The Black and White

Wrestling team posts shutout in season opener

By Elliot Markus

December 12, 2009

The wrestling team opened its season in dominating fashion with a 79-0 dual-meet win over the Watkins Mill Wolverines, Dec 9. Much to the everyone’s surprise, the Wolverines forfeited 9 wrestlers before the start of the match giving the Vikes a 54-0 lead. Read More »...

Nike Cross Nationals: A first hand account

By Louis Wolff

December 10, 2009

*By Andrew Palmer* I qualified for the Nike Cross Country Nationals two weeks ago, the only true national championship in all of high school sports.  Two teams and five individuals qualify for this event from each of eight regional meets around the country, and  I got through because of...

Wrestling looks to get over hump in 2009

By Elliot Markus

December 10, 2009

As the Whitman wrestling team faced defeat against the Old Mill Patriots during the 2008 dual-meet state semi-finals, they were stuck in the same position for a second consecutive year. This season, the returning wrestlers are determined to avenge their two previous state semi-final defeats. “I...

Boys basketball falls to 1-1

By Lily Durston

December 9, 2009

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

  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

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

*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

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

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

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

*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

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...