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Fall sports take on virtual seasons

Katherine Yi and her varsity field hockey teammates play against the Wootton team during the 2019 fall season. Unlike previous years, the virtual fall season in MCPS does not allow for in person practices and games.
October 19, 2020

This time last year, many WCHS students were in the midst of their fall sports season. Whether it was soccer, field hockey, volleyball, football or cross-country, the junior varsity and varsity teams practiced...

Spirits are high as WCHS athletic teams build bonds

Runners on WCHS varsity cross country engage in a team huddle up before a race. They whisper words of encouragement and hype up their fellow Dawgs.
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...

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...

Field hockey closes out the season with a regional win

The 2019-202 WCHS field hockey team poses for a team photo on their home field.
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...

Flying high: the cheer team is rising to the top

The WCHS cheer team stunts at the MCPS regional competition. The team has been practicing these elaborate tricks all season.
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...

Supernova shows the power of good in sports

The SuperNovas represent the USA and took home gold medals at the 2019 International Cheerleading Worlds.
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...

Out of season work-outs great for team bonding

Sophomore Sydney Norris practices her dives at her practice during the summer. Norris dives year round and does not have breaks between seasons, allowing for more developed skills.
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...

Jack Hebden introduces a new perspective to cheer team

WCHS Varsity Cheer welcomes the newest additions to the team before the season opener football game.
October 23, 2019

It’s the typical fall Friday night at WCHS. The football team takes the field with overwhelming exhilaration. The bleachers are overflowing with eager students and restless parents. The air is ripe with...

Girls volleyball dig deep for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Haley Gye and Aiden Sung smile as they model bright pink to raise awareness about the Dig Pink game and the cause.
October 22, 2019

On Oct. 7th, WCHS girls volleyball hosted their annual Dig Pink game to raise money for breast cancer awareness. With an impressive 8-2 record, WCHS won the game over opponent Whitman, 3-0. Overall, the...

Crew team rows into their successful season

Members of the Montgomery Boat Club carry a shell to the water at the previous practice location, the Anacostia River. Practicing here was difficult due to the long travel times, which led to a short amount of time in the water and late arrivals, as well as the limited space available for them to prepare for races.
October 21, 2019

Major changes have been made to the WCHS crew team, setting rowers up to reach their full potential for this season and many more to come. Being a part of the rowing team allows students to work on their...

Sports Hall of Fame honors WCHS alumni

The state championship trophies of the WCHS girls varsity basketball team displayed proudly in front of a news article snippet from 2002 announcing the team's success.
October 21, 2019

Sixteen years after Morgan Hatten led the WCHS girls basketball team to back-to-back state championships, she’s coming back to school with a new title, “Hall of Famer.”   Hatten is one of eight...

WCHS varsity field hockey is as united as ever

WCHS varisty field hockey team smiling after yet another successful game.
October 11, 2019

With their theme being UN1TY, the WCHS Varsity field hockey team, coached by Catherine Miller, has proven that a united team is a winning team. The theme is inspired by the idea that in order to be successful,...

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