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Wildcats soccer team grinds out narrow win at Wootton, 1-0

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WJ Wildcats vs. Wootton PatriotsROCKVILLE – The Walter Johnson Wildcats squeezed out a narrow 1-0 victory against the Wootton Patriots in boys varsity soccer at Thomas Wootton High School Thursday evening.

Playing as the visiting team, the Wildcats took an early lead and held firm until the final whistle. The Patriots rallied in both halves with consistent pressure and created opportunities but were unable find the net.

“I felt we were able to put a good defensive game tonight,” said Walter Johnson coach Hector Morales Jr. “We were able to absorb the pressure well, keepers made good decisions coming off their line.”

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Churchill beats WJ boys varsity soccer team 1-0

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BETHESDA – The Winston Churchill Bulldogs defeated the Walter Johnson Wildcats boys varsity soccer team 1-0 Monday evening.

Both teams began the match searching for a goal, exchanging opportunities at each end of the field. The Bulldogs would open the scoring in the first half and remain organized to preserve their lead until the final whistle.

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RM Rockets flatten WJ Wildcats, 38-7

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BETHESDA – In a battle of 2-2 teams Thursday, Richard Montgomery steamrolled the Walter Johnson Wildcats varsity football team to the tune of a 38-7 victory.  

The RM Rockets’ running game was dominant, and it was the key piece to their victory. Running backs Zion Tyler and T’Kai Ayoola as well as quarterback Spencer Silverstein were the main figures in the Rockets rushing attack.

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WJ Wildcats shut out Kennedy Cavaliers, 20-0

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WJ vs. Kennedy FB 9 23 17WJ Wildcats' Isaiah Baker scores. His team would shut out the Kennedy Cavaliers, 20-0. PHOTO BY MARK POETKER  SILVER SPRING- The Kennedy Cavaliers’ hope of a win streak was dashed Saturday, as the Walter Johnson Wildcats shut them out 20-0.

Although the Cavaliers had broken their long-running losing streak last week, they did not eke out a win against a stable Wildcats squad that took advantage of the Cavaliers’ inexperience.

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WJ Wildcats defeat the Einstein Titans, 68-58

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ROCKVILLE – Led by junior forward Hank Roll (29 points), senior forward Will Koenick (17 points) and two key ‘fresh body’ substitutes, junior guard Jason Taylor and junior guard Dejuan Williams, the Walter Johnson Wildcats (3-3) basketball team blew past the Einstein Titans (5-3), 68-58, in the Maryland Elite Summer League game at Jewish Day School Elementary School Gymnasium.

Wildcats head coach Brian Fairall, when asked about Roll and Koenick said, “They’re both varsity players who started a lot of games last year. Hank can just score from all over the court. He’s a beast. And Will does all the little things you ask for.”

With the score tied 54-54 at the 4:49 mark of the second half, the Wildcats coming off a timeout would go on a 12-0 run to put away the Titans. 

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MoCo athletes win state titles in track and field at championship meets

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BALTIMORE – Montgomery County Public Schools athletes earned multiple titles in track and field at the State Championship Meets at Morgan State University Friday.

Walter Johnson junior Abbey Green (10:46 minutes) beat her long-time distance rival Annapolis High School senior Maria Coffin (10:56 minutes) to become state champion.

It was her second track and field state title, her first for the outdoor season. Green said she and Coffin became friends during the last few years as they competed in track and field and in cross country.
Poolesville sophomore Nandini Satsangi came in first place in the 3A 3200m race (11:07). Satsangi held the second-place spot for most of the race, and then she led the final two laps. Her legs suddenly gave out a couple of feet from the finish line and she fell, but she won the race by finishing a few seconds ahead of Northern-Calvert junior Abby Sweeney (11:12).

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Local track and field athletes qualify for state championships at 4A West Regionals

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x4A West Region Track Meet 1bRohann Asfaw of Richard Montgomery High School leads the pack in the boys 1600m run. PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE  GAITHERSBURG –Multiple athletes earned personal best times at the 4A West Regional Track Meet held at Quince Orchard High School Wednesday and Thursday.

Northwest junior Editta Pessima earned a personal record of 44.06 seconds when she won the girls 300 meter hurdles Thursday. Walter Johnson senior Courtney Christian took second place (45.22 seconds).

Christian led the race for nearly 200 meters when Pessima caught up to her and passed her to win the event.

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Walter Johnson Wildcats dominate gymnastics meet

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xWJ Gymnastics-1000Lily Smith of Walter Johnson High School competes in the floor exercise event. She placed first overall in the meet. PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE  

BETHESDA-The Walter Johnson Wildcats’ gymnastics team dominated their meet against the Whitman Vikings and the B-CC Barons, scoring a combined 166 points.

The Vikings trailed in second with 149.8 and the Barons came in third with 146.05.

Before the meet, the Wildcats placed first in their three previous meets; now that number is notched up to four. The Vikings get their first second-place finish and the Barons get their first time at third place.

It was a strong showing from the Wildcats, as they had at least three gymnasts in the top six for the vault, bars, beam and floor events.

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Wootton takes to Walter Johnson in lacrosse 16-9

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20170331 Wootton vs WJohnson Boys Lacrosse011Wootton's Adam Greenberg closes in on Walter Johnson's Zach Cooper.                        PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE

BETHESDA—The Wootton Patriots hunted down the Walter Johnson Wildcats with a 16-9 win on Friday night, taking advantage of the Wildcats’ fractured defense.

The Patriots hit the Wildcats from all sides; from behind, from afar, up close, and everywhere else. They owed it all to the home team’s defense

“We came out timid and they didn’t. It’s hard to win a game against an in-town rival when you come out tentative,” said Wildcats head coach Alan Pohorylas. “We just didn’t play well at all, in any facet of the game.”

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Track and field athletes score big in meet

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20170327 Watkins Mill Invitational track-dwolfe 3 of 3Lily Lippert of Clarksburg overtakes Walter Johnson’s relay team to secure second place overall in the relay. PHOTO BY DAVID WOLFE  

Local teams took first and second for the girls and boys sprint medley relays, respectively.

Watkins Mill High School won the girls sprint medley relay with a time of 2:24 minutes.

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