August 18, 2017

Wildcats punch their ticket to State after taking down Conference Rival

by Alex Gleyzer, staff reporter For the third time this year, Wheeling and Barrington would face off but this time the stakes would be even higher. Wheeling would attempt to enter the final four for the first time in school history, barrington remained hopeful on continuing their dominance. Both teams entered the game looking to gain an upper hand on each other. Luis Herrera, senior, found his game early on testing the Barrington goalie multiple times in the first half. However, Barrington goalkeeper Pat Deroche remained strong in the first half stopping all Wildcat shots he was faced with. Both…

Familiar face returns to Wheeling Soccer

by Alex Gleyzer, staff reporter With the Wildcats historic success this year, one of the biggest surprises has come from behind the bench. Along with Ed Uhrik and Kevin Lennon, coaches, Leo Elizalde, assistant coach, has joined the staff. Elizalde returns to Wheeling after spending four years at Dominican University. During his time with the Wildcats, Elizalde was named to two conference teams and a player of the year award. Playing for both coach Uhrik and Lennon in high school helped his success at Wheeling. Elizalde captained the Wildcats to a playoff race in 2008, and a historic season of…

High School Cube broadcasts boys soccer Super Sectionals

Sectional victory leads to rematch between Wildcats and Broncos

by Alex Gleyzer, staff reporter After a thrilling 2-1 victory over Evanston, Wheeling claimed the sectionals title and advance to the super sectionals. For Weeling this is their third title this year and a ticket to the super sectionals The Wildcats were propelled by the efforts of Luis Herrera, senior, who scored both goals for Wheeling. For Herrera, he recorded his fourth goal of the state playoffs and his second game winner. “I felt good knowing that we had won something that has only been won one time in the history of Wheeling. I was very relieved because we knew…

Wheeling soccer looks to continue historic season with another title

by Alex Gleyzer, staff reporter After a close opening round win in the sectionals playoff, the Wildcats will look to continue their success this Saturday in their Sectional championship game against Evanston. The Wildcats will play for their third title this season, and more importantly, they will play for a birth in the super sectionals. “We are used to these games now because we have been here before. Our offense is great and our defense is solid; we are confident about Saturday,” David Benitez, senior, said. The Wildcats punched their ticket to the final matchup after a 1-0 victory over…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.