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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


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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...

Excitement to play reaching a fever pitch

Excitement to play reaching a fever pitch

Lola Grap, Reporter

March 15, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The women’s soccer team has high hopes for this coming season. With only three graduates last year, the majority of the team will be returning determined to make it to state. Last season, the team missed state by one game, but that loss only sparked the fire in them to start this season with a ban...

Kicking into the new soccer season

Kicking into the new soccer season

John Sulentic, Reporter

March 15, 2019


Filed under Sports

As the snow melts and the calendar rolls into springtime, there is a noticeable buzz in the halls of Wahlert Catholic. The boys’ soccer team is entering their season with expectations of a state championship run. Coming off of a surprising run to the sub-state final last season, the team returns all b...

Athletes commit to their futures

Jared Block, Reporter

March 15, 2019


Filed under Sports

by Jared Block Of The Gleaner   Being a collegiate athlete is a challenging task, but the following student athletes at Wahlert have decided to face the challenge head on. Drew Watters, Luke Schockemoehl, ‘19,  Aliyah Carter, ‘20, and Ian Moller, ‘21, have all committed to college...

Basketball puts the madness in March

Sam Ambrosy, Reporter

March 15, 2019


Filed under Sports

  On Tuesday, March 19, 64 Division 1 men’s basketball teams will compete in the annual tournament known as March Madness. Everywhere, college basketball fans will be filling out their brackets to determine the winner of the college basketball national championship. This year's March Madness to...

When you’re hurt, use your head

When you’re hurt, use your head

Isabelle Pfeiffer, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Sports

Concussions are common among teenagers, with one in five teens having the chance of experiencing one in their lifetime. Ellie Timmerman, ‘20, is one of many students that has been affected by this brain injury. Ellie was running in a bathroom when she slipped on the wet floor and slammed her head ...

Freshman ‘dehr’ to win

Will Poppe, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Golden Eagles’ freshmen basketball team grew together on and off the court and finished with a record of 9-8. The team's motto for the season was based on an acronym, “We Dehr” (pronounced dare): Win Every Day Embody Hawkeye Reputation. According to Coach Bryan O’Donnell,  “We Dehr” has a...

Boy’s track team has high hopes for the present and future

Brant Perry, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Sports

The men’s track team has high hopes for the 2019 season with the end goal being a state championship after a successful season last year culminating in a Drake and State run. The team placed in the fourth at State, and eight people on the team medaled. Hopes are even higher for the returning senior c...

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