Wildcat Tales

Freshman Benjamin McDonald advances to regionals

Ethan Nguyen, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018

Benjamin McDonald walks away with a runner-up District Champion Finish in Boys Singles, and will be advancing to the Regional Tournament next Wednesday & Thursday in Arlington. McDonald is a freshman at Clark HS this year, and has a very promising future in this sport. His brother, junior Andrew ...

Plano competes at district track meet at Kimbrough Stadium

The Plano Girls Track Team

Ethan Nguyen, Staff Writer

April 9, 2018

The Plano Girls track team compete against Allen and Denton Guyer. Last week, the Plano track teams competed at the 6-6A District meet at Kimbrough Stadium. The Plano Girls Track Team are the 2018 6-6A TEAM CHAMPIONS! Please congratulate the following students: Pole vault - Emma Johansson  1st...

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

While contact sports do provide dangers to players, the risk is well worth it and changing the rules would have a negative effect on American sports and players. (photo used with permission by Pixabay)

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

Seniors on signing day (top left to right) Dante Nicholson, Kaleb Macaway, Kentavious Bradley, Akanimoh Inyang, Timothy Langford, Dylan Peyton, Jarred Defrain, (bottom left to right) Megan Daleo, Allison Chang, and Maddie Weimer.

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...

Mens tennis blazes past Mckinney

Freshman Edward Shteyn anticipates where
the hit from opposing team will land.

Benjamin Patterson, Sports Editor

February 20, 2018

    The Plano men’s tennis team won their second straight match on Sept. 5 by beating Mckinney with a total score of 16-3.       The men started off strong, jumping out to a big lead early, and continued the high level of play throughout the rest of the match. The team dominated both the...

Volleyball serves West in nailbiter game

Junior Grace Glasscock (left) returns a serve and sophomore Kristen Barnard (middle) and
junior Rachel Howes (right) wait to assist.

Benjamin Patterson, Sports Editor

February 20, 2018

    The Lady Wildcats volleyball team defeated Plano West in five hard-fought sets on Sept. 8 at home.     The win continued the incredible start for the team, who are now 19-4 on the season. It was a great bounce back game for the Wildcats, who lost their game earlier in the week against...

State champions meet again on their old field decades later

Don Vandell, John Clark, David Founder, Tim Lassiter, Hans Mansion, Kevin Jennings, Richard Randell, Paul Smith, Gary Minton, Sherman Millander, Miko Wheeler, John Cardwell, Steve George, Kieth Sockwell, Travis McIntyre, Freddie McIntyre, Tommy Caroll, Randall Choddick, Donny Peters, Danny Founden, Randy Duncan reminisce their glory days on the field they once played on.

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...

Sports heroes still out there despite negative media

Houston Texans hero, JJ Watt high fives a fan as he helps to load boxes for hurricane relief. (photo by Getty Images, used with permission)

Benjamin Patterson, Sports Editor

December 8, 2017

    Despite the recent controversies of the NFL that have killed the reputations of some of the brightest stars, there are several players that have done great things with their money and time off the field.     One of the most impressive is JJ Watt of the Houston Texans, who raised ov...

Tennis finals end with win against Denton

Junior Mikaela North waits for the ball during the district match.

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

The Wildcats face off against the McKinney Lions Oct. 6 at home.

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...

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