Burnsky: Fear the Beard

by Kara Thompson ’20 and Conall Sahler ’20 Last year, Sherwood’s social studies department welcomed a new member to their team: Ryan Burnksy. A Sherwood graduate ‘(05) Burnsky was already familiar with the Sherwood community due to his role as JV boys lacrosse coach. This year, Burnsky is expanding his impact on the school by taking over as the varsity … Read More

English Soccer League Marred by Racist Incidents

by Ryan Duvall ‘21 Over the course of the 2019-2020 international club soccer season, there has been an outbreak of racist incidents. These incidents, typically occurring in Europe, start when fans get upset at players on the team they support or on the opposing team. Something needs to be done, as the continued racist abuse is hurting the legacy of … Read More

Boys’ Basketball to Remain Competitive

by Jackson Hongtong ’21 The boys’ basketball team are expected to do well again this year, following a record of 13-9 last season. The team lost five seniors from last year, including three starters. Sherwood’s younger core, however, has developed to become a cohesive unit, which is what they will need to make a deep run in the playoffs.  “I … Read More

Hockey Team Rebuilds in 2019-2020 Season

by Jonah Sachs ‘20 The Sherwood hockey team, despite what many may believe, is not dead. Heading into the new year with 14 players—four of which attending Sandy Spring Friends School, making Sherwood a combined team—it seems as if the club’s popularity is declining from years prior. Being a core member of the club, though, I can confidently say that … Read More

From High School to Collegiate Level Swimming

by Taylor Wallace ’21 Senior Amanda Wenhold has been swimming competitively since the age of 6. Being the daughter of two elite collegiate athletes, playing a sport was always a definite. Throughout her years as a swimmer Wenhold has achieved numerous successes such as winning the 100-free at Metros Championships in 2018 and the 50-free at the State Championships in … Read More

Indoor Track Races to Start the Season

by Brenna Henderson ‘21 The indoor track and field team will compete against 22 other teams in their county meet on Friday at the PG Sportsplex. Overall, the team expects to perform well; however, with all the strong competition, Sherwood might not place in the top three. “I am hopeful that we will start the season strong and close to … Read More

New Locker Room Policies Are Too Much

by Adam Pfeiffer ‘20 As a result of the infamous hazing incident involving the Damascus JV football team on Halloween 2018, many were expecting MCPS to hand down stricter policies regarding locker room supervision. The county more than delivered, releasing a seven-page guideline for the specific actions coaches and schools must take, and it was implemented beginning with the fall … Read More

The Dolphins’ Failed Tank

by Matt Rosenthal ’22 While their 2-9 record may not be the worst in the NFL, the Miami Dolphins’ roster on paper is hideous. When a team loses on purpose, it is called tanking. If a team outright says that they are tanking, that is illegal. However, a team can say that they are clearing house and restarting. This is … Read More

Possible Bright Spot For Wizards

by Evan Joseph ’23  Rui Hachimura, a  21 year old rookie for the Washington Wizards is making big moves. Recently, he signed an endorsement deal with Jordan brand. Hachimura has plans with Jordan to expand sales throughout Asia. Japan especially has a good connection with Hachimura because he is the first ever Japanese-born player to be drafted in the NBA. … Read More

Why the Houston Astros are the Least Popular Baseball Team 

by Emily Siansky ’22 The Houston Astros have been accused of cheating in the 2017 World Series, after recent reports that they stole signs. This Houston team seems to be a bad example for all major league teams.  Not even a month before the cheating allegations, the Astros fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman after he made inappropriate comments at … Read More