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Freshman Bridget Kelly races past expectations

Freshman Bridget Kelly races past expectations

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

June 4, 2019

She hears her teammates chanting her name from the bleachers. Gathering up her last shred of energy, she sprints past the finish line. The clock flashes 6:01. Freshman Bridget Kelly has been running since the eighth grade, when she joined the cross country team at Herbert Hoover Middle School. “I...

Athlete of the Month: April 2019

Athlete of the Month: April 2019

By Allison Jacobs, Assistant News Editor

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 on the team to qualify for states. Selby has been wrestling for nine years and was one of...

Student-athlete on the fast-track to success

Student-athlete on the fast-track to success

By Sacha Feldberg, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019

As the spring sports season begins and multi-sport athletes transition from last season, few can say that they are entering a season in which they have been on the varsity team for three years. Even fewer can say that they play one varsity sport, but are being recruited for another varsity sport. Sophomore...

Athlete of the Month: March 2019

Athlete of the Month: March 2019

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

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 state championship. Correa has been on the varsity team since her freshman year, and she has been...

WCHS basketball prepares for memorable playoff run

WCHS basketball prepares for memorable playoff run

By Riley Hurr, News Editor

February 8, 2019

With another season filled with excitement and energy, the WCHS girls varsity basketball team continues to dominate its competition. Continuously practicing hard six days a week, the team is 13-1 as of Jan. 23. Winning most games by a wide margin, they are still constantly looking to improve their plays...

Coach inducted into Potomac Hall of Fame

Coach inducted into Potomac Hall of Fame

By Andrew Chan, Assistant Sports Editor

February 8, 2019

WCHS has been home to a successful lacrosse program for many consecutive seasons. This continued success is due in no small part to longtime coach Jeff Fritz. Fritz, who has helped WCHS varsity lacrosse teams dominate for years, is soon to be honored as an inductee into the US Lacrosse Potomac Chapter...

Athlete of the Month: February 2019

Athlete of the Month: February 2019

By Max Kandel, News Editor

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 with the Bulldogs, Mbeng’s path to success was unlike many star players. While Mbeng was not a...

Wrestling attempts to match last year’s success

Wrestling attempts to match last year’s success

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-chief

January 25, 2019

Following last year’s success of placing second in the state, the WCHS varsity wrestling team is working toward another successful season. Seniors and captains Carlos Villamar and Oliver Yang are leading the team this year under the guidance of their coaches. “I believe that the team will do...

CHS cheer team qualifies for states

CHS cheer team qualifies for states

By Sapna David, Assistant Arts Editor

December 21, 2018

Best known for their cheers on Friday nights, WCHS varsity cheer also competes in multiple competitions when they are not cheering on the sidelines. Competition season consists of multiple early Saturday mornings during the fall season. Their first competition was invitationals at Whitman High School...

WCHS basketball programs hosts Midnight Madness

WCHS basketball programs hosts Midnight Madness

By Max Kandel, News Editor

December 20, 2018

On Nov. 30 the boys and girls basketball teams hosted Midnight Madness. The event was intended to boost excitement/hype for the teams’ upcoming season, was free to students and other young community members and helped raise funds for both teams. The night included a three point shooting competition, a dunk co...

Poms continues training to remain within division two

Poms continues training to remain within division two

By Kathy Hu, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

December 17, 2018

Poms often does not get the credit they deserve, as they are one of only two teams at WCHS whose season lasts through both the fall and winter seasons. Their fall season consists of performing at halftime during football games, while their winter season consists of competing against other poms teams...

Swim and dive team drowns private school record

Swim and dive team drowns private school record

By Riley Hurr, Circulation Manager

March 13, 2018

For the past 17 years, the boys Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships (Metros), have been dominated by private schools. However, Feb. 9 and Feb. 10 changed that. The CHS boys swim and dive team made history at Metros as they finished with a score of 324.5 points, ...

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