April 27, 2017

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…

Boys Golf team places 7th at Sectionals: Ferguson, Nauert receive all-conference honors

by Jess Musto, Sports Editor Although this year’s golf season ended with Jack Ferguson, senior, unable to return to State, the team  finished seventh in Conference,  and the team’s seniors having a record year. “I say overall we had better than predicted season,” Ferguson, said. Ferguson and Zack Nauert, senior, tied for eighth at Conference, qualifying them for all-conference honors. The two golfers scored a 76 at Conference. These scores, as well as Jeremiah Levin’s, senior, score of 82, helped the team jump three places at Conference. The boys golf team ended up placing seventh out of 12 teams. “I…

Girls volleyball holds off Hersey: Seniors finish season strong despite record

by Chris Nush and Antonia Arismendis, Staff Reporters “The record might not show it, but we think we had a really good season,” Amanda Mullin, senior and team captain of the varsity girls volleyball team, said. The volleyball team currently holds a record of 9-14. A highlight of their season was their close game against Hersey High School. “It’s a moral victory,” Jason Kopkowski, varsity volleyball coach, said. “Hersey is very very very good. We put up more points against them than any other team who they have competed against.” The team almost won one of the games with a final…

Boys cross country places second at Warren invite

by Erik Hernandez, Staff Reporter As a team, boys cross country placed second at the Warren High School meet and third at the Lake Park meet. The runners included Cole Dammeier, Edwin Hernandez, Steven Abraham, Drew Schwartz and Brian Hernandez, sophomores, Justin Loquercio and Elliot Nabatov, freshman. Boys’ cross country also had three top five finishes in invites throughout the season. No school records were broken this year, but many personal records amongst the runners were broken. “I’m grateful for all the freshmen and sophomores that are on the team. This year there was a greater sense of family,” Tom…

Circus holds annual fundraiser

by Kelly McKewin, Staff Reporter Anyone who looks to buy new books and support WHS’s literary magazine, Circus, can come to the Barnes & Noble in Arlington Heights on Saturday Nov. 10 for its sixth annual fundraiser, which will start at 9 a.m. Many students involved in Circus will help out at the fundraiser this year. “I’m going to be doing caricatures and gift wrapping,” Stephanie Rivo, senior, said. Other activities include cupcake decorating, as well as a storytime. For every purchase made with a voucher that day, Barnes & Noble will give a percent of each sale to help…

Briefly Speaking Sports: Girls Tennis

by Katia Bryhadyr, Staff Reporter “What really made the season was having the support of all my friends and being able to laugh and be crazy.” Gosia Markiewicz, grade, said. “Some accomplishments that I made are that I focused more on my performance and my best.” The season ended on Saturday, Oct. 13  with Sectionals and athletes included Alexandra Fister,Gosia Markiewicz and more . The team won its first match against Mundelein, but lost the second game against Highland Park. Sectionals was a single elimination, so the team was out after the second game. “I improved so much this year…

Randhurst Village hosts pumpkin carving contest

by Paige McCoy, Staff Reporter  A pumpkin carving contest will take place during a fall festival on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Randhurst Village. WHS will participate in the carving contest, and the winner of the contest receives $1,000 for their school. “Sometimes students are overwhelmed by art, and this is a way of opening it up,” said Laura Taubery, activity adviser. The pumpkins entered in the contest will be displayed during the festival, as well as pumpkins from Hersey, Prospect and Saint Viator high schools. Schools receive $500 for just competing. The marketing company at Randhurst also provided the pumpkins…

Wildcats support football, breast cancer awareness, despite loss to Hersey

Photos by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor, and Erik Hernandez, Staff Reporter

Fans rush field after BG defeat

by Mike Pink, Staff Reporter The Wheeling vs. Buffalo Grove football game on Friday Oct. 5 before the Homecoming dance lived up to the hype. Brent Pearlman, varsity football coach, and the Cats went into the game hoping to improve to a 3-4 record and send the Bison home with a 1-6 record. That is exactly what they did. “I think our kids fought, and our defense kids really fought,” Coach Pearlman, said. “They really showed tremendous resilience. Our goal for tonight was to fight and be better as far as competing every single play, and from what I saw…

WHS hosts NANO Connect, featuring keynote speakers, student presentations

Photos by Frida Valdés, Katia Bryhadyr, Paige McCoy, Rossy Peralta and Daniel Ramirez