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Silver is the new gold

Silver is the new gold

Christina Giovanazi, Community Editor
November 11, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Top Stories

Sophomore Alexander Kirkland sprints down the straightaway as the crowd blurs on either side of him. It’s the final stretch of the season’s final meet. The pressure is high as he tries to pass as many runners as he can. He crosses the finish line and looks to the official timer. The red numbers...

Cubs reach first world series in 71 years

Cubs reach first world series in 71 years

Emily Stancliff, Sports Editor
November 9, 2016
Filed under Sports

They were the winning team up until that dreaded October day. They were the first team to win back-to-back World Series titles and capture an astounding four pennants in just 10 short years. Everything seemed to be perfect for the Chicago Cubs, but then the goat came. On Oct. 6, 1945, the Cubs e...

Field hockey shuts out St. Paul’s in quarterfinals

Field hockey shuts out St. Paul’s in quarterfinals

Grant Sharretts, Online Chief
November 1, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Sports News

  Varsity field hockey took down St. Paul’s in the first round of their playoffs 2-0. “Today we played completely as a team and we felt the most comfortable than we have ever been,” senior center back defenseman Claire Pika said. Pika credits the team coming out of the gate hard...

Here’s the Game Plan: Tricks of the Trade

Here’s the Game Plan: Tricks of the Trade

Emily Stancliff, Sports Editor
October 28, 2016
Filed under Columns, Sports

What is the worst part about being injured? Sitting on the sidelines? Dealing with those horrible itchy casts? Or having to deal with the throbbing of the affected appendage? In my experience, it is the culmination of pains, both mental and physical that tortures me throughout the school day. Howeve...

Game of the Week: Varsity field hockey loses to Maryvale for first time in four years

Game of the Week: Varsity field hockey loses to Maryvale for first time in four years

Caroline Cooney and Paige Alban
October 25, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Game of the Week, Sports

On Oct. 17, the women’s varsity field hockey team was defeated by Maryvale 0-1 in the game that determined who held the top seed for the IAAM B Conference. For the last two consecutive years, the teams played against each other in the championships with JC coming out on top both times. “We were ...

Game of the Week: Varsity men’s soccer falls to Gilman

Game of the Week: Varsity men’s soccer falls to Gilman

Daniel Robinson, Sports Editor
October 18, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Game Recaps, Sports

Men’s varsity soccer fell to Gilman 0-1 on Oct. 14. JC statistically won both ball possession and number of shots, particularly in the second half. “We outplayed them by a little in the first half, but absolutely dominated them in the second,” senior defender Nick Hinke said. “The ball wa...

New coach hired for wrestling program

New coach hired for wrestling program

Anna Sullivan, Entertainment Editor
October 15, 2016
Filed under Sports, Winter Sports

For the third time in three years, the wrestling program will be getting a new coach. Mike Mazza has been hired to be the new head coach of the wrestling program. Mazza hopes that by building off of the program’s previous great success, the team will be ranked number one in the state and within th...

Game of the Week: Homecoming Football Game

Game of the Week: Homecoming Football Game

Daniel Robinson, Sports Editor
October 13, 2016
Filed under Game Recaps, Sports

Spirit Week is always packed with exciting events, but the culmination of the week is the Homecoming football game. On Friday, varsity football took on Boys’ Latin in a tight battle that came down to the wire, one that ended with a score of 21-20 in favor of BL. JC jumped on the board early in th...

Sports injury leads to new classroom development

Sports injury leads to new classroom development

Christina Giovanazi and Emily Stancliff
October 12, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports

He goes barreling over the sidelines with the ball still in his hands. He can see the streak of red still following him, and he tries to get away. People seem to blur by him, but he comes to a sudden halt. His cleats catch underneath him, and he feels a blinding pain pierce through his leg. Cooper bro...

Cross country runner strides by competition

Cross country runner strides by competition

Emily Stancliff, Sports Editor
September 30, 2016
Filed under Athlete Spotlight, Sports

Junior Rosemary Gillam sees the finish line only a quarter of a mile away. So close, yet so far. An opponent slowly tries to close the gap behind her, but Gillam knows that a quick burst of speed will be enough to blow any runner away. Can her legs do it after three fast miles? She bursts through th...

Junior transfer adjusts to new environment

Junior transfer adjusts to new environment

Daniel Robinson, Sports Editor
September 26, 2016
Filed under Athlete Spotlight, Sports

Fourth and goal. Ball on the three yard line. Down by four. The team needs a touchdown. There’s just enough time on the clock to run one last play. Junior transfer and quarterback Qadir Ismail puts a receiver in motion, takes the snap, and reads the defender off the edge. He fakes the handoff and ...

Field hockey goalie’s performance earns national attention

Field hockey goalie’s performance earns national attention

Daniel Robinson, Sports Editor
September 22, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Sports News

On Sept. 9, senior field hockey goalie Emma Gromacki was named the Baltimore Sun Player of the Week for her performance against Garrison Forest School on Aug. 31 and was awarded an American Family Insurance ALL-USA Performance of the Week for her play against Bel Air on Sept  2. “I was extremely ex...

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