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The Varsity Football Squad posing for their final group photo after having an outstanding season. The team went 8-3 and won their first playoff game in ten years! It was a great follow up to a down 2019 season and an okay 2020 season. This year really showed improvements on all levels!

WCHS teams start strong with successful fall season

By Elijah Savett, Observations Editor December 2, 2021

As the trees become bare and frost appears on the grass, it is also the sign of the ending of an impressive WCHS fall athletic season. Congratulations are in order for Varsity Football, Volleyball, Golf,...

Extending his arm back while throwing a football, WCHS junior plays football on a local field in anticipation for his Mud Bowl game on Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving football: a culture like no other

By Justin Greenzaid, Sports Editor November 25, 2021

As the fall season rushes in and crispy brown leaves begin to drop from trees, it becomes time for the nationwide holiday of Thanksgiving. For most people, Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for all...

Smiling for the camera, the WCHS field hockey team proudly holds up the plaque for winning the county championship game.

Sunny success for field hockey team after the rain

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor November 25, 2021

Heavy rain pummeled the field and the game had been twice delayed, but the feeling of excitement when the whistle blew to start the inaugural Field Hockey County Championship Game was unaffected.  For...

Senior Sebby Breton runs ahead of the pack at the Woodward Relays at Georgetown Prep on Sept. 4 2021. Breton first joined cross-country sophomore year and has become the number one runner on the team.

Athlete of the Month: Sebby Breton

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Copy Editor October 26, 2021

For two hours a day, six days a week, senior Sebastien Breton hits the pavement, one foot in front of the other. Breton is a valuable member of the WCHS cross-country team and has been running since seventh...

The student section wears all white and is excited for a big game against BBC. The Bulldogs would end up winning this game 7-0, winning their first home game of the season.

We’re back! Football team dominates with fan support

By Elijah Savett, Observations Editor October 26, 2021

As the new school year begins, students at WCHS have begun to remember what makes high school great. Seeing friends everyday, going out for lunch, and real interactions with teachers are just a few reasons...

Since NIL deals have been legalized, athletes Haley and Hanna Cavinder have partnered with clothing companies to produce merchandise.

College athletes finally cash in on NIL deals

By Ryan Weiner, Sports Editor October 26, 2021

The average 18- to 22-year-old American college student will likely have a job or an internship centered around their skills in order to make up debt, pocket some quick money to spend for fun or even save...

Seniors spirited in the white out theme pose at the bottom of the student section. The hype and fun of games have helped to bring out bigger crowds and fill the bleachers.

K-9s bark a new sense of spirit at WCHS football games

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor October 26, 2021

Every single WCHS varsity sport has a winning record. WCHS has long been known for solid academics, but it is not normally considered a “sports'' or “spirited” school. While the wins may be due to...

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 arent 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 Posts 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...

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