The Black & White

Baseball beats Clarksburg 6–2 to win first regional title in school history

Baseball beats Clarksburg 6–2 to win first regional title in school history

By Andrew Eagle

May 19, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring

The baseball team (16–2) defeated the Clarksburg Coyotes (11–7)  6–2 Friday after a dominant pitching performance from Zach Werkman.  Werkman went all 7 innings, allowing four hits and one earned run while walking 3 batters and striking out two. “It felt amazing to have a big performance ...

Girls lax defeats Richard Montgomery 15–9 to advance to state semi-finals

Girls lax defeats Richard Montgomery 15–9 to advance to state semi-finals

By Reuben Stoll

May 17, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring

The girls lacrosse team (14–2) beat the Richard Montgomery Rockets (11–5) 15–9 Wednesday night to advance to the state semi-finals.  The game started off close with the Vikes up 3–2 after 10 minutes of play. The Vikes then started to pull away and added three more goals to make the score 6...

Boys baseball outlasts B–CC 2–1 in low scoring extra inning thriller

Boys baseball outlasts B–CC 2–1 in low scoring extra inning thriller

By Gabe Schaner

May 16, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring

The boys baseball team (15–2) survived the B–CC Barons (16–7) in a 2–1 victory in the sectional finals Wednesday on a walkoff single by second baseman Harry Kaplan. After the Barons took a 1–0 lead in the second inning, right fielder Tyler DeMartino hit a solo home run, knotting the game a...

Girls lacrosse beats Churchill 12–11 in a comeback win; advance to regional final

Girls lacrosse beats Churchill 12–11 in a comeback win; advance to regional final

By Reuben Stoll

May 15, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring

The girls lacrosse (13–2) team stormed back for a comeback win against the Churchill Bulldogs (10–3) Monday night in the third round of playoffs. Churchill jumped out to an early lead scoring three goals in a row, only allowing one making the score 3–1 after five minutes. The game went back and ...

A week with division champions softball

A week with division champions softball

By Zara Ali

May 15, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Spring

For the first time in the team’s history, Whitman girls softball are division champions. The team has torn up the county this season; they’re currently 13-2 and feature one of the best lineups in recent years, said coach Ann Marie O’Donoghue. As a former player myself, I wanted to cover this often overlook...

Boys lax falls to B–CC 13–12 in overtime heartbreaker; eliminated from playoffs

By Matthew Mande

May 12, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring

The boys lacrosse team (8–6) lost in overtime to the B–CC Barons (10–4) 13–12 Friday afternoon in the second round of playoffs. Whitman started off with an early 2–0 lead and maintained their lead until the final minutes of the first half, in which the B–CC offense rallied to tie the game...

Track Team competes at counties; athletes look to regionals

Track Team competes at counties; athletes look to regionals

By Jose Wray

May 12, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring

The track and field team competed at the county championships Wednesday, May 8. The girls placed 13th overall and the boys placed 21st. Juniors Emmersen Weinberg and Alicia Lauwers were top performers for the Vikes, finishing second and third in the girls 3200 meter with times of 11:55.31 and 11:55.64 ...

Girls lacrosse beats Walter Johnson 12–7 in second playoff game

Girls lacrosse beats Walter Johnson 12–7 in second playoff game

By Reuben Stoll

May 12, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring

The girls lacrosse team (12–2) outlasted the Walter Johnson Wildcats(11–3) Friday afternoon in the second round of the playoffs. The Vikes came out of the gate hot scoring four goals in a row to take a 4–0 lead. With three minutes left in the first half, midfielder Kieley O’Hara was pushed in the back and...

Boys baseball bests Walter Johnson 5–1 in second round of the playoffs

Boys baseball bests Walter Johnson 5–1 in second round of the playoffs

By Gabe Schaner

May 12, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring

The boys baseball team (14–2) outlasted the Walter Johnson Wildcats (11–8) 5–1 Saturday to move on to the section finals of the playoffs. After no scoring through three innings, the fourth inning brought most of the game’s runs. WJ pitcher Noah Cerrud-Osmer scored on an error by shortstop Mat...

Girls lax crushes Einstein 17–1 in first playoff game

By Reuben Stoll

May 9, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring

The girls lacrosse team (11–2) took down the Einstein Titans (2–10) Wednesday night in the first round of the playoffs. The Vikes started the game out hot and never looked back. The team’s offense dominated and the Einstein defense had no answer for attacker Abby Waldvogel who tallied 2 goals ...

Boys lax dominates Wheaton 28-0 in first playoff game

By Matthew Mande

May 9, 2019


Filed under Sports, Spring

The boys lacrosse team (9–5) defeated the Wheaton Knights (3–9) Wednesday evening 28–0 to begin their playoff run. The Vikes offense dominated the game, scoring 19 goals before the end of the half. Attacker Dylan Vhora led the team with seven goals and one assist. Attacker Lucas Hilsenrath ...

From skater to coach: junior Samantha Leventis’ transition

From skater to coach: junior Samantha Leventis’ transition

By Sara Azimi

May 9, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

When junior Samantha Leventis stumbled across speed skating near the beginning of middle school, she had no idea that it would soon take over her life. By freshman year, Leventis was practicing seven days a week for four hours a day to prepare for upcoming competitions. She no longer had any time to p...