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Athletics without the sweat: the Sports Analytics club

Evan Vieth

June 8, 2019

Sports fanatics believe that a sports match revolves around a player’s will and desire to win a game, not statistics. However, in the Sports Analytics club, it’s all about the numbers. The club analyzes a game’s statistics and film to help anticipate what will occur in future games and break down ...

Sports Managers: The hidden gems of Wilson athletics

Alice Billings and Alex Cirino

June 8, 2019

Most of the athletic hype around Wilson revolves around seeing what happens on the field. However, many people don’t know that Wilson’s success is due in large part to what happens behind the scenes; behind every lay-up, touchdown, and home run is a team of student administrators that keeps the p...

AOTM: Autumn Young

AOTM: Autumn Young

Noah Gross and Ellida Parker

May 5, 2019

When senior Autumn Young laced up her shoes for her first Wilson track practice, she had no idea what she was getting into. “My first time coming to Wilson track practice I threw up,” Young said. Despite this unfortunate beginning, Young decided to stick with it. And that decision has certainly pai...

Why Nats fans should still root for Bryce Harper

Why Nats fans should still root for Bryce Harper

Jacques Nissen

May 5, 2019

Following Bryce Harper’s decision to leave the Washington Nationals and join the Philadelphia Phillies on a 13-year, $330 million deal, many Nats fans were outraged. So when Harper visited Nats park a mere week into the season, it was not surprising to see him showered in boos by his once-faithful DC...

The hidden beauty of DCPS baseball

The hidden beauty of DCPS baseball

Aaron Rosenthal

May 5, 2019

When I broke my wrist during the Jelleff basketball championship in early March, there were a number of thoughts racing through my head: (1) I don’t think I’ve ever jumped that high before, (2) I hope we don’t lose this game, (3) I shouldn’t care this much about rec basketball, and (4) I might...

Minor setback for a major comeback: Tigers share their experiences with injuries

Minor setback for a major comeback: Tigers share their experiences with injuries

Noam Jacobovitz

May 5, 2019

Wilson student-athletes train hard and play harder. Competing at a high-level, some end up facing time sidelined due to injuries. These injuries, short-term or long-term, can be very difficult to recover from, not only physically, but also mentally. “I was sidelined from both my high school and club season, whi...

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...

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