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WCHS golf team members swing their way to the top

WCHS golf team members swing their way to the top

By Emily Zhang, News Editor

November 7, 2019

WCHS golf makes a comeback this year, persisting through everything set in front of them this season. The 15 team members were extremely motivated after missing the cut last year at states. “We have won the county regular season, county tournament and county scramble. With one of the two days comple...

Bulldogs honor WCHS history at Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Bulldogs honor WCHS history at Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

November 7, 2019

Peter Menke, the WCHS Athletic Director from 1989 to 1997, began the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame in 1995. Nearly 25 years later, WCHS inducted its fourth class, and honored the man who started it all.  According to current WCHS Athletic Director Jesse Smith, Menke started the Hall of Fame to ...

Jack Hebden introduces a new perspective to cheer team

Jack Hebden introduces a new perspective to cheer team

By Charley Hutton, Advertising & Subscription Manager

October 23, 2019

It’s the typical fall Friday night at WCHS. The football team takes the field with overwhelming exhilaration. The bleachers are overflowing with eager students and restless parents. The air is ripe with the smell of fresh popcorn and greasy cheese pizza. And, beneath the gleaming stadium lights, is...

Girls volleyball dig deep for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Girls volleyball dig deep for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor

October 22, 2019

On Oct. 7th, WCHS girls volleyball hosted their annual Dig Pink game to raise money for breast cancer awareness. With an impressive 8-2 record, WCHS won the game over opponent Whitman, 3-0. Overall, the team raised $2,545 dollars, with $600 from the game sales and $1945 from the GoFundMe that parents ...

Crew team rows into their successful season

Crew team rows into their successful season

By Ari Dimitoglou, Photo Manager

October 21, 2019

Major changes have been made to the WCHS crew team, setting rowers up to reach their full potential for this season and many more to come. Being a part of the rowing team allows students to work on their leadership skills, develop new friendships and participate in a competitive sport that they might...

Athlete of the Month: Serena Xu

Athlete of the Month: Serena Xu

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

October 21, 2019

Six years ago, senior Serena Xu stepped on the court for the very first time. Today, she is a key player in helping the WCHS volleyball team win their games.  “I started playing in sixth grade after playing beach volleyball during vacation,” Xu said. “I love playing volleyball because it's...

Sports Hall of Fame honors WCHS alumni

Sports Hall of Fame honors WCHS alumni

By Olivia Yasharoff, Assistant Sports Editor

October 21, 2019

Sixteen years after Morgan Hatten led the WCHS girls basketball team to back-to-back state championships, she’s coming back to school with a new title, “Hall of Famer.”   Hatten is one of eight standout athletes, coaches and staff members who will be inducted into the 2019 WCHS Sports Hall ...

WCHS varsity field hockey is as united as ever

WCHS varsity field hockey is as united as ever

By Ava Freeman, Assistant Features Editor

October 11, 2019

With their theme being UN1TY, the WCHS Varsity field hockey team, coached by Catherine Miller, has proven that a united team is a winning team. The theme is inspired by the idea that in order to be successful, it is important for a team to work as a whole rather than individual athletes.  This season, the...

Spikeball club is a hit with students

Spikeball club is a hit with students

By Sapna David, Features Editor

October 8, 2019

A Spikeball roundnet, a ball and four players. The game Spikeball was revived in 2008 by Chris Ruder. The game consists of a volleyball inspired play; a server spikes the ball onto the net and his or her teammate has three passes before it must be spiked onto the net again for the other team. Although it...

Moving up from JV teams to varsity teams brings students excitement

Moving up from JV teams to varsity teams brings students excitement

By Hannah Zozobrado, Arts Editor

June 6, 2019

Most WCHS students grow up playing with their siblings, from biking together to playing random sports, but sometimes those sports can become an even bigger part of  their future. For junior Cammy Buckingham, she started off as a goalie for the sake of her older family members to practice their of...

Planet Fitness offers ‘Teen Summer Challenge’

Planet Fitness offers ‘Teen Summer Challenge’

By Aliki Dimitoglou, Advertising & Subscriptions Manager

June 4, 2019

Students who go to the gym for whatever reasons, to enjoy, to get in shape or to chat, are in for a sweet treat: the Teen Summer Challenge offered by Planet Fitness. The Teen Summer Challenge is an opportunity for high school students ages 15 - 18 to workout from now to Sept. 1 completely free. There...

Wank runs into success on the track field

Wank runs into success on the track field

By Sacha Feldberg, Arts Editor

June 4, 2019

The spring sports season may be coming to a close, but for some athletes, that does not mean they are stopping. Some WCHS athletes participate in sports year-round, even when the school year is over. The grind never stops for many at WCHS. Sophomore Sam Wank is a member of the varsity track and cross...

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