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Top 10: Stories of 2016

December 31, 2016

Thank you for following the Bears in 2016!

Over the past year this blog recorded new records in views (60,942) and visitors (15,183) in its seventh year as the hub of Blue and White athletics.

Here are the top 10 most read stories of 2016.


#10 | Jones Signs with Franklin Pierce | 4/14/2016

Last April senior Rosa Jones signed a National Letter of Intent to play Division II golf for Franklin Pierce College

#9 | Boys’ Soccer Wins League Championship | 10/21/2016

The boys’ soccer team capped a memorable season by winning the program’s first league title since 2004.

#8 | Coach Hickey Notches 300th Win | 1/8/2016

In a win over Port Jeff, Coach Mike Hickey became the first Stony Brook coach, in any sport, to reach the 300-win plateau.

#7 | Memories are Made of This: How it all Began | 5/9/2016

In his first of several articles, the esteemed D. Bruce Lockerbie, a former faculty member and coach, recollects his first interaction with the Stony Brook School.

#6 | Skorobohaty Closes Career with a Flourish | 2/16/2016

Senior Annie Skorobohaty closed her basketball career as one of the deadliest 3-point shooters on Long Island.

#5 | Bears Rock Nassau in LI Championship | 3/1/2016

The boys’ basketball team won its third Long Island Championship in program history in a 52-33 victory over East Rockaway.

#4 | Etienne Wins State Championship | 6/11/2016

Jyles Etienne became the sixth individual New York State Champion in school history by winning the state high jump crown with a leap of 6’10”.

#3 | Bears with Sticks: The Remarkable Rise of Stony Brook Lacrosse | 6/28/2010

A story, published in 2010, that follows the boys’ lacrosse programs’ history from it’s humble beginnings as a junior varsity team to its peak as one of the strongest programs on Long Island.

#2 | Memories are Made of This: Dream, Disappointment, Deliverance | 9/7/2016

D. Bruce Lockerbie shares memories from his incredible running career, how tantalizingly close he came to his Olympic dreams, and the redemption he received forty years later.

#1 | On This Day in History – 2007 | 3/1/2016

An article published on the anniversary of Dan Shanks ’92 being named to the Carolinas-Virginia Athletics Conference All-Time men’s basketball team.


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