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

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...

Senior Adam Vaughn pitches a fast ball towards the opposing team, hopeful for a strike. The team played a tournament against Cooper High School on March 25 with one win and one loss. “I’ve always been big into the weightroom and that has always come naturally,” Vaughn said. “But I have spent much more time on pitching and my hard work is definitely helping me become a better pitcher. Every player goes into games in practice with an intent of getting better at the game and becoming a better athlete.”

Pitch Perfect

Penny Moreno, Reporter May 12, 2022

He watches as a player from the opposing team gets ready to swing at the ball. He carefully grabs the ball in his hands and gets on the mound. He launches the ball with all of his strength and confidence....

Senior and varsity tennis athlete Ganesh Sadasivan prepares to hit an incoming tennis ball. Sadasivan placed second and advanced to Region UIL in the boys double category at District with senior and varsity tennis athlete Jay Kannam. “Our prior tournament, which was [at the Kemah Boardwalk in Houston], was a pretty tough one and we managed to win that,” Sadasivan said. “So we definitely had a lot of confidence going into District.”

Court Battle

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter April 26, 2022

The two seniors walk onto the dark green tennis court. Having just beat another team in the competition, they lock into their stances and prepare for yet another challenge. The outcome will determine if...

From left to right, junior Mickie Koltz, senior Thomas Wu and freshman Ella Mongenel pose with their medals after competing at State. All three of the students passed the preliminary competition, with Wu earning gold for the 100-meter breaststroke and Koltz and Mongenel earning bronze for the 200-meter individual medley and 100-meter freestyle respectively. “State this year was probably the best meet experience i’ve ever had,” Wu said. “While I had won last year, the guys and girls meet was separated and there were limited spectators, and so it was definitely not as exciting. This year, though, we had a very large team go from Cedar Park, and that honestly just made everything so much more fun.”

Life in the Fast Lane

Madison Shields, Reporter March 31, 2022

He dove into the pool and felt the cool water against their skin, knowing it was the last time seniors will swim with the rest of the team. The swim team competed for UIL state on Feb. 19 at the University...

Captain Rowan Rodriguez moves quickly to catch the ball in her lacrosse stick. The team always puts 100% effort into the games they play. “Most of the time, I’m really excited to play and feel very determined to do my best,” Rodriguez said. “I try to give each game and practice all my efforts, which helps me become more motivated throughout the season.

Lax to the Max

Penny Moreno, Reporter March 10, 2022

She swiftly moves throughout the field with her lacrosse stick, observing her teammates and the small lacrosse ball. She then grips the stick firmly, hoping one of her teammates will pass the ball to her....

Raising their UIL plaque in the air, senior Megan Woods and her teammates yell in celebration of winning the State Championship. The Lady Timberwolves beat Frisco Memorial’s Warriors 45-40 in double overtime. “We had to work hard and stay disciplined and focused for months, so finally achieving our set goal was indescribable,” Woods said. “As seniors, we always talked about leaving a legacy behind and having an undefeated season with being back to back state champions does just that, which is an amazing way to finish off our high school basketball careers.”

Uptown Dunk

Ally JohnPress and Tristan Hernandez March 9, 2022

62 consecutive wins. Seven seconds left. Two State Championships. One lasting legacy. The game wasn’t easy, but making history never is. The clock stopped not once, but twice, before the Lady T-Wolves...

Sprinting at an angle senior and center-midfielder Eugenio Guzman defends the ball from the opposing player, and preventing goals scored. On Friday Feb. 25 the varsity boys won their district game against Liberty Hill 2-0. [Being captain] means a lot I was a captain chosen by every person on the team, Guzman said. It was our first win in district so it was a pretty good feeling and it was refreshing, it put is back to the race for playoffs. Our hopes are to finish strong, win everything we have left, and then hope for the best.

Get the Kicks

Anthony Whiting, Reporter March 4, 2022

The cool, evening air moves through the home soccer field as players scrimmage and advance the ball to score. In the close game, the loud shouts of names are called to the goalkeeper from open players....

Junior Amani Graham takes to the skies in the hundred meter hurdles. This was the varsity girls first meet of the season and they faced off against Leander and Rouse. I was really focused on not screwing up, Graham said. I made sure to pull my trail leg down to make my next steps to the next hurdle. form is very important for all running events, but especially for hurdles.

One Stride at a Time

Isaiah Prophet, Reporter February 11, 2022

It is seven o’clock in the morning, the sky is pitch black and the stars overhead are the only source of light. The sound of their shoes hitting the cold ground rumbles the earth. Each step is taken...

Senior Diego Salazar Lopez competes in the 50 yard butterfly on Nov. 5 at the Leander and Gateway Tri Meet, where he won fourth place out of 22 other boys. Salazar is one of the top swimmers in the boys division, and one of the qualifiers for the Texas Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association meet. Since freshman year, it feels that I have received more respect than how I was my previous years, more trust in the team, and more relaxed, Lopez said. I feel as though I have improved greatly each year. I’ve gotten faster and stronger physically, emotionally, and mentally.

Something Bigger Than Yourself

Rachana Kommineni, Reporter November 23, 2021

As she dives into the pool, she can feel the smooth water against the surface of her skin. She breathes through her nose, and after every third stroke, she lifts her head to get a breath of air and then...

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