Varun Shankar

Washington, D.C.

Sports reporter on high school field hockey

Education: University of Maryland, BA in Journalism and BS in Economics

Varun Shankar is a high school sports reporter and news aide for The Washington Post. Shankar is a student at the University of Maryland.
Latest from Varun Shankar

Potomac School, despite recent covid issues, dominates for ISL softball title

The Panthers' coach had to miss the game, and one of their top players returned just in time for the 15-0 win over Flint Hill.

May 14, 2022

Softball Top 10: Three unbeaten teams vault up the midseason rankings

Undefeated Damascus, Tuscarora and Reservoir crack the top five.

May 2, 2022

Maggie Frisvold helps lift Reservoir softball past Howard

The Gators' junior pitcher works out of a couple of tight jams to keep Reservoir undefeated.

April 27, 2022

Nicholas Kosimbei, Susanna Sullivan win Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run

Sunday’s run was the first Cherry Blossom race since April 2019 to take place under the namesake pink flowers.

April 3, 2022

Churchill hockey converts wild equalizer, wins in double-OT to claim 10th MSHL title

The Bulldogs sent out Coach Samuel Mrvos with a thrilling victory.

March 11, 2022

Walter Johnson girls, Churchill boys cruise to 4A/3A swimming and diving state championships

The Wildcats outpaced second-place Bethesda-Chevy Chase, 304-245, for their first state title since 2017. The Bulldogs won again after a victory in 2019 as well.

February 26, 2022

Gonzaga, per tradition, captures 11th straight WMPSSDL title; Holton-Arms also victorious

Gonzaga Coach Kevin Wagman and Holton-Arms Coach Malena Lair Ferrari, who are married, got to celebrate together.

February 5, 2022

2021 Fall All-Met: Field Hockey first team, second team, honorable mentions

Check out this year’s picks for the D.C. area’s top field hockey performers.

December 14, 2021

Madison gets payback against South County and now has a chance at its first state title

Senior quarterback Connor Barry rushed for two touchdowns and passed for another as the Warhawks beat the Stallions, 28-6, in a Virginia Class 6 state semifinal.

December 4, 2021