The Black and White

Wrestler Harder returns from year-long injury

By Emily Mashek

January 28, 2010

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

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

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 »...

Hockey takes division lead

By Connor Vergara

January 23, 2010

Varsity ice hockey defeated the Wootton Patriots 6-2, Jan. 22, improving to 8-1 on the season. Wootton entered the game in first place in the league at an undefeated 8-0 while the Vikes trailed by only two points in the standings, tied with Churchill. The team also wanted revenge after the Patrio...

Viking sports update

By Juliet Mullins

January 23, 2010

Varsity hockey defeated the Wootton Patriots 6-2 in their biggest game of the season thus far, putting them at the top of their division. Varsity boys basketball lost to the Richard Montgomery Rockets (11-2) 72-65 in a close game after winning by one point in overtime their last meeting. The boys...

Q&A with college football player Adam Masters

By Hailey Siller

January 22, 2010

Some may wonder what it’s like to be inside the mind of a college football player. Protected by a thick uniform and shoulder pads that would make the 80’s show "Dynasty" look amateurish, the guy could seem unapproachable. But in this Q&A, the Spectator finds out what it takes to score that touchdown...

Basketball teams split double-header

By Lily Durston

January 16, 2010

Varsity girls basketball lost to the Churchill Bulldogs by just one point in overtime Jan 15, while the boys won 66-36 in their best defensive game of the season. Read More »...

Swim team comes in close second at relay carnival

By Louis Wolff

January 13, 2010

On Jan. 9, the swim team took on their five other Division I opponents at relay carnival.  In a meet that featured multiple record-breaking relays, defending girls Metros champion Churchill edged out Whitman, 68-65.  Wotton finished third with 46 points followed by Walter Johnson with 45 points,...

Girls basketball runs over Jags, takes divison lead

By Juliet Mullins

January 12, 2010

Varsity girls basketball beat the Northwest Jaguars 57-21, January 11, imropoving their record to 9-2. This game looked like it would be a tough match up, with the two teams being tied for first place in 4A West, but the girls proved it to be no competition. Their defense shut down the Jaguars...

Administration reacts to B-CC attacks

By Lily Durston

January 11, 2010

Administrators said yesterday that Friday's attack on four Whitman students was a result of poor sportsmanship and code of conduct. To prevent further incidents from happening again, both schools have talked to their students to remind them of the guidelines that they are expected to follow at sporting events...

Boys basketball inches by Barons

By Lily Durston

January 9, 2010

Varsity boys basketball defeated rival B-CC, 52-45 on Friday, Jan. 8.  The boys dominated the first quarter, but let the Barons come back in the second. The Vikes led by four at the half. A number of three pointers from guard Eddie Wytkind early in the third quarter however, helped the boys establish...

Girls basketball improves to 7-2

By Juliet Mullins

January 9, 2010

The girls basketball team beat the Walter Johnson Wildcats 64-28, January 7, imropoving their record to 7-2.   The Wildcats never came within ten points of the Vikes, who dominated the court throughout the game . Read More »...