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Duo’s dedication pays off

Duo’s dedication pays off

Will Behm, Staff writer
November 17
Filed under Sports

It all comes down to chemistry for varsity badminton players freshman Wilson Gao and sophomore Andrew Wang. “We can just sense wherever each other are, and that’s chemistry, true chemistry, you can’t trade that for anything,” Gao said. Gao and Wang show great commitment inside and out of school,...

Exceeding expectations

Exceeding expectations

Mykayla Milchling, Staff writer
November 17
Filed under Sports

Her coach calls sophomore outside hitter McKenzie Weller a smart player. “She isn’t always about making the flashy play, she is always thinking about what she can to do win the point,” junior varsity volleyball head coach Chelsea Mead said. Even against their toughest opponent, Hereford, Weller...

Song smashes to victory

Song smashes to victory

Grace Gary, Staff writer
November 17
Filed under Sports

Senior Amanda Song first picked up a badminton racket her freshman year. Now a captain, Song has led the varsity badminton team to an undefeated season and a team county championship. She attributes her progress these past four years to constructive practice. “Because I was playing people that were...

Lions Notebook: Fall Season Wrap-up

Lions Notebook: Fall Season Wrap-up

Meera Rothman, Editor-in-chief
November 16
Filed under Sports

Varsity football (5-4): After finishing with a winning record for the first time since 2004, the Lions finished 5-4 but did not qualify for the playoffs. “Even though we ended with a winning record, it feels like we came up so short, because we were just one play away from making school history,”...

Field hockey moves on to play in state semifinal Nov. 9

Field hockey moves on to play in state semifinal Nov. 9

Sophie Bates, Editor in chief
November 3
Filed under Photo Gallery, Sports

  The varsity field hockey team won 1-0 in the MPSSAA North Region championship against Old Mill Nov. 2. The team will play in the state semifinals Nov. 9 against South River at Paint Branch High School at 7 p.m.

Field hockey advances

Field hockey advances

Sophie Bates, Editor in chief
November 2
Filed under Photo Gallery, Sports

    The varsity field hockey team won their MPSSAA regional semifinal game against Catonsville 3-1 Oct. 31. The advanced to play in the regional championship against Old Mill Nov. 2 at 3:30 p.m. The game will take place here, and students are encouraged to 'black out' and wear all...

Badminton brings in the gold

Badminton brings in the gold

Sophie Bates, Editor in chief
November 1
Filed under Photo Gallery, Sports

Player honored

Player honored

Doria Diacogiannis, Editor-in-chief
October 26
Filed under Sports

Senior Sean Herrin, helper and athlete for Allied Soccer, has been awarded the Pressbox Unsung Hero Award. He was nominated for the award by Allied Soccer coach Anita Shaw. “I see Sean giving 110% of himself at every game and practice so that our athletes with disabilities can have the best experience...

Knee-drop launches vital dialogue on race

Knee-drop launches vital dialogue on race

Patrick Fitzgerald, Sports editor
October 24
Filed under Sports, Sports Column

Colin Kaepernick. Love him or hate him, you’re talking about him and what he’s doing, and that’s exactly what he wants you to do. Kaepernick sat during the playing of the national anthem before his San Francisco 49ers’ preseason game Aug. 26. His taking a stand by sitting down inspired a whole...

Grit, congeniality abound

Grit, congeniality abound

Matt Ellis, Associate Editor
October 24
Filed under Sports

Senior and girls golf captain Sam Lannon’s dedication and mental strength have allowed her to jump to the number one ranked spot on the team. “Golf is mentally one of the most challenging sports. It will test your character and expose your weaknesses. Sam not only faces these challenges head on,...

Football team responds to Kaepernick

Doria Diacogiannis, Editor-in-chief
October 24
Filed under News, Sports

Varsity football quarterback and junior Ty Woodard, is behind San Francisco 49ers’ quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s kneeling during pre-game national anthems. “He’s standing with his own color, and he’s going further than football, further than life,” the National Student Athlete of the...

Varsity quarterback sets school touchdown record

Varsity quarterback sets school touchdown record

Sophie Bates and Luke Sturiale
October 18
Filed under Sports Column

Junior quarterback Ty Woodard has been making substantial leaps since he started here this year after transferring from Baltimore City College. Woodard broke the school’s record for number of touchdowns scored in a single game with seven against Catonsville Sept. 17. The Lions won 48-35, the program’s...