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DCNRC Girls, including freshman Corinne Davies, pause for a moment mid-practice on the beautiful Potomac River.

The DCNRC rowing team: more than just a sport

By Graeme Finley, Podcast Manager June 8, 2023

Physical strength, mental fortitude and fierce drive, these three elements are emphasized to their greatest in the great sport of rowing. Rowing has significantly grown in popularity, and WCHS is taking...

The team celebrates on-field in a huddle after winning the country championship on May 8, 2023. The win this year has made them back-to-back champions.

Boys’ lacrosse team strikes wins in the spring

By Amari Suissa June 8, 2023

On May 8, the WCHS boys’ varsity lacrosse team gathered at John F. Kennedy High School to play Sherwood High School for the county championship. They won the game 9-6,  making this the second year in...

Isaac Kreisler is an all around utility player who can play anywhere on the field. He strikes hitters out with a fastball that goes up to the mid-80s and pitches an almost unhittable slider.

Athlete of the month: Isaac Kreisler

By Cecilia Bernstein, Assistant Observations Editor June 8, 2023

One of the most valuable positions you can be in baseball is actually all of them. That’s why WCHS senior Isaac Kreisler is incredibly valuable to the WCHS varsity boys’ baseball team. Kreisler can...

Ella Carnathan, a freshman on the WCHS Girls Varsity Lacrosse team, receives the ball and pivots to carry it up field toward the goal.

The bumpy yet happy road to growth for girls lacrosse

By Lily Chadwick June 8, 2023

Buzzer beater goals in overtime, risky passes and fast breakways. This year has been an eventful roller coaster for the WCHS varsity girls’ lacrosse team. Between getting a brand new coach and losing...

WCHS recent sports success has filled the trophy case of the school where the accomplishments of WCHS athletics are on display. Awards range from State championship plaques to individual player awards.

Winning streak increases WCHS spirit and unity

By Rachel Mattison, Online Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2023

WCHS has long been known for strong academics proven by its many accolades over the years such as being a National Blue Ribbon School and ranked as the best high school in Maryland based on academic performance....

WCHS Girls Varsity Tennis player, Allison Chan plays in a WCHS tennis match on Tuseday April 18 against Montgomery Blair HS at home. The final score was 7-0.

Girls’ tennis is serving up big wins this season

By Cailey Harrington, Staff Writer May 20, 2023

The WCHS Girls' Varsity Tennis team is coming off a county championship win from the 2022 season and currently has a 5-2 record(will change before publication). This was the first year for the Class of...

Kisney Gunn (right) wraps student Summer Polhemus ankle before her varsity lacrosse game on April 20, 2023. This is one of the many responsibilities of Gunn during a sporting event at WCHS.

Meet Kinsey Gunn, WCHS’ new athletic trainer

By Claire Moylan, Staff Writer May 16, 2023

On the surface, an athletic trainer is someone who deals with the orthopedic injuries of athletes. However, WCHS’ athletic trainer, Kinsey Gunn takes the job to a whole new level, taking on the expected...

On December 5th. 2022, several WCHS students are seen enjoying an intense World Cup knockout game between Japan vs Croatia, while working in the library.

He shoots and he scores! World Cup wins big at WCHS.

By Amir-Abbas Yazdi and Graeme Finley May 16, 2023

These past few weeks, one thing has remained on the mind of WCHS students, teachers and staff: the 2022 Qatar World Cup. WCHS has an extremely diverse student body, and every team partaking in this global...

On Wednesday, Feb. 15th, freshman Jaiden Chung watches the new Netflix documentary series Full Swing, while playing a round of golf at Bretton Woods Golf Club.

Netflix springs into golf season with “Full Swing” series

By Collin Chen, Online Editor May 15, 2023

What word comes to mind when you think of golf and documentaries? You are probably thinking “boring.” Well, Netflix combined the two to create a television series that will actually have viewers laughing,...

At PG sportsplex, Welby runs in the regional 4x400m.

Athlete of the Month: Bradan Welby

By Melissa Redlich May 15, 2023

The buzzer goes off and Welby sets off around the track. His feet hit the ground and his arms start pumping. He and his team have just won first place in the Howard county winter festival 4x800m relay....

A relay squad comprised of Nathan Encinas, Bradan Welby Stepan Volkov and Griffin White (left to right) takes home a regional win after another dominant performance.

Indoor track builds track-ion towards victory

By Ryan Weiner, Editor-in-Chief May 15, 2023

Every day, students listen to the morning announcements during second period and hear various updates about the many sports teams at WCHS. Basketball won another game, swim is rolling through the competition...

WCHS senior Eric Chen shows off his recent NIL deal with sports clothing brand Sleefs in a joint Instagram post with the brand.

NIL deals pave the way for WCHS athletes to get paid

By Jeremy Chung May 15, 2023

Name. Image. Likeness. This combination of elements, known as NIL, gives a person the right to control the commercial use of their identity for financial gain, as stated by the MPSSAA.  You may have...

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