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WCHS students stay active during quarantine

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.

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 got to begin their season, or just got two weeks of games and practices before school was cancelled.  ...

ESPN provides entertainment for sports fans during COVID

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

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 teams and professional players from all sports for the next several months. Not only has this unexp...

Coronavirus doesn’t stop sports teams from practicing

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

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 boys soccer and basketball have adapted, turning to online calls to stay in playing shape. ...

Team captains play an important role in sports

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

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 team, ranging anywhere from one to five, the impact the captain(s) have on the team is similar thr...

WCHS golf team members swing their way to the top

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

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 won the county regular season, county tournament and county scramble. With one of the two days comple...

Girls volleyball dig deep for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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

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 team raised $2,545 dollars, with $600 from the game sales and $1945 from the GoFundMe that parents ...

Sports Hall of Fame honors WCHS alumni

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.

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 standout athletes, coaches and staff members who will be inducted into the 2019 WCHS Sports Hall ...

WCHS varsity field hockey is as united as ever

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

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, it is important for a team to work as a whole rather than individual athletes.  This season, the...

Spikeball club is a hit with students

The official Spikeball used to play the game.

By Sapna David, Features Editor

October 8, 2019

A Spikeball roundnet, a ball and four players. The game Spikeball was revived in 2008 by Chris Ruder. The game consists of a volleyball inspired play; a server spikes the ball onto the net and his or her teammate has three passes before it must be spiked onto the net again for the other team. Although it...

Moving up from JV teams to varsity teams brings students excitement

Many students begin on JV teams and move up to varsity teams as their skills improve.

By Hannah Zozobrado, Arts Editor

June 6, 2019

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

Remi Ali, better known as 2kforbes, has become a local celebrity among DMV high school students. Ali’s Jan. 17 video edit of senior Tarrus Richardson brought WCHS’ attention to his social media full of an infusion of basketball shots and creative edits.

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...

Planet Fitness offers ‘Teen Summer Challenge’

Planet Fitness gyms, like the one in Rockville, have started the Teen Summer Fitness Program that allows teens to work out for free over the summer.

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager

June 4, 2019

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...

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