The Black and White

Soccer advances to State Championships

By Connor Vergara

November 15, 2009

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

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

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...

Professional triathlete speaks to cross country team

By Daniel Kluger

November 10, 2009

Professional triathlete and Whitman alum Desiree Ficker (’94) met with the cross country team Nov. 1 to train with members of the team and offer advice. Ficker is now nationally recognized as one of the best triathletes in the country.  In 2006, she finished second in the women’s Hawaii Iron...

Green Bay fans should stop hatin’

By Will Brownlee

November 9, 2009

Few players in the NFL attracts more attention than Brett Favre. With his indecisiveness in retirement, he has attracted large amounts of negative attention from fans throughout the league, mostly from his former team, the Green Bay Packers. Although Favre was admittedly capricious in his decision to ...

Girls volleyball loses in playoffs

By Elizabeth Bernhard

November 9, 2009

Girls Varsity Volleyball lost to the Richard Montgomery Rockets, Nov. 6, 0-3 (11-25, 17-25, 5-25) in the first round of playoffs. The Vikes started off with strong serves, but the Rockets remained strong with great hits and spikes. “It was a really sad game for the seniors,” left outside Vic...

American brings NYC Marathon title back to the US

By Haley Johnson

November 9, 2009

Maybe it was the cold New York City air, maybe it was the fact that only two years ago it seemed he would never be able to run again, or maybe he was just filled with national pride.  Whatever the reason, Meb Keflezighi could not hold back the tears as he crossed the finish line in Central Park. Keflezighi...

Incredible comeback falls just short for girls soccer

By Elliot Markus

November 8, 2009

Girls soccer ended their 2009 season with a heart-breaking 3-2 loss to Churchill in the regional semi-finals. On a chilly night, the girls were determined to avenge their previous 3-0 defeat to the Bulldogs earlier in the season. Read More »...

Boys soccer defeats Sherwood, advances to regional finals

By Connor Vergara

November 8, 2009

Varsity boys soccer upset the number one seeded Sherwood Warriors 1-0, Nov 6, advancing to the regional final game. The Vikings came out strong with several scoring chances, including an early shot from midfielder Sebastian Cahe that bounced off of the post. The team scored its only goal se...

Cross country qualifies for states

By Louis Wolff

November 7, 2009

 The cross country team’s strong performance at the 4A West Regional meet on Nov. 5 advances them to the state championship. The girls 4A race was just under way when officials heard thunder, forcing them to halt the race. The runners were directed indoors where they waited for about thi...

Pair of varsity sports teams win huge games

By Louis Wolff

November 7, 2009

Nov 6-- Varsity football defeated the Churchill Bulldogs to seal a playoff spot, while varsity socccer beat the Sherwood Warriors 1-0 in the playoffs, advancing to the Regional Finals. It was a cold and windy night, but a huge Spectator turnout, even though for an away game, helped football slip past the Bulldogs 28-24. Down 17-14 at the ...

Girls soccer wins emotional playoff game

By Elliot Markus

November 5, 2009

Girls Soccer continued their playoff run with a 1-0 win at Magruder in the second round of the state playoffs in an anything but normal game. Read More »...