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

Winter Sports

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...

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...

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...

Senior Emily Brooks rigorous work schedule and academic accomplishments have paid off as she has committed to Pomona College.

Athlete of the Month: Emily Brooks

Matthew Cornfield, Sentry Staff Reporter February 8, 2018

Senior star swimmer Emily Brooks’ rigorous work schedule and academic accomplishments have paid off as she has committed to Pomona College. Her leadership out of the water and speed in it are major factors as to why the girl’s swim team has enjoyed...

The seniors of the Yorktown hockey team stand victorious after their 5-3 win over Washington-Lee

Hockey Rivalry Recap: We #BeatWL!

Maddie Dettling, Sentry Staff Reporter March 18, 2016

In what has been dubbed the Yorktown Hockey rivalry game of the year, the Patriots took on the Washington-Lee Generals on March 4 at Kettler Capitals IcePlex. As is typical for any competitions with our cross-town rivals, the intensity was at an all time...

Yorktown Basketball and the Yorktown Hype Squad

Football or Basketball?

Gigi Richardson, Sentry Staff Reporter February 3, 2016

Yorktown is known for its school spirit. Our true blue colors bleed from our athletes to our fans. We come together not only as a school but a family to demolish our opponents. But what happens when two of our favorite sports are put against each other...

Dolan Smashes States

Dolan Smashes States

Beth Gentsch, Sentry Staff Reporter March 20, 2015

The starter opens his mouth. “Take your mark.” Swimmers lean down, their arms of chiseled muscle holding steadily. With the sound of the beep, eight fastskin clad bodies dive in and become a whirlwind of waves mixed with arms and legs. Coaches shake...

James Carroll

James Carroll

Dan Huycke, Sentry Staff Reporter January 31, 2015

James. Carroll. Two words, one man. The legend behind the man is what I set out so fretfully to finally understand and discern. A senior, an MVP, an enigma. James Carroll is constantly rewriting the guidelines and redrawing the boundaries of the human...

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