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Managing time and a team

Managing time and a team

February 19, 2016

The cold never bothered them anyway

Daniel Bishop, Oracle Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

Filed under Sports

From shivering cold practices to cozy indoor meets, track is always running. Last year, winter track endured the freezing weather that hit the DMV area. According to senior Captain Andrew Lackey, they had a couple days of subzero...

Who runs the World? Girls!

Marie Laverdiere, Business Editor

February 19, 2016

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Puberty is a word that school children dread because it brings scary changes and uncertainty; but Girls on the Run is a program that helps girls survive it. For young girls, the greatest challenges growing up include loss of...

The Ocho:Pumpkin Kayaking

The Ocho:Pumpkin Kayaking

February 19, 2016

Spartans splash into another season

Isabella Nacarrato, Oracle Staff Writer

February 19, 2016

Filed under Sports

Calling all swimmers to the pool! Take your mark—Beep! Winter swim has officially begun and Spartan swimmers couldn’t be more excited. A majority of the team has been preparing for the upcoming season by participating in...

Baker becomes skipper; Nationals fire Williams

Austin McHale, Oracle Online Editor

December 3, 2015

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When one of your players hits over 40 homeruns and bats at .330, you’d think that a spot in the postseason is guaranteed, especially in one of the weakest divisions in Major League Baseball. Unfortunately for Bryce Harper and...

Friday night lights still hold the memory of Number 58

Caroline Wittich, Sports Editor

December 3, 2015

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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, 2015

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, 2011

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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, 2011

Filed under Sports

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...

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