RE: Is chess a sport?

Michael Marquess, Cover Editor, Co-Art Editor

May 13, 2019

As some of our readers may remember, in Issue 5, the previous issue of the 2018-19 Catamount, reporter Malavika Santosh (‘22) wrote a scathing article crushing the prospect of chess being considered a sport. Thomas Monahan (‘20) believes otherwise. Indignant of The Catamount erroneous publishing of ...

Train for rock, paper, scissors

Cody Winkelman, Co-Sports Editor

May 13, 2019

Many people may sum up rock, paper, scissors as a simple game of chance. However, there may be a little bit more skill to the game than what appears. Rock, paper, scissors was originally played in China around the time of Christ before making its way to Japan and eventually the rest of the world in...

Athletes of the Month

Evie Smith, Photo Editor, Co-Litterbox Editor

May 13, 2019

Brooklyn Smith (‘19) plays tennis here at Bothell High School and she loves it. On the varsity team she serves as a captain and plays first doubles with her partner Evie Smith and for the last time she would like to say “no, we are not sisters.” This is Smith’s fourth year playing and lettered ...

Mariners 2019 Season

Cody Winkelman, Co-Sports Editor

April 3, 2019

The Mariners and General Manager Jerry Dipoto have been busy this offseason. Despite winning 89 games last season, the Mariners still found themselves missing the playoffs, extending their postseason drought to 17 years - that's longer than any other American sports team (the next longest drought belongs...

Sounders 2019 Season

Cody Winkelman, Co-Sports Editor

April 3, 2019

After facing a heartbreaking semi final defeat to the rival Portland Timbers in November of last year, crushing the Sounders’ hopes for a second MLS Cup, the Sounders organization has been hard at work preparing for this season. In the offseason the Sounders had to bid farewell to a crowd favorite...

Athletes of the Month

Gabe Araujo, Co-Litterbox Editor

April 3, 2019

Brooke Davis (‘20) has been playing softball since she could walk. She enjoys hitting home runs, either in practice or in games. “This year is gonna be a home run year,” she comments. She’s very confident in her team, and for advice on how to hit home runs, she says you just have to watch the ba...

Cougs spring into action!

Audrey Rainwater, Co-Art Editor

April 3, 2019

Girls Tennis: The girls tennis team is really excited to play this season; they have been practicing hard. Brooklyn Smith (‘19) says that the girls are “supportive of each other” and are “excited to get to know each other.” Boys Soccer: The boys soccer team has enjoyed playing and bond...

Winter sports update

Kailani Jackson, Co-Editor in Chief

March 22, 2019

Boys Basketball Previous games: Dec 11 - Varsity loss 65-33 (Lake Washington) JV loss 53-41 Dec 7 - Varsity won 47-44 (Redmond) JV won 58-51 Record (as of Dec 13): (Wins-Loses) V    3-2 JV    2-4 C    3-1   Girls Basketball Previous games: Dec 7 - Varsity loss 32-52 ...

Cheer for BHS cheer team

Maddie Endicott, Co-Editor in Chief

March 22, 2019

The cheerleading team here at Bothell has some of the most hardworking leaders at our school; their work goes above and beyond their volunteer work and attitude around school. First of all, cheer practices at our school for at least three hours for three days a week. This is not unusual for a sport,...

UW Big Game Dilemma

Cody Winkelman, Co-Sports Editor

March 12, 2019

Many have complained or pointed out how the University of Washington’s Football program has struggled in some important football games in the last few years. There’s no doubt about it. When the Huskies face ranked opponents it seems as if they almost always lose. However, this isn’t necessarily true. ...

Athletes of the month

Audrey Rainwater, Co-Art Editor

March 12, 2019

Austin Cartwright (‘19) is a varsity basketball captain, and he plays point guard. He hopes to end his final season by making it to state this year. Cartwright has been playing basketball since he was only four years old because his grandfather had a passion for basketball and Cartwright later develo...

Gender and Sports

Gabe Araujo, Co-Litterbox Editor

March 12, 2019

Sports and gender have always been important concepts to society. What happens when the two collide - in the form of girls playing football? Mrs. Coleen Altermott, one of Bothell’s math teachers, says that football should be for everyone. In certain sports, however, she would prefer teams are sep...

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