The Black & White

Athletes play on elite summer sports teams, gain exposure to recruiting agents

Athletes play on elite summer sports teams, gain exposure to recruiting agents

By Bennett Solomon

June 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As part of the recruitment process for elite players to continue their sport in college, top high school athletes across the country join intense summer teams, competing in national tournaments from coast to coast.

Students celebrate Stanley Cup victory at Capitals parade

Students celebrate Stanley Cup victory at Capitals parade

By Elyse Lowet

June 16, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Students joined hundreds of thousands of D.C. sports fans in the streets around the National Mall Tuesday to cheer on the Washington Capitals as they celebrated their first Stanley Cup victory. Surrounded by a sea of red, fans hollered and chanted as the players drove by in double decker buses, hoisting the cup into the air.

Track season ends at states; runners looking to next year

By Jose Wray

June 5, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring

The track season finished at the MPSSAA 4A State Championship May 25 and 26. The girls placed 27th, and the boys failed to score any points. The athletes who competed qualified through the regional championships the week before.

Top 10 sports movies of all time

By Mateo Gutierrez

June 3, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

If you’re a sports fan looking for something to watch on a Saturday night, you’re in luck. Here’s a list of the top ten sports movies of all time that have made audiences across the world laugh, cry and believe. But beware of spoiler alerts!   The Karate Kid (1984) Kicking off ...

Senior Sports Destinations 2018

Senior Sports Destinations 2018

By Selina Ding

June 3, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Hover over the graphic to see the athletes, their school and their sport. Senior sports destinations Abbi Audas: Boston College, Crew Jordan Cornelius: Towson University, Golf Amanda Erdman: Tulane University, Cheer Haley Garton: Elon University, Cheer Mary Claire Hisle: Salisbury University, Lacrosse John Luke Iglesias: University of Maryland, Wrestling ...

Boys, girls tennis places third and fourth in consolation round at State Championships

By Isabelle van Nieuwkoop

May 31, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring

The boys (9-1) and girls (8-3) tennis team placed third and fourth, respectively in a consolation round after losing in the semi finals at states over Memorial Day weekend.

Gymnastics slides into third at County Championships

Gymnastics slides into third at County Championships

By Isabelle van Nieuwkoop

May 26, 2018


Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase, Spring

For two months, the gymnastics team twisted, tumbled and leaped its way through preparation for their final meet of the season: County Championships May 8 and May 10. All their hard work paid off. The Vikes edged out Blair for third place, with Walter Johnson placing first and Sherwood close behind in se...

Tennis advances to states after dominating regionals performance

By Isabelle van Nieuwkoop

May 24, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring

The boys tennis team (9-1) will advance to the State Championship Friday after an outstanding performance at regionals.

Track team competes at regionals, athletes qualify for states

By Jose Wray

May 23, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring

The girls and boys track team placed ninth and 12th, respectively at the regional championship Wednesday and Thursday. The girls team took fifth in the 4x400 meter relay and continued their domination from counties in the 4x800 meter relay with another first place finish and a final time of 9:33.09.

Girls lacrosse’s extraordinary season comes to an end with 12–6 loss to Dulaney

By Bennett Solomon

May 21, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring

The girls lacrosse team (14–2) fell to the Dulaney Lions (10–6) 12–6 in the state semifinals Saturday afternoon.

Andy Wetzel named Athletic Director of the Year

Andy Wetzel named Athletic Director of the Year

By Sara Azimi

May 20, 2018


Filed under School, Showcase, Sports

On April 28, the Maryland State Athletic Directors Association named Andy Wetzel District 2B Athletic Director of the Year. The winner is decided based on votes cast by all the athletic directors in the district. Wetzel, one of the longest tenured athletic directors in the county, has been the ath...

Softball team falls to B–CC 12–11

By Julia Forlini

May 18, 2018


Filed under Sports, Spring

The softball team (9–10) fell to the B–CC Barons (12–6) 12–11 in a nailbiter division championship game Wednesday, ending their playoff run.