Wildcat Tales

On the lane to victory: Bowling team advances to state tournament

The boys bowling team poses for a photo with members of the girls team after placing second at the regional competition.

Cameron Drummond, Staff Writer

March 26, 2015

In an athletic rich environment like Plano, it's relatively hard for a sports team to fly under the radar while maintaining some level of success. Fortunately for the boys varsity bowling team, that distinction is no longer attributed to them after they qualified for the boys state tournament at Cityview...

Girls basketball raises $1,000 for breast cancer awareness

Before the game the girls basketball team poses for a team pic showing off their pink.

Lizzy Ritchie, Staff Writer

February 21, 2015

To show their support for those affected by breast cancer, the girls basketball team worked together to raise money for awareness. Although the Lady Cats lost to Plano West in their annual pink out game on Jan. 23, the team still managed to raise over $1,000 to donate to the Women Rock organization. The...

Athletes honored for achievements in the classroom

Seniors Matthew Kirchner and Brooks Panhans pose for a picture.

Corey Picklesimer, Staff Writer & Featured Columnist

February 11, 2015

After a successful season, seniors Brooks Panhans, Matthew Kirchner and Jordan Christian were nominated for the THSCA Academic All State selection. According to Panhans, the coaches can nominate up to 20 players for the THSCA Academic All State selection that show leadership on the field and dilige...

National Signing Day 2015

The signees of the Class of 2015. From left to right: Haley McDuffee (soccer), Beau Hott (football), Sam Tecklenburg (football), Mitchell Hansen (baseball), Austin Toups (baseball), Neema Behbahani (football), Jason Lee (football), Connor Barnard (baseball), and Reece Schattle (soccer). Photo used with permission of Plano admin.

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

Junior guard Ania Henderson lines up for a free throw during the team's 50-49 win over Hebron on Dec. 5. Photo by Lara Hudson.

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

The Wildcats take on the Wolves during a game last season. Photo by Terry Quinn.

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 named to the all-district first team celebrated their accomplishments at their banquet last month. Photo from Plano Senior High Volleyball.

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

Boxes full of cans like these will be heading to the Plano Santas' warehouse after the canned food drive concludes.

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 clap on the sidelines during the playoff game against Denton Guyer on Nov. 15. Photo by Terry Quinn.

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

Behbahani prepares for a home game.

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...

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