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‘Concert for Valor’ celebrates Veterans Day

‘Concert for Valor’ celebrates Veterans Day

By Julia McDermott, Sports Editor

November 14, 2014

One by one, Rihanna fans intermingled with Metallica groupies and mixed in with veterans in uniform as they filed through security and onto the National Mall Tuesday night, making up the massive crowd that attended the Concert for Valor in celebration of Veterans Day. Free tickets, combined with a p...

Memorial Day Festival Is a Must-Go

Memorial Day Festival Is a Must-Go

By Julia McDermott, Sports Editor

May 23, 2014

  Artists are displaying their work in tents, restaurants are giving out free samples of food, live music is playing and Rockville is a buzz with activity. This year, the annual Hometown Holidays festival will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26 in Rockville Town Center. “My family...

Armstrong does not deserve second chance

By Julia McDermott, Archive Manager

February 28, 2013

After years of accusation and speculation, Lance Armstrong made his big reveal in a Jan. 17 interview with Oprah Winfrey on her show Oprah’s Next Chapter. In the everything-on-the-table interview, Armstrong solemnly answered Oprah’s frank questions, but for cyclists and athletes all around the word, tha...

Athlete of the Month

Athlete of the Month

By Julia McDermott, Archives Manager

December 21, 2012

Senior Zach Satin is many things--an honor student, a brother, a friend, a teammate, a captain and a leader-- but he is known to most of us as a hockey player. From the moment he joined his first travel team at 7 years old, Zach found a passion that could never be compromised even through early morning pr...

Swimming and Dive

By Julia McDermott, Archives Manager

December 4, 2012

After the girls took home a metros title and the boys placed second at states last season, the swim and dive team will have to make up for the loss of 22 seniors, including Eric Eig, Shannon Ridge, Colin Asbury, Sammy Lee, Joseph Beida, Chris Wysocki, 100 fly state champion Natalya Ares and diver Tim F...

Average season won’t dampen XC’s optimism

By Julia McDermott, Archive Manager

November 7, 2012

After a rough start to the season with injuries, rain and inexperience plaguing the cross country team, the result has not been ideal. The boys team is 0-3,and the girls team has a record of 1-2. Despite the setback, the team is hoping to perform well at states. For the first time in five years, the girls t...

Girls cross country has strong start while boys struggle to rebuild

Girls cross country has strong start while boys struggle to rebuild

By Julia McDermott, Archive Manager

October 3, 2012

After the loss of many important seniors, it would seem the cross country would need a rebuilding year. However, with strong underclassmen filling their spots, it might not be necessary. Last season, the boys team was one of the top teams in the state and the girls team was one of the top in the cou...

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