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

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...

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

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...

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Mitchell twins set to transfer from Maryland

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...

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What to expect in March Madness

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...

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Athlete of the Month: Taylor Lewis-Richardson

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...

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...

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Indoor Track races to successful DCSAA championship

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...

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WilsonLive basketball clip goes viral

Harper Dunn March 6, 2020

“It’s rebounded by Darren Buchanan Jr., pushing the fast break . . . OHHH MY GOD!” These words have become pretty familiar around Wilson since WilsonLive’s broadcast of the boys varsity basketball...

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Swim team overcomes rough start to win DCIAA championship

Jacob Schwartz March 6, 2020

The Wilson swim team ended their fraught-with-obstacles season on a high note with both the boys and girls teams winning the DCIAA championship. The victories came after the unexpected departure of their...

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Wilson sports use social media to increase community involvement

Chiara Purificato March 6, 2020

Twenty years ago, students, parents, or the general public would not have been able to track a sports team’s progress or have immediate access to schedules, records, and achievements. In 2020, with just...

Basketball team falls in 55-49 state final

Basketball team falls in 55-49 state final

Alex Cirino and Sarah Morgan March 3, 2020

Senior Jay Young II ended his Wilson basketball career on a high note, despite the loss the team ultimately faced. Young scored 11 points throughout the night, nine of them coming off of three-point attempts....

Remembering Kobe Bryant’s Legacy

Remembering Kobe Bryant’s Legacy

Alex Helmer February 2, 2020

How many times have you crumpled up a piece of paper and launched it into the recycling bin whilst howling,“Kobe!”? How many times have you witnessed a player record over 80 points in a game? How many...

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