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Friday night lights still hold the memory of Number 58

Caroline Wittich, Sports Editor

December 3

Filed under Sports

Every Friday before a home football game, the team members touch the “58” rock and are reminded of the struggles a former Spartan went through. Jordan Trunfio played football here at WS and struggled with brain cancer until...

Spartan says soccer is his goal this spring

Madison Edwards, Oracle Staff Writer

December 3

Filed under Sports

Around here, it is strongly believed everyone should have a chance to do something they want to do. There are plenty of clubs and organizations that every student is eligible to join. But until recently, high school sports were...

Teen Center prepares kids for sports season

Jimmy McMahon, Sports Editor

June 1

Filed under Sports

With basketball coming to a close, many local basketball players are looking for a decent court to play on. Luckily for them, nearby Washington Irving Middle School provides that court through their Teen Center program. Teen...

Gorham gets in the game

Maria Suri, Oracle Online Assistant

June 1

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When students go to sporting events, they expect to see the excited crowds, pumped athletes, stressed coaches and, of course, the photographers. Senior Emily Gorham is one of these Spartan photographers. Gorham first started...

Stormy weather plagues spring sports season

Jimmy McMahon, Sports Editor

May 26

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As spring sports come to a close, I can’t help but notice a striking similarity between the 2011 season and the past several years. After months of indoor sports such as track and basketball, WS athletes look forward to enjoy...

Weightlifters hike White Oak

Jimmy McMahon, Sports Editor

May 26

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From class time workouts to Firebreather competitions, this year’s weight room activity can only be described as one thing: people picking things up and putting them down. What better way to end a year of intense non-stop work...

West End Rugby deserves more recognition

Julie Parisi, Oracle Editor

May 11

Filed under Sports

Baseball was not the only local team to win a state championship last year; West End Rugby is the defending 2010 Division 1 Virginia High School State Champion. In front of about 300 spectators at the T.C. Williams turf field,...

Reunited and it feels so good.

Lee Gleason, Sports Editor

May 11

Filed under Sports

Reunited and it feels so good. Senior captains Paige Bable and Danielle O’Brien  of the Varsity girls soccer team have been playing high school soccer together for the past four years. What makes this tandum different...

Athletes’ work halted by unexpected accidents on field

Nora Osei, Viewpoint Editor

May 11

Filed under Sports

Sports are always fun..until you get hurt. Many high school students play a sport either for the competitiveness of their school team, or for their club team just for fun. Through this they improve their fitness level, make...

Spartans prepare for success

Allie Collela, Forum Editor

May 11

Filed under Sports

Although officially the Spartan Boys Basketball season is complete, the team’s work is far from over. Coach Jason Eldridge, who joined the basketball program at the beginning of this year, began offseason training on March...

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