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Kelsey Smith to row for Brown

Kelsey Smith to row for Brown
January 12, 2021

Senior Kelsey Smith officially committed to row for Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island this past summer on July 11. Smith is excited to join the DI crew team and compete again, an aspect of the...

Emmett Patterson commits to Cornell

Emmett Patterson commits to Cornell
January 12, 2021

Emmett Patterson, Wilson crew captain, will continue his academic and crew career at Cornell University. The national champion and starboard rower announced his commitment on November 27th. Patterson...

Wilson baseball players continue to play safely through the pandemic with Gatorball Academy

Wilson baseball players continue to play safely through the pandemic with Gatorball Academy
December 8, 2020

As COVID-19 bulldozed its way through Wilson’s sports, including the baseball team, a call for a safe way to play baseball was made. That call was answered when Gatorball Academy offered local DC-area...

Patrick Corbett hired as new head coach for girls varsity soccer

Patrick Corbett hired as new head coach for girls varsity soccer
December 3, 2020

At the beginning of the school year, the girls varsity soccer team had no coach, no competition, no practice, and no regular season—their fall season and practice was postponed to February 14. The team...

Junior Darren Buchanan Jr. to play Division I basketball in college

Junior Darren Buchanan Jr. to play Division I basketball in college
November 19, 2020

Junior small forward and wing Darren Buchanan Jr. has become one of the most sought-after basketball players for the collegiate class of 2026 nationwide. Buchanan has been receiving interest from DI basketball...

Senior Zander Wall commits to play soccer at Tufts University

Senior Zander Wall commits to play soccer at Tufts University
November 4, 2020

Wilson senior Zander Wall has committed to play soccer at Tufts University, a small liberal arts Division III school outside of Boston. He verbally committed in the middle of September and is excited to...

Senior Xavier Grobbel to bring his baseball skills to CCNY next fall

Senior Xavier Grobbel to bring his baseball skills to CCNY next fall
October 26, 2020

This September, Senior Xavier Grobbel officially committed to continue his academic and baseball career at the City College of New York, a Division III program. Transferring to Wilson his sophomore year,...

Girls lacrosse handle budget cuts, regulations, and a cancelled season

Girls lacrosse handle budget cuts, regulations, and a cancelled season
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...

Senior Sam Alswang to be a CCSU Blue Devil

Senior Sam Alswang to be a CCSU Blue Devil
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...

Junior Miles Avery commits to Georgetown for soccer

Junior Miles Avery commits to Georgetown for soccer
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...

Despite cancelled seasons, Wilson athletes continue to practice their skills

Despite cancelled seasons, Wilson athletes continue to practice their skills
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...

Athletes question safety with uncertain returns to sports

Athletes question safety with uncertain returns to sports
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...

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