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Fall training

Fall training

Calvin Gidney June 21, 2021

For the last year athletes have been struck hard by Covid-19. Restrictions have cut all Fall seasons, limited gym capacities, and hindered athletes’ ability to progress and stay in shape. “I found...

This year’s Wizards season left fans with mixed emotions

This year’s Wizards season left fans with mixed emotions

Natalie Gordon June 21, 2021

 This season has left Wizards fans with things to both smile and cry about. There’s the team’s terrible defense and Scott Brooks’s subbing methods that leave all Wizard fans perplexed. But who could...

Tennis spring season underway

Tennis spring season underway

Martina Sanchez-Gonzalez June 21, 2021

The Wilson Tennis team is thrilled to have officially begun their 2021 spring season after the DCIAA  allowed them to play earlier this spring.  The team held week-long tryouts during the first week...

For one rower, crew team is safe haven for sexual identity

For one rower, crew team is safe haven for sexual identity

Sophia Hosford and Marco Squitieri June 21, 2021

Being on the crew team helped junior Annabelle Harbold become confident in her identity: a strong, LGBTQ woman.  Previously, she had struggled with her sexuality and being insecure. The welcoming environment...

Girls lacrosse season revived after parent-led effort

Girls lacrosse season revived after parent-led effort

Marco Squitieri June 21, 2021

The Wilson girls lacrosse team has been reorganized as a club team in order to facilitate a season this spring. The effort, led by parents and the Wilson Tiger Boosters, affiliates the team with US Lacrosse,...

Former Sports Editor on four years a Wilson athlete

Former Sports Editor on four years a Wilson athlete

Chiara Purificato June 21, 2021

The first time I walked through the aux gym doors I was a naive freshman in my mizuno sneakers, very intimidated but secretly excited and hopeful; I was trying out for the varsity volleyball team.  After...

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...

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