The Black & White

Baseball pulls through against Rockville 7–4

By Jessie Solomon

April 12, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

In their game on Wednesday, the baseball team (5–2) demolished the Rockville Rams (3–1), winning 7–4.

Boys basketball falls just short against BCC; eliminated in 60–65 loss

By Jessie Solomon

March 1, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

After a consistent back and forth game on Wednesday, the boys basketball team (15–10) suffered a defeat from crosstown rivals the BCC Barons (21–3) by five points, losing 60–65. The game started off with some power, as the Vikes scored the first points of the game within the first 30 seconds....

Boys take fourth, girls take sixth in Swim and Dive state finals

By Elyse Lowet

February 28, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

The Swim and Dive team had an impressive performance Friday and Saturday, placing sixth for girls swimming and fourth for boys, along with a top six finish for boys diving.

Boys basketball beats Kennedy 61–59 in overtime miracle

Boys basketball beats Kennedy 61–59 in overtime miracle

By Jessie Solomon

February 27, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

In an emotional rollercoaster, the boys basketball team (15–9) came out on top against the Kennedy Cavaliers (15–8) on Monday in an overtime victory 61–59. The Vikes typically remained behind throughout the entirety of the game, as shots weren’t falling and the Cavaliers were able to find h...

Girls basketball dominates Wheaton 60–17

Girls basketball dominates Wheaton 60–17

By Max Gersch

February 27, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

In the first round of the playoffs, the girls basketball team (13–10) swept past the Wheaton Knights 60–17. The last time the two teams met, the Knights held the Vikes to just 43 points, and were only 13 points away from the win. This time, however, the Vikes’ offense was firing on all cy...

Four runners exceed expectations at Indoor Track State Championships

By Matthew van Bastelaer

February 25, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

Four Whitman runners went to the MPSSAA 4A State Championship Feb. 20 and performed exceptionally. Whitman’s participants competed in two events overall. Junior Breanna McDonald participated in the open 800 meter race and placed sixth. McDonald, sophomores Elizabeth Sklaire and Alicia Lauwers and s...

Boys basketball takes out Walter Johnson; wins 67‒56

Boys basketball takes out Walter Johnson; wins 67‒56

By Jessie Solomon

February 25, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

In a nailbiter, the boys basketball team (14‒9)  came out on top against the Walter Johnson Wildcats (4‒17)  in a 67‒56 victory on Friday. The Vikes had ups and downs to start the game, as they were hitting the shots they wanted, center Rodrigo Ruiz said. But, they were struggling on defense...

Girls basketball squeaks past Wootton 41–38

By Max Gersch

February 20, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

The girls basketball team (12–10) narrowly defeated the Wotton Patriots 41–38. With the win, the Vikes locked up a home playoff game.

Vikings excel at counties

By Cameron Jones

February 20, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

The Vikings had an outstanding performance at counties on February 16 and 17. With great performances from all who competed, eight of the ten Viking wrestlers qualified for regionals. The Vikes sent ten wrestlers to compete in counties against a pool of wrestlers from 25 different teams. The top ...

Swim competes at regionals; sends 18 to states

By Elyse Lowet

February 20, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

The Swim team placed fourth at regionals for both boys and girls Saturday, totalling 221 points for the men’s team and 241 points for the women’s. The Dive team competed Thursday and was also very successful, earning fifth and seventh place in both boys and girls. Swimming Junior Danny Ca...

Boys basketball secures victory over Wootton; wins 60–55

By Jessie Solomon

February 20, 2018


Filed under Sports, Winter

In their last game before the playoffs, the boys basketball team (13–9) defeated the Wootton Patriots (8–13) on Friday, winning 60–55. Both teams started off slow, with the Patriots up 7–3 at the end of the first quarter. But, the Vikes started to gain momentum, coming back to win the half 1...

Weight room strengthens athletes’ performance

Weight room strengthens athletes’ performance

By Elyse Lowet

February 19, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports, Winter

Weightlifting has increasingly become a large contributor to athletes’ success as it allows them to strengthen the specific muscle groups they use when competing. While athletes from different sports focus on different muscles, wrestlers mostly target their back, legs and chest, Iglesias said.