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Lexie Levitt runs past defenders on her way to scoring a goal for the WCHS JV Lacrosse Team.

Students and fans are finally allowed to attend MCPS games

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor May 30, 2021

443 days ago, on March 6, 2020, WCHS students and community members packed into the gym and watched as the Girls Varsity Basketball team defeated Paint Branch High School to advance to the state semi-finals....

Although many staple ballpark traditions aren't taking place anymore due to COVID, fans can still get game balls from players. Here, Max Brodsky shows off one he recieved from the Nationals game on May 22nd.

Eager Nationals fans get to return to games

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor May 30, 2021

Turnstiles unused, restaurants closed, 41,339 seats empty and little to no noise is the best way to describe Nationals Park last season. In fact, it was almost a perfect metaphor for the team’s 2020...

Captain, Eliot Dubick, makes his way around a BCC player to then score a goal for Churchill.

Lacrosse is back after missing last year’s season

By Ella Kaminsky, Opinions Editor May 26, 2021

Although this year has been far from normal, WCHS’s boys lacrosse season has finally begun and is back in full speed. After missing an entire season, the players are excited to be back on the field.  This...

Senior basketball player Parker Hill is shown standing next to a fellow teammate as apart of the Washington Post's first team All- Met. Hill was selected to the first team for the 2020 season.

Athlete of the Month: Parker Hill

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor May 23, 2021

The novel coronavirus pandemic has stolen from many people in the WCHS community, but none more than the WCHS girls basketball team and current WCHS senior Parker Hill. The team was set to play their semi-final...

Ali Kershner, a sports performance coach at Stanford posted this photo on her Instagram highlighting the differences in the mens and womens weight room for the NCAA tournament.

NCAA basketball tournament gets called out for gender inequality

By Jordan Pashkoff, Assistant Online Editor May 3, 2021

One of the most anticipated sports events for college basketball players and fans around the country is the NCAA Basketball tournament. This year, more than ever, the National Collegiate Athletic Association...

WCHS Senior Jeffrey Yee weaves between two Whitman defenders after catching a pass during the first game of the Bulldog's season.

The WCHS varsity football team has a short and exciting fall season

By Andrew Chan, Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2021

For months the pristine WCHS football field lay untouched, as many saw their seasons canceled by COVID-19. However, in March, WCHS football made its triumphant return. The Bulldogs stormed back onto the...

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...

MoCo EmpowHER's Women in Sports was an hour and a half event. Around 40 people from around the county participated.

The Women in Sports virtual panel empowHER women in MCPS

By Emily Zhang, Features Editor March 22, 2021

A welcoming, uplifting and inspiring group of young women, MoCo EmpowHER strives to create a safe space for women to be supported and grow as leaders. First founded by past MCPS SMOB Ananya Tadikonda in...

Students athletes at WCHS return to practice. By looking to professional leagues, school officials can find inspiration on how to safely reopen sports.

Professional sports leagues COVID-19 precautions can be used to make MCPS sports season run safely

By Jasper Bernstein, Observations Editor March 15, 2021

As students brace for a return to classrooms, there’s one question on every student-athlete’s mind: are we going to be able to safely bring back school sports? To find an answer for this, it’s important...

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...

This is a strange year when it comes to March Madness. Fans will be very limited for the games so one of the only ways that WCHS students will be able to watch the game will be through watching the games on TV.

March Madness, the best time of year

By Elijah Savett, Sports Editor March 3, 2021

The sun sets later. The temperature is just a little warmer than the weeks prior. And school is more than halfway done. To some, this would just connote the beginning of March/April, but for others it...

Daniella Lew, who wears number six on her jersey, gets in her batting stance at a home game. Pre-COVID, Lew played many in-person games, both at WCHS and at the opposing schools.

Athlete of the Month: Daniella Lew

By Ava Freeman, Online Editor-in-Chief January 25, 2021

Whether she is sitting in the dugout with her teammates, traveling to various tournaments, adapting to last seasons’ abrupt end due to COVID-19 or going head to head with WCHS’ rivals, junior Daniella...

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