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Bulldog Bash raises money for WCHS athletics program

The invitation for the Bulldog Bash event provided by the WCHS Booster Club. For more information and purchasing tickets, visit the Booster Club website.

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

March 1, 2020

Sorry kids, you must be 21 or over to go to the Bulldog Bash, the annual fundraiser for the WCHS athletics department hosted by the Booster Club. The event will take place on Saturday, March 14 at The Barking Dog in Bethesda. From 6:30 to 10 p.m., attendees can bid on silent auction items, eat appet...

Four WCHS winter sports teams win division champions title

The WCHS Varsity Poms team took first place at their county competition on Feb. 1, 2020 at Blair High School.

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

March 1, 2020

The winter of 2019-2020 was a historic season for WCHS sports. The season featured a total of four division championships and was a great representation of all of the hard work all the athletes put in throughout the year. Division Championships were won by boys swim and dive, poms, girls varsity baske...

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.

By Ela Jalil, Assistant News Editor

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 started swimming with his summer swim team when he was only six and started sw...

Five-peat team glides into another successful season

Senior Nick Carline drives against Landon School in one of their toughest games of the season. The game was played at Rockville Ice Arena on Dec. 4, 2019.

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

January 30, 2020

WCHS ice hockey has had a longstanding tradition of success, shown by the five straight state championships the team has won. The program has won eight state championships total, earning them the title of the most dominant MCPS hockey team. “The history of WCHS ice hockey motivates us to win,” senior...

Freshman Chris Hacopian commits to Wake Forest

As only a freshman at WCHS, Chris Hacopian committed to Wake Forest University for baseball.

By Ari Dimitoglou, Photo Manager

January 30, 2020

One may wonder how a freshman baseball player from Maryland gets noticed by one of the best universities in the nation. Shortstop for the Mid-Atlantic Red Sox, Chris Hacopian, knew in his heart that he wanted to play baseball from a very young age. Starting at the age of four, Hacopian discovered hi...

Team captains play an important role in sports

Varsity cheerleading captains Kathy Hu, Cat Gilligan, Danielle Probert, Ally Salzberg and Peyton Kanstoroom help run practices and promote teamwork throughout the seaon.

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

Junior Cameron Barclay exhibiting his athletic skill with a graceful swan dive to start the race.

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

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.

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

Senior Katie Stanish shoots a lay-up in a game against Wheaton. This is her fourth year on varisty basketball and she is excited for the 2019-2020 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

Robinson poses alongside Baltimore Ravens mascot, Poe, during his postgame experience at M&T Bank Stadium.

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

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

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

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.

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...

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