Sports Wrap-Up: December 10, 2018


Jade Pinkowitz

‘Rines basketball won the season opener on December 7

Girls Basketball

Girls basketball lost a hard fought first away game versus Northwest Jaguars on December 7. The team lost 72-45 after a very long game from both sides. The ‘Rines plan to bounce back next game December 12 at home versus Clarksburg at 7:15.

“I think we have a lot of potential as a team… most of the team has been practicing since the fall and conditioning since the summer,” junior Precious Agyekum said. “I know we can win it all if we but put in the work.”

Indoor Track

The Watkins Mill Track Team is lacing up to run circles around their competition. This past week the track team had their first scrimmage.

The B team for the 4×2 won. The A team for the 4×2 got second place. Sophomore Frank-Billy Yagaka said, “The scrimmage went really well. I’m looking forward to the season because we have a lot of fast people and hopefully we go to states again.”

Freshman Maya Orellana said, “I’m excited to compete with other schools and to train. I want to see how far I can go.” The track team takes off with their first meet on December 11.

Sophomore Kayla Holt said, “I think for a lot of people’s first [scrimmage] they didn’t do too bad. I’m excited, I know a lot of the sprinters are dedicated and want to go to nationals. I want to go to nationals.”


Watkins Mill wrestling competed in the Chopticon Tournament on December 7 and December 8 against teams like Paint Branch High School and other teams from the state at Choprico High School.

Freshman Romeo Tsai only lost one match having a total record of 7-1 in the 106 pounds division.

Junior Victor Kum believes the team has a promising season ahead. “We have a good team and are all gradually learning by the end of the season we will be a threat if we keep putting in the work as expected,” he said.

Coach Tony Barns believes the team will have a successful season and look forward to the season.

Come watch the ‘Rines compete at John F. Kennedy High School today.

Boys Basketball

Watkins Mill boys basketball beat the Northwest Jaguars at home December 7, with a winning score of 61-57. The Wolverines did a great job both offensively and defensively against the Jaguars.

“We can work more on talking more on defense and staying focused,” senior Idriss Traore said. The ‘Rines next game will be tonight, away against the Churchill High School Bulldogs.

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