DHS Winter Sports Preview



Key Returners: Wyatt Krueger (Sr.), Max Mancuso (Soph.)

Last Year: (11-12)

Key Games this year: Vs. Potomac Falls (Dec. 15), Vs. Heritage (Dec. 18), @ Woodgrove (Jan. 1), @ Loudoun Valley (Jan. 11),

The Titans are coming off of an 11-12 season as Sonny Green returns for his 3rd season as head coach. A young team will have to step up this year as Green lost seven seniors last year. With Krueger in the backcourt will be sophomores Max Mancuso and Trey Hayes. Michael Discher will look to be a force in the frontcourt as Green says he can, “score well around the hoop and can stretch the floor from the perimeter.” Trust the Process is the team motto and the team looks to embody that motto. “If we work towards being better every day and adhering to the process, we will eventually reap the rewards we seek as a team,” Green said. The Titans fell to Potomac Falls 61-47 during their season opener on the 28th. Max Mancuso and Michael Discher each added 8 points while Derek Decady and Jayden Hickey added 6 points to the Titan scoreboard. Discher lead the Titans with 5 rebounds and Wyatt Krueger lead the team with 8 total assists.

Girls Basketball:

Key Returners: Taylor Hosten (Sr.), Jackie Christ (Jr.)

Key Games this year: @ Potomac Falls (Dec. 15), Vs. Woodgrove (Jan. 3), Vs. Heritage (Jan. 19)

After several coaching questions throughout the preseason, the Girls Varsity basketball team has finally found their coach, Joe Smith. However, it won’t be Smith leading the team into battle, it will be the two seniors, Taylor Hosten and Hannah Allen. Just as the boys, these girls played Potomac Falls on the 28th.  The girls team also fell to the Panthers with a final score of 51-43. Look for Maddie Beal and Jackie Christ to stand out this season so look.


Key Returners: Robert Creamer (Sr.), Alex Terhaar (Jr.), Jack Creamer (Soph.)

Last year: (9-11)

Key Matches this year:  County championship @ Rockridge (Dec. 15), Duel vs. Loudoun Valley & Woodgrove (Jan. 4)

Titan Wrestling looks to be a serious threat in the Dulles district for the upcoming winter season. They return five regional qualifiers including a regional champion in Robert Creamer. “12 of our guys practiced at the Top of the Podium facilities under great coaching, a lot of these guys will be competing for a district title,” said head coach Bill Young. This season returns with a large class of 2018 and high hopes for Wrestling.

Indoor Track:

Athletes to Watch: Harry Challis (Sr.) (long distance) Noah Herbert (Sr.) (jumping specialist), Victor Belanos (Sr.) (shot put), Isiah Webster (Sr.) (short distance).

Key Games this year: vs. Woodgrove (Dec. 13), State tournament (Feb. 23)

Track is being run for the first time in the winter this year, and is getting an immediate spark in participation. “We have over 100 athletes coming out for the first team ever which is a great sign. We have a lot of experienced track athletes and some new track athletes that come to us after having great success in other sports,” said head coach, Jon Wesoky. He wants a historic first season of track, “I would expect to have 10-20 of our Titans compete for the State meet with great depth putting our relay teams in position to compete as well.”

Girls Swim:

Key Returners: Rachel Schlemmer (Soph.), Kylee Popovich (Jr.), Kathleen Dinoso (Sr.), Ashley Bogushefsky (Soph.)

Key meets this year: vs. Loudoun Valley (Dec. 9), vs. Woodgrove (Dec. 16)

This team has fallen in numbers; however, it has increased in talent. A young developing team will be out on the blocks ready to dive into the water this winter. Freshmen Kelli McMillan and Ashley Dinoso leads the Titan into battle with potential state qualifying abilities shown in time trials.

Boys Swim:

Key Returners: Kieran Wright (Jr.), Michael Curran (Soph.), Jack Milenski (Soph.)

Key meets this year: vs. Loudoun Valley (Dec. 9), vs. Woodgrove (Dec. 16)

Likewise, the boy’s side of swim is young, however are led five seniors. Andrew Blusiewicz and Max Titova come out as the freshmen to watch this winter. Blusiewicz has had state swimming recognition and will boost the overall score in meets this winter.