Sports

Coronavirus impacts sports for students and staff

The suspension of professional and youth sport leagues’ seasons since March has impacted the lives of many RCMS students and staff. Sports in our world today have a huge impact on many lives, including those of RCMS students and staff. Henry Martin, eighth-grader on the Wolves team, is impacted by sports a lot. Henry likes…

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After-school soccer club: Soccer power and transformative character

Players stretching down to their toes, and some doing jumping jacks, the students warm up before their club begins. Others help set up the goals and bring out the jerseys. The students pick the teams, and set up for the game. They center the soccer ball in the middle of the field, and once they…

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Flag football club after school on Wednesdays

The RCMS flag football club takes place every other Wednesday. It gives students the opportunity to play flag football in both a competitive and recreational environment.  Students enjoy their Wednesday afternoons playing flag football on the Rachel Carson field.  “It gets really interactive. Once, you get the jersey on, it’s a natural NFL team,” said…

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 The 5K: Struggle for improvement

“The 5K is … very challenging to run!” Justice Hunter, 12, on the Dream Team said, after finishing the 5K on Nov. 17. Students have mixed opinions about the 5K and its impact on their health. Some students feel like the 5K is a good opportunity, while others disagree.  RCMS offers a unique PE program,…

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Local football players selected in NFL draft

On April 28 two football stars–Trace McSorley and Nick Scott– from Northern Virginia got drafted to the National Football League out of Penn State university. “I think both of these kids will succeed in the NFL,” said Penn State football coach James Franklin in a press conference on April 13. The first player, Trace McSorley…

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Behind the scenes of the RCMS step team

The RCMS step team competed against Herndon and Lanier MS in the Shamrock Fest competition at Stone MS on April 27, landing the second place spot. The Shamrock Fest is a competition where middle-school dance teams perform in front of a public audience. The teams are then evaluated by a group of judges and are…

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Virginia’s Comeback

The University of Virginia’s men’s basketball team won the National Collegiate Athletic Association championship game 85-77 against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 8, exciting Virginia fans at Carson. Virginia’s title run began over a year before that date on March 16, 2018,  when they lost to the University of Maryland…

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The state of sports in Carson MS

The era humans live in today is filled with online interactions and social media. A majority of Carson MS students have phones, and social media plays a large role in everybody’s lives. The interest in sports and athletics, though, is dying down. The percentage of eighth graders in America participating in sports have decreased by…

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Panther vs Eagles Futsal Game

On Saturday, April 27, at 6:30 p.m the RCMS Panthers played against Lanier Middle School in a Futsal Game. Rachel Carson played three games against Lanier, with their two boys teams and one girls team. The game lasted almost three hours, as the three teams played competitively, wanting to win. The teams had around 15…

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Washington Capitals: Playoff turmoil

Rachel Carson students were disappointed in the Washington Capitals (NHL) playoff performance this year. “It was a bit underwhelming this year,” said Adam Wolff, a seventh-grader on the Dream Team. “I wasn’t expecting us to lose in the first round this year.” Before this year’s playoff disappointment, team captain Alexander Ovechkin said a famous quote…

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Virginia basketball players in NBA draft

Many kids’ dream is to win the NCAA Basketball Championship. After you complete that, there is not much else to accomplish in a college basketball career. This is a possible reason that four of the five Virginia starters decided to leave school early and go to the NBA. The first person to declare for the…

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RCMS basketball game coming soon

With the stands packed with hundreds of people watching hyped up teams play at the first RCMS basketball game last year, the students of Rachel Carson Middle School are eagerly waiting for this year’s basketball games against Lanier Middle School next semester. “They do have tryouts to get the spots on the team,” said Ms….

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