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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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Cheer team places fifth in county championship

Cheer team places fifth in county championship

By Matthew van Bastelaer

November 11, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports, Sports Showcase

The cheer team didn’t  place in the Division 2 county championship Oct. 28. Blake High School took third place, Churchill placed second, and Sherwood High School placed first in the competition.

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Golf team wins state championship

Golf team wins state championship

By Matthew van Bastelaer

November 11, 2017


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports

The golf team won the state championship Oct. 25, beating rivals the Churchill Bulldogs by two strokes in the semifinal and seven in the final.

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Girls soccer knocks out Barons, advances to regionals

By Elyse Lowet

November 6, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports

The girls soccer team (13–1) advanced to the regional final after a 2–0 win over rival B-CC Barons (11–2–2) Thursday. After a 2–0 loss to the Barons earlier in the season, the Vikes were especially determined to win. “We were all really pumped up for the game, and we wanted to keep advancing in pl...

Football overwhelmed by Sherwood on senior night

By Chris Atkinson

November 6, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports

The football team (2–8) fell to the Sherwood Warriors (8–3) 49–20 in their final game of the season. Despite the loss, running back Devin Carone rushed for his fifth 100 yard game, recording 141 yards and a touchdown. Running back Peter Roegge also contributed two touchdowns. On the defensive end...

Cross country attends their 10th Manhattan Invitational meet

Cross country attends their 10th Manhattan Invitational meet

By Jessie Solomon

November 4, 2017


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports

In the cross country team’s tenth year competing in The Manhattan High School Cross Country Invitational, competitors traveled to New York City on Oct. 14 to race against the best schools and competitors across the U.S. and Canada.

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Girls soccer moves past Walter Johnson, advances to third round of playoffs

By Elyse Lowet

November 2, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports

After a bye in the first round of playoffs, the girls soccer team (12–1) beat the Walter Johnson Wildcats (9–6)  1–0 Tuesday to advance to the sectional finals. The Vikes entered halftime with a score of 0–0, despite close scoring opportunities for both teams. Goalkeeper Katie Stender-Moore h...

Whitman teams play for Breast Cancer Awareness

Whitman teams play for Breast Cancer Awareness

By Matthew van Bastelaer

November 1, 2017


Filed under Fall, Showcase, Sports

The field hockey team joined the girls volleyball team in playing a Breast Cancer Awareness game this year. Volleyball plays a Dig Pink game annually, but this is the first year field hockey has done a similar event.

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Football flattens the Barons

Football flattens the Barons

By Chris Atkinson

October 30, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports

The football team (2–7) dominated the BCC Barons (3–6) Saturday in a 28–0 rout, behind strong play on both sides of the field. The Vikes’ offensive effort was spearheaded by running back Devin Carone and wide receiver Owen Roegge, which the Barons struggled to find an answer for all night. Carone ...

Cheer team hosts annual invitational

Cheer team hosts annual invitational

By Jessie Solomon

October 24, 2017


Filed under Fall, Sports

Continuing with tradition, the cheerleading squad hosted their yearly competition, inviting eight teams from around the local area to compete against one another. Although the Vikes failed to place, their competition was fierce and prepared them for next week’s counties. The Sherwood Warriors...