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What in the world has happened… since the Cubs last won the World Series?

What in the world has happened… since the Cubs last won the World Series?

Spencer Johnson and Samantha Welch, Web & Entertainment Editor (Johnson), Advertising and Photo Editor (Welch)

November 18, 2016


Filed under Multimedia, Sports

Super team with KD a good idea?

Super team with KD a good idea?

Jake Hillermann, Reporter

October 27, 2016


Filed under Sports

Unfairness, a dream come true, a given Championship, a broken friendship and thousands of broken hearts in the NBA highlighted this season's prelude surrounding the KD free agency surprise. The 4th of July this year was another routinely exciting holiday for people across the U.S. But, wasn’t th...

St. Louis Cardinals fail to succeed

St. Louis Cardinals fail to succeed

Samantha Welch, Photo & Advertising Editor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Sports

On Oct. 2, the Cardinals ended their season with an 86-76 record after being eliminated for a wild card spot by the San Francisco Giants. With just one spot left, the Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants were playing as hard as they could. Both teams won, which brought the Giants to a 87-75 rec...

Student athlete receives recognition

Student athlete receives recognition

Samantha Welch, Photo and Advertising Editor

September 30, 2016


Filed under Sports

Imagine participating in a sport for 10 years and then suddenly getting a major injury that stops you from playing. This is exactly what happened to senior Sydney Parrish, who played basketball up through freshman year until a knee surgery stopped her from playing any longer. Without being able t...

Golf season takes full swing

Samantha Welch, Advertising Editor

May 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

Julius Caesar. Feathers. Tree Branches. Golf. To many, these four statements probably have nothing in common, but to some they do. The sport of golf dates back to Julius Caesar’s time. It has developed quite a bit since then, as players back then would hit a feather-stuffed ball with a ...

Team bonding scores a point

Samantha Welch, Advertising Editor

May 11, 2016


Filed under Sports

You are more comfortable talking to your friends than you are a complete stranger, right? Most people are. Being a part of a team requires communication and people are more likely to communicate with people they know and are comfortable talking to. The WHS varsity girl’s soccer team has discovered this...

Football team finishes successful season

Samantha Welch, Advertising Editor

April 14, 2016


Filed under Sports

Coming together is the beginning. Staying together is progress. Working together is success. Fifty years ago, many Washington High School students came together and began a football team. Twenty-five years ago, this team was still together and made progress. This year, the WHS team worked together to...

WHS basketball supports fellow athlete

Samantha Welch, Advertising Editor

April 14, 2016


Filed under Sports

It’s your junior year in high school, which is usually the most difficult. You’re 17. You’re an athlete. You love Netflix and chocolate milk. You’re trying to balance all of kinds of activities and you get diagnosed with a rare bone cancer. What happens now? Stephanie Lindemann, a 17­-year-­old...

The right choice for you

Samantha Welch, Advertising Editor

April 1, 2016


Filed under Sports

Club sports or school sponsored sports? Which will be more valuable to you if you plan on playing in college? Senior Abby Boehlein plays soccer for both WHS and the competitive team Lou Fusz Michalek. She started playing at the young age of 5 and realized that she wanted to continue competitively ...

Winter Guard Recap

Jonah Jensen, Reporter

March 21, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

With 14 hour-45 minute practices spread out through the week between varsity and JV Winter Guard, plus many other hours of practicing on their own, Winter Guard requires much work. Through this hard work, Winter Guard achieved success in competition this year. According to choreographer Rich Kim, the var...

Students Respond to the STL Rams

Jonah Jensen, Reporter

March 21, 2016


Filed under Sports

  After 20 NFL seasons, five playoff appearances, three divisional championships, two conference championships, and one Super Bowl Title, The St. Louis Rams are no longer a St. Louis team. The Rams will be heading to Los Angeles, Calif. for the 2016-2017 NFL season. NFL team owners met Jan....

WHS students abuzz for March Madness

Danielle Scharfenberg, Reporter

March 21, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

March Madness came to be on March 27, 1939, when the University of Oregon defeated Ohio State University 46-33 during the first ever National College Athletic Association [NCAA] tournament. This became known as the Final Four tournament, which has since expanded both in size and popularity to become t...

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