The Black and White

Wrestling loses season opener to Clarksburg 47–27

By Reuben Stoll

December 9, 2019

The wrestling team (0–1) was defeated by the Clarksburg Coyotes (1–0) 47–27 Thursday. The Vikes started off strong as Charlie Imperial (182) won the first match, allowing the Vikes to take an early 6–0 lead. Throughout the next matches, the Vikes and Coyotes went back and forth, with the ...

Boys basketball defeats Rockville 52–47 in season opener

By Matt Mande

December 7, 2019

The boys basketball team (1–0) outlasted the Rockville Rams (0–1) 52–47 Friday night in the teams season opener. The Vikes played strong defense throughout the first quarter but were unable to net many shots. However, the Rams were only able to score six points in the quarter,  allowing the...

After a shaky start, girls basketball dominates Rockville 60–32 in season opener

By Gabe Schaner

December 7, 2019

In the team’s season opener, the girls basketball team (1–0) defeated the Rockville Rams (0–1) 60–32 Friday night. The Vikes struggled in the beginning of the game, turning the ball over and allowed the Rams to go on a 14–4 run, taking a 14–6 lead over the Vikes in the first quarter. ...

Fantasy football creates community — and competition

Fantasy football creates community — and competition

By Eli Putnam

November 18, 2019

When football season finally rolls around each fall, for many Americans it means spending every Sunday for the next twenty-plus weeks in their man-cave, watching every possible game while munching on wings and nachos. But for some, it also means the start of another tradition: fantasy football.  Each yea...

Boys soccer secures back-to-back state championships with 3–1 victory over Leonardtown Raiders

Boys soccer secures back-to-back state championships with 3–1 victory over Leonardtown Raiders

By Matt Mande

November 16, 2019

The boys soccer team (17–1–1) beat the Leonardtown Raiders (19–1) 3–1 today to secure its second MPSSAA 4A State Championship in two years.  Both teams started out jumpy, unable to consistently possess the ball. After the first 10 minutes, the Vikes settled in, beginning to pass and crea...

Football season ends in 35–14 playoff loss to RM

By Gabe Schaner

November 14, 2019

The football team (4–6) fell to the Richard Montgomery Rockets (8–2) 35–14 Friday night in the first round of the playoffs.  Neither team was able to score in the first quarter, but the Rockets struck first when running back T’Kai Ayoola scored on a 15-yard rushing touchdown to put the R...

Cross Country competes in state championship; girls place fifth and boys place seventeenth

By Mia Friedman

November 12, 2019

Cross Country ran in the MPSSAA 4A State XC Championships on Saturday. The girls team placed fifth and the boys team placed seventeenth.  Senior Emmersen Weinberg led the girls three-mile, placing 15th with a time 19:45.2. Seniors Alicia Lauwers and Madeleine Blaisdell followed in 24th and 33rd with ...

Hockey falls to Damascus 5–3; loses to B–CC 6–0

By Ella Adams

November 12, 2019

The hockey team (0–5), lost to the Damascus Swarmin' Hornets (1–3–0) 5–3 Friday night. The Vikes allowed a goal in the first two minutes of the game but quickly scored when forward Zack Zeldow netted a goal seven minutes into the game. The team broke the tie with the help of forward Theo Hau...

Boys soccer defeats Wootton 4–3 in overtime to advance to state finals

Boys soccer defeats Wootton 4–3 in overtime to advance to state finals

By Matt Mande

November 12, 2019

The boys soccer team (16–1–1) defeated the Wootton Patriots (13–2) 4–3 in overtime in an intense, back-and-forth matchup Saturday night to advance to the state championship. The Vikes and the Patriots, respectively the first and second divisional seeds, both began the game with strong def...

Hockey falls to RM 5–4; loses to Churchill 7–1

By Ella Adams

November 8, 2019

The hockey team (0–3), fell to the Richard Montgomery Rockets (1–1–1) 5–4 Thursday night. Neither team could find the net in the first period, but the Vikes opened the scoring in the second period when forward Zach Zeldow scored to give the Vikes a 1–0 lead. The team allowed two goals to t...

Football prevails against Gaithersburg 35–7 on senior night

By Gabe Schaner

November 7, 2019

The football team (4–5) defeated the Gaithersburg Trojans (3–6) 35–7 Friday night in the teams final regular season game.   The Vikes began the game in flawless fashion, scoring touchdowns on every drive. Their defense stifled the Trojans, only allowing one score in the fourth quarter and...

Cheer competes in state semifinals for first time, places 11th

Cheer competes in state semifinals for first time, places 11th

By James Marzolf

November 6, 2019

For the first time in Whitman's history, the cheer team competed in the state semifinals on Saturday, placing 11th out of 26 teams.  The team put on outstanding performance on Saturday morning, earning a flawless score of 112.1 points. Even though it was the team's first time competing in the stat...