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2017: The Zag’s Year

2017: The Zag’s Year

Allen Taylor, Sports Editor
March 31, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase

For the past 19 years, there has only been one team from a mid-major conference in the NCAA basketball tournament every year. That team is the Gonzaga Bulldogs, a small Jesuit University in Spokane, Washington. For 18 of those 19 years, Mark Few has been the head coach, and has led the Zags to fi...

Big 12 March Madness Preview

Big 12 March Madness Preview

Michael Anderson and Allen Taylor
March 23, 2017
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

After looking into this year’s NCAA Tournament, it looks like six Big 12 teams will represent the conference in the tournament. Only four teams will not compete, unless Texas Tech, TCU, Oklahoma, or Texas can make a run in the Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City. The teams who should receive bids are: Ka...

Field House Open for Business

Field House Open for Business

Lucas Carlile, Ned Newton, Viraj Gandhi, Will Burgos, Jafer Shah, Jackson Norman, and Sam Elkind
February 17, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The ways of the past are over. Fort Worth Country Day has successfully arisen from the "dungeon" into the shiny new light that is the new field house. The Patton Field House and Moritz Fitness Center has been under construction since the summer of 2016, and will open for US spring season athletes next...

2017 College Football Playoff National Championship

Michael Anderson, Reporter
February 3, 2017
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

The 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship was played at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida. The game was played between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers. A great year of college football was capped off by an incredible game with a storybook finish. Alabama came into...

SPC Bracketology

SPC Bracketology

Allen Taylor, Sports Editor
February 2, 2017
Filed under Showcase, Sports, Sports Showcase, Winter Sports

Heading into the final set of games before the SPC Championships, there are three FWCD teams who are still competing for seeding in Houston. Boys Basketball, Boys Soccer, and Girls Basketball have all clinched berths in Houston, and Girls Soccer was eliminated with their loss to Greenhill. In the la...

Around the Conference: Big Basketball Blog v. 1

Around the Conference: Big Basketball Blog v. 1

Allen Taylor, Sports Editor
January 26, 2017
Filed under Sports

Big 12 Basketball Weekly Update Welcome to Allen Taylor’s weekly Big 12 Basketball Online column. At the time this column was created, conference play is two weeks old. This column will serve to review the season so far, and predict the outcomes for this week’s contests (against the spread). ...

Falcon Pep Rally Glows in the Dark

Falcon Pep Rally Glows in the Dark

Viraj Gandhi and Lucas Carlile
December 8, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

The varsity and jv cheer teams brought back the blacklight pep rally for the upper school in their second rally of the semester. Both squads, and the drumline, performed in the dark with backlights focused on instruments and dance moves.

FWCD Wins SPC 3A Championship

FWCD Wins SPC 3A Championship

Ned Newton and Phillip Herd
December 6, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

FWCD got the W in the first 3A Varsity Football Championship, after the realignment this year of  the Southern Preparatory Conference. The Falcons won their last championship in 2010, when they captured the SPC DII title. Led by senior captains Brad Chilcoat, Will Jones, Joseph Breedlove, Spencer Pergande...

FWCD Football Clinches Championship Berth

FWCD Football Clinches Championship Berth

Allen Taylor, Sports Editor
October 28, 2016
Filed under Fall Sports, News, Sports

The FWCD varsity football team qualified for a second straight SPC Playoffs on Friday night. The Falcons clinched a playoff berth when the Casady Cyclones lost to Trinity Valley Trojans by a final score of 31-7. Casady only had two losses going into the Trinity Valley game, and if they would have wo...

Football Hype 2016

Football Hype 2016

Jackson Norman, Viraj Gandhi, Ned Newton, and Lucas Carlile
October 3, 2016
Filed under Showcase, Sports

Falcon Varsity Football is 5-1 in SPC conference play, after a crushing defeat of Oakridge 55-28 for the Homecoming game on Sept. 30. The boys take the road this week to Austin, for a matchup against St. Stephens; they'll have a bye week and then travel again, this time to Houston to play John Cooper...

DFW Sports Teams 2016 Predictions

DFW Sports Teams 2016 Predictions

Allen Taylor and Michael Anderson
March 22, 2016
Filed under Sports

Texas Rangers The Texas Rangers in 2016 look to contend for the World Series. The Falcon Quill predicts that the Rangers will win the Division after making a trade that propels the Rangers to top the Astros. The Rangers look to contend for the title with their pitching. Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish at t...

Top 4 Ways to Fill Out a Bracket

Top 4 Ways to Fill Out a Bracket

Allen Taylor, Reporter
March 17, 2016
Filed under Sports, Sports Showcase

Based on Team Color A very simple way to fill out your bracket: just use your favorite color. This may require some googling to find out each university’s colors, but will be worth it. UNC-Wilmington has a very rare color scheme, teal, navy, and gold. The Seahawks are one of many teams to use...

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