The Black and White

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.

By Quentin Corpuel

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 arrives for another action-packed day. Over the course of five hours, he organizes chairs around the ...

2020 NFL Draft winners and losers

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

By Andrew Eagle

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, let it be said that no one can predict the future –– for all we know right now, a QB that fe...

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.

By Jack McGuire

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 had likely come to an end —  I had been cut from the varsity team. For most people, this w...

Dear spring athletes,

The baseball team looks out into right field while standing for the national anthem.

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

The Evil Jumping Hippos pose after our final game of the season. We hold up a W or a number one to joke about our lack of seriousness and talent during the season.

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

The boys 200-yard freestyle relay stands on the podium at the State Championship. The relay won All-Met 200-yard Freestyle Relay of the Year.

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

Washington Capitals star player Alex Ovechkin scored his 700th goal Feb. 22.

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

Forward Mark Dimitrov takes a three-point shot in the regional final against the Churchill Bulldogs.

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...