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Attagirl: Paloma Benach steps up to the plate

Attagirl: Paloma Benach steps up to the plate

Maren Dunn

May 5, 2019

Freshman Paloma Benach is just like any other member of the Wilson boys JV baseball team, except for one thing: she’s not a boy. Benach started playing little league baseball when she was six years old, and quickly fell in love with the sport. When she was in seventh grade, she made Moose, the tra...

Running up a bill: Tenley Tiger Run

Running up a bill: Tenley Tiger Run

Noah Gross and Noam Jacobovitz

May 5, 2019

When the azaleas and cherry blossoms start to bloom, Tiger faithful know that the Tenley Tiger Run is around the corner. This year, the run boasted a new a high in participantion, clocking in at 536 runners. Their profit, however, is expected to be $12,000—$3,000 less than expected due to DC Governm...

Who’s in those shoes?

Who’s in those shoes?

Noah Gross

May 5, 2019

Right before leaving for school last Wednesday, junior Rema Haile made the executive decision to completely change her fit. Why would she take precious time out of her morning just to change? “I had a whole outfit on and I was like, ‘this is cute,’ but I knew I wasn’t comfortable so I just took it o...

Wilson tennis hopes to serve up wins

Wilson tennis hopes to serve up wins

Alex Cirino

May 5, 2019

When asked to think of a team sport, tennis usually isn’t the first thing to pop into your mind. But here at Wilson, our tennis team is striving to become one of DC’s top programs. Coached by Christine Dooley, who played tennis in high school and currently plays on an adult team, Wilson tennis st...

Behind the Madness: how Wilson picks brackets

Behind the Madness: how Wilson picks brackets

Noah Gross

March 31, 2019

As we head into the second weekend of the 2019 March Madness tournament, it is worth taking a look into some of the strategies used by participants in the inaugural Wilson March Madness bracket pool. With three freshman stars, Duke was listed as an overwhelming favorite following the release of the...

Guiding the grind: Sports philosophy at Wilson

Guiding the grind: Sports philosophy at Wilson

Noah Gross, Max Gualtieri, Aidan Sobocinski

March 31, 2019

Coaches are often known for their mantras. The Beacon talked to five of Wilson’s head athletic coaches to learn about their distinct philosophies. The quotes below are various words of wisdom that Wilson coaches frequently stress: “You always have to be on your game. You always have to be...

Who’s in those shoes? Chad Rockingham

Who’s in those shoes? Chad Rockingham

Noah Gross

March 31, 2019

A typical pregame football routine might include stretching, hype music, a last-minute film review, a special meal, or a senseless superstition. For junior defensive back and wide receiver Chad Rockingham, preparation for an upcoming game includes one extra procedure: deciding which shoes to flex. There...

Krispy Kash: Making dough from donuts

Krispy Kash: Making dough from donuts

Margaret Heffernan, Ethan Leifman

March 31, 2019

As players on Wilson’s ultimate frisbee team, we have heard numerous times that we aren’t a real sport. Despite being a nationally ranked program, we longed to achieve the true marker of a Wilson sports team: fundraising with Krispy Kreme donuts. At 7 a.m. on January 29, Margaret picked up 70 boxes...

#RUNTHISTOWN follows Wilson basketball’s rise

#RUNTHISTOWN follows Wilson basketball’s rise

Alex Cirino

March 31, 2019

The boys varsity basketball team is coming off one of its best seasons yet, playing among the top teams in the country and making it to both the DCIAA and DCSAA championship games. Their performances on the court made this season unforgettable. Now, there’s a way to relive their action-packed season....

Beyond the track: what it takes to be a Wilson runner

Beyond the track: what it takes to be a Wilson runner

Anna Dueholm

March 4, 2019

Track is a sport where people just run around a track, right? Not really. There is much more to the sport than meets the eye. What most people don’t see is all of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes. The realities of Wilson’s track and field team include rigorous weightlifting and swimming,...

New year, new Nadira Ricks

Anna Arnsberger

March 4, 2019

When I met with Nadira Ricks, she had just returned from the DCIAA National Girls and Women in Sports Day luncheon. This is just one of the many opportunities she is able to be a part of in her new role as athletic and Title IX coordinator. Now over halfway through the school year, Ricks is adjusting...

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