Wildcat Tales

Cheer UIL improves from previous years

Alyssa Franks and Karen Linares rally the crowd at a game.

Rose Wright, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

  Cheer competed once again at the annual UIL Cheer Competition, scoring 42.833 points for their band chant, 62.733 in crowd leading, and 63.300 for their fight song, improving their band chant and fight song scores from last year. “Last year, we really focused on traditional Wildcat songs...

Cowboys disappoint fans once again

Cowboy's coach Jason Garrett speaking with running back Ezekiel Elliott.

Tyler Luker, Co-Editor and Sports Editor

December 17, 2019

     The Dallas Cowboys have shown once again, they are just mediocre frauds who always seem to play below their talent level.      After a promising 3-0 start, America’s Team showed that they had a chance to finally end the 23-year Super Bowl drought but have since underperformed their...

Golf looking to swing its way to state

Anahit Hakobyan, Staff Writer

December 17, 2019

     After gaining experience and improving their scoring from last season, the golf team is hoping to make a run at state.      The highest scoring players are senior Jackson Bell with a 72.29 average, senior Joshua Erwin with a 77.86 average and senior Torri Leugng with a 81.67 averag...

Swim looking to make a splash

Swimmers launching off diving board in race during intersquad meet.

Alek Marcussen, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

       The swim team has dove into their new season and is looking to build off of last years success.      “We’re way stronger this year than we were last year,” swim coach Alexandra Damon said.      Last year, the team that went to state was made up of six boys, senior Aust...

Dodgers blow it once again

Walker Buehler throwing a pitch to Trea Turner in Game 5 of the National League Division Series.

Tyler Luker, Co-Editor and Sports Editor

October 24, 2019

The Los Angeles Dodgers have choked in October once again. Clayton Kershaw and company proved that they still can’t handle the playoffs by blowing the National League Division Series against the Washington Nationals. This year marks the first time a team that won 106 games in the regular season lost...

Cross country star takes the spotlight

Bryson strains to the finish line at a cross country course a viewers awe.

Avery Gregorash, Editor and Chief

October 24, 2019

While senior year may be stressful for some, for senior Tyler Bryson it’s an opportunity to get as much experience as possible. “The thing I like about running is that you can only train so hard before you have to stop,” Bryson said. Bryson is the varsity captain of the cross country team...

Football prepares for heated game against West

Running back Tylan Hines running the ball down the field in the Plano vs. Rowlett game.

Justo Fernandez

September 27, 2019

The rivals of Plano and Plano West are about to clash for victory on the football field on Sept. 27 at Clark Stadium. “West has always been a traditional rival to play,” senior Cody Crist said. “There’s a general excitement around and everyone on the team knows that their job is to win.” The...

World Series contenders emerge

Photo of Dodger Stadium in a game against the Colorado Rockies.

Tyler Luker, Co-Editor and Sports Editor

September 26, 2019

     With the MLB season winding down, there seems to be only a couple teams left that really have a shot of coming away with a championship this season.      Teams like the Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers and the New York Yankees are clearly head and shoulders above their competition, de...

Tennis sights set on regional tournament

Freshman Herman Aguirre swings at Wildcat tennis court.

Tyler Luker, Staff Writer

April 17, 2019

    After winning the district championship, tennis looks to achieve success in the Regional Tournament at Waco on April 17-18.     “We feel confident and prepared,” sophomore Ben McDonald said. “We just need to stay focused.”     The Wildcats placed first and second in t...

Swim and Dive makes a splash at regionals

Junior Risa Nishozaki pushing towards finish in physically demanding butterfly stroke

Tyler Luker, Staff writer

February 22, 2019

The swim team is looking to achieve success at state on Feb. 14-16 after a great outing in districts and regionals. In districts, the boys team placed third overall and the girls finished in fourth, with 90 percent of swimmers setting personal bests.  Twelve swimmers moved on to regionals, consisting...

Girls basketball gain ground

Player number 12, Jordyn Meriitt, chasing after her team while playing defense.

Grayson Krumnow, Sports Editor

February 22, 2019

After a disappointing 0-2 start in district, the girls varsity basketball team has now picked up steam in hopes to repeat as Texas state champions with an 8-4 record in district. Although they are far from the 10-1 start the team had last year, the lady wildcats have won four out of their last five...

Soccer kicking towards goals

Player number three, Zach Hopkins, fights to keep control of the ball in mid-field.

Tyler Luker, Staff writer

February 22, 2019

The boy’s soccer team is looking to achieve success in district play after a good start to the season, going 4-2-1 in non-district play and currently holding a 2-1-1 record in district play. The team achieved a 3-1 win against Bridgeport on Jan. 4, a shutout of Round Rock on Jan. 5, a one goal victory...

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