December 12, 2017

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…

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…

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.

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…

Wildcats lose to Prospect in badminton

by Jean Pabon, Staff Reporter Varsity girls badminton played Prospect High School on April 11, the game started at 4:30 pm and was at home. In the end, Prospect High School won with a score of 14-1. That one win, belongs to Sam Broms, junior; she earned that point by winning a singles game. Although most players lost, three players split their games. “I felt a little nervous but I was excited to play,” Kristen Lee, junior, explained. “My partner and I worked well together, although we did make a few mistakes.” Some doubt was present in the team players,…

Varsity boys volleyball loses to Hersey

Photos by Jacquelin Camacho, Staff Reporter Varsity boys volleyball played against Hersey on April 9 at home.  The scores were 25-20 and 25-23, Hersey.

Duel: Scholastic Bowl vs. Teachers

                  by Erik Hernandez, Asst. News Editor On Feb. 27, scholastic bowl held its annual tournament where the members compete against teachers. JV won with 180 points, teachers won second with 70, and varsity won third with 50. “It builds camaraderie,” Cynthia Carro, scholastic bowl sponsor, says, “It also displays our students skill and talent on how much they know.” The event was a way to end the year in a celebratory manner. In a year or two, Ms. Carro hopes to publicize the event on a higher scale.

Peterson moves to varsity level, stands as most improved player

by Kelly McKewin, Asst. Sports Editor Moving to Varsity Coming into a team of seniors, Maryssa Peterson, junior, has “fit in well” with the rest of the varsity girls bowling team. She scored her highest game ever, a 242, a high series of 531 and averaged between a 150 and 165 the entire season. “That 242, I’m really proud of that. Before my high game was like a 225, so I really did  improve,” Peterson said. This year was Peterson’s first year on the varsity team, and according to Beth Anderson, bowling coach, she has improved immensely. “Her average from…