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Nationals fans look forward to 2017 season

Nationals fans look forward to 2017 season

February 27, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

After an eventful offseason, Nationals baseball is back with some new faces on the field. Over the winter, the Nationals traded away some big names, including top pitching prospects Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez to the Chicago White Sox for center fielder Adam Eaton. The Nats have also acquired t...

Changes in the NFL Pro Bowl

Changes in the NFL Pro Bowl

February 2, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The National Football league Pro Bowl has recently undergone big changes after the criticism it has received over the past few years from being a slow game to avoid injury and with nothing to compete for. Since 2013, the Pro Bowl teams were picked by former NFL stars and the two teams would face off fo...

JV basketball teams kiss the rim

JV basketball teams kiss the rim

Olivia Sklenka, Lifestyles Editor
January 25, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

  The JV basketball teams here at the school have increased the duration and intensity levels of their practices in order to build skills this season which began around mid-November. Both boys and girls teams have worked on forming effective strategies for winning games and making improvements d...

A day in the life of a varsity basketball player

A day in the life of a varsity basketball player

January 3, 2017
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Meet Chris Ozgo, junior point guard on the varsity basketball team. He has been on the varsity team since freshman year, a feat that can be very difficult to accomplish. While basketball may seem like training consists of knockout or simple drills, W-L’s practice demand focus and dedication.. For...

A day in the life of a varsity basketball player

A day in the life of a varsity basketball player

December 19, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Meet Chris Ozgo, junior point guard on the varsity basketball team. He has been on the varsity team since freshman year, a feat very few can accomplish. To be a basketball player can take a lot more than people imagine. For Ozgo, his practice schedule is hard. It gets even more difficult on game days,...

Just keep swimming

Just keep swimming

Alice Naland, Co-Editor-in-Chief
December 16, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Friday, December 2, senior Ellie Ridgeway woke up in the middle of the night -- 4:25 AM to be exact. But instead of going back to sleep, she put on a swimsuit and got ready for practice. As a member of AAC, a USA Swimming team, Ridgeway trains almost every day to compete at a national level. The elite ...

Pre-season interview with varsity basketball coach Robert Dobson

Pre-season interview with varsity basketball coach Robert Dobson

Liam Holland, Staff Reporter
November 25, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The winter varsity basketball season is in full swing as the roster is set and Coach Robert Dobson is ready to win. “Each year we start off with a goal of winning our conference," Coach Dobson said. "Realistically we have a great chance of achieving this goal.” Over the past two weeks, the team has been p...

Nats drop NLDS once again

Nats drop NLDS once again

October 28, 2016
Filed under Sports

Coming off a great regular season, the Washington Nationals entered the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers with momentum, with hopes that they will at least get to their first National League Championship Series in Club History. The last time the franchise had won a postsea...

Off to the races

Off to the races

Will LeHardy, Sports Editor
September 23, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

In recent years, the cross country team has seen success unparalleled in the school’s history, winning multiple conference and district championships and achieving a second place finish for girls’ cross country at the state championships in 2013. Much of this success was thanks to head coach Matthe...

14 Olympic medalists from the DMV

14 Olympic medalists from the DMV

Fiona Turner, Opinion Editor
September 16, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Specials, Sports, Top Stories

In the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, the United States took home 46 gold medals and 121 medals overall by the closing ceremony. By far the most decorated country of the summer, there were a total of 558 Olympians competing in the games for the United States team. Of those 558 people, 27 of them were from ...

Many eights, one crew

July 5, 2016
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The crew team has a long and legendary history here at W-L, first founded by celebrated crew coach Charlie Butt, Jr. in 1949. A sport with an almost seventy year reputation within northern Virginia’s high school rowing scene, student athletes continue to sign up for the sport annually. Gillian...

Soccer super stars

Soccer super stars

Hannah Rosman, Opinion Editor
June 23, 2016
Filed under Sports

This year, the school has housed many talented athletes, notably senior and soccer midfielder senior Lucas Mendes, who has been signed by the University of Virginia and who recently won the Gatorade National Boys’ Soccer Player of the Year award. He also received the award for Liberty Conference Boys’ Soccer...

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