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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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Flag football tournament begins

Recent gym classes at RCMS have been filled with action-packed games of flag football. The seventh-graders of Rachel Carson have been going at it in the recent P.E. flag football tournament. Flag football is a sport, often played to avoid the dangers of tackle football. Here at Carson, every fall, the seventh-graders participate in a…

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D.C. fans finally rewarded

On June 8, the Capitals (NHL) won the Stanley Cup for the first time ever in Capitals’ history! This was a monumental turn for D.C. sports, as these teams were considered “cursed.” “Wow, this is a miracle for D.C. sports,” said Nana Marfo, a former player for the Green Bay Packers (NFL). “This will bring…

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Start times and dates for the Stanley Cup Finals

Every year two teams compete for one championship.  Representing the Eastern Conference is the Washington Capitals, and representing the Western Conference is The Vegas Golden Knights. The series kicked off in Las Vegas on Monday, May 28. During the first game, Vegas took an early lead in the series by outlasting the Capitals in Game…

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Rachel Carson vs. Langston Hughes basketball games

On March 16, at 6:30 the students, teachers and parents, all piled into the Rachel Carson gym for the three highly anticipated basketball games against Langston Hughes. It all started with the seventh-grade boys, where Rachel Carson took a demanding win, followed by the eighth-grade boys where Langston Hughes stole the close game, closed out…

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