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Apr 08 2018

Wizards advance to playoffs for second year in a row

On Mar. 31 the Washington Wizards clinched the playoffs after a victory over the Charlotte Hornets. This is the second playoff berth in a row for the Wizards and their 4th playoff season over the past five years. Despite the Wizards making the playoffs most years, many students are still very excited. “It’s good to …

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Mar 08 2018

Wrestling continues long running tradition of dyeing hair for team spirit

With the wrestling season coming to an end, the lettermen wrestlers participate in the annual tradition of dyeing their hair blonde. The origin of this tradition is unknown, but it always happens right before the district tournament to represent team unity. “It’s just this sense of community,” junior and varsity wrestler Ryan Therkorn said. “Most …

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Mar 08 2018

Tennis program still without JV

Every year, the spring sports season brings the same teams back into their respective roles. Tennis, on the other hand has come across some difficulties with their teams due to limitations in budget. These limitations mean that tennis does not have a JV team when in previous years, that was an option. “I would love …

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Mar 08 2018

Pyeongchang Olympics intrigues community

The 2018 Winter Olympics took place in Pyeongchang, South Korea from Feb. 7 to Feb. 25. Over 90 countries brought their teams to the Olympics this year to compete in the 15 different events.                        Senior Brady La Rue said he keeps up with ice …

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Feb 13 2018

Eagles and Patriots face off in Super Bowl LII

The Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots will face off at Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4. The two teams played each other in the championship in 2004, which resulted in a 24-21 Patriots victory. “The Patriots are the best dynasty in the league,” freshman Shaurya Bedi said. “They’re the best in any sport.” Senior …

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Feb 13 2018

Dance team no funds

Not fitting into the specific description for a sport or a club, dance team members have expressed the struggles they face with assimilating into the school. Despite their lack of a set niche, the team has made it to the Nationals level, and will be traveling to Orlando  this upcoming February. “This is very exciting …

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Feb 13 2018

Gymnastics hires Borello as new assistant

Varsity cheer head coach Dom Borello is now joining the gymnastics team as assistant coach to varsity team head coach Christie McCormick. Borello has been coaching cheer and gymnastics since 1999 and was able to lead the cheer team to their first conference championship. Director of student activities Joe Swarm said Borello’s past experience will …

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Feb 13 2018

Swim and dive: together but equal

Despite their inherent differences, swim & dive compete and practice together. The combined practices strengthen the bond between the teams. “I really love the communal environment and how the whole team is like one big family,” junior and swimmer Gabriela Stapleton said. On Thursday nights, both teams have a pasta party before competing in meets …

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Jan 24 2018

Boys freshman basketball finds success through togetherness

The freshman boys basketball team defeated the Edison Eagles 55 to 46 on Thursday, Jan. 18 in a team effort filled with ball-movement, unselfishness and enthusiasm that the team has been perfecting throughout the course of the season. Last time the Statesmen faced the Eagles, Marshall was victorious by a larger than 20-point margin. However, …

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Jan 22 2018

Freshman girls basketball team defeats Edison

The girls freshman basketball team defeated Edison High School 58 to eight on Thursday, January 18. The girls were led by Tessa Murphy, who scored nine points for the freshman team that now holds a 10-1 record. The girls were up 20 to four after the first quarter, and they were able to continue to …

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