August 23, 2017

Maloney throws no-hitter, 3rd time in WHS history

On Monday March 20, Brian Maloney, senior, threw a no-hitter against Waukegan High School in a dominant 11-0 win. This was just the third no-hitter in Wheeling Baseball History, and it came on the Opening Day for Wheeling against the sectional opponent Waukegan. Maloney struck out ten of the twenty one batters he faced in a dominant opening day performance. “Throwing a no-hitter never really seemed possible to me, but great offense and defense behind me made it possible. One of the best team wins I’ve ever been apart of,” Maloney said. Not only did Maloney battle the other team,…

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Water polo thrives despite lack of student attention

Patrick Ryan- While most sections in Spokesman can prompt conflict between readers over the types of material covered, there is one section that often causes disputes between readers more than any other: the sports section. Some readers want more girls basketball coverage while others say that the football team gets too much attention. Aside from the critiques of readers, one WHS sport that does not receive enough coverage and is thus unknown to many students is water polo. For those who are unfamiliar, a standard water polo game is played by two teams with seven players each (six field players…

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Battlebots bridges engineering and entertainment

Students participating in battlebots competed in the annual district competition last week on Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28. One of the WHS’s four robots placed second in the district. “We went to the competition knowing we were going to try our best, but we knew that competition was going to be very difficult.  The accomplishment was truly amazing and it took a lot of teamwork to make it happen. It is definitely something we are all very proud of and could not be happier with the outcome,” Theodore Fousekis, sophomore, said. Fousekis was the leader of the team…

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