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Wilde Lake Softball Makes a Playoff Run After Historic Season

Ian Cruz and Rowley Jackson | June 10, 2021

Wilde Lake softball has not had a winning record in the past two decades. But, that changed in the 2021 season when the varsity team went 7-4 this season, shutting out teams and causing forfeits as they went along. As the new season started amid a pandemic, junior Veronica Goode says the team was worried that someone would contract Covid.  A new normal was facing them—one where masks are...

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A Season That’s Not About Winning

Rowley Jackson | May 4, 2021

When players returned to the fields for the 2020-2021 soccer season after a year of uncertainty, they spent every second possible having fun and appreciating the opportunity to play. Never sure whether they’d be able to see the season through to its end, both the boys and girls soccer teams were focused on making memories while they could. With the boys’ team winning the state championship and...

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As HCPSS’ Winter Sports Season is Postponed, Players Prepare for Another Disappointing Season

Kavon Briggs, Rebecca Nason, and Zoe MacDiarmid | January 7, 2021

After postponing the winter sports season, Wilde Lake athletes are preparing to continue their attempt to stay in shape without a team to practice with. The latest postponement, announced by HCPSS on January 6, moved the January 11 in-person start date to February 13, the scheduled conclusion of the winter season. According to HCPSS, if metrics improve, February 13 will mark the beginning of...

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Varsity Cheer Ends Historic Season

Aenilah Watkins and Komara Barba | February 26, 2020

On January 29, the WLHS cheer team made history for the first time ever, as the varsity team qualified for and performed at regionals.  Each season, HCPSS allows the cheerleading team to participate in up to 3 invitational competitions. Ms. Townsend, the head varsity coach, says “Invitationals are a necessity if we are going to grow our program and become better competitors. They're a great opportunity...

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Soccer Victories Mean More Than Meet The Eye

Amaiya Sancho , Sports Editor, Arts Editor | February 3, 2020

  As students and parents lineup outside of the field to purchase their tickets to the Wilde Lake vs River Hill soccer playoff game, they are desperately awaiting a win. A lot is riding on this game as the Wildecats realize that they are not just playing to win, but also for the pride of their school.  On October 29th, the boys and girls varsity soccer program defeated both of the River...

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Friday Night Games Shine Light on School Pride

Aenilah Watkins, Web Editor in Chief | February 3, 2020

As students line up outside of the auditorium to purchase their tickets to the Friday Night Basketball Game, they anticipate a showdown. They expect the Cats to give their all as they fill the stands with excitement. From the moment the game begins to the very last minute, the fans can be heard cheering on their team and booing the opponents. This is the atmosphere of the Wilde Lake community held...

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Boys Varsity Basketball Team Looks to Continue Early Season Success

Nadyne Segbe and Komara Barba | December 4, 2019

This year, as a new highly anticipated Basketball season arrives, the Wilde Lake Boys Varsity team looks to regain their spot as a dominant force in the county. So far the boys season has been getting off to a good start as they’ve won their scrimmage against Northwood High with a score of 86-54 and their second against Towson High with a score of 85-50. The hard work and motivation the players...

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Boys Soccer Wins First State Championship Since 1998 in Overtime

Carly Damian and Komara Barba | November 19, 2019

This past weekend, the boys soccer team won the state championship against C.Milton Wright with the score of 1- 0. Meanwhile, the girls were runner ups against Northern High with a score of 0-5. The winning goal for the boys was scored by a possible candidate for Player of the Year, Ousman Touray. “I didn’t believe it considering I made the shot with my weak foot, we got lucky. Now we just...

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