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Boys and girls basketball season update

Boys and girls basketball season update

Max Gualtieri, Jake Schwartz

January 26, 2019

Girls The girls varsity basketball team has had a season filled with ups and downs. Despite their struggles against out-of-conference opponents, losing six of 11 games, they have dominated the DCIAA. The Lady Tigers are undefeated in their conference with a 7-0 record. They are putting up video game...

Coaching controversy causes brief cheer hiatus

Coaching controversy causes brief cheer hiatus

Noah Gross, Baraka Aboul-Magd

January 26, 2019

After a summer of searching for new cheerleading coaches, Athletic Director Mitch Gore thought that he found his match with Taylor Hodge and Shante Tyler. “They were Division I cheerleaders, so they both had lots of experience. I thought they would bring structure and organization to the program,”...

Athlete of the Month – Ray Stevens

Athlete of the Month – Ray Stevens

Noah Gross

January 26, 2019

1:30.6 and 35.09. These two times are in the back of junior runner Ray Stevens’ mind every time he steps foot on the track. Why? Stevens explained that his main goal this season was to qualify for at least two events in the New Balance Nationals, a meet in Greensboro, North Carolina that hosts 3,500...

Wilson alum already playing big minutes for Terps

Wilson alum already playing big minutes for Terps

Noam Jacobovitz

January 26, 2019

Ricky Lindo Jr. was supposed to be playing at Northfield Mount Hermon, a prep school in Massachusetts, this season. Instead, Lindo finds himself as a key rotation player for the 13th-ranked Maryland Terrapins, playing in the Big Ten, arguably the best conference in the country. On Monday, Lindo’...

Di Rosa twins capture D1 Men’s Soccer championship

Di Rosa twins capture D1 Men’s Soccer championship

Alex Cirino

December 26, 2018

Entering the NCAA Tournament, the University of Maryland Men’s Soccer team were ranked the 11th seed and were not seen as the potential favorites to make it all the way. However, after eliminating some of the best teams in the country, including Duke, Kentucky, and Indiana, the Terps won their fourth...

Wilson athletes benefit from pool training

Wilson athletes benefit from pool training

Alex Cirino, Max Karp

December 16, 2018

When we think of track, we tend to imagine runners sprinting. Likewise, when we think of baseball, we picture people playing catch or running bases on a field. What we don’t think of is athletes running up and down pool lanes, wearing blue floaty belts, holding kickboards above their heads, then jumping...

Squashing the mystery: What’s this sport all about?

Squashing the mystery: What’s this sport all about?

Mabel Malhotra, Meghan Dayton

December 16, 2018

Keep your foot in the five-by-five box. Aim for the front wall, above the second thick red line, and below the third. Make sure the ball swings diagonally, ending up on the left side of the court. All these thoughts were running through our minds as we lifted up the squash racquets we borrowed from a...

Track coach eligible for Boston Marathon

Track coach eligible for Boston Marathon

Max Gualtieri

December 16, 2018

Let’s just say our Tiger runners learn from the best. Emily Farrar, a coach of the cross country and track teams, is quite the runner herself. She has run three marathons and recently qualified for a fourth: the Boston Marathon. Farrar is a math and special education teacher who has been running...

DC mourns the death of Wilson alum Shellie Bowers

DC mourns the death of Wilson alum Shellie Bowers

Ellida Parker

December 16, 2018

Shellie Bowers, a Wilson alum who went on to teach, mentor, and coach athletic teams at the school, passed away December 4 at 55. Until the end, Bowers was a beloved announcer at Wilson games, cherished for his signature catchphrase: “threeeeee pointer!” Bowers followed his love for music, broadcast...

Boys basketball aims for a groundbreaking season

Boys basketball aims for a groundbreaking season

Noam Jacobovitz

December 16, 2018

Coming off its most decorated season ever—repeating as DCIAA champions and winning the DCSAA championship for the first time in school history—the Wilson boys basketball team still wants to climb higher. Despite three of last season’s starters graduating, the Tigers have handily filled those voids....

Toppling ivory towers: Wrestling coach Archie Hogan

Toppling ivory towers: Wrestling coach Archie Hogan

December 16, 2018

Most Wilson students recognize Archie Hogan as the Wilson teacher who’s always socializing with students in the hall, but he is also the new head coach of the wrestling team and among the most beloved members of Wilson’s staff. Hogan, or simply “Archie,” as everyone at Wilson calls him, was...

AOTM – Tara Cousins

AOTM – Tara Cousins

Noah Gross

December 16, 2018

With a loss to Bell Multicultural High School in the semifinals of the DCIAA playoffs, the Wilson girls varsity basketball team ended last year's season feeling as if they fell short of expectations. However, this loss came without their star point guard, Tara Cousins, who was sidelined for the second...

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