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Senior Emmanuel Dean Breaks School 300m Record

Talik Butler, Amy Manzanares, and Arielle Levine | April 9, 2024

After nine years on the track, Emmanuel's hard work has paid off. On January 9th, he set the Wilde Lake record for the 300m run, recording a time of 35.59 at the Liberty Premier Invitational. Emmanuel started running at his sister Kendall's lacrosse practices. His mom, Wilde Lake school psychologist Dr. Chandra McKnight Dean, says his passion for track became clear at these practices.  From...

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Wilde Lake Cheer Crowned County Champions Once Again

Blaiz Blackston, Talik Butler, and Caroline Sorensen | April 9, 2024

This year, the Wilde Lake Varsity cheer team proved once again that they were in it to win it. The cats were crowned county champions for the second time in three years, along with being state finalists. The cheer team was able to take first place in Counties with a score of 116.5. The cats, along with 5 other Howard County teams, earned a spot at the 2A West Regional Finals. The cats hit their...

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Coach Matt Aubin Leads Girls’ Varsity Soccer to .500 Record

Talik Butler and Amy Manzanares | December 21, 2023

This season, Wilde Lake Girls’ Soccer reintroduced former Wildecat Matt Aubin to the field as head coach. Senior midfielder Lauren Lawson says Coach Aubin has “motivated the team to win,”as they end the season with a .500 record. After winning four regional championships and one state championship while coaching at Mt. Hebron, Aubin led the Cats to show growth in their goals scored. Last...

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Lake Bids Farewell to Beloved Coach, Mentor, and Friend

Joseph Ortiz-Rivera and Arielle Levine | December 8, 2023

Dave “Bear” Nesbitt was more than just a coach. He was a mentor, pioneer, friend, grandpa, dad, husband, and Wildecat. He could be strict while holding his team to high standards. He would make his players run and do tucks until they were prepared. But he also had the kindest of hearts. He was beloved by many students and families in the Wilde Lake community, with a heart not only for...

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Wilde Lake Softball Finishes Second In Region

Caroline Sorensen, Staff Writer | June 2, 2023

Wilde Lake varsity softball ended their regular season with a   third in Howard County and second seed in 3A East Region two. As the team moved into the postseason, they finished as regional finalists, beating Long Reach 5-11. Their season ended after losing to Reservoir in the regional finals with a score of 12-2. Wilde Lake softball had a banner season. Six players batted over 400. Heather McQueeney...

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Game, Set, Match! Tennis Has Best Season in Five Years

Darius Lewis and Arielle Levine | June 2, 2023

After Coach Shaw’s third year as coach, the 2023 Wilde Lake tennis team is ranked ninth in the county with their best season in five years, according to County Sports Zone. This season, the boys and girls teams each played 16 games total, both cinching five wins. The girls team has upset both Howard and Glenelg. These are the teams’ highest statistics since the start of Coach Shaw’s run in...

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With New Coaching Staff, Boys Varsity Lacrosse Makes Strides

Blaiz Blackston, Arielle Levine, and Caroline Sorensen | June 2, 2023

This season, the boys lacrosse team introduced three new coaches, Kevin Eagan, Edgar Batenga, and former WildeLake student, Andrew Tiffy. According to Head Coach Tony Bell and players such as junior attackman Zach Hirsch, the change in coaching staff allowed for the team to grow “exponentially.” The team was able to close the gap in scores between competitors such as River Hill. In 2022, the...

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Wilde Lake Basketball Nets Historic Season

Blaiz Blackston and Joseph Ortiz-Rivera | March 31, 2023

On March 2nd in the second playoff game of the season the Lake faced off against one of their toughest opponents of the year, Long Reach. With two minutes left on the clock in the fourth quarter, junior small forward Kain Corkeron scored three points to put Wilde Lake up 68-65. In retaliation, Long Reach scored another three pointer, tying the game. In the final minute, junior guard Ethan Jackson...

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COLUMBIA, MARYLAND, FEBRUARY 23, 2024 -- Junior Autumn Wilkerson receives her late pass after scanning her Synergy QR code. According to administration, having students sign in with their QR codes provides more accurate data on student attendance.
Decline in Student Attendance Challenges Administration
Amy Manzanares and Bella Horvath April 9, 2024

After the Covid-19 pandemic, administration has implemented new policies in response to a decline in student attendance. According to the...

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