The Hawk Talk

Warhawk football suffers season ending loss

Hannah Kase, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2018


Filed under Sports

Madison's Varsity Football team faced off against a familiar opponent, the Westfield Bulldogs, on Saturday, Nov. 24. Both teams played through the treacherous conditions at Westfield High School, as freezing rain fell steadily throughout the whole game. Despite a 7-0 lead at halftime, the Warhawks ultimately...

Madison soccer players sign National Letters of Intent

Madison soccer players sign National Letters of Intent

Hannah Kase, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The National Letter of Intent (NLI) Signing Date for Division I sports this year was today, Nov. 14. Three Madison soccer players signed their letters, including Faith Lee (’19), Julia Leas (’19) and Ryan Levay (’19). Lee and Leas have been on Varsity Girls Soccer since they were freshmen, and L...

Madison swimmers named USA Swimming Scholastic All-Americans

Madison swimmers named USA Swimming Scholastic All-Americans

Eva Ponos and Krutika Joshi

October 22, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase, Sports

On Sept. 18, USA Swimming announced the 2017-18 Scholastic All-America selections. Two Madison students, Anna Keating (’20) and Elizabeth Khulkin (’20), both qualified for the 2018 USA Swimming Girls Scholastic All-America. “Not a ton of kids are able to achieve this so I’m so honored that I did,...

Madison’s state finalists recognized by Vienna Town Council

Madison’s state finalists recognized by Vienna Town Council

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Vienna Town Council, led by Mayor Laurie DiRocco, recognized Madison's Virginia state finalists from the 2017-18 school year in a council meeting on Tuesday night. Madison Girls Softball (state champion), Girls Swim and Dive (state champion), Boys Swim and Dive (state runner-up) and Girls Soccer...

Madison defeats Marshall, 42-14, in annual Vienna Rotary Bowl

Madison defeats Marshall, 42-14, in annual Vienna Rotary Bowl

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

August 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Behind two touchdowns from Brandon Walker ('19), one more from the special teams and a solid defensive effort, the Madison Warhawks defeated the Marshall Statesmen 42-14 in the annual Vienna Rotary Bowl. For Madison, their win against Marshall was their 11th consecutive victory against the Statesmen,...

Madison-Marshall Stats and Facts

Madison-Marshall Stats and Facts

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

August 24, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Madison Warhawks and Marshall Statesmen will renew their football rivalry once again this week. It will be the 20th meeting between the schools since 1999. Here are some statistics and facts for the annual Madison-Marshall game: Madison finished last season with a 8-4 record Marshall ...

Conflict halts in wake of Olympics

Julia Dalton, Lifestyle Editor

March 23, 2018


Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

Pyeongchang, South Korea was chosen as the host city for the 2018 Winter Olympics seven years ago, meaning the Evaluation Committee, the branch of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in charge of selecting locations for every Olympic games, could not have anticipated the skyrocketing tensions betwe...

Junior roots for Korean team

Madeleine LeTendre, Sports Editor

March 23, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Olympics are known for inspiring patriotism and unification within and between nations and for making citizens proud to be where they are from. For Madison student Michael Kim (’19), the Olympics mean getting in touch with and supporting the nation in which his heritage originates from: South Korea. ...

Vienna native represents United States hockey team

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 23, 2018


Filed under Sports

As a result of the National Hockey League (NHL) not pausing its season for the Winter Olympics, American college and semi-professional players from around the world suited up for the Olympic games wearing red, white and blue. One player, left winger Garrett Roe, is a Vienna, Va. native, and while he...

Varsity Dance goes to finals for first time at national competition

Madeleine LeTendre, Sports Editor

March 19, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

On Feb. 4, Madison’s varsity dance team placed 18th in the nation at the Universal Dance Association National Dance Team Championship (NDTC) held in Orlando, Fla. This was the first time Madison’s dancers qualified for the final round of the competition in school history. “Not only was the team co...

UVa faces tough road to final four

Madeleine LeTendre, Sports Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports, Uncategorized

The 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament holds the potential to be one that is stocked with success for the University of Virginia (UVa) if their playing style can adapt to successfully translate to the tournament. They’re the people’s favorite to win the NCAA Championship title, but they’re slow. Thou...

Sixth man motivates basketball team to work hard

Sixth man motivates basketball team to work hard

Grace McDonough, Features Editor

February 14, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

As basketball season progresses, Madison’s sixth man is ready for another season of success. The “sixth man” is the tradition for the student-based cheering section for basketball games. It has become a huge part for Madison basketball and all of their supporters, especially over the past couple...

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