Where the Remaining Free Agents Should Go

by Matt Rosenthal ’22 While the bulk of NFL free agency is over, there are still some quality players available. Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was released over a month ago and has yet to be signed. Jameis Winston was replaced by Tom Brady in Tampa Bay and has remained unsigned. Jadeveon Clowney had an okay season with the Seahawks, but … Read More

2020 Nationals Season Preview: How Covid-19 May Benefit Team

by Graham Skinker ‘21 The Washington Nationals 2019 season was one for the history books. The team at one point in June was 19-31, 12 games under .500, and managed to claw all the way back and earn a wildcard spot. The Nationals went on to win the wildcard game, and then just kept on winning, battling back from deficits … Read More

NFL Offseason Provides Needed Distraction for Sports Fans

by Colin Horan ’21 On March 18, the NFL began its new league year, and with it has come another exciting free agency, a landmark new deal, and first-time changes to draft amidst the Coronavirus outbreak. So far, the league has spent over 2.3 billion dollars, a $500-million decrease from last year. Cornerbacks commanded this year’s market, bringing in $300 … Read More

Which Professional U.S. Sport Will Return First?

by Ryan Duvall ’21 About three weeks ago the Covid-19 pandemic that had been tearing the world apart made its way to America. The respiratory illness made instant changes to our daily lives, shutting down businesses, schools, and sports. And now, at the beginning of April, the country could be headed towards a national lockdown, leaving sports enthusiasts throughout America wondering … Read More

MCPS seeks to Change Freshmen Eligibility Requirements

By Colin Horan ‘21 MCPS Board of Education committee met on February 18 to discuss whether to remove the grade requirements for freshmen to participate in sports. The proposal is mainly intended for sports, but would be extended to after school activities as well. The county’s basis behind the proposal was to allow for more consistency with sports seasons regardless … Read More

Sherwood Wrestling Remains Competitive in Gap Year

by Aaron Jaffe ’21 Coming into this season, Sherwood was already at a disadvantage. The Warriors only retained five starting wrestlers (out of the 14 spots needed), making almost two-thirds of the roster open season for 2020.  “I knew we were going to have some growing pains as guys got more experienced,” said senior captain Adam Pfeiffer.  Led by coach … Read More

Limited Options for Pole Vaulters in MCPS

By: Marissa Harris ‘22 Coaches and members of the Sherwood track team have been anticipating a pole vault center at the school, but the construction has been put on hold indefinitely as a result of issues with resources. As a result, the Eastern part of the country will continue to not have a single pole-vault center.  This development means that … Read More

Two Sherwood Students Race to State Meet

Brenna Henderson ‘21 The 4A West Indoor Regional Championships took place on Thursday, February 6, at the Baltimore Armory. With an unusual surface choice of the track and a highly competitive field, Sherwood raced well but still placed 13th and 14th out of 16 teams for the boys and girls, respectively. Senior Sean Enright and sophomore Katie Kaneko both placed … Read More

Boys’ Basketball Falls Short in Second Round

By: Jackson Hongtong 21’ The boys basketball team’s season came to an end on Tuesday, March 3, in a 72-62 loss to Springbrook, a team that has only lost two games this season and should be considered contenders for the championship.  Sherwood came off of a win in an overtime thriller against Kennedy, 78-77 in the first round of the … Read More

Female Firsts in Major League Sports

by Emily Siansky ‘22 Alyssa Nakken and Katie Sowers have made history: set a “first” in their respective sport. Nakken has been hired as the first full-time female coach in MLB history with the San Francisco Giants. Sowers will be the first female and openly gay coach in Super Bowl history. Ironically, Sowers coaches for the 49ers, another San Francisco-based … Read More