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New league introduced for football

New league introduced for football

Kaylee Karll, Reporter

March 29, 2020

The XFL is a form of a professional American football league which is owned by Vince McMahon’s Alpha Entertainment. This league was founded in 2018 but didn’t begin until February of 2020. The league consists of eight teams that are divided equally into two divisions: East and West. The president of...

Cardinals begin Spring Training while preparing for the new season

Cardinals begin Spring Training while preparing for the new season

Ben Tobben, Reporter

February 24, 2020

In Florida, the St. Louis Cardinals finished their first series against the Mets in Spring Training this past weekend. This was the first Grapefruit League match for the Cardinals, where they won the series 1-0.  It was a two game series, but the Cardinals and Mets tied 3-3 after nine innings. N...

Wrestling, dance and girls swim head to state competition

Wrestling, dance and girls swim head to state competition

Alyssa Luecke, Features Editor

February 21, 2020

As winter sports come to an end, it’s time for the dedicated athletes to get a shot at the state competition. Members from WHS’s wrestling, dance and girls swim teams qualified this year, and are hoping their hard work pays off this weekend.  “It’s really exciting. It’s just like a big deal because I...

WHS student participates in the Wonder Woman wrestling tournament

WHS student participates in the Wonder Woman wrestling tournament

Jadyn Whittall, Reporter

January 31, 2020

There are so many different sports that go on at WHS. Wrestling is one that takes a lot of dedication, hard work and motivation, which is exactly what junior Mia Reed puts into her beloved sport. “[I prepare for wrestling meets and tournaments with] pre-match practices,” Reed said. "Also drillin...

Bieg named turkey tournament most valuable player

Bieg named turkey tournament most valuable player

Sophie Nieder, Reporter

December 6, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 30, junior forward Todd Bieg helped earn a win for the Blue Jays at the 67th Annual Turkey Tournament Championships at Borgia High School. The basketball team defeated the Fort Zumwalt North Panthers 61-52. His performance at the tournament not only secured a trophy for his team, but the ...

Girls swim team, coach prepare for upcoming season

Girls swim team, coach prepare for upcoming season

Kaylee Karll, Reporter

December 2, 2019

Being a student athlete often means you know you’re going to face challenging and rewarding times. As their 2019-2020 meets are coming up just around the corner, Washington High School girls swim team members and their coach, Lane Page, start practicing and preparing for their upcoming season. ...

WHS cheer ‘hits zero’ at state competition, places 2nd

WHS cheer ‘hits zero’ at state competition, places 2nd

Alyssa Luecke, Features Editor

November 25, 2019

The WHS cheer team left the 2019 state competition filled with pride as they placed second with zero deductions for their team division. An activity that includes constant jumping, stepping, tumbling and stunting is the perfect recipe for mistakes, but the girls were the only team among their division ...

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...

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