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Wrestling falls to Northwest in first meet

By Cameron Jones

December 15, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter

The Vikings (0–1) fell to the Northwest Jaguars (2–0) by a score of 42–25 in their first dual meet of the season. Wrestlers John-Luke Iglesias, Yussef Zaki, John Mackall, Clark Boinis and Peyton Casamento all won their match-ups to earn points for the Vikings. Unfortunately, junior Max Gersch...

Indoor Track performs sporadically at first meet

By Matthew van Bastelaer

December 14, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter

The indoor track team started off their season with strong showings from their upperclassmen Dec. 5 at the first MCPS meet of the season. The meet was against every other team from MCPS, with the exception of the Thomas Edison High School of Technology. This meet, by design, didn’t crown a speci...

Girls Basketball loses at home to Holy Child

By Max Gersch

December 14, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter

The girls basketball team (0–2) lost its second game of the season 34–55 against the Holy Child Tigers (2–1). In the first quarter the Vikes jumped out to a quick nine point lead on the strength of precise shooting and dominating the rebounds, but the Tigers came back at the end of the quarter t...

Boys basketball comes out on top in nailbiter against Landon

By Jessie Solomon

December 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter

In an intense and close game against the Landon Bears (1‒2), the Vikes (1‒1) came out with the victory, winning 62‒59. The Vikes trailed for much of the first half, entering the locker room behind 30–34. In the second half, the Vikes came out firing, scoring eight points in the first two minut...

Swim and Dive falls to WJ in first meet

By Elyse Lowet

December 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter

The Swim and Dive team (0–1) lost 212–165 to the Walter Johnson Wildcats Saturday. With both teams missing many of their swimmers due to a club tournament, the Vikes were forced to dig deep into their lineups, with many swimmers swimming multiple events. Swimming Junior Joseph Oleynik won the Boys 20...

Girls basketball falls to Bullis in season opener

By Max Gersch

December 12, 2017


Filed under Sports

The girls basketball team (0–1) lost its first game of the season against the Bullis Bulldogs (1–1) in a 39–34 defensive battle.

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Boys Basketball game to be livestreamed on Monumental Sports Network

Boys Basketball game to be livestreamed on Monumental Sports Network

By Matthew van Bastelaer

December 10, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter

Monumental Sports Network will livestream both the JV and varsity boys basketball games against Landon Dec. 12. Anyone with a subscription to the network can view the games.

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Vikes fall 54‒68 in close game to St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes Saints

Vikes fall 54‒68 in close game to St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes Saints

By Jessie Solomon

December 6, 2017


Filed under Sports

In a tight game, the boys basketball team (0‒1) lost to the St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes Saints (1‒0), 54‒68.

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Students enjoy competitive football tradition on Thanksgiving

Students enjoy competitive football tradition on Thanksgiving

By Jessie Solomon and Arthur Varner

November 29, 2017


Filed under Fall, Media, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Videos

This past Thanksgiving morning, 24 students met up at the River Falls Community Club to play football in senior Mitch Fechter’s annual Turkey Bowl.

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Cross country places 3rd in state championships

Cross country places 3rd in state championships

By Matthew van Bastelaer

November 21, 2017


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports

The boys and girls cross country teams ended their seasons with top six finishes against Maryland’s top teams at the MPSSAA 4A State Championships Nov. 11. The teams consistently placed in the top five all season, led by their strong junior classes.

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Non seniors take the lead: sophomore and junior captains

Non seniors take the lead: sophomore and junior captains

By Elyse Lowet

November 15, 2017


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

While many think of team captains as the oldest, most senior members of teams, some teams designate juniors or sophomores as captains instead of seniors.

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Capitals season outlook

Capitals season outlook

By Ben Levin and Maeve Trainor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Media, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Uncategorized, Videos, Winter

The NHL season is underway, and the Washington Capitals sit at 8–7–1 after a few inspiring victories and abysmal losses.

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