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Cheering on multiple sports to victory

Jamie Vondra, Reporter

December 12, 2019

The majority of school sports take place throughout one season, which is enough to keep a student athlete’s schedule busy. However, in the world of cheerleading, there are two seasons. Oddly, though, there are many more students who choose to participate in only fall cheer, not winter. In fall ...

Girls pin it to win it

Girls pin it to win it

William Herbst, Reporter

December 12, 2019

What started as an idea by girls and Mr. Joel Allen has turned into a real sport  at Wahlert. Girls’ wrestling is now a thing! So far it seems to be a success with the girls. Rachel Eddy, ‘20, commented on how it came to be: “Us volleyball players got to talking about doing it as a joke, but ...

Shredding into snowy successful season

Shredding into snowy successful season

Claire Walker, Reporter

December 12, 2019

One might think that skiing is simply a fun winter activity anyone can participate in. But there is a whole different world to skiing: alpine ski racing. This sport consists of going around gates at high speeds down a mountain. It is an individual sport, making it a very mentally, and especially physically,...

Seniors share best memory

Seniors share best memory

Makayla Schockemoehl, Reporter

December 2, 2019

Although the season didn’t end the way the volleyball girls were hoping for, they all agree that they created and maintained an incredible bond with one another and made memories that will last a lifetime.  The season was influential for everyone including players, coaches, the Nest, parents and the ent...

Going pro with no dough?

Going pro with no dough?

William Herbst, Reporter

November 15, 2019

It has been a hugely disputed topic ever since the roots of college athletics back in the 1850s. When you have a billion-dollar industry like the NCAA among many other factors, the question must be asked, “Should college athletes be paid?” It has been a tradition throughout college sports for players to...

eXCeptional Running

eXCeptional Running

William Herbst, Reporter

November 11, 2019

Some people may say that the saying “Fun Run” is very oxymoronic, but for the Boys’ Cross Country Team, it’s the complete opposite of that. While they might make it look easy, if you observed their practice routine or even tried it yourself, you would be surprised, to say the least.  Running ...

Feeling the pressure for next season

Feeling the pressure for next season

Makayla Schockemoehl, Reporter

November 7, 2019

by Makayla Schockemoehl of The Gleaner    There are a handful of student athletes at Wahlert who are going Division 1 to continue their athletic careers in college on scholarships. A few of them have already committed. From volleyball to swim to track, playing these sports and practicing constant...

One True Ironman

Tess Breslin, Reporter

November 7, 2019

An Ironman Triathlon is known around the whole world of being one of the hardest races an athlete can endure. An Ironman consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and to finish it all off, a marathon, a 26.22 mile run. Most people would see those challenges and laugh saying that no one could ...

Young team, high hopes

Jamie Vondra, Reporter

November 7, 2019

When playing sports, it is important to not only have a skilled team, but also a team with a healthy bond. Although golf may seem like an individual sport, the support of a teammate is crucial. Since the boys' golf team this year was heavy with underclassmen, there is time for them to strengthen not...

Marshall-led football team begins with a win

Marshall-led football team begins with a win

William Herbst, Reporter

October 7, 2019

How do you spend your Friday nights? Doing homework, watching Netflix or maybe hanging with friends? For the football players, it was locked in what they would end up doing ever since they and Coach Jamie Marshall first took to the practice field in July. And they didn’t fail to make a first impression...

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