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Lesser Known but Successful Sports Do Not Receive Enough School-Wide Recognition

Gabe Reyes, Sports Managing Editor

February 2, 2017


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How come the boys varsity basketball team gets a pep rally specifically centered around them? Why doesn’t the wrestling team get their own unique pep rally entrance, or the hockey team? How come swimming wins second in states but gets no recognition? The boys varsity basketball team is the staple...

Monitoring the Future Survey Shows Lowest Drug Usage Levels for Students in Years

Allison DiFonzo, Features Managing Editor

February 2, 2017


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During the spring of 2016, more than 45,000 students from 372 public and private schools nationwide participated in the annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey. The MTF survey results were announced Dec. 13 by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and revealed that drug use among eighth, 10th and...

Seniors and Freshmen Victorious at Powder Puff Game

Matt DiFonzo, Staff Writer

December 15, 2016


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Joseph B. Good stadium was the site for the annual Powder Puff games. The much anticipated fall classic pits the junior girls against the senior girls and the freshmen against the sophomores for bragging rights on the gridiron. The senior class of 2017 came out on top, defeating the juniors 12-0 thank...

Seventh Annual Rampace 5K Arrives

Noam Elfassi, Staff Writer

December 14, 2016


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The Rampace 5K is an annual event that has been going on since 2009 in order to raise money for the journalism program. Year after year people have come out to this community event to run and cheer on family and friends. By 8:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12th, the weather was in the 30’s, but that did not...

New Basketball Coach Resurges Young Team

Allison DiFonzo, Features Managing Editor

December 14, 2016


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New head coach Todd Dembroski joins the boys varsity basketball team for the 2015-16 season. He has coached the JV team at Magruder HS for the past five seasons and has also served as their assistant varsity coach. “My goal for this season is for our team to reach its full potential on the cou...

Carlos Shows Off Hidden Skill

Kelly DiFonzo, Contributing Editor

December 14, 2016


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Who would have known that a mere two-week wrestling unit in a 2014 freshman physical education class would have illuminated a hidden talent vital to the future of the RHS wrestling program? Junior Carlos Carrasquillo was a freshman when he showed his innate skill for the sport of wrestling. Carrasquil...

Boys Basketball Has High Hopes for Upcoming Season

Gabe Reyes, Sports Managing Editor

December 13, 2016


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Following a losing season last year, the RHS boys varsity basketball team hopes to come out this year with more wins. However, the team will rely on young underclassmen due to the graduation of their best two scorers from the 2015-16 season, Ben Wiebusch and Essex Thompson. Last year, the Rams lost 6...

Keeping Up With Claire

Sarah Natchipolsky, Sports Managing Editor

December 13, 2016


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Few high schoolers are willing to get up at 4:30 a.m. on a weekday, and even fewer are willing to get up that early to swim laps in the freezing water for an hour before school. Junior Claire Lyhus is one of the exceptions as a member of the RHS varsity swim team. Lyhus has accomplished much during her time ...

Volleyball Keeps Fighting

Volleyball Keeps Fighting

November 14, 2016


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With a 5-5 record, the RHS girls varsity volleyball team is still continuing to improve as the season progresses. Holding a roster of numerous experienced upperclassmen, as well as some newer players, the team is looking to improve on last season’s 6-9 record. Skill wise, the team has been focusing...

Girls Tennis Finish Strong

Girls Tennis Finish Strong

Sarah Natchipolsky, Sports Managing Editor

November 14, 2016


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Girls tennis finished their season with a respectable record of 6-6. The team maintained this solid record despite being comprised of so many inexperienced players. The team’s main strength is in its more experienced singles players. Four of the team’s nine players are freshmen, and only four players...

Maryland Athletes Dominate in Rio

Maryland Athletes Dominate in Rio

Sarah Natchipolsky, Sports Managing Editor

November 14, 2016


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Summer ‘16 was memorable for many reasons, but one of the most notable was the entire nation coming together to watch the Summer Olympics and cheer on Team USA. The US as a country was incredibly successful, leading the medal count at 46 gold and 121 total medals, but it was Maryland Olympians who...

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