In a Fox/Hound Basketball game last weekend, that is sure to go down in the history books, our girls played outside, wearing masks, in below-freezing temps for as long as was safely possible until the falling sleet made the court too slippery. Congrats to the Hounds for winning back the cup!
The Hounds not only defeated the Foxes, 8-6, in Big Game to claim the coveted Cup for the first time in two years, but they also won the Middle (Brush/Stern) Game, 8-6, while the Foxes won Little (Cub/Puppy) Game 7-3.
With a determination to keep everyone safe in the face of the pandemic and to honor the spirit of Fox/Hound, the School’s oldest and most beloved tradition was played outdoors for the first time in decades — this time on the Audrey Bruce Currier Library Courtyard. Since current gathering restrictions prevented families and alumnae from attending the games, there was a 21st-century twist — livestreaming! From all across the globe, Foxes and Hounds tuned in to see the action in real-time, safely.
Originally planned to include the full pageantry and length of games traditional for Fox/Hound Basketball, as the day dawned and the weather began to deteriorate, the games were shortened to two periods with very little time between Little and Middle games and only enough time for an abbreviated March In before Big Game. Ultimately, even Big Game was called after the first period due to slippery and unsafe conditions. As Stephanie Young ‘00, Interim Dean of Students put it after all was said and done, “We managed to out-think COVID, but we couldn’t beat the freezing rain!”
Still, with all of the enthusiasm, understanding hearts, and spirit of the Fox/Hound tradition — true friends through and to the end — the girls celebrated teammates and rivals alike, ending the morning with hugs, a round of thunderous cheers, and some hot beverages!
Thank you to all of the family members and alumnae who watched the games via livestream to support their team and enjoy this treasured tradition!
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