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Winter Athletes to Watch

Winter Athletes to Watch

Written by Casey Abashian and Lorallye Partlow

December 20, 2018


Filed under Sports

Out of the hundreds of winter athletes competing this season, six players, one from each sport, were chosen as “Athletes to Watch.” Varsity head coaches nominated three to four players based on their hard work and dedication both on and off the field. Each player was then placed into a Twitter poll...

State Champions: Wolverine Football Secures State Title

State Champions: Wolverine Football Secures State Title

Written by Casey Abashian

December 19, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

When the dust had settled on Saturday, December 8, the Wolverine football team found themselves successfully hoisting up the VHSL Class 4A State Championship Trophy, providing a fitting end to what has been a boundary-breaking and historic season. Fueled by a band of seniors, including Graham Walker,...

Athletic College Committments

Athletic College Committments

Written by Lorallye Partlow, Casey Abashian, and Ryan Keebaugh

May 22, 2018


Filed under Sports

Because of their hard work, dedication, and success on the field, 17 Woodgrove seniors have decided to take their talents to the college level next season. The following are all the athletic commitments known at the time of press. ...

Ben Castellano Reels In Offers From Eighteen Colleges

Ben Castellano Reels In Offers From Eighteen Colleges

Written by Kennedy Vacca - Special to The Outlander

May 22, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Woodgrove’s star wide receiver, junior Ben Castellano, has reeled in offers from eighteen different college football recruiters, including offers from six Ivy League schools, West Point, and the Naval Academy.   Castellano’s offers started to pile up about two months ago when he received his fi...

The Growing Pressure on Young Athletes

The Growing Pressure on Young Athletes

Written by Annie Gilbert: Special to The Outlander

May 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

The increasing pressure on student athletes to perform at the highest level of competition is causing a high injury rate. The potential for injury in students who specialize in a single sport is growing as a result of over working the same body parts, and as a result, young athletes all over the country...

Woodgrove Track Competes in Wolverine Classic

Woodgrove Track Competes in Wolverine Classic

Written by Sarah Murtaugh

May 4, 2018


Filed under Sports

Woodgrove Track and Field hosted the Wolverine Classic Invitational this past Friday, April 20th, 2018, with girls tying for 1st overall and boys placing 5th overall. A total of 24 teams attended the meet, making it the largest in the region. The Woman’s track and field team finished with a total...

Coach Coon Transcends to the Varsity Level

Coach Coon Transcends to the Varsity Level

Written by Myla Baouna and Katherin Gomez

March 20, 2018


Filed under Local News, Sports

This time last year, Coach Travis Coon was coaching the Woodgrove girls freshman basketball team but has now transcended to the varsity level for the 2017-18 school year. Coon is a special education teacher at Woodgrove High School, who transferred to Woodgrove during the 2016-2017 school year. That...

Top 8 Prospects of the 2018 NFL Draft

Top 8 Prospects of the 2018 NFL Draft

Written by Ryan Forbes

February 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

#1. Saquon Barkley- (Running Back) Penn State- There is no doubt who the top player in the draft is. Barkley has been the most talented and explosive player all year in college football. His playmaking ability will guarantee him a spot as one of the top players in this year’s draft. NFL Comparison: Ezekiel Elli...

NFL Postseason Awards Predictions

NFL Postseason Awards Predictions

Written by Ryan Forbes

February 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Coach of the Year: Sean McVay (Head Coach) Los Angeles Rams: McVay deserves this award after turning around the league’s youngest team from a 4-12 disaster to a 11-5 third seed playoff team, also turning around the offense from the lowest points per game to the most. He turned Goff into a reliable ...

Keilty Attains 450th Win as Head Coach

Keilty Attains 450th Win as Head Coach

December 16, 2017


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

Press Release by Assistant Athletic Director, Vernon Matthews; Head Volleyball Coach Carmel Keilty recently attained her 450th career win. Keilty, who has been coaching for 28 years, has served in the position of Head Coach at Loudoun Valley, Heritage, and Woodgrove High Schools. In recognition...

The Busy Student’s Guide to Balancing School and Extracurriculars

The Busy Student’s Guide to Balancing School and Extracurriculars

Written by Rebecca Faletti and Jenn Glazebrook

December 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

It’s a universal experience--that dread weighing like a stone in your stomach, the sandpaper-rough feeling of your tongue in your mouth as you swallow nervously for the hundredth time, the inexorable feeling of dread wrapped around your neck like a noose. Your commitments have piled up, your responsibilities...

Practicing in Cold Winter Climate Creates Unique Challenges For 2017-2018 Wolverine Winter Guard

Practicing in Cold Winter Climate Creates Unique Challenges For 2017-2018 Wolverine Winter Guard

Written by Casey Abashian and Ryan Keebaugh

December 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Sports

After a successful Woodgrove Fall Color Guard season, the winter version of the team is looking to improve on the fall’s output, while continuing the bond of unity that many of the members of the Fall Guard enjoyed throughout the season. The Winter Guard is judged similarly to Fall Guard, with competing...

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