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A day in the life of a varsity basketball player

A day in the life of a varsity basketball player

December 19, 2016

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

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

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

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

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...

14 Olympic medalists from the DMV

14 Olympic medalists from the DMV

Fiona Turner, Opinion Editor

September 16, 2016

In the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, the United States took home 46 gold medals and 121 medals overall by the closing ceremony. By far the most decorated country of the summer, there were a total of 558 Olympians competing in the games for the United States team. Of those 558 people, 27 of them were from ...

Many eights, one crew

July 5, 2016

The crew team has a long and legendary history here at W-L, first founded by celebrated crew coach Charlie Butt, Jr. in 1949. A sport with an almost seventy year reputation within northern Virginia’s high school rowing scene, student athletes continue to sign up for the sport annually. Gillian...

Soccer super stars

Soccer super stars

Hannah Rosman, Opinion Editor

June 23, 2016

This year, the school has housed many talented athletes, notably senior and soccer midfielder senior Lucas Mendes, who has been signed by the University of Virginia and who recently won the Gatorade National Boys’ Soccer Player of the Year award. He also received the award for Liberty Conference Boys’ Soccer...

An Orange Cinderella

An Orange Cinderella

April 11, 2016

On March 13, people around the country were waiting to hear their team’s name be called, with players waiting for a once in a lifetime opportunity. Once the field was put out, there were some questioning the decisions made by the NCAA committee, including putting the Syracuse Orange in the field. ...

House Basketball: Spotlight on team “Girl Bowling”

House Basketball: Spotlight on team “Girl Bowling”

Callie Randall, Lifestyles Editor

March 28, 2016

Sponsored by the Arlington County Parks and Recreation Organization, house basketball is a youth league sports program offered to students in third through twelfth grades. The season starts around early January and ends with playoffs in March. Being a recreational sport, all who sign up and pay the fee...

Boys basketball ends the season on a high note

Boys basketball ends the season on a high note

Will Siegal, Sports and Managing Editor

March 7, 2016

The boys basketball team had already accomplished more than they had in previous seasons going into their regional first round game at Chantilly. While the loss was a disappointing end to the season, a season full of accomplishments allows the team to hold their heads high. The boys team finishe...

Evelyn Smith: Taking her gridiron

Evelyn Smith: Taking her gridiron

Will LeHardy, Staff Reporter

January 28, 2016

The football field is brightly lit for the night’s JV game. The Generals, boys dressed in heavy padding and helmets, are clumped on the sideline, ready to take the field. Yet as the players jog into the bright lights, coming out with them is sophomore Evelyn Smith, taking to the gridiron. Smith is th...

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