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Scoreboard memorial unites baseball community

Scoreboard memorial unites baseball community

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

May 15, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports

The Andy Ehrlich Memorial Scoreboard Dedication took place on May 6th at 5pm at Chuck Stevens Field. The varsity baseball team was scheduled to play their last regular season game following the ceremony against Clarksburg High School, however it was cancelled due to unplayable field conditions. Andy Ehrl...

Butler makes a fast-break into lacrosse success

Butler makes a fast-break into lacrosse success

By Ella Kaminsky, Features Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring

Number 14, Jack Butler, receives a pass from across the field. Butler cradles the ball as he takes a shot and scores! WCHS receives a point, and the student section is all on their feet chanting and cheering with excitement. Senior and lacrosse captain Jack Butler has played varsity lacrosse since...

Athlete of the Month: May 2019

Athlete of the Month: May 2019

By Caitlyn Jennings, Senior Writer

May 7, 2019


Filed under Athlete of the Month, Sports, Spring

WCHS is full of talented and skilled athletes. While this is a positive contributor to increased school spirit, it can have negative effects on students who are looking to play on a varsity team as an underclassman. “Ryann is a great captain,” senior Anna Kim said. “She is good at motivating...

Boys volleyball secures an impressive season

Boys volleyball secures an impressive season

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring, Top Stories

This season marks the 28th year that WCHS has had a boys varsity volleyball program. The team (10-1) had a very successful season with wins against Blake, Kennedy, B-CC, Whitman, Richard Montgomery, Wooton, Paint Branch, Clarksburg, Sherwood and Springbrook high schools. The Bulldogs’ only loss came...

WCHS ultimate frisbee club creates fun and competitive environment

WCHS ultimate frisbee club creates fun and competitive environment

By Emma Chen, Assistant Observations Editor

April 10, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

All around WCHS, a student can see and hear announcements for joining the school’s ultimate frisbee team. Except it’s not a team—it’s a club that runs in the fall and spring. Captained in 2018-2019 by Ben Malech and Jerry Liu, the Ultimate Frisbee Club at WCHS is known for being a great way ...

Allied softball teaches students importance of teamwork

Allied softball teaches students importance of teamwork

By Sophie Liss, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring, Top Stories

When you think of a typical WCHS spring sport, lacrosse, tennis or baseball may come to mind. However, with a co-ed team that unites to value teamwork and team spirit over individual statistics and results, one spring sport is unlike the rest: allied softball. Allied softball is playing its fourth...

Athlete of the Month: April 2019

Athlete of the Month: April 2019

By Allison Jacobs, Assistant News Editor

April 1, 2019


Filed under Athlete of the Month, Sports, Top Stories, Winter

Freshman Jaden Selby has set a new standard as a young wrestler on the mat, taking on opponents two or even three years older than him and still dominating each match. He was also one of only three wrestlers on the team to qualify for states. Selby has been wrestling for nine years and was one of...

Boys varsity swim and dive brings home state championships

Boys varsity swim and dive brings home state championships

By Joe Raab, Sports Editor

March 8, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

The boys varsity swim and dive team conquered the state championships on Feb. 24. This is the second year in a row that the boys have brought home a state title. They were led by captains Steven Mendley, John Nguyen and Sean Nguyen. “Our team was very successful this year because of how big this year’s team was...

Student-athlete on the fast-track to success

Student-athlete on the fast-track to success

By Sacha Feldberg, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter

As the spring sports season begins and multi-sport athletes transition from last season, few can say that they are entering a season in which they have been on the varsity team for three years. Even fewer can say that they play one varsity sport, but are being recruited for another varsity sport. Sophomore...

Athlete of the Month: March 2019

Athlete of the Month: March 2019

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2019


Filed under Athlete of the Month, Sports, Top Stories, Winter

Senior Cat Correa has proved herself to be a dominant force on the basketball court, playing a large role in the WCHS girls varsity basketball team’s strongest season since 2003--the year they won the state championship. Correa has been on the varsity team since her freshman year, and she has been...

WCHS Boys Lacrosse prepares for a winning season

WCHS Boys Lacrosse prepares for a winning season

By Eli Gordon, Sports Editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Spring

The WCHS boys lacrosse team is excited and ready for the 2019 season. They were one of MCPS’ best teams last year, making it all the way to the state finals for the second year in a row. They unfortunately lost in overtime. Regardless, they finished as the second best boys lacrosse team in MD....

WCHS basketball prepares for memorable playoff run

WCHS basketball prepares for memorable playoff run

By Riley Hurr, News Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter

With another season filled with excitement and energy, the WCHS girls varsity basketball team continues to dominate its competition. Continuously practicing hard six days a week, the team is 13-1 as of Jan. 23. Winning most games by a wide margin, they are still constantly looking to improve their plays...

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