The student news site of Yorktown High School

Yorktown Sentry

The student news site of Yorktown High School

Yorktown Sentry

The student news site of Yorktown High School

Yorktown Sentry

Sports

Score or Bore? Ranking World Cup Jerseys

Score or Bore? Ranking World Cup Jerseys

Olivia Pang, Staff Reporter December 15, 2022

The World Cup is played every four years between 32 soccer teams who compete to be the best team in the world. One of the best traditions is creating a home and away jersey. This year, the World Cup is being held in Qatar, where some team apparel may...

Yorktown Hockey Continues to Strive for Success

Yorktown Hockey Continues to Strive for Success

Samson Schneider, Staff Reporter December 9, 2022

Coming off a historic season, the Yorktown Hockey Club looks to build off of their massive achievements as they continue on into the 2022-2023 season. With the loss of several very talented seniors, our school's hockey team looks to make up for it with...

The Hidden Athletes of Our School

The Hidden Athletes of Our School

Ajay Allman, Staff Reporter December 9, 2022

Our school is home to many student-athletes and even more student support. Those who compete in school sports are often put in the spotlight. However, Yorktown is also brimming with talented students who do out-of-school sports, and these students' commitment...

Inside the Current Brilliance of the Elite Women’s Marathon

Inside the Current Brilliance of the Elite Women’s Marathon

Mason Wolverton, Staff Reporter December 6, 2022

The women’s marathon is in a golden age. Eight of the top ten times ever were run in the past five years, and half of those marks were set in 2022 alone. The world record, which currently stands at 2:14:04, has been challenged regularly, and it could...

Field Hockeys Successful Seasons

Field Hockey’s Successful Seasons

Ajay Allman, Reporter November 30, 2022

Winning the state championship last year and coming in second this year, our school’s girl’s field hockey team has dominated the Virginia High School League’s (VHSL) Class 6 state field hockey tournament. Under the leadership of Head Coach Olivia...

Concussions Within Yorktown’s Football Program

Concussions Within Yorktown’s Football Program

Matthew Wagner and Samson Schneider November 21, 2022

Concussions are an unfortunate side effect of the game of football. Every year during our school's football season, there are numerous players affected by them. Luckily, there is a thorough protocol to evaluate players after these injuries occur.  “The...

Spring State Champions Prepare for Upcoming Seasons

Spring State Champions Prepare for Upcoming Seasons

Celeste Wetmore and Olivia Pang November 15, 2022

Last spring, our school witnessed our girls field sports excel beyond what their programs have achieved in recent years. Girls lacrosse won their first-ever state championship, and girls soccer became state champions for the second time.  When she...

A Taste of Nats Park

A Taste of Nats Park

Matthew Wagner, Staff Reporter May 26, 2022

It is mid-afternoon on a warm summer day at the ballpark. The crack of a bat sounds. The crowd cheers in excitement. As the smell of french fries and hamburgers wafts through the air, the Washington Nationals take the lead.  Food is often an overlooked...

The Storri of Torri: A Yorktown Olympian

The Storri of Torri: A Yorktown Olympian

Matthew Wagner, Staff Reporter April 29, 2022

Torri Huske, an Olympian and native Arlingtonian, is one of the most interesting people you could ever meet. She has competed in some of the most prestigious swimming events in the world and has had an extensively successful career, all by the age of...

From Slacker to State Champion: A Look Into Owen McArdle’s Running Career

From Slacker to State Champion: A Look Into Owen McArdle’s Running Career

Claire Stromseth, Staff Reporter April 21, 2022

Owen McArdle is renowned within the halls of our school for his success on the track and cross-country teams. His achievements make it evident that his fame is well-earned.  McArdle won the Boys Cross Country State Champion title and was awarded Virginia...

Who Runs the Town? Coach Drayton’s Girls Basketball Team.

Who Runs the Town? Coach Drayton’s Girls Basketball Team.

Celeste Wetmore, Staff Reporter April 8, 2022

Our school’s girls basketball team, headed by Coach of the Year Devaughn Drayton and senior captains Ana Bournigal, Emma Nelsen and Molly Kaufman, achieved unprecedented success during this year’s season. Thanks to their unique team camaraderie and...

APS Scoreboard Update

APS Scoreboard Update

Owen McArdle, Staff Reporter April 5, 2022

Until recently, a replacement for the dim, nearly twenty-year-old scoreboard at Greenbrier Field seemed anything but likely. The Yorktown Boosters, however, have teamed up with Wakefield and Washington-Liberty in an attempt to rally momentum around the...

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