Wildcat Tales

Basketball MVP obvious

Ted Wu, Sports Editor

April 21, 2017

   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

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

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

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,”...

Cross country runners qualify for regionals

Cross country runners qualify for regionals

Grace Tsichlis, Staff Writer

November 16, 2016

For the first time since 1998, the girls’ cross country team placed first at the district meet on Oct. 20 and advanced to the regional meet with one individual going on to the state meet. “Winning district for the first time in 18 years still seems surreal,” Amy Dehdari, girls’ cross country...

Soccer Player Committed to McNeese State

Zack Bridwell, Staff Writer

October 24, 2016

While many people play sports in high school, not many get the choice of being able to play in college and after, that is something senior forward Mariah Ruelas can say she is proud of achieving. Ruelas is a young soccer star who has been playing since she was four years old. She has a passion for the...

Football still has goal of playoffs in sights

Football still has goal of playoffs in sights

Zack Bridwell, Staff Writer

October 24, 2016

Heading into week six, the varsity football team looks to prevail past their first four losses and play harder than ever to work their way towards the playoffs. Plano has now lost four games in a row, and stands with a record of 2-4. Although the team is 2-4, they still have confidence that...

Game Honors Military

Game Honors Military

Sabrina LeBoeuf, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2016

For the past five years, the school has honored locals and alumni who have served in the armed forces with the annual Maroon Out for the Military football game. “These are people in our own backyards,” Subschool Principal Bryan Spiritus said. “We have to focus on the people right here.” ...

Varsity volleyball player committed as sophmore

Varsity volleyball player committed as sophmore

Khara Ekes, Layout Editor/ Opinion Editor

September 30, 2016

For the past six years, senior Jaclyn Childress has devoted her time and effort to playing volleyball for both her club team, Skyline, and Plano Senior. As a result of having played on a volleyball team since she was 12 years old, Childress has known that this game would be a big part of her...

Track and field prepares for state meet

Track and field prepares for state meet

Taryn Evans, Staff Writer

May 4, 2016

Several Plano runners advanced in the track and field postseason following their performances in the district, area and regional meets. The results of the district meet, held early this April at Marcus Stadium in Flower Mound, sent 10 individual competitors and one relay team to the area round. J...

Wrestling prepares for district meet

Wrestling prepares for district meet

Ashlee Salfelder, Staff Writer

February 2, 2016

Currently standing with an 8-4 record in dual matches and placing in three tournaments so far, the boys wrestling team has had a successful season heading into the district meet. The team began the season with a third place showing at the Cougar Dual Tournament in mid-November, which followed their op...

Girls soccer seeks postseason return

Girls soccer seeks postseason return

Khara Ekes, Staff Writer

February 1, 2016

With the knowledge that there is a tough season ahead of them, the girls varsity soccer team is preparing to try and make a return to the postseason for the first time since 2010. In order to do so, varsity head coach Mary Clarke has studied the team’s performance over the past few seasons to try ...