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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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  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...

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. ...

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