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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...

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...

Andrew Xue (far left) races in the 100 meter event at the Urbana Track Series Meet, head-to-head with fellow WCHS runner Langston Major. Xue finished second overall in the event. With no MCPS indoor track season, Xue took it upon himself to run at club track meets for the Corentyne Coasters.

Athlete of the Month: Andrew Xue

By Andrew Chan, Editor-in-Chief November 22, 2020

It has always been the same grind. With his spikes shredding into the track, wind blowing through his hair, the only thing different for Andrew Xue is the mask on his face. Even with the world around him...

Senior Alison Kaiser started swimming on her summer pool's team. Now as a senior, she was recruited to Emory for swimming!

Athlete of the Month: Alison Kaiser

By Melissa Redlich, Sports Editor November 9, 2020

Some say that swimming is an individual sport, since it involves just the athlete and the water and success is determined by one’s personal speed. However, to senior Alison Kaiser, captain of the WCHS...

Martin playing at the Governor's Challenge in Salisbury, Md. She won honorable mention accolades in their elite showcase over winter break.

Athlete of the Month: Brittini Martin

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor March 3, 2020

It is only the third game of the girl’s varsity basketball season. Senior captain Brittini Martin takes a shot and scores just like any other game. But it is not just any other bucket. With this shot,...

Senior Noah Rutberg has been swimming since he was nine years old, and now he has qualified for the 2020 Olympic Trials.

Athlete of the Month: Noah Rutberg

By Ela Jalil, Assistant News Editor February 1, 2020

Senior Noah Rutberg has acquired certain fame around school, known as the WCHS student who qualified for the 2020 Olympic trials and for committing to the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill for swimming.  Rutberg...

Hankim keeps perfect form as she follows through the ball. Hankim was one of the team's most consistent players throughout the season.

Athlete of the Month: Hannah Hankim

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor December 17, 2019

Practicing three to four times a week with the team, as well as on her own, junior Hannah Hankim has dedicated most of her after-school life to golf. Hankim has been golfing since she was ten years old...

Mateo Noguera (right, blue) has been playing soccer since he was three years old. Now as a senior captain, Noguera still shines on the field.

Athlete of the Month: Mateo Noguera

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor November 20, 2019

Training six days and playing up to two games a week, senior captain Mateo Noguera has dedicated his Falls to soccer since he was a freshman. Noguera has been playing soccer since he was only three years...

Senior Serena Xu soars high to hit an outside set. Xu is usually the one setting, but she is able to play almost any position due to her high skill level.

Athlete of the Month: Serena Xu

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor October 21, 2019

Six years ago, senior Serena Xu stepped on the court for the very first time. Today, she is a key player in helping the WCHS volleyball team win their games.  “I started playing in sixth grade after...

Athlete of the Month: June 2019

Athlete of the Month: June 2019

By Riley Hurr, Editor-in-Chief June 4, 2019

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...

Athlete of the Month: May 2019

Athlete of the Month: May 2019

By Caitlyn Jennings, Senior Writer May 7, 2019

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...

Athlete of the Month: April 2019

Athlete of the Month: April 2019

By Allison Jacobs, Assistant News Editor April 1, 2019

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...

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