Crossed Sabres

Happiness and horseback riding

February 1, 2020

For as long as she can remember, sophomore Natalie Almeyda has always been fascinated by horses. When she was little, she read countless books about horses and imagined owning one, too.  “She loved them when she was maybe a three-year-old,” Almeyda’s mother, Patricia Almeyda, said. “Ever...

Racing to the top

Keyli Ruiz and Ashley Rivas

January 29, 2020

For many high school athletes, playing a varsity sport is a major goal and accomplishment of their athletic career.  Varsity athletes are seen as the best in their sport, and often many of those teams will be filled by upperclassmen. However, there are always a few freshman athletes that dive straight int...

Morale of a player

Emma Stevens, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2020

During games, it is not uncommon to have fans cheering on their respective team. However, fans can also become aggressive when their team is losing. Coach Josh Shapiro has led the varsity football team for 15 years and says he can recall several occasions in which fans got particularly aggressive...

Making waves

Making waves

Talley Schroeder, Design Editor

January 23, 2020

It was 8:30 a.m. in Tokyo, Japan, and then-junior Aidan Wrenn-Walz was sitting in the bow-seat of her coxed-four shell, preparing herself to represent the United States of America in the finals of the 2019 World Rowing Junior Championships. To her right were the shells of Germany, Italy, China, Franc...

Varsity Volleyball makes history

Holland Forsythe, Social Media Editor

January 19, 2020

As reported in the December print issue, the varsity volleyball team had a 25-3 record and had an extremely successful season. After winning Liberty Districts against Langley High School, winning three of the five sets, the team went on to win the Virginia High School League (VHSL) Regionals against...

Looking back at fall sports

Looking back at fall sports

Talis Walker and Contributed to by staff

January 15, 2020

Varsity Football The recent season, the varsity football team went 5-5. Senior William Murphy, one of the captains of the varsity football team, had a high opinion of the team’s performance.  “I’m very happy with the team’s performance,” Murphy said, “especially considering the past ...

Sticking together for the season

Sticking together for the season

Holland Forsythe, Social Media Editor

October 10, 2019

Last year the varsity field hockey team won the majority of their games and even beat Yorktown High School twice. In addition, they had a victory over Langley High School,  which the team has always found to be one of their toughest competitors. Although they made it to the Liberty District Champio...

A hole in one

A hole in one

Ariel Gill-Ehrenreich, Web Editor

October 10, 2019

The beginning of the year was off to a great start for varsity golf at W-L, the school sweeping South Lakes. However, players were concerned with the latest tournament, held on August 27. “Honestly, it’s going to go Yorktown, Wakefield, us,” senior and captain of the varsity golf team, Kaiya Mi...

Kicking back into gear

Kicking back into gear

Abigail Presson, Editor-in-Chief

October 10, 2019

As most students began to prepare for the upcoming school year, the school’s varsity cheerleading team was already back in practices. Every weekday for three hours, members of the team can be found practicing both their routines and their tumbling skills at the school. While practices must be taken s...

Ready, set, go

Ready, set, go

Julia Van Lare, Managing Editor

October 10, 2019

After more than four weeks of practice, two scrimmages and four games against Patriot High School, Mount Vernon High School, Fairfax High School and George Mason High School, the freshman volleyball team will play an away game against James Madison High School at 5:45 p.m. on the ninth of September....

Lacrosse Boys v. Girls

Lacrosse Boys v. Girls

Simon Espejo, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2019

Boys and girls lacrosse are two very different sports. Even though they have the same name, they use different equipment, play on different fields and follow different sets of rules. Equipment is one of the biggest differences; boys have to wear helmets, protective gloves and elbow and shoulder pa...

More Madness

More Madness

Liam Holland, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019

The month of March brings more than just spring. March Madness is a college basketball tradition getting bigger and better every year. As the NCAA Division I Basketball regular season winds down, students at the school try to get an edge on their bracket positions for the famous March Madness bracke...

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