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Girls’ track makes statement at Drake

Girls’ track makes statement at Drake

Maddie McCarron, Reporter

May 17, 2016


Filed under Sports

The blue oval, otherwise known as the Drake Relays, is one of the toughest meets to compete in at the high school and collegiate level, but the Wahlert girls’ track team never disappoints. The ladies’ track team qualified in seven events at Drake. Their best relay was the 4x100 team, which c...

A girls’ take on trapshooting

A girls’ take on trapshooting

Olivia Blosch, Editor

April 18, 2016


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Pull! And we’re not talking about pulling mascara out of a makeup bag. Trapshooting is a relatively new sport to Wahlert but its popularity is growing rapidly, especially among girls. Kylie Schueller, ‘19, loves the atmosphere trapshooting has to offer. “Trapshooting is a great way to meet n...

Students react to a surprising Masters finish

Sam Ambrosy, Reporter

April 17, 2016


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After 63 holes of the 80th Masters, Jordan Spieth was a fan favorite and had a convincing five stroke lead entering the last nine holes of the tournament. However, Spieth’s round and victory hopes rapidly disappeared as he dropped six strokes over the next three holes and gave away the tournament to...

Kicking off a new season

By Alex Robbins, Sports Editor

April 11, 2016


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Despite coming off a season in which the Wahlert men's soccer team finished 5-13, expectations for this year are high. “This year’s team has a higher level of talent than the past few seasons, and the work ethic has improved a lot,” said Jacob Berning, ‘17. Past experience is key this s...

Masters Fever is going around at Wahlert

Jack Doyle, Reporter

April 8, 2016


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The most storied tradition in golf is in full swing this week. The best golfers from around the world have gathered  in Augusta, Georgia, for a shot to win a green jacket at the Masters. Names such as Spieth, Day, Johnson, and McIlroy come to mind when people predict who will weather the challenges ...

Sophomore Eagles soaring to Improve

Sam Salgado, Reporter

March 17, 2016


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Sophomore basketball is more than just sophmore  basketball. The boys on the team are preparing themselves to be varsity players. So having a successful season at a lower level will increase confidence for next year when they play at the varsity level. Improvement is key for basketball and that ...

Boys’ basketball completes outstanding season

Boys’ basketball completes outstanding season

Alex Robbins, Sports Reporters

March 16, 2016


Filed under Sports, Student Life

Following back-to-back state championships and another outstanding season, going 19-5, the Wahlert basketball team went into this year’s state tournament feeling confident. Their attempt at a third straight championship began against MOC-Floyd Valley in which opposing players Levi Jansen and Christ...

Benefits of sports outside of practice

Emma Earles, Features Editor

March 15, 2016


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“Sports are my life. They are one of the things in my life that makes me the happiest.” Many people can relate to this statement made by Mackenzie May, ‘17, who has played volleyball since she was 7or 8. Sports are where some of the best memories are made in high school, but they also teach pa...

Life of a Hawkeye Family

Life of a Hawkeye Family

Maddie McCarron, Reporter

March 10, 2016


Filed under Profiles, Sports

Waking up at 6 a.m. on a Saturday doesn’t sound like fun, but when it is to watch your brother play for the Iowa Hawkeyes, it doesn’t seem so bad. For the last four years my family and I have gotten up at the crack of dawn most Saturday mornings in the fall to get dressed, pack the car, and head...

Stars and Strikes

Kathleen Gaffney

March 10, 2016


Filed under Sports

When I first joined bowling, I wanted to do it mainly because my friend was joining, and it sounded like it would be pretty easy. I have never been more wrong in my life. The first day of practice, we had to pick out a bowling ball and a lane to start on. I picked up the lightest ball possible and c...

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