The Black and White

Dear spring athletes,

Dear spring athletes,

By Bennett Solomon

April 1, 2020

During my past three years as a part of the Whitman baseball program, I had only seen my coach cry once –– tears of joy after our program’s first-ever regional championship my junior year. But after practice on Thursday, March 12 –– the day before students left for a two-week break due to the...

Rec basketball: few baskets but lots of laughs

Rec basketball: few baskets but lots of laughs

By Mia Friedman

March 27, 2020

My teammate, Olivia, lobs the basketball down the court to where I’m in position to take an easy shot in the paint. My jersey hangs past my knees and my five-year-old, mud-covered Nike sneakers slide across the gym floor as I try to stop my movement with no avail. I catch the ball and spin around,...

Four Whitman athletes receive All-Met honorable mention, boys swim wins All-Met relay title

Four Whitman athletes receive All-Met honorable mention, boys swim wins All-Met relay title

By Matt Mande

March 18, 2020

The Washington Post released the 2020 Winter All-Met teams March 17, honoring the areas’ best high school athletes in winter sports. Four Whitman athletes received an honorable mention, and boys swim won All-Met 200-yard Freestyle Relay of the Year.  The 200-yard freestyle relay team — fresh...

Caps fans: Alex Ovechkin is on his way to becoming the greatest goal scorer in NHL history

Caps fans: Alex Ovechkin is on his way to becoming the greatest goal scorer in NHL history

By Bennett Solomon

March 11, 2020

When Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin received a pass from a falling Evgeny Kuznetzov against the New Jersey Devils Feb. 22, he didn’t hesitate. Ovechkin rifled a one-timer that ricocheted off the crossbar into the goal to tie the game up at two apiece.  But this wasn’t just any ordinary goal. This was Ove...

Boys basketball falls to Churchill 67–50 in the regional championship

Boys basketball falls to Churchill 67–50 in the regional championship

By Matt Mande

March 7, 2020

The boys basketball team (13–12) lost to the Churchill Bulldogs (17–7) 67–50 Thursday evening in the regional championship round of playoffs. The Vikes started off slow, struggling to contain the Bulldogs’ offense and get past their full-court defensive pressure. Center Michael Bass hit two ...

Boys basketball defeats Wootton 56–43 in regional semifinals

By Matt Mande

March 4, 2020

The boys basketball team (13–11) beat the Wootton Patriots (10–13) 56–43 Tuesday evening in the regional semifinal round of the playoffs. Both teams started out jumpy, struggling to hit shots and turning over the ball. Midway through the quarter, the Patriots hit a few perimeter shots and took a...

Girls basketball’s season comes to an end with 55–44 loss to B–CC

By Mia Friedman

March 3, 2020

The girls basketball team (12–11) was outlasted by the B–CC Barons (19–2) Monday night in the regional semifinal.  The Vikes struggled to make shots in the first quarter, allowing the Barons to take a 15–6 lead going into the second quarter.  In the second quarter, the Vikes started to n...

Boys basketball dominates Einstein 67–36 in first round of playoffs

By Matt Mande

March 1, 2020

The boys basketball team (12–11) crushed the Einstein Titans (1–19) 67–36 Friday afternoon in the first round of the playoffs. The Vikes came out strong in the first quarter, hitting shots and moving the ball well. The Titans struggled on both sides of the court, unable to stop the Vikes’ offe...

Girls basketball cruises past Einstein 49–17 in first round of playoffs

By Gabe Schaner

March 1, 2020

The girls basketball team (12–10) blew out the Einstein Titans (7–14) 49–17 in the first round of the playoffs Friday night.  The Vikes jumped ahead early, dominating their way to a 24–8 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Vikes maintained their dominance throughout the remainder of the game, finishin...

Boys swim and dive captures first state championship in Whitman history

Boys swim and dive captures first state championship in Whitman history

By Eli Putnam

February 25, 2020

On Saturday, Feb. 22, the boys swim and dive team made history by winning its first MPSSAA 4A3A State Championship. The title capped off arguably the boys’ best season in history, with highlights like an undefeated regular season, a regional championship and a third place finish at the Washington ...

Boys basketball falls to Blair 60–58

By Matt Mande

February 23, 2020

The boys basketball team (11–11) was defeated by the Blair Blazers (13–7) 60–58 Friday night in the teams final regular-season game.  The Vikes started the game strong, passing quickly and hitting shots. The team played solid defense, limiting the Blazer’s chances, allowing the Vikes to ...

Girls basketball edges out Blair 50–45 in regular season finale

By Gabe Schaner

February 23, 2020

The girls basketball team (11–10) narrowly defeated the Blair Blazers (15–6) 50–45 Friday in the team’s final game of the regular season. Neither team dominated the first quarter with both teams fighting back and forth. At the end of the first quarter, the Vikes led 9–7. The second qu...