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Freshman scores U-20 national team tryout

Freshman scores U-20 national team tryout

Alex Cirino

October 10, 2019

Freshman Margot Nissen, only 14 years old, is one of the youngest athletes to be invited to try out for the under-20 US Women’s National Ultimate Frisbee team. After surviving a selective application process where three out of every four students were rejected, Nissen will compete alongside the nati...

Wilson crushes Eastern 26-6

Kennedy Whitby

October 10, 2019

The Wilson football team defeated Eastern High School on October 4 by a score of 26-6. After a rough start to the season, the Wilson Football team entered the game coming off of a strong 29-0 win against Bell in our homecoming game. However, they knew that Eastern would be a strong challenge and as th...

Once a tiger always a tiger: Whitener family maintains their legacy

Once a tiger always a tiger: Whitener family maintains their legacy

Alex Cirino and Nacala Williams

October 10, 2019

Most Wilson students spend just four years with the school, but for current field hockey coach Sarah Whitener and her son Andrew, Wilson has been a lifelong home.  Sarah first set foot in Wilson’s halls in 2002, when the first of her three children enrolled. Since then, she has spent time as a me...

Editor takes on Wilson fhockey practice

Editor takes on Wilson fhockey practice

Alex Cirino

October 10, 2019

Before I took on a Wilson field hockey practice, my knowledge of the sport was limited to the parts of the stick used and the point system. Growing up mainly following male-dominated sports, I wanted to take some time to learn more about field hockey—and I thought there was no better way to do so than...

High-level soccer players restricted to one team

High-level soccer players restricted to one team

Max Gualtieri

October 10, 2019

From a young age, Sterling Honarkar, Miles Avery, and Alexander Wall's lives have revolved around soccer. After years of hard work, they have made it to the highest level of youth soccer: US Development Academies. These exclusive clubs restrict these elite players from joining the Wilson soccer team....

Athlete of the Month: Kate Joos

Athlete of the Month: Kate Joos

Alex Cirino

October 10, 2019

The girl’s varsity soccer team is now considered one of the city’s best and is playing at a higher level of competition than in prior years. With nine games scheduled against private schools, the team must handle the idea of being the underdogs versus many of their opponents this season. Amongst ...

La actualizacion deportiva del otoño

Ethan Leifman

October 6, 2019

¡Es una temporada muy emocionante para los deportes en DC! En este tiempo del año, se pueden ver todos los cinco deportes más populares! Aquí están las  actualizaciones para todos los equipos:   Beisbol- Los Nationals Los Nationals estuvieron  en segundo lugar de su división, la NL Este...

Seniors emerge victorious in stricter PowderPuff game

Seniors emerge victorious in stricter PowderPuff game

Baraka Aboul-Magd

September 26, 2019

In a too-close-for-comfort match-up, the seniors ultimately prevailed 6-0 against the juniors in the annual PowderPuff game. Despite a wristband restriction that frustrated cheerleaders, school spirit remained high and many upperclassmen sported pink and cheered on the girls.  The game was bound ...

2019 Fall Sports Previews

Alex Cirino, Chiara Purificato, and Max Gualtieri

September 6, 2019

Football, Alex Cirino Coming off an 8-4 season, the varsity football team is hoping to return to its winning ways after falling short of the DCSAA state championship game. With a senior-heavy roster, the team will rely on its many leaders to guide them towards another winning season in order to beco...

Field renovation completed

Field renovation completed

Max Gualtieri

September 6, 2019

After weeks of construction the Wilson turf field has been completely replaced. The new field uses ground-up rubber from sneakers as the base rather than the ground-up tires in older fields. The field contains lines for lacrosse, field hockey, soccer, and football. “In the past, we would need to p...

Wilson graduates detail path to D1 collegiate sports

Wilson graduates detail path to D1 collegiate sports

Alex Cirino

September 6, 2019

For three months a year, Bless Tumushabe would wake up at 4 a.m., hop on the Metro, and head across town for morning Wilson soccer practices. Meanwhile, Mica Gelb found himself at extra fitness sessions at Champtime Fitness six days a week. Through many years of hard work, these two athletes now join the...

Keep watching women’s soccer after the World Cup

Anna Arnsberger

September 6, 2019

With their World Cup win this summer in France, the U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) has once again given the country a reason to love soccer. From Alyssa Naeher’s stone-cold tenacity to the eccentric flair of Megan Rapinoe, this team has won over the hearts of a nation. Their 2-0 defeat over t...

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