Weekly Highlights

Game Highlights for BFS Athletics 2018-19

Game Highlights for Week of April 15th, 2019

4/23/19

On Monday the BFS

Game Highlights for Week of April 15th, 2019

4/16/19

On Monday the BFS Girls Varsity Softball Team defeated Churchill 11-3 at Van Voorhies. It was an extremely windy day at the field, one of the most ever on record. BFS took the field and competed, while trying to stay warm. With only 8 Players available to play today BFS was going to give its all. The 8th player just made the team bus before it departing from Downtown Brooklyn. Two players currently on the inured list were there to cheer on their teammates and show their support. BFS also had two team managers at the field to assist with things behind the scenes. Let the game begin. BFS had to wait for their opponent who was a little behind due to NYC traffic. It was Monday so that means BFS veteran star pitcher junior Nicole A. was on the mound. BFS was up first today as Churchill was the home team at Van Voorhies. Nicole led things off with a nice single to start the game. Lily B. and Sophia S. picked up walks, to load the bases after Garance struckout. Clara H. hit a ball back to the pitcher who calmly threw home to get the force out on. And then Laila O. went down on strikes. BFS came up empty in the top of the firs tinning. Nicole got Churchill's lead off batter to pop out to Garance at shortstop. The the second batter hit it back to Nicole who calmly threw over to Lily B. at first for the second out. Then after a couple hits and the first run of the game the next Churchill batter hit it to first base and Lily picked up the put out. Valentina R. led off the top of the second inning with a walk, Mira B-S made an out to first base, then Nicole picked up an RBI single (Val scored) followed by a walk from Garance, Lily made an out to first, then Sophia walked, and Clara hit a sharp grounder to first but was thrown out. BFS left the bases loaded for the second inning in a row. Nicole came out firing in the bottom half of the inning. She struck out the first batter swinging, followed by the second batter looking, then fielded her position and threw to first for the one, two, three inning. In the top of the third inning, Laila led off with a strikeout, then BFS picked up walks by Valentina and Mira. Nicole hit a hard ball that ended up being a fielders choice, but she drove in BFS' second run of the game. Then Garance struck out to end the inning. In the bottom of the third inning picked up another run to tie things up. Sophia threw out a Churchill runner stealing to leave their clean up batter up to start things off next inning. The weather was definitely not improving. BFS ordered some pizza to pick up everyone spirit a little bit and to try to get through this windy and chilly spring afternoon. It was 2-2 going into the top of the fourth inning. It was looking like this may be the last inning due to numerous factors. Lily in the three hole led things off and away BFS would go. This was their inning. A leadoff walk, followed by a nice hit by Sophia, another nice hit by Clara, another big hit by Laila, walks by Mira and Nicole, a hit by Garance, another hit by Clara and by Laila (2 each for the inning) and BFS scored nine runs to open things up and take a 11-3 lead into the bottom of the fourth inning. Nicole gave a up a line drive double to Churchill's clean up hitter, then took care of business by striking out the next batter looking, fielding her position and throwing over to first for out number two. Out number three was made by Clara at second base, she snagged a hard ground ball that looked like it was going to find a hole on its way to right field, and made a stellar play, and threw over to first and Lily secured the final put out of the game. Warm up the bus, it was time to go and get back to BFS. The Team came away with the "W". It was their second win of the season. Nice job. Taking care of business. Hoping the sun will be back out for the next one. Blue Pride!! Game Ball to Nicole, Sophia, and Lily

The BFS Boys Varsity Baseball Team defeated Friends Seminary 7-6 at Bush Terminal. The Panthers squared off against the fellow Quakers. It was a very windy day up against the water which made every pop up an adventure. BFS fell into a quick hole allowing two runs in the first inning while only being able to muster up two base runners through the first three innings of play. Despite the lack of base runners the BFS batters were working counts and making the opposing pitcher work his way up his pitch count. Friends Seminary would score one run in the 3rd inning and two in the 4th inning taking a 5-0 lead going in to the bottom of the 4th. Ty S. led off the 4th with a double, followed by Finn S. who had a single, and Mirembe M. who worked a walk. Taking advantage of a few pass balls and a balk, the Panthers were able to plate three runs in the 4th inning to pull within two runs. Ethan K. would come in for Finn S. on the mound in the 5th only allowing one run and keeping the Panthers in the game. Down three going in to the bottom of the 5th inning, Ethan K. led off the inning with a single followed by a walk from Charlie B. Ethan would be thrown out on a caught stealing but Jack B., Ty S., and Finn S. all worked out walks in their at bats to load the bases and in the process pull the Panthers to within one run with two outs left. Ty S. would score on a dropped third strike during Mirembe's at bat that was the second out of the inning to tie the game. Ben R. and Alex B. both fought in their at bats to work walks which loaded the bases for Ethan S. With two outs, the bases loaded, and a tie game, in the last inning because of the time limit, Friends Seminary put in a new lefty pitcher. Ethan S. came to plate knowing a hit wins the game. With a 1-2 count, Ethan S. fought off two high fastballs to keep his at bat alive. Finn S. had been getting a very large secondary lead off of third because of the pitcher being a lefty with a slow delivery home. On a 1-2 curveball count Coach Talty called for a straight steal of home for the win. Finn S. got an amazing jump and finished with a head first slide into home for the win as the pitcher bounced a curveball on the plate. BFS beats Friends Seminary 7-6 in another come from behind thriller! The Panthers improved to 4-1 overall on the season. The team will look to avenge their only loss so far against LREI tomorrow afternoon at Red Hook. Hoping for some more sun and less wind. Blue Pride!!

4/16/19

On Tuesday the BFS Boys Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Grace 3-2 (20-25, 25-22, 25-21, 13-25, 15-4) on the road. Nice win. Congratulations to the team for picking up their second win of the season over the Grace Church School in ACIS League play. The game was an exhilarating thrill ride from beginning to end, as Friends started a brand new squad of players for the first two and a half sets. The younger players played with great determination, and as they shed their initial inaugural game jitters, they brought a skill level that matched their older more experienced teammates. This game would go all three sets with Friends coming from behind in the third set and overcoming Grace's nine-point lead. By the fourth set, Grace rallied with consistent play and heart, determined not to lose on their home court. In the end, Brooklyn Friends entered the fifth and final set with unrivaled energy and fervor for the convincing 15-4 finish. Go Panthers! Blue Pride!!

Game Highlights for Week of April 8th, 2019

4/9/19

On Monday the BFS Boys Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Churchill 3-0 (25-12, 25-11, 25-15) in the upper gym. Congrats to the team. The team continues looking more comfortable while making progress during game situations. BFS played a consistent game defeating their opponent 3-0, showing a better understanding of the rotation and teamwork. In yesterday's victory Friends' powerful serves and consistent level of play with both the starters and subs displayed all the efforts from the preseason conditioning work paying off; even when new players joined the game throughout the three sets the solid quality of play never diminished. Way to go team. Blue pride!

The BFS Girls Varsity Softball Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep 12-11 at Van Voorhies. Oh what a game....Thanks to all the fans that showed up to witness this thriller. You had to be there....BFS and Bay Ridge Prep ended up tied at 11 going into BFS' final at bat at 5:45pm. It was a walk off victory for BFS, oh what a feeling....Congrats to both Teams & Programs. Way to go. Blue Pride all around....BFS took the field on another beautiful warm sunny day. The team of ten today got in their warm up and they were ready to go. The Players were assigned their positions & duties, and went over their pregame notes. Then it was time to play against their opponent Bay Ridge Prep. It was the teams second game of the young season. Veteran ace junior Nicole A. took the mound. Her battery mate was freshman Sophia S. our teams catcher. Freshman Lily B., one of our young leaders was once again assigned first base. Sophomores Sasha I., Garrance S-M, and Mira B-S once again rounded out the infield at second base, shortstop, and third base respectivley. Sophomore Laila O. was back in centerfield, with sophomore Clara H. by her side in left field, and freshman Delila L. in right center, and Valentina R. back in right field. Coach Dave was back on the sidelines in his 7th season with his assistant coach Lydia G. It was now time to Play Ball. Lets Go BFS!! Nicole threw her first pitch of the season for a strike and we were ready to go. Nicole A. who has basically pitched almost every inning the past two seasons, since blazing onto the softball scene had to to try to get through BRP's top three hitters who were extremely skilled. She gave up a couple hits to start the game, including a three run home run. Then she fielded her position to retire the first BRP batter. Then got the next two batters to ground out to Sasha I. who threw over nicely to Lily at first base to close out the inning. It was now BFS' turn at bat. Bay Ridge Prep's pitcher was skilled and could bring the heat, but she had some issues with control and location. She ended up plunking Nicole our leadoff batter. Then Garance walked, and Sasha was also hit by a pitch. Lily walked to drive in BFS' first run, Delila did the same, and Laila came up with a big RBI hit. BFS tied things up at three after one inning of play. Nicole settled in on the mound and got the lead off hitter to pop out to Garance at shortstop. Then picked up her first strikeout of the season and a batters interference call. BFS picked up a run in the bottom half of the inning as Valentina led things off with a walk and scored a run to give BFS the 4-3 lead after two innings of play. BFS gave up three runs in the top of the third inning. BFS came back with two more of their own as Laila came up with another big hit, a 2 RBI single. Nicole had to once again face BRP's top three hitters, and they where able to come up with a triple, single, and another triple respectively. BFS was able to get out of the inning by turning its first double play of the season. Lily caught a pop up and ran back to first base to take care of business. BFS kept working and fighting, as clean up batter Mira led of the bottom of the fourth with a walk. Followed by another walk by Lily, then after an out, BFS got another walk from Delila. Once agin Laila stepped into the batters box in another key situation. She did not disappoint. Laila came up with her third big hit of the game, an RBI single. Clara and Valentina followed that up with walks and Nicole picked up 2 RBI's during her at bat to give BFS a 11-9 lead. Time was running out, so we were now entering the final inning of play. Nicole was able to work out of a little jam by getting BRP to ground the able to Garance at shortstop who threw over to second base to cut down the lead runner for the first out of the inning. Nicole snagged a line drive for out number two. And after BRP picked up two runs during the inning Delila who was now at second base caught a grounder and threw over to Lily at first to close things out. The game was now tied at 11 a piece. BFS needed one run for the victory and to avoid its second tie on the young season. BRP put in a new pitcher and Garance who led off in Game number one and who was in two hole for this game calmly walked. After a throwing error she was able to touch all the bases and score the winning run, as BFS walked off for the victory, their first one of the season. What a memorable game! Blue Pride!! Congrats to BOTH TEAMS!!. Wishing everyone a wonderful season....Thanks to the Umpires and the Fans that came out to show their support. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!! - Game Ball to Nicole & Laila

4/10/19

On Tuesday the BFS Boys Varsity Baseball Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 14-5 at Red Hook. It was the Teams first league game of the season. Both teams were hoping the sun was going to come out, but not today. Ty S. started on the hill for the Panthers and had a great outing logging 4 K’s and giving up two runs through 4 innings. BWL would score three in the 5th to tie the game at five a piece and knock Ty out of the game. Tied 5-5 in the top of the 6th the patient BFS batters worked several counts into walks, took advantage of a few pass balls, and got one big double from Jack B. BFS now up three runs, turned to Ethan K. to get the final six outs. In the bottom of the 6th Ethan only faced three batters thanks to Ty S. hosing the only base runner of the inning who tried to steal second. The Panthers would bat around during the 7th inning scoring six more insurance runs and putting the Panthers up nine going into the final frame. A walk followed by a double play and then a grounder to third would close things out and give the Panthers their second win of the season. BFS improved to 2-0, 1-0 in the ISAL league. Key Hits: Charlie B. 2-3 with 2 walks, Jack B. 3-5 with a Grand Slam Homerun. Blue Pride!!

4/11/19

On Wednesday the BFS Boys Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Berkeley Carroll 3-0 (25-23, 27-25, 25-12) on the road. Today's victory over Berkeley Carroll is best described by one word, HEART! Mutual respect and grit were exhibited by both programs, as they entered this game with great determination and focus. This match was particularly sentimental, as it was the first time both squads faced one another since last year's ACIS playoffs, where Berkeley Carroll was victorious. This afternoon the tides turned as Brooklyn Friends landed a powerful 3-0 win on BC's home court. The first two sets were incredibly close, with the players matching each other's points; but by the final third set BFS emerged with the convincing 25-12 win. Go Panthers! Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Girls Softball Team defeated Friends Seminary 13-10 at Van Voorhies. The team opened up its season on a beautiful spring day against fellow Quakers. What a great way to start, 1-0. Blue Pride Runs Deep Friends Forever! Blue Pride!!

4/12/19

On Thursday the BFS MS Girls Softball Team defeated UNIS 12-11 at Randalls Island. It was the teams second win in as many days. Way to go team. What a great way to start, 2-0. Blue Pride!!


Game Highlights for Week of April 1st, 2019

4/3/19

On Tuesday the BFS Boys Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Grace 3-0 (25-14, 25-6, 25-14) in the upper gym. Congratulations to the Team, Players, and Coaches. Both teams welcomed new players and new coaches for the 2019 season, BFS and Grace entered this first game of the new season with immense energy and school pride. Valiant efforts were given by both programs, but in the end Brooklyn Friends came out on top with strategic serves by the veteran players and a growing understanding of the game by all involved. BFS looks forward to their next home game against York Prep on Thursday. Blue Pride!!

4/4/19

On Wednesday the BFS Boys Varsity Baseball Team defeated Martin Luther at Red Hook. It was the Teams Season and Home Opener. The Panthers would came out of the first inning leading 3-1 behind Ethan K. who struck out the side in his first inning of work in the 2019 season. The lead would be short lived as the Martin Luther Cougars scored 6 in the third inning to take an 8-3 lead. BFS answered back scoring three runs in the 3rd and three again in the 4th inning behind solid pitching from Jack B. (who also fell a HR shy of the cycle) to tie the game at nine going in to the 5th inning. In the 5th the Cougars scored four runs, BFS answered back with two runs of their own. Ty S. came in to pitch the final two innings for the Panthers and shut down Martin Luther in the 6th striking out two of the four batters he faced. Down two going in to their last six at bats the Panthers woke up at the plate and batted around the order scoring seven runs in the inning to take a five run lead into the last inning. Ty continued to throw strikes in the 7th to close the game out and give the Panthers their first win of the season. It was an exciting way to start the season. The Panthers showed a ton of fight tonight and are excited to see what they can accomplish this season. Key Hits: Ty S. 5-5 (4 runs scored), Alex B. Solo Homerun, Jack B. Single, Double, Triple (3 runs scored) 3 runs scored. Blue Pride!!

4/5/19

On Thursday the BFS Boys Varsity Volleyball Team defeated York Prep 3-1 (25-18, 21-25, 25-19, 26-24) in the upper gym. Congratulations to the Team, Players, and Coaches. The Boys Varsity Volleyball Team showed tremendous grit and determination with today's victory over an ISAL rival, York Prep. Today's win was a fun and exciting roller coaster ride that demonstrated the players' resilience and focused attention on the court. Both teams traded wins in the first two sets; BFS rallied for a convincing win in the third set, and after falling behind twice in the fourth set, BFS came back for the win over York Prep. Each set presented a great learning experience for our young squad, preparing the team for our upcoming league games. The team will be back in action on Friday versus Leman Prep. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Softball Team played a memorable Opening Day Game versus Garden School at Van Voorhies. Oh what a game....Thanks to all the fans that showed up to witness this thriller. You had to be there....BFS and Garden ended up tied at 12 at 6:05pm. It was the first GVSB Tie Game to my knowledge (since 2003). Congrats to both Teams & Programs. Way to go. Blue Pride all around....BFS took the field on a beautiful sunny day. The team got in a great warm up as you could see the group of nines confident build in anticipation. Players were assigned their positions and duties on the bus with some pregame notes. Then it was finally time to play ball when their opponent Garden arrived. The 2018 season ended with BFS playing Garden and the 2019 season opened up with BFS playing Garden. Newcomer and freshman Delila L. took to the mound. Her battery mate was fellow freshman Sophia S. Another freshman Lily B., one of our young leaders was assigned first base. Sophomores Sasha I., Garrance S-M, and Mira B-S rounded out the infield at second base, shortstop, and third base respectivley. And sophomore Laila O. was in center, with freshman Valentina R. on once side in left field and fellow freshman Eve L. on the other side in right field, both new to the team and the game. Coach Dave was back on the sidelines for his 7th season with his assistant Lydia G. It was now time to Play Ball. Lets Go BFS!! Delila threw the first pitch of the season for a strike and coach breather a sigh of relief. Our junior pitcher Nicole A. who has basically pitched almost every inning the past two seasons, since blazing onto the softball scene was unable to attend the game due to school commitment. BFS started a little slow as Delila found her rhythm. After giving up a walk and hit, Delila ("D") picked up a strikeout, but then gave up another hit which lead to Garden first two runs. They picked up another run after a lined drive hit to center field, but in the process Laila made a great throw to third base where Mira tagged out the Garden runner to get BFS out of the inning down 3-0. BFS's sophomores looked to ready to go after their 2018 campaign where they learned the ropes. After leadoff hitter Garance was retired on a strong play by the Garden shortstop, Laila singled, Sasha grounded out, Mira picked up a single, and then it was Lily first first varsity at bat. And she calmly blast a line drive to left field that rolled all the way to the fence, which ended up in triple. Sophia was hit by a pitch. Delila singled and then Valentina stikeout. It was now a 3-3 tie. Delila and the BFS defense looked extremely sharp in the top of the second inning when "D" retired the first two batters by getting them to ground to her and she calmly threw over to Lily at first. Then she gave up a walk but came right back and snagged a line drive of the Garden bat to set them down without giving up a run. BFS had a big second inning. Eve in her first plate appearance of her career started things off with a walk. Then Garance did the same. Laila then blasted a shot and touched all the bases for a 3 Run Homerun. Then Sasha, Mira, and Lily walked. Then Delila, Valentina (firs career), and Eve (first career) picked up hits. BFS batted around and scored 7 in the inning, and took a 9-3 lead. Delila had another strong inning in the third. she got the leadoff batter to hit it to Sasha at second who made a fine play and threw it over to Lily at first for the put out. Delila gave up a hit but got the next batter to hit it to her and she tossed it over it first for out number two. Then a walk gave Garden two baserunners but Deilia beared down and caught a pop up to close out the top of the inning and maintain BFS' lead. In the bottom half of the third, Sasha led off with hit, Mira hit a liner to right field but the Garden player was well positioned and was able to throw to first to get Mira. Lily and Sophia picked up hits, and then Delila walked to load the bases. BFS then when down with two strikeouts and was only able to add one run to increase the lead to 10-3 after three innings of play. In the top of the fourth inning BFS ran into some trouble. After three straight walks, "D" picked up a much needed strikeout, then gave up a hit, followed by another strike out. Then Garden's strong number two hitter came up with a big hit, then a walk to the three hitter, and now "D" had to face Garden's cleanup hitter. And she blasted a Grand Slam....But wait, after an appeal to third one of the runner was called out for not touching third base. BFS was now out of the inning, but found themselves only up 10-8. The Coaches and Umpires discussed things as time and permit issues were now upon us. We decided to play one more inning. BFS went down 1, 2, 3, which did not help their cause going into the final frame. In the top of the fifth Delila was trying to close things out, but after three strong walks BFS was in for another troubling inning. Garden scored 4 runs and it was until Lily grabbed a screaming line drive BFS got out of the inning. Garden took a 12-10 lead into the bottom of the fifth. Mira came up with a big lead off walk. Lily went down with a strikeout. Sophia grounded to first, but did pick up a RBI to get BFS within a run. Delila came up with a huge hit. Then promptly stole second, third. Valentina walked. Eve stepped up to the plate with two outs. Coach Dave picked a spot to send Delila home for the game tying steal. And Garden was able to retire the last batter....12-12, what a memorable Opening Day!! Congrats to BOTH TEAMS. Wishing everyone a wonderful season....Thanks to the Umpires and the Fans that came out to show their support. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!! - Game Ball to Delila & Lily


Game Highlights for Week of February 18th, 2019

2/22/19

The BFS US Boys & Girls Squash Team participated in a Match versus Avenues at Eastern Athletic Health Club. BFS played their final match of the season. Our players have vastly improved since the beginning of the season and should be proud of their progress. We lost a tough one 3-4, but our team is proud of their wins and growth. As always, BFS demonstrated strong sportsmanship and also enjoyed watching each other's matches and games. We are proud of their achievements and look forward to our next season!

Blue Pride!!

Game Highlights for Week of February 11th, 2019

2/12/19

On Monday the BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated LREI 98-41 in the ISAL Semifinals in the lower gym in front of the home crowd. BFS jumped out early and never looked back. It was the last home game for our 5 seniors. The seniors did their part, Kwesi C-S and Jailen L. each had 14 points, and Oliver S-P had 11 points. The Panthers were powered by the junior tandem of Finn S. and Ty S. Finn finished with 20 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals, as well as an exclamation dunk, and Ty finished with 19 points. Next up the ISAL Finals against Churchill on Wednesday at Leman Prep. The Panthers are making their third straight appearance in the ISAL Championship Game. Both teams split the regular season at 1-1. This will be a rematch from last years ISAL Final Game. The team is looking forward to it. The winner of this game not only wins the ISAL Championship, but also a birth to the NYSAIS State Tournament. Blue Pride!!

2/13/19

On Tuesday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated LREI 67-43 in the ISAL Semifinals. The team was in playoff action, as they took on LREI. It was only fitting that BFS played LREI in the playoffs because they were the only team to beat BFS in league play. The game started off with a few lead changes but the Panthers quickly pulled away and by halftime the score was 32-16. From then on the Panthers never looked back as they pulled away and advanced to the ISAL Finals. Leading the way were freshman guards Alex B., Charlie B., and sophomore center Nicolas M. The ISAL Championship Game is scheduled for Thursday February 14th @Leman Prep at 4:00pm. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Avenues 56-15 on the road. The Panthers played their final away game of the season. Kai S. gets the hot hand of the night award going 4-6 from beyond the arc contributing a total of 16 points for BFS. The 2nd half defense was stellar only allowing 4 points during the entire half. The team improved to 12-2 on the season and are looking to finish strong. The MS Boys finish their season on Wednesday 2/13, against local rival Packer in the lower gym. Come show your support! Blue Pride!!

2/14/19

On Wednesday the BFS MS Girls Basketball Team defeated Churchill 41-8 in the lower gym. The Panthers returned to action in their last game of the season with the vengeance of a seasoned team who had previously lost their way. With a new perspective and regained confidence, the Panthers took their home court with pride and fury. Every player on the team saw action in the event, as the 8th graders naturally led the Panthers to a victory. The emotion and passion in the arena was evident from the jump, as the Panthers traded baskets with the opposing team throughout the first quarter. Kicking into another gear, the Panthers took control of the game in the second quarter and refused to look back. Stubbornly, the Panthers imposed their resilient will upon their opponent. A nine point lead at halftime was not comfort enough for the Panthers, as they extended the lead beyond reach throughout the second half. Displaying their best efforts, the Panthers showed their athletic prowess, and acquired skill and knowledge throughout the last game of the season. It was the teams fifth victory and final game of the season. What a great way to end the season. Congrats to all the players and coaches. Thanks to all the fans and their support. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Packer 39-27 in the lower gym. The team ended their season on a winning note. The victory was the teams historic 15th (tying 2015-16). The game was won on the back of the teams defense, led by full court pressure from guards Khari M. and Jackson B. The combination of Will M., Elijah S., Fox K., Garrett R. and Kai S. all came up with clutch steals throughout the game as well. All throughout the year, this team fought hard and embraced the defensive and hustle mindset set forth by their coaches. It was overall a great and hard-fought season. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team played Churchill in the ISAL Finals at Leman Prep. BFS came up a little short losing 50-42. Congrats to the Team, Players, and Coaches on a great season. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!!

2/15/19

On Thursday the BFS MS Boys & Girls Squash Teams participated in a Match at Eastern Athletic Health Club. This was the teams last match of the season. Since it was our last match of the season, we enjoyed a series of short scrimmages. Each student played and gave forth their best effort and ran down each and every ball. As always, BFS demonstrated exemplary sportsmanship. Even after the match ended, students from both schools continued to play "King/Queen of the Court" and enjoyed learning from each other. Blue Pride!!

The BFS US Boys & Girls Varsity Swim Teams participated in the ISAL Championship Meet at Leman Prep Pool. What a great season ending event. Thanks to everyone is participated and was involved in making the event a success. The BFS high school swimmers improved all their swim times for their events. The coaches are extremely proud that each and every swimmer improved in their technic to shave seconds off their times. The boys swim team placed third overall for the 200 yard freestyle relay. What a great day in the pool. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated BWL 57-46 in the ISAL Finals. It was the teams 20th victory of the season. The most wins for a BFS JV Basketball Team ever. 2019 League and Playoffs Champions, way to go. With the season riding on the line, the JV Panthers were in action in the ISAL Championship game against BWL. BFS started out slow but mad a great run to go up ten points in the the first quarter 18-8. Basketball is a game of runs and BWL made their run and soon the game would be a battle of lead changes. It wasn't until the 4th and final quarter where BFS would pull away and push the lead up to fifteen points. Led by the teams outstanding defenders Mohammad F., Mirembe M-T, Alex B., Charlie B., Zack E. and he man in the middle Nick M. On the offensive end there was stellar play from sophomore guard Henry L. who knocked down some key threes and finished with a game and season high of 18 points. The BFS JV Panthers came away with the win,the Championship victory, and the hardware, an ISAL Plaque and Trophy!! Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!!

We are the Champions....My Friends....

Game Highlights for Week of February 4th, 2019

2/5/19

On Monday the BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated BHMS 48-31 on the road. The team walked over to play local opponent Brooklyn Heights Montessori. It was a hectic game from the tip with both teams struggling to control the ball and run a fluid offense. Up four points at the half the Panthers saw big minutes from their bench players who took control of the game during the third quarter building a ten point lead going into the 4th and final quarter. Mauricio L., Ezra R., Itai, Santi M., and Iden O. played shutdown defense in the 3rd quarter holding BHMS to only four total points. The team defense continued to hold strong and a few more made buckets helped the Panthers cruise to another victory. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated LREI 54-24 in the lower gym. After suffering their only loss in the league an the hands of LREI, the Panthers had some revenge on their minds. After holding their opponents to single digits until halfway through the 3rd quarter, the Panthers pulled away and ended the game with the victory. The team was led by freshman guard/forward Luc A. who finished with 12 points and 4 assists. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated LREI 62-34 in the lower gym. Blue Pride!!

2/6/19

On Tuesday the BFS Girls Basketball Team defeated Rudolf Steiner 40-25 in the lower gym. BFS started out slow again with unforced turnovers, but the players and team regrouped. BFS dropped a couple threes and from then on, the defense and fastbreak opportunities supported the scoring. The ball moved well for most of the game, putting their opponent on their heels and created foul trouble in the third quarter. BFS was able to build on its lead at the free throw line by knocking down some freebies. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Rudolf Steiner 73-42 in the lower gym. Blue Pride!!

2/7/19

On Wednesday the BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Churchill 48-25 on the road. The Panthers traveled to Churchill on Wednesday for the first of back to back away games this week. The team was missing three of their five starters but that didn’t let that their confidence get down. Seventh graders Cal S. and Itai K. ran a solid back court to start the game and gave the fans a quick preview of what next year could have in store for the Panthers. All 11 BFS players recorded a bucket in the game. Leading the offensive effort was 8th grader “Hot Hand” Mauricio L. who tallied up 10 points going 2-3 from 3 point land including one swished heat check from well beyond the arc. On defense Fox “The Animal” K. played his best game of the year forcing numerous turnovers, grabbed 5 rebounds, and relentlessly going after the ball until the whistle blew. It was a great team win by the Panthers. Next up is Bay Ridge Prep and BFS is hungry for another win. Blue Pride!!

2/8/19

On Thursday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Rudolf Steiner 62-39 in the lower gym. In the final game of the regular season, the JV Panthers took on Rudolf Steiner. With 1st place already locked up, this game was more for the team to keep fine tuned as they roll into the playoffs. Led by sophomore center Nicolas McBean who had a monster game, putting in 20 points and pulling in 22 rebounds. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep 55-37 on the road. The team took care of business and improved to 11-2 overall. Jackson B. took control of the floor when he was out there “swishing and dishing”, as Clyde Frazier would say. Will M. had a monster game on both ends of the floor before an injury sidelined him for the second half. It’s been a good week for the Panthers who logged 3 W’s onto their record. The team looks to finish strong with an away game against Avenues on 2/12 and our last game at home against local rival Packer on 2/13. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Avenues 63-48 on the road. Blue Pride!!

The BFS US Boys & Girls Squash Team participated in a Match versus Grace at Eastern Athletic Health Club. Our players worked hard to chase down every ball on the court. BFS players supported each other during their plays and many students recognized their improvement from the beginning of the season. They demonstrated excellent sportsmanship and were welcoming of Avenues to our home court. We look forward closing out the season strong in our two remaining matches. Blue Pride!!

The BFS US Boys & Girls Swim Team participated in an ISAL Meet at Leman Prep. Our swimmers did a great job representing BFS. We are proud of them and they all had a great time. The girls and boys took part in the 200 yards freestyle relay. The boys and girls both finished in 3rd place. BFS also did well in the individual events. Sophomore Avery L. came in 2nd overall for the girls 200 yards IM event. Sophomore Renzy M-Y came in 3rd overall for the boys 200 yards freestyle. Looking forward to next meet, which is the final meet of the season, the championship meet. Blue Pride!!


Game Highlights for Week of January 28th, 2019

1/29/19

On Monday the BFS MS Girls Basketball Team defeated York Prep 12-11 on the road. The Panthers once again traveled to Manhattan to take on their opponent. A defensive struggle ensued as both teams struggled to trade baskets throughout the exhibition. The game was tied 8-8 at the half. All of the Panthers saw action in the game as the team needed every ounce of effort to come away with the victory. Looking for any advantage, the Panthers reached deep into their reserves. Margot D. came off the bench in the second half with a spark of energy that inspired and motivated the Panthers to take control of the game. With under two minutes left in the game, her sister Ava D. made a go ahead basket putting the Panthers up by one point. They were able to stop the following efforts from York Prep to finish the game on top. The Panthers look forward to their next game versus LREI today. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated York Prep 62-54 on the road. The Panthers were hyped up going in to this game. York and BFS were in a tie for second place and the boys were looking to come out on top by games end. The Panthers press defense gave the York ball handlers fits for the majority of the game and led to easy two point opportunities off of turnovers. BFS' offense was led by Jackson B. who scored 18 points and Khari M. who had 15 points. Ellis B. coming off of a preseason injury saw his first game action of the year and put in some quality minutes where he hustled to grab a few offensive rebounds. Cal S. and Elijah S. while not having a “stat sheet” game provided some awesome hustle and defensive play. It was a nice team win. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated York Prep 70-42 in the lower gym. It was close at the half as BFS was up by a basket. The Panthers led the charge during the third quarter to open things up. The teamwork was evident. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated York Prep 58-39 in the lower gym. Both teams battled back and forth from the first quarter to the third quarter, but the Panthers outscored their opponent during the final quarter 21-11, which ended up being the deciding factor. The Panthers were led by Kwesi S. who finished with 14 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 steals. Finn S. had 13 points and 14 rebounds. Ty S. came off the bench to give the team a much needed boost with 10 points and 4 steals. Jailen L. chipped in with scored 7 points and 4 rebounds. Blue Pride!!

1/31/19

On Wednesday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Churchill 69-24 in the lower gym. In was a great team effort. The Panthers were led by freshman guard Xavier G. with 11 points and sophomore forward Oscar M. who had 8 points. It was a balance attack with every player scoring at least two points. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

2/1/19

On Thursday the BFS Girls Varsity Basketball Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep 47-17 in the lower gym. The Panther got off to a slow start after going straight from the classroom to the court. Trailing 4-2 they pulled together and picked things up. BFS was up 25-10 at the half. In was a great team effort. The Panthers were led by January Athlete of the Month sophomore Victoria L. who exploded for a game high 31 points in the shooting guard position. All six players at the game contributed. Fadila S. inherited the point guard position and did a masterful job moving the ball and playing solid 3/4 quarter defense. Sasha R. dropped in 10 points, Franka M-T played well, Lizzy G. had some nice moments on the court, and it was great to have Kennedy W. back in action. All good signs for the future of the team and program. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Leman Prep 71-65 in the lower gym. The game was close throughout. BFS pulled away at the end. In was a great team effort. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated FASNY 81-40 on the road. The team traveled up to Westchester for the victory. BFS was tied at 23 at the half. Things changed during the second half of action. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys & Girls Swim Team participated in a Meet at Leman Prep. BFS, Leman Prep, and British International competed in the pool. It was the third meet of the season for this team. Our swimmers did a great job representing BFS. We are proud of them and they all had a great time. Blue Pride!!


Game Highlights for Week of January 21st, 2019

1/23/19

On Tuesday the BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Elisabeth 61-47 in the lower gym. The team got out to an early lead and never looked back. Playing a tough oppoent who kept it close throughout. BFS' solid defense, unselfish offense, and a well balanced attack were the recipe for the Panthers victory. Sean K., Jackson B., and Khari M. all finished with 11 points each, along Will M. who chipped in with 9 points, and Cal S. had 8 points. The boys look to keep the momentum going against Mary McDowell on Wednesday, another team that is currently undefeated in league play. Let’s go Panthers! Blue Pride!!

1/24/19

On Wednesday the BFS MS Girls Basketball Team defeated Mary McDowell 21-14 on the road. The Panthers took the court today in Carroll Gardens. After trailing for the majority of the game, the Panthers outscored their opponents 10-2 in the final quarter. Big buckets from Remi I., Rayanna S., and Ava D. in the second half gave the Panthers life. Defensive efforts from Eliza B-S, Amelia S., and Gabrielle K. kept the Panthers in the game. Astrid M. also chipped in with a poignant basket. The entire team saw action, and helped BFS pick up the impressive victory. The Panthers look forward to their next game against Garden on Friday. Blue Pride!!

1/25/19

On Thursday the BFS US Boys & Girls Swim Team participated in an ISAL Meet at Leman Prep. Our swimmers did a great job representing BFS. We are proud of them and they all had a great time. Looking forward to next meet. Blue Pride!!

1/26/19

On Friday the BFS Girls Varsity Basketball Team defeated Mary McDowell 32-25 in the lower gym. Talk about nip and tuck, low scoring first quarter 4-2 BFS. The the Panthers opened up a ten point lead in the second quarter, but MMFS was relentless and came all the way back to tie the game. The BFS girls checked up and put it in another gear. Vicky L., started dropping buckets, Fadila S. shut down the opponent, while Sasha R. controlled the boards as the Panther came out on top. Thanks to all the fans that showed up to support the team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Garden 54-19 on the road. The Panthers were coming off of their first league loss of the season with a vengeance. Right from the tip the boys played stellar defense forcing turnovers and bucketing thirteen points before Garden scores their first. Up 26-3 at the half with big minutes from Fox K., Mauricio L., and Isaiah S. The second half started to get a little chippy but the boys held their composure and closed out a well played and hard fought game with a big win. Their next game is Monday against York Prep. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 58-42 across the bridge at Leman Prep. After a few days off the BFS JV Panthers were back in action in a league game versus BWL. The last time they met, BFS narrowly came away with a 55-52 win. This time would would be very different. BFS jumped out early and held BWL to only four points in the first quarter. The Panthers never looked back. Led by freshman guard Alex B. who had 14 points, and key contributions from came fellow freshman center Wyatt S. who finished with 6 points and 8 boards. It was a nice win after a week of exams. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Mary McDowell 67-45 in the lower gym. The Panthers faced off against a fellow Friends School in. BFS was on the losing end last time these two teams met right before the winter break. The Panthers are 8-1 in the ISAL and currently in 1st place while MMFS is tied for 3rd place. This game was all about runs. BFS led 20-10 after the first quarter and never looked back. The star of the game was Finn S. who finished with a game high 23 points including and exciting dunk. Kwesi S. chipped in with 16 points. This duo was too much for MMFS to handle as the Panthers rolled to victory in front of a packed home gym. It was a nice win after a week of exams. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!


Game Highlights for Week of January 14th, 2019

1/16/19

On Tuesday the BFS MS Girls Basketball Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 15-12 in the lower gym. Coming off of their first win, the Panthers were back in action. In a back and forth battle, the Panthers showed a defensive prowess and pressure that greatly interrupted their opponents offense. Turning the aforementioned defense into offense, the Panthers were able to convert on turnovers and fast break points to hold the lead throughout the game. The game home team came off on top in front of an energetic crowd. The team is rolling with two wins in a row. The Panthers are looking forward to their next game. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated UNIS 78-39 in the lower gym. The team picked up a non-league victory. Blue Pride!!

1/17/19

On Wednesday the BFS Girls Varsity Basketball Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep 55-25 on the road. BFS played well as a unit, even though they were short handed due to injuries and illness'. The team moved to the ball well, Victoria L. stepped up to play the center spot, and did a great job, dropping in a game high 25 points. While the Lady Panthers are left with a smaller unit on the floor, we are more dependent on an aggressive defense and need for speed. Fadila S. is honing her defensive skills challenging for the ball. Cyrah J. is driving to the hoop and attacking the defense, Nicole A. is very aggressive defensive. Our teams swarming of the ball allowed for BFS to get some great looks, which led to some easy baskets. The team is working hard to finish the season strong. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Leman Prep 64-57 on the road. The team traveled over the bridge to pick up the victory. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Rudolf Steiner 57-42 in the lower gym. The Panthers jumped out to a quick lead in the 1st Quarter and worked hard to maintain the lead for the entire game. Up six points at the half, the boys turned up the intensity up during the 3rd Quarter. Sean K. led the offensive rush, while Santi M., Will M., and Q'oshae R. provided energetic defense, and grabbed numerous boards on both ends of the court. The boys improved to 6-1 overall on the year. Next up for the Panther is another game in the lower gym versus BWL on Thursday. Blue Pride!!

1/18/19

On Thursday the BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 64-56 in overtime in the lower gym. The team won a thriller in front of the home crowd. BFS trailed by as many as sixteen during the game but pieced together a comeback in the 3rd and 4th Quarters. Jackson B. finished with a game high 26 points, including eleven in the fourth quarter, and seven in the overtime period. Jackson hit a free throw at the end of the 4th quarter to tie the game after scoring several consecutive baskets. Khari M. finished with 13 points, and Q'oshae R. added 11 points for BFS. It was another impressive league victory. The team improved to 7-1 overall. Blue Pride!!

The BFS US Boys & Girls Squash Team participated in a Match versus Grace at Eastern Athletic Health Club. As always, our players demonstrated good sportsmanship, competed, and represented BFS. Our players worked hard to chase down every ball and be consistent with their serves. It was an exciting match with some of our players getting on the court in a game for the first time. As always, BFS demonstrated excellent sportsmanship, welcoming the other team and cheering along during the game. The team looks forward to honing their skills at the upcoming practices and matches. The BFS players enjoyed themselves and had fun. The team looks forward to the rest of the season to continue working hard and improving. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys & Girls Swim Team participated in a Meet at Riverdale. BFS, Leman Prep, and Riverdale competed in the pool. It was the second meet of the season for this team. Our swimmers did a great job representing BFS. We are proud of them and they all had a great time. Looking forward to next meet. Blue Pride!!


Game Highlights for Week of January 7th, 2019

1/11/19

On Thursday the BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Dwight in the lower gym. It was the teams first game back after the Winter Break. The Panthers defense was stifling right from the tip, holding their opponent to only six points in each of the first two quarters. Offensively the Panthers moved the ball very well and worked for open shots. Every player except for two recorded a bucket on the stat sheet. Kai S. and Garrat R. led the scoring effort with 8 points each. The boys improved their overall record now to 4-1, and picked up their first league win of the season. Next up is an away game against Lehman Prep this Friday. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Churchill on the road. In the first game back from the winter break, the BFS JV Panthers were back in action in a league game against Churchill. From the beginning, the Panthers came out strong by forcing 20+ turnovers in the first half alone. With strong play from sophomore guard Mirembe M-T and junior forward Jesse I., both finishing with 12 points BFS cruised to victory. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Churchill on the road. The Panthers looked to start the 2019 year off right and with a "W". Both teams are combined 12-2 in league play,BFS is 5-1 and Churchill is 7-1. The game started off slow for both teams as the first quarter ended with BFS up 6-5 in front of a high energy crowd. During the 2nd and 3rd quarters, the defensive intensity picked up, BFS had 14 steals in the game. Churchill scored 14 points in the 2nd and 3rd quarters while the Panthers tallied 32 points. The Panthers were led by junior Finn S. with 17 points. Senior Kwesi S. scored 14 points. Junior Jack B. led the team with 10 assists and 5 steals. Blue Pride!!

The BFS US Boys & Girls Squash Team participated in a Match versus Leman Prep at Eastern Athletic Health Club. Our whole team participated and played with some players having their first court time in match play. Everyone played their hardest to chase down shots and get a touch even if they did not win the point. We had one win, and many of our other matches were close. As always, our players demonstrated good sportsmanship and a true love of the game. We look forward to honing our skills and our upcoming matches. As always, BFS players were good sports and enjoyed themselves. Blue Pride!!

The BFS US Boys & Girls Swim Team participated in an ISAL Meet at Leman Prep. It was the first meet of the new year. Our swimmers did a great job representing BFS. We are proud of them and they all had a great time. Looking forward to next meet. Blue Pride!!

1/12/19

On Friday the BFS MS Girls Basketball Team defeated Leman Prep 21-14 in the lower gym. Blue Pride Runs Deep Friends Forever!! Way to go girls. Great Game. Coming off a tough loss the day before, the Panthers bounced back with the focus and fury of a seasoned basketball team. The Panthers have continued to improve this season, Friday night proved to be a showcase of their consistent efforts. Ava D. led the team in points, but everyone chipped in diving for loose balls, grabbing rebounds, and applying defensive pressure to the opposition. The Panthers look forward to continuing the season and getting better with each opportunity. Thanks to all the Fans who cheered on the team and showed their support. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Leman Prep 51-49 on the road. The team played an amazing game on the other side of the bridge. Lehman came out hot from the start with a 2-3 zone defense that our Panthers struggled to figure out. Too many turnovers and missed layups led to the Panthers being down 31-20 at the half. Refusing to go quietly the boys came out in the second half determined to make a game of it. Our defense turned up the intensity and they outscored Lehman 16-7 in the 3rd quarter to cut the deficit to two, 38-36. Lehman woke up back up in the 4th quarter getting back out to an eight point lead. Once again the Panthers defense forced some key turnovers, and with 26 seconds left in the game down two points Jackson B. drove to the hoop to get the basket and pick up an “And 1” to give BFS its first lead of the game (Exciting Stuff). The defense held strong and Jackson added one more free throw to give the Panthers a two point lead and the victory. Jackson led the team with 17 points, teammate Sean K. had 12 points and Iden O. and Khari M. both chipped in scoring 8 points each. The Panthers improve to 5-1, 2-0 in league play, and they are riding a five game win streak heading in to the weekend. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 81-52 on the road.The Panthers traveled to the city to face off vs BWL. It is the final matchup between both teams in the regular season. BFS won this one wire to wire. The Panthers started the game with a 25-3 first quarter and never looked back. Kwesi S. led the way with 18 points and 9 rebounds, Finn S. scored 12 points and had 5 blocks. Jack B. scored 10 points and dished out 10 assists. Oliver S-P scored 10 points and picked up 6 steals, while Aja M. scored 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. The Panthers are now 11-3 overall and continue their winning ways in 2019. Blue Pride!!


Game Highlights for Week of December 17th, 2018

12/18/18

On Monday the BFS Girls Varsity Basketball Team defeated Garden 39-37 on the road. The Panthers picked up their first win of the season. BFS found itself down early, but fought back to gain a slight lead at the end of one quarter of play. BFS held onto the lead until the third quarter when Garden fought back. Libby S. Sasha R. Cyrah J., and Lizzy G. were determined to pull this one out. They held their ground defensively and made just enough plays on offensive to secure the victory. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Garden 86-25 in the lower gym. The Panthers looked to regroup after Saturday's non league loss to Staten Island Academy on the island. BFS was happy to be back in Brooklyn and on their home court. The Panthers had a strong performance as they led wire to wire. Leading the way for BFS was junior Finn S. with 20 points, 7 rebounds, 5 blocks, and 3 steals. Also supporting Finn was his teammate junior Ty S. who had 15 points and 3 assists. The seniors also left their imprint on this game as Jailen L. scored 11 points, Kwesi C-S 10 points, and Jacob H. finished with 6 points and 9 boards. Next up for the Panthers is important league game to close out 2018 versus Mary McDowell at Basketball City on Wednesday.

12/19/18

On Tuesday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Dwight 46-33 in the lower gym. It was a nice non-league victory. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Saint Ann's 58-36 on the road. Led by their phenomenal guard play, the team earned their second win this season. Khari M. and Jackson B.y controlled the floor and led the scoring effort for the Panthers while numerous other team members contributed to the victory. The entire team played hard at both ends of the floor and won the battle of the boards. The Panthers are looking to carry this momentum into their home opener today Wednesday 12/19 against Berkeley Carroll. Blue Pride!!

On Thursday the BFS US Boys & Girls Squash Team participated in a Match versus LFNY at Eastern Athletic Health Club. BFS played hard and overall improved throughout their matches. As always, BFS players were good sports and enjoyed themselves. Way to go team. We look forward to our matches in 2019! Blue Pride!!

12/20/18

On Wednesday the BFS Girls Varsity Basketball Team defeated Mary McDowell 50-38 at Basketball City. Two in a row for the team. BFS got out to an early lead with passes into the low post, anchored by sophomore Vickie L.'s scoring. The team battled on both ends. Some timely jumpers from Franka M-T, and Sasha R. kept the defense honest. Junior Libby S. was in foul trouble throughout but the guard play Nicole A. and Cyrah J. persevered the lead. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Saint Ann's 61-31 on the road a few blocks away. It was another nice non-league victory for the Panthers. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Berkeley Carroll 53-32 in the lower gym. The Panthers got off to a quick start opening up an early twelve point lead halfway through the first quarter. However, the offense hit a wall in the second quarter and Berkeley Carroll was able to close the gap to only three points going in to the half. The second half opened with both teams going back and forth for awhile. BFS found themselves down three points with two minutes left in the third quarter before the offense woke back up. Led by Sean K., Iden O., and a hungry defense, the boys were able to finish the game strong and cruise to their third win in a row. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS US Boys & Girls Swim Team participated in a Meet at the Dwight Athletic Center. The team first had to battle NYC Holiday Traffic. Our swimmers did a great job representing BFS. We are proud of them and they all had a great time. Way to go team. Looking forward to next meet in 2019. Blue Pride!!

Game Highlights for Week of December 10th, 2018

12/11/18

On Monday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Grace Church 63-51 in the lower gym. The Panthers improved their record to 5-0. BFS took an early lead, forcing turnover after turnover, and never looked back. Led by sophomores Judah B. who finished with 14 points and Henry L. with 12 points. Freshman Wyatt S. also contributed by grabbing 9 boards. The Team is gearing up fro Friday's match up against league rival LREI on the road. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Grace Church 64-56 in the lower gym. The team bounced back from Saturday's tough loss and improved its overall record to 7-1. Leading the way for the Panthers was Jailen L. with a game high 20 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals. Supporting him was Kwesi C-S who had 15 points, 8 rebounds, 6 steals. Finn S. finished with 12 points and 4 rebounds. Kobe C. chipped in with 7 points, 5 rebounds, 4 blocks, 3 assists, 2 steals. The Team will be back in action on Friday versus LREI on the road. Way to go team . Blue Pride!!

12/14/18

On Thursday the BFS US Boys & Girls Squash Team participated in a Match versus Birch Wathen Lenox at Eastern Athletic Health Club. The Match kicked off our teams US season. Our players were focused. All of our players worked hard to have consistent serves and long rallies. There was a strong show of support and team spirit. We are proud of them and they had a great time. Way to go team. Looking forward to the rest of the season. Blue Pride!!

The BFS US Boys & Girls Swim Team participated in an ISAL Meet at Leman Prep. The Meet kicked off the teams season. Our swimmers did a great job representing BFS. We are proud of them and they all had a great time. Way to go team. Looking forward to the rest of the season. Blue Pride!!

12/15/18

On Friday the BFS MS Boys Basketball Team defeated Friends Seminary 53-37 on the road. It was the teams first win of the season and it came against their fellow Quakers. The came out hustling right from the tip to build a comfortable lead going into the half. Friends Seminary put up a good fight as they closed the score to be down only eight in the fourth quarter. BFS' Defense came up with some big stops and turnovers down the stretch that they were able to convert into easy buckets as the Panthers took the victory over the Owls.

The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated LREI 89-65 on the road. The Panthers traveled to lower Manhattan to face off versus league opponent LREI, who was currently 2nd in the ISAL standings with a 3-1 record. BFS played exceptionally well and picked up the league victory and remain in 1st place in the ISAL. Finn S. led the way with 20 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steals, and 2 blocks. Oliver S-P came in off the bench and scored 15 points and picked up 3 steals. Jack B. scored 8 points, had 5 rebounds, and dished out 5 assists. The Panthers starting senior trio played well led by Kwesi S. with 11 points and 10 rebounds, Jailen L. with 10 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists, and Kobe C. added in 9 points. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!


Game Highlights for Week of December 3rd, 2018

12/4/18

On Monday the BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 76-45 in the lower gym. The Panthers hosted league rival BWL and came away with a wire to wire victory. The Panthers led throughout this game powered by their strong team defense and relentless efforts on both ends of the court. The team was led by senior Kwesi C-S. with 17 points and juniors Finn S. with 16 points and Ty S. with 10 points. Other strong performance came from senior Oliver S-P with 8 points. The Panthers improved to 5-0 in the season and will travel to Queens to visit Garden School, who is currently 2-2 in ISAL league play. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 55-52 on the road. The team picked up an exciting league victory. The game started very slow with three of the starters getting into early foul trouble. BWL held the lead for most of the game until the 3rd Quarter when BFS made a strong push to take the lead at the end of the 3rd Quarter. While playing great defense and team basketball, the Panthers were able to pull out the exciting victory. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

12/5/18

On Tuesday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Friends Seminary 61-53 in Overtime in the lower gym. In the second game of a back to back the Panthers picked up an exciting non-league victory as they came from behind against a tough opponent. This match up is usually a good one, with our fellow Quakers taking the last couple victories, so we expected nothing less than a good game. The game started slow for BFS, Friends Seminary took a 10-5 lead. The game was close throughout. But late in the second half BFS found itself down 37-22. The team battled its way back. At the end, with stellar play from two freshman guards Charlie B. who finished with 17 points and 9 steals (all in the 4th Q) and Xavier G. who had 10 points and 4 steals. The Panther pulled out the exciting overtime victory in front of the lively home crowd. Go Friends!! Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

12/6/18

On Wednesday the BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Garden 80-57 on the road. The Panthers traveled to Queens to face the much improved Garden School. With a late second half surge, the Panthers pulled away and came away with another victory. The team remained undefeated. The team was led by the combination of senior Kwesi C-S and junior Finn S. scoring 20 points apiece. Kwesi scored 18 of his 20 points in the second half, while adding 9 rebounds, 4 assists, and 3 steals for the game. Finn grabbed 9 boards. Fellow junior Ty S. scored 16 points off the bench. Senior Jailen L. scored 9 points, dished out 5 assists, grabbed 4 rebounds, picked up 2 steals, and 2 blocks. Fellow senior Kobe C. scored 4 points, and chipped in with 6 rebounds, 6 steals, and 2 assists. The Panthers are 6-0 and will next face off versus Friends Central School from Pennsylvania this Saturday 1:00pm at St. Francis College. Looking forward to a great game with our fellow Quakers. Blue Pride!!

12/7/18

On Thursday the BFS MS Boys & Girls Squash Team participated in a Match versus BASIS School at Eastern Athletic Health Club. The Match kicked off our teams MS season. Our players, Sam E., Julian P., and Matthew R., played multiple games against the other team. They were focused, served well, and had long rallies. We are proud to share that they won the majority of their games and had a great time. Way to go team. Looking forward to the rest of the season. Blue Pride!!

12/9/18

On Saturday the BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team suffered their first lost of the season 54-49 to fellow Quakers Friends Central who made the trip up from Pennsylvania. The Panthers came into the game with an impressive 6-0 record. The game took place at St. Francis College, The Small College of Big Dreams. The packed house saw a very competitive game between the two prestigious Quaker School. Leading the way was senior Kwesi C-S who finished with 18 points, 4 assists, and 3 steals. Supporting him was junior Jack B. with 12 points (including 3 threes), 2 steals and 2 assists. Fellow junior Finn S. scored 12 points, with 10 points coming in the 2nd half. And Junior Aja M. came off the bench and chipped in with 4 points. The Panthers lost a tough non-league game against a very strong opponent. The city of brotherly love came out on top in this one. The team (BFS) will regroup and get ready for another non-league match up this time versus an ACIS School, Grace Church, at home on Monday. Saturday BFS did a wonderful job representing Blue Pride and competing throughout and until the very end. Thanks to everyone who showed up to support the program and cheer on the team. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!! Blue Pride!!


Game Highlights for Week of November 26th, 2018

11/28/18

On Tuesday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep 59-30 in the lower gym. It was the first BFS Home Basketball Game of the season. The Panthers played well throughout. Way to go team. Wishing Bay Ridge Prep all the best with their upcoming season. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep 101-41on the road. The team improved to 2-0 on the young season. The Panthers started their first game of three this week. The team was led by seniors Kwesi C-S. with 18 points and Jailen L. 13 points and Harrison K. 11 points. Juniors Jack B. and Finn S. chipped in with 10 points each. For BFS 12 out of 13 players scored and eight players scored 7 points or more in a well balanced offensive attack. The panthers led wire to wire. The first quarter was 22-11 and thenBFS led 47-19 at halftime. Wishing Bay Ridge Prep all the best with their upcoming season.

11/29/19

On Thursday the BFS Boys JV Basketball Team defeated York Prep 73-58 on the road. This was the first league game of the season. BFS was led by its freshman squad, Alex B. had 22 points, 9 assists, 5 rebounds, while and Xavier G. had 10 points and 2 steals. BFS jumped out to an early 20 point lead, but slacked off and let York prep back in the game in the 4th Quarter. Only leading by 8 points at the beginning of the final quarter freshman guard Luc A. checked in and took charge and helped to push the lead back up to 15. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated York Prep 54-38 on the road. The team improved its overall record to 3-0. This was their first league game of the season and left the city with another victory. After a slow start, trailing 12-4, the Panther's defensive pressure took over en route to a impressive victory. Junior Finn S. and senior Kwesi C-S. scored 12 points a piece. Fellow senior Jailen L. dropped in 10 points. Other contributors were senior Oliver S. with 7 points and junior Ty S. chipped in with 6 points. The Panthers will host French American School of NY tomorrow in another competitive league game. This game will take place at St. Francis College. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

12/1/18

On Friday the BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated FASNY 74-27 at St. Francis College. The team improved to 4-0 on the season. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!


Game Highlights for Week of November 19th, 2018

11/20/18

On Monday the BFS Boys Varsity Basketball Team defeated UNIS 70-44 on the road. The Panthers opened up their season with an impressive victory. The team was led by senior Oliver S-P with 14 points, (4 three pointers) and junior Jack B. with 11 points, 4 assists, and 3 steals. Both players played solid off the bench. Senior Jailen L. affected all parts of the game, scoring 9 points, dishing out 7 assists, grabbing 8 rebounds, picking up 4 steals, and 2 blocks. Along side Jailen doing similar things on the court was fellow senior Kobe C. with 4 points, 7 assists, 7 rebounds, 2 steals, and a block. The Panthers led wire to wire, including a 42-16 halftime lead. The next game will be against Bay Ridge Prep on Tuesday. Blue Pride!!

Game Highlights for Week of October 29th, 2018

10/29/18

On Monday the BFS MS Boys Soccer Team tied Saint Ann's 3-3 at Red Hook to close out the season. The team ended its season in thrilling fashion, coming back from down 3 - 1 against Saint Ann's to tie the game up at 3 - 3, and nearly winning the game right before the final whistle blew. The boys started the game with blistering speed and opened the scoring in only the 2nd minute of the game. After a great switch of play from the left flank to the right, Anele T. slid a perfect through ball to Eli G. to run on to, before beating the opposition's left back and striking the ball over the Saint Ann's goalie and into the roof of the net. The team lowered their intensity after such an early goal and Saint Ann's leveled the score at 1 - 1 from a corner kick in the 11th minute. Seven minutes later, Saint Ann's double their lead from another corner kick. In the 27th minute, the team gave up another goal to go down 1 - 3. BFS started the second half as a rejuvenated team and put pressure on their opponents backline throughout the half. The boys' hard work and perseverance paid off in the 56th minute when Ilan S. dribbled past a few defenders before placing a pinpoint cross on the foot of Anele T. who powered his shot into the corner to make it 2 - 3. In the 59th, minute Anele T. got his second of the game when he was played in behind the Saint Ann's back four by a splitting through ball from Breyton N. and buried his shot past the opposition's goalie. Not giving up until the final whistle, BFS pushed for a winning goal and nearly got it right before the games end but unfortunately, the St. Ann's keeper made a goal-line stop. Special praise should go out to our goalie Will M. who made an incredible one-handed reaction save right after we tied the game at 3 - 3, although all of the boys deserve a shoutout for not putting their heads down when we trailed 1 - 3 and working hard for one another to get something out of the game. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!! Blue Pride!!

10/31/18

On Tuesday the BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team participated in the NYSAIS State Tournament versus Marymount at the Brearley Field House at 5:00pm. Congrats to the Team for making it to the NYSAIS Tourney. The team lost 3-0 (13-25, 16-25, 4-25). Thanks to everyone who contributed to this seasons success. Looking forward to next season. Blue Pride!!


Game Highlights for Week of October 22nd, 2018

10/23/18

On Monday the BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Grace 3-0 (26-24, 25-11, 25-21) on the road. During the last match of the regular season, the team represented BFS with great pride. The team played hard, aggressively, and consistently while preparing for both the ACIS and ISAL playoffs this week. Blue PrideWay to go team. Blue Pride!!

10/24/18

On Tuesday the BFS Girls JV Volleyball Team defeated Dwight 2-0 (25-13, 25-19) in the ACIS Tournament Semifinals in the upper gym. The team is excited to advance and they are looking forward to Thursday's Finals. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Soccer Team defeated Churchill 3-0 in the ISAL Semifinals at Randalls Island. The team is excited to advance and they are looking forward to Thursday's Finals. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

10/25/18

On Wednesday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Berkeley Carroll 2-0 (25-8, 25-18) on the road. The players showed great consistency and strong teamwork in the first set and needed just one full rotation to close down their opponent. Raia R. made six consecutive service winners and Nico S. made eight. The team lost their focus in the second set and had five service errors in their first six attempts. Juna W. turned the tide, making four consecutive service winners. 7th graders Simone H., Frankie S-H, Raveena H., and Mina O. all made important passes in the match, helping the team win in straight sets. Way to go team. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Dwight 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-14) in the ISAL Semifinals in the upper gym. The team played consistently throughout to win and move on. The team has had a great learning experience and now has a better understanding of what needs to be done in order to succeed. The team is excited to advance and they are looking forward to Friday's Finals. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

10/26/18

On Thursday the BFS Girls JV Volleyball Team lost to Grace 2-0 (13-25, 25-27) in the ISAL Finals at Grace. Congrats to everyone on the team on a wonderful season. Blue Pride Runs Deep Friends Forever!! Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Soccer Team lost to Leman Prep 6-3 in the ISAL Finals at Randalls Island under the lights. Congrats to everyone on the team on a wonderful season. Blue Pride Runs Deep Friends Forever!! Blue Pride!!

The BFS US Cross Country Team participated in the ISAL Championship Meet at Van Cortlandt Park. Sophomore James F. placed 17th with a time of 21.17 out of a field of 48 total runners. James narrowly missed his best time of the season (21.02 the week before). He improved his personal best by 2.13 from the first meet which is incredibly hard to do. His hard work, grit, perseverance, dedication, and focus on improving paid off in the final meet of the season. Coach was extremely proud of the work James put into this season and looks forward to coaching him next season. Way to go James. Blue Pride!!

10/27/18

On Friday the BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team lost to Elisabeth Irwin 3-2 (25-22, 23-25, 22-25, 25-16, 11-15) in the ISAL Finals at Leman Prep. Congrats to everyone on the team on a wonderful season. Next up StateTournament. Blue Pride Runs Deep Friends Forever!! Blue Pride!!


Game Highlights for Week of October 15th, 2018

10/16/18

On Monday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep 2-0 (25-15, 25-20) in the upper gym. The team remained unbeaten. The team continued its exciting run, playing with confidence and focus against a skilled opponent. With this win they earned the honor of ISAL League Champions!! Way to go team. Blue Pride!!Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys Soccer Team defeated Garden 2-0 at Calvert Vaux. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team defeated FASNY 7-0 at Randalls Island. The game was even for the first twenty minutes. Both teams where playing really well and creating opportunities on both sides. BFS' goalie made a couple of good interventions to stop our opponent from scoring. As the game progressed the BFS midfielders found their rhythm and the space to go up on the board. After the first goal the girls became more confident and started playing their game. And the team did not stopping scoring multiple goals on their way to victory. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

10/18/18

On Wednesday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Staten Island Academy 2-1 (25-15, 21-25, 15-5) in the upper gym. It was an exciting three set match. The team remained undefeated and now boasts a wonderful 10-0 record. All team members contributed to the tenth victory of our season. Nico S. and Nadia A. showed outstanding defensive skills, pursuing every ball on our side of the court and making several amazing passes. Way to go team. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls JV Volleyball Team defeated Dwight 2-0 (25-21, 25-21) in the upper gym. The team played with heart and determination. It showed in their quick defense and strategic offense. Blue Pride at its best. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys Soccer Team defeated Staten Island Academy 8-2 at Bush Terminal Park. The players started the game with a very high intensity and their hard work paid off when they won a corner in the 3rd minute. Max M. delivered a perfect curling cross that landed at the feet of Anele T., allowing him to fire his shot past the goalie. In the 11th minute, lightning struck twice as Max again delivered a pinpoint cross for Anele to finish and put BFS up 2 goals. After going up 2 - 0, the team took their foot off the pedal and quickly we're punished when SIA scored in the 13th minute. The goal rejuvenized the players though and they regained control of the game. In the 23rd minute, Julien P. played a great through ball for Eli G. to run onto down the right flank, before cutting back onto his left foot and placing the ball in the far top corner of the net. One minute later, Anele won the ball in the middle of the field and went on a solo run, beating a few SIA defenders before unleashing an unstoppable shot to make it 4 - 1. In the 27th minute Eli played in a great cross from the right side that Max backheeled to Theo S. who scored his first goal of the season to make it 5- 1 going into halftime. The team started the second half slowly and again SIA pounced, scoring in the 32nd minute to make it 5 - 2. In the 41st minute, the team scored arguably it's best and most beautiful team goal of the year. Anele, playing in goal, punted the ball to half field where Will M. one-time flicked the ball from out of the air right into the path of Max who made a great cross-field run before shooting the ball right into the far-post side netting. In the 43rd minute, Eli got his second goal of the game when he finished from close range after another Max cross from the left flank making it 7 - 2. In the 55th minute, Elijah S., who has been a rock for the team in defense all year, scored his first goal of the season after Will played a perfectly weighted through ball to make it 8 - 2. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team defeated York Prep 6-0 at Red Hook . Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Cross Country Team participated in a Meet at Cadman Plaza. Two of our MS runners Thomas L. and Parker L. took place in a one mile "Fun Run" hosted by Packer Collegiate Institute yesterday. They used the opportunity to run the race as a training run in preparation for today's ISAL Championship Meet at Van Cortlandt Park. They had fun and adhered to Coaches advice on how to approach and run this race. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

10/19/18

The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-23) in the upper gym. The team finished the ISAL regular season in great fashion capturing the regular season title against a very strong opponent, ISAL League Champions!! BWL put up a good fight, but BFS stayed focused and remained consistent throughout the match to prevail. At this point in the season, and as we head to the playoffs, everyone understands their role on the team and knows what it takes to be successful. Way to tea. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Soccer Team defeated Churchill 4-2 at Red Hook. The team finished the ISAL regular season capturing the regular season title, ISAL League Champions!! Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS/US Cross Country Team participated in a Meet at Van Cortlandt Park. BFS had an outstanding MS Championship Meet yesterday. 8th grader Fox K. had an amazing race and all his hard work over the season paid off as he took 1st Place receiving an awesome medal for his efforts. He was trailing another strong runner going into the woods and Coach wasn't sure if he was going to catch him. Fox stayed true to his game plan and gave it everything he had on the hill during the race. He came out of the woods with a narrow margin and turned up the heat on the final stretch coming in first place with a time of 10.15 for the 1K race in a field of 12 total runners. Thomas L. who raced a one mile fun run the day before finished in 8th Place with a time of 12.26. He was followed by Holden C. who came in 10th Place with a time of 13.30. Rounding out the team was Parker L. who also ran a 1 mile fun run the day before placing in 11th Place with a time 13.42. Julian S. made the trip, but unfortunately is recovering from a cold and was told by his doctor to rest up. In the Upper School 5K race sophomore James F. placed 13th overall in a field of 42 runners with a time of 21.02. His mother was there to see in compete and he had an amazing 1.10 improvement over last week's race. Fox K. dad was also at the race to see his son take 1st Place. Great day at the course. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

10/20/18

On Friday BFS MS Volleyball Team defeated Packer 2-0 (25-17, 25-13) down the street). The opponent was one of the most talented squads we faced all season. BFS showed resilience, determination, grit, and great effort to win this match. The team continued its winning ways and remains unbeaten. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls JV Volleyball Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 2-0 (25-18, 19-25, 25-19) in the upper gym. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

Game Highlights for Week of October 8th, 2018

10/11/18

On Wednesday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Churchill 2-0 (26-24, 25-5) on the road. The team came out a bit rusty after the long weekend. After multiple serving and passing errors BFS found themselves down 18-23 in the first set. The team rallied behind a focused and determined five point serving streak by Juna W. and tied up the set at 23 points all. BFS won the side out and served out the set to come from behind and win the first set 26-24. In the second set BFS started strong and remained strong throughout. Buoyed by excellent team defense and the spectacular serving (13 straight points) of Lili B. The final score in the second set was a definitive 25 – 5. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Volleyball Volleyball Team defeated Churchill 3-0 (25-9, 25-19, 25-19) on the road. After a long weekend the team showed a little rust in defeating their opponent. It was a good way to get back on the court against a team that pushed BFS to play hard. Another great learning and playing experience, as BFS head towards the end of the regular season. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys Soccer Team defeated Churchill 5-0 at Calvert Vaux. The team won despite playing the entire game with only nine players. The team worked very hard for one another throughout the first half, closing the opponents’ space, and went into halftime confident and tied 0 - 0. BFS came out in the second half even stronger and counter attacked Churchill brilliantly. In the 33rd minute, Anele T. won the ball on the top of the Churchill box and dribbled past a few defenders before unleashing a shot into the back of the net to break the deadlock. In the 40th minute, Anele turned provider when he played a great through ball to Ilan S. who juked one defender at midfield before bursting behind Churchill’s back four and slotting the ball into the corner to make it 2 - 0. Two minutes later, Max M. made a great run down the left flank before crossing the ball into Churchill’s box for Eli G. to finish the opportunity and make it 3 - 0. Eli beat his defender on the right flank and served in another pinpoint cross to the foot of Anele T who buried his shot to make it 4 - 0 in the 44th minute. Max finished the scoring in the 47th minute when he did a give and go with Eli before beating his defender and curving the ball perfectly into the far post side netting giving the Churchill goalie no chance. The second half was possibly the teams best half of the season and all the boys played incredibly hard and smart. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

10/12/18

On Friday the BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team defeated LREI 3-1 at Calvert Vaux. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

10/13/18

On Friday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Rudolph Steiner 2-0 (25-5, 25-8) in the upper gym. The team had a rock solid victory to close out the week. All players contributed to the victory, as the team showed excellent focus and determination. Consistent serving was the main key to this win. “Defend the Serve!” has become a new cheer for our team, as they are improving their ability to work together and play strong defense when our opponent is able to return our serve. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Rudolph Steiner 3-0 (25-4, 25-3), 25-5 in the upper gym. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Soccer Team defeated Rudolph Steiner 6-1 on Randalls Island. BFS Goals were scored by Emma B-S (2), Bram C., Gade D., Oliver S-P, and Harrison K. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

Game Highlights for Week of October 1st, 2018

10/2/18

On Monday the BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Friends Seminary 3-2 (25-21, 25-12, 24-26, 14-25, 15-13) on the road at Friends. Another five set thriller. The team continues its exciting run, defeating their Friends in an epic battle of the Quakers. BFS showed resilience, determination, grit, and great effort to overcome a competitive Friends team. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls JV Volleyball Team defeated Friends Seminary 2-0 (25-20, 25-15) in the upper gym. The is rolling. Winning there second consecutive home match, defeating their Friends. Aces were served up by Chelsea P., Clair P., Dalilah L., and Nicole A. In addition to the strong serving the girls executed strong offensive and defensive play. Blue Pride at its best. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team defeated Friends Seminary 6-2 at beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys Soccer Team defeated York prep 4-1 on Randalls Island. BFS dominated possession from the start and created some quality chances early on. The teams persistence paid off in the 13th minute when Eli G. made a great run down the left flank and placed a cross right on the foot of Breyton N., who slid the ball around the York Prep goalie into the open net. The team took their foot off the gas after scoring and York Prep created a few good chances, but our veteran goalie Will M. kept them out. In the 28th minute, Breyton got his second goal of the game, the assist again provided by Eli, when he collected the ball on the top of the 18-yard box and buried the shot. In the 34th minute, Anele T. stripped a York Prep player of the ball in the midfield before beating a few players and curling the ball into the bottom corner of the goal making it 3 - 0. York Prep pulled one back in the 50th minute to make it 3-1. In the 56th minute, Eli was first to a 50/50 ball before breaking away from the defenders and dispatching his shot to make it 4 -1. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Girls Soccer team tied Avenues 1-1. Ava C. picked up the goal for BFS. Blue Pride!!

10/3/18

On Tuesday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated York Prep 2-0 (25-8, 25-12) on the road. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated York Prep 3-0 (25-18, 25-7, 25-11) on the road. The team showed great consistency and the ability to stay focused, while defeating their opponent in their gym. Everyone contributed to the victory and over all match. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

10/4/18

On Wednesday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 2-0 (25-15, 26-24) in the upper gym. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Soccer Team defeated Mary McDowell 3-1 in Bay Ridge. The BFS Goals were scored by Oliver S-P, Gabe D., and Bram C. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team defeated Grace 3-1 at Red Hook. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Girls Soccer Team tied LFNY 1-1 at East River Park.

10/5/18

On Thursday the BFS Girls JV Volleyball Team defeated Churchill 2-0 (26-24, 25-21) in the upper gym. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated MMFS 3-0 (25-9, 25-5, 25-3) on the road. The team stayed focused and consistent while defeating their opponent. Everyone stayed focused on the task at hand and took care of business executed the teams game plan. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Soccer Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 5-0 at Calvert Vaux. The BFS Goals were scored by Charles C. in the 22nd minute, Ollie S-P in the 37th minute, Harrison K. in the 53rd minute, Ollie again in the 63rd minute, and Gade D. capped the coring off in the 74th minute. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 7-0 at Randalls Island. BFS played an outstanding all around game. The girls attitude from the start to finish was fantastic . BFS pushed forward from minute one giving the team an early goal and building the teams confidence . The girls became comfortable with each other and where able to score a couple multiple goals assisting each other throughout. The team has been enjoying its winning ways. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys Soccer Team defeated Birch Wathen Lenox 5-1 at Bush Terminal Park. The team came out of the gates flying and pinned BWL deep in their defensive half before winning an indirect free kick twenty-five yards from goal. Lucian A. rolled the ball to the side and Ilan S. struck a rocket into the bottom left corner of the goal making it 1 - 0 BFS. Five minutes later, Eli G. bursted past his defender on the right flank and crossed a perfect ball to Ilan, who made the smart and unselfish pass to Anele T., who dispatched of his shot past the goalie from six yards our. After going up 2 - 0, the players lost the some of the intensity they had at the start of the game. Luckily they picked it back up at the end of the first half and scored two goals in the last four minutes. In a great passing movement, Anele received the ball on the top of the eighteen yard box and smartly flicked the ball over his defenders head. Max M. read the pass and lobbed the ball over the onrushing goalie with a one time shot in the 26th minute. In the 30th minute, Zachary R. played a great through ball down the left flank for Sam K. to run on to before unleashing a fierce left footed shot into the opposite corner making it 4 - 0. The team started the second half lethargically and gave up a goal in the 36th minute to make it 4 - 1. However, they finished the game in style as Elijah S. put a pinpoint cross into the box from a corner kick and Will M. buried the ball into the back of the net with the last kick of the game to make it 5 - 1. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS/US Cross Country Team participated in an ISAL Meet at Van Cortlandt Park. The team had the best meet of the season so far. In the Middle School 1.5K race Fox K. took 1st Place out of 18 total runners finishing with an impressive time of 10.57. Thomas L. came in 5th place with a time of 12.51. Julian S. followed him in 6th Place with a time of 13.16. Rounding out the team was Parker L. finishing in 8th place with a time of 13.57. In the Upper School race James F. showed a lot of grit narrowly beating a runner at the line for a 13th place finish out of 41 total runners with a time of 22.13 for the 5K race. Our boys continue to show improvement over the course of the season and this meet really showed it. The Coach is extremely proud of our team and its progress. Blue Pride!!


Game Highlights for Week of September 24th, 2018

9/25/18

On Monday the BFS Girls Varsity Soccer Team defeated Dwight 3-2 at Randalls Island. It was a nice league victory. Freshman Nina G. had a hat trick. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Soccer Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep 9-1 at Calvert Vaux. The team continued its winning ways. Gabe D. picked up 5 goals tying a school record. Jordan B. added a hat trick. And Walker T. had a goal for BFS. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Boys Soccer Team defeated Dwight 5-0 at Randalls Island. The team improved its record to 2 - 1. Despite only having eleven players for the game, meaning no subs, every player worked tirelessly for one another all game. Despite dominating possession and moving the ball better than they had in our previous two games, our finishing was lacking until the last minute of the first half. Eli G. received the ball on the top of the box and slipped a through ball for Anele T. to dispatch in the 30th minute. The goal galvanized the team, and Anele doubled his goal tally for the game in the 34th minute when he blew past a number of defenders to emphatically strike the ball into the back of the net unassisted. In the 41st minute, Anele turned provider when he crossed the ball to Will M., who rifled a shot past the Dwight goalie. The goal was Will first in MS soccer, as he has predominantly played goalie this year and last season. In the 48th minute, Breyton N. got his first goal of the season as well, after a great through ball from Lucian A. In the 51st minute, Eli wrapped up the scoring by bursting through the defense during a lightning-fast counterattack and slotting the ball calmly into the corner. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Dwight 2-1 (25-20, 23-25, 15-12) at the Dwight School Athletic Center. The Panthers faced a tough opponent at a tough gym. All players worked hard to adjust both their serving and passing techniques to the gymnasium - an admirable accomplishment for Middle Schoolers! Their teamwork improved with each game of the match! Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls JV Volleyball Team defeated Dwight 2-1 (22-25, 25-12, 25-18) at the Dwight School Athletic Center. The is on a roll. The team came from behind again. BFS saw outstanding offense from Loane B., Lilly B., and Brianna G. BFS had strong defense play from Garance S-M, Danielle G., and Ava P. Great setting from Delila L. And awesome serving from Chelsea P. and Clair B. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Dwight 3-0 (25-9, 25-19, 25-18) in the upper gym. The players continue getting used to each other on the court and continue to learn their individual role on the team. The Girls keeping making strides and great progress. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

9/26/18

On Tuesday the BFS Boys Varsity Soccer Team defeated York Prep 4-1 at Red Hook. The team continued its winning ways. Gabe D. picked up a hat trick adding to his team leading number of goals. Harrison K. added a goal for BFS. Way to go team. Five in a row. Blue Pride!!

9/27/18

On Wednesday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Leman Prep 2-0 (25-8, 25-21) in the upper gym. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball defeated Leman Prep 3-2 (25-22, 19-25, 25-16, 24-26, 17-15) on the road. It was an exciting match across the river. BFS prevailed. This game was a big test of perseverance and teamwork. Leman Prep provided a great challenge, pushing BFS to dig deep in order to succeed. It was a rollercoaster of a game, where both teams played very intense while exchanging sets. At the end of the day BFS kept their service in, and defended their side of the court with great pride. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

9/28/18

On Thursday the BFS MS/US Cross Country Team participated in an ISAL Meet at Van Cortlandt Park. It was another nice day at the park. This was the teams second meet of the season. The MS race was 1.5K. There were 212 runners involved today. Julian S. placed 79th with a time of 12:25.3, Parker L. placed 171st overall with a time of 14:56.7, and finishing in 172nd place with a time of 14:57.2. was Thomas L. Way to go MS runners. The US team was represented by our leader and veteran racer sophomore James F. who towed the line with 40 boys in a 5K (3.2) mile race. He placed 13th overall with an unofficial time of 22.53. Way to go James. The team looks forward to the next one. Blue Pride!!

9/29/18

On Friday the BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Packer 3-2 (17-25, 25-22, 25-15, 24-26,15-12) in the upper gym. What a thrilling match on a Friday afternoon. The team represented BFS with great pride today, defeating their local rivals in one of the most intense matches of the season. In front of a wonderful packed crowd, BFS showed great perseverance, effort, determination, and heart. The players continue improving their individual skills as well as their ability to work together as a team in accomplishing their goals. Blue Pride Runs Deep, Friends Forever!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Soccer Team tied Grace Church 2-2 at Bush Terminal. Gabe D. picked up another goal for BFS, and Jesse I. also scored. The team remains undefeated. Blue Pride!!

Game Highlights for Week of September 17th, 2018

9/18/18

On Monday the BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated Friends Seminary 2-0 (25-16, 25-10) on the road to kick off the middle school season. The team had a strong start to its season defeated Quaker rival Friends Seminary. All team members contributed to this victory, as they demonstrated solid serving and passing skills. 8th grader Nadia A. served five straight service points in the first game and eleven straight in the second game. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Soccer Team defeated Garden 8-1 on Randalls Island. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

9/21/18

On Thursday the BFS MS Boys Soccer Team defeated Brooklyn Heights Montessori 6-2 at Red Hook. Great way to kick off the season. The team started the game with a very fast pace and opened the up the scoring in the 6th minute through a Max M. strike that was assisted by Theo S. The team got a little too confident after the first goal and gave up an equalizer two minutes later to make it 1-1. Despite the setback, they picked back up where they started and in the 16th minute, scored a beautiful team goal that culminated with Itai K. sliding a perfect through ball to Anele T. who fired a shot past the opposing goalie. Anele T. scored the next two goals, one on either side of halftime, to make it 4-1 BFS. The first was a fantastic solo run and shot, and the second was the result of another great team passing move in which Itai K. again supplied the final pass. Itai K. got on the scoresheet himself in the 41st minute thanks to a heads-up play in which he intercepted the ball from the opposing teams goal-kick and slotted the ball past the keeper. Brooklyn Heights Montessori School pulled one back in the 43rd minute before Max M. scored his second of the game to solidify the win. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS/US Cross Country Team participated in an ISAL Meet at Van Cortlandt Park. It was a nice day to start the season. The MS race was 1.5K and our team veteran Fox K. took 3rd overall with a time of 12.15 and finished 3rd out of a field of 13 total competitors. In his first race, Tomas L. placed 5th with a time of 12.35. Also in his first race Holden C. placed 10th overall in a time of 13.37 and close behind in 11th place with a time of 13.41 was Parker L. who finished his first race. Unfortunately, Julian S. sprained his ankle earlier in the week and was unable to compete, but he made the trip up to cheer on and support his teammates. Coach was very proud of this group who dug deep and giving it their all today. The US team was represented by our leader and veteran racer sophomore James F. who towed the line with 44 boys in a 5K (3.2) mile race. He placed 11th overall with an unofficial time of 23.30. Coach looks forward to see these runners improve and compete in the rest of the meets this season. Blue Pride!!

9/22/18

On Friday the BFS Boys Varsity Soccer Team defeated Leman Manhattan Prep 3-1 at Calvert Vaux. Another nice win. Gabe D. scored 2 goals and Bram C. had 1 goal. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS MS Girls Volleyball Team defeated LREI 2-0 (25-12, 25-17) in the upper gym. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls JV Volleyball Team defeated LREI 2-1 (23-25, 25-6, 25-16) in the upper gym. The team had a successful run in their first home game. After dropping the first set 23-25 the girls rallied back in Blue Pride fashion taking the next two sets 25-6, 25-16 to win the league match. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated LREI 3-1 (25-21, 25-22, 15-25, 25-19). The team showed great improvement with their effort and determination while defeating a very strong opponent. The girls played hard and stayed focused throughout most of the match. Everyone ion the team is starting to understand and embrace their role. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!


Game Highlights for Week of September 10th, 2018

Blue Pride Runs Deep Friends Forever!!

9/14/18

On Thursday the BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Bay Ridge Prep 3-0 (25-9, 25-19, 25-15) on the road to kick off the season. The game provided great feedback for what the varsity team is capable of doing this season. Now the players have a little better understanding of what they need to work on to accomplish their goals. The team showed great determination and teamwork. The Players and Coaches are looking forward to having another successful season. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

9/15/18

On Friday the BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team defeated Staten Island Academy 3-0 (25-4, 25-16, 25-9) on the road at Staten Island. Two in a row. The team played with great consistency and is starting to understand the system. Everyone is contributing to the teams early success and strong start. The team showed great serving and very clean transitions. BFS GVVB is really looking forward to representing our school with great pride at the Masters Invitational Tournament (Saturday 9/15/18). Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Girls JV Volleyball Team defeated Staten Island Academy 2-0 (25-9, 25-21) on the road at Staten Island. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

The BFS Boys Varsity Soccer Team defeated Staten Island Academy 3-0 at Bush Terminal. Way to go team. Blue Pride!!

9/16/18

On Saturday the BFS Girls Varsity Volleyball Team competed in the 2018 Masters Invitational Volleyball Tournament at the Masters School in Dobbs Ferry.


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 a 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

Blue Pride Runs Deep Friends Forever!!

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!!