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Marines run this city

Marines run this city

Kate Ford, Staff Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

The 42nd Marine Corps Marathon attracted over 20,000 men and women this year. Great running weather became a bit too warm as the day went on but runners of both the marathon and the newer 10k competition raced well. Athletes made their way through the 26.2 mile course in Arlington and DC, leaving th...

Frisbee team celebrates senior night

Frisbee team celebrates senior night

Johnston French and Will LeHardy, Staff Writer and Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2017


Filed under Featured General, Showcase, Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

While students tend to come out in droves for Friday night football and basketball games, one team that doesn’t get that much attention is the school’s ultimate Frisbee team. The boys’ and girls’ teams, comprised of students from all grades, had their Senior Night on Thursday, October 19, in a c...

Yarnell goes live

Yarnell goes live

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under Featured General, Showcase, Sports

Senior Sam Yarnell has been working with the broadcast team at the school’s news show, The Daily Dispatch, since his sophomore year. He hosts his own segment, “Generally Great Athletes,” dedicated to informing students on the latest sports information every Thursday. As of last year, Yarnell has ventur...

Teeing up with golf

Teeing up with golf

Liam Holland, Sports Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The golf team has wrapped up their 2017 season after competing in the District and Regional tournaments. Over the course of the season, the team played at various country clubs and tournaments, finishing with a 2-4 record in regular season play and placing fifth out of six in the District tournament....

Cheer team is in full swing

Cheer team is in full swing

Hannah Rosman, Managing Editor

October 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

After a long season of hard work, the varsity cheer team had their final competition on October 18. Earlier this month, the team went to Semifinals and got fourth place out of six teams.  After the semifinal competition, all the cheer teams go to Finals, but only the top four move on to Regionals. ...

The end of a good run

The end of a good run

Liam Holland & Matthew Herrity

October 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Going into the race at Bluemont Park on October 11 the school was defending a five year championship run on the boys side and Yorktown was defending a two year championship on the girls side. The athletes stood, hands on their watches, adrenaline in their veins and listened to the announcement: ...

Varsity volleyball brings energy and teamwork to the court

Varsity volleyball brings energy and teamwork to the court

Abigail Presson, Lifestyles Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under Sports

While participating in one of the school’s several fall sports, the girls on the varsity volleyball team are learning important life skills. Student athletes must be able to balance their athletics with their academics and work together with their teammates to bring home a victory. It is important...

Cross Country commits to winning

Cross Country commits to winning

Liam Holland, Sports editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The runners are at their marks for a 2017 fall season as our school’s cross country running team looks forward to another fun season of beating personal records and dominating the other schools in the county. “Cross country is fun because of the camaraderie with your teammates, and because you are...

Offseason preparations: Generals ready to rumble into fall season

Offseason preparations: Generals ready to rumble into fall season

Will LeHardy, Editor-in-Chief

July 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The varsity football team’s season this past fall culminated in the defeat of rival Yorktown High School and a spot in the Liberty Conference playoffs. With many seniors graduating this year, it is up to the returning players to lead the new team to a successful year next fall, beginning with training...

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...

A day in the life of a varsity basketball player

A day in the life of a varsity basketball player

January 3, 2017


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 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...

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