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NFL Power Rankings

Jakob Whistler, Reporter

October 31, 2019

1. New England Patriots With the aging Tom Brady showing no signs of slowing down, the Patriots look like they are on their way to another Super Bowl. They have had injuries that could have slowed them down, but it helps that they have a somewhat easy schedule where the only game that will be compet...

2019-20 NBA season predictions

2019-20 NBA season predictions

Ben Tobben, Reporter

October 18, 2019

The NBA season is about to kick off on Oct. 22, which is next Tuesday, and there is a new look in the league. Many of the teams lost their best players while others gained them. Debatably, this summer was the best NBA off-season of all time. This is my personal predictions for the NBA seasons and how cer...

Historic Homecoming

Historic Homecoming

Sophie Nieder, Reporter

October 11, 2019

With a packed student section screaming cheers, two Washington cheer teams on the sidelines and many more watching, the Blue Jays defeated the Liberty Eagles 22-15 at the Homecoming game Friday, Sept. 27.  “We played really well defensively,” senior slot receiver Christian Meyer said. “We ...

Kicking off the 2019 football season

Kicking off the 2019 football season

Alyssa Luecke, Features Editor

September 19, 2019

As the weather begins to cool down for fall, the football season is heating up. Like all sports teams, the WHS Blue Jays have had their fair share of ups and downs. However, with the 2019 season off to a good start, the senior varsity players take a moment to reflect on their growth throughout the yea...

Lady Jays defeated by panthers

Lady Jays defeated by panthers

George Smith, Reporter

February 26, 2019

On Feb. 21, 2019, the Washington girls varsity team faced off against Fort Zumwalt at Washington High School in a 55-17. "It's not about winning," senior Nakya Kriebaum said, "and as long as we are doing our best and have fun, we're good." At the beginning of the game, seniors Jessica Huxol and Kriebaum...

Basketball manager takes his shot on senior night

Basketball manager takes his shot on senior night

McKenzie Dohm, Sports and Photo Editor

February 24, 2019

On Monday,  Feb. 18, senior Kade Uetz made his varsity debut, sporting #15 on his jersey. Uetz has helped manage the boys varsity team his junior and senior years. He played in his first and last game of varsity basketball as a Blue Jay on his senior night. “It was something me and the oth...

Boys varsity basketball fights hard, loses Courtwarming game

Boys varsity basketball fights hard, loses Courtwarming game

Elizabeth Busch, Features Editor

January 22, 2019

After a lengthy battle on the home court, the boys varsity basketball team fell 60-41 to the Fort Zumwalt East Lions on Friday, Jan. 18. "During this game, we just couldn't score, especially during the second half," senior Timothy Corley said. "We've been having a hard time scoring the last couple...

NFL must change abuse rules

NFL must change abuse rules

Jake Hillermann, Head reporter

December 10, 2018

Before this year's NFL season had started, Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt had been involved in a domestic violence incident in February. The league had claimed they looked into it and did not suspend him. However, nine months later, TMZ had obtained and leaked a video of the incident to the ...

Diving into girls swim

Diving into girls swim

Alyssa Luecke, Reporter

November 19, 2018

Winter sports are heating up this November with the start up of girls swim, and early mornings, soreness and a tight-knit team are what will help the girls achieve their goals this season. “I’m really looking forward to getting to know the girls a lot,” sophomore Aubrie Moreland said. “At this...

Kauffeld swims into school history

Kauffeld swims into school history

McKenzie Dohm, Sports and Photo Editor

November 19, 2018

On Nov. 9, sophomore Mason Kauffeld made WHS swimming history when he took the block in lane six to swim the 200-yard Individual Medley at MSSHA Swimming State Championships. Following his second season as an aqua jay, Kauffeld earned State Consideration times in the 200-yard butterfly and 500-yard freestyl...

Football seniors say goodbye

Football seniors say goodbye

Willa Reust, Editorials Editor

October 19, 2018

As October comes to a close, the WHS football seniors prepare for their last game on Blue Jay soil. Seniors will be recognized at halftime on Friday night for their years of hard work and dedication to the sport, saying goodbye to their teammates, fans and field. “It (football) made my high school experie...

Pre-game rituals run rampant

Pre-game rituals run rampant

Jake Hillermann, Head reporter

September 30, 2018

In sports, we see many rituals: shoving matches, chants, hugging goal posts to get excited for games. It is the same here at the high school with every sports team. “We listen to music and dance,” senior softball player Jenna Crider said. Before sports, players try to focus in on the game and...

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