The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

Leaping into the air, bending towards the water to complete his dive, sophomore Rustin Wilkinson competes in the first dive competition of the season, Mavwood invitational. Wilkinson has been diving for a year and a half and is seeded second for districts. “Diving is hard because it requires you to know where you are in the air,” Rustin said. “You have to know which rotation you are in when you are spinning. [I dive] because I want to get in the top ten at state. Last year [at state] I got second to last, but this year I want to get in the top ten so I can see all my hard work and perseverance pay off.”

Flip or Flop

Kassidy Wilkinson, Reporter January 12, 2023

It’s a mind game. Sophomore Kyndall Wilkinson eyes the blue water in front of her, the wheels in her head spinning as she prepares for her turn. The announcer calls her name and she steps onto the board....

The wrestling team prepares for their district matches, which will take place on Jan. 27 for junior varsity wrestlers and Feb. 3-4 for varsity wrestlers. The team continues to work on perfecting their techniques and growing their bond as a program. “My favorite thing about the team is definitely the brotherhood that comes with it,” sophomore Miles Jones said. “We are a big family. Knowing you always have your team backing you up is one of the greatest feelings ever.”

Pin It To Win It

Penny Moreno, Reporter December 8, 2022

They step onto the mat solely focused on their opponent, hoping to achieve one goal and one goal only. As they face their opponent, their hope is getting their hand raised in the air to be declared the...

The varsity girls basketball team poses for a photo after the BeYOUtiful Classic in November. Junior guard Avery Allmer said she has been growing with her new teammates and believes that they have great chemistry together. I think Im most excited for district, and to become district champs for the sixth time in a row, Allmer said.

Passing The Torch

Cyrus Van Sickle, Reporter December 2, 2022

As the new basketball season gets underway, the Lady Timberwolves have been working through a lot of changes. The varsity women’s team has been a powerhouse, winning two state championships back-to-back...

Trying to regain strength with every breath, sophomore Patrico Salazar competes in the longest event in UIL high school swimming, the 500-yard freestyle. For the fourth meet of the season, the swim team drove to The University of Texas where they participated in the annual AISD invite. Like the teams times, the temperatures outside were starting to drop. Regardless of how much I swam, I was only able to sustain for an hour of practice, Salazar said. Then I started shivering while swimming and turning purple on my hands, feet and pretty much all around.”

Shiver Me Timber-Wolves

Kassidy Wilkinson, Reporter November 22, 2022

Two whistles. Sophomore Patricio Salazar steps behind the starting block adjusting his goggles for the final time. Another whistle, this one longer than the first two. Despite the echoing voices,  Salazar...

Keeping her eye on the ball, freshman Joy Udoye watches closely as the ball bounces off her arms and into the setters hands. Udoye said her time on varsity this season allowed her to have fun with other people. “Ever since tryouts my time on varsity has been extremely fun,” Udoye said. “It’s amazing to get to spend this time with such great people while playing the sport that I love.”

Heavy Hitters

Ava Callaway, Reporter November 16, 2022

All eyes are on the players as they walk behind the white line and bounce the ball against the cold, hard floor. They’ve achieved what few others in their grade have: freshman on the varsity team, the...

Focused on the game, senior captain Katie Tran prepares to hit a ball in a match against Leander High School. Varsity Tennis now moves to prepare for their spring season, which is more about individual playing, while the fall is more team-oriented. “Our season went great,” Tran said. “We finished third in district after winning against Leander, who we lost to earlier in the season, which felt really good.”

All That Racket

Penny Moreno, Reporter November 1, 2022

They all sit nervously on the bleachers as they watch their teammate step onto the court, waiting for the first match of the day to begin. When the tournament starts, they all cheer with excitement as...

After scoring the final touchdown of the game, juniors Luca Wilson and Davis Williams celebrate. Cedar Park won 24-7 against Hendrickson. “It felt pretty good, it was the first one of my [varsity] career so it was pretty exciting,” Wilson said. “I didn’t play much at the game, but we planned that play all week so I was just hoping to get the play.

Victory at Gupton

Heidi Williams, Reporter October 18, 2022

Returning home from two away game losses, the Timberwolves returned to Gupton Stadium to defeat the Hendrickson Hawks 24-7 on Oct. 14 to keep the home stadium win streak alive after beating East View on...

With a sunset behind them, sophomore Lola Walter, senior Kamryn Kramer and junior Raegan Ford pose for a picture after beating Westwood. “I think the team did exceptionally good for this being our first scrimmage and with the new players and returning players,” Walter said. “I loved getting to do this because it lets us see how much we can improve for [the] real season and what we are already strong on.”

Inside the Eight

Heidi Williams, Reporter October 14, 2022

Ever since the indigenous peoples began playing lacrosse in 1100 A.D. in what is now the New York area, it's spread all across North America being most popular on the East and West Coast. According to...

Senior and captain of the swim team Kamryn Kramer swims a lap at the first swim meet on Thursday. Amid the new experiences of leading the team and having a new swim coach with Les Greenwood, Kramer says she most enjoys the social aspect of swim. “Everyone’s best friends, Kramer said. I’m a captain of the swim team, and I love being a leader where everyone’s friends and being goofy and silly with them at the meets too. The [competitive aspect of] meets are really fun, getting up for each other.”

Dive In With Both Feet

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter September 29, 2022

Coming off a boy's state appearance, the swim team is beginning another year with a change: Les Greenwood is the new swimming and water polo coach, replacing Josh Geisinger. Greenwood started his coaching...

Watching the eyes of the opposing player, sophomore Avery Nelson carefully  waits for her to decide the play. The girl’s water polo team were seated second in their district at the beginning of their season. “[Being a goalie] is very stressful,” Nelson said. “[It] feels like all the pressure is on you because youre the last line of defense, when the offensive opponents are coming at you, you always have to be on your guard. And Its very tough mentally because you always beat yourself up.”

All Worth it

Kassidy Wilkinson, Reporter September 27, 2022

Clinging to the offensive player in front of her, senior Audrey Truman glances at the ball on the other side of the pool. Her right hand tightly grips her opponent's wrist, while her left hand fends off...

With the finish line in sight and a 15-second lead, junior Isabel Conde De Frankenberg pushes her way through the final stretch of the Cedar Park Invitational. Conde De Frankenberg would go on to win the varsity girls 5K race for the second year in a row. “It was a good turnout, it was really fun,” Conde De Frankenberg said. “I love our school course, it was good being able to run on there and represent your own course.”

Racing Into the Season

Anthony Luparello, Reporter September 22, 2022

Fear, anger, motivation: these are some of the many feelings dozens of athletes felt as they approached the spray-painted starting line of the Cedar Park XC Invitational. As a new school year starts,...

Holding out the ball, varsity quarterback and junior Ayden Arp hands the ball off to senior Tyree Nicholson. The team lost 7-24 to Round Rock on Sept. 9. “I think that once we get into district, it’ll be a whole different story,” Arp said. “We’ll have a lot more toughness when we have our district play.”

When the Going Gets Tough, the Toughness Gets Going

Kacey Miller, Reporter September 20, 2022

The blinding stadium lights streak across his vision as he joins the huddle with his team, warm bodies jumping up and down as they yell their pre-game chants. In these moments, it’s easy to forget the...

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