It is a great time of year for many Tabor athletes because it is Winter Tournament time! Our Boys’ and Girls’ Hockey and Basketball teams all compete in the coming weeks.
For over 30 years now the boys’ hockey team has been competing at the Avon “Christmas Classic” every year. And, the girls’ ice hockey team, 2018 ISL champs, has their own tradition of traveling to Taft’s Patsy Odden Tournament. On January 1st and 2nd, Tabor will host the 25th Annual Joshua Weeks Hockey Tournament where our players’ hockey skills are put to the test against Kents Hill. Let’s fill the tank with Seawolf Superfans!
In basketball, Tabor’s coach Will Becker takes his talented girls' basketball team (also 2018 ISL champs) to the Nickerson Tournament at the Noble and Greenough School where the top girls prep teams compete every December. Boys' basketball coach Chris Millette worked together with Phillips Exeter coach to establish the Seacoast Classic which now includes teams from Tabor, Trinity Pawling, St. Sebastian’s, and involves a dozen elite Boys' Class A basketball teams. The basketball team will be in action at home on Friday, Dec. 14th and Saturday, Dec. 15th.
Each of these teams are super competitive and fun to watch. So, be sure to keep up with all the action happening around New England this month: check out our tournament webpage here to see a schedule of all the games.
We hope to see you during this exciting winter season cheering on the Seawolves!
Tabor Academy invites the public to their performance of their winter musical, Heathers: The Musical (HSE) on February 14-16 at 7:30 PM.
Heathers: The Musical, a satire dealing with the challenges of teen life, became an Off-Broadway hit in 2014. Because the subject matter was so relevant to high schools, the creators of the show, Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe, worked closely with Pearce High School in Richardson, TX, from 2015 through 2016 to develop a “toned-down,” high school edition (HSE) of the show. Tabor’s director, Mark Howland said, “While Heathers: The Musical (HSE) delves into such hot-button topics as body shaming, sexual harassment, and suicide, it does so with humor and sensitivity. The creators have claimed in fact that they feel the show is about female empowerment. Rather than avoid these taboo topics, Heathers: The Musical (HSE) tackles them head on but through the lens of satire, showing us that high schoolers need to be kinder to each other, and adults who work with them need to be more clued in. Our goal is that the show be a catalyst for the school community to further awareness and empathy.”
The show runs February 14, 15, 16 at 7:30 PM in Tabor’s Fireman Center for the Performing Arts in Hoyt Hall at 245 Front Street, Marion. It is free and open to the public, no tickets or reservations required.