Wildcat Tales

Rules of contact sports should not be altered

Rules of contact sports should not be altered

Benjamin Patterson, Sports Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

    The NFL and the NCAA have gone far enough, and they need to stop altering the rules and the game of football to make it safer.     In September, Robert Grays, a defensive back from Midwestern State University died after sustaining a neck injury. The injury was caused by making a rout...

National Signing Day celebrates athletes

National Signing Day celebrates athletes

Regan Munstedt, Opinion Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under News, Sports

On National Signing Day, Feb. 7, 11 senior athletes committed to playing sports at a collegiate level. Students with hopes of signing are in constant contact with colleges throughout high school, trying to find the coach and team that fits them the best. By committing to a college, the student is accepted...

State champions meet again on their old field decades later

State champions meet again on their old field decades later

Benjamin Patterson, Sports Editor

January 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1967 state championship, Plano honored the men from the 1967 team at the football game against Plano West.     “There were guys there that I hadn’t seen in 50 years,” former Wildcat Mike Wheeler said. “We had a great time, and agreed w...

Tennis finals end with win against Denton

Tennis finals end with win against Denton

Ethan Nguyen, Staff writer

October 26, 2017


Filed under Know the Enemy, Sports

    The Plano tennis team played Denton Guyer HS for third place on Thursday, Oct. 12 in the District 6-6A team tennis Tournament and achieved a close victory of 10-7.      “We knew our match against Denton Guyer would be a tough one,” coach Cliff Lazarine said.     The te...

Wildcats face defeat at hands of Lions, Eagles

Wildcats face defeat at hands of Lions, Eagles

Abrianna Bohn, Staff writer

October 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

In a disappointing turn of events, the varsity football team racked up their first two losses of the season after starting off with four wins, their first being against McKinney high school, 21-24. “We just needed to play with energy. We beat ourselves, not the other team,” senior player Daniel...

Track gains another state champion

Track gains another state champion

Zack Bridwell, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under Sports

     Senior Alexandra Headley placed first in shot put and senior Charles Brockman placed second and third in hurdles at the UIL state track meet at the University of Texas at Austin.     “Finishing first was a great achievement for me,” Headley said. “I have worked really hard all ...

Plano Wildcats Stand Up and Say #NOMORE Domestic Violence

Sabrina LeBoeuf, Editor-in-chief

May 8, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

http://lonestargridiron.com/2017/05/plano-wildcats-stand-up-and-say-nomore-domestic-violence/

Track breaks records

Track breaks records

Grace Tsichlis, Staff Writer

April 25, 2017


Filed under Sports

    Boys’ and girls’ varsity track teams have been breaking records at invitationals this season, all while preparing for the district meet on April 12 and 13.     “The Texas Distance Festival was a really cool meet since it is a meet exclusively for distance runners,” senior So...

Basketball MVP obvious

Ted Wu, Sports Editor

April 21, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

   Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook deserves the MVP award for the 2016-17 NBA regular season.    For starters, Westbrook has become the first player since Oscar Robertson in the 1961-1962 season to average a triple-double throughout the season. Not only will he shatter that r...

Powerlifting advances

Powerlifting advances

Zack Bridwell, Staff Writer

April 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

After five powerlifting athletes placed at the state championship, senior Maddie Graham will advance to the national championship on April 1 in Pennsylvania.     “Making nationals is one of my greatest accomplishments,” Graham said. “I hoped to win nationals and take it all the way.” ...

Girls soccer wins district, first time this century

Girls soccer wins district, first time this century

Khara Ekes, Opinion/Layout Editor

April 11, 2017


Filed under Sports

For the first time in the 21st century, the Plano girls soccer team won their district and was able to advance into the playoffs. “I thought the girls were capable of winning state,” Head Coach Heather Morse said. “Seven of our seniors are going on to play college soccer, so it has been a special...

Varsity Volleyball Season Comes To End

Varsity Volleyball Season Comes To End

Khara Ekes, Opinion/ Layout Editor

December 6, 2016


Filed under Sports

After losing their game to Byron Nelson and being eliminated from the playoffs, the varsity volleyball team reflects on the things they still need to improve upon as well as what they did right this season. “I feel like the team did a very nice job this year coming in, since they were very new,”...

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