The Black & White

Track competes in first MCPS meet, places in several top ten spots

By Isabelle van Nieuwkoop

December 12, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

The indoor track team started off their season strong in the first county meet of the season Dec. 11. The team competed against 19 other schools across MCPS and placed in the top ten in the boys 55, 300, 800 and 3200 meters.

Boys basketball blown out by Landon 88–51

By Bennett Solomon

December 12, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

The boys basketball team (0–2) was defeated by the Landon Bears (5–1) 88–51 Tuesday night in the team’s home opener.

Girls basketball falls to Holy Child 47–41

By Ally Navarrete

December 12, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

The girls basketball team (1–1) fell to the Holy Child Tigers (2–2) 47–41 Tuesday.

Girls basketball edges out Bullis 65–63 in season opener

By Ally Navarrete

December 8, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

The girls basketball team (1–0) narrowly defeated the Bullis Bulldogs (1–2) 65–63 in an exciting overtime victory in their season opener Friday.

Boys basketball falls short to Georgetown Prep 54–48 despite second half comeback in season opener

By Bennett Solomon

December 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

The boys basketball team (0-1) lost to the Georgetown Preparatory Hoyas (2-2) 54–48 on Thursday night in the first game of the regular season for the Vikes. Forward Jason Lewis led the team with 16 points, while guard Brendan Shaver and forward Rodrigo Ruiz each added nine points. Both teams...

Boys hockey takes down QO 6–3

By Mateo Gutierrez

December 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

The boys hockey team (2–5) knocked down the Quince Orchard Cougars (0–4–1) 6–3 Wednesday in a high-scoring affair. The Vikes were neck and neck with the Cougars all the way till the 3rd period with a score of 3–3. Senior Dylan Spicer scored two of the Vikes’ goals, and junior Zach Zeldo...

NCAA basketball preview: Who will leave as champion?

NCAA basketball preview: Who will leave as champion?

By Harry Kaplan and Bennett Solomon

December 7, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The 2018-2019 NCAA Basketball Season has tipped off. With Villanova––the reigning national champs––losing many key players, which up and coming team will dethrone last year’s champions?

Track currently being repaved for upcoming season; will be resurfaced this summer

Track currently being repaved for upcoming season; will be resurfaced this summer

By Bennett Solomon

December 6, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase, Sports

The Whitman track is being repaved throughout this week and will be finished sometime next week, weather permitting. Since the new turf field was installed in October, pools of water have formed on the track after heavy rain, which has worn down the surface. This is largely because the turf field was in...

Boys hockey blown out by Churchill 10–0

By Mateo Gutierrez

December 4, 2018


Filed under Winter

The boys hockey team (1–5) lost to the Churchill Bulldogs (5–0–1) 10–0 Monday in an overwhelming shutout.

Boys hockey suffers 5–3 defeat to Walter Johnson

By Mateo Gutierrez

December 2, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

The boys hockey team (1–4) fell 5–3 to the Walter Johnson Wildcats (4–1) Friday in a high scoring contest.

Just for kicks: students participate in taekwondo

Just for kicks: students participate in taekwondo

By Bennett Solomon

December 1, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports

When senior Davis Gestiehr was five years old, he was obsessed with Power Rangers. As one of the shortest kids in school, Gestiehr said he wanted to replicate the leadership and self-defense of his favorite Ranger. So when he heard about Taekwondo––a sport that combines kicking and punching–– he j...

Fall athletes attend mandatory hazing presentation

Fall athletes attend mandatory hazing presentation

By Isabelle van Nieuwkoop

November 21, 2018


Filed under News, School, Showcase, Sports

Fall athletes attended a mandatory meeting to discuss hazing, bullying and sportsmanship Tuesday during both lunches. MCPS Athletics called for the countywide meeting in response to an alleged sexual assault that involved hazing at Damascus and an alleged physical altercation among football players at Seneca Valley. “If you engage in any of these [hazing] activities, you’re not welcome here,” Whitman athletic direct...