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Baseball looks to knock down Knights, pick up second win in a row

Ajay Branch and Kola Akinnibi
March 28, 2017
Filed under Spring, Sports

Baseball, weather permitting, look to terminate the Wheaton Knights as they will attempt to go to war this afternoon. The team is coming off of a triumphant first victory of the season against the Kennedy Cavaliers, and look to capitalize off of this win. Watkins Mill baseball added their first win...

Football coach Brown bumps up volleyball expectations

Kola Akinnibi and Victor Iglesias
March 20, 2017
Filed under Sports features, Sports

Paraeducator and head football coach Mike Brown serves his way into the main gym to become the head boys volleyball coach for the spring 2017 season. Brown is taking over for physical education teacher Rick Riley, the former boys volleyball coach. “I've always been interested in volleyball, even wh...

Winter sports teams wrap up seasons, look to come back stronger next year

Kevin Finn and Ajay Branch
March 17, 2017
Filed under Winter, Sports

After a competitive winter season with most teams making the postseason and four teams making it past the first round, the winter sports teams look to persevere in the off-season and come back even stronger next year. The girls basketball team took their talents into the postseason and ended their jo...

Sports spring forward into new season

Lucas Richards
March 15, 2017
Filed under Sports features, Spring, Sports

Spring sports are finally here and the 'Rines are excited for the spring 2017 season. It is a new beginning for sports as new players and coaches come out this year looking for success throughout the season. Tryouts for all spring sports were held March 1. There are a wide variety of sports including...

March Madness preview

February 28, 2017
Filed under Sports, Video

Wolverines look to brawl with Bengals in first round of playoffs tonight

Wolverines look to brawl with Bengals in first round of playoffs tonight

Hezekiah Likekele and Salekri Sayeh
February 28, 2017
Filed under Winter, Sports

Boys varsity basketball looks to storm into playoffs at 7pm tonight at Blake High School and avenge their devastating last-second loss from their last match against the Bengals. The boys played the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Barons on February 17. The boys lost to the Barons on senior night by a score of 46-64....

Senior Daquan Wims invited to try out for Big 33 All-Star showcase game

Senior Daquan Wims invited to try out for Big 33 All-Star showcase game

Kola Akinnibi and Victor Iglesias
February 23, 2017
Filed under Sports features, Sports

Senior Daquan Wims is the first Watkins Mill football player to ever be invited to the Big 33 All-Star showcase, an event that features the top 33 players from each state in an All-Star football game. Wims will try out to be a part of the Maryland All-Star team, which is pit against the Pennsy...

New head baseball coach Giles looks to help team improve, focus on conditioning

Cameron Moore and Jessica Cruz
February 16, 2017
Filed under Spring, Sports

Varsity boys baseball will welcome a new head coach, Robert Giles, in the spring of 2017. His previous baseball coaching experience will create a hopeful turnout for the season.  Giles played baseball all throughout high school and was the head coach at Kennedy High School for the past five season...

PE teacher Richard Riley takes on softball coach job, looks to help team improve

Lucas Richards and Thomas Dawson
February 28, 2017
Filed under Spring, Sports

Starting off their new season, the varsity softball team introduced one of the physical education and health teachers, Richard Riley, as its new coach to lead the 'Rines to victory. As the new season approaches, many players would like to see improvements as a team. The squad is looking to improve co...

Wrestling looks to pin competition in county tournament Friday

Tyler Lewis, Alex Wright, and Lirim Krasniqi
February 14, 2017
Filed under Winter, Sports

Boys varsity wrestling  looks to triumph in the county tournament this Friday, February 17 and finish what could be their final match of the season with a hard fought battle against the whoever they come up against. The team is coming off their final regular season match against the Gaithersbur...

Indoor track gets ready for great outdoors as season ends in states

Hezekiah Likekele and Liam Thomas
February 23, 2017
Filed under Winter, Sports

Watkins Mill girls 4x2 hoped to bring home a state championship for the Wolverines on Tuesday, but fell short of their goal. The girls, as well as the rest of the team now look ahead to outdoor.  The boys 4x8 also deemed themselves worthy of being a regional contender but couldn’t get the job done, ...

‘Rines look to swarm Damascus Hornets after taking care of Gaithersburg Trojans

Hezekiah Likekele and Salekri Sayeh
February 7, 2017
Filed under Sports

Wolverines boys basketball looks to sweep their season series against the Damascus Hornets with a win tonight, February 7 at 5:30pm. The team is coming off a bittersweet victory over rival Gaithersburg High School.  On February 3, in a packed homecourt gym, the boys beat cross-town rivals Gaithersb...

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