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The official student newspaper of Walter Johnson High School

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The official student newspaper of Walter Johnson High School

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Senior linebacker Dylan Minnick tackles junior Blair wide receiver Jay Mendoza in the second round of the MPSSAA playoffs. With the Wildcats win over the Blazers, the Cats advanced to the schools first-ever state quarterfinal.
Wildcats down Blazers, look to biggest football game in school history
Mateus Bouquet, Print Sports Editor • November 17, 2023
Senior Sven Meacham commits to play soccer at Yale University. Meacham thanked his family, coaches and team for supporting him in his athletic career.
Sven Meacham dribbles into the Ivy League
Audrey Ring, Online Editor-in-Chief • November 14, 2023
Alec Latifov (middle) watches WJ girls varsity soccer battle Whitman in their 2022 regular season conference match.  He stood alongside former head coach Joshua Kinnetz (left) and current assistant coach Fumie Takahashi (right) in his 27th season with WJ girls soccer.
Police officer by night, soccer coach by day: girls soccer assistant serves WJ community for 30 years
Maya Panicker, Print News Editor • March 8, 2024
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Girls cross country gets ready to launch towards their first place trophy at counties.
Cross Country takes off for regionals with county championship title
Sophie Linkie, Online Opinion Editor • November 3, 2023
Lauren Zucconi is the new 2024 girls’ varsity feild hockey head coach. She has been coaching for 20 years and is excited to be part of the WJ athletic community.
Lauren Zucconi named new field hockey coach
Hillevi Schine, Staff Writer • February 29, 2024
Junior Stella Lichter spikes the ball against Gaithersburg. The team won the match 3-0, but went on to be defeated once again at the hands of Churchill.
Volleyball eliminated in heartbreaker vs Churchill
Jeremy Silberglied, Staff Writer • November 15, 2023
Freshman Elizabeth Martin lines up the shot. She went on to score a 61 in the first match as the Wildcats won by 8 strokes.
Golf team stays undefeated after recent match
Dylan Schmidt, Print Sports Editor • September 29, 2022
Jonny Venters is one of the only pitchers to ever receive Tommy Johns surgery three times.  He had the operation performed in 2005, 2013 and lastly in 2014.
Pitchers look to surgery for success
Graeme Pearce, Print News Editor • June 12, 2024
The 2024 EURO trophy in FC Koln’s stadium in Cologne, one of the 10 host stadiums at the tournament. (Courtesy Raimond Spekking)
Looking ahead at the 2024 Euros
Finn McArdle, Staff Writer • June 11, 2024
The WJ Pitchs bracket league ends in a victory for Josh Hananel. According to the NCAA, over 31 million brackets were entered in the mens tournament.
The highs and lows of this year’s March Madness brackets
Josh Hananel, Online A&E Editor • May 6, 2024
Caitlin Clark guards Shay Ciezki as she drives to the rim. The Iowa Hawkeyes won in a 95-51 game against Penn State with Cailtin Clark leading in scoring with a triple-double. (Courtesy Tim Weight via Wikimedia Commons)
Caitlin Clark shines in the spotlight
Leo Holma, Film Editor • April 17, 2024
Washington Spirit and Portland Thorns set up a throw in for a chance to score. The Spirit welcomed a new coach and new management this season. (Courtesy Ivanka Weerasinghe)
Washington Spirit to start 2024 season
Emma Matalia, Staff Writer • March 22, 2024
Donta Scott jumps for the opening tip-off from Maryland vs. Minnesota in College Park, Maryland. Scott averaged 11 points for the Terps this year but that wasnt enough as the Terps fell to a 16-17 record. (Courtesy Patrick Rouin via Wikimedia Commons)
Maryland Basketball travels into a disappointing season
William Murphy, Photography Editor • March 21, 2024
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