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Moving up from JV teams to varsity teams brings students excitement

Moving up from JV teams to varsity teams brings students excitement

By Hannah Zozobrado, Arts Editor

June 6, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Students, Top Stories

Most WCHS students grow up playing with their siblings, from biking together to playing random sports, but sometimes those sports can become an even bigger part of  their future. For junior Cammy Buckingham, she started off as a goalie for the sake of her older family members to practice their of...

Celebrity videographer, 2kforbes, edits the DMV

Celebrity videographer, 2kforbes, edits the DMV

By Max Kandel, Jackson Resnick, Staff Writer

June 4, 2019


Filed under Features

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...

Planet Fitness offers ‘Teen Summer Challenge’

Planet Fitness offers ‘Teen Summer Challenge’

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager

June 4, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Students who go to the gym for whatever reasons, to enjoy, to get in shape or to chat, are in for a sweet treat: the Teen Summer Challenge offered by Planet Fitness. The Teen Summer Challenge is an opportunity for high school students ages 15 - 18 to workout from now to Sept. 1 completely free. There...

Wank runs into success on the track field

Wank runs into success on the track field

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

June 4, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring, Top Stories

The spring sports season may be coming to a close, but for some athletes, that does not mean they are stopping. Some WCHS athletes participate in sports year-round, even when the school year is over. The grind never stops for many at WCHS. Sophomore Sam Wank is a member of the varsity track and cross...

Athlete of the Month: June 2019

Athlete of the Month: June 2019

By Riley Hurr, Editor-in-Chief

June 4, 2019


Filed under Athlete of the Month, Sports, Spring, Top Stories

14 kills. 3 blocks. Number ten does it yet again. For the past five years, Ben Tombini has continued to master the game of volleyball. Ever since moving to WCHS from Brazil three years ago, he has been on the WCHS boys varsity volleyball team. This number three seed team finished 10-1 in the regular...

Allied softball teaches students importance of teamwork

Allied softball teaches students importance of teamwork

By Sophie Liss, Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring, Top Stories

When you think of a typical WCHS spring sport, lacrosse, tennis or baseball may come to mind. However, with a co-ed team that unites to value teamwork and team spirit over individual statistics and results, one spring sport is unlike the rest: allied softball. Allied softball is playing its fourth...

Student-athlete on the fast-track to success

Student-athlete on the fast-track to success

By Sacha Feldberg, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter

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...

WCHS basketball prepares for memorable playoff run

WCHS basketball prepares for memorable playoff run

By Riley Hurr, News Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter

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...

Karate fosters self-defense and increases exercise

Karate fosters self-defense and increases exercise

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

February 8, 2019


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

WCHS does not offer karate as a class or an extracurricular activity, but that does not stop students like senior Matthew Dilsizian from pursuing the sport during their free time. Dilsizian began karate when he was in fourth grade.At first, he had trouble keeping up with the other students in the...

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


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Winter

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...

Fall sports in review

Fall sports in review

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor

December 17, 2018


Filed under Fall, Sports, Top Stories

Boys Soccer (8-5-1) Coach Arnold Tarzy’s squad impressed once again this season, but could not get past an obstacle that the team has not been able to overcome in the past couple of years-- the sectional semi-finals. The team finished 10-5, a disappointment by WCHS standards. However, three of...

All WCHS sports should have a junior varsity team

All WCHS sports should have a junior varsity team

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

This year, WCHS swim and dive coach Christopher Tappis decided to add a junior varsity (JV) swim team. Traditionally, swim and dive was one of WCHS’ few sports that did not have both varsity and JV teams. This change should encourage the rest of WCHS athletics to add a JV team if their sport does not...

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