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Fantasy Football keeps fans interested in the NFL

Lee Gleason, Blue Sports Editor

November 29

Filed under Sports

America’s Favorite Fantasy. Fantasy Football, for those that don’t know, is a virtual sports competition where people manage professional football players against one another. In the virtual Fantasy Football experienc...

The ultimate American tradition

Austin Kaminski, Orange Sports Editor

November 29

Filed under Sports

Here in America, we love two things: food and football. Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to combine these two great things into an American tradition unlike any other: The Turkey Bowl. Thanksgiving was created to celebrate...

Coaching connection

Nicole Brigham, Staff Writer

November 5

Filed under Sports

Vicki Petitbon-Kelley, this year’s new Sports and Entertainment Marketing teacher, was a prime candidate for the job because of her unique background growing up in a sports dominated world. She is the daughter of a former...

Savoia joins SWAGner lacrosse

Thomas Ariale, Editor

November 5

Filed under Sports

It is what most student athletes dream of accomplishing, taking their game to the next level of play, to play in Division 1 Athletics. WS has a history of producing star athletes that go on to play at the college level, and...

New trainers fit right in to athletic community: Stanford and Scarbeau display their love for their jobs day in and day out

Kyle Rushton, Staff Writer

November 5

Filed under Sports

Being in charge of a jam-packed room filled with sweaty athletes and their painful injuries keeps these new athletic trainers very busy. Despite a sad farewell to last year’s athletic trainers, Courtney Fauquet and Kemba...

Just like a wavin’ flag

Nisreen Sumrean, Blue Features Editor

November 5

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Sports teams are an important part of any high school; when a team does well, the school rallies behind and supports them. However, one team that is not recognized enough is the color guard. This activity originally started...

Headaches over concussions

Lisa Williams, Editor

October 26

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A simple hit in the head may not sound bad, but for a student-athlete, such an injury can be devastating. Athletes who have suffered concussions would agree that the ailment is frustrating, leaving them disoriented, dizzy, an...

Battle commits to Georgetown

Austin Kaminski, Orange Sports Editor

October 26

Filed under Sports

For most high school students, the college application process is a long and tedious one. Students will join random clubs and honor societies that they hope will help them be noticed by colleges. This process was a bit different...

Ladies take the field

Amanda Pearson, Orange Scoop Editor

October 22

Filed under Sports

Pay back is amazing when you’re a senior. Homecoming 2010 was swept by the seniors, winning the float contest and beating the juniors in the Powder Puff game on Wednesday night. Everyone looks forward to the Powder Puff g...

The next big thing around DC

Danielle Mazzuchi, Orange Scoop Editor

October 22

Filed under Sports

The most talked about male athlete since Lebron James and considered by many to be the greatest batting prospect ever, seventeen year old Bryce Harper has begun to make a name for himself in the MLB. Hailing from Las Vegas, Ne...

Everybody do the John Wall: Kentucky phenom has Wizards fans moving forward

Nicole Brigham, Staff Writer

October 22

Filed under Sports

What happens when the Wizards hit a wall? They call Wall. The six foot four, 195 pound basketball super star was drafted first overall by the Wizards this year. Although a gifted athlete, school did not come as easy for John Wall. He...

New coach, new year, new expectations

Lee Gleason, Blue Sports Editor

October 12

Filed under Sports

The retirement of long time head boys’ basketball coach Dick Wickline made way for a new era beginning this winter. The newly hired head coach, Jason Eldredge, brings a fire and passion for the game of basketball that has...

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