Ocho: Sticks and stones may break your

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Derek Smith, Oracle Staff Writer
January 22, 2015

Imagine a game of lacrosse, with a few simple changes.First, dramatically increase both the size of the field, and the number of players on each team. Second, decrease the size of the ball to roughly that of a walnut, and decrease the goal size from a six feet by six feet square to a four inch by four-inch... Read more »

Nothing to lose except weight

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Stephanie Faragalla & Kristen Falk, Oracle Staff Writers
January 22, 2015

WS wrestlers are dropping weight like it’s hot. Cutting weight is limited to two pounds per week during the season, mandated by the Virginia High School League. Before every match, wrestlers are required to weigh in and if they come in more than two pounds under their previous weight they will be disqualified.... Read more »

Winners train, losers complain

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Katie Bonk, Oracle Staff Writer
January 22, 2015

The school’s elite girls basketball team is at it again, working hard to tear it up on the court this year and hopefully take their skills into the post-season. With daily practices, including Saturday practice, the Lady Spartans have got a lot to look forward to. Games twice a week and tournaments... Read more »

A look back at the Spartans memorable season

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Tom Susa, Managing Editor
December 18, 2014

A season of trouble and triumph, the boys of fall have had an exceptional season. This year’s team came together as one and with the support of Spartan fans was able to complete the season with an outstanding record of nine wins and three losses and the title of conference champions a complete turnaround... Read more »

The Ocho: The G.O.A.T. of all obscure sports

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Johnny Cronin, Oracle Editor
December 18, 2014

Two teams of men on horseback. One headless goat carcass. Buzkashi, or as it is translated, “goat grabbing” or “goat bashing”, is the focus of the newest installment of “The Ocho”. This sport is played between two teams of men on horseback and the objective is to carry the goat around a flag... Read more »

WS basketball preview

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Amanuel Kassahun, Oracle Staff Writer
December 18, 2014

Shoes squeaking, ball bouncing on the gym floor, fans cheering in a packed gym, and rivalries stirring up throughout the conference; it’s that time of the year again The basketball teams are back in season! This year the WS Basketball program is looking to make statements. The boys’ varsity team... Read more »

Do accessories give an advantage?

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Eric Henderson, Entertainment Editor
December 18, 2014

Like the great NFL Legend Deion Sanders said: “If you look good, you feel good, if you feel good, you play good, if you play good, they pay good”. Wearing accessories in high school, college, and professional sports has become a large part of the athlete culture. In all levels of football, accessories... Read more »

Spartan swimming is making waves

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Megan Rice, Oracle Online Editor
December 18, 2014

The Swim and Dive team is gearing up to make a huge splash this season, and it couldn’t come soon enough. Girls and Boys Swim Team members all over WS have started to prepare for the upcoming season and tryouts. They’ve been practicing morning and night with their club teams as tryouts started November... Read more »

Wrestling with finding a dedicated new coach

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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

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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 »

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