The Wolfpack

Preparing a power serve, Clifton serves during the second set. The team won this match against Leander, which was their second game into districts. My mindset when Im in a match is to be focused, but still have fun, Clifton said. its important to be loud and cheer, but also stay concentrated. find a good balance of having fun and enjoying the game, but also know when to get serious and get it together.

Spikeball Brawl

Isaiah Prophet, Reporter October 14, 2021

‘I got it!’ screams the outside hitter, sliding into action, using all her might to send the ball rocketing upwards. The ball arcs high in the air and then begins its fall while the opposite hitter...

Fighting for dominance on the mat, sophomore Kylee Foulds competes in one of many wrestling tournaments in 2021. This year’s wrestling season will start in early November with the first tournament over Thanksgiving break. “I’m really excited for this season,“ Foulds said. “I’m expecting this season to be more challenging physically because of how short last season was because of COVID-19. It’s going to be tough to have to make weight for several months, and having several matches a week, but I’m glad that we have a full season this year.”

Wrestling with Gender Norms

Isa Morgan, Reporter October 13, 2021

Pacing on the side of the mat with music blasting through her headphones, pulling up the straps to her singlet, clicking on her headgear and anticipating her next match, junior Erika Peterson goes through...

Serving a power shot in the second match, senior Ganesh Sadasivan plays at the home game against Rouse. Sadasivan began playing tennis in the sixth grade  and has played competitively ever since. I go into each match looking to win, Sadasivan said. I come with the mindset that Im ready to play, and Im ready to play to my fullest.

Power Shot to the Top

Isaiah Prophet, Reporter October 4, 2021

Serena Williams didn’t win Wimbledon seven times sitting down, and Novak Djokovic isn’t ranked number one in men's tennis for nothing. Similarly, the tennis team won’t be taking this season laying...

Pushing for the finish, senior and Varsity member Gareth Hopwood finishes his race at the XC Country Meet. Hopwood finished fourth with a time of 16:03, and was one of the members who ran on 9/11. It was a cool experience to run on 9/11 with the significance of that day. Hopwood said. It didnt feel too different from other races but the singing of the national anthem and the red, white, and blue course flags made an impact on me.

Running Red, White and Blue

Aahana Mulchandani, Reporter September 27, 2021

The usually silent morning air was filled with cheers as the XC runners pushed for the last stretch of their runs during the 22nd Annual Cross Country Meet, placing Top 5 out of the ranked 10.  Starting...

Running with a ball clutched in his arm, Kason Fuller, a member of the nonprofit organization Cheyanna’s Champions 4 Children (CC4C), participates in the varsity football teams after school practice. Fuller, who was diagnosed with PANDAS when he was five, is an outdoor enthusiast with a newfound interest for football. Me and my dad usually practice football outside,” Fuller said. “We usually catch the ball, but sometimes we act out players.

Never Give Up

Ally JohnPress, Editor-in-Chief September 17, 2021

Standing at just 4 foot tall, first grader Kason Fuller only reaches most of the team’s jersey numbers, but the 7-year-old’s enthusiasm dominates the Timberwolf practice field. Fuller was diagnosed...

After running the 3200m event with a time of 10:26.49 at the track State Competition on May 7, freshman Isabel Conde De Frankenberg shows off her first medal of the day. Conde De Frankenberg also earned silver for her time of 2:09.21 in the 800m event. “It felt amazing to earn a gold medal at state,” Conde de Frankenberg said. “It was very exciting to know that my training over the season paid off. This state competition was very memorable to me because it was my first [state] competition, so it was just really exciting being able to go out there as a freshman and accomplishing what I did.”

One Track Mind

Estefani Rios, Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2021

On May 7 & 8 the girls and boys track and field teams competed at the State meet at UT Austin, with three reaching the podium, including one gold medal for the 3200m run by freshman Isabel Conde De...

Junior Sabrina Blount attempts to take the ball from the Dripping Springs team. Despite their loss in the game, Blount thinks the team performed well this year. “What inspired us to get this far was the constant practice and encouragement that came from Coach Pollard and the support from each team member,” Blount said.

Playoffs End For Girls’ and Boys’ Varsity Soccer

Jaden Kolenbrander, Reporter May 6, 2021

During the Class 5A Region IV championship match on April 9, the girls varsity soccer team lost to Dripping Springs 2-0 in a game that would have ensured their advancement to the State semifinals.  The...

Next to the NCA trophy, the varsity cheer squad shows off their medals and NCA jackets. The team competed in the Game Day category against teams all over the country, ultimately placing first. 
We felt so rewarded and happy that we finally had our reward for winning, senior captain Sofia Attaguile said.

Go Big or Go Home

Rachana Kommineni, Reporter April 21, 2021

After months of preparation and perfecting their routine, the varsity cheer team was named Game Day Varsity NCA National Champions in March. They were also awarded the technical excellence award and best...

Sophomore Kamryn Kramer skillfully keeps the ball away from her opponent. [The hardest part of] lacrosse is defense,” Kramer said. “Also having the endurance to run back and forth on midfield especially if you are playing a hard team.”

The Fastest Game on Two Feet

Kaiya Wilkinson, Reporter April 12, 2021

With spring finally here, the fastest game on two feet is now in session. The girls’ lacrosse team has been working hard to make sure they have a winning season of these players is sophomore Kamryn Kramer. “My...

Facing forward, senior Isaac Luttrell swims the 100 breaststroke at the state swim meet. Luttrell finished 12th with a time of 59.68. I was pretty excited to finish off my senior year with state, Luttrell said. It was a lot of fun and an amazing way to end my senior swimming.

Swimming Towards State

Kaiya Wilkinson, Reporter March 25, 2021

Every morning, swimmers wake up early, go to a pool, and focus on black line underwater for two hours straight. However, it is this constant practice that helps them to achieve accomplishments even as...

Smiling together, the Lady Timberwolves hold the 5A Girls Basketball State Champion trophy on March 10. After a neck and neck game, the team won 46-39 against Frisco Liberty. To win this state title is truly a blessing, sophomore captain and point guard, Gisella Maul, said. We worked so hard to get to this moment, we faced so many adversities and listened to to many people doubt us, but in the end were the state champs.

Lady Timberwolves Win Program’s First State Title

Estefani Rios, Editor-in-Chief March 15, 2021

Walking into the Alamodome on March 10, the girls basketball team was greeted by a swarm of cameras on the court ready to capture the moment the 5A State Champion was named. Though not as many people as...

Stepping out into the mat, sophomore Erika Peterson prepares for her wrestling match for the district tournament last year. Peterson was hoping to pass district and then go to regionals, however because of the pandemic the 2019-2020 season was cut short. I was pretty excited to go to regionals, Peterson said. I was glad that COVID hadnt knocked down my motivation to practice hard and succeed.

Ready to Rumble?

Rachana Kommineni, Reporter March 11, 2021

Close contact. Throwing and takedowns. Grappling holds. These actions are all characteristic of wrestling as a sport. Amid a global pandemic that encourages social distancing, it might seem nearly impossible...

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