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Casey Meretta and his teammates on the WCHS Swim and Dive team pose with their trophy. The won second place at the Maryland State Championships.

WCHS Swim and Dive team takes second place at States

By Trevor Gardemal, Social Media Manager March 7, 2020

After winning first place in the Maryland Public School State Championship the last two years, the WCHS boys Swim and Dive team (CHSSD) had high hopes of bringing home another victory this year. While...

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,...

Noah Rutberg, Madison Cuthbert, and Leah Rubino all express themselves through their  sports and are able to continue doing so in college.

WCHS athletes prepare for future in the NCAA

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor March 3, 2020

For most athletes, the last game they play in their senior year can seem like the end of an era. But for some WCHS sports stars, it is just the beginning.  Being able to play the sport that you love...

2019 WCHS baseball team posing for a

WCHS baseball team prepares to make school history

By David Malament, Promotions Manager March 3, 2020

In 2019, the WCHS baseball team had a record setting season going far deeper into the postseason than in recent years. Following the graduation of multiple talented seniors, the team has gained some fresh...

Athletes prepare for an exciting tournament in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the Capitol Hill Volleyball Classic. Players from all over the country and even athletes from Canada, Holland, China and Puerto Rico have come to participate in one of the most exciting and unforgettable events of the year.

Capitol Hill Classic: 968 teams, 122 courts

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager March 3, 2020

Step up to the court. Take a deep breath. Listen to the spectators behind you cheering you on. Toss the ball into the air above your head. Wait for that perfect moment. Now. Serve the ball and send it...

Senior Jomo Goings goes for a dunk during a game against Quince Orchard. The boys basketball team is looking for a long run in their season's playoffs.

Boys basketball team looks to out-dunk the competition

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor March 3, 2020

Down by one against rival division champs Blake High School, the ball is inbounded by senior Ryan Flax. The crowd is cheering, and Flax inbounds the ball. After a shot by the Bulldogs falls short, senior...

The invitation for the Bulldog Bash event provided by the WCHS Booster Club. For more information and purchasing tickets, visit the Booster Club website.

Bulldog Bash raises money for WCHS athletics program

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor March 1, 2020

Sorry kids, you must be 21 or over to go to the Bulldog Bash, the annual fundraiser for the WCHS athletics department hosted by the Booster Club. The event will take place on Saturday, March 14 at The...

The WCHS Varsity Poms team took first place at their county competition on Feb. 1, 2020 at Blair High School.

Four WCHS winter sports teams win division champions title

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor March 1, 2020

The winter of 2019-2020 was a historic season for WCHS sports. The season featured a total of four division championships and was a great representation of all of the hard work all the athletes put in...

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...

Senior Nick Carline drives against Landon School in one of their toughest games of the season. The game was played at Rockville Ice Arena on Dec. 4, 2019.

Five-peat team glides into another successful season

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor January 30, 2020

WCHS ice hockey has had a longstanding tradition of success, shown by the five straight state championships the team has won. The program has won eight state championships total, earning them the title...

As only a freshman at WCHS, Chris Hacopian committed to Wake Forest University for baseball.

Freshman Chris Hacopian commits to Wake Forest

By Ari Dimitoglou, Photo Manager January 30, 2020

One may wonder how a freshman baseball player from Maryland gets noticed by one of the best universities in the nation. Shortstop for the Mid-Atlantic Red Sox, Chris Hacopian, knew in his heart that he...

Varsity cheerleading captains Kathy Hu, Cat Gilligan, Danielle Probert, Ally Salzberg and Peyton Kanstoroom help run practices and promote teamwork throughout the seaon.

Team captains play an important role in sports

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor January 3, 2020

Many high schools have vastly different sports but one thing these sports all have in common is the role of the captains on these teams.  Although every sport varies in the number of captains on the...

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