June 27, 2017

Regional Champs look to ride momentum into sectionals

by Alex Gleyzer, staff reporter The Wildcats capped off their Regional playoffs by beating Maine East on Friday night 3-0. The Wildcats ended the week going 2-0 scoring nine goals and allowing zero. Jose Garcia, senior, led the pack by scoring four of the Cats goals this week, followed by Elias Cisneros, sophomore,  and Luis Herrera, senior both scoring two goals and Francisco Arellano, junior, adding one as well. Herrera would end up scoring the first goal on Friday’s contest with a header coming from a cross from teammate Michael Hernandez, senior. The goal would come with just 17 seconds…

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…

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…

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…

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.

Laude continues dedication: Despite a tumor diagnosis, he continues as an active member of WHS athletics

by Mark Tannous, Broadcast Editor If you  know Nate Laude, junior, you would never believe the news he received on Sept. 10, 2012. “It’s called lymphangioma,” Laude said. “It’s a benign tumor that involved my spleen and my pancreas. It’s very rare.” Laude found out he had to get the tumor removed, and he would not be allowed to participate in any physical activity for about five weeks. Laude was a starting defender on the varsity soccer team and has been since last year. He also participates in  varsity basketball. “Nate always puts forth his best efforts. I have no…

Petersons bond with soccer: Sisters bring positive vibe to team, finish season strong

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief Since Amanda Peterson, senior, will graduate this year, Emily Peterson, freshman, decided not to participate in softball but join her sister to play on the girls’ varsity soccer team. “It was a lot more fun for us personally this year,” A. Peterson said.  “Whenever she (E. Peterson) would throw in the ball, I would look at her and I could tell where it was going to go. It was like we were connected because we knew each other so well and knew how we were going to play.” According to E. Peterson, they have “twin telepathy,” even though…