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Kicking with Reese Hinkle

Kicking with Reese Hinkle

Aaron Rosenthal

March 4, 2019

Football fans continually watch professional kickers sink 50-yard field goals like it’s nothing. Reese Hinkle, Wilson’s all-state kicker, has made field goals of up to 44 yards in game and 57 yards in practice. I wanted to find out how skilled these athletes actually are, so I took to the turf with...

Athletic department scrambles to find coaches

Max Karp, Ethan Leifman

March 4, 2019

Numerous Wilson sports teams were in disarray last week, as coaching positions for many teams were left unfilled with the beginning of the spring season quickly approaching. Though all coaching positions except for tennis have since been filled, the spring season is starting with a degree of uncertainty...

Wear and tear brings locker room despair

Wear and tear brings locker room despair

Talya Lehrich

March 4, 2019

Junior Margaret Goletiani was headed to the locker room to change for wrestling practice a few weeks ago when she noticed something strange. Water was trailing down the hallway leading to the girls' locker room. Soon, she found herself trudging through no less than two inches of water covering the locker...

Wilson flag football hopes to secure DCIAA title

Wilson flag football hopes to secure DCIAA title

Meghan Dayton, Evan Vieth

March 4, 2019

Wilson’s flag football team lost to School Without Walls by two points in last year’s regular-season finale, preventing their advancement to the DCIAA playoffs and ending their season sooner than they had hoped. But the team believes this season will be their best one yet. Both junior Alicia Chappel...

AOTM – Adam Friedman

AOTM – Adam Friedman

Noah Gross

March 4, 2019

Beacon fanatics may recognize Adam Friedman as the top-ranked chess player in DC. Surprised as you may be, Friedman is also one of the District’s top wrestlers. “Wrestling is a great sport; it makes you tougher and helps you learn a lot of lessons about life. When you go to practice six times...

Starting quarterback transfers to DeMatha

Starting quarterback transfers to DeMatha

Noah Gross

February 13, 2019

After a stellar Junior season, starting Quarterback Malakai Anthony decided to take his talents to DeMatha Catholic High School to finish out his high school career. Following a Freshman year of being mentored by quarterback Stevie Williams, who now plays for Old Dominion University, Anthony transferred...

Wilson Football 2018 Season Recap

Alex Cirino, Junior Editor

February 3, 2019

Wilson weight room makes gains

Wilson weight room makes gains

Ethan Leifman

January 26, 2019

Thanks to an anonymous donation, Wilson’s weight room has received a much-needed refresh. “It’s a very generous gift,” said Wilson Athletic Director, Mitch Gore, who noted that the estimated value of the new equipment is between $20,000 and $30,000. Weight room users are already noticing the...

Swim at your own risk

Swim at your own risk

Aaron Rosenthal

January 26, 2019

I play on multiple sports teams, so I had always considered myself to be pretty athletic. And then Maya Wilson, a fellow Beacon member, encouraged me to join the swim team. The idea initially excited me. Swimming sounded like a fun new way to train during the offseason. I even thought that I could...

DC council opens doors for sports betting

DC council opens doors for sports betting

Asher Friedman-Rosen

January 26, 2019

In an 11-2 vote, the DC Council recently approved legislation to legalize sports gambling. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s signature is the last step in the process. The legalization of sports betting in DC could reap many benefits, but nevertheless is met with some controversy. First and foremost, if sports...

Special Olympics team hopes for school unity

Special Olympics team hopes for school unity

Alex Cirino

January 26, 2019

Wilson’s special education program participates yearly in the Special Olympics as a part of its effort to reach a wider audience within the Wilson community. Wilson’s program participates in tennis, bowling, and track. There are weekly activities where Wilson competes with other schools’ special...

Fully sending with Wilson’s skiing club

Fully sending with Wilson’s skiing club

Madelyn Shapiro

January 26, 2019

Three times a year, the Wilson ski team bundles up and heads out to Liberty Mountain Ski Resort in Fairfield, Pennsylvania for a day filled with skiing. The team is coached by science teachers Katherine Dougherty, Daniel Barringer, and Daniela Munoz. Dougherty explained that she became interested...

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