The Black and White

Girls Soccer Loses in Last Minute

By Elliot Markus

October 21, 2009

Girls soccer fell to the Poolesville Falcons 1-0, Oct 13, dropping their record to 5-4 on the season. The game was played on Poolesville’s sloppy field that was beaten up by a combination of football and rain, thus not allowing the Lady Vikes maintain possession and tempo like they are accus...

Racing Into Fall: A Guide to Running Shoes

By Louis Wolff

October 19, 2009

**By Andrew Carr Palmer** In early fall of every year, many top running shoe companies come out with new shoes in addition to updating their most successful shoes from the previous year.  This year both asics and brooks, two major running shoe companies have come out with updates on some of the best...

Football Edges Out Trojans

By Louis Wolff

October 19, 2009

**By Juliet Mullins** Varsity Football defeated the Gaithersburg Trojans 12-7, Oct 16, improving to 6-1 on the season. The game started slowly with both teams being kept off the scoreboard in the opening quarter. However, the Vikes picked up their momentum in the second quarter and drove 54 yards...

Boys Soccer Edges Out RM at Senior Night

By Louis Wolff

October 18, 2009

*By Connor Vergara*   Varsity boys soccer edged out the Richard Montgomery Rockets 1-0 on senior night, Oct 7, improving to 5-3-2.   Zach Khalifa, who has started in goal all year, played attack in order to allow senior Adhikarahmayum Khagemba to play goalie against the Rockets. The Vikings s...

Tennis Team Attends Legg Mason Tournament as Wayne’s Army

By Louis Wolff

October 13, 2009

*By Lily Durston* Marching together in matching red bandanas and yelling tirelessly, tennis coach Jasen Gohn and Wayne’s Army filled the stands at the annual Legg Mason tennis tournament this August to support professional tennis player and friend of Gohn, Wayne Odesnik. Though cheering at tenn...

Girls Volleyball Falls to 4-5

By Louis Wolff

October 13, 2009

 *By Elizabeth Bernhard* Varsity Girls Volleyball defeated the Wheaton Knights 3-0 in a quick match, Friday October 10. “They didn’t have as strong of a record as we did,” setter Alex Rosenthal said. “We were very pleased though with our game.” The Vikes easily won each game in the...

Basketball Shoes: A History Lesson

By Louis Wolff

October 13, 2009

*By Daniel Kluger* In the Bethesda area, there are numerous places for teens to buy all different types of footwear.  Although students have a variety of options, the most popular type is basketball shoes. Senior Sam Walsh, the starting center for the varsity basketball team, attributes baske...

Football Defeats Patriots, Improves to 5-1

By Louis Wolff

October 9, 2009

*By Juliet Mullins* Varsity Football defeated the Wootton Patriots 6-0, Oct 9, improving to 5-1 on the season. The game started off with neither team scoring throughout the first quarter, despite countless opportunities for the Vikes. But the boys started off the second quarter strong, with r...

All-Met Influenced By Fan Voting

By Louis Wolff

October 9, 2009

*By Josh Lederman* For the first time, students and parents will have a say in honoring the D.C. area’s top high school athletes.  The Washington Post unveiled a new public voting system for its All-Met football and basketball teams this year that takes fan votes into account as well as the trad...

Nationals Could Be Successful In Near Future

By Louis Wolff

October 9, 2009

*By Ben Freeman* Here’s a quick question: Which MLB team ended the regular season with baseball’s biggest ongoing winning streak? Here’s a hint: the team had two players in the top 10 in the National League for RBIs, the best pitching prospect in the country and two 30+ home run hitters. ...

Girls Tennis Loses First Match

By Louis Wolff

October 9, 2009

*By Lily Durston* Varsity girls tennis lost to the Churchill Bulldogs 4-3, Oct. 8, tarnishing their undefeated record. This loss puts the Lady Vikes in a three way tie for first place in Division 1 with B-CC and Churchill.  The girls played strong top to bottom, but failed to take home the win, ...

Girls Tennis Defeats Wildcats

By Louis Wolff

October 9, 2009

*By Lily Durston* On Oct. 6, the girls tennis team came up with a win against Walter Johnson. The Lady Vikes continued their winning streak, winning 6-1 to cross-town rival Walter Johnson. The team played strong across the board with junior standout Sarah Macy crushing the competition. “W...