Month: November 2012

Happy Thanksgiving – We Will Return on November 26

Above: Co-Editor-in-Chief, Zack Newman has pies thrown at him as part of a pre-Thanksgiving celebration.

Photo Credit: Caitlin Martin

The Wingspan will be on a 5 day hiatus as we enjoy the Thanksgiving Holiday with our family and friends. We will return to bring you news on Monday, November 26, 2012. Enjoy the holiday.

What happened to Petraeus?

by Charles Regnante

Washington, D.C. – There’s certainly no shortage of stories throughout history of powerful men having affairs. During World War II, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower had an affair with his charming and alluring personal driver Kay Summersby. While not known to the public, the affair didn’t stop the General from leading the D-day Invasion or becoming the Supreme Allied Commander. “How did he get away with it?” one might ask. There was no such thing as the Internet back in WW2 times.

Fate had different plans for General David Petraeus. By having an affair with his biographer and jogging partner, Paula Broadwell, he was playing with fire. The affair quickly came back to haunt him. Apparently, Broadwell was suspicious of the general’s close personal relationship with a young Tampa socialite named Jill Kelley. After Broadwell sent off a string menacing emails to Kelley, Kelley contacted the FBI. Thus, the FBI started to put the pieces together, and the rest is history.

The sudden loss of Petraeus on the world stage could be viewed as a loss for our country. On the other hand, we can be proud of high ethical standards for our leaders. Our military and our government institutions will be better for it.

Volleyball State Finals Summary

by Emma Harring

College Park, MD – The Centennial Eagles volleyball team had an outstanding season with an 18-1 record, including the playoffs. The team remained undefeated throughout the regular season and played their hearts out in the playoffs.

On November 16, the Eagles faced the reigning state champions, the North Hagerstown High School Hubs, in the 3A State Championship. The Eagles and the Hubs remained in a close back and forth battle throughout the first two set.

“We came out strong, but we didn’t continue our strength,” said senior Trisha Mockapetris, who finished with fifteen kills. “You have to want every point. You have to play every point like it’s the last.”

Unfortunately, the Eagles lost the match in three sets (20-25, 23-25, and 12-25).

“We were beat by a better team,” said head coach, Larry Schofield. He added, “We didn’t execute the way we needed to.” Both Schofield and some of the players agreed that the team played tentatively and the players started second guessing themselves.

White-Torreullas said that “not hearing each other all the time,” and the noise level from the fans effected communication on the court.

Junior Jessie Link said that the players learned to work as a team this year and she believed that the winning tradition of volleyball had been restored to Centennial. The volleyball team has three current seniors that will graduate this year: Hannah McKown, Trisha Mockapetris, and Lexi White-Torreullas.

Senior Lexi White-Torreullas said that while she was upset that she lost, she remembered the real reason for being out on the court.

“It is about having fun, not always about winning or losing.”

Volleyball State Finals Photos

College Park, MD – After a phenomenal volleyball season, the CHS Lady Eagles varsity volleyball team lost to North Hagerstown High School in the 3A MPSSAA State Finals on Friday November 16, 2012. The Eagles played a close game with scores of 20-25, 22-25, and 12-25 in each set respectively, but unfortunately could not come out ahead of North Hagerstown. Congrats to the Lady Eagles on a FANTASTIC season.

Photo Credit: Caitlin Martin

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Volleyball State Finals Results

College Park, MD – After a phenomenal volleyball season, the CHS Lady Eagles varsity volleyball team lost to North Hagerstown High School in the 3A MPSSAA State Finals on Friday November 16, 2012. The Eagles played a close game with scores of 20-25, 22-25, and 12-25 in each set respectively, but unfortunately could not come out ahead of North Hagerstown. Congrats to the Lady Eagles on a FANTASTIC season. Stay tuned to chswingspan.wordpress.com for pictures of tonights game.

Photo Credit: Caitlin Martin

All photos are the sole property of The Wingspan, and use of these – or any pictures on our website – are strictly forbidden for commercial use, including but not limited to other publications and news sources, without written consent from The Wingspan.

Varsity Volleyball State Finals

Ellicott City, MD – Be sure to come out and support CHS Varsity Volleyball tonight at Ritchie Colosseum, at The University of Maryland. The game will begin at 8:00 pm.This 3A MPSSAA playoff game is the state final against North Hagerstown High School.

Be sure to follow The Wingspan on Twitter (@chswingspan) and stay tuned to chswingspan.wordpress.com for constant coverage of tonight’s game.