The Black & White

NHL playoff preview

NHL playoff preview

By Lukas Troost and Bennett Solomon

April 10, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter

When the puck dropped in Tampa tonight at 7, kicking off the matchup between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Tampa Bay Lightning, the 2019 NHL Playoffs were officially underway. Last year, we watched our hometown heroes, the Washington Capitals, win their first ever Stanley Cup after defeating the Las Veg...

Girls basketball falls to B–CC 56–35 in second round of playoffs

By Ally Navarrete

March 8, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter

The girls basketball team (20–4) fell to the B–CC Barons (16–7) 56–35 in the second round of playoffs Tuesday. The two teams faced each other twice in the regular season, and the Vikes won both games. The Vikes fell to the Barons in the second round of playoffs last year as well, making this loss extremely tough.

Boys basketball season ends after 72–65 OT loss to WJ

Boys basketball season ends after 72–65 OT loss to WJ

By Bennett Solomon

March 7, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter

With 20 seconds left in overtime of the boys basketball team’s 72–65 loss to the Walter Johnson Wildcats in the section final, all of the starters were pulled of the court for one last time. The crowd chanted, “Thank you seniors,” to show appreciation for the hard fought efforts from the seniors throughout the season and in their final games as a Viking.

Boys basketball outlasts Churchill 56–47; advance to section finals

By Bennett Solomon

March 6, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter

The boys basketball team (15-9) defeated the Churchill Bulldogs (12–11) 56–47 Monday night in the second round of the playoffs.

Boys basketball defeats Wheaton 69–57 in first playoff matchup

Boys basketball defeats Wheaton 69–57 in first playoff matchup

By Bennett Solomon

March 3, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter

The boys basketball team (15–9) beat the Wheaton Knights (1–20) 69–57 in the team’s first playoff game Friday night.

Girls basketball demolishes Wheaton 78–13 in the first round of playoffs

Girls basketball demolishes Wheaton 78–13 in the first round of playoffs

By Ally Navarrete

March 3, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter

The girls basketball team (20–3) blew out the Wheaton Knights (1–15) 78–13 in their first playoff game Friday.

Youth Teams program introduces elementary and middle schoolers to Whitman basketball

Youth Teams program introduces elementary and middle schoolers to Whitman basketball

By Isabelle van Nieuwkoop

February 28, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter

The first time point guard Lexi Fleck heard basketball head coach Peter Kenah’s pre-game talk in the locker room, she was only in third grade. When Fleck joined the team as a sophomore this year, she already knew the team's traditional cheer by heart. Started by elementary school parents 11 year...

Swim and Dive competes at States; boys finish fifth, girls sixth

By Sara Azimi

February 27, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter

The Swim and Dive team finished off their season at the MPSSAA 4A/3A State Championship. Divers competed Friday and swimmers competed Saturday.

Track & Field ends dominating season at State Championship

Track & Field ends dominating season at State Championship

By Isabelle van Nieuwkoop

February 26, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter

The indoor track & field team competed in the State Championship Feb. 18 against 42 schools from across the state. The boys team placed placed 13 overall with only one point, and the girls placed 26 overall with a score of five.

Girls basketball crushes Magruder 72–14 on senior night

By Ally Navarrete

February 24, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter

The girls basketball team (19–3) defeated the Magruder Colonels (0–15) 72–14 Friday in their senior night game. The Vikes honored four seniors at the game: Sophie deBettencourt, Molly Knox, Leia Till and Elyse Lowet.

Boys basketball falls to Magruder 59–55 on senior night

By Bennett Solomon

February 24, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter

In a back and forth game Friday night, the boys basketball team (13–9) was defeated by the Magruder Colonels (17–5) 59–55.

Girls basketball demolishes Wootton 67–17

Girls basketball demolishes Wootton 67–17

By Ally Navarrete

February 18, 2019


Filed under Sports, Winter

The girls basketball team (18–3) crushed the Wootton Patriots (2–17) 67–17 Friday.