The Black and White

Girls basketball falls to Holy Child 42–41 on final second shot

Girls basketball falls to Holy Child 42–41 on final second shot

By Gabe Schaner

December 11, 2019

The girls basketball team (1–1) was defeated by the Holy Child Tigers (3–0) 42–41 Tuesday night.  The game began with aggressive, full-court defense from both teams, with neither team able to pull ahead. The Vikes were able to take a 10–4 lead with three minutes remaining in the first quarte...

Indoor track competes in first two races of the season; girls place 8th and 9th while boys place 19th in both events

By Andrew Eagle

December 10, 2019

The indoor track team competed in their first meet of the season Friday afternoon. The girls placed ninth and the boys placed 19th. Senior Solomon Adeoti led the boys team, finishing fifth overall in the 55 meter dash with a time of 6.71 seconds and sophomore Griffin Beckley finished 5th overall in ...

Swim and Dive wins first meet of the season over WJ 193–179

Swim and Dive wins first meet of the season over WJ 193–179

By Eli Putnam

December 10, 2019

The Swim and Dive team (1–0) edged out the Walter Johnson Wildcats (0–1) 193–179 in the team's first meet of the season. Boys: The boys outlasted the Wildcats 98–88, with junior Jason Bretz leading the way. Bretz finished first in the 100 Yard Backstroke with a time of 52.69 and the 200 Y...

Wrestling loses season opener to Clarksburg 47–27

By Reuben Stoll

December 9, 2019

The wrestling team (0–1) was defeated by the Clarksburg Coyotes (1–0) 47–27 Thursday. The Vikes started off strong as Charlie Imperial (182) won the first match, allowing the Vikes to take an early 6–0 lead. Throughout the next matches, the Vikes and Coyotes went back and forth, with the ...

Boys basketball defeats Rockville 52–47 in season opener

By Matt Mande

December 7, 2019

The boys basketball team (1–0) outlasted the Rockville Rams (0–1) 52–47 Friday night in the teams season opener. The Vikes played strong defense throughout the first quarter but were unable to net many shots. However, the Rams were only able to score six points in the quarter,  allowing the...

After a shaky start, girls basketball dominates Rockville 60–32 in season opener

By Gabe Schaner

December 7, 2019

In the team’s season opener, the girls basketball team (1–0) defeated the Rockville Rams (0–1) 60–32 Friday night. The Vikes struggled in the beginning of the game, turning the ball over and allowed the Rams to go on a 14–4 run, taking a 14–6 lead over the Vikes in the first quarter. ...

Fantasy football creates community — and competition

Fantasy football creates community — and competition

By Eli Putnam

November 18, 2019

When football season finally rolls around each fall, for many Americans it means spending every Sunday for the next twenty-plus weeks in their man-cave, watching every possible game while munching on wings and nachos. But for some, it also means the start of another tradition: fantasy football.  Each yea...

Boys soccer secures back-to-back state championships with 3–1 victory over Leonardtown Raiders

Boys soccer secures back-to-back state championships with 3–1 victory over Leonardtown Raiders

By Matt Mande

November 16, 2019

The boys soccer team (17–1–1) beat the Leonardtown Raiders (19–1) 3–1 today to secure its second MPSSAA 4A State Championship in two years.  Both teams started out jumpy, unable to consistently possess the ball. After the first 10 minutes, the Vikes settled in, beginning to pass and crea...

Football season ends in 35–14 playoff loss to RM

By Gabe Schaner

November 14, 2019

The football team (4–6) fell to the Richard Montgomery Rockets (8–2) 35–14 Friday night in the first round of the playoffs.  Neither team was able to score in the first quarter, but the Rockets struck first when running back T’Kai Ayoola scored on a 15-yard rushing touchdown to put the R...

Cross Country competes in state championship; girls place fifth and boys place seventeenth

By Mia Friedman

November 12, 2019

Cross Country ran in the MPSSAA 4A State XC Championships on Saturday. The girls team placed fifth and the boys team placed seventeenth.  Senior Emmersen Weinberg led the girls three-mile, placing 15th with a time 19:45.2. Seniors Alicia Lauwers and Madeleine Blaisdell followed in 24th and 33rd with ...

Hockey falls to Damascus 5–3; loses to B–CC 6–0

By Ella Adams

November 12, 2019

The hockey team (0–5), lost to the Damascus Swarmin' Hornets (1–3–0) 5–3 Friday night. The Vikes allowed a goal in the first two minutes of the game but quickly scored when forward Zack Zeldow netted a goal seven minutes into the game. The team broke the tie with the help of forward Theo Hau...

Boys soccer defeats Wootton 4–3 in overtime to advance to state finals

Boys soccer defeats Wootton 4–3 in overtime to advance to state finals

By Matt Mande

November 12, 2019

The boys soccer team (16–1–1) defeated the Wootton Patriots (13–2) 4–3 in overtime in an intense, back-and-forth matchup Saturday night to advance to the state championship. The Vikes and the Patriots, respectively the first and second divisional seeds, both began the game with strong def...