Just Keep Swimming

Just Keep Swimming

Sophia Gonzalez, Staff Writer

September 30, 2015


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The swim team is making a big splash this year. From school work to extracurriculars, members of the swim team are expected to balance their swim schedule along with their academics.While juggling sports and school is difficult for some, others claim it can be manageable. “Balancing out school and...

Bump, Set, Spike

Molly Shipper, Staff Writer

September 30, 2015


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Volleyball season is already in action. Summer practices and games have prepared the team for this year’s season, and the hunger to win is already in place. The girls’ spirits are up and they are prepared to share their court experience with the Hype. “I think that we will for sure make it to...

Wolves Acing Tennis Season

Wolves Acing Tennis Season

Fatima Bhaiwala, Staff Writer

September 30, 2015


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Tennis is much more than hitting a ball over a netted fence back and forth. It consists of a close group of students who support and encourage each other. They have been working to make this their best season yet. “I consider my team to be my second family,” senior Julia Chung said. “Everyone...

New Football Coach Takes Over

Sarah Edge, Journalism

May 15, 2015


Filed under Features, Sports

Plano West Athletic Department recently welcomed a new head coach who plans on ushering in another era of victory with the football team and bringing recognition to all West sports. Through hard work and determination, Coach Scott Smith will bring a new mindset that will leave all of its athletes, students...

Slam-Dunking Their Way to Victory

Slam-Dunking Their Way to Victory

Tiffany Su, Staff Writer

January 27, 2015


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The Lady Wolves basketball team is composed of a confident group of girls who plan to take home the championship title in early March. The team is expected to head back to the State Championships in San Antonio, where they lost the title last year to Manvel High School. “Our biggest goal is to defin...

Leader of the Wolf Pack

Leader of the Wolf Pack

Cathrine Hoffman, Staff Writer

January 21, 2015


Filed under Sports, Student Corner

He has beaten Dirk Nowitzki in knockout. He knows the first 100 digits of pi. He even co-coaches a youth basketball team. Who is this, you ask? None other than this year's Senior Class President (SCP), Parker Ragle. Ragle has many responsibilities, including acting as the liaison between the students...

Football Season Hits Halftime

Taylor Watkins, Staff Writer

January 16, 2015


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With football being in the middle of its season, students and players alike are riled up about everything surrounding it. As the season progresses with more wins than losses, opinions of the team vary from person to person, mostly chock-full with optimism, even with one defeat on the team’s record...

Sports on Skates: West’s Hockey Team

Daniel Gooding, Staff Writer

January 15, 2015


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When people think about West athletics, hockey is typically not the first sport that comes to mind. However, this year’s hockey club is turning heads with their strong start in the AT&T Metroplex High School Hockey League. “We’ve played eight games so far and we’ve only lost one,” senior...

Football Special Teams

Football Special Teams

Maureen Maher, Staff Writer

January 8, 2015


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Autumn in Texas means the hype of Friday night lights. High school football often consumes much of the conversations of students during school, especially on Fridays. West has a winning team, but they would have a hard time without the help of the special teams. West is often regarded as having one of...

Tennis Goes to State

Tennis Goes to State

Talia Kussman, Staff Writer

January 8, 2015


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If you are unaware of the tennis team’s achievements, they have won most of their games, every game except for one. The team as a whole stays motivated to excel in the sport. They have defeated many schools and overall have grown as better players throughout the year. The players practice every day...

Student Section Expansion

Student Section Expansion

Marisa Pisterzi, Staff Writer

December 9, 2014


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The Hype share the common goal of spreading school spirit throughout the entire student body. This devoted student section is starting to spread to all sports (not just football and basketball) such as swimming, and is anticipated to expand to every sports team in the school. Students have been participating...

Student Athlete Sprints Off to State

Student Athlete Sprints Off to State

Jennifer Cotter, Senior Editor

December 9, 2014


Filed under Sports

All of his training had led up to that moment. With a time of 14:59 in the three-mile run, senior Jason Vincze qualified for cross country at State. The meet was held on Nov. 8 at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. Vincze had been waiting for this race and now cannot wait for the road that lies ahead. “I...

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