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Beach Volleyball Provides Fun In The Summer Sun

Violet Krause, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017


Filed under Sports

The Lady Wolves have just celebrated their sixth annual co-ed beach volleyball tournament held on May 6 at Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas. Teams consisted of up to six people and required at least two male and two female students. “For the most part, guys always want to play volleyball,” Coach...

Banding Together: Director Sees Life In Full Color

Banding Together: Director Sees Life In Full Color

Gina Quatrino, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

Red. Pink. Green. Brown. These were the colors that band director Preston Pierce could never fully differentiate on his own. On Friday, April 21, the band students eagerly waited outside in the band field, with an array of brightly colored balloons floating high above their heads. The colors danced in...

Softball Season Staying Strong

Whitney Patterson, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017


Filed under Sports

The girls softball team is preparing for the State playoffs after winning the 2017 Co District champion title along with Plano East. The team hopes that their dedication and love of the sport will pay off. “We have a lot of high expectations,” head coach Mike Ledsome said. “We’ve won district...

March Madness

Shriya Senguttuvan, Staff Writer

March 31, 2017


Filed under Sports

As spring approaches, one of the most highly anticipated sporting events is set to start. As selection Sunday, March 12, reveals the dates, location and schedule of the upcoming games, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball tournament begins. However, the annual tournament is...

Respect All, Fear None

Respect All, Fear None

Chloe Oani, Staff Writer

March 30, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

There are many different aspects that define the girls varsity soccer team: long sleeve, dri fit game-day shirts, pregame meals at Jason’s Deli and early 2000s “throwback” rap music blasting from a portable stereo on away game bus trips. However, nothing exemplifies the team as well as the tight-knit...

Track and Field Sprints For Success

Leah Martineau, Editor

March 29, 2017


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Sprinting toward the end of their high school career, seniors on the track team train and build their endurance in hopes of competing at State. “I think the overall goal for the team is to get better in their events and to improve on what they need to improve on personally,” senior Sharoné Johnson...

Boys Lacrosse has First Match

Harrison Sites, Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Sports

IMG_7448Varsity lacrosse had their first match of the season on Feb. 2 against Frisco High and won by a score of 5-2. Junior Jackson Gunnells is a member of the varsity squad, and is looking excited about the team's progression leading up to the new season. “I’m looking forward to getting to play against ...

Girls Varsity Soccer Wins 1-0 vs Denton Guyer

Girls Varsity Soccer Wins 1-0 vs Denton Guyer

Chloe Oani, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Behind a late-game goal from junior forward Tessa Elizondo, the girls varsity soccer team defeated Denton Guyer with a score 1-0 in a home conference game on Feb. 15 at Clark Stadium. “Everybody had a hand in that win,” Balogh said. “It was such a battle and I’m so proud of them for their eff...

Wrestling Team Competes to Own the Mat

Leah Martineau, Editor

February 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

Tension runs high while the wrestlers are at a stalemate in the third period. Sweat dripping down their faces, muscles shaking from the past two periods and their teammates motivating them to pin the other guy down. There is a fight to stay off your back that requires technique and grace; a workout fille...

Patriots Win Super Bowl

Chloe Oani, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

On Sunday, Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, the New England Patriots of the American Football Conference (AFC) were crowned National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl LI champions, defeating the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football Conference (NFC) 34-28. Led by superstar quarterback Tom Brady...

Girls Shoot to Win

Harrison Sites, Staff Writer

February 9, 2017


Filed under Sports

With girls basketball looking to win a ninth consecutive District title and advance to State, members of the team and the students are looking forward to the rest of the season and the many possibilities it might bring. Senior Gina Riedell wants to finish the season strong and take advantage of the...

Art of Archery Aims For Success

Michael de Silva, Staff Writer

December 12, 2016


Filed under Sports

Sports of all kinds have a place at the school, from football to golf. However, senior Shabeeh Rizvi wanted to share his passion for a more uncommon sport, archery. He decided to take a shot at it, and thus, a new club, Art of Archery made its debut. “The idea just hit me one night,” Rizvi said....

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