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October 28: Football falls to explosive QO offense; hockey loses first game

October 28: Football falls to explosive QO offense; hockey loses first game

By Daniel Weber and Amy Nankin

October 31, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports

Football The football team (5–4) suffered a 59–20 loss to the Quince Orchard Cougars (8–1) Friday. The Vikes moved the ball well on offense despite the loss of starting quarterback Matt Clayton, but could not contain the explosive Cougars and allowed a season high 59 points. Read More &raqu...

Golf wins county tournament for first time, finishes second at States

Golf wins county tournament for first time, finishes second at States

By Ezra Pine

October 30, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports, Sports Showcase

The golf team finished second overall Oct. 26 at the Maryland State Tournament at the University of Maryland golf course. This strong end to the season came two weeks after the Vikes won the County Scrambler tournament, which features local high school golf teams, for the first time ever. Read More »...

October 27 Sports Recap

October 27 Sports Recap

By Joey Squeri, Kyle Layman, Ben Levin, and Sam Shiffman

October 29, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports, Sports Showcase

Field hockey The field hockey team (7–6) lost to the B-CC Barons 3–2 in overtime Thursday, getting eliminated from the playoffs. Read More »...

October 25 Sports Recap

October 25 Sports Recap

By Sam Shiffman

October 26, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports

Girls volleyball The girls volleyball team lost to the Damascus Hornets 3–0 Tuesday, falling to 5–8 on the season. The team lost all three sets by the scores of 25–14, 25–14 and 25–13. Despite the disappointing results, setter Maddie McGill’s serves were exceptional, executing two ac...

October 21 Sports Recap

October 21 Sports Recap

By Daniel Weber

October 24, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports

Football The football team (5–3) trounced the Walter Johnson Wildcats (3–5) Friday, scoring 34 points en route to a 34–7 victory. The Vikings scored at least one touchdown in each quarter of the game and held the Wildcats scoreless until the fourth quarter. Offensively, the Vikes were led b...

October 20 Sports Recap

October 20 Sports Recap

By Sam Shiffman

October 24, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports

Girls volleyball The girls volleyball team (5–7) lost to the Blair Blazers 3–1 Thursday, despite a dominant first set on senior night. The Vikes won the first set 25–20 but then fell in the last three 25–16, 25–20, and 25–22. Outside hitter Olivia Personeni once again led the Vikes in...

October 19 Sports Recap

October 19 Sports Recap

By Joey Squeri

October 21, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports

Field hockey The field hockey team (7–5) fell to the Gaithersburg Trojans 3–2 in their regular season finale. The squad was led offensively by Clare Cunniff and Claire Hisle, who each netted a goal. The Vikes now head into the playoffs as the #2 seed in the 4A South division, finishing with a...

October 18 Sports Recap

October 18 Sports Recap

By Kyle Layman, Ben Levin, and Sam Shiffman

October 21, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports, Uncategorized

Boys soccer The boys soccer team (12–2) outlasted the Northwest Jaguars in overtime 3–2 to end the regular season. The game was tied 2–2 at the end of regulation, and in overtime forward Andreas Djurhuus scored his second goal to get the Vikes the win. The squad's next game will be a p...

October 17 Sports Recap

October 17 Sports Recap

By Joey Squeri

October 19, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports

Field Hockey The field hockey team (7–4) demolished the Einstein Titans 8–0 Monday, as the Vikes offense dominated the entire game. Claire Hisle headlined the game offensively, recording her county-leading 10th goal of the season. WIth one game left in the season, the Vikes look to break th...

October 15 Sports Recap

By Kyle Layman

October 19, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports

Boys soccer The boys soccer team (11–2) beat one of the country's top ranked teams, the St. Benedict Gray Bees, 4–1 after a second half explosion. The squad finished the first half down 1–0 but rallied in the second half scoring four goals to put the Gray Bees away. The Gray Bees have b...

October 14 Sports Recap

October 14 Sports Recap

By Daniel Weber, Joey Squeri, and Ben Levin

October 18, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports, Sports Showcase

Football The Whitman Vikings (4–3) fell to the Damascus Hornets (7–0) Friday 42–6, as the Hornets held the Vikings to one touchdown on the day. The Vikings scored a touchdown in the first quarter of the game but were contained by the Hornets’ defense for the remainder of the game. The...

October 13 Sports Recap

October 13 Sports Recap

By Sam Shiffman, Sports Writer

October 14, 2016


Filed under Fall, Sports

Girls volleyball The volleyball team (3–6) fell to the Sherwood Warriors on Thursday 3–0, losing their fourth game in a row. While the Vikes played well in the opening sets, they fell 25–20, 25–18, and 25–14. The Vikes were again led by outside hitter Olivia Personeni who had nine kil...

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