Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tonight's breast cancer fundraiser has become a Lady 'Rines tradition.
One special night every year, Watkins Mill High School's gynasium fills with a sea of pink as the girls' volleyball team takes up a cause that hits especially close to home: the DiG PiNK fundraiser for breast cancer research and awareness. This year's match pits the Lady 'Rines against the Clarksburg Coyotes tonight at Watkins Mill. JV starts at 5:30 p.m. followed by varsity at 6:30 p.m. Watkins Mill is one of thousands of teams from around the country taking part in the DiG PiNK National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally, in which players and coaches raise funds and promote breast health education. At Watkins Mill, the DiG PiNK game honors the memory of Jane Hydorn, a volleyball parent who lost her battle with cancer four years ago. Jane …
Friday, September 28, 2012
Watkins Mill student accused of striking a classmate in the back of the head during the Sept. 21 altercation.
The post-football brawl last week at Watkins Mill High School has resulted in a criminal charge, according to police. A 17-year-old Watkins Mill student has been charged as a juvenile with second-degree assault in the Sept. 21 altercation just off the Gaithersburg school’s campus. Montgomery County police had received a complaint of a Watkins Mill student being struck in the back of the head as spectators left last Friday’s game between Watkins Mill and Clarksburg High School, which the Wolverines won 10-8 on a field goal with 10 seconds left on the clock. Several large fights had broken out along Apple Ridge Road involving more than 30 students, witnesses said. During the fracas, 15-year-old Janaya Richards was struck by one of 11 …
Friday, September 21, 2012
A 10th-grade girl was reportedly hit by a police cruiser in the melee after the Watkins Mill-Clarksburg grudge match.
Update, 10 a.m., Sept. 22: Janaya Richards, the Watkins Mill High School sophomore struck by a police cruiser Friday night, "remains in guarded but stable condition, and is alert and talking with doctors," Principal Scott Murphy wrote in a letter to the high school community Saturday morning. Original story, Sept. 21: An unidentified female student was in critical condition after being struck by a police cruiser that had responded to a series of fights that broke out after Friday night's Watkins Mill-Clarksburg football game, Fox 5 reported. The bitter football rivals had just finished their annual grudge match -- a 10-8 win by Watkins Mill, according to witnesses -- when several brawls reportedly began. The girl was run into Apple Ridge …
Monday, September 10, 2012
Wolverines held the Hornets in check in the first half, but Zach Bradshaw's big plays and the Hornets' running game powered Damascus to a 35-0 Week 2 win.
Watkins Mill had a season-defining upset in mind when Damascus headed into Wolverine Stadium on Friday for a battle between 3A West division foes that had rolled to big wins in Week 1. And for the better part of three quarters, a win didn't seem beyond the Wolverines' reach. But behind Damascus's bruising run game—and a pair of Zach Bradshaw highlights—the Swarmin’ Hornets' turned the hard-fought first half into a fourth-quarter blowout, handing the Wolverines a 35-0 defeat in their 2012 home opener. Watkins Mill (1-1) had its chances early on, as Damascus was slow get in gear. Four times in the first half, the Swarmin’ Hornets crossed into Watkins Mill territory. Two of those drives faltered on 4th down, and one turned Watkins Mill’s way …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Friday night showdown with powerhouse Damascus would be a watershed win for Wolverines football.
Watkins Mill head football coach Kevin Watson gathered his players around him next to the team’s idling bus after pounding Poolesville 42-14 last week. Never mind that the program hasn’t had a winning record in a decade. Never mind that the 2011 Wolverines sputtered short of lofty expectations, finishing with a 4-6 record. Never mind that since moving to the 3A West division, Watkins Mill football has seemed stuck behind powerhouses Seneca Valley and Damascus. The Wolverines's focus, Watson said, need be set solely on their Sept. 7 home opener against Damascus, when Wolverines Stadium will be a-rocking and its fans rabid for a tide-turning upset over the vaunted Swarmin’ Hornets. "In order to make that playoff run that we talked about, …
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Other Week 1 results: Quince Orchard, Gaithersburg, Damascus and Seneca Valley start their seasons with impressive wins.
Coming off a 2011 season plagued by close loses that left Watkins Mill wondering what could have been, the Wolverines wasted no time at Poolesville Friday night, taking their first three drives of the 2012 season in for touchdowns as they rolled to a 42-14 win. The first scoring strike came on the game's second play from scrimmage. Senior QB Patrick Schlosser threw a short screen pass out wide to WR Dontay Hears, who followed a block and exploded downfield for a 50-yard score. The Wolverines struck again with 4:38 left in the first quarter, this time when senior RB Prodige Kikwata—a Good Counsel transfer—rumbled over the goal line from 18 yards out. After a Poolesville punt, senior RB Quinton Littlejohn put Watkins Mill up 21-0 on a 40-…
Friday, August 24, 2012
Watkins Mill is one of only two schools in Montgomery County debuting the International Baccalaureate “career-related certificate” program.
When school starts again on Monday, Watkins Mill High School will be launching the latest addition to its academic offerings: A program that fuses its International Baccalaureate coursework with the school’s career-focused academies. The IB “Career-related Certificate” program at Watkins Mill is among the first of 20 at schools nationwide. Rockville High School is the only other in MCPS. Watkins Mill has had IB’s “Diploma Programme” since 2005. The school also runs five “career academies”: finance, engineering, medical careers, hospitality and child development. Until now, students have had to choose—either go after the full IB diploma or join one of the academies. “Typically it used to be one or the other. This partners them. It’s …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Watkins Mill seniors graduated Monday at DAR Constitution Hall.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
In year-ending tradition, sophomores best the freshmen but fall to the Class of 2013.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Walter Alvarado takes the 24th annual title.