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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.

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.

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


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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.

Boys Lacrosse Enjoys Successful Playoffs Run

Boys Lacrosse Enjoys Successful Playoffs Run

Shannon McHale, Sports Writer

May 24, 2016


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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


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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...

2015 Proves To Be a Groundbreaking Year For Whitman Sports

Ilana Desmond, Sports Editor

January 19, 2016


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2015 has proved to be an extremely memorable year for Walt Whitman sports.  It was a year where athletes pushed their hardest and worked as a team to achieve results.  This past year has definitely set high expectations for 2016. The most notable victory of 2015 was the Boys Varsity Soccer Team winning ...

MLB Winter Meetings Leave High Expectations for 2016 Season

MLB Winter Meetings Leave High Expectations for 2016 Season

Clifford Sweezey, Sports Editor

December 23, 2015


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It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Holiday spirit is in the air and MLB GM’s are making their moves to try and prepare a championship caliber team for the 2016 season. Some of this year’s biggest free agents made a splash along with a few big trades. And although there are still several mon...

Cam Newton Leads the Panthers to An Undefeated Season

Cam Newton Leads the Panthers to An Undefeated Season

Shannon McHale, Sports Writer

December 23, 2015


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Number one in the draft, on the field, and in the NFC South, Cam Newton has been dominating the 2015 NFL season after leading his team with a 13-0 record. The Carolina Panthers were considered the underdog of their league at the beginning of the season. Having never won a Super Bowl and only seen a...

Golden State Warriors Reach 21-0

Golden State Warriors Reach 21-0

Zach Lella, Sports Writer

December 15, 2015


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The defending NBA champs, the Golden State Warriors, have started the season 21-0 after a close win in Toronto on December 5th. The Warriors won the game 112-109, getting 44 points from reigning MVP Stephen Curry. The Raptors led by as many as 13 points in the first quarter and by 10 points at halftime. Heading ...

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