet at Van Cortlandt Park. US Boys runner James F. placed 11th out of 56 runners with a time of 21.42, unfortunately the top 10 received medals. Coach was pleased with his performance, and so was James. His parents were there to cheer him on. Blue Pride!!

Game Highlights for Week of October 9th, 2017

10/12/17

On Wednesday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Churchill 2-0 (25-10, 25-13) in the upper gym. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys Team defeated Churchill 9-1 at Bush Terminal Park. Elijah S. opened the scoring in the 11th minute, placing his shot in the far corner after a great solo run. Breyten N. got two goals in quick succession in the 19th and 21st minutes, the second was an incredible shot from long distance that nestled right into the bottom corner. Elijah S. tacked on another goal in the 24th minute, before Breyten N. completed his hat trick right before the halftime whistle. Both players, as well as the entire team, put in an all around fantastic performance, excelling in defense and offense. Kai S. scored his first two goals of the season, the second of which was the goal of the game. In the 45th minute, Kai blasted a direct freekick that went straight into the top corner. Way to go team! Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!!

10/13/17

On Thursday the BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Churchill 3-0 (25-9, 25-14, 25-19) on the road. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls JV Volleyball Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 2-0 (25-18, 25-14) in the upper gym. The Coaches are proud of all of the team which stepped up playing together with heart. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Girls Soccer Team tied Avenues 4-4 at Red Hook. The Panthers fought hard today against a talented opponent and team that they previously lost to earlier in the season. Beza H. showed tenacity on the offensive side scoring 3 goals (hat trick)!!! Overall, the entire team displayed grit and effort throughout the match as they came from behind to force a tie game. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS/US Boys & Girls Cross Country Team participated in an ISAL Meet at Van Cortlandt Park. The team had a great time at the league race. It was their fourth ISAL League Meet of the season, and the final MS Meet. The ISAL US Championship Meet is scheduled for next week (10/19/17). In the MS Race Fox K. took 4th overall out of 18 boys with a time of 9.31. In the US Race James F. placed 6th overall out of a field of 48 total runners with a time of 21.56 taking off about ten seconds from his previous meet. Way to go Fox & James!! Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!!

10/14/17

On Friday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated SIA 2-0 (25-11, 25-14) in the upper gym. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Rudolf Steiner 3-0 (25-10, 25-8, 25-6) in the upper gym. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls JV Volleyball Team defeated LREI 2-1 (25-20, 19-25, 25-20) on the road. The team stepped up in an intense match. All the girls had one common goal and that was to work together as one and come out on top. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

Game Highlights for Week of October 2nd, 2017

10/3/17

On Monday the BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team defeated Trevor Day 2-1 at Randalls Island on a beautiful fall day. It was a great way to start the week with the non-league win. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Girls Soccer Team defeated UNIS 1-0 at Calvert Vaux. It was the teams first win of the season. The team played solid all the way through. What a great game. Congrats to all the players and Coaches. Nina H. scored on a penalty kick midway through the second half. After the goal the Panthers showed tenacity holding off all their opponents advances . The lone goal ended up being the game winner. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

10/4/17

On Tuesday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated York Prep 2-0 (25-11, 25-14) in the upper gym. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

10/5/17

On Wednesday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated BWL 2-0 (25-9, 25-9) on the road in the city. It was the teams second win in as many days. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Girls Soccer Team defeated LFNY 2-0 at Calvert Vaux. It was the teams second win of the season and of the week. The Lady Panthers battled hard the entire game. Despite a 0-0 score at halftime, the Panthers rallied and put in two goals from their strong 7th grade core. The Panthers are holding a 2 game win streak and looking forward to the next game. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Soccer Team tied MMFS 3-3 at beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park. It was a battle of two Friends Schools on a wonderful fall day. BFS came up against a determined opponent who went up 1-0 early. The score remained that way through the first half. The Panthers came out with more focused and with an increased energy and desire during the second half and tied the game before taking a one goal lead, followed by a two goal lead. Late it the game MMFS scored to cut BFS' lead to 3-2 and now they had the momentum. With just over a minute remaining MMFS tied it up, and there was not enough time for BFS to try to find a winner. While the result was not what we wanted, the effort from the team cannot be questioned. Both teams played well in front of a great crowd on a picturesque day at beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The BFS MS Boys Cross Country Team participated in an PCI Fun Meet at Cadman Plaza Park. Six schools competing and in the 7th/8th grade race. Fox K. placed 2nd overall with a time of 8:05 for the 1.3K race which averages to a 6:13 per mile pace. The CC Team cheered for Fox as they practiced at the park. We all had a great time and it was a lot of fun.

10/6/17

On Thursday the BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated MMFS 3-0 (25-14, 25-16) in the upper gym. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Churchill 2-0 (25-14, 25-22) ion the road in the city. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 4-1 on Randalls Island. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Soccer Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 6-3 on Randalls Island. What a highly entertaining match. The Panthers opened the scoring early through a sizzling left foot strike from left winger Gabe D. At the 15 minute mark Jordan B. put away BFS' second, however BWL fought back to level at 2-2. A penalty kick from Ollie S-P took the score out to 3-2 followed by a header from Gabe for his second. The score was 4-2 at the half. BFS came out a little flat footed during the second half and allowed BWL to get back in the game as they scored to get within one goal. However the BFS boys fought hard and late goals went to Johan G. and Ollie which finished the game for a 6-3 win. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys Soccer Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 4-0 at Red Hook. The team created numerous chances in the first half; however, couldn't put the ball in the back of the net, even winning a penalty kick that cannoned off the crossbar, before a very heads up play by Elijah S. to play a short corner to Charley B. who shot the ball perfectly into the far top corner of the opponents goal one minute before half time. The team picked up in the second half where they left off and went up 2 - 0 up in the 44th minute as Charley B. drove to the end line and crossed the ball, Khari M. darted into the six yard box to finish off the move. In the 50th minute, Jackson B. received a cross field pass from Zavier C. and turned beautifully before tucking away his shot in the bottom corner to make it 3 - 0. Jackson B. wrapped up the scoring with his second goal of the contest in the 59th minute. All of the boys on the team worked extremely hard and William M. in goal completely dominated his 18 yard box all game. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS/US Boys & Girls Cross Country Team participated in an ISAL Meet at Van Cortlandt Park. The team had a great time at the league race. It was their third ISAL League Meet of the season. On the boys side newcomer, MS Runner Fox K. placed second out of a total 12 boys with a time of 9.54 for 1.5K race. Veteran James F. placed 10th out of a total of 40 boys with a time of 22.21 for 5K race. On the Girls side Isabelle U. running in her first race placed 12th out of total of 21 girls with a time of 29.11 for 5K race. Coach was very proud of this group of BFS runners. Our next meet is next Thursday which is the medal meet for the MS and their last race of the season. The following week is the ISAL US Championship Meet (10/19/17). Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!!

Game Highlights for Week of September 25th, 2017

9/26/17

On Monday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Dwight 2-0 (25-10, 25-7) in the upper gym in its first game of the season. All players contributed to the victory. Congrats to all the Players and Coaches. The team is having a spirited start to its season. Balance, nine returning 8th grade players have been joined by nine new 7th grade players. Many of our returning 8th graders attended volleyball camps or clinics over the summer, and their skills have grown exponentially! All returning players have been wonderful helping their younger new team members. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls JV Volleyball Team defeated Dwight 2-0 (25-11, 25-18) in the upper gym. The team had another successful evening on its home court. The team continued its winning ways. This team has shown its Blue Pride Spirit all season long so far. Way to go team! Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Dwight 3-2 (19-25, 26-24, 24-26, 25-23, 15-7) on the road. It was a wonderful back and forth match. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Soccer Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep 1-0 at Randalls Island on a beautiful warm fall day. Blue Pride, Blue Pride. Back to back wins for the Panthers and that Blue Pride feeling is back. It wasn't easy but the team fought hard and thanks to a wonder goal from midfielder Walker T., the Panthers went back to back with a 1-0 victory over Bay Ridge Prep. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys Soccer Team tied Dwight 2-2 at Calvert Vaux in its first game of the season. The team battled and fought hard against a talented opponent. On a hot day fall day, and with limited numbers, the team stormed out to an early 2 - 0 lead within the first 10 minutes. At 2 - 1 up, the team had a few chances to put the game away, but some near misses, including a shot that hit both of the opponents goal posts, allowed Dwight to tie up the game with three minutes remaining. Overall it was a great learning experience for a young team comprised mainly of 7th graders. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

9/27/17

On Tuesday the BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Leman Prep 3-0 (25-18, 25-13, 25-19) in the upper gym. It was the teams second win in as many days against competitive opponents. The team is starting to understand how to be successful on the court. Each game provides a great learning experience. Yesterday showed the team's resilience on winning in 5 tough sets; today showed the team's focused in playing as one unit, to win in 3 straight sets. It's exciting to know that we still have a lot of potential and room for improvement. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls JV Volleyball Team defeated Leman Prep 2-0 (25-19, 25-13) on the road over the Bridge. The team picked up its second win in as many days. This team continues to show its Blue Pride Spirit. Way to go team! Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

9/29/17

On Thursday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated LREI 2-1 (25-17, 10-25, 16-14) in an exciting three set match in the upper gym. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys Soccer Team defeated York Prep 4-0 at Calvert Vaux. The team picked up a nice league victory. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team defeated York Prep 2-0 at Calvert Vaux. The team picked up a nice league victory. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS/US Boys Cross Country Team participated in an ISAL Meet at Van Cortlandt Park. The team had a great time at the league race. It was their second ISAL League Meet of the season. The temperature was cool and sunny which made for a perfect race day. Representing our Middle School team was Coleman H., who participated in his first meet. He had a great time and learned a lot from the race. He told Coach after the race that he remembered what was taught to him at practice about attacking the hills. In the Upper School race representing BFS, was James F. competing in a field of 56 total runners. He placed 9th overall with a time of 22.10. Coach is very proud of these two athletes on this day, giving it their all. Looking forward to the next meet. Blue Pride!


Game Highlights for Week of September 18th, 2017

9/19/17

On Monday the BFS Girls JV Volleyball Team defeated Saint Ann's 2-1 (25-27, 25-15, 25-18) on the road. The team traveled to take on local rival Saint Ann's on Pierrepont Street. The team got off to a slow start dropping the first set in a hard fought battle. In Blue Pride fashion the team rallied back to win the second set. The team kept the momentum going to came from behind and win the third set and secure the win, as they showed their Blue Pride Spirit! It was an outstanding team effort. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

9/20/17

On Tuesday the BFS Boys Varsity Soccer Team defeated Garden 7-2 at Calvert Vaux in the rain. The team has been working hard and picked up a well deserved victory. The Panthers picked up the win thanks to a great all round team performance. Backing up after a hard fought game just a day before, the team produced some entertaining moments. Goals to Ollie P-S (4), Johan G., Emmanuel B-S, and Henry L. took the score out to 7-0, before the Panthers conceded two late goals. The team continues to work hard and we look forward to a short break before our next game early next week. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys Soccer Team defeated Garden 8-1 down in the rain at Red Hook in its first game of the season. The team got off to a fantastic start. The emphatic victory in the rain, came thanks to goals from Ilan S. (2), Breyten N. (2), Ben E-F., Khari M., William M., and Charlie B, although it truly was an all-around great team performance. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team tied Calhoun 1-1 in the rain on the road in at Randall's Island.

The BFS MS/US Boys Cross Country Team participated in an ISAL Meet at Van Cortlandt Park. The team had a great time at the league race. It started raining a few stops before we got to Van Cordlandt Park and continued a light rain until mid way through the High School race. There were multiple leagues competing and there was a great energy at the park. Everyone involved had a great time. Coach Andre finished things up by buying each member of the team a slice of the world famous "carrot cake" after their race. US Boys runner James F. ran a time of 22.47 and MS Boys runner Fox K. ran a time of 23:55. Looking forward to the next meet. Blue Pride!!


Game Highlights for Week of September 11th, 2017

9/12/17

On Monday the BFS Girls JV Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Friends Seminary 2-1 (25-8, 16-25, 25-19) in the upper gym to open up their season on a positive note. The team's hard work was evident in their season opener against their fellow Quaker's. The girls won the first set 25-8, dropped the second set 16-25, and rallied back to win the third and final set 25-19 securing the win and showing their Blue Pride Spirit! Congrats to the team and players!! Way to go new Coach Kathleen O. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team tied Friends Seminary 1-1 at Calvert Vaux to open up their season. Blue Pride!!

9/14/17

On Wednesday the BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team defeated Avenues 3-0 at beautiful Brooklyn Bride Park. Congrats to the Team and Coaches. Blue Pride!!

The Girls JV Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Staten Island Academy 2-0 (25-10 25-18) in the upper gym. In Blue Pride fashion the team picked up their second win of the season. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Staten Island Academy 3-1 (25-12, 22-25, 25-16, 25-16) in the upper gym to pick up their first win of the season. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

9/15/17

On Thursday the BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep 3-0 (25-14, 25-24, 25-15) in the upper gym to pick up their second win in as many days. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

9/16/17

On Friday the BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated York Prep 3-0 (25-13, 25-19, 25-21) in the upper gym to pick up their third of the week to improve to 3-1. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The Girls JV Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Leman Prep 2-0 (25-18, 25-13) in the upper gym. In Blue Pride fashion the team picked up their third win of the week to improve to 3-0. Veteran players Shakira F., Sage G., Violet G., and Hannah S. display of skill and leadership along with the contributions of newcomers to the team, Nicole A., Claire B. and Mira B-S rallied to secure the first set win with a score of 25-18. Our veteran players once again proved their skills in a second set win with the help of newcomers Loane B.,Max L., and Chelsea P. winning the second set 25-13. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team defeated Grace Church 2-1 at Calvert Vaux to pick up their second win of the season and improve to 2-0-1. Way to go team! Blue Pride!!