Crossed Sabres

Looking back at fall sports

The varsity field hockey team won nine out of 16 games this season.

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

The varsity girls field hockey team prepared for the season by practicing over summer. Being on the team can be a large time commitment, even over summer, due to the amount of time that players spend practicing their skills.

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

Sophomore Sophia Bandini swings her club during a tournament. The team attends multiple tournaments each season, where they are able to compete against golf teams from other schools.

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

Sophomore Sophia Bailey practices her tumbling skills. Members of the team work hard to maintain these skills in order to perform well at competitions and events such as football games.

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

Freshman Tess Muldowney and Kaitlyn Cooper practice their serves. To complete the exercise, the team had to make fifty serves over the net.

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

The General's Varsity lacrosse team play the Yorktown patriots. The uniforms for boys lacrosse have more padding, as do their sticks. Photo Cred: Jeanie Laybourn and Lucas Codispoti

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

Junior Liam Holland’s 2018 March Madness bracket. He won/lost/did mediocrely in his pool. March Madness games are held at neutral locations every year so each fan base is equally represented.

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...

Rival freshmen teams play for the win

The freshmen teams prepare for the tip off as the ball is thrown in the air. The Generals won the toss.

Sophia Bailey, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019

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

Varsity boys get ready to run the 1600 meter run finals. The boys bend their knees getting ready to run, waiting for the starter to shoot the starting pistol, which marks the start of the race.

Natalie Daley, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019

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

Freshman Noah Laidhold participates in a JV wrestling match.

Grace Gent, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019

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

Freshmen Sophia Bailey looks over the gymnastics events being held at the school, waiting for her turn on vault. This is the schools first home meet of the season against four other competing schools.

Talley Schroeder, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2019

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

The girls freshman basketball team came into this game with a 1-1 record. The girls freshman basketball team attacked the opposition’s hoop late in the second quarter.

Abdellah Mouslik, Staff Reporter

February 19, 2019

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...

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