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Kaiya Medina commits to Wilmington University

Kaiya Medina commits to Wilmington University

Chiara Purificato May 30, 2021

Senior volleyball player and right side/outside hitter Kaiya Medina will take her talents up to Wilmington University after being stripped of her senior season due to COVID-19. Wilmington University...

Soccer mentality should not be life mentality

Soccer mentality should not be life mentality

Leah Carrier April 26, 2021

I’m terrible at soccer. Even my parents, typically a supportive pair, admit it. I was doomed to fail before I even tried on my size five cleats in fourth grade. Every game, I’d inevitably find myself...

Athlete to educator: teachers reflect on collegiate years

Athlete to educator: teachers reflect on collegiate years

Hadley Carr April 26, 2021

From NCAA running championships to US Soccer tours with Abby Wambach, Wilson teachers are more athletic than you think. For some teachers, education wasn’t always their aspiration. Since she was a...

Jeffrey Coakley commits to Mansfield

Jeffrey Coakley commits to Mansfield

Marco Squitieri April 26, 2021

Senior shortstop Jeffrey Coakley has committed to Mansfield University to continue his baseball journey throughout college. Coakley generated interest from numerous schools before his commitment in late...

Minoso Rodgers ready to lead Wilson football

Minoso Rodgers ready to lead Wilson football

Marco Squitieri March 26, 2021

One year ago, Minoso Rodgers was beginning offseason training for the first time as head coach of the Wilson Tigers football team. When the world suddenly turned upside down, the man who’d seen it all...

Ultimate Frisbee team stays connected with virtual practices

Ultimate Frisbee team stays connected with virtual practices

Martina Sanchez Gonzalez March 21, 2021

In spite of the limitations presented by COVID-19, the Wilson Ultimate team has continued to stay in touch and practice virtually as they await the final word on their spring season.  Three times a...

Softball season to begin with DCPS regulations

Softball season to begin with DCPS regulations

Julia Weinrod March 21, 2021

While many teams haven’t gotten a chance to compete, softball is one of the few sports that may be able to practice and compete this spring.  The DC State Athletic Association has recently announced...

Tenlea Radack to row for Naval Academy

Tenlea Radack to row for Naval Academy

Anna Arnsberger March 21, 2021

Senior Tenlea Radack has committed to the US Naval Academy’s top-ranked D1 women’s crew program.  Radack began rowing in eighth grade and quickly became obsessed. In love with the team dynamics...

Junior Dakota Joi Inniss hones skills for basketball dreams

Junior Dakota Joi Inniss hones skills for basketball dreams

Sophia Hosford March 18, 2021

Dakota Joi Inniss imagined her junior season playing in front of crowded bleachers with college scouts, continuing her basketball stardom. Instead, she has been wistfully waiting for a long-delayed season. The...

MLS drafts Wilson alumni twins

MLS drafts Wilson alumni twins

Natalie Gordon March 18, 2021

Every athlete dreams of going pro, but for the Di Rosa twins, that dream came true. Wilson alumni Matt and Ben Di Rosa were each selected in January's Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft.  Matt was...

Football team petitions to bring sports back this spring

Football team petitions to bring sports back this spring

Chiara Purificato February 24, 2021

The Wilson football team has banded together to protest for a safe way to bring sports back. After Mayor Muriel Bowser came out with an order on January 11 extending the health emergency in the District,...

Kai Leckszas has his sights on D1

Kai Leckszas has his sights on D1

Aidan Sobocinski January 26, 2021

While most Wilson students have been stuck at home in light of COVID-19, junior Kai Leckszas, shortstop and right-handed pitcher for the Wilson Varsity Baseball team, has continued to play, perfecting...

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