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The student news site of Yorktown High School

Yorktown Sentry

The student news site of Yorktown High School

Yorktown Sentry

Washington Sports

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...

New Name, Same Problems

New Name, Same Problems

Eva Smith, Staff Reporter March 18, 2022

After two seasons of deliberating between countless names, the Washington Football Team has finally decided on a new title: the Washington Commanders. While the placeholder name was not a popular choice, the new, official moniker doesn’t seem to be...

Don’t Stop Retrievin’: Washington Capitals Get Team Dog

Don’t Stop Retrievin’: Washington Capitals Get Team Dog

Zoe Foose, Sentry Staff Reporter November 19, 2019

On October 5, 2019, the Washington Capitals welcomed a new four-legged member to their hockey team. The organization teamed up with America’s VetDogs to bring the future service animal to Washington, D.C. Since 2003, America’s VetDogs has trained...

Nationals Hope to Win “One Last Fight” and Bring Home a World Championship

Nationals Hope to Win “One Last Fight” and Bring Home a World Championship

Ryan Cole, Sentry Staff Reporter October 22, 2019

On Tuesday, October 15, the Washington Nationals punched their ticket to the franchise’s first ever World Series. Beginning tonight, after a weeklong break, the Nats will take the field against the mighty Houston Astros and try to — in the words of...

The Washington Nationals this year has endless potential, with arguably the best starting pitching rotation and a star-studded battling lineup that includes Bryce Harper and Trea Turner.

Washington Nationals Update

Aidan Stroup, Sentry Staff Reporter April 30, 2018

The Washington Nationals are off to a slow, but acceptable start this season after the devastating game five loss to the Chicago Cubs in the 2017 NLDS(National League Division Series). They started the season 4-0 but have been cooling off recently. Through...

On April 4, 2017, Robert Griffin III announced he had signed a one year contract with the Ravens as a backup QB for an undisclosed amount of money.

The Saga of Robert Griffin III

Joey Pickel, Sentry Staff Reporter April 26, 2018

It was Thursday night, 8:00... prime time television.  Millions of people across the globe set their televisions (TV) to tune into to the 2012 NFL draft. It was finally April 26, and millions of college football hopefuls were eagerly anticipating a call...

The Washington basketball and hockey teams have large fan bases

Washington’s Monumental Season

Nick Warnement, Sentry Staff Reporter March 9, 2017

Despite being the capital of the United States, Washington D.C is anything but the capital of championships. Thus, being a Washington sports fan has been a struggle for the past few years. Limited postseason appearances and choking in the playoffs have...

Redskins jerseys are seen around school

Redskins on the Rise

Topher Wagner , Sentry Staff Reporter January 19, 2017

Flashback to week two of the 2016 National Football League (NFL) season. After a back-breaking interception to lose to their arch rival Dallas Cowboys and 0-2 on the season, many could already hear the murmurs in the Washington Redskins’ locker room....

Bryce Harper, last years National League MVP, has considered leaving the Washington Nationals

An Open Letter to our MVP

Maddie McNamee, Sentry Staff Reporter May 26, 2016

Dear Bryce Harper, Every time I see one of the famous Harper instagrams with the hashtag “DCorNothing”, I gain a little hope. Suddenly, I forget the depressing rumors saying that you were always meant to be a Yankee, and how your years as a National...

Sentry staff reporter Topher Wagner (right) and Washington Capitals right winger Justin Williams (left)

(Slap)Shot at Glory

Topher Wagner, Sentry Staff Reporter April 28, 2016

In seasons past, a President’s Trophy clinching win would have the absolute highlight of a great season for the Washington Capitals. However, during an incredible 56-18-8 season, the Caps’ 4-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets to officially have...

Concept art of what the Washington Wizards want their new practice facility to look like

New Practice Facility: Slam Dunk or Economy Crusher

Elizabeth Noe, Sentry Staff Reporter March 18, 2016

The evolution of sports activities in a society shows that the society itself is becoming more complex. The Washington Wizards and the Washington Mystics look to continue this advancement with the plan to build a new practice facility. Although most Wizards...

Quarterback Kirk Cousins led the Redskins to a 9-7 record and a playoff appearance

We Like That: The Future of The Skins

Topher Wagner, Sentry Staff Reporter February 3, 2016

Nearing the end of last summer, Washington Redskins’ head coach Jay Gruden called a press conference that would change the trajectory of the upcoming season. After an uninspiring 4-12 record during the prior season, compounded with even further regressions...

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