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WCHS Varsity Wrestling members compete at individual state tournament

WCHS Varsity Wrestling members compete at individual state tournament

By David Malament, Promotions Manager

March 7, 2020

On Saturday, Feb. 22, the 14 members of the WCHS varsity wrestling team went to the individual state tournament. Although the team’s season is over, following a lackluster season, members of the team hope to compete for individual recognition.  “I have the No. 14 seed and I am wrestling against the No. thr...

WCHS Swim and Dive team takes second place at States

WCHS Swim and Dive team takes second place at States

By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager

March 7, 2020

After winning first place in the Maryland Public School State Championship the last two years, the WCHS boys Swim and Dive team (CHSSD) had high hopes of bringing home another victory this year. While they came up a little short this year, their hard work throughout the season was enough to lead them ...

Athlete of the Month: Brittini Martin

Athlete of the Month: Brittini Martin

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

It is only the third game of the girl’s varsity basketball season. Senior captain Brittini Martin takes a shot and scores just like any other game. But it is not just any other bucket. With this shot, Martin has reached the 1,000th point in her WCHS career. In the history of girls basketball at WCHS, on...

WCHS athletes prepare for future in the NCAA

WCHS athletes prepare for future in the NCAA

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor

March 3, 2020

For most athletes, the last game they play in their senior year can seem like the end of an era. But for some WCHS sports stars, it is just the beginning.  Being able to play the sport that you love in college is very difficult, as there are so many athletes around the world that are just as good, ...

WCHS baseball team prepares to make school history

WCHS baseball team prepares to make school history

By David Malament, Promotions Manager

March 3, 2020

In 2019, the WCHS baseball team had a record setting season going far deeper into the postseason than in recent years. Following the graduation of multiple talented seniors, the team has gained some fresh faces and a boatload of young talent. “Last year was a massive success within the WCHS baseball prog...

Capitol Hill Classic: 968 teams, 122 courts

Capitol Hill Classic: 968 teams, 122 courts

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager

March 3, 2020

Step up to the court. Take a deep breath. Listen to the spectators behind you cheering you on. Toss the ball into the air above your head. Wait for that perfect moment. Now. Serve the ball and send it flying over the net. The game has begun.  That’s just what most servers experience as they step up to th...

Boys basketball team looks to out-dunk the competition

Boys basketball team looks to out-dunk the competition

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

Down by one against rival division champs Blake High School, the ball is inbounded by senior Ryan Flax. The crowd is cheering, and Flax inbounds the ball. After a shot by the Bulldogs falls short, senior Jake Berlin rises, grabbing the offensive rebound and scoring the game winning putback. The WCHS ...

Bulldog Bash raises money for WCHS athletics program

Bulldog Bash raises money for WCHS athletics program

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

March 1, 2020

Sorry kids, you must be 21 or over to go to the Bulldog Bash, the annual fundraiser for the WCHS athletics department hosted by the Booster Club. The event will take place on Saturday, March 14 at The Barking Dog in Bethesda. From 6:30 to 10 p.m., attendees can bid on silent auction items, eat appet...

Four WCHS winter sports teams win division champions title

Four WCHS winter sports teams win division champions title

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

March 1, 2020

The winter of 2019-2020 was a historic season for WCHS sports. The season featured a total of four division championships and was a great representation of all of the hard work all the athletes put in throughout the year. Division Championships were won by boys swim and dive, poms, girls varsity baske...

Athlete of the Month: Noah Rutberg

Athlete of the Month: Noah Rutberg

By Ela Jalil, Assistant News Editor

February 1, 2020

Senior Noah Rutberg has acquired certain fame around school, known as the WCHS student who qualified for the 2020 Olympic trials and for committing to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill for swimming.  Rutberg started swimming with his summer swim team when he was only six and started sw...

Five-peat team glides into another successful season

Five-peat team glides into another successful season

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

January 30, 2020

WCHS ice hockey has had a longstanding tradition of success, shown by the five straight state championships the team has won. The program has won eight state championships total, earning them the title of the most dominant MCPS hockey team. “The history of WCHS ice hockey motivates us to win,” senior...

Freshman Chris Hacopian commits to Wake Forest

Freshman Chris Hacopian commits to Wake Forest

By Ari Dimitoglou, Photo Manager

January 30, 2020

One may wonder how a freshman baseball player from Maryland gets noticed by one of the best universities in the nation. Shortstop for the Mid-Atlantic Red Sox, Chris Hacopian, knew in his heart that he wanted to play baseball from a very young age. Starting at the age of four, Hacopian discovered hi...

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