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The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

Starting his second lap of the race, senior Sanil Desai continues through the course at the Vista Ridge cross country invitational on Aug. 25. This was the second meet of the season and Desai finished in 19th place. “I was thinking about the team placements,” Desai said. “A lot of the schools at the Vista meet will be at districts so I was trying to pass as many people as I could, I’m mostly worried about Leander because they have an all around strong team.”

In It For the Long Run

Mai Cachila, Reporter September 21, 2023

Getting into position at the start of the course, they anxiously wait to hear the sound of the horn. Lined up with eyes ahead, the horn blares, initiating the first race of the season. As they take off,...

Leaving his opponent on the ground after a quick and precise maneuver, sophomore running back Trae Hill sprints toward the end zone. The varsity football team will play against Round Rock High School tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Gupton Stadium. “[Being on varsity] made me work a lot harder,” Hill said. “It’s a lot more mental, [too]. People don’t understand that if you’re not in the right headspace, then you won’t be at your best. I hope we make a lot of memories [this season]. We’re confident and we practice hard for sure. We realize that we have a good team this year, [that] we have potential.”

From First-Downs to Touchdowns

Kacey Miller, Editor-in-Chief September 7, 2023

It sounds more like white noise under their helmets, all the crowds’ cheers, boos, and clapping. With feet already sore, eyes already dry, and faces already sweating, they send team captains to the coin...

Striking a pose in front of the Tiger-Rock Martial Arts National Championship banner, junior Brooklyn Collinsworth shows off her flexibility and blue belt. The tournament was held at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio from July 20-23. “I end[ed] up getting bronze in the overall board breaking competition,” Collinsworth said. “My opponents were much older and had a lot more experience.”

A Different Kind of Art

Heidi Williams, Reporter September 6, 2023

Time seems to move slower once she straps the headgear on and walks onto the mat. She flips a switch in her mind, putting all her focus on her next move. Staring at her opponent, aggressiveness begins...

Smiling for the camera, the varsity boys and girls 4x4 relay teams take a picture as they both win first place in the 4x4 at the district championship. As a whole, the boys team ended up in second place in district and the girls team ended the season as district champions. “It is just nice to have those teammates that are always there for you and always pick you up because they understand what youre going through,” junior Avery Allmer said. “I love having teammates and coaches that always support you and genuinely want the best for you.”

Sorry, I’ve Got To Run

Penny Moreno, Reporter May 24, 2023

The runners stand in their positions, waiting for the starter pistol to signal that the relay has begun. As the first leg of the race takes off, she works to get a lead and keep a consistent time. As she...

Senior Abigail Boyle helps sophomore Ella Mongenel out of the pool after finishing their 4x100 freestyle relay and securing their place in the final the next day. “After this picture, I ran to hug the rest of her relay team as Ella waited in the water for the rest of the girls to finish,” Boyle said. “When she got out we all hugged and celebrated together. We were exhausted but super excited for what the next day had to bring.” (Photo courtesy of Abigail Boyle)

Swimming Their Way to the Top

Ava Callaway, Reporter April 10, 2023

For the first time, the girls swim team, as well as diver and senior Pierce Brooke, took home the gold at the state championship meet as their season came to an end in February. With head coach Les Greenwood...

Throwing the ball to the opposing team’s player at bat, junior Brady Richardson pitches for varsity baseball at Friday’s game against Lockhart High School. The team is currently fifth in districts with a record of 4-3. “Were neck and neck with a lot of other teams right now,” Head Baseball Coach Tyler Farst said. “The district championship right now is wide open for anybody. Everybody’s got a couple of losses, nobodys really running away with the lead. Looking forward, we’re going to continue to keep competing. We take it one week at a time.”

So What, Next Pitch

Kacey Miller, Reporter April 6, 2023

In the dugout, there’s never a dull moment. After every crack of the bat, every caught ball and each home run, players radiate the same encouraging energy onto the field. Screaming louder than anyone...

The varsity cheer team performs at the UIL Spirit State Championship on Jan. 13. They also competed in Orlando, Florida,  for the UCA National High School Cheerleading Championship on Feb. 16, which concluded their competition season. “My favorite thing about the team is our ability to make anything fun,” senior captain Katelyn Orzoco said. “We are constantly laughing and having fun with each other. The bond we have is like no other. But when it comes time to focus and work, we get things done.”

Make Some Noise

Penny Moreno, Reporter April 4, 2023

Bright lights flash as the girls prepare for their biggest performance of the year. The crowd grows quiet in anticipation as the girls set their places on the big stage. Each of them look towards one another....

Ready to pounce at his opponent, sophomore Max Brandt considers each way he could pin his opponent. During his regular season, he went 24-3. “Wrestling is my whole life,” Brandt said. “I’ve done it since I’ve walked. It teaches you a lot of good stuff on how to be a better human, and you can definitely learn a lot rather than just how to pin someone. You can learn how to defend yourself - it just makes you a better person, I think.” (Photo Courtesy of Max Brandt)

Practice, Win, Repeat

Heidi Williams, Reporter March 15, 2023

After drinking his Liquid I.V. and finishing his sandwich, sophomore Max Brandt is ready to prepare for his upcoming wrestling match. He completes his routine - adjusting his headphones to start warming...

The Luminaries Performance Team smiles for the camera in their matching outfits. Sophomore and sergeant Ali Cooper joined Luminaries her freshman year, the first year the team existed. “My favorite part of being on Luminaries is the community-based performance,” Cooper said. “We get to go to hospital homes and entertain the elderly with some fun dances. Everyone is super sweet and we’re all friends on the team.” (Photo Courtesy of the Luminaries)

Luminaries Light Up The Community

Kassidy Wilkinson, Reporter March 13, 2023

A yellow ray is caught by the inky black sequins, making them shine in the artificial light. Feet hit the ground in sync, following the practiced rhythm. Hair blows in the wind, escaping from a rubber...

Running toward the goal, captain and senior Antonio DeLaRosa protects the ball away from the opposing team. The team currently has a four win to two lose to two tie record and continues to progress through district play. “I think our work rate separates us from other teams,” Antonio DeLaRosa said. “This is easily one of the hardest working teams I’ve ever been a part of, and not a lot of teams can keep up with our intensity.”

Kicking It Up a Notch

Penny Moreno, Reporter February 27, 2023

Sprinting down the field, he swiftly moves the ball with strategy in order to dodge his opponents. As he nears the goal, he precisely places his foot on the ball as he prepares to shoot for the goal. He...

Senior Kaia Oberg swings the bat as fast as she can. As the ball is soaring through the air,  she sprints to first base. “The adrenaline in the box is unshakable, it’s an outnumbered battle,” Oberg said. “It’s you versus the nine defenders on the field.”

The Fight Returns

Ava Callaway, Reporter February 23, 2023

As softball games begin, the team hopes for a successful season, according to Head Coach, Cami Jenschke. With a couple scrimmages and games already in the books, the team is looking forward to this season...

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....

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