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Students eagerly get back on the field to play sports after over a year long break due to COVID restrictions in the county.

WCHS sports teams prepare for an in-person spring season

By Austin Vinner, Observations Editor March 22, 2021

With the increased distribution of vaccines, a select amount of students are beginning to return to school. This not only provides improved learning for many students, but it also brings the excitement...

Wake Forest baseball commit Christopher Hacopian, gets ready to hit in a game this January. He took his talents to play in some tournaments in hopes of a spring season.

The plan for a full spring sports season excites student athletes

By Michael Demske, Staff Writer March 15, 2021

Around this time last year, spring sports were getting primed to begin as tryouts were hosted and teams were assembled. Not too long after, COVID-19 began its ravaging tour across the United States, ultimately...

Despite losing players due to graduation, the girl's varsity basketball team feels confident in their team chemistry. Last year, the team made it to states before COVID-19 shut down the esteemed tournament. This year, they look to build on their strong chemistry and have another successful year.

Creating team chemistry is a challenge during shortened seasons

By Ryan Weiner, Assistant News Editor December 6, 2020

There are many valuable elements that are critical to the success of WCHS sports teams. Talent, work ethic and practice are just a few of these factors. However, no element can be more crucial to a team’s...

Katherine Yi and her varsity field hockey teammates play against the Wootton team during the 2019 fall season. Unlike previous years, the virtual fall season in MCPS does not allow for in person practices and games.

Fall sports take on virtual seasons

By Jordan Pashkoff, Assistant Online Editor October 19, 2020

This time last year, many WCHS students were in the midst of their fall sports season. Whether it was soccer, field hockey, volleyball, football or cross-country, the junior varsity and varsity teams practiced...

Senior Michael Castelli has been using dance as a way to cope during quarantine. Him and his friend have started teaching dance classes to help others stay active during this time.

WCHS students stay active during quarantine

By Ela Jalil, News Editor May 29, 2020

Amidst this crazy time of the coronavirus quarantine, many people have stayed in their homes for months now. Schools were not the only thing that were shut down on March 15. Some spring sports never even...

Scottie Pippen (left) and Michael Jordan (right) both appeared in the documentary

ESPN provides entertainment for sports fans during COVID

By Ava Freeman, Features Editor May 13, 2020

At the start of Mar., thousands of athletes around the globe mourned the abrupt ending to their season as a result of COVID-19. This included athletes who played for club sports, high school or college...

Zoom is the most popular app that WCHS athletes have used to video conference. It has heavily used for online schooling in MCPS.

Coronavirus doesn’t stop sports teams from practicing

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor May 11, 2020

Coronavirus has shut down school entirely, ruining the year for many students. Not only has this shutdown affected academics, it has also disrupted the sports schedule for WCHS teams. However, teams like...

Varsity cheerleading captains Kathy Hu, Cat Gilligan, Danielle Probert, Ally Salzberg and Peyton Kanstoroom help run practices and promote teamwork throughout the seaon.

Team captains play an important role in sports

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor January 3, 2020

Many high schools have vastly different sports but one thing these sports all have in common is the role of the captains on these teams.  Although every sport varies in the number of captains on the...

All 15 members of the WCHS golf team worked hard this season leading to the team’s success.

WCHS golf team members swing their way to the top

By Emily Zhang, News Editor November 7, 2019

WCHS golf makes a comeback this year, persisting through everything set in front of them this season. The 15 team members were extremely motivated after missing the cut last year at states. “We have...

Haley Gye and Aiden Sung smile as they model bright pink to raise awareness about the Dig Pink game and the cause.

Girls volleyball dig deep for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor October 22, 2019

On Oct. 7th, WCHS girls volleyball hosted their annual Dig Pink game to raise money for breast cancer awareness. With an impressive 8-2 record, WCHS won the game over opponent Whitman, 3-0. Overall, the...

The state championship trophies of the WCHS girls varsity basketball team displayed proudly in front of a news article snippet from 2002 announcing the team's success.

Sports Hall of Fame honors WCHS alumni

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor October 21, 2019

Sixteen years after Morgan Hatten led the WCHS girls basketball team to back-to-back state championships, she’s coming back to school with a new title, “Hall of Famer.”   Hatten is one of eight...

WCHS varisty field hockey team smiling after yet another successful game.

WCHS varsity field hockey is as united as ever

By Ava Freeman, Assistant Features Editor October 11, 2019

With their theme being UN1TY, the WCHS Varsity field hockey team, coached by Catherine Miller, has proven that a united team is a winning team. The theme is inspired by the idea that in order to be successful,...

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