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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...

Socks, Songs, and Stretches

Claire Walker, Reporter

October 7, 2019

Superstitions, something everyone has, range from as minor as closing one’s eyes during the National Anthem to wearing the same exact socks and underwear during every game. From a go-to hype song to the weird superstitions, varsity athletes share their pre-game rituals they believe will lead them to ...

Defending state title with no eXCuses

Defending state title with no eXCuses

Sophie Skemp, Reporter

October 7, 2019

Sophie Skemp Of The Gleaner   The two-time defending state champions are back and ready to take home another state title. The women’s cross country team hopes their hard work will yield a three-peat in class 3A.  “Our main goal as a team is to work as hard as we can until it come...

Football fundraiser brings in big bucks

Jamie Vondra, Reporter

October 2, 2019

Each year, the football team holds a fundraiser in which they sell discount cards. This year was very significant because of the large amount of money raised. So how did they raise so much and to what did the money go towards? This year, the players set a goal of selling 25 football cards each. ...

New coach, new goals, new team outlook

New coach, new goals, new team outlook

June 7, 2019

Wahlert’s football team has had some tough seasons within the past few years.With a new mindset and new coaching, the Eagles are gearing up to press restart.  Upon Coach Travis Zajac accepting a new job in Grundy Center, Wahlert has recently hired alumni Coach Jamie Marshall. Marshall’s caree...

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