March Madness Predictions

Rampage reporters Aidan Brami and Matthew DiFonzo share their

Aidan Brami and Matthew DiFonzo

March 20, 2019

BRAMI'S BRACKET  First 64 No. 5 MARQUETTE VS. No. 12 MURRAY STATE The upset I want to pick, but can't. Murray State is one of the most exciting teams to watch in all of college basketball because of their point guard, Ja Morant. Averaging 24.6 points per game to go along with 10 assists, he...

Top 5 Sports Moments to Look Forward to in 2019

Duke forward Zion Williamson high fives guard R.J. Barrett.  Both players are projected to  be a top 3 pick in the 2019 NBA draft.

Jack Horan, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

After an exciting year for sports in 2018 with many upsets and surprises, 2019 is now underway and many new historic sports moments can be anticipated. The following five moments can change the landscape of sports as a whole and the way each sport is viewed. (These are listed in no particular order.)...

Underclassmen Contribute to, Lead Strong Dive Season

Freshman Callie Borda (above) and sophomore Emily Reynolds qualified for the Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships (Metros), a meet with participants from all public and private schools in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia area

Paige Krawczel, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

Improving from last season, the RHS dive team has found success with their underclassmen, specifically new freshmen talent Callie Borda and Dima Lawrence, as well as sophomores Emily Reynolds and Spencer Finnegan. The girls dive team ended this season with a 4-1 record, defeating every team except ...

MCPS Updates Athletic Guidelines to Include Vaping

MCPS updated their athletic guidelines to include vaping.  Now any student athletes caught vaping will face the same consequences as if they were caught smoking.

Daniel Pujo, Sports Managing Editor

March 15, 2019

Before recently, vaping was never categorized in the tobacco, drug and alcohol area of the MCPS student athlete guidelines, but it is now is classified to be a tobacco product which will carry a more severe punishment for athletes caught vaping. Vaping has become an epidemic across the nation as many teens in...

RHS All-Met Athletes for Fall 2018

Senior Chris Rindov received an honorable mention in the Washington Post All-Met for 2018 for his play on varsity soccer in the fall.

Anna Stewart, News Managing Editor

March 14, 2019

In the months after the fall sports season comes to a close, many high school athletes are recognized for their exceptional performances throughout the season. There are two ways to be recognized: by the Washington Post receiving All-Met honors, or by the coaches of each MCPS sport by being named to an...

Rams’ Foul Trouble Helps End Season with .500 Record

Rams' Foul Trouble Helps End Season with .500 Record

Jack Welch, Staff Writer

March 13, 2019

Boys varsity basketball (11-11) fell to the Westminster Owls (15-6) 54-51 March 4 in the sectional semifinals at Westminster High School, putting an end to their 2018-19 season. The Owls opened the game from the free-throw line due to a technical foul given to the Rams for dunking in warm-ups, whi...

Seattle Should Once Again Have an NBA Team

Seattle Should Once Again Have an NBA Team

Jack Horan, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

With the city of Seattle, Wash. getting a National Hockey League (NHL) team that will start playing during the 2021-22 season, many basketball fans are asking for the National Basketball Association (NBA) to return to Seattle. The NBA should give Seattle a team because NBA players want the NBA to com...

Rams to Watch: Blessed Mbogo and Twins Naila and Nia Newman

Rams to Watch: Blessed Mbogo and Twins Naila and Nia Newman

Andrew Coulibaly and Matthew DiFonzo

February 28, 2019

Blessed Mbogo, Boys Basketball Junior forward Blessed Mbogo has grown into a versatile player and valuable asset for the boys varsity basketball team in his second year, rising to the occasion and aiding the team on their division title. Although Mbogo is hard of hearing, it does not show on the co...

Poms Wins Spirit Award Third Year in a Row, Risks Dropping to Division 2

The Poms team performed at three invitationals and then competed at the county competition.

Erin Bode, News Managing Editor

February 26, 2019

With the RHS Pompons (Poms) placing sixth overall out of eight teams at the MCPS Countywide competition Feb. 2 at Blair High School, the team is now facing the possibility of moving down a division when taking into account their last place finish last season. Every two years, divisions for each team can...

2018 Sports Highlights

2018 Sports Highlights

Matthew DiFonzo, Sports Managing Editor

February 26, 2019

Looking back on 2018, there were many highlights throughout the year for sports at the college and professional level. Here is a look at some of the top, memorable moments of the year, some of which will continue to impact 2019 sports. 7) For the Cleveland Browns in the NFL, the 2018 season was a hu...

Patriots Outlast, Outperform Rams in Superbowl Rematch

Patriots Outlast, Outperform Rams in Superbowl Rematch

Jack Horan, Staff Writer

February 26, 2019

Super Bowl 53 has come and gone, a defensive battle between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots.The Patriots came out on top, defeating the Rams 13-3 and making quarterback Tom Brady the most successful Super Bowl player of all time with his sixth ring. With this Super Bowl victory, Bill Belichick...

Varsity Basketball Teams Score Victory on Senior Night

Senior boys and girls on the varsity basketball teams players in their final home game against the Wheaton Knights Feb. 15.

Nathan Pianalto, Sports Staff Writer

February 22, 2019

In their last regular season home games, the varsity boys (10–9) and girls (10–8) basketball teams were victorious on senior night as they took down the Wheaton Knights Jan. 15. The girls starting lineup included seniors Denise Mack, Emily Huynh and Kimberly Wambogo. In a show of excellent sportsm...

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