Girl’s Soccer Team Stayed Connected during Virtual Sports

by Sydney Wiser ‘23 The highlight of many student athletes’ school year is their season but with the Covid-19 pandemic, an in person season isn’t possible. So how can these athletes still get to enjoy the sport they love with their school teammates? Using Zoom, MCPS created a five-week virtual sport option as a means for connecting players and coaches, … Read More

On Sports: Dwayne Haskins Got Benched, Now What?

by Matt Rosenthal ‘22 The Washington Football Teams’ quarterback play over the last few seasons has been deprived of a star. Since 2000 Washington has started 22 different QBs. Seven of those started under former Head Coach Jay Gruden. After finishing 7-9 in 2018, The Football Team landed the 15th overall pick. Washington proceeded to select Ohio State gunslinger Dwayne … Read More

Who the Remaining Four Teams Should Want to Play in WS

by Aaron Jaffe ’21 The race through October is well underway. This MLB season was played over 60 games instead of the prototypical 162 game sleight. Due to COVID-19, fans were not allowed in stadiums from opening day through the first two rounds of the playoffs. The MLB is currently using two neutral host sites for the LCS, Petco Park … Read More

Glamor Takes on Grit in Lakers/Heat Finals

by Aaron Jaffe ´21 After five months of play, four months of hiatus and two months of bubble basketball, the 2020 NBA Finals finally have arrived. The bubble has created a safe space for shockingly entertaining basketball. With only virtual fans and a few family members added in the later rounds, the playoff basketball atmosphere nevertheless hasn’t exactly been missing … Read More

PE Staff Strives to Motivate Through Virtual Learning

by Jackson Hongtong ‘21 As the new school year with virtual learning continues, teachers have to engage their students in ways they never have before, making people wonder how some subjects will be taught considering they can not be in the physical classroom. One of those subjects that raises these curiosities is physical education (PE), and how those teachers can … Read More

On Sports: New Professional Softball League Is Like No Other

by Emily Siansky ‘22 For the past 16 years, the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) has been the only outlet for professional softball players to play competitively. Earlier this year, it was announced that there would be a new pro league, Athletes Unlimited (AU). AU is not a typical league, though. There are no set teams, so a new draft happens … Read More

NFL Hopes to Tackle Covid-19 in Upcoming Season

by Colin Horan ’21 On September 10, the National Football League kicked off its 101st season, with the 34-20 win by the reigning champions Kansas City Chiefs over the Houston Texans, and the first one played in a worldwide pandemic. The NFL is the last of America’s major four sports to return, but was the only one to not have … Read More

Topgolf Offers Fun and Safe Place for Friends and Families

by Marissa Harris ‘22 As an athlete, one of the most disappointing things of the pandemic has been the limitation on sports. With all school sports virtual in MCPS, many students are having trouble finding safe physical activities. However, Topgolf, located off of I-270 in Germantown is a great option for people of all ages.  Topgolf has made sure that … Read More

On Sports: Struggling Nationals Should Turn Focus to 2021

by Graham Skinker ‘21 The Washington Nationals have struggled mightily throughout the 2020 season coming off their World Series Championship in 2019. Currently in last place in the NL East with a record of 17-28, the Nationals playoff hopes are all but gone. This, however, shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone as teams often have a difficult time managing … Read More