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Boys varsity swim and dive brings home state championships

Boys varsity swim and dive brings home state championships

By Joe Raab, Sports Editor

March 8, 2019

The boys varsity swim and dive team conquered the state championships on Feb. 24. This is the second year in a row that the boys have brought home a state title. They were led by captains Steven Mendley, John Nguyen and Sean Nguyen. “Our team was very successful this year because of how big this year’s team was...

Student-athlete on the fast-track to success

Student-athlete on the fast-track to success

By Sacha Feldberg, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019

As the spring sports season begins and multi-sport athletes transition from last season, few can say that they are entering a season in which they have been on the varsity team for three years. Even fewer can say that they play one varsity sport, but are being recruited for another varsity sport. Sophomore...

Athlete of the Month: March 2019

Athlete of the Month: March 2019

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2019

Senior Cat Correa has proved herself to be a dominant force on the basketball court, playing a large role in the WCHS girls varsity basketball team’s strongest season since 2003--the year they won the state championship. Correa has been on the varsity team since her freshman year, and she has been...

WCHS Boys Lacrosse prepares for a winning season

WCHS Boys Lacrosse prepares for a winning season

By Eli Gordon, Sports Editor

February 26, 2019

The WCHS boys lacrosse team is excited and ready for the 2019 season. They were one of MCPS’ best teams last year, making it all the way to the state finals for the second year in a row. They unfortunately lost in overtime. Regardless, they finished as the second best boys lacrosse team in MD....

WCHS basketball prepares for memorable playoff run

WCHS basketball prepares for memorable playoff run

By Riley Hurr, News Editor

February 8, 2019

With another season filled with excitement and energy, the WCHS girls varsity basketball team continues to dominate its competition. Continuously practicing hard six days a week, the team is 13-1 as of Jan. 23. Winning most games by a wide margin, they are still constantly looking to improve their plays...

Karate fosters self-defense and increases exercise

Karate fosters self-defense and increases exercise

By Benjamin Pham, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager

February 8, 2019

WCHS does not offer karate as a class or an extracurricular activity, but that does not stop students like senior Matthew Dilsizian from pursuing the sport during their free time. Dilsizian began karate when he was in fourth grade.At first, he had trouble keeping up with the other students in the...

Coach inducted into Potomac Hall of Fame

Coach inducted into Potomac Hall of Fame

By Andrew Chan, Assistant Sports Editor

February 8, 2019

WCHS has been home to a successful lacrosse program for many consecutive seasons. This continued success is due in no small part to longtime coach Jeff Fritz. Fritz, who has helped WCHS varsity lacrosse teams dominate for years, is soon to be honored as an inductee into the US Lacrosse Potomac Chapter...

Athlete of the Month: February 2019

Athlete of the Month: February 2019

By Max Kandel, News Editor

February 8, 2019

With an solid record and consistently improving players, this year's varsity boys basketball team is starting to make some noise. This is due in part to senior John Mbeng. Finishing up his final season with the Bulldogs, Mbeng’s path to success was unlike many star players. While Mbeng was not a...

Wrestling attempts to match last year’s success

Wrestling attempts to match last year’s success

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-chief

January 25, 2019

Following last year’s success of placing second in the state, the WCHS varsity wrestling team is working toward another successful season. Seniors and captains Carlos Villamar and Oliver Yang are leading the team this year under the guidance of their coaches. “I believe that the team will do...

Changes to athletic department boost school spirit

Changes to athletic department boost school spirit

By Joe Raab, Sports Editor

January 10, 2019

If you feel a sudden rush of school spirit and you aren't quite sure why, it may be because of the new changes that the athletics department has made to the look of the school. The bulldog logo on top of the scoreboard was updated to match the official WCHS logo. This was just one of many projects do...

CHS cheer team qualifies for states

CHS cheer team qualifies for states

By Sapna David, Assistant Arts Editor

December 21, 2018

Best known for their cheers on Friday nights, WCHS varsity cheer also competes in multiple competitions when they are not cheering on the sidelines. Competition season consists of multiple early Saturday mornings during the fall season. Their first competition was invitationals at Whitman High School...

WCHS basketball programs hosts Midnight Madness

WCHS basketball programs hosts Midnight Madness

By Max Kandel, News Editor

December 20, 2018

On Nov. 30 the boys and girls basketball teams hosted Midnight Madness. The event was intended to boost excitement/hype for the teams’ upcoming season, was free to students and other young community members and helped raise funds for both teams. The night included a three point shooting competition, a dunk co...

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