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14 Olympic medalists from the DMV

14 Olympic medalists from the DMV

Fiona Turner, Opinion Editor

September 16, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Specials, Sports, Top Stories

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


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

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


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

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


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

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...

College Bowl blues

College Bowl blues

Noah Winslow, Business Manager

January 19, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

In a year of impressive offensive performances and drama over who would be the last team in the College Football Playoffs, most of the 33 bowl games were expected to be evenly matched. However, from the first bowl game on December 19 to the College Football National Championship, the bowl games did not live up ...

Ahead of the game

Ahead of the game

Alice Naland, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 12, 2016


Filed under Sports

Following a 2014 class action lawsuit against the United States Soccer Federation (USSF), also known as U.S. Soccer, the federation announced new safety measures intended to protect players from head injury. These initiatives included changing substitution rules, increasing concussion awareness, banning...

A run to remember

Will Siegal, Managing/Sports Editor

October 20, 2015


Filed under Sports

A lot was at stake on a chilly Wednesday afternoon for the cross country team. The Liberty Conference Festival on October 14 was a chance to determine who would run Conferences, runners to beat their personal best times and for seniors to run their last race. It was a sad goodbye for the seniors and...

Bryce Harper for MVP

Bryce Harper for MVP

Noah Winslow, Business Manager

October 9, 2015


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Bryce Harper was stranded on second base after a hustle-double when the Washington Nationals’ season ended on October 3 with a 1-0 loss to the New York Mets. The hit was a good summary of his entire season, showing his hustle and ability to make something out of nothing. After making his major league debut as a 19-...

Nationals’ woes

Nationals’ woes

Noah Winslow, Business Manager

October 2, 2015


Filed under Sports

On Saturday, September 26, the New York Mets beat the Cincinnati Reds to clinch their first postseason berth since 2006, officially eliminating any chance the Washington Nationals had to get into the postseason. The team not even making the postseason was very underachieving for a team that had World Serie...

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