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Shane Nelson: A Cardinal Turned Wildecat

Shane Nelson: A Cardinal Turned Wildecat

Michael Casey
December 10, 2014
Filed under Features, Sports

“Calvert Hall is just a team, but at Wilde Lake we’re a family,” said Shane Nelson, the new kid from Calvert Hall, who has gained instant fame as the star receiver for the Wilde Lake varsity football team. Nelson attended Calvert Hall, one of the top private schools in the state of Maryland,...

Debate on Helmets in Women’s Lacrosse Continues

Debate on Helmets in Women’s Lacrosse Continues

Ali Mallo
February 20, 2014
Filed under Sports

In the last decade, women’s lacrosse has introduced more rules, mouth guards,and goggles to keep the game safe. Now the question is whether or not helmets should be added to the required headgear, as some believe they could potentially prevent head injuries such as concussions. With the current...

Lady Cats Going “Back to the Basics”

Lady Cats Going “Back to the Basics”

Jessica Hubert
February 19, 2014
Filed under Sports

As the warm-up music blares from the speakers and vibrates off the gym walls, the Wilde Lake girls varsity basketball team shows off their skills up and down the court. The pre-game countdown winds down and the girls are called over to the sideline for a short encouraging talk from new Head Coach, Rober...

Winter Sports Blossom at Wilde Lake

Winter Sports Blossom at Wilde Lake

Khari Jackson
November 20, 2013
Filed under Sports

Historically, Wilde Lake’s Winter Sports have been consistently inconsistent. But this year, the Lake’s winter sports are blooming with talent. Last year’s girls varsity basketball team went to the second round of playoffs led by seniors Lindsey Williams, Grayson Corbett, and sophomore...

Growing in Numbers and Strength, The Equestrian Team Jumps into Action

Growing in Numbers and Strength, The Equestrian Team Jumps into Action

Kate Glaros
November 20, 2013
Filed under Sports

Since the start of the Wilde Lake club, the equestrian team has expanded into elev- en JV and varsity riders. With a passion for riding, junior Madison DeLawder found a way create a club that allowed her pursue her love of horses.“It’s a good opportunity to give a less appreciated sport a ch...

Fresh Legs Join Varsity Soccer

Fresh Legs Join Varsity Soccer

Kate Glaros
November 20, 2013
Filed under Sports

Think back to freshman year, athletes. Remember that first tryout where you stood, sweating in the August heat and hoping beyond hope that the coach would take you for the varsity team? The coach pulled people aside, told them their fates, and you stood, anxiously awaiting the moment that determ...

Carly Jones Returns from Kenya with New Philosophy: Teamwork and Unity

Carly Jones Returns from Kenya with New Philosophy: Teamwork and Unity

Ali Mallo
November 20, 2013
Filed under Sports

Carly Jones dives to the ground, arms stretched to block a spiked ball. A crowd in suspense watches the ball rebound off her arms to a nearby teammate who volleys it back over. Jones is a senior captain on the var- sity volleyball team for Wilde Lake. This is her second year on varsity and he...

Turf Fields to Take Root in Stadium Next Fall

Turf Fields to Take Root in Stadium Next Fall

Christina Kochanski
May 23, 2013
Filed under Sports

Construction will begin on a turf field for Wilde Lake this summer, according to Activities and Athletics Manager Mr. Parnell. Football, soccer, lacrosse, and field hockey teams will be able to play on the field in September, barring any construction problems. Long Reach and Oakland Mills will also be receiving turf fields this year, reflec...

The On and Off-Field Struggles of the Athletic Scholarship

Christina Kochanski
January 24, 2013
Filed under Sports

Playing The Numbers Game Senior Nick Wright wants to become a professional baseball player. But before that happens, Wright is counting on an athletic scholarship to get him onto a college’s varsity team. Between competition from other students and the time constraints involved in recruitment, ...

Minor League Games Provide Opportunity to See NHL Players in Action During Lockout

Minor League Games Provide Opportunity to See NHL Players in Action During Lockout

Christina Kochanski
January 24, 2013
Filed under Sports

The National Hockey League season was saved when the league’s owners and players reached a Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) on January 6. The lockout came into effect on September 15 and resulted in the cancellation of 510 games. The two sides were divided over issues concerning salari...

Professionals Butt Heads over Concussions

Dylan Reynolds
November 24, 2012
Filed under Sports

“My brother’s junior year was completely screwed up by his concussions,” said Senior Jordan Trinh, whose graduated brother, Ethan, wrestled for the Varsity Wrestling team. “He played through at least two concussions before he finally had to quit . . . He had trouble with school, and his GPA dropped.” Ethan’s...

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