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Senior Zoe Joy uses karate as a form of exercise and a way to learn self-defense. She has battled multiple injuries, but remains involved in the sport.

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...

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...

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...

Senior Antony Slaughter,  senior Carlos Villamar. junior Parker Desalvio, junior Djamil Sarr and senior Ryan Kaplow pose after their tournament.

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...

The new WCHS logo is donned on the uniforms of the WCHS varsity football team.

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...

CHS Varsity Cheer performed a pyramid at a competition.

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...

The Varsity Girls Basketball team huddles before the start of the event.

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...

Fall sports in review

Fall sports in review

By Jackson Resnick, Features Editor December 17, 2018

Boys Soccer (8-5-1) Coach Arnold Tarzy’s squad impressed once again this season, but could not get past an obstacle that the team has not been able to overcome in the past couple of years-- the sectional...

Poms continues training to remain within division two

Poms continues training to remain within division two

By Kathy Hu, Advertising and Subscriptions Manager December 17, 2018

Poms often does not get the credit they deserve, as they are one of only two teams at WCHS whose season lasts through both the fall and winter seasons. Their fall season consists of performing at halftime...

WCHS 2002 alumnus David Kraus pins his opponent during a wrestling meet.

WCHS alumni continue their athletic careers

By Eliza Asbury, Online Editor-in-Chief December 17, 2018

For most WCHS athletes, there will be a last shot, dribble, hit, stroke or pass. They will step off the field one last time in high school and move on to a new chapter in their lives. However, a select...

Coach Tappis stands with the boys team after winning the metros competition.

All WCHS sports should have a junior varsity team

By Julia Lescht, Online Editor-in-Chief November 21, 2018

This year, WCHS swim and dive coach Christopher Tappis decided to add a junior varsity (JV) swim team. Traditionally, swim and dive was one of WCHS’ few sports that did not have both varsity and JV teams....

Athlete of the Month: November 2018

Athlete of the Month: November 2018

By David Malament, Promotions Manager November 21, 2018

Senior Jane Olcott led the varsity girls soccer team to a 10-4 record and to a MPSSAA sectional final by remaining focused and ready to tackle any challenges during the season. Olcott is the girls varsity...

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