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May 23, 2014

GWHS Baseball team makes history!

By Coach Ken Geiser

George Washington Baseball won the 4A championship last week. We will be entering the PIAA State playoffs for the first time ever in George Washington Baseball history!  We will be playing Masterman on Friday at 1:00 pm at FDR Park in South Philly.

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April 23, 2013

Alumnus honors Coach Cohen

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Jameel McClain, a member of GWHS’ Class of 2003, graduate of Syracuse University, and currently a linebacker with the Baltimore Ravens, returned to his alma mater recently to recognize and thank Coach Cohen and GWHS for providing the opportunities that started him in his NFL Career.

McClain, our first alumnus to win a Super Bowl ring,  presented Coach Cohen with a signed Ravens jersey and a signed Super Bowl football during his recent visit.  He also took time to give an inspirational message to our current football team members.

Coach Cohen said  Jameel always makes time to stop to see him when he is in Philadelphia and he appreciates it because it reminds him of why he continues to teach and coach. He takes great pleasure in hearing from all former students.

To read other recent news about Jameel McClain, click here.


February 13, 2013

Sports Marketing students attend Wings game

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George Washington High School’s Sports & Entertainment Marketing students attended the first Education Day sponsored by the Wings Lacrosse team at the Wells Fargo Center on February 8, 2013.  Not only did the students enjoy watching a professional Lacrosse game in lower level seats, they also met and spoke with Wells Fargo Center’s Sports Marketing Interns who answered their many questions about job opportunities in this field.  The interns came from various colleges and all were enthusiastic about careers in sports marketing. Our students saw a real-world connection to our Sports & Entertainment Marketing CTE program which came alive for them at this event.

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February 4, 2013

G-dub basketball team holds their own

By Jamel Williams, Class of 2013

This past Friday, February 1st, George Washington’s Varsity basketball team took a long journey to Atlantic City to play in the Atlantic City Showcase. While on the bus, the team was very anxious and excited to finally go on a small vacation though we were going for business as well.

When they arrived at their hotel, the team got their key cards and settled down in their rooms and relaxed until it was time to leave for their game.  Around 4:30 P.M., the bus arrived to take them to their 6:00 P.M. game against Holy Spirit High School from Camden, New Jersey.  When the teams arrived at the gym in the Atlantic City High School, they were pumped and ready to go.

As our team came out for warm ups, they looked at their opponents and saw that they were a lot bigger and stronger than them, but that didn’t stop their heart and courage. Washington still believed that they had a great chance to win.  It was tip off time and Washington High School came out to a flat and slow start. Instead of them playing at the pace they wanted, they let Holy Spirit High control the tempo of the game.   Going into half time, the Eagles were down by 22 points.

In the locker room, the Eagles became frustrated with each other and began to put their heads down, but star player and captain, Kendale Truitt, raised their hopes and put confidence in their hearts. The team came out in the second half being aggressive and had a lot more fight in them even though they were smaller. The Eagles cut the big lead within 15 points at the end of the 3rd quarter. Coming out into the 4th quarter, the Eagles came out strong and finished strong, but still ended up losing by 10 points with the final score being 64-54. Everyone was upset with the loss, but the coaches and players were happy with the fact that the College scouts and others respected that the Eagles didn’t give up and they gave the Holy Spirit basketball team a hard fight. In the end, the Eagles still looked like winners in the spectators’ eyes for their effort and for playing hard until the 4th quarter came to a close.

November 18, 2012

Turkey Bowl 2012

 WE ARE HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT OUR ANNUAL THANKSGIVING DAY FOOTBALL GAME WILL BE PLAYED ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd at 10 AM.  The tradition of GWHS playing Archbishop Ryan’s Raiders on Thanksgiving Day will continue this year!  This is a great way for alumni to get together and talk about the “old days”.  Please see Mr. Geiser in room 143 or Mr. McKinney in room 217 for tickets.  Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the gate.                    

Be sure to check out our new football site at   which was created by Samuel Saldana, a senior in our Sports Marketing & Management program.

November 14, 2012

G-dub defeated by Northeast

By Preston Johns, Class of 2013

Washington faced a crushing defeat against Northeast High School Saturday night.  It was a sad time for me and my fellow classmates who attended the game.  The ones who felt the defeat to the core were the football players as well as the coaches. I actually saw these men shed tears. The players I saw crying were really strong guys and I thought to myself, “are they actually crying?”   That was amazing to me.  It showed their dedication and love for the sport they play.

For a lot of the senior players it was their last championship game so it hurt
them the most. It was a well fought game, they played their hearts out to the very last play. I was proud of my team no matter if they won or lost. I hope this loss didn’t discourage the team.  They had a great season and they should still fly.

November 14, 2012

Nothing Giving

By  Deya Mhiesen, Class of 2013

     I’m on the right side of the offensive line getting down in my stance, looking my opponent in his eye. I know he’s scared, I can smell the fear. I’m itching for the pancake (put him in the dirt every play. )  My muscles are twitching, my fingers rocking back and forth. I hear the READY! GO!!!   I explode off the ball like a bomb, locking onto my opponent and put him on his ass every play. Then I do the same thing over and over again until the fat lady sings.

     Here I am on the the other side of the ball, in my three point stance watching the ball carefully as if it was my only shot to show everyone that I’m a dominate force on the D-Line. I’m feeling the sweat drip down my face, as if I was sweating bullets. The ball snapped, I rushed the tackle as if I was a raging bull, I grabbed the cloth of his jersey, locked in then ripped through away from him. I finally see the quarter back and I’m getting real happy for the sack like I just won the lottery, I blow the quarter back up as if I was a kamikaze, seeing the body jerk with ragging force feeling his body snap like a pencil. I stand up and look at him on the floor with so much pain. There he is lying on the floor looking sorry.   I looked to my left then looked to my right and said to myself,  boy it’s going to be a long night.

November 7, 2012

Washington takes Northeast on the football field

By Samuel Saldana, Class of 2013

On Thursday October 18, 2012 the Washington Eagles took on the Northeast Vikings. The Eagles and Vikings are big rivals and both teams came to play, but just by the score, 23 to 6, it shows who wanted it more.

The Eagles chose to receive the ball to start the game. Junior (KR) John Santos returned to the Eagles 40 yard line.  The 1st play of the game was a reverse to senior (RB) Marquis Edwards then a pitch to junior (WR) Rasheed Black, which was fumbled for a loss of 15. The Eagles 1st drive ended up with the Eagles punting.  The Vikings 1st play was a 5-yard run by #8. On 3rd down, Northeast got called for a 5-yard holding penalty.  Another 3rd down attempt ended up in a sack by soph. (DT) Dwayne Young. On 4th down the Vikings chose to punt, and senior (PR) Rashaan “Wiz” Williams returned the ball for 30 yards to the Vikings 29-yard line. The Eagles got down into the Red Zone, and on a run for a 4-yard gain by senior (FB) Alex Rivera,  set up a 6-yard touchdown run by junior (RB) Ken Everage followed by the extra point kicked by senior (K) Jake Wright.  The Vikings could not get anything going for them; their quarterback was sacked for a loss made by Linebackers soph. Shawn Henderson & senior Melvin “Macho” Gonzalez to make it 3rd and long. On 3rd down the Vikings were called for a false start penalty to make it 3rd and longer. On 3rd and long the Vikings tried to throw the ball, which fell incomplete, so the Vikings were forced to punt. The ball was kicked to senior (PR) Kendale “Roscoe” Truitt for a 28-yard return to the Eagles 48-yard line. On the drive of 2nd and 5, senior (QB) David Gavirlov’s passed to senior (WR) Joshua “Texas” Macauley completing a 30-yard gain down at the Vikings 15-yard line. This was followed by a 3-yard run by Marquis Edwards to end the 1st quarter.

Starting the 2nd quarter the Eagles were 2nd and goal, and a run by (RB) Ken Everage was successful for a touchdown followed by a field goal to make the score 14-0 Eagles. With three minutes left to the half, the Eagles were in a 3rd down situation, with 9 yards to get the first down. (The Eagles offense is usually good at converting 3rd down and 4th down conversions) Quarterback David Gavirlov dropped back to pass and threw a bullet to Wide Receiver Joshua Macauley for a 31-yard gain for a first down on the Vikings 39-yard line.  With 1:56 left in the half the Eagles were called for a holding penalty and on 4th and 7 the Eagles use their great kicker Jake Wright to kick a field goal to make the score 17-0 going into the half.

To start the 2nd half the Eagles defense got things going as senior (DL) Justin Moody (Semper Fidelis All-American) sacks the Vikings quarterback for a 5-yard loss tomake it 3rd and 11. On 3rd and 11, Soph. (DL) Zaire Hollerway sacked the Vikings quarterback yet again for a 3-yard loss to make it 4th and 14, forcing the Vikings to punt. On 3rd and 6, the Eagles go to (FB) Alex Rivera and gain 5-yards, but not enough for a 1st down, creating a 4th and 1 situation. The Eagles are 1-yard away from a 1st down and they decide on a quarterback sneak ran by (QB) David Gavirlov and achieve the 1st down. Followed by this 1st down, David Gavirlov threw 2 passes in the same area on the right side of the field to fall incomplete; both were diving attempts. But yet the 3rd pass was definitely a charm because on 3rd and long Dave’s pass to (RB) Ken Everage was complete with an AMAZING one-handed grab, and also good for a 30-yard gain but falling short of a scoring drive. With the Eagles were back on Defense, the Vikings tried to get a 1st down with a pass on 4th and 8, which ended up being intercepted by (S) Kendale Truitt to end the 4th quarter. 

      With the 4th quarter rolling in, senior (QB) Al Augustine’s pass to (WR) Rasheed Black was deflected off his hands and into the Vikings defensive back’s hands and ran it back all the way for a touchdown. Feeling too ambitious, their 2-point conversion attempt was no good. On the kickoff following the Vikings touchdown, (KR) Kendale Truitt went for a big return running 52-yards from the Eagles 25-yard line. On 2nd goal (RB) Marquis Edwards ran the ball 3-yards for an Eagles touchdown, but missing the extra point attempt leaving the score 23-6. On the next Eagles drive, on 3rd and 3 with under a minute to go, the Eagles take a knee and let the clock run down for the game to end, with the final score 23-6.

June 6, 2012

Girls’ Soccer players named All-Publics

Congratulations to the following Girls’ Soccer players for their selection as All-Publics: 

1st team – Megan Wajda

2nd team – Aselia Zamir-Kyzy

Honorable Mention:  Altynai Jantaeva, Astrid Cerrada, Natasha Rebkarets, and Sydney Welsh.                                              ~Coach Falterbauer


May 29, 2012

Girls’ Lacrosse players named All-Publics

 By Coach Hughes

1ST TEAM:  ATTACK:  Captain Katrine Metelkova & Christine Wong

MIDFIELDERS:  Captain Tiana Fluck and Kaylah Biddick      DEFENSE:  Jaycee Kelley
2ND TEAM: ATTACK: Veronica Gonzalez    MIDFIELDER:  Jia Mitchell & Skipper Lawson
DEFENSE:  Alia Williams   GOALKEEPER:  Deidre Etim