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Super Bowl LI Goes Down In History as An Exciting Battle for Victory

Super Bowl LI Goes Down In History as An Exciting Battle for Victory

Megan Neuman, Sports Editor

March 5, 2017


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The NFL hosted its 51st Super Bowl, in which the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots fought for the champion title at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. The game was one of the NFL’s most exciting; the New England Patriots made a ruthless comeback and proved, yet again, that Tom Brady could not...

Girls’ Basketball Undefeated Mid-Season

Girls’ Basketball Undefeated Mid-Season

Matthew Phillip, Sports Writer

February 11, 2017


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What an amazing winning streak!! The Girls’ Basketball team is undefeated with a record of (4:0:0). They beat North Babylon 41-27, Smithtown East 60-39, Centereach 72-36, and Sachem North 66-48. During the North Babylon game, Rosa Portaro was the leading scorer with 14 points. The player with the highest...

Winter Sports Mid-Season

Winter Sports Mid-Season

Nick Miata, Sports Writer

February 11, 2017


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With the next season of Whitman sports underway, let’s take a look at our winter teams and their accomplishments thus far. Girls’ basketball has gotten off to a great start, going undefeated in their first five games. This can be contributed to the team’s fast-paced...

Scott McEntee Executes his Swings at Port Jefferson Country Club to Move on to Counties

Scott McEntee Executes his Swings at Port Jefferson Country Club to Move on to Counties

Chris Adams, Sports Writer

January 9, 2017


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Whitman golfer, Scott McEntee, found the green at Port Jefferson Country Club where he shot an 87 on 18 holes which distinguished him as one of the top 20 scores in Suffolk County, good enough to proceed to Counties. Scott was the sole Whitman golfer to achieved the honor of advancing to county finals....

Will Boys’ Varsity Soccer return to the State Finals?

Will Boys’ Varsity Soccer return to the State Finals?

Joie Tortorice, Sports Writer

November 6, 2016


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The boys’ varsity soccer team ended their regular league play with a record of 10-4-0. Despite losing key players from last season, they have shown they are a major threat to opposing teams this year.

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Whitman Volleyball Ready for Playoffs

Whitman Volleyball Ready for Playoffs

Nick Miata, Sports Writer

November 6, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With a 6-6 record, the boys’ team has had plenty of highlights this season. Under the coaching of Michael Patto, the team has battled against some of the best teams on the Island and is still in the playoffs hunt with just a few games left to be played.

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GVS Moves Past the First Round of Playoffs

GVS Moves Past the First Round of Playoffs

Shannon McHale, Co-Editor in Chief

November 6, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Walt Whitman’s Girls Varsity Soccer team came out on top last Friday against Smithtown East. The Wildcats, ranked 16th, defeated Smithtown (including coach’s daughter), ranked 17th, when lead scorer, Rebecca DeWitt #10, crashed one into Smithtown's goal with only 8 minutes remaining. From there, the Wildcats held their opponents, ending the game 1-0.

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Boys Lacrosse Enjoys Successful Playoffs Run

Boys Lacrosse Enjoys Successful Playoffs Run

Shannon McHale, Sports Writer

May 24, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Walt Whitman’s Boys Varsity Lacrosse team has had a very successful 2016 season, ending with a record of 8-6. The boys, ranked 9th in their league, started playoffs at the home of the Commack Cougars, ranked 8th. The Wildcats maintained a steady lead until the 4th quarter. Commack scored two goa...

Softball Makes Playoffs

Softball Makes Playoffs

Shannon McHale

May 16, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

he Walt Whitman Varsity Softball Team finished off their season last Wednesday with a close loss against Deer Park. Lead by senior captains Christina Lofaso and Ariel Khatchatourian, the Wildcats stand in second place with a final record of 10-5. A key player in the favorable outcome is starting ...

No Love In This Match: Match-Fixing Allegations Erupt During the Australian Open

No Love In This Match: Match-Fixing Allegations Erupt During the Australian Open

Laura Grajales, Politics Writer

February 1, 2016


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New evidence has just surfaced about match-fixing by players at the upper level of world tennis, as revealed by BuzzFeed News and the BBC. This isn’t the first time the tennis community has had to deal with suspected match-fixing. 16 players, all of whom have ranked in the top 50, have been repeatedly fla...

10 Reasons Why You Should Play A School Sport

10 Reasons Why You Should Play A School Sport

Ilana Desmond, Sports Editor

February 1, 2016


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As students enter high school, they are exposed to hundreds of extracurricular activities to choose from.  It may be overwhelming to choose which ones to participate in and which ones best fit the student's interests.  Teenagers should consider playing school sports for the many benefits they offe...

Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza Elected to Baseball Hall of Fame

Clifford Sweezey, Sports Editor

January 25, 2016


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Not too long ago, the Baseball Writers Association of America, more commonly known as the BBWAA, cast their votes to see who deserves a plaque in Cooperstown. Unlike last year’s four inductees, there were only two inductees this year. Ken Griffey Jr., also known as “The Kid” or the “Swingman” is...

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