Spring Sports Preview

Boys Lacrosse by Thomas Fenner ‘24 Coming off a dominant 16-2 overall record last year, the Warriors look to build off their first-ever state championship appearance in which they lost 16-6 against Broadneck. Boys lacrosse returns all but six players from last year’s roster as they move from 4A to 3A this season. “We expect even more from returning starters … Read More

Swim and Dive Finishes Season in Impressive Fashion

by Hannah Mushahwar ‘24 Sherwood swim and dive has left an incredible mark on the pool this season. With dedication, teamwork, and a commitment to excellence, the team has not only achieved remarkable individual accomplishments but have also solidified their reputation as a powerhouse after its influx of swimmers this season. The season kicked off with a wave of enthusiasm … Read More

Perspective: NBA Should Move to a 64-Game Season

by Noah Bair ‘24 There is no doubt that in today’s NBA, team defense and individual player effort are at an all-time low. Since the 2011-12 season, average points scored in a game has gone up by 40, the highest 12 year jump in the league’s history. Players simply don’t care enough to play defense and put the effort in … Read More

Have Varsity Sports Become a Year-Long Commitment?

by Dylan Sondike ‘24 A number of varsity sports at Sherwood and across MCPS have become a nearly year-round commitment for players on the teams. From offseason conditioning to summer leagues, varsity coaches use a variety of ways to prepare players for their seasons. Although such opportunities are technically voluntary, it is increasingly the norm that students who are on … Read More

Wrestling Looks to Build On Success at Recent Meets

by Thomas Fenner ‘24 Varsity wrestling opened the season with a 4-2 start despite facing tough competition early on. The team finished 8-1 at the Rockville Duals event, held January 5-6, and battled their way to a championship appearance, falling to Chesapeake 36-33. Other quality teams at the Rockville Duels included Churchill and Northwest. “Rockville Duals was a big test … Read More

New Leaders Emerge for Boys Basketball

by Dylan Sondike ‘24 Through 11 games, the Warriors have impressed with a 9-2 record. With narrow losses to only Richard Montgomery and Paint Branch, the Warriors have played efficient basketball this season. Last year, the coaches prioritized defense and once again these ideas have played a key role in their success. “Everyone knows, defense wins championships. We put a … Read More

Swim and Dive Balances Huge Team with Focus on Getting Results

by Hannah Mushahwar ‘24 Sherwood Swim and Dive witnessed incredible wins in the previous 2022-23 season, placing 9th at states and with a number of swimmers breaking personal records. Coming off of last season’s progress, the 2023-24 team has significantly larger numbers of swimmers, growing from 68 to a striking 93 members. Coach Ryan Burnsky’s decision to keep such a … Read More

Girls Basketball Winning Despite Changes

by Thomas Fenner ‘24 Despite enduring changes to the coaching staff and switching divisions, girls basketball has begun the season with an impressive 8-2 record. The Warriors suffered their only two losses in the opening game against Whitman on December 5 by a score of 53-31, and fell to Damascus in a tight 30-23 finish on December 13. Since then, … Read More

Indoor Track Overcomes Many Meet Cancellations

by Liam Trump ’24 To start the track and field season, the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, where the majority of indoor meets are held, announced its temporary closure due to renovations. The original calendar had four MCPS meets held at the PG Complex, in addition to the season including two invitationals: The Dickinson College Holiday Invite and The … Read More