The Black & White

Boys basketball falls to 1-1

By Lily Durston

December 9, 2009


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Varsity boys basketball suffered a 65-60 loss to the Paint Branch Panthers, Dec. 8, falling to 1-1 on the season. The Vikes allowed the Panthers numerous second chances and failed to capitalize on scoring opportunities. With very few rebounds, the boys allowed 65 points, ending with a late turnover securing th...

Girls basketball begins season 1-1

By Juliet Mullins

December 8, 2009


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  Girls basketball beat Watkins Mill 53-37, Dec 4, followed by a loss to the Paint Branch Panthers 62-54, Dec 8.                                                                          The lady Vikes stayed close with the Pant...

Boys basketball wins season opener by 24

By Lily Durston

December 5, 2009


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Boys varsity basketball defeated the Watkins Mill Wolverines 65-41 in its season opener, Dec 5.  After a shaky start in the first quarter that ended with a one-point Viking deficit, strong offensive attack led by Ross Koehn, Charlie Waugh and Demetrius Cook put the boys in the lead, ending the first...

Palmer wins second cross country state title

By Louis Wolff

November 23, 2009


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*By Zack Schloss* After a rough start to the year for both the boys and girls cross country teams, each rebounded and capped off the season by placing fourth and tenth, respectively, at the state championships. Senior Andrew Palmer, who is attending the University of Syracuse next year, won a state c...

Colbert Nation sponsors US Olympic team

By Juliet Mullins

November 23, 2009


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If there’s one thing Stephen Colbert loves, it’s the U.S.A. After years of talking up the red, white and blue on his show, the Colbert Report, Colbert took his love for his country to a new level, becoming the main sponsor for one of America’s most successful Olympic teams. The “Colbert Nation” ...

Boys soccer wins States

By Connor Vergara

November 21, 2009


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Varsity Boys soccer defeated the Urbana Eagles 1-0 in the Maryland 4A State championship game, Nov 20, in the team’s second state title appearance and victory since 2000. The boys started strong offensively and generated several scoring chances early. Ten minutes in, midfielder Sam Lilek fr...

Group of juniors bring back the hacky sack

By Daniel Royston

November 19, 2009


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The fifth period bell signals the start of a variety of different activities for students.  For some, it marks the beginning of socializing at lunch. For others, it serves as the opening whistle for football, basketball and soccer games.  But for five juniors, the bell means it’s time to circle up...

ESPN’s “30 for 30” reviews important sports history

By Louis Wolff

November 18, 2009


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*By Tim Freeman* Many epic stories of the past three decades have been lost to sports fans of the most recent generation, despite their longstanding impact on the sports world. While most have heard of O.J. Simposon's murder case and Steve Bartman's infamous interference in a Chicago Cubs’ ...

Cross country finishes fourth in States

By Louis Wolff

November 16, 2009


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By Andrew Palmer The boys cross country team finished fourth at the state championships and the girls finished in 10th Saturday morning at Hereford High School in Parkton Maryland.   The boys were lead by Andrew Palmer, who claimed his second state title in three years, while the girls were led b...

Soccer advances to State Championships

By Connor Vergara

November 15, 2009


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Varsity Boys soccer defeated the High Point Eagles 3-2 in the State semifinals, Nov 13, advancing to the Maryalnd 4A championship game. The Vikings struck early on with a goal from attacker Scott Gerfen, who was assisted by midfielder Sam Lilek. Gerfen got an open look and easily put the ball pas...

Playoff Updates

By Louis Wolff

November 14, 2009


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Nov 13-- Varsity football lost to the Paint Branch Panthers 18-7 in the first round of the playoffs, ending an 8-2 regular season record, while boys soccer defeated High Point in the State Semifinals 3-2, advancing to the state championships. Football started off strong, taking a 7-0 lead early in...

Boys soccer advances to state semifinals

By Connor Vergara

November 10, 2009


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Varsity boys soccer defeated the BCC Barons 1-0, Nov 10, advancing to the State semifinal game.Earlier in the season, the Barons beat the Vikes 3-2 in a close match that Whitman could have easily won. Tuesday, the boys came out slow in the first half and allowed BCC to control possession, but defender Aar...