Going to College . . . or the Playoffs?

Brooke Randolph

November 9, 2012


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The National Collegiate Athletic Association, NCAA, is made up of 1,281 organizations and conferences that orchestrate the athletic programs of colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. As of August 1973, the NCAA has been divided into three specific divisions, Division I, II, and III....

World Series: Giants Take All

Jake Plotkin

November 9, 2012


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Every October, baseball’s best come to the big stage and compete for the World Series trophy. It is a big deal if a team makes it and gets to play in one of the games. There are three sets of series they have to get through: the division series, the championship series and the prominent World Series....

Cheerleading: The Spirit or the Pack

Caitlin O'Beirne

October 1, 2012


Filed under Sports, Student Corner

The strength of the pack is the wolf. And the spirit of the pack is the Plano West cheerleading squad. Behind the big bows and bigger smiles, the girls practice every day during sixth and seventh periods to perfect their cheers, dances, jumps and stunts. Junior varsity co-captain Brooke Johnson has been...

Lady Wolves Crowned 5A State Champs

Lady Wolves Crowned 5A State Champs

Johnston von Springer

May 9, 2012


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Ten years ago, Carley Phillips won a 5A soccer state championship as a player at Plano West, and in her first year as head coach of her alma mater, she led the pack to their fifth title in 12 seasons last month. “Plano West has such a strong soccer tradition,” Phillips said. “I feel so lucky...

Linsanity Takes Over

Linsanity Takes Over

Asher Feltman

March 21, 2012


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Tired of Jeremy Lin? Good, me neither. This is not a piece on Jeremy Lin’s rumored Kim Kardashian relationship or his face covering TIME magazine as well as Sports Illustrated.  If you have not heard and you do not know what Twitter is, then here is a brief recap on who Jeremy Lin is and why his last...

Hamilton Rises Above Adversities

Hamilton Rises Above Adversities

Asher Feltman

March 21, 2012


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On Feb. 3, 2012, reports surfaced that Texas Rangers MVP outfielder Josh Hamilton had suffered another relapse. Anytime a professional athlete is reported to have taken a major step back in his career, fans assume the player suffered an injury or his stats have taken a sudden dive. But this is not the case ...

Softball

Softball

Evelyn Moreno

March 21, 2012


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The Plano West softball team has returned for a new season. With Coach Mike Ledsome leading and the team putting everything they have into the game, this season is sure to be a successful one. “I am excited for team dinners and other team-building traditions we do each season which are fun becau...

Lacrosse

Lacrosse

Kori Bennett

March 21, 2012


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Lacrosse season has begun and many people are expecting the team to accomplish a great deal of wins and like many sports at West, bring home a championship. The team has started out the season strong with a record so far of 2-2. They beat Austin Westlake and New Orleans Jesuit, but they lost extremel...

Batter Up: America’s Pastime Soon to be Underway

Johnston von Springer

March 9, 2012


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As the temperatures slowly rise and winter turns to spring, the sporting world begins to get ready for America’s pastime, baseball. Spring training is underway with pitchers, catchers and other players having already reported to the field. Baseball is on the horizon and the St. Louis Cardinals will...

West Lady Wolves Shooting for Success

Johnston von Springer

February 13, 2012


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As the calendar turns to 2012, the Lady Wolves soccer team is getting ready for their season, a season that they hope to cap off with a State championship in April.  The Lady Wolves are entering this season with a new head coach, Carley Phillips, a former wolf herself that helped lead the Lady Wolves...

A Day with the Dallas Stars

Zaynah Zafar

February 13, 2012


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Like any day, the morning begins with a Zamboni gliding along the surface of the rink. Players slowly trickle onto the ice, first one at a time, then in pairs and groups until they are all where they belong. The sounds of pucks slamming echo around the practice arena, joined by varied music by artists...

Khloe and Lamar Hit Dallas

Asher Feltman

February 10, 2012


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On Dec. 11, 2011, the Los Angeles Lakers completed a trade sending one of their best players to the Dallas Mavericks for a first round draft pick and a trade exception i.e more money. An outside observer would surely question this transaction by the Hollywood Lakers. This trade was only made possible...

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