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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 ...

Mitchell twins complete transfer from Maryland, commit to Rhode Island

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Alex Cirino

March 30, 2020

Just over three months after 6’10 twins Makhi and Makhel Mitchell left Maryland’s basketball program, the dynamic duo has finally found a new home. The former Wilson standouts announced their commitment to the University of Rhode Island on Monday, March 30.  “Big decision and it’s been made,” Mak...

Baseball coach Silk transforms program, prepares student-athletes for college success

Shirah Lister

March 27, 2020

Baseball has been in current Wilson Head Varsity Baseball Coach Jimmy Silk’s life since he was a child in Sandwich, Massachusetts, where he played as a kid. “For whatever reason, I always had a feeling that baseball would be a part of my life,” Silk said.  Silk went on to play collegiate ...

Spring sports postponed due to COVID-19

Margaret Heffernan

March 16, 2020

Wilson spring sports are temporarily suspended due to the DCPS closure of schools because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Chancellor Lewis Ferebee notified all DCPS staff and families on Friday March 13 that schools would be closed for two weeks starting Monday March 16 and reopening on Wednesday April 1s...

Five football players sign their Letters of Intent as Signing Day 2020 concludes

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Alex Cirino

March 16, 2020

The second wave of college-bound student-athletes signed their NCAA Letters of Intent on February 5. Wilson’s second annual National Signing Day event featured five football players who have each committed to play at the Division II and III levels.  The Wilson atrium was once again packed with...

What a messy week for USSF proves about the organization’s misogyny

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Anna Arnsberger

March 15, 2020

On the eve of International Women’s Day and in the midst of the SheBelieves cup, a tournament meant to empower girls in sport, Carlos Cordeiro released an open letter to the public. Cordeiro, former president of the US Soccer Federation (USSF), wrote regarding the federation’s fight over equal pay with the U...

Mitchell twins set to transfer from Maryland

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Alex Cirino

March 6, 2020

Following a 10-2 start to the season, former Tigers Makhi and Makhel Mitchell have left the University of Maryland’s basketball team and are set to transfer. The 6-foot-10 freshman twins entered the NCAA Transfer Portal on December 27 after a mutual agreement with Head Coach Mark Turgeon. “We wa...

What to expect in March Madness

Graphic by Margaret Heffernan

Madison Dias

March 6, 2020

March Madness is finally here—the time every college basketball fan patiently awaits. March Madness occurs at the time of the annual NCAA Division 1 collegiate seven-round tournament where 68 schools compete for the National Championship title.  Every year, the tournament features many clear-cut favorit...

Athlete of the Month: Taylor Lewis-Richardson

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Alex Cirino

March 6, 2020

Coming into your first season playing a sport at the varsity level can be rather challenging—especially when that sport is wrestling. Adapting to the sport’s fitness requirements and mental determination hasn’t gotten in the way of sophomore Taylor Lewis-Richardson, who enjoyed her debut season on...

Lessons learned, success to follow? Recapping an awful Redskins season

Evan Vieth

March 6, 2020

The Washington Redskins ended this decade the same way they started: losing games. They won only three games this past season, their worst since 2013. After firing Head Coach Jay Gruden following an 0-5 start to the season, interim Head Coach Bill Callahan finished the year off with the team before ge...

Indoor Track races to successful DCSAA championship

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Max Gualtieri

March 6, 2020

Wilson’s indoor track teams capped off the winter season at the DCSAA state championship meet. After a second-place finish for the girls and a championship win for the boys at the DCIAA meet, the girls team finished ninth place in states, and the boys team pulled off an impressive second-place fini...

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