UIL Realignment Causes Controversy

Bryce Jones, Senior Editor

February 21, 2018


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The new University Interscholastic League (UIL) district alignments were released Feb. 1, putting Plano West in District 9-6A along with Allen, Dallas Jesuit, McKinney, McKinney Boyd, Plano, Plano East and Prosper for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years. Dallas Jesuit is one of just two private...

Positivity and Determination: Football Player Changes the Game

Jiayi Zhu, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


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For some football is merely a sport, a source of entertainment and an activity to put on a resume. However, for senior wide receiver Ricardo Benitez the game means everything to him. “I fell in love with the game of football when I was six,” he said. “Growing up in Texas it was a requiremen...

District 6-6A at a Glance

Avery Klatsky, Staff Writer

January 22, 2018


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  Team W L District Record National Rank Division Ranking (6A) State Ranking Allen 7 0 4-0 16 2 2 McKinney 6 1 3-1 571 53 100 Plano 4 3 1-3 570 52 99 Denton Guyer 4 3 2-2 394 38 71 McKinney Boyd 4 3 3-1 798 70 136 Plano East 2 5 1-3...

The Plano West Volleyball Girls Set Up the Road to Victory

Malvika Mahendhra, Staff Writer

November 29, 2017


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The Plano West Lady Wolves of volleyball began their new fall season with a team filled with new and familiar faces and hope to conquer their goals and set even higher expectations. “We have a really young team, so in some ways we are the underdog in a lot of different matches,” senior Sierra Co...

Fantasy Football Unites Fans From Across the Country

Bryce Jones, Senior Editor

November 29, 2017


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Although the National Football League (NFL) has been the spotlight of major political controversy this season there is still one thing about the NFL that unites us all: fantasy football. The 17 week season is now halfway complete however, the competition is far from it. “I started out 0-3,” senior...

A Game Day In The Life

Kyle Dixon, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017


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School football games are significant events for students, teachers and parents alike. However, no amount of excitement from the local community can compare to that felt by the actual players. This excitement comes from the fact that these games are very limited, and no one understands this more than th...

Fantasy Football is Back for the Fall

Bryce Jones, Senior Editor

September 29, 2017


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As the temperature drops and the leaves begin to change, everybody in Texas knows what is on the horizon: football is back. Since the majority of Americans are not strapping on their shoulder pads and getting ready to step on the gridiron, they turn to their laptops and smartphones to get ready for a ...

Dancin’ With Drill

Maddy Courtright, Staff Writer

September 29, 2017


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Bright lights. Smiling faces. Cheering crowds. The Royales begin their routine supported by the student section cheering. “The best part of being on the team is knowing that each girl on the team is someone you can rely on and find a friend in,” senior lieutenant Gabby Tocci said. “Plano West...

Beach Volleyball Provides Fun In The Summer Sun

Violet Krause, Staff Writer

May 18, 2017


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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


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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


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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


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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...

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