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Sharp intellect propels sophomore to victory

Sharp intellect propels sophomore to victory

Olivia Summons, Staff writer

March 17, 2017

Sophomore Karina Wang walks into the Baltimore Fencing Center in Columbia and puts on a black screened mask and her white fencing jacket, decorated in badges. Sword in hand, Wang is prepared to dominate her opponent. Just how does she size up against competitors? “She’s a lot better,” freshman Victor...

Yes, dressing for game day does make a difference

Bryce Frederick and Hyungsong Ko

February 22, 2017

Tradition holds in the athletic program that, like in professional sports, varsity and junior varsity athletes sport dress attire on game days. After having to dress up for football, basketball, and baseball games in his first two years, junior Danny Beard can attest to what dress codes mean for an...

Lions Notebook: Week of Feb. 13

Lions Notebook: Week of Feb. 13

Daniel Krugman, Sports Editor

February 17, 2017

Boys Junior Varsity Basketball: The boys junior varsity basketball team lost to Randallstown 78-75 Feb. 15 to finish the season 7-12. Boys Varsity Basketball: The boys varsity basketball team won their sixth straight game against Randallstown 66-55 Feb. 15 to finish the regular season 16-6 and earn...

Changing culture of male athletes’ locker rooms

Changing culture of male athletes’ locker rooms

Daniel Krugman, Sports editor

February 15, 2017

In my sports locker rooms, we talk about the Friday night basketball game or plans for the weekend. We blast music over the speakers while griping about a math test the next day. And, of course, we talk about our relationships and the females in our lives. So when the Harvard University soccer team...

Despite new tech, concussions remain, leave lasting impacts

Senior Tyler Brown dives for a save during a 2015 varsity boys soccer game. Brown has suffered seven concussions and has had to stop playing soccer as a result.

Patrick Fitzgerald, Sports editor

February 15, 2017

Senior Lauren DeGori has no recollection of the basketball play that changed her life. “I don’t even remember it other than the fact that I got a rebound, then saw stars. I just remember that I woke up in the hospital,” she said. The injury was DeGori’s third concussion, sustained in an eighth-grade...

Determined to succeed

Determined to succeed

Will Boellner, Staff writer

February 14, 2017

Basketball was never her priority, but over the course of two seasons, junior forward Cori Levy has worked hard to make it one. Despite basketball being her secondary sport, Levy was determined to make varsity. Levy trained intensively in the offseason by joining the spring Bigger Faster Stronger (BFS)...

Spectator turned star

Spectator turned star

Brian Ellis, Staff writer

February 14, 2017

It didn’t take much for sophomore Jenna Isaacson to find her passion in the game of basketball. “Watching my friends play and seeing the game made me want to try it, I did, and basically I fell in love with it,” Isaacson said. Isaacson is a scoring threat, averaging 10 points per game for the...

Freshman breaks barriers

Freshman breaks barriers

Brian Mccullough, Staff writer

February 14, 2017

The five-minute mile is the first battle up-and-coming distance runners must face. For freshman Cooper Giesler, the accomplishment was achieved rather quickly. Giesler achieved the milsetone at the Freshman-Sophomore county championship indoor track meet Jan. 26 at the Baltimore Armory, where he won...

Senior’s drive energizes

Senior's drive energizes

Giorgio Gayleard, Staff writer

February 14, 2017

After learning to play basketball with his dad at age three, senior guard Cole Harshman has been in love with the game his whole life. Harshman’s attitude toward the game as well as his motivation and drive seems to be what puts him above the rest, teammates said. “What I have seen is that he works...

Hockey teammates lead Lions to the playoffs

Junior Liam Snow and Jacob Pliner ward off Arundel defenders as they carry the puck into the offensive zone during a regular season game Jan. 13. The team went to win the game 5-2 and has qualified for the playoffs for the first time since the 2013-2014 season.

Sophie Bates and Kevin Zorbach

February 14, 2017

  Junior center Jacob Pliner swings the puck around the net, as junior wingman Liam Snow glides across the ice into the circle, ready to score. Snow hits the puck, shoots and scores a goal during the Arundel game Jan. 13. During the season Snow racked up a total of nine goals and two assists,...

Lions edge out Comets in back-and-forth contest

Senior Cole Harshman dodges defenders and goes up to complete a layup during the Dec. 9 game against Catonsville.

Patrick Fitzgerald and Sam Harsel

December 14, 2016

Sophomore guard Jaylen Wiggins found himself in the right place at the right time twice in the last minute of the Lions’ (2-1) 62-60 home victory over Catonsville (1-2) Dec. 9. “We got to protect the Lions’ Den,” Wiggins said he was thinking while standing at the line sinking the free thr...

Phenom’s future shines despite ankle injury

Phenom's future shines despite ankle injury

Patrick Fitzgerald, Sports editor

December 14, 2016

In the Lions’ game against Catonsville Dec. 9, they took an 11-point lead into halftime and were keeping the Comets at bay when freshman guard Ché Evans Jr. fell to the ground in pain after jumping for a loose ball. Evans, who scored 10 points in the game, stayed down for a couple of minutes, clutching...