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Freshman Swims at States This Weekend

Freshman Swims at States This Weekend

Addison Hood, Reporter
February 14, 2024

"They wouldn't even let me on the swim team because I needed help to swim one lap without basically drowning," Hadley Petronello, freshman, said. Much has changed since that 6-year-old summer season...

Fantasy Football Fallout

Fantasy Football Fallout

Thomas Greene
February 12, 2024

Around this time of the year, the last thing any student want to be is the loser of their fantasy football league. Fantasy football leagues are a group friends or other participants that draft a team full...

Swimmers practice as their temporary home, George Washington Recreation Center

Swim & Dive Team Finds a New Home

Emma Fetterolf, Staff Writer
February 12, 2024

West Potomac’s swim and dive team faced a new challenge this season, as their home pool, Mount Vernon Rec Center, went under renovation. For now, the swim and dive team hosts meets and practices at George...

Junior Eli Kopp aiming at a competition

Junior Eli Kopp Shoots His Shot

Miguel Tsang, Co Editor In-Chief
February 12, 2024

Having competed in rifle since his freshman year, varsity marksman Eli Kopp went head-to-head  in the USA Shooting Junior Olympics the weekend of January 13, placing 13th in the state.     “I...

Members of the 2024 Hall of Fame Class

Baseball Writers Select 2024 Hall of Fame Draft Class

Jackson Baker, Sports Editor
January 24, 2024

As the winter weather starts to come to a close and Spring Training for baseball comes closer, the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) has announced the 2024 Baseball Hall of Fame Class that...

Nick Saban Retires After a 51-Year Coaching Career

Nick Saban Announces Retirement From Alabama Football

Adler Howell, Sports Editor
January 18, 2024

Nick Saban, arguably the greatest coach in college football history, announced he’ll be stepping down from Alabama football. The seven time national champion retired after 17 seasons coaching Alabama...

Michigan hoists their first national championship trophy in 30 years

Michigan Captures First National Title in 30 Years

Clark Brown, Reporter
January 11, 2024

After a long and hard season filled with controversy and suspensions, Michigan fans will be able to celebrate as they win their first national championship in almost 30 years.   “It felt really...

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College Football Playoff National Championship Preview

Clark Brown
January 3, 2024

After another exciting action packed year of college football two teams will play for the right to call themselves national champions tonight. These two teams, the Washington Huskies and Michigan Wolverines,...

Senior athletes signing to play at the Division 1 level.

West Po Athletes Moving On To The Next Level

Jackson Baker, Sports Editor
December 15, 2023

As the Class of 2024 submits applications for various colleges, some students already know where they’re heading for the next four years.  There are currently seven student-athletes expected to sign...

The James Madison University (JMU) Dukes will play in their first bowl game this year. Image:

JMU Set To Make First Bowl Game Appearance In School History

Adler Howell, Sports Editor
December 13, 2023

James Madison University’s (JMU) football program has been on an upward trend since joining the Sunbelt Conference in 2022. The Dukes went 11-1 in the 2023 season and have gone a combined 19-4 since...

 Chris Morrison and Will Cahill, pictured here, are among the many Wolverine athletes who expect a great winter sports.

‘Tis the Wolverine Winter Sports Season

Sebastian Zornes, Writer
December 7, 2023

   Tis’ the season again, the time where you put your tree up, sit by a fire and watch christmas movies with the family. You know what that means, winter sports are beginning to start such as...

On Time or Off the Team: Update

On Time or Off the Team: Update

Phoebe Schultz, Emma Fetterolf, and Jessica Fultz
November 22, 2023

As of this school year, the West Potomac Athletics Department instated a new attendance policy for all student athletes regarding unexcused tardies and unverified absences. With the first quarter complete...

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