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Girls lacrosse stays determined to play in the spring

Girls lacrosse stays determined to play in the spring

Lila Chesser and Becca Green

October 21, 2020

Despite facing Covid-19 and being excluded from Wilson’s sports lineup, the girl’s lacrosse team is determined to find ways to play this spring season. The girls hold unofficial captains’ practices and hope to eventually play games while staying safe. Their first practice was held last Wednes...

Senior Sam Alswang to be a CCSU Blue Devil

Senior Sam Alswang to be a CCSU Blue Devil

Chiara Purificato

October 20, 2020

Senior Sam Alswang will take his talent from Fort Reno up North to the Balf Savin baseball field, home to Central Connecticut State University Blue Devils. Alswang committed to pitch for the Division I program on October 8th, 2020, where he will join other Seniors for the class of 2025. Alswang h...

Junior Miles Avery commits to Georgetown for soccer

Junior Miles Avery commits to Georgetown for soccer

Chiara Purificato

October 19, 2020

Junior Miles Avery will continue his DC soccer stardom as a dominating defender at Georgetown University. Avery committed to play Division I soccer for Georgetown class of 2026 on October 5, 2020.  Georgetown was one of several prestigious institutions interested in Avery; Harvard, Princeton, Yale...

Despite cancelled seasons, Wilson athletes continue to practice their skills

Despite cancelled seasons, Wilson athletes continue to practice their skills

Isa Thompson

October 9, 2020

Roaring jam-packed stadiums, sweaty high-fives, communal water jugs, and team huddles are sadly all things of the past now. Who knows when or if these memories will ever become a reality again. It seemed as though it would be impossible to go back to having teams practicing together again. Since almost ev...

Students and staff express their opinions on resuming sports seasons

Students and staff express their opinions on resuming sports seasons

Julia Weinrod

October 4, 2020

The NBA and MLB are back in session, but what about DCIAA? This year, DC high school sports will continue, but business is not as usual, with many changes in effect due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  One major change is that the DCSAA and DCIAA fall sports seasons have been postponed to Fe...

Former Wilson athletes face delayed collegiate seasons due to COVID-19

Former Wilson athletes face delayed collegiate seasons due to COVID-19

Julia Weinrod

September 28, 2020

Across the nation, a large number of sports seasons have been either canceled or postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In addition, numerous colleges have chosen to offer virtual classes or send all their students home for the semester due to the ever-rising number of COVID-19 cases. The r...

NCAA outlines plans in response to Covid-19

NCAA outlines plans in response to Covid-19

Wyatt Dunn

September 23, 2020

COVID-19 has had an enormous effect on college sports. Men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments were already cancelled, and schools are now forced to adapt and improvise to the new normal as the virus has not slowed down. With the fall football season approaching, many teams in the NCAA have deci...

Naomi Osaka wins US Open

Naomi Osaka wins US Open

Chiara Purificato

September 19, 2020

Naomi Osaka is a name now familiar to many after her second US Open victory, defeating American tennis star Serena Williams six to two and six to four in the semi-finals and Victoria Azarenka one to six, six to three, and six to three last Saturday in the finals. However, tennis wasn’t the only aspect...

Who to start and sit this fantasy football season

Who to start and sit this fantasy football season

Evan Vieth

September 17, 2020

Football is finally back! After a long wait and an offseason filled with controversy and unknowns relating to COVID-19, many fans are finally able to play Fantasy Football. Fantasy Football is one of the most popular online games in the country. Every week, players have to debate whether they should s...

How students are staying fit during quarantine

How students are staying fit during quarantine

Lila Chesser and Becca Green

September 9, 2020

For many of us it has been difficult to get out of bed to exercise during quarantine, but these Wilson athletes are more motivated than ever. This look at three students with fitness accounts prove that teenagers can stay fit during this pandemic. Clair Lusk, a Wilson senior, was inspired to start h...

NCAA cancels spring season: What this means for college baseball

Alex Cirino

April 8, 2020

In arguably the most unpredictable time in the sports world, athletes across all levels are left uncertain about what lies ahead. From professional athletes anticipating a major breakout season to young athletes whose hopes of achieving their athletic dreams, everyone’s goals have been put on hold. Am...

Athlete of the Month: Emperor Campbell

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Sarah Morgan

April 2, 2020

Senior Emperor Campell has been a track star since fifth grade, but he really started picking up the pace junior year. “I took it seriously [during the] outdoor season of junior year,” Campbell said when discussing his start to track and field. He stays fit by taking it “day by day,” and often ...

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