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Lancer of the Week: Olivia Weinel is the Queen of the court

Lancer of the Week: Olivia Weinel is the Queen of the court

by Kaycee Morris, Editor

December 5, 2017


Filed under #Lancer of the Week, Fall 2017, Showcase

Olivia Weinel, member of Class of 2018, is an outstanding athlete and student. Weinel plays for the varsity basketball team, has a 3.9 GPA, and was crowned 2017 Homecoming Queen. Weinel has been playing basketball for eight years. She played for the Germantown Lady Panthers club team for one year,...

Lancer of the Week: Maddie France sets volleyball record

Lancer of the Week: Maddie France sets volleyball record

by Grace Brooks, Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under #Lancer of the Week, Showcase

On October 10, senior setter Maddie France, got her 1,500 career assist in her game against Tuscarora. A school  record. France started her high school volleyball career on JV but was pulled up to varsity during her freshman season and has been on varsity since. She has played volleyball for six ye...

Lancer of the Week: Drew Twillman “drives” his way to success

Lancer of the Week: Drew Twillman “drives” his way to success

by Tommy Moyer, Reporter

November 29, 2017


Filed under #Lancer of the Week, Fall 2017, Sports

“Bingo!” That is what golfers Charlie Rasmussen, Vince Booth, and Drew Twillman say to each other after they hit a good shot. “I say 'Bingo' a lot when Drew is playing,” Rasmussen said. Twillman’s achievements in golf are lengthy. In his junior year, he won the CMC championship ...

Lancer of the Week: McFadden takes a swing at high school golf

Lancer of the Week: McFadden takes a swing at high school golf

by Jacob Bolger, Editor

October 27, 2017


Filed under #Lancer of the Week

A member of the Class of 2019, Ryan McFadden, is an exceptional student athlete. He is one of the best golfers at Linganore and among the best in the state of Maryland. McFadden has been playing golf since 2011 and was introduced to the sport by his two older brothers, Kyle and Austin. He says both ...

Lancer of the Week: Michael Belmaggio runs towards his future

Lancer of the Week: Michael Belmaggio runs towards his future

by Bailey Davis, Editor

October 24, 2017


Filed under #Lancer of the Week, Showcase

A top runner since freshman year and ranked #3 in the entire state, Class of 2019 member Michael Belmaggio has proven to be a strong asset to Linganore’s team. He has been on the varsity track and field team since 9th grade and has given an exceptional performance in every event he’s run in. B...

Lancer of the Week: Khelsa Connolly puts her feet first

Lancer of the Week: Khelsa Connolly puts her feet first

by Beau Cameron, Co-Editor in chief

October 23, 2017


Filed under #Lancer of the Week, Showcase

Khelsa Connolly is a star member of the varsity girls cross country and track and field teams. She has been a varsity runner throughout her entire high school career and will continue throughout her senior year. Connolly specializes in the 3 mile (record: 20:38), 800 meter (record: 2:45), and 5,000...

Lancer of the Week: Star athlete Caleb Needle dominates on the soccer field

Lancer of the Week: Star athlete Caleb Needle dominates on the soccer field

by Jacob Bolger, Editor

October 1, 2017


Filed under #Lancer of the Week, Showcase

Caleb Needle, who has been playing soccer for over 13 years, is one of the most talented players on the boys soccer team. Needle has been a four year varsity starter. He is the team's leading scorer, and is an incredible playmaker. This year, the varsity team is led by captains Caleb Needle, Jack Watsic, and Josh Watson...

Jackson Ambush plows through the football field

Jackson Ambush plows through the football field

by Brandon Cooper, Reporter

June 9, 2017


Filed under #Lancer of the Week, Showcase

Class of 2019 member Jackson Ambush is a star on the field and in the classroom. Jackson has two touchdowns and over 150 yards of rushing this year as a fullback for the varsity football team, but his athletic ability on the field doesn't hinder his ability to be a star in the classroom. Suffering ...

Kucsan shows outstanding academic and athletic skills

Kucsan shows outstanding academic and athletic skills

by Bridget Murphy, Editor

June 2, 2017


Filed under #Lancer of the Week, Showcase

Class of 2018 member, Natalie Kucsan, is a hard-working student athlete. Kucsan swims for Monocacy Aquatic Club (MAC) and is ranked 13th in Maryland with a 28.56 power index. Kucsan holds the record for fastest for 100 free and 50 free, on her MAC team. She hopes to attend University of Kentucky for sw...

Dufresne earns black belt and teaches Tae Kwon Do to children

Dufresne earns black belt and teaches Tae Kwon Do to children

by Alicia Nasto, Editor-In-Chief

May 26, 2017


Filed under #Lancer of the Week, Showcase

Earning a black belt in Tae Kwon Do is rigorous for anyone at any age. Hanna Dufresne earned her black belt at age 10 and has been training at Sykesville Tae Kwon Do since she was five years old. To reach black belt status, Dufresne had to pass three separate tests: a physical, written, and performance. Sh...

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