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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...

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...

Freshman Bridget Kelly races past expectations

Freshman Bridget Kelly races past expectations

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

June 4, 2019


Filed under Fall, Sports, Spring, Winter

She hears her teammates chanting her name from the bleachers. Gathering up her last shred of energy, she sprints past the finish line. The clock flashes 6:01. Freshman Bridget Kelly has been running since the eighth grade, when she joined the cross country team at Herbert Hoover Middle School. “I...

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...

Scoreboard memorial unites baseball community

Scoreboard memorial unites baseball community

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

May 15, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports

The Andy Ehrlich Memorial Scoreboard Dedication took place on May 6th at 5pm at Chuck Stevens Field. The varsity baseball team was scheduled to play their last regular season game following the ceremony against Clarksburg High School, however it was cancelled due to unplayable field conditions. Andy Ehrl...

Butler makes a fast-break into lacrosse success

Butler makes a fast-break into lacrosse success

By Ella Kaminsky, Features Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring

Number 14, Jack Butler, receives a pass from across the field. Butler cradles the ball as he takes a shot and scores! WCHS receives a point, and the student section is all on their feet chanting and cheering with excitement. Senior and lacrosse captain Jack Butler has played varsity lacrosse since...

Athlete of the Month: May 2019

Athlete of the Month: May 2019

By Caitlyn Jennings, Senior Writer

May 7, 2019


Filed under Athlete of the Month, Sports, Spring

WCHS is full of talented and skilled athletes. While this is a positive contributor to increased school spirit, it can have negative effects on students who are looking to play on a varsity team as an underclassman. “Ryann is a great captain,” senior Anna Kim said. “She is good at motivating...

Boys volleyball secures an impressive season

Boys volleyball secures an impressive season

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

May 7, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring, Top Stories

This season marks the 28th year that WCHS has had a boys varsity volleyball program. The team (10-1) had a very successful season with wins against Blake, Kennedy, B-CC, Whitman, Richard Montgomery, Wooton, Paint Branch, Clarksburg, Sherwood and Springbrook high schools. The Bulldogs’ only loss came...

WCHS ultimate frisbee club creates fun and competitive environment

WCHS ultimate frisbee club creates fun and competitive environment

By Emma Chen, Assistant Observations Editor

April 10, 2019


Filed under Online Exclusives, Sports, Top Stories

All around WCHS, a student can see and hear announcements for joining the school’s ultimate frisbee team. Except it’s not a team—it’s a club that runs in the fall and spring. Captained in 2018-2019 by Ben Malech and Jerry Liu, the Ultimate Frisbee Club at WCHS is known for being a great way ...

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...

Athlete of the Month: April 2019

Athlete of the Month: April 2019

By Allison Jacobs, Assistant News Editor

April 1, 2019


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

Freshman Jaden Selby has set a new standard as a young wrestler on the mat, taking on opponents two or even three years older than him and still dominating each match. He was also one of only three wrestlers on the team to qualify for states. Selby has been wrestling for nine years and was one of...

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