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Wrestling with the truth

Wrestling with the truth

Holland Forsythe, Opinion Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under Sports

Wrestling often requires athletes to meet certain weight goals to ensure optimal success when competing, and it is not uncommon for wrestlers to attempt to drop pounds before a meet. With the proper diet and training, losing weight can be done healthily over a long period of time. However, some wrestler...

Corruption allegations have NCAA under FBI investigation

Corruption allegations have NCAA under FBI investigation

Gus Nathanson, Staff Writer

March 15, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Top Stories

With the nationally televised March Madness tournament beginning today, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) will be drawing a lot of attention over the next few weeks. However, the NCAA has also been drawing attention off the court, for the organization is in the midst of an investiga...

Not your ordinary crew

Not your ordinary crew

Atashi Barua, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Many students continue to join one of the most well known and oldest sports at the school. The crew team, which rows out of Potomac Boat Club in Georgetown every day, is looking forward to the new season and members are ready to get back in the water.  For the past few months, crew members have be...

The return of spring sports

The return of spring sports

Tatiana Rivera, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The end of February marks the beginning for the season for spring sports. Each year after President’s Day, returning as well as new players try-out for the sport they find most interesting in hopes to make a positive impact on the team. “We are looking forward to working hard, having fun and putting a ...

Generals hit the ice

Generals hit the ice

Abigail Presson and Gwen Taplin

February 8, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

It was a night where the inside of the rink, even only half-filled with fans, was warmer than the frigid air outside. On January 5, the school’s club hockey team was facing its opponents from T. C. Williams High School. They were just two of the high school teams playing at a busy Kettler Capitals...

Six new athletes inducted to Hall of Fame

Six new athletes inducted to Hall of Fame

Julia Van Lare and Liam Holland

January 30, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The W-L Athletics Hall of Fame was created to honor athletes who “have brought a measure of distinction and pride to our school and community as an athlete, coach, administrator or as a contributor to the development and success of the Washington-Lee athletic program," according to the Hall of Fame w...

W-L junior Olympians find inspiration close to home

W-L junior Olympians find inspiration close to home

Kate Ford and Julia Van Lare

January 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Various associations throughout the world bring together young athletes in a competition of nationally ranked athletes, called junior Olympics. Our school is lucky to be home to several junior Olympian competitors in a variety of sports, such as running and fencing. Associations like the USA Track and Field (U...

Taking aim in Rifle Club

Taking aim in Rifle Club

Hannah Rosman and Luke Dangel

January 23, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Top Stories

The Rifle Club is one of the lesser known clubs at the school, but has a growing population of people joining the club. Every week, a dedicated group of students go to Veterans of Foreign Wars building (VFW) to practice their shooting skills, on a set of targets. There are about 36 kids in the club, ...

Just keep swimming through the season

Just keep swimming through the season

Anika Bahl, News Editor

January 4, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Top Stories

As the winter season sports teams begin competing with other schools, the school’s swim team is off to a strong start. On December 1, the first meet of the season, the boys took a decisive win against McLean while the girls performed well for this point in the season. The swim team’s next meet...

Wrestlers take it to the mat

Wrestlers take it to the mat

Atashi Barua

January 2, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Top Stories

Many teammates, both returning and new, are eager to begin their wrestling training this season. As always, the wrestling team tries to set standards and goals for themselves to ensure their improvement and success. As the year progresses new ideas and goals are being brought to the table. These goa...

Strong start leads boys basketball to opening night victory

Strong start leads boys basketball to opening night victory

Tatiana Rivera and Gus Nathanson, staff writers

December 14, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Top Stories

After a long off-season, the much anticipated boys basketball season finally arrived. On November 28, the boys basketball team played its first regular season game at home against the Falls Church Jaguars. The team dominated right from the tip-off, taking an early 21-8 lead with 2:25 left, finishing ...

Flipping out with the gymnastics team

Flipping out with the gymnastics team

Julia Van Lare and Kate Ford

December 7, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Top Stories

  In the back hallways of the school near the sports trainers’ office, the girls gymnastics team practices three times a week, flipping from bars and beams to prepare for competitions. Despite being obscure and unnoticed by most, the 18 girls that participate in gymnastics say they are proud...

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