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Cross country dazzles

Cross country dazzles

Paterick Fitzgerald, Sports editor

November 17, 2016


Filed under Sports

It was by the slimmest of margins that the boys cross country team captured their second straight 4A state title. The Lions, led by a sixth-place finish by junior Matt Owens in 16:34.65, defeated Severna Park by one point with a score of 97 at Hereford’s hilly course Nov. 12. “People try to...

Low-key Lodge fuels team

Low-key Lodge fuels team

Bryce Frederick, Staff writer

November 17, 2016


Filed under Sports

He has the skills and the speed, but sophomore forward Matt Lodge’s key to success is simply having fun. From his pregame preparation to his post-goal celebrations, there’s always a smile on Lodge’s face, teammates said. “He’s easygoing and fun, but he knows how to work hard,” sophomore...

Duo’s dedication pays off

Duo’s dedication pays off

Will Behm, Staff writer

November 17, 2016


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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, 2016


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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, 2016


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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, 2016


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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, 2016


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, 2016


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    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, 2016


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Quarterback vies for national athlete of the week

Quarterback vies for national athlete of the week

Sophie Bates, Editor in chief

September 21, 2016


Filed under Sports

Junior Ty Woodard is in the running to win the National Athlete of the Week award for the week of Sept 19. The survey is conducted by Varsity Views and as of Sept 20, Woodard is taking the lead among the five other athletes from across the country. These athletes, all football players, come from schools...