The Griffin

Returning quarter opens season with high hopes

Johnny Carroll, Sports Editor

January 7, 2019

With great talent comes high expectations, which is the exactly the case for the varsity basketball team. The quartet of returning starters have opened the season as the No. 5 team in the Baltimore metro area, and with two dominant victories. The ranking is the highest preseason ranking Head Coach...

FALL HIGHLIGHTS RECAP

Owen Campbell, Staff Writer

January 7, 2019

Football: Jeremiah Wynn ended the season with accoldaes including second team All-County, first team All-Division, Baltimore County All-Star selection and most valuable player in the Maryland Crab Bowl game. Jevon Hawkins, Devin Gilliam and Terrance Anderson were also participants in the Baltimore County...

from the stands: complacency corrupts top athletes

Johnny Carroll, Sports Editor

January 7, 2019

In today’s world, few things are guaranteed. Off the top of my head, I can think of three. Death, taxes and change. With such few guarantees in life, it makes it even more frustrating when gifted athletes take their position on a given team for granted. Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back James...

Spirit steers school towards success

Giorgio Gayleard, Sports Editor

January 7, 2019

School spirit involves, by definition from the National Federation of State High School Associations, “a student’s pride in his or her school, a student’s propensity to get other students to be active in school events, and a student’s plans to return to his or her school for special events after...

Controversial Nike ad inspires athletes

Controversial Nike ad inspires athletes

Giorgio Gayleard, Sports Editor

October 31, 2018

Nike revealed its new, controversial advertising campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick on Sept. 3 with the slogan, “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything.” This caused a stir, but my goal is not to debate that. The social injustice, the conflicting views on kneeling or standing...

Senior guidance propels talented youth in program

Kyle Frederick, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

A major factor in the Lions’ success has been the juxtaposition of veteran leadership and promising youth. Behind the helm of the varsity golf team’s 8-0 record were seniors Johnny Carroll and Chan Park. Sophomore Ryan Choi, freshmen Nick Charlow and Luke Murnane also played a large part in the team’s...

Revamped app promotes school spirit

Johnny Carroll, Sports Editor

October 31, 2018

The Lions’ Den app is making a comeback this year, after taking a year off following its development in 2016. Student Athlete Leadership Board presidents Zoe Hermann and Giorgio Gayleard have worked alongside Director of Athletics Richard Reed to create a plan that encourages widespread attendance...

Family fuels Wynn’s passion

Family fuels Wynn’s passion

Brian Ellis and Rushil Byatnal

October 31, 2018

Football has run through senior Jeremiah Wynn’s family for as long as he can remember. “My dad put me into football at a young age. I had a lot of older brothers and cousins play, and we loved to run around the house all day with a lot of energy,” Wynn said. Wynn, a defensive back and running...

Kindness influences teammates

Kindness influences teammates

Meghan Gaumont, Staff Writer

October 31, 2018

Sophomore Leana Kashtelyan is a fairly new volleyball player, picking up the sport in Jan. 2016. Both her teammates and coaches say that she is not only a great player but an extremely influential person. Teammates say they feel comfortable going up to Kashtelyan if they have a problem. “Leana...

Freiert’s composure radiates with teammates

Freiert’s composure radiates with teammates

Bobby O'Grady, Robert Feerick

October 31, 2018

Since she was eight years old, senior Katie Freiert has always been driven to improve her golf game. Her passion for the sport stemmed from playing with her father throughout her childhood and transitioned to having personal trainer later on. “She has a coach at Pine Ridge Golf course, and she will...

Hobbs heading to stardom

Hobbs heading to stardom

Drew Dailey, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018

Freshman Amalia Hobbs is grabbing opponents’ attention this basketball season, averaging eight points per game. She is one of the team leaders in points, guiding the team to a 6-1 record and the first place spot in the junior varsity women’s basketball division. “(The team) is looking really...

Dow dominates

Dow dominates

Cooper Giesler, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018

Embodying explosiveness, strength and pure domination, senior Aaron Dow wrestles for both the competition and the physical aspect of the sport. Dow, who started wrestling in freshman year, has developed into a fantastic wrestler and leader. Dow’s career success is undeniable, as he’s tallied 55...