Kicking Off the Soccer Season

Catherine Carroll

February 13, 2013


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With their last two tournaments a clean sweep and a perfect record of 10-0, the Lady Wolves soccer team are well on their way to becoming State champions again. “We are basically the same team, so we should do well again this year,” senior Caitlin Sheehan said. “But of course nothing is ever...

Have Time for Half Time?

Have Time for Half Time?

Jake Plotkin

February 13, 2013


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The Super Bowl has been around for 45 years and many football fans look forward to it every year. This annual game started once the merger of football was created in 1970. Nineteen sixty seven was the first year the Super Bowl was held, where the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 at Los Angeles Memorial Co...

America’s Pastime

America’s Pastime

Alison Tsai

February 13, 2013


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Fans of baseball, the national sport of America, are no doubt excited for the upcoming baseball season. At West, training has already begun, and the varsity team is gearing up to compete in the Baylor Medical Tournament Feb. 21. “I’m playing pitcher this season,” junior Kyle Furra said. “I’m loo...

Basketball Teams Shoot for Playoffs

Jake Plotkin

December 14, 2012


Filed under ManPage, News, Sports

Plano West basketball has arrived. The season has already begun and the two teams are practicing constantly to return to the playoffs and plan to win it all. Both teams have good records with the boys having one of 26-8, making them second in district and the girls one of 34-3 with the title of first...

Bowl Championship Series Comes to DFW

Cole Bothun

December 14, 2012


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Let the gridiron madness begin. The Bowl Championship Series for the 2012-2013 season begins Dec. 15 and continues through 35 games to the BCS National Championship game on Jan. 7. Some of the more popular bowl games are the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA, the Orange Bowl in Miami, FL, the Sugar Bowl in New...

NHL Lockout

Jordan Berger

December 14, 2012


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Nothing frustrates sports fans more than when a lockout occurs. For the past three months the National Hockey League has been in constant dispute with the National Hockey League Players’ Association about payroll agreements that were not met by the Sept. 15 deadline. With the season cancelled through...

Fantasy Football

Jake Plotkin

December 14, 2012


Filed under Sports, Student Corner

This is a game that many men look forward to playing each football season. This is one of the only times that having knowledge of their favorite sport can pay off in something so manly. This fun and entertaining activity is Fantasy Football. Fantasy Football started in 1962 at the Milford Plaza Hotel...

WESTern Equestrains

WESTern Equestrains

Caitlin O'Beirne

December 14, 2012


Filed under Features, Sports, Student Corner

Equestrian sports are full of time-honored traditions and have been an element of society since ancient times. Modern ideas of horseback riding competition include English and Western style riding, rodeos and polo. In America, the sport has earned a reputation for agility, grace and fearlessness. ...

Running Wolves Go To State

Running Wolves Go To State

Savannah Borgsmiller

December 13, 2012


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The boys cross country team headed to the State meet on Nov. 10  in Roundrock, Texas. “They had an extraordinary season,” senior Zoie Wilson said. “They are truly one of the best teams Plano West has ever seen. They have an extreme amount of talent and potential.” The boys cross country te...

Signing Day

Signing Day

November 14, 2012


Filed under Sports, Student Corner, Top Stories

At 8:00 A.M. on Nov. 14, nine students celebrated Signing Day surrounded by their friends, family, teammates and coaches. This event involves graduating athletes who gather to sign a letter of intent to play their respective sport at the college they chose. From the top left, left to right: Marc J...

Plano West Swim Team

Plano West Swim Team

Caitlin O'Beirne

November 12, 2012


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The constant smell of chlorine, waking up before the sun and hours of practice are just parts of the varsity swim team’s daily routine.  Swimmers compete individually at meets for the fastest times, often racing against teammates in the next lane. However, high school swimming is also a team sport. At meets, te...

Hitting the Big Apple for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Jessica Su

November 9, 2012


Filed under News, Sports

On Nov. 17, the senior drill team members will leave for New York City to join other dancers from all around the nation and prepare for the 2012 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “The seniors from past years have told me that walking in the parade is the most fun,” drill team captain Abby Callison...

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