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NFL Draft Recap

NFL Draft Recap

By: Vasilios Dzelves,, Sports Reporter May 17, 2024

The 2024 NFL Draft took place in Detroit, Michigan from April 25th through April 27th.   This three day event presents the opportunity for young prospects to enter the league.   The...

New Olympic Sport: Flag Football

New Olympic Sport: Flag Football

By: Ye Chen,, Sports Reporter May 14, 2024

The 2028 Los Angeles Olympics will introduce flag football as a new event. Flag football is classified as a "lighter version" of American football.   This is a cross-era move. Every time a new...

Who Will Prevail?

Who Will Prevail?

Vasilios Dzelves, Sports Reporter April 15, 2024

The NBA playoffs are set to begin on April 20th, with the play-in-tournament beginning April 16th. The New York Knicks are the second seed in the Eastern Conference. A total of 16 teams will compete,...

Celebrating Greatness

Celebrating Greatness

Ye Chen, Sports Reporter April 12, 2024

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is in Springfield, Massachusetts. It is named after Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball. It was created in 1959 to pay tribute to all those...

NHL Postseason

NHL Postseason

Dylan Ciardiello, Sports Reporter April 2, 2024

The NHL playoffs are kicking off on April 18th. 16 teams will be there. The winner of last year's Stanley Cup was the Las Vegas Golden Knights who are a borderline playoff team right now. Now hockey...

The Return of USA Basketball

The Return of USA Basketball

Vasilios Dzelves, Sports Reporter March 27, 2024

With the Olympics returning once more this summer in Paris, France; it also means the return of the USA men's basketball team. Several NBA superstars have expressed their interest in participating...

Brooklyn Basketball

Brooklyn Basketball

Ye Chen, Sports Reporter March 27, 2024

The Brooklyn Nets were originally the New Jersey Nets. After joining the NBA in 1976, the team did not win a championship. In the 2012-13 season, the Nets officially moved from New Jersey to Brooklyn,...

March Madness 2024

March Madness 2024

Dylan Ciardiello, Sports Reporter March 21, 2024

Here comes March as the madness begins on the 23rd. There will be 64 teams entering the tournament and there will only be one winner.  WJPS 11th grader John Mihalios was asked who will win...

Middle School Volleyball

Middle School Volleyball

Andre Gordon, Sports Reporter March 12, 2024

WJPS recently held middle school tryouts for girls volleyball. Tryouts were held before school in the gym. This is the first year WJPS started a volleyball team. Three tryouts were held to decide...

Baseball is Back

Baseball is Back

Vasilios Dzelves, Sports Reporter March 11, 2024

The 2024 MLB season is starting in less than a month, with opening day on March 28th.  All teams will begin their season on March 28th with the exception of the two game series between the...

The Stars Are Out

The Stars Are Out

Vasilios Dzelves, Sports Reporter February 16, 2024

The NBA All-Star Weekend is here starting February 16th. Each day has many different planned events. The main event on Friday will be the celebrity game. Saturday night's main events will include...

Number One: Victor Wembanyama

Number One: Victor Wembanyama

Ye Chen, Sports Reporter January 12, 2024

Victor Wembanyama is a French basketball player, born on January 4, 2004, in Pontoise, France. He’s known for his exceptional height, skill set, and versatility on the court.  Wembanyama...

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