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Athlete of the Month: Andrew Xue

Andrew Xue (far left) races in the 100 meter event at the Urbana Track Series Meet, head-to-head with fellow WCHS runner Langston Major. Xue finished second overall in the event. With no MCPS indoor track season, Xue took it upon himself to run at club track meets for the Corentyne Coasters.
November 22, 2020

It has always been the same grind. With his spikes shredding into the track, wind blowing through his hair, the only thing different for Andrew Xue is the mask on his face. Even with the world around him...

Athlete of the Month: Alison Kaiser

Senior Alison Kaiser started swimming on her summer pool's team. Now as a senior, she was recruited to Emory for swimming!
November 9, 2020

Some say that swimming is an individual sport, since it involves just the athlete and the water and success is determined by one’s personal speed. However, to senior Alison Kaiser, captain of the WCHS...

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.
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,...

Athlete of the Month: Noah Rutberg

Senior Noah Rutberg has been swimming since he was nine years old, and now he has qualified for the 2020 Olympic Trials.
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...

Athlete of the Month: Hannah Hankim

Hankim keeps perfect form as she follows through the ball. Hankim was one of the team's most consistent players throughout the season.
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...

Athlete of the Month: Mateo Noguera

Mateo Noguera (right, blue) has been playing soccer since he was three years old. Now as a senior captain, Noguera still shines on the field.
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...

Athlete of the Month: Serena Xu

Senior Serena Xu soars high to hit an outside set. Xu is usually the one setting, but she is able to play almost any position due to her high skill level.
October 21, 2019

Six years ago, senior Serena Xu stepped on the court for the very first time. Today, she is a key player in helping the WCHS volleyball team win their games.  “I started playing in sixth grade after...

Athlete of the Month: June 2019

Athlete of the Month: June 2019
June 4, 2019

14 kills. 3 blocks. Number ten does it yet again. For the past five years, Ben Tombini has continued to master the game of volleyball. Ever since moving to WCHS from Brazil three years ago, he has been...

Athlete of the Month: May 2019

Athlete of the Month: May 2019
May 7, 2019

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...

Athlete of the Month: April 2019

Athlete of the Month: April 2019
April 1, 2019

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...

Athlete of the Month: March 2019

Athlete of the Month: March 2019
March 7, 2019

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...

Athlete of the Month: February 2019

Athlete of the Month: February 2019
February 8, 2019

With an solid record and consistently improving players, this year's varsity boys basketball team is starting to make some noise. This is due in part to senior John Mbeng. Finishing up his final season...

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