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Seniors mourn loss of final spring season

Lauren Kuo (left) and Jessica Bowen (right) get pumped up before their 2019 State Cross Country Meet.  Kuo and Bowen have been on the team since freshman year and were disappointed when their last season was cancelled.

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Online Editor

May 30, 2020

Prom, graduation, beach week. Seniors have lost multiple important milestones this year. For senior athletes, they’re missing out on something else too: their final season.  “I was really disappointed when I heard it was cancelled,” cross country and track co-captain Jessica Bowen said.  “I wanted t...

NFL Draft virtually broadcasts top picks

Joe Burrow, the LSU quarterback who led his team to a National Championship, was drafted first overall by the Cincinatti Bengals in the 2020 NFL Draft.

By Allison Jacobs, Editor-in-Chief

May 29, 2020

Due to social distancing and Coronavirus, the 2020 National Football League (NFL) Draft was broadcasted on TV, but was executed via Facetime calls from team coaches to the players being drafted. The first round of picks started on April 23rd, the second and third rounds on April 24th and the fourth th...

WCHS students stay active during quarantine

Senior Michael Castelli has been using dance as a way to cope during quarantine. Him and his friend have started teaching dance classes to help others stay active during this time.

By Ela Jalil, News Editor

May 29, 2020

Amidst this crazy time of the coronavirus quarantine, many people have stayed in their homes for months now. Schools were not the only thing that were shut down on March 15. Some spring sports never even got to begin their season, or just got two weeks of games and practices before school was cancelled.  ...

ESPN provides entertainment for sports fans during COVID

Scottie Pippen (left) and Michael Jordan (right) both appeared in the documentary

By Ava Freeman, Features Editor

May 13, 2020

At the start of Mar., thousands of athletes around the globe mourned the abrupt ending to their season as a result of COVID-19. This included athletes who played for club sports, high school or college teams and professional players from all sports for the next several months. Not only has this unexp...

Coronavirus doesn’t stop sports teams from practicing

Zoom is the most popular app that WCHS athletes have used to video conference. It has heavily used for online schooling in MCPS.

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor

May 11, 2020

Coronavirus has shut down school entirely, ruining the year for many students. Not only has this shutdown affected academics, it has also disrupted the sports schedule for WCHS teams. However, teams like boys soccer and basketball have adapted, turning to online calls to stay in playing shape. ...

WCHS Varsity Wrestling members compete at individual state tournament

Junior Max Kessler earning a point for his takedown against a very skilled opponent.

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

Casey Meretta and his teammates on the WCHS Swim and Dive team pose with their trophy. The won second place at the Maryland State Championships.

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

Martin playing at the Governor's Challenge in Salisbury, Md. She won honorable mention accolades in their elite showcase over winter break.

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

Noah Rutberg, Madison Cuthbert, and Leah Rubino all express themselves through their  sports and are able to continue doing so in college.

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

2019 WCHS baseball team posing for a

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

Athletes prepare for an exciting tournament in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic. Players from all over the country and even athletes from Canada, Holland, China and Puerto Rico have come to participate in one of the most exciting and unforgettable events of the year.

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

Senior Jomo Goings goes for a dunk during a game against Quince Orchard. The boys basketball team is looking for a long run in their season's playoffs.

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 ...

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