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Wrestling falls to Northwest in first meet

By Cameron Jones

December 15, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter

The Vikings (0–1) fell to the Northwest Jaguars (2–0) by a score of 42–25 in their first dual meet of the season. Wrestlers John-Luke Iglesias, Yussef Zaki, John Mackall, Clark Boinis and Peyton Casamento all won their match-ups to earn points for the Vikings. Unfortunately, junior Max Gersch...

Indoor Track performs sporadically at first meet

By Matthew van Bastelaer

December 14, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter

The indoor track team started off their season with strong showings from their upperclassmen Dec. 5 at the first MCPS meet of the season. The meet was against every other team from MCPS, with the exception of the Thomas Edison High School of Technology. This meet, by design, didn’t crown a speci...

Girls Basketball loses at home to Holy Child

By Max Gersch

December 14, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter

The girls basketball team (0–2) lost its second game of the season 34–55 against the Holy Child Tigers (2–1). In the first quarter the Vikes jumped out to a quick nine point lead on the strength of precise shooting and dominating the rebounds, but the Tigers came back at the end of the quarter t...

Boys basketball comes out on top in nailbiter against Landon

By Jessie Solomon

December 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter

In an intense and close game against the Landon Bears (1‒2), the Vikes (1‒1) came out with the victory, winning 62‒59. The Vikes trailed for much of the first half, entering the locker room behind 30–34. In the second half, the Vikes came out firing, scoring eight points in the first two minut...

Swim and Dive falls to WJ in first meet

By Elyse Lowet

December 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter

The Swim and Dive team (0–1) lost 212–165 to the Walter Johnson Wildcats Saturday. With both teams missing many of their swimmers due to a club tournament, the Vikes were forced to dig deep into their lineups, with many swimmers swimming multiple events. Swimming Junior Joseph Oleynik won the Boys 20...

Boys Basketball game to be livestreamed on Monumental Sports Network

Boys Basketball game to be livestreamed on Monumental Sports Network

By Matthew van Bastelaer

December 10, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter

Monumental Sports Network will livestream both the JV and varsity boys basketball games against Landon Dec. 12. Anyone with a subscription to the network can view the games.

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Capitals season outlook

Capitals season outlook

By Ben Levin and Maeve Trainor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Media, Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Uncategorized, Videos, Winter

The NHL season is underway, and the Washington Capitals sit at 8–7–1 after a few inspiring victories and abysmal losses.

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Football falls to Northwest despite strong first half

Football falls to Northwest despite strong first half

By Chris Atkinson

October 22, 2017


Filed under Sports, Winter

The football team (1-7) lost to the top ranked Northwest Jaguars (7-1) 42-14 in a disappointing loss following their first win of the season last Friday against Walter Johnson. The Vikes jumped out to an early 14-0 lead thanks to rushing touchdowns by quarterback Elliot Kelly and running back Dev...

Washington Post All-Met awards honor Whitman coach, two athletes

Washington Post All-Met awards honor Whitman coach, two athletes

By Joey Squeri

May 17, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase, Winter

The Washington Post awarded two Whitman players and a coach spots on their winter All-Met teams last month. Ice hockey goalie Brendan Daly earned an honorable mention, while girls basketball guard Abby Meyers made the first team and girls basketball coach Pete Kenah was named Coach of the Year.

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NHL playoff preview

NHL playoff preview

By Justin Baker and Tiger Bjornlund

April 14, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase, Winter

It’s playoff season, and that means the quest for the toughest trophy in sports begins now. Over the course of the next two months, the NHL’s finest will battle it out in grueling seven-game contests, each in a bid to claim the coveted Stanley Cup. The Black & White hockey analysts Tiger Bjornlund and Justin Baker weigh in on their playoff predictions.

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Girls basketball falls to Catonsville in state title game 49–46

Girls basketball falls to Catonsville in state title game 49–46

By Sam Shiffman

March 11, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase, Uncategorized, Winter

Girls basketball The girls basketball team (23–5) fell to the Catonsville Comets 49–46 Saturday in the state title game in a defensive showdown and foul-filled contest. The first and second quarters went back-and-forth, neither team taking control of the game. The Vikes ended the half leading...