West Playoffs

Daniel Gooding, Daniel Gooding

December 9, 2014


Filed under News, Sports, Top Stories

The football team went into the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Playoffs riding the momentum of one of the most remarkable seasons in the school’s history. The team’s record of 8-2 was a clear indication that the Wolves would be on the prowl come playoff time. West met its first foe at ...

Tyler Davis Headed to Aggieland

Tyler Davis Headed to Aggieland

Haley Pevsner, Staff Writer

October 10, 2014


Filed under Featured Athlete, Features, Sports, Top Stories

For most high school seniors, the college admissions process is a stressful and scary time characterized by tediously applying to schools all over the country and anxiously awaiting an acceptance or rejection letter. However, this is not a worry for senior Tyler Davis, who has already committed to Texas...

Softball Hosts Fundraiser

Softball Hosts Fundraiser

Catie Tsai, Staff Writer

April 24, 2014


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For many groups at West, fundraising plays a major role in the program’s ability to run smoothly and fund activities. Last month, the softball team hosted the 2014 Texas State Movers Wolf Pack Classic Tournament, their biggest fundraiser of the year. “The fundraiser is important because we have...

Lacrosse Rises to the Occasion

Jake Plotkin, Staff Writer

April 22, 2014


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Lacrosse is a sport that requires teamwork, hard work and commitment. The varsity lacrosse team, whose season started in February, is busy preparing for their next district game on April 16 against Highland Park. “The thing I enjoy most about lacrosse is the intense speed, along with the friendships...

Cheerleaders Up School Spirit

Cheerleaders Up School Spirit

Olivia Keomoungkhoun, Staff Writer

March 20, 2014


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All the way at the front of the rowdy student section stand the Plano West cheerleaders, encouraging the crowd and the teams. Throughout the entire year, the cheerleaders have motivated the Wolfpack during pep rallies and games, showing undying spirit through their love for the teams and school. “We...

West Going Against the District’s Best

Jake Plotkin, Staff Writer

March 20, 2014


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The University Interscholastic League recently realigned the districts during the 2014-2015 school year. The biggest change that has caught schools off guard is the addition of the newest class, 6A. Class 6A consists of Plano West, Plano Senior, Plano East, Allen, McKinney Boyd, Lewisville, Flower Mound,...

Soccer Season: Boys and Girls Teams Meet Success

Danny Rozen, Staff Writer

March 20, 2014


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The Boys: For the boys soccer team, this year is about redemption. After two seasons ended short of expectations, the team is ready for a fresh start. “For the past few seasons, we have not been doing very well,” junior Harry Edstrom said. “The coaches have been working us harder and we have...

West Believes the Hype

Danny Rozen, Staff Writer

February 7, 2014


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The Boys: The boys basketball team started strong for the season. They currently stand with an 18-5 record, making them the fifth best team in Texas. They also have a record of 7-1 in district play. While the boys team faces some challenges with the absence of star players such as Mickey Mitchell...

Lucky Number 400

Lucky Number 400

Jake Plotkin, Staff Writer

February 5, 2014


Filed under Sports

On Jan. 14, West basketball took on their rivals from Plano Senior in a crucial 10-5A matchup for one of the top spots in the District standings. The Wolves took an early lead and ended up winning on their home court by a score of 61-39. That put them at 2-0 in District play, but the big story of the...

West Students Saddle Up

McKenna Alexander

December 19, 2013


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Horseback riding has been around for quite a long time. While it is not always the most common thing to participate in, there are several students at West who have pursued this unique and individual sport. “I think it is hard to be able to ride horses,” junior Christian Figueroa said. “It takes...

Blades of Glory

Jake Plotkin

December 19, 2013


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There are many students at West with unique skills and hobbies, and senior Briana Anderson is one of them.  She has been a jam skater at Thunderbird Roller Rink since second grade. “I met Briana when she was in second grade at Mitchell Elementary,” Briana’s friend, Ashley Ellis, said. “She...

Sports Injuries Affect Student Athletes

Grace Noteboom

December 19, 2013


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Every year, nearly two million student athletes are injured. These injuries range in severity from scrapes and field burns to major bone breaks and even concussions. After a traumatic or severe injury, a student athlete has many challenges to face. Rehabilitating injuries and working on a prevention...

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