Forum for Feb. 22, 2024: Poking the Bears

Sharp-eyed reader Ann Seibert, of Norwich, noted with some puzzlement that the Hanover High School hockey players depicted in the Feb 16 Valley News were called Bears, but wore uniforms with the school's old Marauders mascot. So she fabbed up a new page with some stitched-on bears and sent it to the Forum.

Sharp-eyed reader Ann Seibert, of Norwich, noted with some puzzlement that the Hanover High School hockey players depicted in the Feb 16 Valley News were called Bears, but wore uniforms with the school's old Marauders mascot. So she fabbed up a new page with some stitched-on bears and sent it to the Forum. "I just felt like, how long has it been since they've been the bears?" she said in a brief phone interview. The Forum reached out to Hanover High Athletic Director Megan Sobel, who reminded us that the adoption of the Bears as the new mascot was always intended to happen over time. According to a statement put out by the school's Council, its student governing body, nearly two years ago: "The transition to the Bear mascot will take place over many years as we have decided not to spend additional money on replacing the Marauder. Therefore, the Marauder logo still exists on uniforms that have not yet been replaced as well as our gym floor and turf field."

Published: 02-23-2024 5:11 PM

Sharp-eyed reader Ann Seibert, of Norwich, noted with some puzzlement that the Hanover High School hockey players depicted in the Feb 16 Valley News were called Bears, but wore uniforms with the school’s old Marauders mascot. So she fabbed up a new page with some stitched-on bears and sent it to the Forum. “I just felt like, how long has it been since they’ve been the Bears?” she said in a brief phone interview. The Forum reached out to Hanover High athletic director Megan Sobel, who reminded us that the adoption of the Bears as the new mascot was always intended to happen over time. According to a statement put out by the school’s council, its student governing body, nearly two years ago: “The transition to the Bear mascot will take place over many years, as we have decided not to spend additional money on replacing the Marauder. Therefore, the Marauder logo still exists on uniforms that have not yet been replaced as well as our gym floor and turf field.”

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