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Eagles lead the way

Eagles lead the way

Maddie McCarron, Reporter

May 31, 2018


Filed under Sports

Many sports teams at Wahlert strive to build leadership characteristics within their programs. But unlike other Wahlert sports, Head Football Coach Travis Zajac holds a leadership council for the football players to attend. In Leadership Council, they discuss leadership skills revolving around charact...

Young Eagles learning how to fly

Young Eagles learning how to fly

May 30, 2018


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The Wahlert softball team began its season last week. The team's record is 2-6 as of May 30th. Wahlert started by playing Tuesday at Iowa City High. They lost both games. To start off the game, Lily Roth had a fly ball to left field. Paige Hummel then hit a line drive that got through the infield...

Another state winner

Another state winner

Paige Hummel, Reporter

May 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Many of you know Aliyah Carter, ‘20, the crazy good athlete who was all over the Telegraph Herald during volleyball season. Carter decided to go out for track this spring and has accomplished some amazing things in that sport, too. Among those things was winning the state long jump championship with a leap ...

Boys finish 4th at State

Boys finish 4th at State

Jared Weber, Reporter

May 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Once again the boys’ track team qualified multiple events for state and finished fourth overall.  Several relays and individuals placed high in their respective events. The 4x800 relay of Jacob Hocking, ‘20,  Luke Hilby, Luke Schaefer, ‘18, and Carter Oberfoell, ‘19, set their personal ...

Student athletes recognized at Awards Assembly

Student athletes recognized at Awards Assembly

Jared Weber, Reporter

May 25, 2018


Filed under Sports, Student Life

Many know the athletes on the court or field from newspaper interviews, awards, state championships, and walking down the hallways as a freshman looking up to the successful high school athletes. But, many don’t know the high school students themselves. Being a high school athlete is not easy. S...

The final run

The final run

Maddie McCarron, Reporter

May 23, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Wahlert girls’ track team continued its legacy on the blue oval at the state track meet this past weekend in Des Moines. They placed second overall, setting two new state meet records and bringing home three state championship individual and relay team titles. A force to be reckoned with, all ...

Baseball off-season no more

Baseball off-season no more

Jared Weber, Reporter

May 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

School is coming to an end, summer is nearing, and baseball season is just around the corner. This means cold spring nights and hot summer days on the diamond. The team has gone to state the past three years in a row, setting a school record for the most consecutive appearances at state. The team ...

Tennis teams serving up talent

Emma Earles, Chief Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

As spring sports near the homestretch of their seasons, many teams are focusing on their goals and what it will take to get them there. The tennis teams in partic ular have high hopes for the rest of their season.   “This season has been more than special; having Julie [Westercamp] back has been phenomenal. We’re looki...

Drake Relays: A preview of state competition

Drake Relays: A preview of state competition

Emma Earles, Chief Editor

May 1, 2018


Filed under Sports

The widely renowned Drake Relays celebrated their 108th year of competition this weekend. Thousands of athletes of all different levels gathered in Des Moines to showcase their talents, Wahlert’s men’s and women’s track teams included. The women’s team qualified in seven events including ...

Champs At Last!

Champs At Last!

Jared Weber, Reporter

March 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

Champions at last! The 2017-2018 Wrestling team won the first state wrestling title in Wahlert’s history. Wahlert sent four wrestlers to state this year: Kolton Bartow, Josh Ramirez, Boone McDermott, and Blake Bradley, ‘18. McDermott and Ramirez took first in their respective weight classes. R...

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