The Black and White

Boys basketball uses fourth quarter comeback to beat Northwood 70–57

By Matt Mande

February 6, 2020

The boys basketball team (10–8) defeated the Northwood Gladiators (3–10) 70–57 Wednesday night. The Vikes started off slow, struggling to hit their shots, but as the quarter progressed, the team was able to get points in the paint. However, the Gladiators hit three consecutive threes at the...

Girls basketball crushes Northwood 65–44 in dominant fashion

By Gabe Schaner

February 6, 2020

The girls basketball team (8–10) decimated the Northwood Gladiators (1–9) 65–44 Wednesday night behind stellar shooting and defense. The Vikes jumped out to a quick lead, but the Gladiators kept up with the Vikes throughout the quarter. The Vikes held an 18–12 advantage at the end of the fir...

Boys swim and dive finishes second at Divisionals, girls place fourth

Boys swim and dive finishes second at Divisionals, girls place fourth

By Eli Putnam

February 5, 2020

In last weekend’s MCPS Division 1 Championship, the Whitman swim and dive team had a strong performance. The undefeated boys finished in second place out of the six teams just behind Churchill, and the girls finished in fourth place. The boys scored a total of 463.5 points, just 17 points behind f...

Poms places fifth in annual county competition

Poms places fifth in annual county competition

By Mia Friedman

February 5, 2020

Poms competed in their annual county competition on Saturday and placed fifth out of eight teams.  The Vikes received a total score of 368 after losing 11 points of deductions for safety and time reasons. Sherwood, who placed first in the competition received a total score of 462, outperforming ...

Hockey outlasts QO 7–5 for first win of the season

By Ella Adams

February 5, 2020

The hockey team (1–13) defeated the Quince Orchard Cougars (5–6) 7–5  Friday night, earning their first win of the season. The Vikes started off strong when forward Maurice Van Lowe scored 53 seconds into the game. The Cougars responded quickly scoring 17 seconds later to tie the game at one apiece. T...

Boys basketball suffers loss to Paint Branch 72–56

By Matt Mande

February 3, 2020

The boys basketball team (9–8) fell to the Paint Branch Panthers (6–9) 72–56 Friday night. The first quarter remained close throughout, with both teams playing solid defense and hitting shots on offense. The Vikes trailed 16–14 going into the second quarter. The Vikes struggled to hit s...

Girls basketball loses to Paint Branch 63–56 despite strong start

By Gabe Schaner

February 3, 2020

The girls basketball team (7–10) fell to the Paint Branch Panthers (12–3) 63–56 Friday night. The Vikes looked like the better team in the first quarter, playing strong defense and making shots from outside the perimeter. The Vikes entered the second quarter leading 16–9. In the second ...

Poms places fifth in their second competition of the year

By Mia Friedman

January 31, 2020

Poms competed in their second competition of the year Saturday and placed fifth out of eight teams. The Poms lost 22 points of deductions for their routine. The deductions were a surprise to the team since they had made changes to their routine after receiving deductions at their first competition...

Girls basketball can’t comeback against B–CC; lose 53–37

By Gabe Schaner

January 30, 2020

The girls basketball team (6–9) fell short of victory in Tuesday’s matchup against the B–CC Barons (11–1) 53–37. The Vikes started the game evenly with the Barons as both teams exchanged two-pointers. The score at the end of the first quarter saw the Vikes on top 10–8.  The second ...

Indoor track has strong performance in MCPS Championships

By Andrew Eagle

January 30, 2020

The indoor track and field team had a strong performance in the highly competitive MCPS Championships last Wednesday. The Vikes had numerous top ten finishes. Senior Solomon Adeoti finished eighth overall in the Men's Varsity 55-meter dash with a time of 6.86 seconds. Sophomore Jackson Megary finished se...

Boys Swim and Dive completes perfect season, Girls fall short against B–CC

By Eli Putnam

January 30, 2020

On Saturday, Jan. 18, in the last regular season meet of the season, the Whitman Swim and Dive Team took on rival B–CC Barons. The boys team (5–0) came into the meet looking to complete their undefeated season and it didn’t disappoint. They won nine of 10 races against the Barons and finished ...

Boys basketball dominates B–CC 81–53

By Matt Mande

January 29, 2020

The boys basketball team (9–7) crushed the B–CC Barons (6–7) 81–53 Tuesday night, earning their fourth straight win. The Vikes dominated the first quarter, hitting shot after shot against the weak Barons defense. The team’s lead increased throughout the quarter, leading 28–11 going into the ...