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Kobe and Gianna Bryant memorial sparks tears from audience members

Kobe and Gianna Bryant memorial sparks tears from audience members

By Nur Yavuz, Assistant Observations Editor

March 7, 2020

Feb. 24, 2020, the heart wrenching memorial service for the passing of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, was a very emotional day for all basketball fans and friends of the Bryant family. The service, held at the Staples center in Los Angeles, Calif., left the audience with heavy hearts and teary eyes.  The...

Basketball team toasts teachers with an a.m. caffeine fix

Basketball team toasts teachers with an a.m. caffeine fix

By Kiran Krishnan, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Teacher appreciation week is not until the first week of May, but some students are already showing their gratitude. On Feb. seventh, the varsity basketball teams honored their teachers by hosting a staff coffee in the media center. Staff members arrived in the morning and were greeted by members...

Athlete of the Month: Brittini Martin

Athlete of the Month: Brittini Martin

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...

Celebrity videographer, 2kforbes, edits the DMV

Celebrity videographer, 2kforbes, edits the DMV

By Max Kandel, Jackson Resnick, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019

With just over 9,000 followers on Instagram, his own merchandise and people all around the DMV screaming his name, 2kforbes has built up quite a following as a talented basketball filmer and editor. The ‘Hoop Mixtape’ has always been a staple of basketball and hip-hop culture. It has been around...

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...

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...

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...

Students pay the price to play CHS sports

Students pay the price to play CHS sports

By Jenna Greenzaid, Features Editor

January 10, 2018

CHS wouldn’t be the same without students who try to cram as many sports as they can into their already-busy schedules. But how to appropriate their time isn’t the only factor playing into the decision to play multiple sports; students often pay the price.   For many aspiring athletes, there are many f...

NBA 2K18 Game adds new and innovated content to video game sports

NBA 2K18 Game adds new and innovated content to video game sports

By Ben Dross, Staff Writer

October 1, 2017

NBA 2K18, which came out Sep. 15, the newest installment in the 2K Games’ basketball gaming franchise, does a phenomenal job adding new content and innovating in a field where many games feel like carbon copies of their predecessors. NBA 2K18, at it’s core is a basketball simulator. It allows...

Dawg Pound Podcast: Girls Basketball Round 2 Playoff Preview

Dawg Pound Podcast: Girls Basketball Round 2 Playoff Preview

By Jake Herman and Ethan S. Miller

February 26, 2017

https://soundcloud.com/user-745639745/episode-3-2-26-17-girls-bball-round-2-playoff-preview

Dawg Pound Podcast: Boys Basketball Round 1 Preview

Dawg Pound Podcast: Boys Basketball Round 1 Preview

By Jake Herman and Ethan S. Miller

February 22, 2017

https://soundcloud.com/user-745639745/dawg-pound-podcast-2-22-17 Click the link above to listen to Jake Herman and Ethan S. Miller preview the Bulldogs upcoming playoff matchup against WJ this Friday, Feb. 24 at 5:30pm. Included: Keys to the Game Team Overviews Predictions Thank you...

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