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Athlete of the Month: Mateo Noguera

Athlete of the Month: Mateo Noguera

By Allison Jacobs, News Editor

November 20, 2019

Training six days and playing up to two games a week, senior captain Mateo Noguera has dedicated his Falls to soccer since he was a freshman. Noguera has been playing soccer since he was only three years old and made the WCHS varsity team his sophomore year. As his final regular season comes to a close...

Field hockey closes out the season with a regional win

Field hockey closes out the season with a regional win

By Kathy Hu, Online Editor

November 20, 2019

Yet another undefeated season for WCHS field hockey has passed as they head into the 2019 playoffs. Over the past 4 years, the regular-season record for the varsity field hockey team has been an astounding 47-1. Heading into the 2019-2020 season off of a 14-2 season after just coming up short in th...

Flying high: the cheer team is rising to the top

Flying high: the cheer team is rising to the top

By Jordyn Green, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2019

The WCHS varsity cheer team is proving that they are more than just yelling on the sidelines; they are a tight-knit family working hard to represent the school name.  The team has risen to the top with a debut at the Division 1 level competitions. This has WCHS competing against schools like She...

Supernova shows the power of good in sports

Supernova shows the power of good in sports

By Ally Salzberg, Assistant Online Editor

November 20, 2019

Being able to participate in a sport should be a guaranteed opportunity that all people should have regardless of disability. The SOMO Joy cheerleading team does just this and offers kids and adults ranging from 8-36 the opportunity to be a part of a team and to get the experience that other people ge...

Out of season work-outs great for team bonding

Out of season work-outs great for team bonding

By Maya Bhattiprolu, Assistant Online Editor

November 20, 2019

For some WCHS student-athletes, the break between sports seasons isn’t for resting, but for training. The time during offseasons allows athletes to get ready for their next sport, an opportunity many athletes take advantage of.  Senior Anjali Iyer participates in cross country during the fall,  indoor tr...

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 ...

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