October 24, 2017

Wheeling buckles down to defeat Broncos and take home Conference Crown

by Alex Gleyzer, staff reporter It took 100 minutes, two overtimes and six penalty kick rounds for Wheeling to defeat Barrington, and claim their first MSL Conference championship since 1977. The Wildcats started the game planning to attack right way and start playing Wildcat soccer. Wheeling would add to their already physical play with Marino Lopez, senior, returning from a leg injury. Lopez would make an impact immediately by having another big body for the Cats to use to be aggressive. “It feels great to get to play and not have sit on the bench and suffer while the guys…

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Wildcats “saddle up” for MSL Conference Championship

On Thursday night , Wheeling will return to the MSL Conference championship for the first time in 18 years to face Barrington. The Wildcats will look to earn a key road victory to claim their first Conference title since 1977. The last time the Wildcats and Broncos faced off was on September 17, in which neither team was able to score resulting in a 0-0 tie. Thursday’s game will be the highly anticipated rematch from the regular season. The Wildcats are coming off a big victory over rival Buffalo Grove. Along with spoiling the Bison’s homecoming, Wheeling was able to…

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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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Boys soccer starts season strong

The WHS boys soccer team has started the season with a 5-0-1 record. The team won the Glenbrook South Invite, by beating Stevenson High School 2-0 and has been ranked as the 9th best team in the state by the Chicago Sun-Times. The team’s next game will be an away game on Monday against Schaumburg.

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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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