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Mookie Betts Heading Out West

Mookie Betts Heading Out West

Ethan deBorja, Digest Editor

February 28, 2020

Mookie on the move?  Yes, you heard right. Star outfielder Mookie Betts has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for young outfielder Alex Verdugo and two other prospects. On Feb. 11, 2020, the trade was officially announced. Mookie is not the only one headed to L.A., Cy Young winner David ...

Tackling Gender Roles in Football

Paige Counts focuses on the field while surrounded by her teammates.

Mia Pisani, Lifestyle Editor

January 22, 2020

On the freshman football team of 60 people, 59 are boys. Paige Counts (’23) is the only girl in the Madison football program, and while most high school female football players are kickers, Counts is a defensive tackle.  Along with lacrosse and other sports, Counts has been playing football for y...

Madison reacts to Bryce Harper’s new contract with Phillies

Madison reacts to Bryce Harper’s new contract with Phillies

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2019

Washington Nationals superstar outfielder Bryce Harper signed a new contract on Feb. 28, agreeing to an MLB-record 13-year, $330 million contract with the Philadelphia Phillies. Harper’s legacy in Washington, D.C. is a complicated one. The face of the franchise, Harper has been one of the most recogn...

A career in review: 12-time varsity athlete John Finney reflects on high school athletics

A career in review: 12-time varsity athlete John Finney reflects on high school athletics

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 7, 2019

“Joo-ohn Finn-ney!” Clap, clap. Clap, clap, clap. “Joo-ohn Finn-ney!” Clap, clap. Clap, clap, clap. The crowd chants in excitement of the play. It does not matter whether it is a football game and Finney has just scored a touchdown, or if it is a basketball game and he has just made a three poi...

Warhawk Dance wins East Coast Regional Dance Competition

Warhawk Dance wins East Coast Regional Dance Competition

Hannah Kase, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 28, 2019

The Madison Varsity Dance Team competed in the East Coast Regional Dance Competition at West Springfield High School on Sunday, Jan. 27. The Warhawks won first place in the categories of Hip Hop, Jazz and Pom. These three routines were the highest scoring routines in the entire competition, with Hip...

Warhawk football suffers season ending loss

Hannah Kase, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Photo by Deb Kolt.

Devan Fink, Online Editor-in-Chief

August 24, 2018

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

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...