The Black and White

Paintball grows in local popularity

By Elliot Markus

February 23, 2010

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

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

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 ...

Viking swim team wins county title

By Elizabeth Bernhard

February 22, 2010

On Feb. 20, the Viking swim team won the Montgomery County Championship title in a close meet. “It was a very interesting year for Whitman because it is so rare to have such a deep group of people who really can excel in all the different types of events,” senior Jenna Mahaffie says. “We have the capability to cover a lot of ground which enabled us to succeed.” Read More »...

Four wrestlers win county titles

By Elliot Markus

February 21, 2010

The Whitman Wrestling team dominated the county tournament en route to winning four individual titles and the combined county tournament. In the finals, 140 pounder Mike Harder (23-5) defeated a previously undefeated Joseph Galeano (29-1) from Springbrook 4-2 in a closely contested match. One hundred eighty-nine pounder Taylor Leighton (...

Two goals from Wolfe push hockey to state finals

By Louis Wolff

February 21, 2010

      The Vikes are now the favorite as they enter the state finals. Photo courtesy of whitmanicehockey.com. Read More »...

Basketball loses heartbreaker to Springbrook

By Lily Durston

February 19, 2010

Varsity boys basketball lost 69-67 to the Springbrook Blue Devils, Feb 17, falling to 12-5. Springbrook is 17-0 and has not lost a game since February of 2007. Whitman dominated most of the game and led by 17 points at halftime. Read More »...

Hurdler Entwistle advances to states

By Elizabeth Bernhard

February 19, 2010

The indoor track team competed in the indoor regional finals, Feb 17. Among the many contenders, sophomore Madeleine Entwistle stood alone as the only Whitman runner to qualify for states. Entwistle placed fifth out of 25 runners in the girls 55 meter hurdles with a time of 9.33 seconds. The top eight quali...

Wrestling continues undefeated season

By Elliot Markus

February 18, 2010

The Wrestling team won its 4A/3A regional meet at Clarksburg high school, Feb 16, defeating Magruder for the sceond time this season 36-34 and Clarksburg 36-34. Against Magruder, the Vikes were down four points entering the 112 pound bout, but senior Sawyer Symington pinned Nick Ferentinos in one minute fifty-five sec...

Hockey advances to State semifinals

By Connor Vergara

February 17, 2010

Varsity ice hockey defeated the Wootton Patriots 3-2 in overtime, Feb 17, moving on to the state semifinal game. Read More »...

A day in the life of Andy Wetzel

By Haley Johnson

February 17, 2010

You’ve all seen him driving his golf cart at football games, but you haven’t seen what athletic director Andy Wetzel does when no one is watching. 5:15 a.m.- Wetzel wakes up and thinks about what he will have to do at work that day. 5:25 a.m.- He begins to take care of his cats, Joy and Gr...

Hockey regional finals preview

By Josh Lederman

February 17, 2010

If this year's dominant Whitman hockey team has sent one message, it's that opponents would have an easier time skating in high heels than they would trying to find a weakness in the Vikings’ line rotation. While most high school teams in Maryland see a considerable drop-off from their first line of...