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Teamwork makes the dream work

Teamwork makes the dream work

Riley Collins, Reporter

February 6, 2017


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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...

Boys basketball looks to take second matchup against Hempstead

February 3, 2017


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Last time the boys’ basketball team faced off with Hempstead, Wahlert came out with a 64-59 victory.  This was the first win of the season for a team that graduated the top eight players from last year. Since then, the team has played much more consistent basketball while picking up three more wi...

One shining moment

One shining moment

Riley Collins, reporter

January 23, 2017


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Colbert-Delaney Court is where legends are born. The second annual Staff vs. Staff showdown will be held on Feb. 4th. This event was a huge success last year as there were many students who enjoyed the atmosphere. Last year's Most Valuable Player was Mr. Tim Ehrmann, who had 12 points, 1 block and ...

Volleyball hangs up its 18th state title

Volleyball hangs up its 18th state title

Riley Collins, Reporter

November 16, 2016


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  The volleyball team served up an electric year by winning the state championship in Cedar Rapids last Friday afternoon. The team was 26-6 and didn’t lose a set in the postseason with three three-set victories in the quarterfinals, semi-finals and finals. Mackenzie May, ‘17, ...

Girls’ swim team has a record year

Girls’ swim team has a record year

Riley Collins, Reporter

November 16, 2016


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    The girls’ swimming team had a record year this year and surprised a lot of schools while doing so. One of the leaders on the team, Carlie Noel, ‘16, said she had a great season. “This was the best season that the collective team has ever had. We were undefeated and c...

Serving up a state championship

Alex Robbins, Reporter

October 12, 2016


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Going into last season, hopes were high for the Wahlert boys’ tennis team.  The team returned Jackson Takes, ‘16, and Jack Lucy, ‘18, from the 2015 season while also featuring newcomers Michael Scherr, ‘16, Jimmy Chapman, Carson Kunkel, Louis Ungs, Hunter McDonald, and Riley Collins, ‘18. ...

Dream come true

Ben Meyer, Sports Editor

October 12, 2016


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  On Sept. 19, Austin Savary, a senior at Wahlert, fulfilled a lifelong dream by announcing his commitment to play baseball at Winona State in Minnesota. For Savary and his family, baseball has always been a way of life. His dad, Scott Savary, played baseball at Clarke before being draft...

The real world of fantasy football

Noah Sigwarth, Reporter

October 12, 2016


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By Noah Sigwarth Of the Gleaner As the school year kicks off, so does NFL football and the popular Fantasy Football game along with it. Football fans across the nation meticulously select a team among the players in a league and score points according to the actual performance of their players. The common theme that draws both diehard and casu...

Team chemistry makes for enjoyable season

Team chemistry makes for enjoyable season

Katie Breitbach, Reporter

October 12, 2016


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They may have only won five games, but the softball team excelled in the area where being a part of a Catholic school really matters. The small team of just 14 girls made for a very close team, and the chemistry between every player shone this year. This closeness is what helped the team see more wins this seaso...

Making a statement

Making a statement

Riley Collins, Reporter

October 10, 2016


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By Riley Collins Of the Gleaner The Wahlert Baseball team had yet another special season by making it to state for the second year in a row. Although the season didn’t end on a high note as they had hoped, losing to Solon 14-2, the team focuses on the good memories and their accomplishments rath...

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