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Who’s in those shoes? Chad Rockingham

Who’s in those shoes? Chad Rockingham

Noah Gross

March 31, 2019

A typical pregame football routine might include stretching, hype music, a last-minute film review, a special meal, or a senseless superstition. For junior defensive back and wide receiver Chad Rockingham, preparation for an upcoming game includes one extra procedure: deciding which shoes to flex. There...

Krispy Kash: Making dough from donuts

Krispy Kash: Making dough from donuts

Margaret Heffernan, Ethan Leifman

March 31, 2019

As players on Wilson’s ultimate frisbee team, we have heard numerous times that we aren’t a real sport. Despite being a nationally ranked program, we longed to achieve the true marker of a Wilson sports team: fundraising with Krispy Kreme donuts. At 7 a.m. on January 29, Margaret picked up 70 boxes...

#RUNTHISTOWN follows Wilson basketball’s rise

#RUNTHISTOWN follows Wilson basketball's rise

Alex Cirino

March 31, 2019

The boys varsity basketball team is coming off one of its best seasons yet, playing among the top teams in the country and making it to both the DCIAA and DCSAA championship games. Their performances on the court made this season unforgettable. Now, there’s a way to relive their action-packed season....

Beyond the track: what it takes to be a Wilson runner

Beyond the track: what it takes to be a Wilson runner

Anna Dueholm

March 4, 2019

Track is a sport where people just run around a track, right? Not really. There is much more to the sport than meets the eye. What most people don’t see is all of the hard work that goes on behind the scenes. The realities of Wilson’s track and field team include rigorous weightlifting and swimming,...

New year, new Nadira Ricks

Anna Arnsberger

March 4, 2019

When I met with Nadira Ricks, she had just returned from the DCIAA National Girls and Women in Sports Day luncheon. This is just one of the many opportunities she is able to be a part of in her new role as athletic and Title IX coordinator. Now over halfway through the school year, Ricks is adjusting...

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...

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