The Black and White

Poms places fifth in first competition of the year

By Mia Friedman

January 17, 2020

Poms competed in their first competition of the season Saturday, Jan. 11 at Northwest High School.  Poms placed fifth in their first competition ever in Division I, which they moved into after winning counties last year.  With their raw score, the Vikes would have placed third. Their routine, however, in...

Girls basketball routed by Churchill 72–29

By Gabe Schaner

January 17, 2020

The girls basketball team (6–6) fell to the Churchill Bulldogs (11–1) 72–29 Wednesday night.  Both teams struggled shooting the ball at the beginning of the first quarter. Guard Anna Krush made the game’s first field goal — a three-pointer — three minutes into the game. The Vikes kept th...

Boys basketball falls to Churchill 62–58 in overtime

By Matt Mande

January 17, 2020

The boys basketball team (5–7) lost to the Churchill Bulldogs (6–5) 62–58 in overtime Wednesday night.  The Vikes came out strong, playing solid defense against the Bulldogs and holding them to just six points in the first quarter. The team’s ball movement opened up shots on the perimeter a...

Indoor track places well in third MCPS meet

By Andrew Eagle

January 16, 2020

The indoor track team shined at their third MCPS meet last Wednesday; the team had multiple second-place finishes and seven top 10 placements.  In the mile run, seniors Madeleine Blaisdell and Isabella Bravo finished second and third with times of 5:37 and 5:39, respectively. Bravo finished the ra...

Wrestling wins close match against RM 41–36

By Reuben Stoll

January 15, 2020

The wrestling team (3–3) defeated the Richard Montgomery Rockets (0–2) 41–36 last Wednesday. The Vikes got off to a hot start with Ryan O’Connor winning the first match putting the Vikes up 3–0. The next matches brought back and forth wrestling between the two teams until Wiliam Macdonald ...

Boys basketball wins on buzzer beater against Magruder 66–64

By Matt Mande

January 14, 2020

The boys basketball team (5–6) stunned the Magruder Colonels (5–5) 66–64 Monday night when guard Josh Weinberg hit a buzzer-beater three to win the game. The Colonels came out strong, hitting five straight threes three minutes into the quarter. The Vikes managed to settle in after the Colonels’...

It’s not Rocket science: Swim and Dive defeats RM 203–165

It’s not Rocket science: Swim and Dive defeats RM 203–165

By Eli Putnam

January 14, 2020

The Swim and Dive team (3–1) defeated the Richard Montgomery Rockets 203–165 Saturday morning in the teams senior meet.  The boys finished first in eight of the 12 competitions, leading them to a commanding win by 39 points. Freshman Kris Lawson had a strong performance, winning the 50 yard fre...

Girls basketball crushes Wheaton 71–41

By Gabe Schaner

January 12, 2020

The girls basketball team (5–5) dominated the Wheaton Knights (0–7) 71–41 Friday night in a high scoring affair. The team began firing on all cylinders and continued riding their hot shooting throughout the entire first quarter, amassing a 28–12 lead that they wouldn’t rescind for the rest of t...

Boys basketball defeats Wheaton 59–43

By Matt Mande

January 12, 2020

The boys basketball team (4–6) cruised past the Wheaton Knights (3–5) 59–43 Friday night.  The Vikes came out strong in the first quarter, moving the ball and creating open shots. A combination of size advantage, superb shooting and solid defense allowed the team to outscore the Knights 19...

Girls basketball loses to B–CC 51–45

By Gabe Schaner

January 10, 2020

The girls basketball team (4–5) fell to the B-CC Barons (6–0) 51–45 Wednesday night in a tight game. The Vikes struggled in the opening minutes of the game, falling 10–2 with four minutes remaining in the quarter. However, the Vikes came back near the end of the quarter, trailing 12–8 going...

Boys basketball falls to B–CC 47–41

By Matt Mande

January 9, 2020

The boys basketball team (3–6) was defeated by the B–CC Barons (2–4) 47–41 Wednesday afternoon. Both the Vikes and Barons student sections were packed and chanting, causing both teams to suffer from nerves in the first quarter. Players from both sides missed easy shots while allowing reck...

Hockey loses to Churchill 10–3

By Ella Adams

January 9, 2020

The hockey team (0–10) fell to the Churchill Bulldogs (9–0) 10–3 Friday night. The Vikes fell behind quick when the Bulldogs scored four goals in the first eight minutes of the game. The Vikes gained a goal when forward Zach Zeldow scored with six minutes left in the 1st period making the score...