The Black and White

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...

Hockey falls to RM 5–4; loses to Churchill 7–1

By Ella Adams

November 8, 2019

The hockey team (0–3), fell to the Richard Montgomery Rockets (1–1–1) 5–4 Thursday night. Neither team could find the net in the first period, but the Vikes opened the scoring in the second period when forward Zach Zeldow scored to give the Vikes a 1–0 lead. The team allowed two goals to t...

Football prevails against Gaithersburg 35–7 on senior night

By Gabe Schaner

November 7, 2019

The football team (4–5) defeated the Gaithersburg Trojans (3–6) 35–7 Friday night in the teams final regular season game.   The Vikes began the game in flawless fashion, scoring touchdowns on every drive. Their defense stifled the Trojans, only allowing one score in the fourth quarter and...

Cheer competes in state semifinals for first time, places 11th

Cheer competes in state semifinals for first time, places 11th

By James Marzolf

November 6, 2019

For the first time in Whitman's history, the cheer team competed in the state semifinals on Saturday, placing 11th out of 26 teams.  The team put on outstanding performance on Saturday morning, earning a flawless score of 112.1 points. Even though it was the team's first time competing in the stat...

Girls soccer loses heartbreaker to Churchill 3–2 in regional final

By Reuben Stoll

November 5, 2019

The girls soccer team (10–4) fell to the Churchill Bulldogs (10–5) 3–2 last Tuesday in the regional final. The Bulldogs struck first 15 minutes into the first half, but the Vikes responded when forward Delaney Demartino netted a goal with 10:54 left in the first half, tying the game at one apiece...

Girls volleyball beats WJ 3–1, advances to regional finals

By Eli Putnam

November 5, 2019

In the second round of the playoffs, the girls volleyball team (11–5) defeated the Walter Johnson Wildcats (9–6) 3–1 to advance to the regional finals. The Vikes came into the game on fire having won five straight games while only losing one set. This run of dominance would continue against the ...

Boys soccer crushes Bladensburg to advance to state semifinals

Boys soccer crushes Bladensburg to advance to state semifinals

By Matt Mande

November 5, 2019

The boys soccer team (15–1–1) defeated the Bladensburg Mustangs (6–8) 5–0 Saturday night in the state quarterfinal.  Both teams played solid defense, but both offenses had trouble creating scoring chances in the first half. However, the Vikes managed to find the net when winger Harmond C...