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Sherwood Too Much for Volleyball

Alex Baden

November 11, 2008

Filed under Sports News

Going into the playoffs against Sherwood, the varsity volleyball team could claim an evenly balanced season. The girls found themselves with a 7-7 record, turning in especially strong performances in their final two games against No...

Feldman Represents Golf Team at States

Alex Baden

November 11, 2008

Filed under Sports News

 Finishing seventh out of eight teams in the division, the golf team’s long season ended up a slight disappointment.A bright spot in the teams’ season senior co-captain Mitchell Feldman’s inclusion in the Maryland state cha...

New Look Football Team Inspires Hope

Alex Baden

November 11, 2008

Filed under Sports News

“It doesn’t take a day.”When football coach Tom Mulholland took over an 0-10 team after the 2005 season, he knew that the rebuilding process would be a long one. In fact, it took over 1,400 days. But on Oct. 17, WJ walked...

Moo Not Boo

Alex Baden

November 12, 2008

Filed under The Inside Pitch

“Pathetic.” Principal Christopher Garran only needed one word to describe his feelings toward fan behavior at a Sept. 26 football game at Blake where booing rained down on more than just the other team.“Booing another team’s...

Field Hockey’s Playoff Run Ends in Regional Finals

Alex Baden

November 11, 2008

Filed under Sports News

After several seasons of heartache, misfortune and plain bad luck, success shined this season on the field hockey team. “This season is so different from last season.” said junior co-captain Georgina Beven. “We all stepp...

SLIDER: National Debt

Alex Baden

November 12, 2008

Filed under The Inside Pitch

It had all the makings of a storybook season.  A new, state-of-the-art stadium was finished in time for opening day  and the Nats beat their division rivals, the Atlanta Braves, in dramatic fashion as fan-favorite third baseman Ry...

Second Round Upset Stuns Soccer After First Round Bye

Alex Baden

November 11, 2008

Filed under Sports News

The game had been filled with hard fouls and missed chances.  It had been hard-fought and gritty, just like the goal that won it. Late in the second half, Sherwood found a way to put the ball in the net, reducing the rest of t...

Boys Cross Country Wins States by Wide Margin: Sophomore Anna Bosse Wins Girls Individual State Title

Alex Baden

November 11, 2008

Filed under Sports News

For the first time in school history, the boys cross country team has won the Maryland state title. Led by junior Sean O’Leary, the team finished their final meet of the season with an average time of 17:13, over 30 seconds f...

Disappointed Girls Soccer Falls Short of States

Alex Baden

November 11, 2008

Filed under Sports News

As the buzzer sounded on Oct. 28, the girls soccer team saw themselves on the wrong end of a 2-1 score against Whitman. Though it was just the third loss of the season for the 4A West division champions, it ended their season in...

Erratic Season Ends Well for 9-3 Girls Tennis

Alex Baden

November 11, 2008

Filed under Sports News

 After finishing last year’s regular season undefeated, the girls tennis team had high expectations entering this season. Their hopes suffered a setback, however, when number one singles player Tiffany Lin fell ill and was fo...

Close, But No Cigar

Alex Baden

October 1, 2008

Filed under Sports News

Something was different about opening night as fans packed into the Clarksburg stadium wearing green to watch what they expected to be a new and improved football team capable of winning their first game since 2004: fans actual...

Home Away from Home: Fans Adjust to Life on the Road

Alex Baden

October 1, 2008

Filed under Sports News

As the fences rose around the stadium this summer, what once resembled a field became just another construction site on campus. This final step of the modernization has largely impacted the athletic teams, who have no home field this s...

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