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WCHS recent sports success has filled the trophy case of the school where the accomplishments of WCHS athletics are on display. Awards range from State championship plaques to individual player awards.

Winning streak increases WCHS spirit and unity

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2023

WCHS has long been known for strong academics proven by its many accolades over the years such as being a National Blue Ribbon School and ranked as the best high school in Maryland based on academic performance....

WCHS Girls Varsity Tennis player, Allison Chan plays in a WCHS tennis match on Tuseday April 18 against Montgomery Blair HS at home. The final score was 7-0.

Girls’ tennis is serving up big wins this season

By Cailey Harrington, Staff Writer May 20, 2023

The WCHS Girls' Varsity Tennis team is coming off a county championship win from the 2022 season and currently has a 5-2 record(will change before publication). This was the first year for the Class of...

Kisney Gunn (right) wraps student Summer Polhemus ankle before her varsity lacrosse game on April 20, 2023. This is one of the many responsibilities of Gunn during a sporting event at WCHS.

Meet Kinsey Gunn, WCHS’ new athletic trainer

By Claire Moylan, Staff Writer May 16, 2023

On the surface, an athletic trainer is someone who deals with the orthopedic injuries of athletes. However, WCHS’ athletic trainer, Kinsey Gunn takes the job to a whole new level, taking on the expected...

Mr. Portnoy is excited to begin his preparation to educate students on sports betting.

Sports betting: a gamble?

By Liam Klein, Can't Hear You, Airpods Are In May 15, 2023

AP classes are a staple of students' schedules at WCHS. Classes like AP Statistics, AP Modern World History, AP Literature, AP Biology, AP Physics, AP Computer Science and more keep students busy from...

With many schools around the county already committing to have a Power Slap team next winter, WCHS will slap its competition.

This new WCHS team slaps out all competition

By Cecilia Bernstein, #1 Swiftie May 15, 2023

As unusual sports have gained popularity over the years and now WCHS is hopping on the bandwagon. In the coming weeks, Principal John Taylor and athletic director Jesse Smith plan to announce the start...

WCHS sophomore Aida Sadjadpour helps to defeat Poolsville High School 3-1 during this WCHS soccer game. Sadjadpour plays soccer for WCHSs girls varsity team.

Play Ball! Athletics, no matter where, benefit participants

By Rebecca Dean, Staff Writer May 15, 2023

When most WCHS students think about sports, they picture students wearing the WCHS blue, green and white as they defeat opposing schools. But this isn’t the reality for some students. Many WCHS students...

WCHS junior Hallie Muniez running the 5k at cross country states where she  placed 15th.

Athlete of the month: Hallie Muniz

May 15, 2023

Running cross country after moving across the country, WCHS junior Hallie Muniz has become an important member of WCHS’ cross country and track teams. Although this is her first year running for WCHS,...

Arnav Juneja bursts into a sprint at track practice. The WCHS junior trains for his third competitive season on the track & field team.

Track and field vs cross country: which running sport is right for you?

By Gabi Shewchuk, Staff Writer May 1, 2023

With the school year coming to a close, many students may be thinking about trying out for sports for the next school year. For students who love to run, track and field or cross country would be great...

While water polo isnt a sport thats offered at WCHS, its a very popular team sport that many students would try if offered to them.

Think outside the court: why MCPS needs more unconventional sports

By Cecilia Bernstein, Photo Manager May 1, 2023

Football, basketball, hockey and cheerleading are some of the most popular sports at WCHS. But also among WCHS’s large sport collection stands archery, fencing, water polo and ultimate frisbee, sports...

The WCHS girls varsity basketball team smiles after a hard loss against Glen Burnie at the Class 4A MPSSAA state championship.

WCHS’ varsity girls take it to states

By Jordan Pashkoff, Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2023

Three years ago the WCHS varsity girl's basketball team was boarding the team bus to take them to the state semifinal basketball game when they were suddenly halted. It was March 2020 and what would later...

The WCHS girls basketball team poses for the their senior night photo. Despite a successful season, the difference in attendance is shocking.

50 years of Title IX has progressed women athletics

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor March 3, 2023

When Title IX of the Civil Rights Act was signed into law on June 23, 1972 by President Richard M. Nixon, its effect on sports was not the intent. What resulted was the spearhead of women's leadership...

The WCHS golf team poses for a picture after their regional match. They went on to get fourth place in states.

Hole in one! WCHS golf team swings into a bright future

By Michael Demske, Sports Editor December 2, 2022

When was the last time you went to a golf match? Odds are most people have never been to one, let alone a match with high schoolers. High school golfers often are the first to feel the effects of a shrinking...

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