Family Weekend pump-up: Rally and Beam signing

Pumping up for the Winter Family Weekend and its lineup of athletic contests, seniors led an all-school pep rally in the Gordon Field House. Topping it off was the signing of the beam for the new indoor athletic facility, the construction of which is underway.The whole school filled the bleachers in the Gordon Field House as Class I’s “Pep Boys” led the cheers. Act II was a hilarious mismatch of sixies facing off against seniors at the hoops before Latin master Darian Reid ’05 settled the matter with a slam-dunk. RL Football mascot, the Fox, made an appearance to everyone’s delight. Finally, the boys filed outside, by class, to sign their names on the I-beam, which was set up for the purpose and will become part of the new indoor athletic facility.See photos here.Winter Family Weekend saw victories for varsity hockey over Groton, varsity wrestling and third basketball over Nobles, and junior hockey over Thayer. Varsity and jv basketball ceded to Nobles after close, hard-fought games.