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  • Whitman Idol is being held on April 25. Auditions are March 23 and 24 after school in the Music Hall.

  • The media center is looking for poetry submissions during April. Stop by the media center for more info.

Girls basketball falls to Catonsville in state title game 49–46

Girls basketball falls to Catonsville in state title game 49–46

By Sam Shiffman
March 11
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase, Uncategorized, Winter

Girls basketball The girls basketball team (23–5) fell to the Catonsville Comets 49–46 Saturday in the state title game in a defensive showdown and foul-filled contest. The first and second quarters went back-and-forth, neither team taking control of the game. The Vikes ended the half leading...

Girls basketball advances to state finals after thrilling 49-43 win

Girls basketball advances to state finals after thrilling 49-43 win

By Sam Shiffman
March 9
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase, Winter

The girls basketball team (22–3) defeated the Eleanor Roosevelt Raiders 49–43 Thursday behind multiple clutch shots late in the game. They're advancing to the state finals for the second straight season.

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Poms team participates in Seneca Valley exhibition

Poms team participates in Seneca Valley exhibition

By Amy Nankin
January 4
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

The Vikings Poms kicked off their competition season with an exhibition at Seneca Valley High School Dec. 17. Read More »...

Whitman football announces new head coach

Whitman football announces new head coach

By Joey Squeri
December 23
Filed under Fall, Sports, Sports Showcase

Almost three weeks after Jim Kuhn stepped down as Whitman football’s head coach, the school has decided to promote JV head coach Dave Fyock to the position. Read More »...

Coach Kuhn to retire from coaching

Coach Kuhn to retire from coaching

By Amy Nankin
December 13
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

As lights shine down on the grass field, football players come sprinting out from behind the goal post in their black helmets with the blue W glistening. Coach Kuhn, clapping and cheering, takes his usual spot on the sidelines with his headphones over his ears, microphone by his mouth and clipboard in h...

Athlete of the month: Paula Bathalon runs past the competition

Athlete of the month: Paula Bathalon runs past the competition

By Sam Shiffman
December 6
Filed under Athlete of the Month, Sports, Sports Showcase

Unlike many of her competitors, when cross country runner Paula Bathalon raced in both the county and state championships, she had almost no experience at the courses. Read More »...

Winter sports preview

Winter sports preview

By Kyle Layman, Ben Levin, Amy Nankin, Sam Shiffman, Joey Squeri, and Daniel Weber
December 5
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase, Winter

Girls basketball After winning their first state championship in over 20 years last year, the girls basketball team is looking to continue their dominance, despite losing key seniors from last year. Read More »...

Walter Johnson vs. Whitman soccer rivalry

Walter Johnson vs. Whitman soccer rivalry

By Joey Squeri
December 5
Filed under Fall, Sports, Sports Showcase

Whitman’s boys soccer team was the No. 34 ranked team in America this season. The squad posted a 14–3 record, which included their first ever victory over formerly No. 1 ranked St. Benedict’s Prep, and perennial powerhouse Dematha. In addition, the Maryland Association of Coaches of Soccer named forw...

The no fun league

The no fun league

By Sam Shiffman
December 2
Filed under Blogs, Sports, Sports Showcase

After Giants safety Landon Collins returned an interception for a touchdown nearly 50 yards to tie a close game against the Los Angeles Rams Oct. 23, making multiple defenders miss, his teammates celebrated in the endzone while defensive end Owa Odighizuwa pretended to take a picture. Read More &r...

Cheer dominates Counties for second year, may move to division 2

Cheer dominates Counties for second year, may move to division 2

By Carolyn Price
November 17
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

For the second year in a row, the cheer team placed first in their division at the county championship at Montgomery Blair High School this Saturday. The success came after months of intense rehearsing to perfect their routine. Read More »...

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