On Sports: Covid-Ridden College Football Season Is Unrealistic

by Jimmy Yates ‘21 College Football continues to experience a large sum of Covid-related troubles, but conferences still plan to finish the season. The risks and uncertainties of the season were well-known before the season started: players, coaches, and staff would be at risk to contract the virus and miss one or multiple games, but most conferences still decided to … Read More

Sherwood Installs Cameras with Plans To Broadcast Games Online

by Ryan Duvall ‘21 Starting in the spring of the 2020-2021 school year or once MCPS allows school sports to resume, Sherwood will be broadcasting athletic events. After installing a new camera in both the school gym and stadium, Warrior games will be accessible online. The camera, called the Pixellot, is making its way around the sports world. The company … Read More

College Cuts Leave Question Mark for U.S. at Future Olympics

by Colin Horan ‘21 The Olympics. The greatest spectacle of international sport the world has ever seen. Covid-19 may have led to the cancellation of the 2020 Tokyo Summer games, but it has also put the future of many of the United States’ teams at risk. It is breaking news when a college football game is cancelled or a big-name … Read More

NBA Fans Need To Realize What’s Real and What’s Not

by Evan Joseph ’23 Over the last week, the NBA community has been going crazy due to rumors flying everywhere and no one’s name seems safe. Since free agency opened on November 20,  NBA fans are hearing gossip about free agency or possible trades. Hopeful and delusional fans are piling on by creating some blockbuster trades in their minds with … Read More

On Sports: The Undefeated Steelers Should be AFC Favorites

by Jackson Hongtong ’21 Coming into the seventh week of the NFL season, only three teams remained undefeated: the Seattle Seahawks, the Tennessee Titans, and the Pittsburgh Steelers, all with a record of 5-0. The Seattle Seahawks looked like the best team in the NFC, with Russell Wilson putting up MVP performances and the sudden emergence of young receiver DK … Read More

Power Forwards and a Pandemic: Basketball during Covid-19

by Colin Horan ’21 As sports have made their return across the country and globe, there has been one group of athletes that’s been heavily neglected: high school athletes. Professional sports have finished out their seasons, college sports are coming back in waves, yet nearly 40 percent of high school athletes nationally are not playing this fall, with an even … Read More

Club Sports Put Safety First

by Victoria Martinez ’23 At a time when MCPS schools are doing virtual learning and there are no in-person high school sports, club/travel teams have taken on even more significance for many student-athletes. However, with sports categorized as a low, medium, and high risk, these athletes have to decide how comfortable they feel playing sports with the current safety protocols.   … Read More

MCPS Plans for In-Person Sports in the Spring

by Bryan Kim ’23 Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA) has approved a plan for MCPS to play all three sports seasons during the second semester. Each season is planned to be six weeks long. The winter sports season will be from February 1 to March 27, followed by the fall season from March 15 to May 8, and … Read More

On Sports: Playing Baseball with Restrictions Is Way Better than Nothing

by Evan Joseph ’23 Last Spring after the pandemic hit, I got devastating news that my travel baseball season had been cancelled before it even started. I had been training harder than ever all winter for the upcoming spring season following an injury that limited my last Fall travel season. I spent months without baseball, stuck at home like the … Read More

On Sports: James Has Caught Up with Jordan

by Graham Skinker ’21 NBA superstar Lebron James captured his fourth NBA title Sunday October 11. After seventeen years, three different teams, ten finals appearances and four rings, now seems as good a time as any to re-evaluate the NBA’s age old question. Who is the greatest basketball player of all time?  It is the belief of many passionate basketball … Read More