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Students enjoy competitive football tradition on Thanksgiving

Students enjoy competitive football tradition on Thanksgiving

By Jessie Solomon and Arthur Varner

November 29, 2017


Filed under Fall, Media, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Videos

This past Thanksgiving morning, 24 students met up at the River Falls Community Club to play football in senior Mitch Fechter’s annual Turkey Bowl.

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Non seniors take the lead: sophomore and junior captains

Non seniors take the lead: sophomore and junior captains

By Elyse Lowet

November 15, 2017


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

While many think of team captains as the oldest, most senior members of teams, some teams designate juniors or sophomores as captains instead of seniors.

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Capitals season outlook

Capitals season outlook

By Ben Levin and Maeve Trainor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Media, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Uncategorized, Videos, Winter

The NHL season is underway, and the Washington Capitals sit at 8–7–1 after a few inspiring victories and abysmal losses.

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Cheer team places fifth in county championship

Cheer team places fifth in county championship

By Matthew van Bastelaer

November 11, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports, Sports Showcase

The cheer team didn’t  place in the Division 2 county championship Oct. 28. Blake High School took third place, Churchill placed second, and Sherwood High School placed first in the competition.

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Whitman alum makes NFL practice squad

Whitman alum makes NFL practice squad

By Matthew van Bastelaer

October 17, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Up until his senior year of high school, Dunn never expected football to bring him anywhere in life, but now it’s become his career. Dunn was signed on to the Los Angeles Rams’ practice squad in September, and though he was cut shortly after, his journey in the NFL is ongoing.

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September 5: Girls tennis serves up BCC in home opener

September 5: Girls tennis serves up BCC in home opener

By Jessie Solomon

September 11, 2017


Filed under Sports Showcase, Spring

The girls tennis team (1‒0) started off their season with a bang Tuesday, sweeping crosstown rival BCC Barons 7‒0.

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Junior competes at National Duals for wrestling

Junior competes at National Duals for wrestling

By Chris Atkinson

June 6, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Two weeks after the end of the high school season, junior John Luke Iglesias received a text from John Ferguson, the Damascus High School head wrestling coach. It was an offer to compete for Ferguson’s team at the National High School Coaches Association’s national dual championships.

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International club hosts third annual soccer tournament

International club hosts third annual soccer tournament

By Ariana Faghani

June 5, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase, Spring

The International Club held its third annual soccer tournament May 26. The event was organized to encourage unity among students of all ethnicities through inclusive yet competitive games.

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Gymnastics team places third at counties

Gymnastics team places third at counties

By Elyse Lowet

May 24, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase, Spring

The gymnastics team took third place at the county championship May 9 with a score of 146.6 points, narrowly edging out the B-CC Barons by just over one point to make the podium.

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Boys lacrosse falls to Churchill, ending the Vikes’ season

Boys lacrosse falls to Churchill, ending the Vikes’ season

By Ariana Faghani

May 18, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase, Spring

The boys lacrosse team (13–4) fell to the Churchill Bulldogs (13–1) 10–3, eliminating the Vikes from the playoffs and ending their season.

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Washington Post All-Met awards honor Whitman coach, two athletes

Washington Post All-Met awards honor Whitman coach, two athletes

By Joey Squeri

May 17, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase, Winter

The Washington Post awarded two Whitman players and a coach spots on their winter All-Met teams last month. Ice hockey goalie Brendan Daly earned an honorable mention, while girls basketball guard Abby Meyers made the first team and girls basketball coach Pete Kenah was named Coach of the Year.

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Girls lacrosse shuts out Einstein in overwhelming victory

Girls lacrosse shuts out Einstein in overwhelming victory

By Elyse Lowet

May 11, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase, Spring

After a bye in the first round of the playoffs, the girls lacrosse team (11–2) dominated Einstein in the second round Wednesday night, holding the Titans scoreless in a 19–0 rout at home for their senior night.

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