Postrace Q’s provide unique view

John Riker editor-in-chief When not typing up a “varsity letter” sports column or making edits for common sense as an editor-in-chief, I am usually lacing up my Hoka running shoes and training with this school’s cross country and track teams. Being both a sports columnist and student-athlete creates an interesting dynamic, as my experience on the course and the track helps me to relate and … Continue reading Postrace Q’s provide unique view

Cross Country: Future looks bright for young runners

It was a melancholic day at Hereford High School on Nov. 11. The seniors were about to lace up for the final time of their high school careers. Their four years of hard work and determination came down to one final race: the MPSSAA 4A State Championships. The Patriots competed against 22 other teams all fighting for first place. The boys’ team finished in sixth … Continue reading Cross Country: Future looks bright for young runners

Cross Country: Success at Counties leaves hope for possible state title

Shattering expectations is always tough to do. At the Montgomery County Championships on Oct. 21, the boys’ team did just that. Coming into the race, they were projected to finish just inside the top 10, around eighth or ninth; but they had other ideas. The team came together, and ran by far their best race of the season to finish second. The girls’ team also … Continue reading Cross Country: Success at Counties leaves hope for possible state title

Cross Country: Strong season provides plenty of optimism before postseason

The team competed against 21 other teams at the Wolverine Run on Oct. 7. All of Wootton teams that ran did well, either finishing in first or second in their respective 5K race. The boys’ varsity team did well and finished in second, five points behind Broadneck. The team was led by junior John Riker who finished second with a time of 16:40.00, 36 hundredths … Continue reading Cross Country: Strong season provides plenty of optimism before postseason

Coaches reward players to increase motivation for postseason

When it comes to sports, every player on every team has a common goal: to win. This goal holds much more emphasis at the tail-end of the season when postseason (and sometimes championship) berths are on the line. But it isn’t that simple. The journey from preseason to postseason is long and arduous, and while winning regular season games certainly boosts a team’s morale, sometimes … Continue reading Coaches reward players to increase motivation for postseason