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Freshman makes swim history

Freshman makes swim history

Willa Reust, Reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

Freshman Aubrie Moreland swam in the girls state swim competition on Feb. 15, making WHS history. Moreland is the first individual swimmer to compete at state, earning state consideration times in three different events. Moreland placed 22nd in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 5:45.47 and 28th ...

New team emerge in NFC playoff picture

New team emerge in NFC playoff picture

Jake Hillermann, Head Reporter

December 14, 2017


Filed under Sports

I don’t think anyone was ready to see such a competitive NFC this season, especially from the league's hottest teams the Vikings, the Rams and the Eagles. The Rams and Eagles, which both have sophomore quarterbacks, picked first and second last year—no one could have seen them coming, especially Jare...

Porzingis leads Knicks to unexpected start

Porzingis leads Knicks to unexpected start

Jake Hillermann, Reporter

November 28, 2017


Filed under Sports

There is a Unicorn running rapidly through Madison Square Garden, crowned as the new leader of his team and a future best in the league; of course I am talking about Kristaps Porzingis. The Knicks are only 20 games into the season, and they are one of the league's most surprising teams in the league a...

Boys soccer team scores run at State title

Boys soccer team scores run at State title

McKenzie Dohm, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, Sports

On Saturday, Nov. 11, the boys soccer team’s record-breaking season came to an end. The 25-9 season was capped off with a Class 3 second place state trophy. A double overtime win against Harrisonville on Friday, Nov. 10 advanced the team to the State Championship game: a place no WHS soccer team has...

Hundreds of WHS students support boys soccer team at State

Hundreds of WHS students support boys soccer team at State

Sophie Koritz, Jake Hillermann, and Elizabeth Busch

November 11, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

It’s not every day that Washington High School’s student section, The Flock, has more than 300 students chanting and cheering for fellow Blue Jays, but then again it’s not every day that the boys soccer team advances to the Final Four State Competition. On Friday, Nov. 10, over 280 students and ...

Boys soccer advances to State Championship with win over Harrisonville

Boys soccer advances to State Championship with win over Harrisonville

Bailey Bair, Elizabeth Busch, Paige Ritson, and Olivia Robinson

November 10, 2017


Filed under Multimedia, Showcase, Sports

The boys soccer team defeated Harrisonville 4-3 in double overtime at World Wide Technology Soccer Park in Fenton, Mo., Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. The team will face Parkway Central for the State Championship Saturday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. ...

All-Star Weekend 2017

All-Star Weekend 2017

Jacob Hillermann, Reporter

February 22, 2017


Filed under Sports

On Feb. 17-19, the NBA got a break from its constant competitiveness and weary 82-game long season. Players got to stop and have fun in the game that has made them who they are today—the All Star Weekend, which was held in New Orleans. It is a three-day event welcoming in chosen players for a rookie...

WHS Girls Basketball coach hits milestone

WHS Girls Basketball coach hits milestone

Jonah Jensen, Head Reporter

February 6, 2017


Filed under Sports

Many people cycle throughout Washington High School; some leave, and some come in. What doesn’t change are the dedicated teachers who plan to leave behind not only class lessons, but life lessons. One of these is special education teacher Adam Fischer. Fischer is coaching his fifth year for the...

Bolting out of San Diego

Bolting out of San Diego

Jacob Hillermann, Reporter

February 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

As of next season, the San Diego Chargers will be no more. They are now the Los Angeles Chargers. The team announced its departure from San Diego after 56 years. The team had played in Los Angeles during the 1960 season but moved after realizing they couldn’t make enough money being in the same town as...

Hitting the ice with the Washington Hockey Club

Hitting the ice with the Washington Hockey Club

Bailey Bair, Reporter

February 1, 2017


Filed under Sports

With the commencement of the hockey season, the Washington Hockey Club is steadily preparing to take to the rink and gain more awareness. “More kids seem to be hearing about our hockey club and joining,” senior Liam Forbes said. The team was formed in 2012 and consists of 12 athletes. The...

Boys soccer team ends successful season

Boys soccer team ends successful season

Jonah Jensen, Head Reporter

November 30, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The boys soccer team, led by coach Brian Dougherty, finished up a very successful season this past fall. With help from their new head coach and productive underclassmen with reliable upperclassmen play, the Blue Jays became the first WHS boys soccer team to win the district. Senior Gaveyn Novak was very happy with the ...

… And the ball keeps rolling

Samantha Welch, Advertising & Photo Editor

November 30, 2016


Filed under Sports

Sept. 25 marked the end of MLB player Jose Fernandez’s life. After asking many of his teammates and friends, Fernandez realized no one was going to join him during a night out—in fact, some even tried to persuade him not to go. Sometime between when he left the Marlins Clubhouse and got to Cocoplum Yacht C...

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