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NBA Mock Draft 2019

NBA Mock Draft 2019

By Andrew Eagle and Gabe Schaner

June 15, 2019

The NBA draft lottery used to be very predictable. But this year, the NBA reformed their draft lottery to discourage teams from losing games to get high picks. Many analysts speculated that the New York Knicks, Phoenix Suns or Cleveland Cavaliers would get the first pick, but they have picks three, six ...

2019 Golf U.S. Open preview

2019 Golf U.S. Open preview

By Jack Middleton

June 12, 2019

The U.S. Open⁠—one of the four major tournaments in professional golf—begins June 13 at the iconic Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California. Here are some of the storylines to look out for before the action starts. The Course This year marks the sixth U.S. Open at Pebble Beach. With ni...

Re(lax)ing with Colin Hains: Q&A with MCLA Division I player of the year

Re(lax)ing with Colin Hains: Q&A with MCLA Division I player of the year

By Reuben Stoll

June 10, 2019

Lacrosse goalie Colin Hains (‘15) has found recent success in college, playing for the club lacrosse team at the University of South Carolina. Recently, U.S. Lacrosse named Hains the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse Association D1 player of the year. The MCLA is a club lacrosse league that is made up of all teams that would b...

2019 Women’s World Cup preview

2019 Women’s World Cup preview

By Eli Putnam

June 4, 2019

As the four year wait comes to an end, teams from 24 different countries are ready to battle it out in France for the most important trophy in Women’s Soccer: the World Cup. We’re only a few days out from the much anticipated tournament, so here’s a preview of what’s to come. The US: The US ...

Student athletes confront unhealthy body standards

Student athletes confront unhealthy body standards

By Ally Navarrete and José Wray

June 3, 2019

Some students’ names have been changed to protect their privacy. During a period of intense training in 2016, American figure skater and Olympic bronze medalist Adam Rippon would limit himself to only three slices of bread and three cups of coffee a day. Rippon struggled with body image issues a...

Boys and girls tennis wins state championship

Boys and girls tennis wins state championship

By Bennett Solomon

May 28, 2019

The boys and girls state tennis championships took place from Thursday, May 23 to Saturday, May 25. Together, the boys and girls teams won the state championship, earning 49 points as a team. Junior Eve Gold and sophomore Sasha Mcleod placed third in girls doubles falling to Severna Park 6–2, 6...

Softball falls to Glen Burnie in state semi-finals 3–1

By Eli Putnam

May 27, 2019

The softball team (15–5) was defeated by the Glen Burnie Gophers (19–3) 3–1 Tuesday night in the state semi-finals. The Vikes scored the first run of the game in the fourth inning on a solo home run by freshman Samantha Tave, but the Gophers responded in the bottom of the inning unfazed, and sop...

Baseball falls to Old Mill 4-3 in state semi-finals

Baseball falls to Old Mill 4-3 in state semi-finals

By Gabe Schaner

May 23, 2019

The baseball team (16–3) lost to the Old Mill Patriots (16–8) 4–3 on a walkoff error by shortstop Matt Ryan. In the first inning, the Vikings got on the scoreboard first. Center fielder Justin Carboni and short stop Matt Ryan both had RBI singles to put the Vikes up 2–0. After the second ...

Photo of the day: May 21

Photo of the day: May 21

By Elyse Lowet

May 22, 2019

Athletes from the baseball, softball, track, lacrosse and tennis teams finish out their run through the hallways in celebration of the state championships this week.

Girls lacrosse loses to Severna Park 16–3 in state semi-finals

Girls lacrosse loses to Severna Park 16–3 in state semi-finals

By Reuben Stoll

May 19, 2019

The girls lacrosse team (14–3) fell to the Severna Park Falcons (18–0) 16–3 Friday night in the state semi-finals. The Vikes defense struggled to stop the Falcons early, with the Falcons gaining an early 4 point lead after five minutes gone in the first half. Midfielder Julia Curran scored th...

Softball defeats QO 4–1 to win region for first time in program history

Softball defeats QO 4–1 to win region for first time in program history

By Eli Putnam

May 19, 2019

The softball team (15–4) defeated the Quince Orchard Cougars (15–4) by a score of 4–1 in a nine-inning thriller to win their first ever Regional Championship. First blood was drawn in the top of the ninth inning after a pair of great bunts from the Vikes. With fielding errors by the Cougars and...