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Top 10 sports movies of all time

By Mateo Gutierrez

June 3, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

If you’re a sports fan looking for something to watch on a Saturday night, you’re in luck. Here’s a list of the top ten sports movies of all time that have made audiences across the world laugh, cry and believe. But beware of spoiler alerts!   The Karate Kid (1984) Kicking off ...

Gymnastics slides into third at County Championships

Gymnastics slides into third at County Championships

By Isabelle van Nieuwkoop

May 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase, Spring

For two months, the gymnastics team twisted, tumbled and leaped its way through preparation for their final meet of the season: County Championships May 8 and May 10. All their hard work paid off. The Vikes edged out Blair for third place, with Walter Johnson placing first and Sherwood close behind in se...

BOE votes to move forward with Whitman turf field despite controversy regarding infill

BOE votes to move forward with Whitman turf field despite controversy regarding infill

By Thomas Mande, Chris Atkinson, and Jessie Solomon

May 17, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

After repeated delays, the Montgomery County BOE approved the construction of Whitman’s turf field April 24. The field will be installed immediately after the spring sports season, and will be ready for use in the fall, MCPS official Essie McGuire said. At the April 24 meeting, controversy erupted...

Letter from FieldTurf VP Darren Gill, with Black & White response

Letter from FieldTurf VP Darren Gill, with Black & White response

March 22, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Editor's note: the 3/19/18 B&W magazine ran an article headlined "Danger on our turf: is MCPS protecting athletes?" FieldTurf Vice President Darren Gill wrote the following Letter to the Editor in response to the article. The Black & White composed a response to Mr. Gill's letter. The original article can be found online or in the print version of the magazine.

Danger on our turf: is MCPS protecting athletes?

Danger on our turf: is MCPS protecting athletes?

By Chris Atkinson, Thomas Mande, and Jessie Solomon

March 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

Analysis: A class-action lawsuit, a questionable standard and failed safety tests

Mock Draft Monday: 1.0

Mock Draft Monday: 1.0

By Sam Shiffman and Joey Squeri

March 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

With the 2018 NFL draft two months away, Black & White editors Sam Shiffman and Joey Squeri will be releasing a series of Mock Drafts with their first-round predictions.

Is the hatred towards “villain teams” justified?

Is the hatred towards “villain teams” justified?

By Jessie Solomon

February 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

All this built up anger and aggression towards these teams leads to one simple question: is this hatred formed out of jealousy, or is it legitimate?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.