The Black & White

Administrators to access Facebook to punish students

By Emily Mashek

March 5, 2010


Filed under Sports

The administration will now use Facebook as a means to find and punish athletes engaging in illegal activity. In mid-January, a Whitman student uploaded pictures of boys basketball players at a party with alcohol onto Facebook.  A teacher with a Facebook account saw the pictures and then forwarded...

Girls basketball advances to regional finals

By Juliet Mullins

March 3, 2010


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Varsity girls basketball beat the Churchill Bulldogs 65-41, March 3, advancing to the regional finals. The lady Vikes kept a comfortable lead through the majority of the game. The third-seeded Bulldogs kept it competitive, but could not match Whitman's dynamic players as the girls pulled away in the end. ...

Boys basketball wins first playoff game

By Lily Durston

March 3, 2010


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Varsity boys basketball defeated the Churchill Bulldogs 58-51 in their first playoff game, March 2 advancing to the regional semi-final. The Bulldogs scored early in the game and were up 16-12 at the end of the first quarter. But the Vikes started the second quarter off strong with three pointers b...

Girls basketball wins first playoff game

By Juliet Mullins

March 1, 2010


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Varsity girls basketball deafeated the Magruder Colonels March 1, starting the playoffs season strong. The girls immediately took the lead and never looked back. By half time they were leading 47-13, and they ended up winning 83-25. A strong defensive showing from the Vikes did not let up a single...

Girls’ swim team captures first Metros title

By Louis Wolff

February 27, 2010


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*By Caroline Lippold* From Feb. 24-27, the Viking swim and dive team competed in the 46th annual Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships.  After two days of swimming preliminary rounds, finals were held Saturday night where the girls’ team clinched their first-ever Metro...

Wrestling loses in team state tournament

By Elliot Markus

February 24, 2010


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The wrestling team’s season came to an end after losing to the Reservoir Gators in the dual-meet state semifinals. This marks the third year in a row that the Vikes advanced to the semi-finals but lost. The meet started off well for the Vikes with 135 pounder Jordan Tritell winning his match 5-2 and 140 pounder Mike Hard...

Swim coach Schaefer wins Al Murray Award

By Will Brownlee

February 24, 2010


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Swim and dive coach Geoff Schaefer received the Al Murray award for MCPS coach of the year this past Saturday, Feb 20. The award has a special significance to Schaeffer, who was a student and friend of Murray’s at the Montgomery County Stroke and Turn Clinic, which introduces young people across the county to competitive swimming. “To win this award,...

Girls basketball ends season 17-4

By Juliet Mullins

February 24, 2010


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Varsity girls basketball lost 41-37 to the undefeated Seneca Valley Screaming Eagles, Feb 23, ending the regular season at 17-4. The game started out with the Screaming Eagles taking a clear lead, going up at half time 26-11. The Vikes came back though in the second half, scoring 26 points to the...

Football players dance their way to success

By rachelnorris

February 24, 2010


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Preseason football workouts have already begun as the players look to get a leg up on the competition. Some players will weight train, others will run, but all should dance. No one would expect two hundred pound, 6’2” former defensive lineman Arnold Taylor (’06) to do ballet. But, in his sophomore...

Paintball grows in local popularity

By Elliot Markus

February 23, 2010


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At 5:00 a.m. on Saturday mornings, junior Greg Grossman is on his way out to Pev’s Paintball Park. For him, these early hours provide the perfect time to practice his sport: paintball. Paintball began in 1976 Texas when two hunters wanted to recreate the thrill of hunting. It has since grown in popularity primarily due to the strategy and combat environment of the g...

Girls basketball takes division title

By Juliet Mullins

February 23, 2010


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Varsity girls basketball beat the Churchill Bulldogs 56-47, February 22, improving to 17-3. Despite not being able to host senior night, the girl’s basketball team got exactly what they wanted: the win that would make them division champs. The game started off competitively with neither team gai...

Hockey loses in State Finals

By Louis Wolff

February 22, 2010


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Varsity ice hockey lost  4-2 to Glenelg high school in the state finals, Feb. 22 in heartbreaking fashion. Glenelg struck first just 24 seconds in to the game, gaining early momentum. From then until the end of the second, the game remained deadlocked at 1-0. Early in the second though a Viking shot trickled past the goalie and was ...