No Rest for the Weary

Wakeland Sports Worked to the Bone Over the Break

Ashley Deckert, Photo Editor

Breaks are for the weak! Wakeland basketball, soccer, and wrestling continued to eat, sleep, and breathe their sports over the holiday break.

While some Wakeland students slept away the two-weeks off, these athletes worked tirelessly at practice to prepare for the new season, and still had games and practice over the break.

Wakeland varsity and JV girls basketball teams played four basketball games over the break from Dec. 26 through Jan. 3.

The basketball season has not been easy. “This season has been a little difficult because we are on a higher level,” sophomore JV basketball player Kailyn Futrell said.

Boys and girls varsity and JV wrestling also had a fair share of rounds.

On Jan. 3 and 4, they had meets at Frisco Independence, Allen, and Plano East.

Taking breaks over the two weeks was hard to come by for wrestling because “during the second week of break we had practice Tuesday through Thursday. While on Friday and Saturday, we had a meet,” freshman varsity wrestler Riley Deckert said.

Boys varsity soccer played four games from Jan. 2 through Jan. 4. 

While girls JV2 had one game on Dec. 30, JV had two games on Dec. 30 and 31. Varsity had five games over the break from Dec. 30 through Jan. 4. 

“Over the break we had a total of five games. The games were difficult because we are a new team and we don’t have the chemistry we need on the field,” sophomore varsity soccer player Sydney Deckert said.

Winter break may be a time to settle down and spend time with family and friends, but being a hard working athlete at Wakeland does not include the breaks.

For more information on the sports schedule please visit the Wakeland website: