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Fall Athletes Play For A Cause

Fall Athletes Play For A Cause

Written by Mia Cammarota

October 12, 2018

Woodgrove’s Field Hockey and Volleyball teams have raised a total of $5,195 to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Breast Cancer ‘Side Out’ Foundation. Field Hockey hosted their third annual cancer awareness game on September 20th. They played Freedom High School winning 7-1, but this...

Athletic College Committments

Athletic College Committments

Written by Lorallye Partlow, Casey Abashian, and Ryan Keebaugh

May 22, 2018

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

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

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...

Coach Coon Transcends to the Varsity Level

Coach Coon Transcends to the Varsity Level

Written by Myla Baouna and Katherin Gomez

March 20, 2018

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

#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...

Editorial: Balancing High School

Editorial: Balancing High School

Written by Editors-in-Chief Adeline Furlow and Brittany Nelson

December 14, 2017

The pressure of being a high school student is at an all-time high. Combine that pressure with attending a high-achieving high school in one of the highest achieving school systems in the nation, and the pressure builds further. As the academic rigor at Woodgrove and other schools has increased over...

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

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

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...

Four Girls Follow Cavallaro’s Footsteps, Join Wrestling Team for 2017-2018 Season

Four Girls Follow Cavallaro’s Footsteps, Join Wrestling Team for 2017-2018 Season

Written by Casey Abashian and Ryan Keebaugh

December 14, 2017

By the end of the 2016-2017 Woodgrove Wrestling Season, senior Catie Cavallaro, who is currently playing lacrosse for East Carolina University, had become the first girl in Virginia to advance to the VHSL State Wrestling Championship meet. First committing to wrestling in her freshman year in November...

The Outlander Sports Weekly Wrap-Up

The Outlander Sports Weekly Wrap-Up

Written by Casey Abashian and Ryan Keebaugh

October 19, 2017

The Outlander Sports Weekly Wrap-Up:Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Giving you up to date, weekly updates on every Varsity sport at Woodgrove High School   Wolverine Varsity Football: Record: 5-2 Next Game: Friday, October 20 at Heritage. Last Game: Won 28-12 against Dominion on Friday, October...

Superbowl ’51 Outcome

Superbowl ’51 Outcome

Written by Matthew Gusmerotti

February 27, 2017

Heading into the Superbowl, the New England Patriots were favored over the Atlanta Falcons, and after it was announced that Falcons QB Matt Ryan had won the league’s MVP award, Atlanta players and fans were riding high heading into the Superbowl. Despite the news, New England ended up winning 34-28 ...

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