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Indoor track dazzles at 4A State Championships

Indoor track dazzles at 4A State Championships

By Aidan Farber February 23, 2024

This Tuesday, Feb. 20, the indoor track team competed at the Maryland 4A State Championships. The Vikes impressed, with four top-ten individual placements. The girls’ team placed 16th overall, while...

Ice hockey suffers a heartbreaking 4–3 overtime loss to Leonardtown in second round of state playoffs

Ice hockey suffers a heartbreaking 4–3 overtime loss to Leonardtown in second round of state playoffs

By Elliott Brown February 22, 2024

The ice hockey team (9–5) was defeated by the Leonardtown Ospreys 4–3 in overtime, ending their season in the second round of state playoffs.  In the first period, both teams appeared evenly matched...

Girls basketball ends the regular season on a high note, defeating Damascus 50–44

Girls basketball ends the regular season on a high note, defeating Damascus 50–44

By Ben Belford Peltzman February 22, 2024

The girls’ basketball team (14–6) defeated the Damascus Swarmin’ Hornets (18–2) 50–44 in the Vikes final game of the regular season. Whitman played one of their strongest games yet, defeating...

The dive team amassed a whopping 127 points going into a weekend of swimming, placing them first out of 38 teams overall.

Swim and Dive competes at Metros: Dive impresses with top placements

By Aidan Farber February 20, 2024

From Feb. 7 to 10, the Whiman swim and dive team competed in the Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships (Metros). The team had an impressive outing, with the boys...

Girls basketball loses to BCC 56–45 in nail-biter

Girls basketball loses to BCC 56–45 in nail-biter

By Ben Belford-Peltzman February 17, 2024

The girls’ basketball team (13–6) fell to the BCC Barons (18–1) 56–45 in the Battle of Bethesda. The Vikings moved to 0–2 against the Barons on the season and now have a challenging path ahead...

LIVE: Boys basketball takes on BCC in the Battle of Bethesda

LIVE: Boys basketball takes on BCC in the Battle of Bethesda

By Waleed Aslam and Ian Cooper February 16, 2024

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Girls basketball suffers blowout loss; falls to Wootton 41–28

Girls basketball suffers blowout loss; falls to Wootton 41–28

By Ben Belford Peltzman February 14, 2024

The girl’s basketball team (13–5) was defeated by the Wootton Patriots (7–2) 41–28 on Tuesday night.  It was another rugged performance for the Vikes’ with communication issues throughout...

Boys basketball crushes Wootton 66–57

Boys basketball crushes Wootton 66–57

By Mia Kanczuker February 14, 2024

The boys’ basketball team (16–4) beat the Thomas S. Wootton Patriots (14–5) 66–57 in their second match. The first time the two teams faced each other, the Vikings fell by just four points.  It...

Counties is the most prestigious Poms competition in MCPS, consisting of 25 teams divided into three divisions.

Poms season comes to a close with a fourth-place finish in counties

By Ben Belford-Peltzman February 14, 2024

The 2023-24 Whitman Poms’ season ended on Feb. 3 when they placed fourth in the Division 1 County Championship at Montgomery Blair High School. The 16 members performed at three competitions throughout...

Ice hockey destroys Upper Montgomery 6–1 in the first round of the Maryland state tournament

Ice hockey destroys Upper Montgomery 6–1 in the first round of the Maryland state tournament

By Elliott Brown February 12, 2024

The ice hockey team (9–4) demolished Upper Montgomery 6–1 in the first round of playoffs last Friday night. In the first period, the Vikes started hotter than McDonald’s coffee. Senior Sammy Van...

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