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More Madness

More Madness

Liam Holland, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2019


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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...

Rival freshmen teams play for the win

Rival freshmen teams play for the win

Sophia Bailey, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019


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The freshmen girls basketball team took on the Yorktown Patriots on January 11. Though it started as an equal battle with the score being teasingly close, the Patriots ended up taking the win with 34 points to the Generals’ 22. It was an intense and long awaited game. “I wasn’t as much nervo...

Running to the End

Running to the End

Natalie Daley, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019


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Nine schools gathered at Thomas Jefferson Community Center (T.J.) to compete in three different track meets on Friday, December 21. The school participated in the first meet against Oakton High School and Yorktown High School, with Oakton being the home team. The second meet  consisted of South ...

Take it to the Mat

Take it to the Mat

Grace Gent, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019


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Two wrestlers step onto the mat. Sandy Martinez, a junior, stands on one side, with her team sitting behind her. Tension runs through the air as Sandy makes her first move. According to Sport One, wrestling is the 8th most watched sport in America, settling in just behind golf and tennis. The scho...

WL Places First In First Home Gymnastics Meet

WL Places First In First Home Gymnastics Meet

Talley Schroeder, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019


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The school’s gymnastics team placed first out of five  at the first home meet of the season on December 19. Led by head coach Joe D’Emidio and assistant coach Ronald Melkis, this meet was a step forward for the team from their second place wins in their past two meets. The team competed against the p...

Nothing but net

Nothing but net

Abdellah Mouslik, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019


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Girls freshman basketball coach Hannah Gombos and her team came into the game against Lee High School with one win and one loss.   “So far I am very proud of my team’s performance this year,” Coach Gombos said. Coach Gombos has seen her team adapt to one another from the first quarter of the f...

Varsity Wrestling Tackles the Match

Varsity Wrestling Tackles the Match

Ariel Gill-Ehrenreich, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2019


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Varsity wrestling was successful at the first match of the year, winning the overall meet by ten points. On December 4, many of the Varsity wrestlers were also able to achieve success in their individual matches. There were plenty of pre-match jitters, although team members seemed to know how to calm...

Warriors win the battle

Warriors win the battle

Grace Gent, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019


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“Oh, come on!” shouts a parent in the stands during the first half of the JV boys basketball game against Wakefield on December 5. It was a common sentiment among the school’s fans at the game. After an exhilarating game that moved back and forth across the court, the final score was 42-65. It w...

Freshman girls basketball shut down Wakefield

Freshman girls basketball shut down Wakefield

Hugo Bell, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2018


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The score is tight at the end of the half. The players arrive back onto the court for the start of the third quarter, completely prepared for anything Wakefield has in their arsenal. Their confidence finally shows, and the Generals pulls away from Wakefield; at this point it is clear that Washington-Lee...

A boatload of money

A boatload of money

Karina Lazorchak, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

At the back of the cafeteria, rowing machines, called ergometers (ergs), wait in rows. The late afternoon sun trickles in through the wall of windows. The clock chimes 3:30 P.M. and a group of girls begin stretching. Off to the side, boys stand talking and laughing, preparing to begin weight lifting. As the...

A season of success

A season of success

Gus Nathanson, Online Editor

December 10, 2018


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It is rare to see any sports team at any level have a season of complete, sustained dominance. This fall, the varsity girls volleyball team had a season like this. The team achieved great success during the regular season, and this success, players say, translated directly to the playoffs. On October 25,...

Leading the Crew

Leading the Crew

Talley Schroeder, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2018


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Junior Aidan Wrenn-Walz sat at the catch, the oar gripped tightly in her hands and her eyes set dead ahead, beyond her coxswain’s head and towards the forest surrounding the body of water. Three boats were to her left, and one to her right, yet she knew she should not look. All she needed to focus o...

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