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Wilson basketball stars transfer, land at D1 schools

Wilson basketball stars transfer, land at D1 schools

Alex Cirino

August 29, 2019

Wilson’s basketball teams were on the rise and in the middle of all of its success, two standout players set out memorable junior seasons, catching the eye of some big name college scouts. Now as Tara Cousins and Dimingus Stevens head into their senior seasons, they can do so with a little less pr...

Wilson Boys Ultimate Frisbee Team Falls Short of National Title

Wilson Boys Ultimate Frisbee Team Falls Short of National Title

Max Gualtieri

June 17, 2019

On June 7th, the Wilson boys ultimate frisbee team’s run in the Ultiworld High School National invite in Rockford, Illinois began. Entering as the fourth seed out of 16 teams, the Tigers sought to build off of their performance from last years run that saw Wilson out of the tournament in the group ...

Athlete of the Month: Collin Bosley-Smith

Athlete of the Month: Collin Bosley-Smith

Alex Cirino

June 8, 2019

As many tigers know, Collin Bosley-Smith has been a standout junior pitcher for the baseball team this season. As a three-year letterwinner at Wilson, Bosley-Smith won the Gatorade DC State Player of the Year award after leading the Tigers to back-to-back DCSAA state championship appearances. Bosley-Smith en...

Baseball team loses to St. John’s in Championship

Evan Vieth

June 8, 2019

In a nail-biting game decided on a controversial call, the varsity baseball team fell to St. John’s College High School in the DCSAA championship game on May 18. The impactful call came in the third inning, with two St. John’s runners on base, and only one out. Wilson pitcher Collin Bosley-Smith ...

Sweep Jesus: Wilson teacher leads double life as master curler

Sweep Jesus: Wilson teacher leads double life as master curler

Baraka Aboul-Magd

June 8, 2019

At first, curling was a way for math teacher Jeremy Singer to get out of the house once a week. Twenty years and a few hundred curling tournaments later, the sport has become one of his most cherished passions. Singer first heard about curling from a book about activities to do in DC. He went to an ...

Wilson basketball program receives Nike sponsorship

Wilson basketball program receives Nike sponsorship

Chiara Purificato

June 8, 2019

The varsity boys and girls basketball teams at Wilson have become the first and only Wilson athletics teams to be sponsored by Nike, leading them both to earn the “Nike Elite team” status, and a banner signifying it in the gym. While athletic sponsorships began as something mostly limited to college and...

Athletics without the sweat: the Sports Analytics club

Evan Vieth

June 8, 2019

Sports fanatics believe that a sports match revolves around a player’s will and desire to win a game, not statistics. However, in the Sports Analytics club, it’s all about the numbers. The club analyzes a game’s statistics and film to help anticipate what will occur in future games and break down ...

Sports Managers: The hidden gems of Wilson athletics

Alice Billings and Alex Cirino

June 8, 2019

Most of the athletic hype around Wilson revolves around seeing what happens on the field. However, many people don’t know that Wilson’s success is due in large part to what happens behind the scenes; behind every lay-up, touchdown, and home run is a team of student administrators that keeps the p...

AOTM: Autumn Young

AOTM: Autumn Young

Noah Gross and Ellida Parker

May 5, 2019

When senior Autumn Young laced up her shoes for her first Wilson track practice, she had no idea what she was getting into. “My first time coming to Wilson track practice I threw up,” Young said. Despite this unfortunate beginning, Young decided to stick with it. And that decision has certainly pai...

Why Nats fans should still root for Bryce Harper

Why Nats fans should still root for Bryce Harper

Jacques Nissen

May 5, 2019

Following Bryce Harper’s decision to leave the Washington Nationals and join the Philadelphia Phillies on a 13-year, $330 million deal, many Nats fans were outraged. So when Harper visited Nats park a mere week into the season, it was not surprising to see him showered in boos by his once-faithful DC...

The hidden beauty of DCPS baseball

The hidden beauty of DCPS baseball

Aaron Rosenthal

May 5, 2019

When I broke my wrist during the Jelleff basketball championship in early March, there were a number of thoughts racing through my head: (1) I don’t think I’ve ever jumped that high before, (2) I hope we don’t lose this game, (3) I shouldn’t care this much about rec basketball, and (4) I might...

Minor setback for a major comeback: Tigers share their experiences with injuries

Minor setback for a major comeback: Tigers share their experiences with injuries

Noam Jacobovitz

May 5, 2019

Wilson student-athletes train hard and play harder. Competing at a high-level, some end up facing time sidelined due to injuries. These injuries, short-term or long-term, can be very difficult to recover from, not only physically, but also mentally. “I was sidelined from both my high school and club season, whi...

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