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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...

Softball season to begin with DCPS regulations

Softball season to begin with DCPS regulations

Julia Weinrod March 21, 2021

While many teams haven’t gotten a chance to compete, softball is one of the few sports that may be able to practice and compete this spring.  The DC State Athletic Association has recently announced...

Tenlea Radack to row for Naval Academy

Tenlea Radack to row for Naval Academy

Anna Arnsberger March 21, 2021

Senior Tenlea Radack has committed to the US Naval Academy’s top-ranked D1 women’s crew program.  Radack began rowing in eighth grade and quickly became obsessed. In love with the team dynamics...

Junior Dakota Joi Inniss hones skills for basketball dreams

Junior Dakota Joi Inniss hones skills for basketball dreams

Sophia Hosford March 18, 2021

Dakota Joi Inniss imagined her junior season playing in front of crowded bleachers with college scouts, continuing her basketball stardom. Instead, she has been wistfully waiting for a long-delayed season. The...

MLS drafts Wilson alumni twins

MLS drafts Wilson alumni twins

Natalie Gordon March 18, 2021

Every athlete dreams of going pro, but for the Di Rosa twins, that dream came true. Wilson alumni Matt and Ben Di Rosa were each selected in January's Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft.  Matt was...

Football team petitions to bring sports back this spring

Football team petitions to bring sports back this spring

Chiara Purificato February 24, 2021

The Wilson football team has banded together to protest for a safe way to bring sports back. After Mayor Muriel Bowser came out with an order on January 11 extending the health emergency in the District,...

Kai Leckszas has his sights on D1

Kai Leckszas has his sights on D1

Aidan Sobocinski January 26, 2021

While most Wilson students have been stuck at home in light of COVID-19, junior Kai Leckszas, shortstop and right-handed pitcher for the Wilson Varsity Baseball team, has continued to play, perfecting...

Kelsey Smith to row for Brown

Kelsey Smith to row for Brown

Anna Gustafson 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

Evan Vieth 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

Aidan Sobocinski 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

Hadley Carr 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...

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