The Black & White

Cross country runner, Palmer, wins Runner of the Year Award

By Emily Mashek

February 4, 2010


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Cross Country state champion Andrew Palmer was honored as the Gatorade Maryland Boys Cross Country Runner of the Year, Jan 21.  This award is given to runners that prove themselves not only with athletic distinction, but also for academic achievements and role model characteristics.  Professional athletes such as Dwight Howard, Derek Jete...

Dionne’s Disciples brings increased fan support to basketball

By Will Brownlee

February 4, 2010


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Dionne’s Disciples are hard to miss at any boys basketball game. The mass of black shirts stands right next to the court making sure the opposing team is more preoccupied with their chants than making the next shot. When the group isn’t distracting rival players, it is cheering on guard James Dionne, the namesake of the group. The idea for the Disciples came a...

State qualifying wrestler back from injury

By Emily Mashek

January 31, 2010


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With a recently healed elbow, wrestler Mike Harder is back on the mat and back in the winner’s circle for the wrestling team. After his accomplishment as a 2008 state qualifier as a freshman, Harder was sidelined last year for his sophomore season because of a torn ligament in his elbow. During a practice in November 2008, Ha...

Poms place second in competition

By Louis Wolff

January 31, 2010


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The pom squad placed second in the fifth annual Bengals Poms Competition at Blake high school, Jan 30. Click here to see their performance.

US Winter Olympic preview

By Lily Durston

January 30, 2010


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*Also by Sam Oshinsky* The winter is a time when students pray for snow days, go out sledding and some even shred the slopes, but this year, those who love winter and its sports will be focused on the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Spectator previews some of the top sports and athletes from the U.S. BOBSLEIGH Ever since Hollywood...

Viking Sports Update

By Louis Wolff

January 30, 2010


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Varsity boys basketball defeated the BCC Barons 92-66 in their highest scoring game of the season to advance to 11-5. The girls also won, improving to 12-4. Varsity ice hockey demolished Walter Johnson 11-0.

Wrestling continues undefeated season

By Elliot Markus

January 29, 2010


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Varsity wrestling defeated the Wootton Patriots 48-18 and Wheaton 69-12 in a dual meet Jan 28, continuing its undefeated season. The Vikings controlled the Wootton match with relative ease beyond the first five matches, after which they took control and did not look back. The meet began with 145 p...

Increased security measures implemented

By Lily Durston

January 29, 2010


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In response to the attack on Whitman students at the last basketball game against BCC, Whitman will have extra security at the January 29 game. BCC also plans to send extra staff to help patrol the stands and the parking lot. Whitman has been assured that the BCC attackers are not allowed to attend MCPS...

Boys basketball falls to 10-5

By Lily Durston

January 28, 2010


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Varsity boys basketball lost to number two seeded Wooton Patriots 59-37, Jan 27, falling to 10-5. With senior starters Eddie Wytkind and Sam Walsh out sick, the boys were placed at an immediate disadvantage. The Patriots dominated the first half, which ended in their favor, 33-22. After being the...

Wrestler Harder returns from year-long injury

By Emily Mashek

January 28, 2010


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With a recently healed elbow, wrestler Mike Harder is back on the mat and back in the winner’s circle for the wrestling team.  After his accomplishment as a 2008 state qualifier as a freshman, Harder was sidelined last year for his sophomore season because of a torn ligament in his elbow. During a practice...

Whitman wrestling remains undefeated

By Elliot Markus

January 27, 2010


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Whitman wrestling extended their undefeated regular season record with a 54-16 win over Northwest. The meet began with 171 pounder Rafi Sayada getting pinned in the second period. However, the Vikes quickly regained the lead with pins from 189 pounder Taylor Leighton, 210 pounder Danny Lee, and heavyweight...

Swim and dive team edges out B-CC

By Louis Wolff

January 26, 2010


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On Jan. 23, the Viking swim and dive team took on cross-town rivals, B-CC.  Despite missing several key swimmers, the girls’ team defeated B-CC with a score of 98-73 and the boys’ team came out on top, 98-72.  Read More »...