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COLUMBIA, MARYLAND, MARCH 15, 2024 -- Senior track captain Emmanuel Dean runs laps during after school practice to train for the upcoming outdoor track season.

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...

COLUMBIA MARYLAND, February 1, 2024 -- Wilde Lake varsity cheer celebrates after winning first place at the County championship.

Wilde Lake Cheer Crowned County Champions Once Again

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...

“Coach Nesbitt was a huge family guy. I saw him with his family: his
wife and sons. Seeing that was also hugely impactful for me,” said
Coach Justin Thomas. Photo Credit Mr. Pickett.

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...

Assistant captain Johanna Shin playing her match against Oakland Mills on April 27, 2023. The Wildecats took down the Scorpions.

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...

Wilde Lake Basketball Nets Historic Season

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...

When I was a student athlete, playing my sport bettered my academics and my outlook on life.

Sports Pave a Positive Path for Students

Blaiz Blackston January 5, 2023

Sports have the power to better a person’s life. All it takes is attending that tryout.  For athletes who struggle in the classroom or at home, their sport is an opportunity for change. It allows...

Minjee will play for Longwood University in the fall.

Lacrosse Player Minjee Yi Signs to Longwood University

Darius Lewis, Staff Writer January 2, 2023

For Minjee Yi, lacrosse brings freedom and opportunity. Minjee committed to Longwood University in the winter of her junior year. Through her college search, Minjee looked for a school that combined...

Elijah Sow, who held a record this past season, has decided to take his talents to the Morgan State Bears.

Unc Is a Bear: Elijah “Unc” Sow Commits to Morgan State

Josh Cofie, Staff Writer January 2, 2023

Elijah Sow, Wilde Lake stand-out offensive tackle, committed to play Division I football at Morgan State University in Baltimore.  The choice of Morgan State was an easy one for Elijah, who said that...

	The team celebrates the 7-5 win against Reservoir. (Photo credit Lauren Jascewsky)

Wilde Lake Varsity Softball Clinches Historical Regional Championship Victory

Greta Giuliano, Lee Lewis, and Blaiz Blackston June 10, 2022

After scoring three runs in the first inning and holding their ground against the undefeated Reservoir High School, Wilde Lake Varsity Softball secured a 7-5 win, crowning them as regional champions. According...

After Bumpy Start, Boys Basketball Nets Winning Season, But Falls Short in Playoffs

After Bumpy Start, Boys Basketball Nets Winning Season, But Falls Short in Playoffs

Blaiz Blackston, Sports Writer March 30, 2022

For team captain Enosh Minney, this season was filled with trials and tribulations. With a 9-7 record, the team booked a winning season, but fell short in their first playoff game in a heartbreaking...

Wilde Lake’s Female Athletes Changing the Game

Wilde Lake’s Female Athletes Changing the Game

Greta Giuliano, Staff Editor February 13, 2022

Lauren Jascewsky is the only girl on the 24-player Howard County Wolves hockey team. D’Asia Dendy is the only girl on the Wilde Lake wrestling team. Coach Chantal Ridlon is the only female football...

Mr. Sillers on Main Street.

Wilde Lake Administration Adds Sillers to the Team

Arielle Levine November 22, 2021

Wishing to act as a backbone for the Wilde Lake community, after 16 years at Hammond, Mr. Sillers is ready to make his mark on Wilde Lake. During his years at Hammond, Mr. Sillers was a social studies...

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