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

Yorktown Sports

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...

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...

The Yorktown vs. Washington-Liberty Battle of Arlington

The Yorktown vs. Washington-Liberty Battle of Arlington

Matthew Wagner, Staff Reporter March 14, 2022

This past Friday, fans from our school and Washington-Liberty (W-L) High School packed the stands at MedStar Capitals Iceplex to view the sports spectacle of the year: the Yorktown vs. W-L hockey game. It was a hard fought battle between the two long-standing...

Yorktown Hockey: A Slapshot to Success

Yorktown Hockey: A Slapshot to Success

Matthew Wagner, Staff Reporter February 17, 2022

The Yorktown Ice Hockey Club is on the longest winning streak in team history and can be seen dominating opponents on select Fridays at MedStar Capitals Iceplex. The Hockey Club’s recent triumph is attributable to their immense depth in skill.  Senior...

APS Clicks the Pause Button on Winter Sports

APS Clicks the Pause Button on Winter Sports

Carrie Finn, Staff Reporter February 16, 2022

On December 29, Arlington Public Schools (APS) announced that all extracurricular activities, including athletics, would be paused until January 14 due to the rise in Omicron cases across the county. However, the pause ended two days earlier than anticipated,...

A Peek into Yorktowns Winter Sports Season

A Peek into Yorktown’s Winter Sports Season

Claire Stromseth, Staff Reporter December 6, 2021

Our school’s students have a reputation for challenging themselves and succeeding academically, but this resolute work ethic does not end with the school day. Despite the bell that releases students at 3:01 p.m., many remain in the building for extracurricular...

Lloyd’s Reign Comes to a Conclusion

Lloyd’s Reign Comes to a Conclusion

Elijah Dale, Staff Reporter December 6, 2021

As Carli Lloyd walked off the field for the final time, United States National Women’s Team (USWNT) jersey in hand, she left behind her legacy as one of the most influential soccer players in US history. Lloyd has been playing soccer at the international...

The Town Prepares for Basketball Season

The Town Prepares for Basketball Season

Celeste Wetmore, Staff Reporter December 6, 2021

With the end of fall sports, players and students alike are looking forward to the upcoming basketball season. Beginning in November, our school’s 2021-2022 basketball season has been and will continue to be altered by new COVID-19 restrictions. Our...

Carly Lapierre (left) and Emily Stafford (right)

Yorktown Sports Commitments

Eva Smith, Staff Reporter November 29, 2021

Our school has a talented student body with numerous student-athletes already committed to playing sports in college. Our Patriots are going to be making an impact on the field this year and in the college sports world very soon.  Five seniors have...

Vaccine Mandates in Winter Sports

Vaccine Mandates in Winter Sports

Ian O'Neal, Staff Reporter November 5, 2021

Winter sports are right around the corner and the importance of COVID-19 vaccines for student athletes and staff is a popular conversation. COVID-19 has affected sports at our school in the last two years with strict regulations and protocols. Whether...

A Rivalry to End All Rivalries

A Rivalry to End All Rivalries

Evelyn Lowen, Staff Reporter November 5, 2021

In years past, the Washington-Liberty (WL) vs. Yorktown football game has been on a Friday night, just like any other high school game. This year, however, the rivalry game is scheduled for Saturday, November 6 at 3:30 p.m. The administration from...

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