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Keeping their heads out of the gutter

Keeping their heads out of the gutter

Lola Grap, Reporter

May 2, 2019


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Even though the women’s bowling team had not seen any players go to state in past seasons, they had high hopes this time around. And are looking forward to districts, which took place on Feb. 12. The team compiled its best record in five years. “Bowling is one of those things that you get bette...

Moran juggles homework, state cross country

Moran juggles homework, state cross country

Lola Grap, Reporter

May 2, 2019


Filed under Sports, Student Life

Many students at Wahlert have to with juggle homework along with extracurricular activities like sports or clubs. Some can barely hang on to staying up to date. But others are able to multitask like it’s a second nature. Gabby Moran, ‘19, back-to-back cross country state champion, is extremely su...

Running for gold

Lizzie Kann, Reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under Sports

Boys’ track is off to a great start, with the team coming off a win at their last meet. The team has been training hard since the very first day of practice, in hopes they will have a successful season. Danny McDermott, ‘19, is setting goals for himself as he starts his senior season. ...

High Hopes for Girls’ Tennis

High Hopes for Girls’ Tennis

Makayla Schockemoehl, Reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Although there is a scramble to get all 60 girls out on the tennis court for practice this season, players are beginning to find their roles on the team. As of now, some groups of girls are scheduled to practice on certain days of the week due to the lack of court space for everyone. Despite t...

Men’s Club Volleyball has a convincing showing at regionals

Men’s Club Volleyball has a convincing showing at regionals

Will Poppe, Reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Some of Wahlert’s students have been competing in a men’s club volleyball team in the winter. The players describe their time and experiences on the team and their outcomes competing at regionals. Andrew Stecklein, Carter Oberfoell, Jared Block, Mitchell Pregler, ‘19, and Sam Pregler, ‘...

Lopez plays to remember his late brothers

Lopez plays to remember his late brothers

Jared Block, Reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Diego Lopez, ‘20, has not had the easiest of lives. He grew up in Honduras and has been surrounded by soccer his whole life. The sport has often brought him great joy, but unfortunately he also lost two of his brothers because of the game. At a very young age, he lost his first brother when a gang murde...

Zajac leaves strong legacy

John Sulentic

April 15, 2019


Filed under Profiles, Sports

After a 6-year tenure as the head football coach and an English teacher at Wahlert Catholic,  Travis Zajac officially submitted his resignation. Zajac will move to Grundy Center, Iowa, to teach English and be the  head football coach at Grundy Center High School. Zajac’s teams showed steady improvement ov...

Girls’ Golf poised for a banner year

Jack Doyle, Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under Sports

The goal for this year’s girls’ golf team is quite clear: hang a banner. Coming off of a fourth-place finish in last year’s state tournament, this year’s team returns most of its key players from last year’s run and re-loads with new talent as well. The team will be led by two fixtures of Wah...

Hitting the ground running this season

Hitting the ground running this season

Ellie Meyer, Reporter

March 15, 2019


Filed under Sports

An excited coach and runners offer insight on what they hope girls track season will look like. One of these runners, Abigail Klauer, ‘21, said, “As a team, everyone wants to win state as an all-around goal. This year we have a lot of really good runners with lots of potential especially with th...

Freshmen stepping up to expectations

Freshmen stepping up to expectations

Isabelle Pfeiffer, Reporter

March 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Sports

Far away games, long practices, and late nights are all a part of playing a varsity sport. Only some, however, are lucky enough to experience these things as freshmen. Natalie Kelzer, ’22, had the privilege of playing varsity softball this past summer. “Participating in a varsity sport was real...

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