The Art of Table Tennis

Sana Hameed, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 3, 2016


Filed under Sports

Two players clutch hard rubber paddles, their eyes focused on the small white ball bouncing across the table between them. Their pulse quickens as they leap around their respective sides, struggling to send the ball flying in the opposite direction. They scorn the name “ping pong” because it is too...

Golf Team Up to Par, Ready to Take the Next Swing

Golf Team Up to Par, Ready to Take the Next Swing

Harrison Sites, Staff Writer

November 3, 2016


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With boys varsity capturing a State title last spring, expectations are high for the golf team this year. Head Coach Rick Hardison has high expectations as well and looks forward to watching how well they handle the pressure they will receive to repeat last season's success. “We have many goals...

Kick-off, Drive, TD, Repeat

Harrison Sites, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


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With the start of the new school year, fall sports are back in action with the varsity and junior varsity football teams getting their respective seasons underway and are looking forward to competing against some of the best teams in the state of Texas. The junior varsity team knocked out John Tyler...

Tennis Serves for Success

Tennis Serves for Success

Mellica Askari, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


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After representing the Wolfpack at State finals and being undefeated at the District, Area and Regional 6A divisions, the tennis team is ready to come back for another strong year. The tennis team has won 16 straight District, 13 Regional and four State titles, and they are not done yet. Head Coach...

Volleyball Set for State

Volleyball Set for State

Chloe Oani, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

Volleyball is a game of chemistry. Although there are only six people on the court at a time, the whole team needs to develop a bond to cohesively function as a unit. The school’s varsity girls volleyball team hopes to maintain their strong chemistry and gain momentum for the State playoffs, which wo...

NC’s House Bill 2 Ignites Controversy

Chloe Oani, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


Filed under Sports

On Sept. 14, the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) became the third sports organization to pull all their athletic championships from the state of North Carolina as a result of the passing of the controversial House Bill 2 (HB2). HB2 was approved by the General Assembly of North Carolina earlier this...

Cross Country Team Runs the Distance

Cross Country Team Runs the Distance

Whitney Patterson, Staff Writer

September 29, 2016


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Both the boys and girls cross country teams are preparing for their 2016-2017 season, which began on Aug. 27 with the Plano Independent School District (ISD) Cross Country Invitational. The team hopes that their dedication and sacrifice for the sport will pay off. Boys head coach Sean Fairchild saw...

Cheers to Next Year

Fatima Bhaiwala, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016


Filed under Sports

Before the football players even run onto the field, the cheerleaders are there to get the audience hyped up. The colorful posters they create and the effort they put into pumping up the crowd, enhance the atmosphere. The loud cheers and omnipresence of cheerleaders at sports events is integral to the...

Preparing for Preseason

Chloe Oani, Staff Writer

May 18, 2016


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With the end of the school year approaching, various sports and athletics have entered the offseason. After rollercoaster months full of ups and downs, varsity athletes reflect on the past year and look to next fall, likely filled with rigorous team tryouts and training sessions. “My wrestling season...

Coach Anthony Morgan

Coach Anthony Morgan

Tiffany Su, Associate Editor

April 8, 2016


Filed under Sports

Boys Basketball Coach Anthony Morgan will be inducted into the El Paso Athletic Hall of Fame under the Coach/Administrator category on May 4. The former El Paso High School basketball coach led last year’s varsity boys to the Class 6A State Championship title, a rare honor in Plano West history. T...

Straight Outta District

Straight Outta District

Chloe Oani, Staff Writer

April 8, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

After leaving blood, sweat and tears on the pitch, the boys varsity soccer team was recently awarded first place in the district due to their dominating performance during the regular season. The team hopes to bring that same momentum into the battle for what could be the school’s first boys soccer...

Tee-ing Off to a New Season

Tee-ing Off to a New Season

Marisa Pisterzi, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 8, 2016


Filed under Sports

The 2015-2016 golf program has proven that their organization is capable of continually developing talented and driven sportsmen and women. This school year has already resulted in many successes, such as placing first at the Mansfield Regional Preview at Waterchase on Feb. 16. “The win at the regional...

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