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Fall sports take on virtual seasons

Katherine Yi and her varsity field hockey teammates play against the Wootton team during the 2019 fall season. Unlike previous years, the virtual fall season in MCPS does not allow for in person practices and games.
October 19, 2020

This time last year, many WCHS students were in the midst of their fall sports season. Whether it was soccer, field hockey, volleyball, football or cross-country, the junior varsity and varsity teams practiced...

WCHS students stay active during quarantine

Senior Michael Castelli has been using dance as a way to cope during quarantine. Him and his friend have started teaching dance classes to help others stay active during this time.
May 29, 2020

Amidst this crazy time of the coronavirus quarantine, many people have stayed in their homes for months now. Schools were not the only thing that were shut down on March 15. Some spring sports never even...

ESPN provides entertainment for sports fans during COVID

Scottie Pippen (left) and Michael Jordan (right) both appeared in the documentary
May 13, 2020

At the start of Mar., thousands of athletes around the globe mourned the abrupt ending to their season as a result of COVID-19. This included athletes who played for club sports, high school or college...

Coronavirus doesn’t stop sports teams from practicing

Zoom is the most popular app that WCHS athletes have used to video conference. It has heavily used for online schooling in MCPS.
May 11, 2020

Coronavirus has shut down school entirely, ruining the year for many students. Not only has this shutdown affected academics, it has also disrupted the sports schedule for WCHS teams. However, teams like...

Team captains play an important role in sports

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

WCHS golf team members swing their way to the top

All 15 members of the WCHS golf team worked hard this season leading to the team’s success.
November 7, 2019

WCHS golf makes a comeback this year, persisting through everything set in front of them this season. The 15 team members were extremely motivated after missing the cut last year at states. “We have...

Girls volleyball dig deep for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Haley Gye and Aiden Sung smile as they model bright pink to raise awareness about the Dig Pink game and the cause.
October 22, 2019

On Oct. 7th, WCHS girls volleyball hosted their annual Dig Pink game to raise money for breast cancer awareness. With an impressive 8-2 record, WCHS won the game over opponent Whitman, 3-0. Overall, the...

Sports Hall of Fame honors WCHS alumni

The state championship trophies of the WCHS girls varsity basketball team displayed proudly in front of a news article snippet from 2002 announcing the team's success.
October 21, 2019

Sixteen years after Morgan Hatten led the WCHS girls basketball team to back-to-back state championships, she’s coming back to school with a new title, “Hall of Famer.”   Hatten is one of eight...

WCHS varsity field hockey is as united as ever

WCHS varisty field hockey team smiling after yet another successful game.
October 11, 2019

With their theme being UN1TY, the WCHS Varsity field hockey team, coached by Catherine Miller, has proven that a united team is a winning team. The theme is inspired by the idea that in order to be successful,...

Spikeball club is a hit with students

The official Spikeball used to play the game.
October 8, 2019

A Spikeball roundnet, a ball and four players. The game Spikeball was revived in 2008 by Chris Ruder. The game consists of a volleyball inspired play; a server spikes the ball onto the net and his or her...

Moving up from JV teams to varsity teams brings students excitement

Many students begin on JV teams and move up to varsity teams as their skills improve.
June 6, 2019

Most WCHS students grow up playing with their siblings, from biking together to playing random sports, but sometimes those sports can become an even bigger part of  their future. For junior Cammy Buckingham,...

Celebrity videographer, 2kforbes, edits the DMV

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.
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...

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