Wildcat Tales

Helmet rule cause change

Helmet rule cause change

Grayson Krumnow, Sports Editor

September 25, 2018

New NFL rule changes play at all levels With the implementation of the NFL’s new helmet rules announced in May, it has not just changed the play of pro football, but changes football played at all levels, including play for the Plano Wildcats. “It is a foul if a player lowers his head to initi...

Wildcat volleyball clawing way to success

Wildcat volleyball clawing way to success

Isis Kazadi, Opinion Editor

September 25, 2018

  The Lady Wildcats conquered Rockwall Heath in a riveting five set away game to start the season, striking Heath with violent attacks, rock solid defense and an undying urge to win. The match went five long, hard sets that required the utmost of teamwork to win. “[The game] really helped...

Girls Softball Advance to State

Julie Reynolds, Online Editor

May 29, 2018

Coach Bersosa is proud of her team and they will advance to the semi finals on Friday, June 1. against Atascocita at University of Texas at Austin. Please congratulate the girls on their accomplishment.

Planoettes become National Champions

Julie Reynolds, Online Editor-in-chief

March 29, 2018

Planoettes received the Super Team National Champion Title and 6th place out of 120 teams, please congratulate the following ladies: Soloists – 5th runner-up Amy Driscoll 3rd runner-up Jami Friedman 2nd runner-up Abbey Barnett   National Miss High Kick Company Marissa Chotiner Camille Lindholm   ...

Rules of contact sports should not be altered

Rules of contact sports should not be altered

Benjamin Patterson, Sports Editor

March 8, 2018

    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

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

    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

    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

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

     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

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

    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...