The Black and White

Last man standing: why Alex Ovechkin stays in D.C.

Ovechkin is the last of the great D.C. sports stars, and for a reason.
January 14, 2021

During the past decade, Washington has been home to some of the most captivating names in sports: Robert Griffin III was the 2012 NFL offensive rookie of the year, Bryce Harper was the 2010 National League...

The MLB postseason bubble is unfair

December 24, 2020

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, professional sports leagues including the NBA, MLB and NHL created so-called “bubble” leagues: isolated areas where leagues can monitor and test players while they...

Fall ball: how lacrosse players brought back their sport during a pandemic

Fall ball: how lacrosse players brought back their sport during a pandemic
December 6, 2020

After receiving a pass from his teammate, attackman Dylan Vohra sprints towards the opponent’s goal. Sensing multiple defenders around him, he makes a quick jab step to advance closer, wraps his lacrosse...

Athletes disagree over MPSSAA sports season scheduling

(From left to right) Harry Sikes (‘20), Senior Ben Treacy and Chris Yeo (‘20) prepare to take the field during a football game last fall. This years' football season is scheduled to start on February 13.
December 1, 2020

Comradery, commitment and memories that will last a lifetime — all reasons why high school sports hold a special place in the hearts of many athletes across the country. When the coronavirus pandemic...

NBA Mock Draft 2020

Georgia guard Anthony Edwards, a highly anticipated pick in the 2020 NBA draft, drives against a Vanderbilt defender.
November 17, 2020

The 2020 NBA Draft will take place over a conference call on November 18 at 7 p.m. The Minnesota Timberwolves will have the first overall pick for the second time in franchise history.  This draft...

Turning a blind eye: Anti-Semitism in sports deserves more attention

Anti-Semitism in sports has been a prevalent problem since the 1936 Berlin Olympics.
November 13, 2020

On July 6, Philadelphia Eagles player DeSean Jackson posted an anti-Semitic quote attributed to Adolf Hitler on his Instagram story, claiming that white Jews were stealing Black peoples’ identity as...

Futures on hold: the fate of collegiate athletic recruiting in the age of COVID-19

Senior Caden Daniels committed to Wesleyan University for lacrosse in August.
November 6, 2020

Every year, thousands of high-school students across the country spend their summers competing for coveted — and limited — college athletic scholarships. They travel all around the United States, playing...

Give the ‘Football Team’ a chance

Though Washington's new team name may seem comical, this change is ultimately for the better.
November 2, 2020

History, tradition, community. Football holds a uniquely sentimental place in the hearts and minds of millions of Americans. The Washington Football Team’s former name, the Redskins, embodied the tradition...

Swimmers and divers reflect on lost summer season

Mohican Swim Club sits empty. The COVID-19 pandemic cancelled the annual summer swim and dive season, something many Whitman swimmers look forward too.
July 3, 2020

At eight o’clock in the morning, the Mohican Swim Club in Bethesda is silent. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the pool water is untouched. That is, until rising junior Henry Cheetham...

2020 NFL Draft winners and losers

The NFL held their 2020 draft April 25. These are the winners and losers.
May 23, 2020

As the 2020 NFL Draft came to an end on Saturday, April 25, fans of teams across the NFL were either rejoicing or sulking based on their favorite team’s picks. Before I head into the details of the draft,...

I was cut from a varsity sport; here’s what I took away

I make one of my few pitching appearances on the Whitman JV Baseball team.
April 23, 2020

“I’m gonna keep this short and sweet. I don’t think we have a spot for you on the team this year.”  Those words from my former baseball coach signified that my days of playing Whitman baseball...

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