Wildcat Tales

Track gains another state champion

(Right) Senior Charles Brockman competes in the hurdles race. (Photo by Shelton Jolivette)

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

Senior Steffi Jones runs at the Plano track during practice.

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...

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

Junior Nick Hunter participating in a powerlifting competition

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

Senior Emma Bonin dribbling the ball during a game.

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

Senior Ryann Tooker awaits the beginning of a play during the game against Plano East. (Photo by Yolanna Jotanovic)

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

Junior Samantha Shulhan during practice (Photo by Maddy Bouldin)

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

Senior Aaron Ragas posses the ball at football game against Allen. (Photo by Jordyn Carter)

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

Junior Seagol Mbua stands with the family of First Lieutenant Robert Welch III during Plano’s Maroon Out game against MacArthur. (Photo by Jordyn Carter)

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

Senior Jaclyn Childress, number 14, is about to slam the ball over the net as her teammates move in for support at the Plano vs Lewisville game where the Wildcats were victorious with a score of 3-0.  (Photo by Ashlee Salfelder)

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...

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