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Can The XFL Survive?

Can The XFL Survive?

Max Dolinh, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

In a situation eerily similar to a year ago, a new football league is beginning its inaugural season a week after the Super Bowl. The AAF began just a year ago, and despite showing potential in the first weeks of its season, it folded and went bankrupt before it could even complete a full campaign. ...

Spring Sports Tryouts

Spring Sports Tryouts

Portia Dai, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

Spring sports tryouts are set to begin the week of February 24th just as the third quarter begins and students are scrambling to get all the required forms completed. The sports that will be holding tryouts are baseball, softball, boys and girls: lacrosse, soccer, and tennis, as well as crew and out...

Previewing Remaining Playoff Teams Chances to Win the Super Bowl

Previewing Remaining Playoff Teams Chances to Win the Super Bowl

Will Locklin, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

After a surprising and exciting divisional round of the NFL Playoffs, four teams remain in the chase to win the Lombardi Trophy in Miami.  On Saturday, the 49ers took care of business against an inferior team in the Vikings. The 49ers like they have all season, dominated on the defensive side of the ba...

1/4 NBA Season Review

Jacob Rutzick, Staff Writer

December 13, 2019

The 2019-2020 NBA season is officially more than a quarter of the way done. As all NBA people know the quarter mark is a big enough sample size to judge players and teams. So what teams and players have surprised fans this year and what teams have been disappointments.  Biggest surprise: Sun...

Brandon Taubman, The Astros, and Sports’ Domestic Violence Problem

Brandon Taubman, The Astros, and Sports’ Domestic Violence Problem

Max Dolinh, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

The Astros firing of Brandon Taubman may seem like a win for baseball, but it is just another prime example of a lack of accountability for domestic abuse within the sports industry. Taubman, the former assistant general manager of the Astros, was put under fire after a Sports Illustrated article wr...

How to Understand What’s Happening in the World Series as a Non-sports Fan

Lizzie Thompson, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

For those who aren’t sports fanatics, you might have heard that the World Series is going on right now. I, for one, have heard a lot about the world series despite having never watched baseball in my life. You might have also heard how our own Nationals are in the World Series this year. I have tried ...

Why the NBA Needs to Change the Playoffs

Jacob Rutzick, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

It’s a cool evening in mid-May. NBA playoff basketball is back and you want to watch a game. However, the only game on is a Pistons vs. Bucks game. You do what any person should and turn off the tv. The NBA playoffs have become boring, and there is a simple fix for this problem. The NBA needs t...

2019 U.S. Open: Champions Who Lost Their Titles

Sara Boddie, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

     The U.S. Open began as an exclusive men’s singles and doubles tournament, held in Newport, Rhode Island. Now, over 700,000 fans enter the gates at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center to enjoy a two-week sports and entertainment extravaganza, held in Flushing, New York. The tour...

NFL’s Centennial Season Kicks Off

Max Dolinh, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

   Football is back! This past week, the NFL finally kicked off its 100th season after one of the most eventful offseasons in recent memory. The week had everything a football fan could ask for: breakout performances, surprising upsets, and amazing comebacks. While the first week of games is not a gr...

The Nationals Amazing Season

Jacob Rutzick, Staff Writer

September 15, 2019

May 24th seemed like just another day for the Washington Nationals - the struggling ball club looked like they would fall short of expectations once again. Nationals history is filled with many choke jobs in the playoffs and regular season. After Bryce Harper’s decision to leave the team, the Nat...

Why are the Red Sox struggling? History

May 10, 2019

As we go deeper in the MLB season, another trend has found itself manifesting over the course of the year. The reigning World Series winner has been underperforming. The Boston Red Sox, coming off of a dominant 2018 where they went 108-54 and steamrolled through the playoffs on their way to a 4-1...

Why KD is the Best Player in the NBA

Jacob Rutzick, Staff Writer

May 8, 2019

Kevin Durant has always been second best his whole career. He was the second ranked player in high school. He was the second player picked in the NBA draft, and he has been considered second best to LeBron James his whole career. Now that LeBron and the Lakers have missed the playoffs the title of b...

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