Wrestling with finding a dedicated new coach


Tom Otgonbayar, Managing Editor
November 24, 2014

It was a close cut, but we made it. Last year, the WS wrestling team was coached by Mark Weader. He was a well-qualified coach, but after the season ended, he strayed away from the team. Due to the lack of Weader involvement after the season, the team was unable to host a sports banquet and had no communication... Read more »

Spring sports get off to an early start


Kristen Falk, Oracle Staff Writer
November 24, 2014

Baseball, crew, lacrosse; they all have one thing in common: Green days. Student athletes participate in Green Day practices for a number of reasons, one being the building of relationships between coaches and their players and increased team chemistry. “We get an idea of what we have coming up”... Read more »

NBA season tips off with a bang


Derek Smith, Staff Writer
November 24, 2014

Beginning on the 28th of October, the 2014-2015 NBA season is rapidly approaching. Many Spartans look forward to seeing the off-season results and improvements the Washington Wizards, and other teams in the league. Former four-year starting guard for the University of Virginia and WS’ Security Assistant... Read more »

Crew you gonna call at Nationals?


Devon Nelson, Entertainment Editor
November 24, 2014

Pull hard or go home. This past summer, the WS Men’s Crew team did a fantastic job at the United States Club National Championships. One of their boats placed twelfth in time trials, one placed second in time trials, another placed fourth in finals, and one boat even placed third in finals. The competition... Read more »

Football players tackled by injuries


Miguel Terrazas, Sports Editor
November 24, 2014

Football is back and in full swing, but there are some risks when it comes to playing football, and one of them is the player’s health and safety. According to NY Daily news, an average of 12 players die per year, either during a game due to traumatic head injury, or during practice with blistering... Read more »

Spartans honor seniors with 3-0 win


Devon Nelson, Entertainment Editor
October 23, 2014

With their hearts pounding and eyes wide, senior athletes anticipate Senior Night with excitement and nervousness alike. For the seniors who play sports, there is one night during the season that stands out from all the rest: Senior Night. This night is special, because it celebrates all the senior athletes’... Read more »

NFL struggles with increasing domestic violence charges

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Andrew Cooke, Sports Editor
October 23, 2014

With the NFL season half way done, players are getting in trouble for their poor behavior. “It’s a shame; they need help,” said Sports Marketing Teacher Vicki Petitbon. NFL stars like Ray Rice, Greg Hardy, and Ray McDonald have all been involved in the domestic violence scandal. These players have... Read more »

The Ocho: Bo-taoshi


Ryland Mortlock, Manging Edtor
October 23, 2014

The Ocho has found the most violent, obscure sport out there, and possibly the most incredible. Bo-taoshi is best described as a polite mix of capture-the-flag, football, and Kung Fu. The sport’s magnificence is rivaled only by its simplicity. The Japanese Bo-taoshi translates to “pole bring-down”... Read more »

DMV disappoints in MLB Playoffs

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Roderick Wrice, Sports Editor
October 23, 2014

The DMV’s favorite MLB teams, the Washington Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles made it to the 2014 MLB playoffs and fans of both teams were elated. Unfortunately for the Nationals, the team washed out in the first round, despite having clinched a top spot in the playoffs with a record of 96-66, awarding... Read more »

Spartans secure scholarships


Lauren Harvey, Features Editor
October 23, 2014

While all of their friends were toddling around and learning the alphabet, many Spartan athletes were preparing for college. The very competitive process of obtaining sports scholarships is no easy task. Students must meet rigorous academic standards as well as excelling in the sport of choice. Senior... Read more »

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