New coaches, new outlook

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Maggie Snow, Staff Writer
October 6, 2014

Both the field hockey and cheerleading teams have welcomed new head coaches to lead the Varsity girls this year. After playing as a goalie for UVA and serving for five years as the assistant coach here at WS, math teacher Tina Nham was well-prepared to start this year as the head coach for Varsity field... Read more »

Cross Country starts their run to States

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Kiera Bothwell, Oracle Online Editor
October 6, 2014

With fall just around the corner, Cross Country runners are gearing up to a promising season with their eyes on the prize. Cross Country is the only fall sport that focuses on long distance running. A regular Cross Country race is a distance of five kilometers or roughly three miles. Just like any other... Read more »

Teacher-coaches tackle 2 jobs at once

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Devon Nelson, Entertainment Editor
October 6, 2014

Whether grading papers for students, or planning the next starting lineup, teacher-coaches do it all. Recently, boys lacrosse coach Ryan Richardson became a history teacher here at WS. He is taking on the daunting tasks of being a teacher-coach. However, having previous experience at Centreville, he... Read more »

Ice and field hockey make a new friend

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Miguel Terrazas, Sports Editor
October 6, 2014

The list of obscure sports in the world is extensive, including such greats as Camel Wrestling, Quidditch, and even wife carrying. However, one sport rises above them all: Underwater Hockey. The rules are as simple as they can be. Basically, it’s like hockey underwater, except for the fact that its... Read more »

Football, every guy’s fantasy

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Andrew Cooke, Sports Editor
September 30, 2014

There are millions of people who play fantasy football, but they are not as competitive as the students at WS. There is a lot of competition at WS when it comes to sports, clubs, or even academics. But none are as competitive as our fantasy football geniuses. Fantasy football doesn’t always revolve... Read more »

Coaching carousel affects tennis team’s chemistry

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Stephanie Faragalla, Oracle Staff Writer
September 30, 2014

Coach Ladson, Coach Baird, Coach Ynson, Coach Bailey; after four coaches in two years, members of the girls tennis team just want some consistency in their lives. Coach Ladson began as the coach of the girl’s tennis team the spring of 2013. Midway through the season, he was replaced by Coach Ynson... Read more »

Vineyard Vines plays preppy

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Pablo Suarez, Online Editor
June 9, 2014

Sports provide a unique outlet for athletes to express their creativity and physical capabilities, and the reasons for which they are special are because they all are different and require certain skills to succeed. Mainstream sports are forgiving to the common man because they are able to appeal to... Read more »

Spartan girls lacrosse puts the ‘lax’ in relax

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Caroline Alcorta, Forum Editor
June 9, 2014

Girls Lacrosse showed some domination at Disney over spring break, going undefeated in all three of their games at the Disney Spring Training Tournament. The Lady Spartans have traveled down to Florida to compete in the tourney for the last two years, and this year they came in hoping to improve their... Read more »

Personal Fitness 3 builds strength

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Dominic Adase, Sports Editor
June 9, 2014

WS is offering a new class next year in the form of Personal Fitness 3, but it probably isn’t what you’d think. Personal Fitness 1 and 2 are weight lifting classes, with personal fitness 2 being harder and more advanced than PF 1. One would expect that PF3 would be a harder lifting class, but it’s... Read more »

Stanley Cup heats up

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Will Ours, Business Editor
June 9, 2014

Sixteen teams are determined to win through valiant effort, determination, and belief in themselves and each other. The Stanley Cup playoffs are one of a kind, and this year has panned out to be one of the most exciting. From fights, hitting, and scoring, the Stanley Cup playoffs has increased in popularity... Read more »

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