The Black and White

(From left to right) Harry Sikes (‘20), Senior Ben Treacy and Chris Yeo (‘20) prepare to take the field during a football game last fall. This years' football season is scheduled to start on February 13.

Athletes disagree over MPSSAA sports season scheduling

By John McGowan December 1, 2020

Comradery, commitment and memories that will last a lifetime — all reasons why high school sports hold a special place in the hearts of many athletes across the country. When the coronavirus pandemic...

Georgia guard Anthony Edwards, a highly anticipated pick in the 2020 NBA draft, drives against a Vanderbilt defender.

NBA Mock Draft 2020

By Quentin Corpuel, Danny Kotelanski November 17, 2020

The 2020 NBA Draft will take place over a conference call on November 18 at 7 p.m. The Minnesota Timberwolves will have the first overall pick for the second time in franchise history.  This draft...

Anti-Semitism in sports has been a prevalent problem since the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

Turning a blind eye: Anti-Semitism in sports deserves more attention

By Danny Kotelanski November 13, 2020

On July 6, Philadelphia Eagles player DeSean Jackson posted an anti-Semitic quote attributed to Adolf Hitler on his Instagram story, claiming that white Jews were stealing Black peoples’ identity as...

Senior Caden Daniels committed to Wesleyan University for lacrosse in August.

Futures on hold: the fate of collegiate athletic recruiting in the age of COVID-19

By Eli Putnam November 6, 2020

Every year, thousands of high-school students across the country spend their summers competing for coveted — and limited — college athletic scholarships. They travel all around the United States, playing...

Though Washington's new team name may seem comical, this change is ultimately for the better.

Give the ‘Football Team’ a chance

By Daniel Miller November 2, 2020

History, tradition, community. Football holds a uniquely sentimental place in the hearts and minds of millions of Americans. The Washington Football Team’s former name, the Redskins, embodied the tradition...

Mohican Swim Club sits empty. The COVID-19 pandemic cancelled the annual summer swim and dive season, something many Whitman swimmers look forward too.

Swimmers and divers reflect on lost summer season

By Quentin Corpuel July 3, 2020

At eight o’clock in the morning, the Mohican Swim Club in Bethesda is silent. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and the pool water is untouched. That is, until rising junior Henry Cheetham...

The NFL held their 2020 draft April 25. These are the winners and losers.

2020 NFL Draft winners and losers

By Andrew Eagle May 23, 2020

As the 2020 NFL Draft came to an end on Saturday, April 25, fans of teams across the NFL were either rejoicing or sulking based on their favorite team’s picks. Before I head into the details of the draft,...

I make one of my few pitching appearances on the Whitman JV Baseball team.

I was cut from a varsity sport; here’s what I took away

By Jack McGuire April 23, 2020

“I’m gonna keep this short and sweet. I don’t think we have a spot for you on the team this year.”  Those words from my former baseball coach signified that my days of playing Whitman baseball...

The baseball team looks out into right field while standing for the national anthem.

Dear spring athletes,

By Bennett Solomon April 1, 2020

During my past three years as a part of the Whitman baseball program, I had only seen my coach cry once –– tears of joy after our program’s first-ever regional championship my junior year. But after...

The Evil Jumping Hippos pose after our final game of the season. We hold up a W or a number one to joke about our lack of seriousness and talent during the season.

Rec basketball: few baskets but lots of laughs

By Mia Friedman March 27, 2020

My teammate, Olivia, lobs the basketball down the court to where I’m in position to take an easy shot in the paint. My jersey hangs past my knees and my five-year-old, mud-covered Nike sneakers slide...

The boys 200-yard freestyle relay stands on the podium at the State Championship. The relay won All-Met 200-yard Freestyle Relay of the Year.

Four Whitman athletes receive All-Met honorable mention, boys swim wins All-Met relay title

By Matt Mande March 18, 2020

The Washington Post released the 2020 Winter All-Met teams March 17, honoring the areas’ best high school athletes in winter sports. Four Whitman athletes received an honorable mention, and boys swim...

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