The Wilson Beacon

Reflecting on the Nats’ long road to finishing the fight

Reflecting on the Nats’ long road to finishing the fight

Alex Holmes

November 19, 2019

Trembling knees, a weak stomach, a mild headache, stress, cold sweats, and tension as taut as a rope. These were the symptoms of watching the Washington Nationals compete in the postseason. We Nats fans hadn’t recovered from 2012’s heartbreaking loss to the St. Louis Cardinals in the ninth inning o...

Club sport athletes left vulnerable to injuries without on-site trainers

Club sport athletes left vulnerable to injuries without on-site trainers

Anna Arnsberger

November 19, 2019

During a home field hockey game this past season, junior Sabina Lordan received a ball to the face that resulted in a concussion. Since field hockey is a club sport, there was no on-site medical assistance to treat Lordan’s injury.  In another field hockey game just two weeks later, a player from...

Athlete of the Month: Rashard Biggs

Athlete of the Month: Rashard Biggs

Baraka Aboul-Magd

November 19, 2019

Rashard Biggs began playing football when he was four having been pushed to try the sport because his father envisioned him excelling at it. Now Biggs is the starting running back and captain of Wilson’s football team. Biggs is well above average in his division, boasting an impressive 1521 yar...

2019 Fall Sports Recaps

Evan Vieth, Alex Cirino, Nacala Williams, Adam Helmer, and Chiara Purificato

November 19, 2019

Boys Soccer, Evan Vieth The boys’ varsity soccer team finished 6-4-3 in the regular season and were ranked second heading into the DCIAA playoffs. With only Bell ahead of them in the standings, the team seemed destined to make its fourth consecutive DCIAA championship. However, Wilson was defeated by...

Senior days honor graduating athletes

Senior days honor graduating athletes

Rollin Amore and Zach Isaacs

November 19, 2019

“Senior days” are one of the biggest moments of many high school sports seasons. They take place near the end of the season and honor the seniors who are playing one of their last high school games. Each team has different ways to honor their seniors, from presenting the players with flowers to inv...

Volleyball team loses state title following successful season

Volleyball team loses state title following successful season

Anna Gustafson

November 19, 2019

After three months of hard work and grit, Wilson’s girls varsity volleyball team is wrapping up their season with an impressive 27-5 record. Coached by sisters Patrice and Perette Arrington, the team won their fourth consecutive DCIAA title and 20th total in the school’s history. In the DCSAA champions...

Freshman scores U-20 national team tryout

Freshman scores U-20 national team tryout

Alex Cirino

October 10, 2019

Freshman Margot Nissen, only 14 years old, is one of the youngest athletes to be invited to try out for the under-20 US Women’s National Ultimate Frisbee team. After surviving a selective application process where three out of every four students were rejected, Nissen will compete alongside the nati...

Wilson crushes Eastern 26-6

Kennedy Whitby

October 10, 2019

The Wilson football team defeated Eastern High School on October 4 by a score of 26-6. After a rough start to the season, the Wilson Football team entered the game coming off of a strong 29-0 win against Bell in our homecoming game. However, they knew that Eastern would be a strong challenge and as th...

Once a tiger always a tiger: Whitener family maintains their legacy

Once a tiger always a tiger: Whitener family maintains their legacy

Alex Cirino and Nacala Williams

October 10, 2019

Most Wilson students spend just four years with the school, but for current field hockey coach Sarah Whitener and her son Andrew, Wilson has been a lifelong home.  Sarah first set foot in Wilson’s halls in 2002, when the first of her three children enrolled. Since then, she has spent time as a me...

Editor takes on Wilson fhockey practice

Editor takes on Wilson fhockey practice

Alex Cirino

October 10, 2019

Before I took on a Wilson field hockey practice, my knowledge of the sport was limited to the parts of the stick used and the point system. Growing up mainly following male-dominated sports, I wanted to take some time to learn more about field hockey—and I thought there was no better way to do so than...

High-level soccer players restricted to one team

High-level soccer players restricted to one team

Max Gualtieri

October 10, 2019

From a young age, Sterling Honarkar, Miles Avery, and Alexander Wall's lives have revolved around soccer. After years of hard work, they have made it to the highest level of youth soccer: US Development Academies. These exclusive clubs restrict these elite players from joining the Wilson soccer team....

Athlete of the Month: Kate Joos

Athlete of the Month: Kate Joos

Alex Cirino

October 10, 2019

The girl’s varsity soccer team is now considered one of the city’s best and is playing at a higher level of competition than in prior years. With nine games scheduled against private schools, the team must handle the idea of being the underdogs versus many of their opponents this season. Amongst ...

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