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Yorktown Sentry

The student news site of Yorktown High School

Yorktown Sentry

The student news site of Yorktown High School

Yorktown Sentry

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Boys basketball team lining up for the National Anthem.

One Final Push: Boy’s Basketball Makes Playoffs

Katherine Schmitt, Reporter February 14, 2024

The playoffs are officially underway for the Yorktown Boys Varsity Basketball team. They are looking to continue their winning streak, wrapping up the 2023-24 season in the Liberty District Tournament. With a record of 12-10 going into the playoffs, our...

Credit to Alec Hicks

What a Rush! A Look Back On Our School’s Football Season

Zoe Davis and Maren Leonard December 14, 2023

The Friday Night Lights shone bright at Greenbrier as our school’s football team battled it out against Langley High School on October 13, 2023. The clock had wound down to one second left in the fourth quarter when the kicker took the field for the...

Yorktown Hockey Looks to Jump Start the Season

Yorktown Hockey Looks to Jump Start the Season

Matthew Wagner and Sydney Pons November 16, 2023

Excitement fills the air as students stream into Medstar Capitals Iceplex. The Yorktown Ice Hockey Club takes the ice, ready for the next forty five minutes of action. It’s time for hockey. The first games of the season are always important, and...

Nothin’ but Net… and Billions of Dollars

Nothin’ but Net… and Billions of Dollars

Zoe Davis, Staff Reporter April 17, 2023

Seven seconds. That’s how much time is left in the University of Virginia (UVA) vs. Furman University basketball game when a Furman player steals the ball and passes it to his teammate. In order for them to win, Furman must overcome a two-point deficit....

How Doping is Affecting the Running World

How Doping is Affecting the Running World

Brendan Schmitt, Staff Reporter April 17, 2023

Across the world of sports, there has been one consistent problem: doping. Every sports administration has been forced to adopt preventative measures to disencourage athletes from using performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). Although most of these protocols...

By Jeff Turner, licensed under CC BY 2.0

A Look Into 2023 Men’s March Madness

Mary-Frances Dempsey, Reporter March 17, 2023

Every year, sixty-eight American college basketball teams participate in a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament known as “March Madness.” The teams are sectioned into four groups and compete in a single-elimination...

Recapping Yorktown Hockeys Past Season

Recapping Yorktown Hockey’s Past Season

Ajay Allman, Staff Reporter March 9, 2023

From its humble beginnings in 2003, the Yorktown Ice Hockey Club has evolved from a small, mainly junior varsity (JV) team to a premier program in the Northern Virginia School Hockey League (NVSHL). Under the leadership of Head Coach Jeremey Ferrara,...

Ultimate Frisbee’s Fresh Take on Sports

Ultimate Frisbee’s Fresh Take on Sports

Lily Dezfulian, Staff Reporter February 6, 2023

1969 was an eventful year. It was known for Woodstock, the moon landing and—if you looked close enough—the first Ultimate frisbee game. Ultimate was invented in a time of change, and it shows through the game’s rules and community. The majority...

NFL Community Comes Together For Damar Hamlin

NFL Community Comes Together For Damar Hamlin

Aidan Lohmeyer, Staff Reporter February 6, 2023

On the evening of January 2, the National Football League (NFL) community and the sports world suffered one of their scariest moments in recent history. What seemed to be an exciting matchup between two of the best teams in football, the Buffalo Bills...

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2023 Champions League Preview

Mason Wolverton, Staff Reporter February 6, 2023

Throughout November and December, the FIFA World Cup captivated our school’s attention. Rallying around their favorite teams and players, students were immersed in the event’s action and energy. While we’re months away from the kickoff of the women’s...

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...

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