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Columbia University Ends Losing Streak with Blowout Win

Columbia University Ends Losing Streak with Blowout Win

Aamash Mussa, Sports Writer

October 27, 2015


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When one thinks of the Ivy League, prestige, intelligence and hard work ethics come to mind. However, that academic mastery often comes at the expense of athletics. While other top schools in the country such as UCLA and USC are less known for their prestigious academic programs, they seem more relevan...

New York Knicks 2015-2016 Preview

New York Knicks 2015-2016 Preview

Zach Lella, Sports Writer

October 22, 2015


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As many Knicks fans know, the 2014-2015 season was embarrassing for the team. They went 17-65, the worst record in Knicks franchise history. Not to mention they had the second-worst record in the league last year and didn't get a top three pick in the NBA draft. Knicks superstar Carmelo Anthony manag...

MLB Playoffs: All Four LCS Contenders Looking to End World Series Droughts

MLB Playoffs: All Four LCS Contenders Looking to End World Series Droughts

Clifford Sweezey, Sports Editor

October 20, 2015


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The Wild Card games and Division Series have come to a close, and we are nearing closer and closer to this year’s Fall Classic. I’m happy to say that I’ve predicted every winner, except for the AL Wild Card (sorry for being a Yankees fan). The Blue Jays shocked the Rangers and just about all of b...

Girls Volleyball Digs Pink

Ilana Desmond, Sports Editor

October 18, 2015


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The month of October is known for bringing awareness to breast cancer.  Many sports teams recognize this by playing games to raise money for the cause.  The Girls Volleyball Team did just this by participating in their annual Dig Pink game on Friday, October 9.   Playing against the very competi...

Whitman Cross Country Off to a Fast Start

Thomas DeGaetano, Sports Writer

October 17, 2015


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The Whitman Cross Country team is off to a fast start, both literally and figuratively. The team is undefeated, and a win against Sachem North on Tuesday, October 20 would secure the team’s second straight league title. The team has lost multiple senior runners such as Josh Roiland and Chad Maier,...

The Bright Future of Baseball

The Bright Future of Baseball

Zach Lella, Sports Writer

October 17, 2015


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Many people in baseball have deemed this season “The Year of the Prospect.” So many teams have called up some of their finest prospects from the minor leagues this season. And many of these prospects didn’t take too long to get used to playing at the major league level. Two rookies, Kris Bryan...

Is It Kobe’s Beginning or His Ending?

Is It Kobe’s Beginning or His Ending?

Katie Latko, Sports Writer

October 17, 2015


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The NBA preseason is already underway. The Los Angeles Lakers preseason, or the series of games played before the official start of the regular season, sees Kobe Bryant coming off the bench after hurting his right shoulder and getting surgery on his right rotator cuff. After starting in his debut games, B...

2015 MLB Postseason Predictions

2015 MLB Postseason Predictions

Cliff Sweezey, Sports Editor

October 14, 2015


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The teams are set, so now let the postseason begin! The top ten teams from all of Major League Baseball are ready to battle it out to bring home this year’s World Series trophy. From best-to-worst record, this year’s contenders are the American League Kansas City Royals, Toronto Blue Jays, New ...

Fall Sports Overview

Fall Sports Overview

Ilana Desmond, Sports Editor

October 14, 2015


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As we head into October, fall sports here at Walt Whitman are fully underway. Many varsity teams have high hopes to make the playoffs this season. Sports such as soccer, volleyball, and field hockey have had some great successes this year. It’s no surprise that Boys Varsity Soccer is doing extremely...

Cespedes or Harper for NL MVP?

Zach Lella, Sports Writer

October 14, 2015


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National League outfielders Yoenis Cespedes from the New York Mets and Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals are both having great seasons. Both players are legitimate candidates for the National League MVP. Cespedes, who was acquired by the Mets at the Major League Baseball trade deadline on July...

The Fall of Tiger Woods

The Fall of Tiger Woods

Zach Lella

October 5, 2015


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Tiger Woods is perhaps the most known and talked about golfer in the world, but his recent struggles have many people questioning the once great athlete. Tiger started working with a pro golf coach when he was four years old, and at six, he hit his first hole-in-one shot. At 13, he was considered a...

Yogi Berra Passes Away at 90

Yogi Berra Passes Away at 90

Cliff Sweezey, Sports Editor

October 5, 2015


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On September 22, Major League Baseball lost an iconic figure. Lawrence Peter Berra, better known as “Yogi,” passed away at the age of 90. Berra’s playing career lasted 18 years, from 1946-1963, all of which he played for the New York Yankees (and a brief stint with the crosstown Mets in 1965). Be...

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