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Winter sports look to rebuild

Winter sports look to rebuild

March 9, 2017
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Solid foundations have been built for teams to improve on. Coaches and athletes reflect on these improvements and look forward to potential championship seasons next year.

Equestrian team rides to victory

Equestrian team rides to victory

Taylor Bynion, Copy Editor
February 27, 2017
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Sports, Top Stories

It’s still dark outside as members of the equestrian team gather at McDonogh School for their regional competition. Nerves plague members of the team as they anxiously await to see the course they will be riding on. Each member is randomly assigned a horse, and at 9:30, the competition starts with...

Junior point guard announces commitment

Junior point guard announces commitment

Caroline Cooney, Editor in Chief
February 21, 2017
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Standing in front of orange and black balloons, junior Savannah Simmons’s hands shake as she looks to her teammates next to her. She counts down from three, and several balloons pop, exploding with purple and white confetti. Simultaneously, Simmons unzips her jacket to reveal a purple Kansas State...

Rebounding without seniors

Rebounding without seniors

Christina Giovanazi, Sports Editor
December 29, 2016
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At the last home game of the season there will be no posters, no streamers, no balloons. There will be no sad team dinner to commemorate those graduating seniors that have helped to shape the program. There is reason to celebrate, but without a single senior on the women’s basketball team this year,...

For high school athletes, there is no off-season

For high school athletes, there is no off-season

Grant Sharretts, Online Chief
December 19, 2016
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Sports

Running up and down the court and shooting baskets in preparation for a season that won’t commence for months, junior and varsity basketball forward Nate Roberts knows that he has to work hard now. He knows the only way to prepare for the season is to work towards what will inevitably be coming next...

Men’s track takes home the championship

Men’s track takes home the championship

Azanae Barrow, Community Editor
May 19, 2016
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Sports, Sports News

On May 4, the men’s varsity track team became the new MIAA B conference champions. They finished their last race with a score of 232 points and broke several school records during the season. Freshman Ayo Bodison, senior Ky’el Hemby, and juniors Devin Darrington and Niko Rice broke the school rec...

Badminton places second in IAAM

Badminton places second in IAAM

Daniel Robinson, Copy Editor
May 13, 2016
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Sport Updates, Sports, Sports News

The badminton team finished second in the IAAM “B” Conference tournament, continuing JC’s success established by fall and winter sports teams. Sophomore Lily Chen went undefeated in all of her matches, finishing first in the conference. “My coaches encouraged me a lot and my skills really...

Baseball swinging for playoff spot, Badminton smashes through season

Baseball swinging for playoff spot, Badminton smashes through season

Mike Moxley and Azanae Barrow
April 26, 2016
Filed under Featured Sports Scrollbox, Sport Updates, Sports, Spring Sports

Baseball swinging for playoff spot Through 17 games the men’s varsity baseball team is 8-9 overall and 4-8 in conference. The team is fighting for a playoff spot. They recently had crucial games against St. Mary’s and Calvert Hall which are, according to head coach and Athletic Director Stev...

Search for new Athletic Director moves into final stages

Search for new Athletic Director moves into final stages

Kathy Deaver and Mitch Hopkins
February 2, 2015
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After 13 years, Larry Dukes will be stepping down as the Head Athletic Director. This comes from what Dukes calls, “a change in a different direction.” “I think that [the position of] Athletic Director has a shelf life,” Dukes said. “I have been doing this for 13 years. It is time for...

Head coach plans retirement

Head coach plans retirement

Kishan Patel, Sports Editor
January 28, 2015
Filed under Coach Spotlight, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Sports, Sports News, Winter Sports

With a 290-69 record and nine state champions, as well as 23 All-American’s in 13 seasons at JC, varsity head wrestling coach Keith Watson calls it a career and heads into retirement from wrestling. The former Bel Air High School coach and the current coach of the Patriots hopes to ride off into...

Freshman swims to top of team

Freshman swims to top of team

Kishan Patel, Sports Editor
January 23, 2015
Filed under Athlete Spotlight, Featured Sports Scrollbox, Sports, Winter Sports

Freshman Luke Ensor gasped for air after the first high school race of his career. Ensor had just swum eight long, exhausting laps to win second place in his first long distance race and struggled to regain his breath. In the fall Ensor didn’t plan to swim this season for JC until his mother convinced...

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