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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...

Ali Kershner, a sports performance coach at Stanford posted this photo on her Instagram highlighting the differences in the mens and womens weight room for the NCAA tournament.

NCAA basketball tournament gets called out for gender inequality

By Jordan Pashkoff, Assistant Online Editor May 3, 2021

One of the most anticipated sports events for college basketball players and fans around the country is the NCAA Basketball tournament. This year, more than ever, the National Collegiate Athletic Association...

This is a strange year when it comes to March Madness. Fans will be very limited for the games so one of the only ways that WCHS students will be able to watch the game will be through watching the games on TV.

March Madness, the best time of year

By Elijah Savett, Sports Editor March 3, 2021

The sun sets later. The temperature is just a little warmer than the weeks prior. And school is more than halfway done. To some, this would just connote the beginning of March/April, but for others it...

The 2020 WCHS Boys Varsity basketball team is shown in the picture with two of their coaches. The photo was taken at the beginning of the basketball season. The text next to the image shows how dominant the team was, starting their season off with a 7-1 record.

Boys basketball team prepares for season

By Justin Greenzaid, Assistant Sports Editor November 22, 2020

After winning the 2020 Regional Championship for 4A West Region 1, the WCHS varsity boys basketball team looks to defend their title this coming winter. With a delayed season scheduled to start on Feb....

A hoops poster of the basketball star Kobe Bryant with both of his jersey numbers, eight and 24.

Kobe and Gianna Bryant memorial sparks tears from audience members

By Nur Yavuz, Assistant Observations Editor March 7, 2020

Feb. 24, 2020, the heart wrenching memorial service for the passing of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, was a very emotional day for all basketball fans and friends of the Bryant family. The service, held at the...

Members of WCHS varsity basketball team pose with their teachers in the media center during an appreciation coffee for staff.

Basketball team toasts teachers with an a.m. caffeine fix

By Kiran Krishnan, Staff Writer March 4, 2020

Teacher appreciation week is not until the first week of May, but some students are already showing their gratitude. On Feb. seventh, the varsity basketball teams honored their teachers by hosting a staff...

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,...

Remi Ali, better known as 2kforbes, has become a local celebrity among DMV high school students. Ali’s Jan. 17 video edit of senior Tarrus Richardson brought WCHS’ attention to his social media full of an infusion of basketball shots and creative edits.

Celebrity videographer, 2kforbes, edits the DMV

By Max Kandel, Jackson Resnick, Staff Writer June 4, 2019

With just over 9,000 followers on Instagram, his own merchandise and people all around the DMV screaming his name, 2kforbes has built up quite a following as a talented basketball filmer and editor. The...

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...

The WCHS varsity girls basketball team takes a photo with their two coaches. The team is led by co-captains senior Kamryn Testa and junior Brittani Martin.

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...

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...

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...

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