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Lily’s Hope Succeeds Despite Rams’ Struggles

Rams boys and girls varsity basketball teams fell to the Einstein Titans Feb. 8 in the annual Lily's Hope basketball event, which raised over $1,000 to support cancer research and families affected by cancer.

Nathan Pianalto and Brendan Stewart, Staff Writers

February 20, 2019

Varsity boys (10–9) and girls (11–8) basketball teams took the court to play the Einstein Titans at home Feb. 8, while fans, many dressed in yellow and pink Lily’s Hope shirts from this year and past years, steadily flooded the gym. The rafters were full of excitement and cheering loud enou...

Wildcats Pounce Rams with Strong Shooting

Senior center Jimmy Sorunke battles the WJ defense.  Sorunke scored 14 points in the Rams' loss to the Wildcats.

Jack Welch, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019

Boys varsity basketball (10 - 9) fell to the Walter Johnson (WJ) Wildcats (15-6) 77-57 Feb. 12 away, due to the strong shooting performance by the Wildcats. The Wildcats started off strong, scoring on almost every possession. Although the Rams responded with some points of their own, the Wildcats went on...

Baseball Coach Wins State Award

Baseball coach Farron Riggs holds a plaque honoring him as the Maryland baseball coach of the year. Riggs has been coaching for 21 years.

Aidan Brami, Print Copy Editor

February 15, 2019

Farron Riggs is more than just a varsity baseball coach at RHS, he has become a mentor to many players who have come through the program. After finishing the 2018 season with a 15-3 record, Riggs won the Maryland State Baseball Coach of the Year award. “He just talks to me, he knows what’s go...

Top Spots to Hit the Slopes for the 2018-2019 Ski Season

Wisp Ski Resort is about three and a half hours away. There are eight black slopes, 13 blue slopes and nine green slopes open as of now.

Teddy Bilodeau, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

As the winter season progresses, winter activities go into full effect as resorts finally have the consistent cold weather they need to make enough snow to cover the mountains. RHS students have access to multiple resorts in the area that offer skiing, snowboarding and tubing. Resorts such as Liberty...

Rockets Outlast Rams in First of Two Meetings

Rockets Outlast Rams in First of Two Meetings

Jack Welch, Staff Writer

February 4, 2019

Boys varsity basketball (8-6) fell to the Richard Montgomery Rockets (13-1) 56-50 Jan. 25 away in a rivalry game. Despite the six point loss, the Rams were able to keep a close game with a then-undefeated team. It didn't take long for either team to get on the board; every time the Rockets score...

Super Bowl Preview: Rams, Patriots Rematch

In a Jan. 21 survey of 25 staff members and 100 students, 54 percent of those asked who they believed would win the Super Bowl predicted that the Los Angeles Rams would defeat the New England Patriots.

Anna Stewart, News Managing Editor

February 1, 2019

Tom Brady vs. Jared Goff.  Bill Belichick vs. Sean McVay. The 2019 Super Bowl is a matchup between established greatness and expected greatness; the New England Patriots (11-5), an aging team who year after year secure their place in NFL history and the Los Angeles Rams (13-3), a young team predicted ...

Rams Charge Past Wolverines at Home

Coach Todd Dembrowski speaks to the players during a timeout in the second quarter. The Rams beat the Wolverines 47-37, adding another win to their above 500 record.

Jack Welch, Staff Writer

January 24, 2019

Boys varsity basketball (6-5) defeated the Watkins Mill Wolverines (4-6) 47-37 Jan. 11 at home, making this the second year in a row the Rams have taken out the Wolverines. Both teams were off to a slow start with strong defense on both sides of the floor with little to no offense, resulting in the...

Rams to Watch: Callie Borda and Conner Pace

Rams to Watch: Callie Borda and Conner Pace

Matthew DiFonzo and Daniel Pujo

January 3, 2019

Callie Borda, Dive  As the winter sports season unfolds and many multi-sport athletes transition from last season, few can boast entering a season in which they are not only a member of the varsity team but also a USA regional champion.   Specializing in the one meter, three meter and platform event...

3 Seniors Commit to Colleges, Furthering Their Athletic Careers

Senior Charlotte Davis holds up her Letter of Intent after she signed to play soccer at Frostburg State University Nov. 14.

Matthew DiFonzo, Sports Managing Editor

January 2, 2019

Seniors Charlotte Davis, Matt McTighe and Nate Watts will be continuing their athletic careers in college, after Davis and McTighe officially committed to their colleges Nov. 14 often called “National Signing Day” which is traditionally the first day in which a high school senior can sign a bindin...

NFL Regular Season Recap, Sleeper Playoff Teams

NFL Regular Season Recap, Sleeper Playoff Teams

Jack Horan, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

As the National Football League (NFL) playoffs quickly approach, the 2018-19 season has been one to remember because of emerging star quarterback (QB) Patrick Mahomes, dominant running back (RB) Todd Gurley and the rewriting of history made by QB Drew Brees. As of week 15, the National Football Confere...

NBA Lacks Excitement, Risks Losing More Fans

For years NBA viewing has been in steady decline and it is of their own doing.  The league can make a few simple changes to draw larger crowds starting with restrictions on defense.

Jack Horan, Staff Writer

December 18, 2018

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has lost its entertainment value through the years, as the lack of parity and defense has simply made it boring to watch, making some fans switch to watching college basketball. The NBA should reduce the number of games played to make the league as fun to wa...

Seniors Je’Shaud Armwood and Rajuan Stevens: Best Friends On and Off the Basketball Court

Je’shaud Armwood, No. 22, and Rajuan Stevens, No. 11, watch the ball as it’s inbounded during their home game against Sherwood High School Dec. 6.

Anna Stewart, News Managing Editor

December 18, 2018

In the Rams 48-47 victory over the Quince Orchard Cougars Dec. 11, most fans were focused on the high-scoring performances of junior guard Jailen Anderson and senior center Jimmy Sorunke. But, what was just as essential to that win, was the chemistry between best friends of seven years, senior co-capta...

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