Sport Wrap-up: January 17-23


Steve Schaired

The Watkins Mill High School Indoor Track girls 4×2 relay team placed first in their heat at the MCPS Championships.

Boys Basketball

The team lost a hard-fought match to Seneca Valley High School’s Screamin’ Eagles with the final of 54-57 on Tuesday, January 21. “We didn’t play at our own speed we tried to rush which unfortunately cost us the [win],” senior Mamadou Ndiong said. The ‘Rines look to bounce back today against  Poolesville High School’s Falcons at 7:15 at Poolesville.

Girls Basketball

The girls played against Magruder High School on Friday, January 17. Everyone that played gave it their all and left everything on the court. This was the girls’ last game with one of their teammates junior Isis Obolensky. “We had to win for Isis. It was our last game with her and we didn’t plan on letting her last game with us be a loss. I believe that’s what got us so pumped up to pull through,” junior Chia Nwankwo said. The girls ended the game with a win against Magruder 42-32. 

Once again the girls took on Seneca Valley High School, Screamin’ Eagles this week but the girls weren’t able to pull through for the win. They gave it everything they had, but in the end, the Screamin’ Eagles walked away with another win against the ‘Rines with a score of 69-36.  Despite the loss, the team maintained their energy all the way through the game. “[I’m proud of] the hustle and aggressiveness and the fact that no matter the score, we did not give up,” senior captain Adriana Amaya added. 


On Saturday, January 18, the Watkins Mill High School Wolverines faced off against the Kennedy High School Cavaliers and the Rockville High School Rams in a duel meet. The ‘Rines won against Kennedy but suffered a loss against Rockville.

On Wednesday, January 22, the ‘Rines went up against Sherwood High School. They lost despite standout performances from senior captain Victor Kum and sophomore Romeo Tsai. “We tried our best and left everything on the mat, we’re definitely improving,” said junior wrestler Precious “the dog” Nfinyo.

Swim and Dive

Watkins Mill High School High School coed varsity swim and dive lost a hard-fought battle to Seneca Valley High School Screamin’ Eagles and Northwood High School Gladiators 108 to 69 Saturday, January 18, at Olney Swim Center.

Junior Chris Crews dropped two seconds in the 100 IM freestyle and placed second. Rosalind Dominguez dropped eight seconds in the 200 IM. “This is honestly one of the best swim teams I’ve ever been on at Watkins Mill,” senior Selvin Cruz said.

The ‘Rines next compete against the Montgomery Blair High School Blazers Saturday, January 25 at the Germantown Swim Center.

Indoor Track

The Watkins Mill High School indoor track team competed at the MCPS Championships on Wednesday, January 22, at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex. The girls 4×2 relay team placed first in their event at the MCPS Championships. The Watkins Mill boys placed fifth in the competition.

Junior Baebaa Sayeh took second place in the shotput event. The boys 4×200 relay team placed sixth in their event. Senior Reggie McKinney placed second in the long jump, third in the triple jump, and fourth in the high jump. Their next meet is on Saturday, January 25, at Georgetown Prep.

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