June 23, 2017

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…

Band sets high standard for future generations

by Robert Perales, A&E Editor The WHS marching band completed their 2012 season at the Marengo Settler’s Day competition on Oct. 7th with a first place finish, marking the first time the WHS marching band has had an undefeated season since 2009. “It felt amazing to win each competition and go undefeated. The feeling is so thrilling when you hear WHS name called during award ceremonies.” Kylie Gember, senior, said. “I would hold my breath every second just waiting, and when we were finally called for first place, I was so relieved and excited.” Not only did WHS place first…

Broadcast: Wildcats lose to Huskies

Check out this broadcast of the home game on Oct. 19, where varsity football played against Hersey High School.Wheeling High School Vs. Hersey High School – Last Regular Season

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…

Photo Slideshow: Homecoming Game

Photos by Kristina Piamonte, Photo Editor, and Frida Valdés, Feature Editor   For a story and video about the homecoming game, see http://wheelingspokesman.com/?p=805.

Band places first in class at Wheaton, Lake Park competitions

by Robert Perales, A&E Editor The WHS Marching Band began practices over the summer in order to prepare for the 2012-2013 season, and their first place finishes show how hard the Wildcats have worked. “We have prepared for this season with countless hours of hard work and practice,” Sarah Rabin, senior, said. “Long days on the hot blacktop in early August are normal for us.” The Wildcat marching band competed for the first time at Lake Park High School’s Lancer Joust on Sept. 8. Cesar Mendoza, junior and trombone soloist, helped lead the Wildcats to victory. WHS took first in…

WHS for granted

by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor It has been almost a month since students have gone back to school, and already, I hear how “lame” the school is from freshmen and even the upperclassmen. Some students complain how much “cooler” other schools are because they do not have as many rules at football games and so on. Although WHS started with a poor reputation, it is not the school it used to be. First of all, STEM.Although students and teachers tease the amount of attention STEM gets, the program has redefined our school. WHS gives countless opportunities to students to taste…