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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, ...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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