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Third Time’s the Charm

Third Time’s the Charm

Makenna Stuckey, Photography Editor

May 11, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

With a season record of 20-10, the varsity girls softball team barely slid into the playoffs with a ranking of 4 in the district. However, after beating both McKinney North and Rockwall Heath, softball has advanced through the brackets, slowly becoming a force to be reckoned with. “I wouldn’t call ...

From Their Eyes To Our Ears

From Their Eyes To Our Ears

Mathew Bevan, Public Relations

May 2, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Varsity boys soccer came as close as possible to bringing home the gold this season and doing what others couldn’t have even imagined after the boys won state in 2012. “Making playoffs this year came into my mind last year when we lost to Lufkin,” senior captain Nick Mueller said. “It was...

Stepping Up

Stepping Up

Makenna Stuckey, Photography Editor

March 2, 2016


Filed under Sports

Although the JV softball team lost both games in their tournament February 25, they have gone through many trials since the season began such as losing their pitcher to surgery and only having ten players. “We have only have one extra [player], and one of our girls had surgery, so we've only be...

Harambee Till I Die

Harambee Till I Die

Ashna Wagle, Reporter

February 28, 2016


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Varsity boys soccer created Wakeland history when they moved up to number two in the USA TODAY High School Sports/National Soccer Coaches Association of America Super 25 for winter boys soccer. The Super 25 teams were chosen out of the states Arizona, California, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi ...

O Captain, My Captain

O Captain, My Captain

Mathew Bevan, Public Relations

January 27, 2016


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                          Mathew Bevan Veterans lead teams, guide rookies and establish leadership. Varsity girls rely on two veterans, the only senior on their roster, and one junior who’s been o...

No One Remembers the Titans

No One Remembers the Titans

Mathew Bevan, Public Relations

January 25, 2016


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Thirty degree temperatures and wind gusts up to 10 miles per hour filled the night sky, and a full moon shone overhead January 22 at Toyota Stadium as varsity girls soccer took on the unbeaten Centennial Titans in a 5A conference game. “They came in here really cocky,” freshman Hannah ‘Money...

Annihilation of the Aztecs

Annihilation of the Aztecs

Mathew Bevan, Public Relations

January 8, 2016


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Momentum is key to a team's success in many sports, especially early in the season to get the ball rolling. Varsity girls soccer got their momentum going in the first game of the season against El Dorado High School from El Paso, leaving behind a near flawless game. After a heavy attack in the first half, the ...

2015 Wakeland Boys Soccer Preview

Nick Kucholtz, Reporter

December 30, 2015


Filed under Sports

It has been over 260 days since the Lufkin Panthers’ boys soccer team defeated the Wakeland Wolverines in the regional semifinal playoff game back in early April, but for many Wakeland players, coaches, and fans, it feels like it was just yesterday. For the second consecutive year, the orange and blue have had th...

Wrestlemania

Wrestlemania

Arvind Niattianandam, Reporter

December 15, 2015


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Wrestling, as a full-contact sport, takes its place near the top of America’s most dangerous pastimes. Numerous rules have been put in place to take care of wrestlers’ well-being. “They are weighed every time before they practice, and can only healthily lose one-two pounds a week,” wrestl...

What a Shocker

What a Shocker

Mathew Bevan, Public Relations

December 3, 2015


Filed under Showcase, Sports

High school baseball annually provides the most scholarship money per recruit in the nation for student athletes and presents most opportunities for players to further their education while playing the game they love according to college sports scholarships. Junior College baseball (JuCo) does the most r...

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