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December 14: Wrestling falls short to Wootton 40–37 despite late comeback

By Daniel Weber
December 16, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter

Wrestling The wrestling team (0–2) suffered a 40–37 defeat to the Wootton Patriots last Tuesday in a valiant comeback effort that fell just short. The Patriots started out strong and quickly jumped out to a 28–0 lead, pinning multiple Viking wrestlers along the way. The match looked all...

December 10: Girls basketball downs 11th ranked Roosevelt 46–34; Boys basketball suffers first loss to Georgetown Prep 50–58; Swim and dive outlasts WJ 182–160

December 10: Girls basketball downs 11th ranked Roosevelt 46–34; Boys basketball suffers first loss to Georgetown Prep 50–58; Swim and dive outlasts WJ 182–160

By Sam Shiffman, Ben Levin, and Kyle Layman
December 14, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter

Girls basketball The girls basketball team (2–0) took down the Eleanor Roosevelt Raiders 46–34 in a game that featured two of the top 15 teams in the area. Read More »...

December 9: Boys basketball sneaks by Gaithersburg 51–50; Girls basketball defeats Gaithersburg 68–44 behind dominant second half; Hockey blows out WJ 8–1

December 9: Boys basketball sneaks by Gaithersburg 51–50; Girls basketball defeats Gaithersburg 68–44 behind dominant second half; Hockey blows out WJ 8–1

By Ben Levin, Sam Shiffman, and Amy Nankin
December 13, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter

Boys basketball Boys basketball (2–0) snuck past the Gaithersburg Trojans 51–50 on Friday night in the Vikes’ home opener. Neither team could pull ahead in the gridlock contest, with no team leading by more than four points at the end of a quarter. The Vikings dominated the boards, lead...

December 7: Wrestling outmatched 42–32 in defeat to Rockville

By Daniel Weber
December 9, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter

Wrestling The wrestling team (0–1) opened their season with a 42–32 loss in a competitive match with the Rockville Rams on Wednesday. 126 lb Clark Boinis, 182 lb Mason Austin Brantly and 285 lb Tom Wilmarth each pinned their opponents, and first time wrestler 113 lb Sean Fleming won his ...

December 6: Boys basketball holds off Landon 55–45 after first quarter surge

By Ben Levin
December 7, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter

Boys basketball The boys basketball team (1–0) started the season off with a 55–45 win over the Landon Bears on Tuesday night. The Vikings gained a strong 19–10 lead at the end of the first quarter. After letting their guard slip a bit in the second half, the team finished off the Bears in...

Winter sports preview

Winter sports preview

By Kyle Layman, Ben Levin, Amy Nankin, Sam Shiffman, Joey Squeri, and Daniel Weber
December 5, 2016
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 »...

December 2: Hockey knocks off number one ranked Landon 4–3, blows out DC Stars 10–2

December 2: Hockey knocks off number one ranked Landon 4–3, blows out DC Stars 10–2

By Amy Nankin
December 5, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter

Hockey In an out of conference game on Nov. 30, the hockey team (3–1–1) took down the Landon Bears 4–3. The Bears are reigning champs of their hockey league. They were also the Washington Post's number one ranked team, so it was a huge victory for the team even though it was out of confe...

November 18: Hockey closes out Quince Orchard 6–1 with third quarter scoring outburst

November 18: Hockey closes out Quince Orchard 6–1 with third quarter scoring outburst

By Amy Nankin
November 21, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter

Hockey The Vikings hockey team (2–1–1) triumphed over the Quince Orchard Cougars (1–3–0) with a strong 6–1 win. The team started off hot in the first quarter with two key goals scored by Joey Schaefer and Tyler Crist. In the second quarter the Cougars got back one goal. But the Vikings ...

November 11: Hockey overtakes WJ 4–2 with explosive first period

By Amy Nankin
November 14, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter

Hockey The hockey team (2–1–1) overtook the Walter Johnson Wildcats (1–2) with a 4–2 victory Friday. The team came out strong with players Carter Hughes and Justin Baker scoring key goals during the first period. Through the second period, the Vikings maintained their lead with goals score...

November 4: Hockey ties Churchill in high-scoring game

By Amy Nankin
November 8, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter

Hockey The hockey team (0–1–1) tied the Churchill Bulldogs (1–0–1) 4–4 Friday. Read More »...

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