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Girls soccer falls to Perry Hall 4–2 in state championship

Girls soccer falls to Perry Hall 4–2 in state championship

By Ally Navarrete

November 16, 2018


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The girls soccer team (15–2) fell to the Perry Hall Gators (18–3) 4–2 in the 4A State Championship today. The Gators started off strong, scoring a goal within the first eight minutes of the game. Both teams played aggressive offense for the remainder of the first half, but goalie Katie Stender-...

Boys soccer captures state championship 2–1 over Urbana

Boys soccer captures state championship 2–1 over Urbana

By Mateo Gutierrez

November 16, 2018


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The boys soccer team (17–1) prevailed over the Urbana Hawks (17–3) today to win the Maryland 4A State Championship. This was the team’s 10th state title. The Vikes had a sluggish start with dominant possession but few shots taken. With 12 minutes left in the half, an Urbana header escaped goal...

Handball defeats Blair in County Championship

Handball defeats Blair in County Championship

By Isabelle van Nieuwkoop

November 13, 2018


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

The handball team (6–2) ended their dominant season at the County Championships Wednesday, edging out the Blair Blazers (4–2) 20–19 for first place. The top two teams from each division in the regular season moved on to the final four playoff tournament. The Vikes finished second in the re...

Verbal abuse leads to a decrease in high school soccer referees

Verbal abuse leads to a decrease in high school soccer referees

By Isabelle van Nieuwkoop

October 29, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

At high school soccer games, about 85 percent of the matches feature loud vocal dissent from fans, according to a survey of 42 games in Virginia conducted by The Commonwealth Soccer Official Association. Twenty percent of that dissent included profanity.

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 Also in Print, 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.