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New sports infiltrate Wilson

New sports infiltrate Wilson

Sam Alswang, Eliana Rosenthal, and Evan Vieth

October 8, 2018

Badminton by Sam Alswang As the football, soccer, and field hockey seasons are in full swing, it is important to remember that there is also always the option of joining Wilson High School’s badminton club. The club was started this year and is hoping to gain varsity sport status. But don’t take...

Juniors claim victory in Powderpuff

Juniors claim victory in Powderpuff

Oliver Walke

October 8, 2018

The class of 2019 were feeling confident and well-prepared for this spirit week’s powderpuff game. After last year’s disappointing tie, they were determined to one-up their previous performance. With most of the school watching from the bleachers, ‘19 started the game with the ball. The senior...

Tigers dominate Eastern 47-13 in homecoming game

Tigers dominate Eastern 47-13 in homecoming game

Noam Jacobovitz

October 8, 2018

Twenty-one seconds in. The Wilson sideline roars. Senior Quincy Barber, after snaking around the field to avoid being tackled, steps into the end zone. Barber puts Wilson up 7-0 after taking the opening kickoff 87 yards to the house. On the next possession, Eastern is forced to punt. After Wilson...

Goals scored, barriers broken: the universal language of soccer

Goals scored, barriers broken: the universal language of soccer

Elior Waskow

October 8, 2018

Before my trip to Uganda this past summer, the last time I had played organized soccer was five years ago. I knew from people who had traveled there before that the Jewish community I was teaching for a month would be obsessed with the sport, so I bought two soccer balls in the U.S. and brought them...

Mitchell twins declare recruitment “shut down” after Maryland visit

Mitchell twins declare recruitment “shut down” after Maryland visit

Noam Jacobovitz

October 8, 2018

“It is the best choice of our career,” said senior Makhi Mitchell about his and his brother Makhel’s verbal commitment to play basketball at Maryland, a school they had been in contact with since eighth grade. “The team [members] made us feel comfortable like we’re home already,” says Makhel af...

Wilson frisbee’s ultimate expansion

Wilson frisbee’s ultimate expansion

Ethan Fingerhut

October 8, 2018

A coach, 10 guys, and a couple of discs made up the entire Wilson ultimate frisbee team in its inaugural 2012 season. However, just six short years later, the program is coming off their best season ever with the boys team being ranked 11th in the country and the establishment of an up-and-coming all-girls t...

Wilson cross country: climbing despite injuries

Wilson cross country: climbing despite injuries

Ethan Leifman

October 8, 2018

The Wilson cross country teams boasted impressive records last year, with Wilson runners finishing in top spots across the board in multiple race divisions. Though they have lost crucial seniors, the now-juniors look to fill the hole left by the talented graduates. “I think our team is going to explode...

AOTM: Bella Lujan

AOTM: Bella Lujan

Noah Gross

October 5, 2018

The Wilson girls soccer team is off to a tremendous start with an 8-2 record. This success is largely due to their brick wall of a goalkeeper, senior Bella “The Tank” Lujan, who has let in an average of just .9 goals per game. As goalie, Lujan is not only responsible for diving saves and 50-yard...

Wilson chess star captures DC crown

Wilson chess star captures DC crown

Noah Gross

October 5, 2018

Just three years ago, senior Adam Friedman found himself scrolling through chess.com, looking to kill some time. Now, he is the best high school player in Washington, DC. Friedman had been playing chess for 10 years before he stumbled across this fantastic website. “At the press of the button you...

Wilson beats Carroll 30-26

Wilson beats Carroll 30-26

Noam Jacobovitz

September 18, 2018

The Wilson football team beat Archbishop Carroll 30-26 Saturday at RFK Stadium in the Events DC Kickoff Classic. The Tigers are now 3-1 this season, which is a “huge improvement from last year,” quarterback Malakai Anthony says. Archbishop Carroll, a member of the famed Washington Catholic At...

Mystics end memorable season with loss in Finals

Mystics end memorable season with loss in Finals

Asher Friedman-Rosen

September 14, 2018

The Washington Mystics became the second DC team to make their respective finals this summer. Led by Elena Delle Donne, the Mystics defeated the Los Angeles Sparks and WNBA superstar, Candace Parker, in Round 2 of the playoffs in a single elimination game. In the Conference Finals, the Mystics and...

Wilson volleyball struggles with Sidwell

Wilson volleyball struggles with Sidwell

Ethan Leifman

September 14, 2018

Sidwell volleyball beat Wilson in an impressive match. While Wilson put up a valiant fight, they unfortunately still lost all 3 games. Sidwell was dominant from the start and seemed to quickly foil all of Wilson’s comeback plans. With the score 24-21, Junior Lyric Snowdon had an amazing spike to bring...

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