• April 7"Urinetown" the musical 4/20-4/22 at the Grand Opera House

  • February 4TEC at Wahlert 4/8-4/10

  • February 3Unity Week Pep Assembly 4/7 @ 2:00

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Taking a knee: NFL players protest

Sophia Shubatt

October 4, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Sports

by Sophia Shubatt Of the Gleaner   Athletes across the nation, from high schoolers to players in the NFL and MLB, have been taking a knee during the National Anthem. Many fans are outraged, many are supportive and many don’t know what to think. The first step to understanding the is...

You ‘bat’ it’s going to be a good season

Emma Earles, Editor

May 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

“Go back to state for the third time in a row, play at Principal (park) and then be the first team from Wahlert to win a game at state.” These are the goals Owen Funke, ‘18, and the rest of the baseball team has for the coming season. Funke who pitches as well as plays shortstop, is a second year v...

Spring sports thriving at state

Spring sports thriving at state

Andrew Evans, Reporter

May 26, 2017


Filed under Sports

Soccer The boys’ soccer team is currently in substate. They are looking to qualify for state for the second year in a row and possibly win state for the first time since 2012. The girls’ soccer team is also in substate and is set to play on Tuesday, May 30. Sophia Huntington, ‘19, said, ...

BBA or the Wahlert weight room?

BBA or the Wahlert weight room?

May 12, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Sports

by Noah Sigwarth Of the Gleaner In the grueling race to reach peak athletic performance, players and their parents are willing to do whatever it takes to gain an edge on the competition. Weight training is necessary for those who strive to be the best in their respective sport, but choosing what t...

A Gruhling struggle

A Gruhling struggle

Jack kalb, Reporter

April 3, 2017


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Many of those who roam the halls of Wahlert go unknown and unnoticed. A perfect example of a student, who is the polar opposite of this description, is Ivan Gruhl. Those who haven't been able to get to know Ivan have missed out on a lot. A senior at Wahlert, Ivan is a rare mix of both fun and frustrat...

Unexpected change

Unexpected change

Jack Kalb, Reporter

March 8, 2017


Filed under Sports

After winning the state championship last summer, the men’s tennis team knew that there were going to be many obstacles in the way of repeating. Despite knowing that, they had no idea what was going to hit them next. There was a team informational meeting scheduled, but nobody knew what was to com...

Wake ’em up!

Wake ’em up!

March 3, 2017


Filed under Sports

  The boys’ basketball team’s charge for the state tournament came to an abrupt halt Monday night as the Eagles fell 58-39 to Cedar Rapids Xavier in the substate final. As disappointing as the result was, they are proud of what they were able to achieve throughout the course of the season. T...

More than football

More than football

Ben Meyer, Sports Editor

February 18, 2017


Filed under Sports

On July 23, 2017, Iowa’s best high school football players will battle at the UNI Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa. For the second year in a row, Wahlert will send a player to represent the North team in the annual Iowa Shrine Bowl. Noah Sigwarth was selected from Wahlert this year. Sigwarth, who played q...

Comeback for the ages

Andrew Evans, Reporter

February 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

One of the most exciting Super Bowls was last Sunday, Feb. 5th. Over 111.3 million viewers watched as quarterback Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots made the biggest comeback win in Super Bowl history against the Atlanta Falcons. The Patriots came into the game as 3 point favorite...

Teamwork makes the dream work

Teamwork makes the dream work

Riley Collins, Reporter

February 6, 2017


Filed under Sports

The sophomore boys’ basketball team had a rough start with a record of 2-7 in their first nine games. But, upon starting to play more as a team, they have won six out of their last seven games. Coach Matt Walker has made good strides by tightening up on the defensive end and creating more scorin...

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