Wildcat Tales

National Signing Day 2015

National Signing Day 2015

Haley Samsel, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 4, 2015

Feb. 4 signified the last day student athletes could sign with colleges, National Signing Day. 9 athletes represented Plano this morning, including seniors Haley McDuffee (soccer), Reece Schattle (soccer), Beau Hott (football), Sam Tecklenburg (football), Jason Lee (football), Neema Behbahani (football),...

Boys soccer kicks off season with a bang

Boys soccer kicks off season with a bang

Nathan Allen, Staff Writer

January 30, 2015

The varsity soccer season officially began, with the boys team opening the season on Jan. 6 with a 1-0 victory over Sachse High School. "We've all been waiting long enough for the season to start," junior goalkeeper Jacob Niece said. "It was awesome that we got to start it off on such a good note." Now...

Girls basketball looks toward future with new head coach

Girls basketball looks toward future with new head coach

Emily Perez, Staff Writer

January 6, 2015

With a new head coach and high expectations, the girls basketball team is living up to the hype with a strong start to the season, which began on Nov. 11. The Lady Wildcats notched a victory in their first game against state ranked Richardson, taking the win 69-68. Since head coach Rodney Belcher...

Boys basketball aims to defend tournament title

Boys basketball aims to defend tournament title

Zane Vakser, Staff Writer

December 27, 2014

Over winter break, the boys basketball team will attempt to defend their title as champions of the annual Wildcat Holiday Classic tournament. The tournament will begin on Dec. 29 in the Plano gym and feature competitors from around the country. According to guard junior Mark Brown, the team is confident...

Mad for Madden: Club aims to promote football, fun

Mad for Madden: Club aims to promote football, fun

Min Ji Kim, Staff Writer

December 24, 2014

America is known for being football crazy, so it's no surprise that students have brought the sport to a new level with the new Madden Club. Club president junior Derrick Heisch held the club's first meeting in November. "I wanted to express my love for football and converse with others that are like...

Volleyball players receive all-district recognition

Volleyball players receive all-district recognition

Arim Lee, Staff Writer

December 18, 2014

After achieving a district record of 10-6 and a bi-district playoff berth, volleyball players juniors Emma Tecklenburg, Megan Duncan, Madelyn Cole, and freshman Adanna Rollins were recently named to the all-district first team in reward for their play during the season. Cole also won Co-Setter of...

Can do attitude: Planoettes host holiday canned food drive

Can do attitude: Planoettes host holiday canned food drive

Cameron Drummond, Sports Writer

December 2, 2014

A holiday tradition for the Planoettes held true again this year as they hosted a canned food drive in their name from Nov. 17 to Dec. 3, with fourth period classes banding together to donate as many cans as possible. The drive, organized by the Planoettes for the fourth consecutive year, donates...

Cheerleaders hold pajama fundraiser

Cheerleaders hold pajama fundraiser

Nathan Allen, Staff Writer

November 17, 2014

The cheerleaders are hosting a fundraiser in which they are selling everything from regular night-wear to family pajama sets to seasonal slippers for the upcoming holidays. The fundraiser ends Dec. 5. Varsity cheerleaders seniors Lauren Burns and Lauren Douglas said the purpose of this fundraiser, along with many of their other fundraisers, was to raise money for new mats, uniforms,...

Linebacker honored in Dallas Morning News for Week 10 performance

Linebacker honored in Dallas Morning News for Week 10 performance

Suhina Chopra, Staff Writer

November 16, 2014

Linebacker senior Neema Behbahani was chosen as the Defensive Player of the Week for the Dallas Morning News for his performance during the Wildcats' final home game against Flower Mound Marcus on Oct. 30. Following a week of voting on the News' website, Behbahani was awarded the title of "SportsDayHS H...

Plano defense mauled, offense out-clawed in bi-divisional playoff matchup

Plano defense mauled, offense out-clawed in bi-divisional playoff matchup

Cameron Drummond, Sports Writer

November 15, 2014

When the opposing offense scores a touchdown eight times in the game, the odds usually aren't in your favor to win the game. The prolific Denton Guyer offense did just that on Saturday afternoon and came out with a convincing 59-28 victory over Plano as a result in the teams’ Class 6A Division II first...

Dawn of a new season: Football enters state playoffs looking to recapture glory days

Dawn of a new season: Football enters state playoffs looking to recapture glory days

Cameron Drummond, Sports Writer

November 14, 2014

Following a 7-3 regular season record with a 6-2 mark in District 6-6A play, the varsity football team enters the Class 6A Division II bracket of the state 6A playoffs aiming to recapture the glory of yesteryear by winning what would be their eighth state championship. The journey starts this Sat. at...

Wrestling team starts off season with new coach

Wrestling team starts off season with new coach

Taylor Norris, Photo Editor

November 12, 2014

Members of the wrestling team flipped, pinned and cradled each other on Nov. 8 to determine who will obtain junior varsity and varsity spots on this year's squad. "Wrestling doesn't only teach you in the physical aspect," senior Tanner Douglas said. "It teaches you mentally as well." Although wrestling...