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Breaking the ice with Amel Yakoub

Breaking the ice with Amel Yakoub

Madelyn Shapiro

December 16, 2018

Wilson sophomore Amel Yakoub grew up going to Friday night skating events with her friends. Now, she plays both right wing and defenseman for the Wilson ice hockey team, which was previously composed of all boys. Yakoub first lived in Maryland, where she began taking ice hockey lessons. She then...

Track team has championship aspirations

Track team has championship aspirations

Ethan Leifman, Alex Cirino

December 7, 2018

The Track and Field team has been one of Wilson’s the most successful athletic programs. The program is led by Head Coaches Tia Clemmons and Emily Farrar. With the boys Cross-Country team finishing second place in the DCSAA State Championship and the girls team coming in first, there is plenty of belief...

WilsonLive surges into its second year

WilsonLive surges into its second year

Jamie Stewart-Aday

November 12, 2018

If you look up during a football or soccer game, you can sometimes see Athletic Director Mitch Gore or Instructional Coach David Thompson peering out the window of a fourth-floor classroom to try and get a better look. You may see some students as well, holding a camera and talking, seemingly to no on...

Athlete of the Month: Julia Arnsberger

Athlete of the Month: Julia Arnsberger

Noah Gross

November 12, 2018

With a 5-6 record and a 2-1 win in an overtime thriller against School Without Walls, the Wilson field hockey team had its best season in recent memory. Co-captain and starting forward senior Julia Arnsberger had a phenomenal year and an illustrious field hockey career that is certainly worth recogni...

Wilson runner breaks long-standing 5k record

Wilson runner breaks long-standing 5k record

Noah Frank

November 12, 2018

Cross-country runner junior Dylan Blumenthal made Wilson history on October 6 when he broke the school’s 5k record. He finished with a time of 16:37, edging the previous record by a mere second. The Wilson boys and girls cross-country teams traveled to Cary, North Carolina for the Great American Cross Co...

Random kid, random game: Washington Wizards

Random kid, random game: Washington Wizards

Chloe Fatsis

November 12, 2018

I’m not what you might call a Wizards fanatic. To tell you the truth, I don’t know much about the Wizards, which is why I jumped at the opportunity to go to a game one Saturday night with fellow Beacon member, Noah Gross. On the Metro ride to the game, Noah laid out the basic facts for me about...

Catching up with the Di Rosa twins

Catching up with the Di Rosa twins

Nico Engvall

November 12, 2018

Ben and Matthew Di Rosa, who graduated from Wilson in 2017, are now in their sophomore soccer season at the University of Maryland. Ben is a defender, while Matt is a midfielder. The Di Rosa twins said they chose Maryland because it has one of the top soccer programs in the country, as well as one o...

Rory Hagerty commits to Navy

Rory Hagerty commits to Navy

Oliver Walke

November 12, 2018

Rory Hagerty, senior captain of Wilson’s boys crew team, has committed to continue rowing at the United States Naval Academy. “I decided that Navy was right for me after my official visit in early September. I had been speaking to the coach since the winter of my sophomore year,” Hagerty said. ...

Male field hockey opponent confuses Wilson players

Male field hockey opponent confuses Wilson players

Ethan Leifman

November 12, 2018

It’s rare for your field hockey team to win in a shootout. It’s even rarer when a member of the opposing team is a boy. Jaap Leeggangers, a male foreign-exchange student from the Netherlands, is a member of the Walls field hockey team. This caused many to ask whether he was actually allowed to play...

Girls soccer wins DCIAA Championship

Girls soccer wins DCIAA Championship

Alex Cirino

November 8, 2018

he Wilson girls varsity soccer team won its tenth consecutive DCIAA championship on October 30 in a hard-fought 2-1 overtime victory over School Without Walls. The team began the season with a strong 2-1 win against Paul VI, one of the best teams in the DMV. “It was a good start to the season tha...

Boys soccer exceeds expectations

Boys soccer exceeds expectations

Eliana Rosenthal

November 7, 2018

The Wilson boys varsity soccer team has proven yet again that they are a strong group of athletes, despite having to rebuild their team. This season, the boys had a regular season record of 11-3-2, and won their third straight DCIAA championship. “We felt a great amount of pressure coming into this season,...

Wilson football finishes regular season at 8-2

Wilson football finishes regular season at 8-2

Noam Jacobovitz

November 7, 2018

Wilson completed its regular season on Friday with a 27-9 victory at Eastern. The Tigers finished 5-1 in DCIAA play, with their only loss coming against HD Woodson. Wilson secured the second seed in the playoffs, and will face Ballou on Saturday. Tigers star senior wide receiver Quincy Barber tore his ACL in W...

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