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Klein’s time to shine

Klein’s time to shine

Maddie McCarron, Editor

January 3, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The lone standing senior on the basketball court, Maria Klein or “Mer” as her teammates and coaches call her, not only shows up as a team leader but also as a team player. Klein has been playing basketball since she could grip onto a ball without it slipping through her hands. From YMCA leag...

Wrestling for a clean finish

Wrestling for a clean finish

Ashley Steele, Reporter

December 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

by Ashley Steele Of the Gleaner   After the wrestling team won its first state title in the schools’ history last year, this year’s members are ready to do whatever it takes for the same outcome. Marik Dickson, ‘20, is excited for his first year as a varsity wrestler. “I ...

Cross Country teams prepare for Districts

Cross Country teams prepare for Districts

Jamie Vondra, Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under Sports

A successful season for the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams is coming to a close. The girls’ team is currently ranked first in the state with the boys’ team ranked seventh. Districts will be next week, Oct. 18th, and both teams believe they will most likely qualify for state. “If the...

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


Filed under Sports

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 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 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 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 ...

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