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The end of a good run

The end of a good run

Liam Holland & Matthew Herrity

October 20, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Going into the race at Bluemont Park on October 11 the school was defending a five year championship run on the boys side and Yorktown was defending a two year championship on the girls side. The athletes stood, hands on their watches, adrenaline in their veins and listened to the announcement: â...

Varsity volleyball brings energy and teamwork to the court

Varsity volleyball brings energy and teamwork to the court

Abigail Presson, Lifestyles Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under Sports

While participating in one of the school’s several fall sports, the girls on the varsity volleyball team are learning important life skills. Student athletes must be able to balance their athletics with their academics and work together with their teammates to bring home a victory. It is important...

Cross Country commits to winning

Cross Country commits to winning

Liam Holland, Sports editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The runners are at their marks for a 2017 fall season as our school’s cross country running team looks forward to another fun season of beating personal records and dominating the other schools in the county. “Cross country is fun because of the camaraderie with your teammates, and because you are...

Offseason preparations: Generals ready to rumble into fall season

Offseason preparations: Generals ready to rumble into fall season

Will LeHardy, Editor-in-Chief

July 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The varsity football team’s season this past fall culminated in the defeat of rival Yorktown High School and a spot in the Liberty Conference playoffs. With many seniors graduating this year, it is up to the returning players to lead the new team to a successful year next fall, beginning with training...

Nationals fans look forward to 2017 season

Nationals fans look forward to 2017 season

February 27, 2017


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After an eventful offseason, Nationals baseball is back with some new faces on the field. Over the winter, the Nationals traded away some big names, including top pitching prospects Lucas Giolito and Reynaldo Lopez to the Chicago White Sox for center fielder Adam Eaton. The Nats have also acquired t...

Changes in the NFL Pro Bowl

Changes in the NFL Pro Bowl

February 2, 2017


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The National Football league Pro Bowl has recently undergone big changes after the criticism it has received over the past few years from being a slow game to avoid injury and with nothing to compete for. Since 2013, the Pro Bowl teams were picked by former NFL stars and the two teams would face off fo...

A day in the life of a varsity basketball player

A day in the life of a varsity basketball player

January 3, 2017


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Meet Chris Ozgo, junior point guard on the varsity basketball team. He has been on the varsity team since freshman year, a feat that can be very difficult to accomplish. While basketball may seem like training consists of knockout or simple drills, W-L’s practice demand focus and dedication.. For...

A day in the life of a varsity basketball player

A day in the life of a varsity basketball player

December 19, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Meet Chris Ozgo, junior point guard on the varsity basketball team. He has been on the varsity team since freshman year, a feat very few can accomplish. To be a basketball player can take a lot more than people imagine. For Ozgo, his practice schedule is hard. It gets even more difficult on game days,...

Just keep swimming

Just keep swimming

Alice Naland, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 16, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

On Friday, December 2, senior Ellie Ridgeway woke up in the middle of the night -- 4:25 AM to be exact. But instead of going back to sleep, she put on a swimsuit and got ready for practice. As a member of AAC, a USA Swimming team, Ridgeway trains almost every day to compete at a national level. The elite ...

Pre-season interview with varsity basketball coach Robert Dobson

Pre-season interview with varsity basketball coach Robert Dobson

Liam Holland, Staff Reporter

November 25, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The winter varsity basketball season is in full swing as the roster is set and Coach Robert Dobson is ready to win. “Each year we start off with a goal of winning our conference," Coach Dobson said. "Realistically we have a great chance of achieving this goal.” Over the past two weeks, the team has been p...

Nats drop NLDS once again

Nats drop NLDS once again

October 28, 2016


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Coming off a great regular season, the Washington Nationals entered the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers with momentum, with hopes that they will at least get to their first National League Championship Series in Club History. The last time the franchise had won a postsea...

Off to the races

Off to the races

Will LeHardy, Sports Editor

September 23, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Top Stories, Uncategorized

In recent years, the cross country team has seen success unparalleled in the school’s history, winning multiple conference and district championships and achieving a second place finish for girls’ cross country at the state championships in 2013. Much of this success was thanks to head coach Matthe...

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