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 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...

Eyes on the end zone, senior running back Kevin Adams scores a touchdown in overtime on Nov. 12 against Johnson. According to Max Preps, Adams had 120 total yards and two touchdowns. “My two touchdowns felt pretty good, especially my overtime touchdown where we snatched the lead and having their fumble felt pretty good, Adams said.

Why Not Us

Tristan Hernandez, Guest Reporter November 19, 2021

The clock stands still at 0:00 as varsity football faces off in sudden death. The Jaguars and Timberwolves score one touchdown after the next in overtime, until Johnson fumbles the ball and Cedar Park...

As winners of the  BeYOUtiful Tournament on Nov. 13, the varsity team smiles with their medals. After earning a state title last year for the first time in school and district history, the team has their sights on winning again this year. “The two main goals this season is another district championship and another run at state with high hopes to repeat,” junior Molly Ly said. “I think our teams strongest attribute is our ability to play selflessly and our ability to play hard. We do an awesome job of sharing the ball, and we always go one hundred percent even if we are up by 20.”

Taking Their Shot

Isaiah Prophet, reporter November 18, 2021

Going 5-0 and beating 6A powerhouse, Duncanville, varsity girls basketball took home a tournament win at the BeYOUtiful championship tournament on Nov. 13.  Sponsored by Kendra Scott, this championship...

Hitting the golf ball, senior Ryan Breed plays at the varsity boys tournament on Oct. 19. Both the varsity boys and girls teams have been competing in tournaments since Sept. and will continue competing through Dec. “The varsity boys team has been doing well, and the girls varsity team is doing good, too,” Breed said. “I hope that we can go to State and compete.”

In Full Swing

Ally JohnPress and Hank Barna November 10, 2021

The sun rises, casting shadows on the dewy morning grass. The hum of the golf carts can be heard in the distance as golf balls are launched into the air with a metal clink. The varsity golf team is halfway...

Running at the State Championships, Isa Conde De Frankenberg places third with a time of 17:26.3 minutes. Conde De Frankenberg advanced to State as an individual, and the varsity boys team competed as well, placing seventh. “I was really excited to come here for a second year in a row, and it was a little disappointing that the girls team didn’t make it, but I just had to keep training hard and be prepared for State, Conde De Frankenberg said. I was really excited, but also really nervous because there’s such amazing runners out here and it’s a really big competition. I definitely wanted a faster time or a better place, but overall, I’m just happy that I even got here and was able to place in the top three.”

A Date With State

Ally JohnPress, Editor-in-Chief November 5, 2021

This morning at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, the fastest long distance runners in Texas kicked up mud and raced their limits for the State Championship. With hundreds of competitors, only the toughest...

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