Crossed Sabres

Varsity Wrestling Tackles the Match

Freshman Henry Bedell performs a takedown on his teammate during wrestling practice at W-L. This is Bedell’s first year in varsity wrestling.

Ariel Gill-Ehrenreich, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2019

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

Abel Gelata, number 24, dribbles through two defenders, on his way to a reverse layup in the third quarter. Gelata was the top scorer for the Generals during this game.

Grace Gent, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019

“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

Number 30, Fiona Williams prepares a pass to number 35, Caita Bonzano.

Hugo Bell, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2018

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

Hard at work, the girls crew team practices rowing on machines called ergometers. The crew team must raise close to 700 dollars per person in funds.

Karina Lazorchak, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2018

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

The girls volleyball team celebrates their district title at Langley High School. They won the Liberty District championship against Langley on October 25.

Gus Nathanson, Online Editor

December 10, 2018

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

Junior Aidan Wrenn-Walz sits at the finish line dock with the first varsity boat, holding her second place medal at the States championship. The States championship is what rowers at the school spend most of the season preparing for.

Talley Schroeder, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2018

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...

Friday at Flag

Seniors and club members (Left to right) Liam O’casey, Wyatt Biddle, Colin Harrison, Peter Jude Bardo, Joe Main, Roman Dangel, and Zach Meiners prepare for a friday afternoon of flag football, sporting their new club shirts.

Liam Holland, Sports Editor

October 4, 2018

When class of 2017 alumni James Bardo was a freshman in 2013 he had an idea to start a club. This club would be an alternative to traditional tackle football, hoping to attract a wider audience of students who could play a safer version of football. The club consists of a diverse group of members who ...

Winter Guard

The Winter Guard team has a group huddle before a competition.

Hannah Rosman, Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2018

After a successful season, the school’s winter guard deserves to be recognized for the tight knit and supportive group it is. Their fierce but familial attitude differs from the feeling of many other sports, making it something special that the school should be more aware of. Winter guard is a ...

Curse broken? Caps make Stanley Cup Finals

The Caps celebrate after defeating the Penguins  in Game 6 of the Conference Semifinals.

Gus Nathanson, Online Editor

June 6, 2018

The final buzzer sounded, and the city of Washington, D.C. went into an uproar. This happened on May 23, when the Washington Capitals defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals by the score of 4-0 to advance to the National Hockey League (NHL) Stanley Cup Finals for th...

Senior night traditions continue

Freshmen Anna Erskine and Caroline Gage dress up for tennis and lacrosse.

Kate Ford, Staff Reporter

May 17, 2018

As spring sports season comes to an end, each team is taking the time to appreciate and thank their seniors. In a long-held tradition known as Senior Night, each sport team has their own way of demonstrating how much they will miss their oldest members. Smaller teams, like lacrosse or tennis, take t...

Eastern Conference First Round Recap

Victor Oladipo guards LeBron James

Gus Nathanson, Staff Reporter

May 15, 2018

When the National Basketball Association (NBA) playoffs began last month, the eight teams from the Eastern Conference who made it in had high hopes of being crowned conference champion, and earning the privilege of playing the champion of the Western Conference in the NBA Finals. Naturally, differen...

NHL playoffs skate into round two

Many students at the school were able to attend playoff games and support their hometown team.

May 4, 2018

The 2018 National Hockey League (NHL) playoffs have been full of one goal games that kept fans on ice while watching their teams succeed or fall in the first round. Hockey is a one of a kind sport,” sophomore Edie Lamantia. “It has more fights than any other sport which makes it fun to watch.” The...

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