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Evelyn Smith: Taking her gridiron

The JV team at a game. Evelyn Smith is the player with the pink shirt beneath her jersey.

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...

College Bowl blues

College Bowl blues

Noah Winslow, Business Manager

January 19, 2016

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

Junior Alejandro Maldonado-Romero heads the ball during a W-L soccer game.

Alice Naland, Co-Editor-in-Chief

January 12, 2016

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

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 at home plate, getting ready to swing.

Noah Winslow, Business Manager

October 9, 2015

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

Pitcher Jordan Zimmermann watches as the team plays the Baltimore Orioles earlier this season.

Noah Winslow, Business Manager

October 2, 2015

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...

You See I See Success in D.C

You See I See Success in D.C

Will Siegal, Sports Editor

May 1, 2015

April 21 proved to be a busy day for three big sports teams in the area. The Wizards took a two games to none lead over the Raptors with a 30 point win. A few hours later, Nicklas Backstrom fired a wrister top shelf against Jaroslav Halak to secure a 2-1 overtime victory to tie up the series with the...

Boston Strong

Runners start the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, in Hopkinton, Mass., Monday, April 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)

Noah Winslow, Business Manager

April 29, 2015

On April 15, 2013 at 2:49 p.m., a bomb exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Just 12 seconds later, a second bomb went off. After the three day manhunt to find Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the city went into recovery mode. Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older brother, was killed by Dzhokhar the day...

DC United Recap

Henry Weiss, Staff Reporter

April 29, 2015

D.C. United drew for the second straight time last Saturday, tying the Houston Dynamo 1-1 after an entertaining, end to end game at RFK Stadium. United struck first after earning a free kick thirty yards from goal which was converted by midfielder Chris Rolfe, whose bending crack beat Houston keeper...

A Field Facelift

From June to August, the field will be under renovation.

Will Siegal, Sports Editor

April 27, 2015

Every good thing must come to an end, and every new thing must build on the old. Ten years ago, the school adopted an artificial turf field, which has been used during the rebuilding of the facilities around it, numerous fall and spring sports events as well as community contests alike. Now the field...

Islanders Land Game One

Islanders Land Game One

Sara Grimm, Staff Reporter

April 21, 2015

7:00pm April 15 The Verizon Center was ready for the puck to drop and start off the Washington Capitals opening round game of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Eager Capitals fans colored the sports arena red, with exceptions of occasional blue spots every here and there from the fans of the visiting New...

Drug Busters; Performance Enhancing Drugs in Baseball

Drug Busters; Performance Enhancing Drugs in Baseball

Noah Winslow, Business Manager

April 21, 2015

The use of drugs to boost the human growth hormone in baseball has slowly decreased since 2013, when random, in-season tests were agreed upon. However, big name players are still caught using these drugs and the penalties are getting larger. In baseball, the use of performance enhancing drugs (PEDs)...

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