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The Hidden Danger of Concussions

The Hidden Danger of Concussions

Rachel Eisenhauer

February 2, 2016


Filed under Sports

The CDC estimates that between 1.6 million to 3.6 million concussions occur every year. Concussions have been more prevalent in the news recently, with the topic brought forth in the 2015 movie Concussion about the danger of concussions in the NFL. Elise Lang, a sophomore at Wilde Lake, who has s...

Weight Regulations Give New Face to High School Wrestling

Weight Regulations Give New Face to High School Wrestling

Faith Leslie

February 2, 2016


Filed under Sports

THEN When one thinks of high school wrestling, the image of muscular men starving themselves to lose weight may come to mind, but new regulations are trying to change that. A study done by the National Eating Disorders Association showed that 33 percent of males participating in weight class spo...

Girls Soccer Ends Season with 1-0 Loss in 2A State Finals

Girls Soccer Ends Season with 1-0 Loss in 2A State Finals

Faith Leslie

November 21, 2015


Filed under Sports

The girls soccer team came out to the State finals to win but sadly came short and lost to Fallston 1-0. The first half remained scoreless but unfortunately Fallston was able to score off of a penalty kick. The girls played great and were able to make the first ever appearance for a Wilde Lake...

Wildecats Cage the Hawks in Football Season Opener

Wildecats Cage the Hawks in Football Season Opener

Cris Fiorini

November 12, 2015


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Wilde Lake Varsity Football began their season with a flying start in a 33-13 away victory against River Hill Football, ending the Hawks 10-year winning streak at their home opener. Scoring 21 points in just the third quarter, the Wildecat’s offense took over the Hawk’s defense with ease. With...

Jumping For Joy

Jumping For Joy

Gabby Christopher

November 12, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports, Spotlight

“Jump roping is a relatively new sport that is still developing everyday.” says freshman, David Gordon. “But it’s not very complicated to get started.  All you need is a rope.” David Gordon and Michael Laper, devote 2-4 hours to competitive jump roping everyday. Gordon was first inspired...

Be Proud to Play for Wilde Lake

Be Proud to  Play for Wilde Lake

Faith Leslie

November 12, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Being a Wilde Lake athlete, you constantly see the stigma and the category that the rest of Howard County puts us into: ghetto. I saw this stigma even before I came here, with people’s faces dropping when I told them where I was districted to go. People I’ve known for years have moved or attend...

Girls Golf Wins Counties

Girls Golf Wins Counties

Vladimir Stewart

November 12, 2015


Filed under Sports

Despite a change in coaching, the girl’s golf team started the season off strong by staying undefeated and tying for county champions with Howard High School and Marriotts Ridge high School. This year, the team welcomes new coach, math teacher, Mr Faries. Mr. Faires has approached coaching the...

Girls Soccer Takes County Championship

Girls Soccer Takes County Championship

Rachel Eisenhauer

November 6, 2015


Filed under Sports

Thanks to two back-to-back wins against top contenders River Hill and Atholton, the Wilde Lake girls team secured the County Championship for the first time in years. On Thursday, October 22, the team was caught in a showdown against Atholton to take the title as county champions. With a final score of ...

Perspective: Should Girl’s Lacrosse Continue To Wear Skirts?

Perspective: Should Girl’s Lacrosse Continue To Wear Skirts?

Ashleigh Cameron

June 16, 2015


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Can you imagine running down the field in a skirt that goes down to your knees? Some women athletes almost know what this feels like. In 1926, the first girls’ lacrosse team ever was created. Their uniforms were long, loose pleated dresses that came down to their knees and they wore long-slee...

Baseball Team Finishes Season At 9-12, Best Record Since ‘10

Baseball Team Finishes Season At 9-12, Best Record Since ‘10

Ashleigh Cameron

June 16, 2015


Filed under Sports

Finishing at 9-12-0, the ‘14-’15 Wilde Lake baseball team has been the best team in the program’s history since their ‘09-’10 season. Mr. Penn has been coaching the base-ball team for the past five seasons. He has coached the team through both their worst and their best in the ...

Upcoming Varsity Players Hope to Repeat Past Success

Upcoming Varsity Players Hope to Repeat Past Success

Ricky Ho

June 16, 2015


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

After finishing the 2014 football sea- son with a disappointing 3-7 record, Wilde Lake football is investing its fu- ture in its rising JV team, which ended its 2014 season undefeated, 10-0. Tied for third last in the division and having missed playoffs for the their fourth consecutive year last ...

Jamila Brown Places Second at States Sprinter Runs a Blazing 11.95

Jamila Brown Places Second at States Sprinter Runs a Blazing 11.95

Ricky Ho

June 16, 2015


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Junior Jamila Brown, a student athlete and the top female 100 and 200 meter runner in the state, ran a personal best of 11.95 seconds in the 100 meter dash and a state best of 24.41 200 meter dash. Both records were set at the state championship meet at Morgan State University this year. Brown...

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