• Jon Kadi Announced as New Head Football Coach

    After the administration made the decision not to renew former football coach Tom Mulholland’s contract, Principal Christopher Garran and athletic director Sue Amos announced Monday that former assistant football coach Jon Kadi would be stepping up to fill the vacant position of head football coach. 00

  • All-Pitch 2009: Athletes of the Year

    Paul Okeyo WHAT HE DID: Okeyo was named to the All-Gazette second team for football after racking up 80 tackles in his senior season. He also helped lead WJ to a 40-15 victory against Poolesville, which ended a 36-game losing streak. 00

  • Spring Sports Season Wrap-Up

    — Boys Volleyball — Team Record: 8-4 Playoff Result: First round loss to Damascus Key Players: Senior setter Henry Tollefson and junior setter Jeremy Lee Most Improved: Senior defense specialist Reza Kolahdouzan Season Highlight: Beating Churchill on March 25, Blake victory on April 27 Athletes Take: “The team was like one big...

  • Slider About Nothing

    Instead of being on task in Pitch class, my cronie David Riva and I started reminiscing about our wild and wonderful experiences here at WJ and trust me, there were many to pick from. But we were more on task than Ms. Gates thought because an excerpt of our conversation is now...

  • Mulholland, Poznanski Vacate Coaching Posts

    Head football coach Tom Mulholland and head girls basketball/tennis coach Lynn Poznanski will not return for the 2009-2010 school year. The administration has declined to comment on the conditions and reasons surrounding the two coaches’ dismissals. With the departure of the two coaches, the WJ athletic department will welcome new hires for...

  • Seniors ’09: Looking Back While Moving Forward

    Every year, students make the same complaints. Whether they’re griping about how long the school year is (“I can’t wait until summer!”) or how they hate high school (“I can’t wait to get out of this place!”), the grumbling is ever-present. But for many high school seniors, the end of their four...

  • Girls Lacrosse Wins 4A-3A West Regionals

    “I will be proud of my girls, no matter what happens,” said coach Jennifer Greenberg before the girls lacrosse Maryland 4A/3A West final against then-undefeated Churchill. “They have come so far and worked so hard. I believed in this team all along, and during the playoffs believed as well.” The...

  • Boys Tennis Cruises Through Division II

    With a 9-1 record so far this season, the team is dominating Division II, a step down from the elite Division I where they were last season. So far, with a record to prove it, the team has been able to defeat almost all of their competitors without breaking a sweat. 00

  • Boys Lacrosse Wins Four Straight in April

    Defense may win championships, but when an offense is playing the way the boys lacrosse team’s has, it’s hard to bet against them. 00

  • Rugby: Not Just Another Euro-Fad

    Thousands of miles away from here, fans wearing their home team’s colors of black and silver stand in their seats as a scoring opportunity arises. They hold their breath in unison as they watch the play develop. A player clad in black breaks through a defensive backs attempt at a tackle and...

  • Spring Grab-Bag

    With a myriad of sports present in today’s world, we here on The Pitch’s sports staff, consisting of David Riva, Colin Buley, Corey Goldstone and Mateo Williamson, believe that every sport, regardless of popularity, has the right to be the object of our snarky comments.   Forum rules: -No f*@#*ing potty-talk, dammit!...

  • Fresh Start for Boys Volleyball

    Returning only three players this year from a team last year that went undefeated in the regular season, the boys volleyball team has played the season to an impressive 7-4 record. Led by their captains, junior setter Jeremy Lee and senior middle hitter Henry Tollefson, the team’s success comes despite inexperience. 00

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