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Team captains play an important role in sports

Team captains play an important role in sports

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

January 3, 2020

Many high schools have vastly different sports but one thing these sports all have in common is the role of the captains on these teams.  Although every sport varies in the number of captains on the team, ranging anywhere from one to five, the impact the captain(s) have on the team is similar thr...

Boys swim team prepares for vicious competition season

Boys swim team prepares for vicious competition season

By David Malament, Promotions Manager

December 17, 2019

The WCHS boys swim team has had a very historic past, winning the state title the past two years. This year, the team hopes to repeat their past success which will be hard after the graduation of a few key seniors. Even though there will be some growing pains, the team is optimistic and ready for the...

Spirits are high as WCHS athletic teams build bonds

Spirits are high as WCHS athletic teams build bonds

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager

December 17, 2019

The WCHS family is built on many things, but one strong foundation of the Bulldogs community is athletics. Sports teams give a sense of belonging, spirit and connection with other students and these qualities are especially present when teams succeed. This past season, many WCHS teams have taken the ...

Girls basketball prepares to rock another season

Girls basketball prepares to rock another season

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

December 17, 2019

The WCHS varsity girls basketball season is in full force. After a tough loss to BCC in the playoffs last season, the team has come back stronger than ever with the addition of four talented new freshmen.  “Even though it was a lot to take in at first, everyone was very welcoming and the transit...

Lifelong dream comes true for Ravens fan

Lifelong dream comes true for Ravens fan

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor

December 17, 2019

For most sports fans, getting an on-field experience is nothing but a pipe dream. But thanks to some great luck, one die-hard Ravens fan from WCHS is making that dream a reality. Michael Robinson, a WCHS junior, has been able to step on an NFL football field and see what it feels like to be a player be...

Athlete of the Month: Hannah Hankim

Athlete of the Month: Hannah Hankim

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor

December 17, 2019

Practicing three to four times a week with the team, as well as on her own, junior Hannah Hankim has dedicated most of her after-school life to golf. Hankim has been golfing since she was ten years old and has been on the varsity team since her freshman year. Hankim is finishing her season as an over...

Athlete of the Month: Mateo Noguera

Athlete of the Month: Mateo Noguera

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor

November 20, 2019

Training six days and playing up to two games a week, senior captain Mateo Noguera has dedicated his Falls to soccer since he was a freshman. Noguera has been playing soccer since he was only three years old and made the WCHS varsity team his sophomore year. As his final regular season comes to a close...

Field hockey closes out the season with a regional win

Field hockey closes out the season with a regional win

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

November 20, 2019

Yet another undefeated season for WCHS field hockey has passed as they head into the 2019 playoffs. Over the past 4 years, the regular-season record for the varsity field hockey team has been an astounding 47-1. Heading into the 2019-2020 season off of a 14-2 season after just coming up short in th...

Flying high: the cheer team is rising to the top

Flying high: the cheer team is rising to the top

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2019

The WCHS varsity cheer team is proving that they are more than just yelling on the sidelines; they are a tight-knit family working hard to represent the school name.  The team has risen to the top with a debut at the Division 1 level competitions. This has WCHS competing against schools like She...

Supernova shows the power of good in sports

Supernova shows the power of good in sports

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor

November 20, 2019

Being able to participate in a sport should be a guaranteed opportunity that all people should have regardless of disability. The SOMO Joy cheerleading team does just this and offers kids and adults ranging from 8-36 the opportunity to be a part of a team and to get the experience that other people ge...

Out of season work-outs great for team bonding

Out of season work-outs great for team bonding

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

November 20, 2019

For some WCHS student-athletes, the break between sports seasons isn’t for resting, but for training. The time during offseasons allows athletes to get ready for their next sport, an opportunity many athletes take advantage of.  Senior Anjali Iyer participates in cross country during the fall,  indoor tr...

WCHS golf team members swing their way to the top

WCHS golf team members swing their way to the top

By Emily Zhang, News Editor

November 7, 2019

WCHS golf makes a comeback this year, persisting through everything set in front of them this season. The 15 team members were extremely motivated after missing the cut last year at states. “We have won the county regular season, county tournament and county scramble. With one of the two days comple...

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