May 28, 2017

Laing goes extra mile, runs marathon with his father

Dakota Laing, senior, and his father, Scott Laing, ran their first marathon together on September 22, 2013. D. Laing said he was satisfied with his results. “Usually people run their first marathon in about four hours,” D. Laing said.“We came in at about 3:45:00. I was pretty proud.” However, after running 26 miles straight, D. Laing felt pain along with his pride. “My legs were in constant pain for about 3 or 4 hours after the race was over.” D. Laing said. At least the Laings had some sweet treats to come home to afterwards. “Mom made a bunch of…

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Wildcats clinch MSL East and conference birth en route to defeating former conference champs

by Alex Gleyzer, staff reporter Players, coaches, and fans alike all knew about the stakes heading into Thursday’s game against Palatine. The Wildcats would have a chance to advance to the MSL Conference final, and the only team standing in their way would be the former champions, Palatine. Palatine would look to play spoiler on a big Wildcat night, however the Wildcats look to prove too much for the Pirates. The Wildcats began the game by playing Wildcat soccer and controlling ball possession. Wheeling attempted to crash the goalie box during corner kicks and toss ins, but the Pirates goalie…

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Wildcats shine on final home game of the season

by Alex Gleyzer, staff reporter The Wildcats entered Tuesday’s game just one week removed from their first loss of the season. With the seniors recognized, parents in the stands, and fans cheering, the Cats would look to improve thier reocrd with another big conference game. Wheeling was coming off a dramatic week in conference play in which the defense has allowed seven goals over the past three games, displaying an uncharacteristic look from the dominant defense Wheeling is known for. However, with a new week in the books, the team looked to compose itself and get back to playing Wildcat…

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Garcia ignites offense as Wildcats cap off dramatic week with back-to-back Conference victories

by Alex Gleyzer, staff reporter On Friday night, the Wildcats defeated Rolling Meadows to end a dramatic week in conference play. The Cats were led offensively by Jose Garcia who recorded a hat trick, only to follow up his four goal performance against Hersey. Garcia has recorded seven goals in the past two games, and has scored back-to-back game winners. “They (Hersey) are a tough team. I didn’t expect to score four goals against Hersey, or score three against Rolling Meadows. It feels good bee able to finish off our plays,” Garcia said. Garcia’s offensive output has been in large…

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Despite sustained pressure, Fremd hands Wheeling first loss of season

By Alex Gleyzer, staff reporter The Wildcats came into Tuesday night’s game looking to remain undefeated, but Fremd had other ideas. The Wildcats suffered their first loss of the 2013 season by a score of 1-0 in favor of the Vikings. The lone goal came with just 30 seconds left in the game. The Wildcats were in the middle of an offensive rush when a Vikings defender cleared the ball. The ball landed in front of a Viking forward and between Alfredo Rocha and Nate Laude, seniors. The Wildcats rushed to regain the ball back while another Viking forward joined the…

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Cats claw their way to another victory

by Alex Gleyzer, staff reporter On Saturday Sept. 28, the boys soccer team continued their season with a 3-0 victory over Libertyville. The Cats began the game with nearly twenty consecutive minutes of offensive pressure on the Libertyville defense. Unfortunately, the Cats would have trouble finishing plays, which would follow over to their rest of the game as well. With numerous chances in the first half, only one goal would have to show for their offense. “We just needed to play our game and wake up,” Ed Uhrik, soccer coach, said. “It is not uncommon, they (the players) were getting…

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Freshmen transition to high school, play on varisty teams

By Zalman Faltushanskiy, Staff Reporter As freshmen begin the transition from middle school to high school, some of them are enhancing their experience by placing large pressure upon their shoulders. Jalen Dennis and Timber Terrell, freshmen, have made the varsity football and volleyball teams, respectively, beating out numerous other students for their spots. “It means a lot because I’ve been working [hard] in the offseason with all of the other [players],” Dennis said. Dennis has been playing football for nine years in local youth leagues with the Prospect Heights/Wheeling Falcons and the Buffalo Grove Bills. His experience playing for those…

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Volleyball says goodbye to seniors, sets expectations for next year

By Erik Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief The varsity volleyball team lost to Prospect High School on May 2, 2013. After the game, they celebrated the seniors work on the team. While they did not receive the win they wanted; they are looking into improving their plays for next year. “We did not play to our full potential,” Zach Nauert, senior, said. “I hope next year the team will be more consistent.” Next year will present many challenges to the varsity volleyball team as they are losing all of their seniors. The team hopes to have three returning members, three members from the…

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Activity, registration fees rise for next year

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief All District 214 students will face fee increases in the 2013-14 school year as the school registration fee increases by $30, and student activity fees will be raised $15 each year for the next three years. According to Jim Perkins, school board president, the change is brought on as federal and state budgets are being cut, which make up 10 percent of the district’s budget. “We are trying not to make any effects on the classroom because of our budget. We have great partners that are helping us cover technology costs, and it helps that we’ve…

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WHS rises in rank

by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor Listed as 39th on The Washington Post’s Most Challenging High Schools of Illinois list, students and staff of WHS have made improvements that caused WHS to rise 11 places in rank. “It’s a considerable jump,” Erin DeLuga, associate principal of instruction and curriculum, said. “The reason I say the move up is intentional is because of incredible students, staff and leadership in the building.” Last year, WHS ranked 50th on the list. “While I know we are not defined simply by a number, I view it as another indicator, among many, that we are on…

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