2021 NFL First Round Mock Draft

by Aaron Jaffe ’21 Following Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tom Brady’s dominating 7th Super Bowl win over the Kansas City Chiefs and an highly eventful free agency period, the final stage of the offseason is upon us. The NFL draft is the most influential event for every franchise. You can make a pick that elevates your franchise into Super Bowl … Read More

Staff Predictions: After So Many Upsets, Title is There for Overall #1 Seed

Gonzaga Finishes Undefeated by Ryan Duvall ’21 The first matchup between Houston and Oregon State is an interesting one. Houston is a great defensive team that relies on the scoring of former five-star Quentin Grimes to win games. However, to win this one and advance to the Final Four, the Cougars will need to shut down the Beavers standout player, … Read More

On Sports: Houston Sports Tumble from Glory

by Matt Rosenthal ‘22 August 28, 2017, Hurricane Harvey hits the city of Houston, Texas. The storm causes roughly $41 billion in damage to the state, but something else in Houston was damaged, though it would take years to realize it. The city’s three main sports teams were about to go into nosedive from which they haven’t recovered.   After years … Read More

Debunking Fitness Myths You Have Probably Practiced

by Lucy Sokol ‘21 School sports are back as many athletes feel unprepared for their athletic seasons due to cancelations and/or personal discomfort with private training, preseason conditioning, and club organizations during a global pandemic. With many athletes trying their best to obtain their optimal performance with less practice time, student athletes may resort to fitness and nutrition myths. From … Read More

‘Canceled’ Special Report: Struggle for Consistency in Sports

by Colin Horan ‘21 It now comes with the job description that every aspect of the lives of modern-day athletes, coaches, and executives is watched under a microscope. Now more so than ever, not only are they expected to be flawless in performance in their respective sports, but also in the social aspects of their lives. As “cancel culture” – … Read More

Lebron Sets New Standard for Social Activism

by Evan Joseph ‘23 Lebron James has gotten a lot of attention off the court in the past year by becoming vocal about his political opinions and because of his creation and involvement with  the ¨More than a Vote¨ organization.  Many believe that athletes should not be involved in social activism.  Opponents often believe that athletes don’t know enough to … Read More

A Month to Celebrate Women, and the NCAA Messed It Up!

by Lizzy Hermosilla ‘23 Every college basketball fan knows what time of year it is, and that’s March Madness. Sports fanatics and gamblers diligently watch this NCAA tournament hoping their bracket is that one in a million. March not only means March Madness for sports fans, but it also means Women’s History Month. The Women’s NCAA March Madness tournament is … Read More

On Sports: Nationals Look Like a New Team

by Dylan Sondike ‘24 As baseball season approaches, the Washington Nationals are ready to bounce back from a rough shortened season in which they went 26-34. Due to other teams in the National League East making major moves, many now believe that the NL East is the toughest division in the MLB. But the Nationals did the most to improve, … Read More

Md Bill Would Allow College Athletes To Profit from Endorsements

by Jaxon Lust ‘23 College athletes could be allowed to profit off their name and image, and could be better protected under a bill that passed through the Maryland House of Delegates in the beginning of March. The bill, called the Jordan McNair Safe and Fair Play Act, looks to provide student-athletes with better protection from tragedies and allow them … Read More

March Madness Picks

Click on the staff writer’s name to view their bracket, if you’re using an MCPS account, click the link below their name. Colin Horan ’21 Click here if using an MCPS account West: #1 Gonzaga and #2 Iowa Gonzaga and Iowa are simply just two of the best teams in the nation, and will ride their superior talent to the … Read More