Breakout Star Leading Sherwood to New Heights

by Frank Platko ’18 Sherwood kicked off their season at home on December 6, defeating local rival Good Counsel by a score of 65-44. The two teams were locked in a defensive struggle for much of the game, and at halftime the Warriors clung to a 20-14 lead. But from that point on, the game belonged to junior guard Davis … Read More

Public School Basketball Loses Before Season Even Has Begun

by Lexi Matthews ‘18 With their season opener quickly approaching, both familiar faces and rising stars of boys’ basketball have spent the past month doing what they’ve always done before game day: running drills and practicing hard. However, a noticeable absence could be felt on the court in the midst of all the familiarity; former star guard/forward Kamari Williams started … Read More

MCPS Halts Funding for Turf Fields

by Matthew Post ‘18 In early November, Superintendent Smith released his recommended Capital Improvements Plan for MCPS in 2018. Notably excluded from the 317-page budget were the words “turf field.” This snub may come as a surprise to those who followed the early deliberations on the county’s Capital Improvements Plan (CIP) process in 2015. Then Board of Education President Patricia … Read More

Girls’ Swim Team Prepares to Defend State and Metros Title

by Emma Shuster ‘18 After winning the Maryland Swimming and Diving State Championships and the Washington Metropolitan Swimming and Diving Championships last year, the girls’ swim team looks for a repeat performance this year. In order to do so, the team will have to overcome the loss of graduated seniors Morgan Hill and Margarita Ryan. Now swimming at the University … Read More

Gender Bias in General P.E. Is Unfair and Hurtful

by Colleen Yates ’18 “Girls over here, guys on the other side.” This sentence is used almost every time a teacher picks teams in a general P.E. class. The need for equal and fair teams is understandable; However, the blind assumption that most girls are not as capable of catching, throwing, passing, or shooting is an extremely sexist generalization that … Read More

Josh Seils Proves That Hard Work Pays Off

by Connor Brady ‘17 Every athlete will say that greatness derives from a lot of effort and dedication. Senior pitcher and infielder Josh Seils is a baseball player who went above and beyond to make sure he secured a spot next year on the roster of the Towson baseball team. To be a college athlete, one must put in hours … Read More

Undefeated Warriors Tackle Their Way to States

by Alex Le ‘17 Going into the fourth quarter, down 10-7, the Warriors found themselves in an unfamiliar position. With BCC dominating the time of possession, the referees throwing flags against the Warriors seemingly every other play, and the Sherwood offense struggling to convert on third down, things seemed bleak. With state championship aspirations, a loss in the first game … Read More

Girls Tee Off for the Co-ed Golf Team

by Nicole Reich ‘17 Sherwood golf was separated into a boys’ fall season and girls’ spring season until 2013, when MCPS decided that the two separate teams would join into one fall co-ed team. Senior Caitlin Deerin was the first girl to join the co-ed team during her freshman year. Since then, the team has added more female golfers. Currently … Read More

Boys’ Soccer Pressuring Opponents

by Noah Rosendorf ‘17 After a disappointing season last year, the boys’ varsity soccer team has found their footing this fall and is currently 5-6. Much of the Warriors’ success can be credited to their defensive pressure on the field. “Our success this season depends on how well we put pressure on the ball. If we pressure the ball correctly, … Read More

Girls’ Soccer Turns Their Season Around

by Natalie Murray ‘18 The stadium clock buzzed as the game came to end, and the Warriors walked off the field dejectedly, heads hung in disappointment. After half-heartedly congratulating their opponent, the girls sat in the far corner of the field and discussed their loss. This sequence of events was the norm for the girls’ varsity soccer team in the … Read More