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  • Basketball - Boys Highlander

    2017 - 2018

    The Gunnery basketball program stresses hard work, fundamentals, teamwork, and discipline at our core and we look to develop these skills within the structure of the team.

    Considered one of the premier leagues in the country, we play in the very competitive New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC), which had seven players taken in the 2014 NBA draft. Each year we play a competitive 24 game schedule  and each year have non-conference games against Trinity Pawling, Cheshire Academy, Salisbury School, Choate Rosemary Hall, and Williston Northampton School.  In the 2014 season, the varsity team completed an 12-8, barely missing the playoffs, with Mason Pollock receiving All-League recognition.

    Boys Basketball at The Gunnery has a long and storied history. The Gunnery has a solid tradition in basketball from the legendary teams of the 1940’s and 1950’s with Coach Beebe, who won seven Tri-State League titles during this time. The Gunnery also had solid teams during the 1980’s and 1990’s. Gunnery teams have always showed great competitive spirit, outstanding sportsmanship, and the never ending pursuit for excellence. Many Gunnery players have continued playing at the college level, and recent graduates have gone off to play at Colby College, Babson College, Vermont Military Institute, Cleveland State, and Ware. The Gunnery basketball teams have also had many players who enjoy playing the game but are not looking to play at the college level, and just want to help the team succeed in any way they can. If you are interested in becoming a part of the program and feel as though you can contribute through your character, hard work, and enthusiastic play, please feel free to contact me. 
    Andrew Russo
    Head Coach

Team Schedule

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Away
Cancelled
League
vs.
Avon Old Farms School
@ Avon Old Farms School
Away
League
vs.
Chase Collegiate School
Win 24-23
@ Chase Collegiate School
Home
League
vs.
Taft School
Loss 17-81
@ Memorial - Lower Gym - L Gym
Away
Cancelled
League
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Suffield Academy
@ Suffield Academy
Away
Cancelled
League
vs.
Avon Old Farms School
@ Avon Old Farms School
Away
League
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Avon Old Farms School
Loss 26-46
@ Avon Old Farms School
Home
Rescheduled
League
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Forman School
Loss 31-33
@ Memorial - Lower Gym - L Gym
Away
League
vs.
Taft School
Loss 26-51
@ Taft School
Home
Cancelled
League
vs.
Rumsey Hall School
@ Memorial - Lower Gym - L Gym
Away
League
vs.
Indian Mountain School
Loss 20-42
@ Indian Mountain School
Home
League
vs.
Forman School
Loss 31-33
@ Memorial - Lower Gym - L Gym
Home
League
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Suffield Academy
14-39
@ Memorial - Lower Gym - L Gym
Away
League
vs.
Forman School
Loss 22-32
@ Forman School

Team Coaches

List of 7 news stories.

  • Gunnery loses finale....

    Gunnery hoped to pull out a win in the last game against Forman but their shooting came up short in the loss.  Overall a great season of good sportsmanship and great improvement.  A nice job by the boys overall.
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  • Gunnery-Taft Rematch Goes to Taft

    Knowing the rematch against Taft was going to be a tough game, the Highlanders brought energy and determination with them when they travelled to Watertown, Ct. Although still a loss, more movement on offense and better focus on defense led to a stronger result for The Gunnery. John Meyer scored 13 points, while Erik Guftafson put up 3 threes to earn 9. Colten Cicarelli and Mathes Payne followed with one basket each. Payne had 12 rebounds, Meyer had 7 rebounds and 4 steals, and Gufstafson had 5 rebounds.
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  • Highlanders Lose to Forman by Two

    The Gunnery faced Forman in a tightly contested game that was decided only in the last few minutes of play. Forman took an early lead, but in the second half The Gunnery outscored Forman 15 to 10. John Meyer led The Highlanders on the scoreboard, making four 3s and a 2 to post 14 points. Erik Gufstafon and Mathes Payne each put up 6 points, While Colten Cicarelli scored 3 and Tim Tscheppe 2. Austin Ngo had 6 rebounds, Payne had 6 rebounds and 4 steals, Vogtland had 5 rebounds, and Tshceppe had 5 rebounds. The Highlanders will travel to Litchfield, CT for a re-match with Forman on 2/21. 
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  • Senior Jerry Cheng Honored at Last Home Game

    Highlander Basketball's four-year veteran, Jerry Cheng, was honored at his final home game played Saturday, Feb. 17 against Suffield. The entire Boys Varsity Hockey Team and several of Cheng's classmates were in attendance. The Gunnery played very well against a tough oponent, improving their play intentionally throughout the course of a fast-paced, physical game. Teamwork, communication, and movement on offense were key. Mathes Payne led The Gunnery scoreboard with 8 points, while Erik Gufstafon and John Meyer each put up a three. In a somewhat ignominious ending, Cheng fouled out, but commented that it was just one more experience he was able to have before his career was over.
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  • Gunnery falls in strong effort at Avon

    Gunnery only had 6 players as they traveled to Avon.  They started slowly, but kept fighting to the end and almost played even in the second half.  Standout defense by the group led by Payne’s rebounding and Cheng‘s tough denial.  Good building block game.
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  • Tough Game Against Taft

    Blaire Farrar
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  • Highlander Basketball Edges Chase 24-23

    Blaire Farrar
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Team Statistics

Overall Statistics
W L T %
1 6 0 14.3

Team Roster

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Founded in 1850 by abolitionist, educator, and outdoorsman Frederick Gunn, The Gunnery is a coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12/post-graduate. Dedicated teacher-mentor-coaches challenge students to reach their full potential in a home-like setting where character and citizenship are valued as much as intellect and achievement. Individualized attention and high expectations help young learners develop not only the skills and confidence they will need in college, but also the moral compass and love of learning that will serve them well in life. The school attracts ambitious, academically curious students who will both shine as unique individuals and thrive as contributing members of a deeply connected community. By the time they graduate, Gunnery students have become well rounded, grounded young adults with a sharpened sense of who they are and who they want to become.