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West Po Volleyball heads to the Region Quarterfinals tonight. The Senior Class and their families are pictured here.

Volleyball team plays in Regional Quarterfinals

Nora Fitzpatrick and Jacqueline Henwood
November 2, 2023

Last night West Potomac Varsity Girls Volleyball defeated Lewis in three straight sets to advance to tonight’s Region quarter-final at Thomas Jefferson High School at 6:30 p.m. Recently, the team...

Allison Balladares, senior, poses with her mother following West Potomac’s “Next Level” Signing Ceremony. Photography by Peter Rainey.

Class of 2023’s College Committed Athletes—The Follow Up

Peter Rainey, Sports Editor
June 1, 2023

If you pay close attention to this newspaper, you may remember an article last November highlighting college-bound student-athletes in West Potomac’s class of 2023. Since then, that list has tripled....

Image credit: Sean Daros

West Potomac Track Is Running Into Regionals

Nick Castrilli, Writer
May 25, 2022

The West Potomac track team is entering regionals starting Thursday and Saturday at West Springfield High School. The team has multiple athletes qualified to run: -George Poulson for the 200m Dash and...

West Potomac Spring Sports Enter The Playoffs

West Potomac Spring Sports Enter The Playoffs

Nick Castrilli, Writer
May 11, 2022

West Potomac athletes across many sports are getting ready for playoff competition. All the teams benefit when classmates cheer them on. “The fans help us play better, they create an atmosphere that...

Boys Lacrosse Team Is Hot Entering The Playoffs

Boys Lacrosse Team Is Hot Entering The Playoffs

Nick Castrilli, Writer
May 5, 2022

The boys lacrosse team at West Potomac is going into the Patriot District Tournament hot. Coming to the end of the season, the boys have a record of 9 wins and 4 loses. After winning the district and making...

Senior Ashley Firesheets

Student Athletes Playing at the Next Level

Nick Castrilli, Writer
April 11, 2022

Sending student-athletes to play their sport in college is something West Potomac does annually. Two athletes that have had their hard work recognized and are wanted at the next level are featured in this...

Skopp-Cardillo diving into the pool for a swimming race.

6-0 Is the Way to Go: Swim & Dive

Leigh Kovalsky, Reporter
January 29, 2018

With a 6-0 record, the West Potomac swim & dive team has owned the pool this season, despite the change of a new coach, Laurel Grezeler. Freshman swimmer Juliana Skopp-Cardillo enjoyed her first...

Freshmen Girls Basketball: Getting Into the Swing

Freshmen Girls’ Basketball: Getting Into the Swing

Jaida Atkins-Brown, Reporter
January 3, 2018

Basketball season is in full swing, with the girls’ freshman team at 6-1. Because the season is just starting, the girls have been practicing hard and learning through preliminary scrimmages, finding...

Wolverine Football Moves Past Westfield Defeat

Wolverine Football Moves Past Westfield Defeat

Chase Hanson, Reporter
November 1, 2017

Last Friday’s football game against Westfield High School was a nailbiter. The final score of 21-14 marked a loss for West Potomac. The team put up a fight and the score was tied throughout most of the...

Amanda Hail playing in the stands at a football game.

Freshmen Face First Marching Band Competition

Rimshaw Hassan, Reporter
October 30, 2017

Freshmen are getting ready for their first marching band competition. The band practices eight hours a week, and the competition hours will bring the total up to 16 hours. Freshman Amanda Hail plays the...

Freshman Isabella Irwin races with ball in game against Annandale.

Bring On the Titans

Addison Stangler, Reporter
October 12, 2017

The JV field hockey team has fought to win six out of the seven games they’ve played this season. Ten players have scored to push the team to victory so far. “We have a lot of good scorers, and...

Andrzejuk (center right) and her friends.

First Football Friday for Freshmen

Claire Callahan, Claudia Berman, and Destiny Sarver
September 14, 2017

A first glance into the stands of a West Potomac football game shows excited high schoolers with big smiles on their faces--but how many of these students are freshmen, and are they smiling, too? Bell...

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