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The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

Smiling for a picture, senior identical twins Ethan and Drew pose with a statue of a parrot mascot. The twins will both attend the University of Arkansas in the fall and major in business. “I didnt really mind going to different colleges, but we had the same [college] choices,” Ethan said. “We both liked Arkansas, and I dont mind him coming with me. If we cant get [a] rooming situation down, were just going to do a quad together. Which Im kind of down for a quad, because there is more room.” Photo courtesy of Drew O’Conner
Both Were Born to Ball
Kacey Miller, Editor-in-Chief • May 21, 2024

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Standing on the drum major’s platform, senior twin sisters Abby and Courtney McDanald pose for a picture. This fall, Abby will attend the University of Texas at Austin to study nursing and Courtney will major in theater education at Stephen F. Austin University. “I was definitely sad about [attending different universities] because weve been so close,” Abby said. “Being that far away from someone for a long time will be hard. We didnt do it on purpose, we just wanted different things in schools. Its definitely sad, but I think itll make seeing her more special.” Photo courtesy of Abby McDanald
Musical Machines
Kacey Miller, Editor-in-Chief • May 21, 2024

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Parking Lot Attendant Alan Gallagher poses next to his sign notifying that students can no longer purchase parking passes. Students without passes will not be able to park in the school parking lot, and if they do, AP’s will be notified. ““[When I catch people skipping] I notify the students AP and from there Im not sure what happens,” Gallagher said. “[I can also stop people for] speeding through the parking lot [since] the speed limit is 10 mph on campus.”
Confining the Chaos
Heidi Williams, Reporter • May 21, 2024

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Following through, senior Kade Davis throws a pitch in the game against Lockhart on March 26. Davis threw the first no hitter in Timberwolf Baseball history that night as the team won 15-0. “I was pumped, our team was pumped, everybody was happy, and we were winning the ball game,” Davis said. ““During the game I tried not to think about it because youre not supposed to think about a no hitter while youre still in the game or you could jinx it. I was just worried about winning the game, I didn’t care so much about the no hitter during the game, I just wanted to win.” Photo by Jim Cowlishaw
No Hitter, No Problem
Alyssa Fox, Reporter • May 21, 2024

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Smiling for the camera, Junior Adhit Eswaramoorthi and his fellow DECA member Justin Khadivi and Aryan Anarkat as they stay in their room during the state competition in Houston. Eswaramoorthi, Anarkat, and Rushil Mehta participated in the event Franchise Business Plans and advanced to the DECA International Competition. “I think being in DECA and talking to different people from different schools allowed me to expand how I view and go about meeting new people, Eswaramoorthi said. Which connects to robotics and the work ethic you have to have.
The Man, the Myth, The Legend
Penny Moreno, Reporter • May 21, 2024

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Senior Andrew Giguere strikes a pose with his car before prom in April. Giguere said he’s proud of his car after saving money for a year. “I really like the way it looks,” Giguere said. “I looked at a lot of cars before buying this one, but the Mustang was my best bet.” Photo Courtesy of Andrew Giguere
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Raegan Ford, Guest Reporter • May 21, 2024

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Taking a picture for her instagram story, Senior Grace Trebilco gets baseball players Luke O’Malley and Christian Gamez to pose in front of the score board after winning a game. Trebilco served as baseball manager all four years of her high school career, doing statistics and other jobs for the team. “At the beginning, I had a very basic understanding of baseball and how baseball works, then all of a sudden people were balking and I was like ‘what is that,’” Trebilco said. “But, I grew up with the seniors on the team, and they helped me a lot. We’re just really happy for each other’s successes, which goes back to their team motto of Mudita, which I’m really happy I got to be a part of and included in as well.” Photo Courtsey of Jim Cowlishaw

When senior Grace Trebilco was asked by her MAPS and Professional Communication teacher, who was also football coach, to join the football team’s film crew during her freshman year, she originally said no. However, she quickly changed her mind at the mention of one incentive: a letter jacket.

This marked the beginning of Trebilco’s journey with the football team. As a freshman on  film crew, Trebilco attended every 5 a.m. practice, afternoon practice, JV game and varsity game for two years. Her participation on the film crew is how the opportunity to be an iReporter for Var Austin came to her.

“Ethne [Barnes], who was on the film crew with me, took the job my sophomore year so I still did film crew for another year,” Trebilco said. “Then, her parents told her she couldn’t do it her senior year, so I got the torched passed to me and that marked the beginning of my VAR journey.”

VAR Austin, formerly known as FLX and FanStand, is a social media platform that reports information about high school sports in the Austin area through student reporters known as ‘iReporters.’ iReporters are responsible for gaining footage for mixtapes and interviewing players after the game to be posted on their Instagram which has over 80k followers. Trebilco served as an iReporter for two years, her junior and senior year, and reported on both football and basketball.

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Interviewing senior kicker Andrew Giguere after a game, senior Grace Trebilco completes her post-game interview which will post to VAR Austin’s Instagram and X accounts. Trebilco served as an iReporter for two years of high school. “My favorite thing was experiencing things with the team,” Trebilco said. “Being on the sidelines, being in the dugout, it’s just a different feeling than being in the student section. It’s been really exciting being there for the ups and downs of their season, and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know the coaches too. It’s just like being an actual part of their community instead of being just a supporter of it. I’ll miss the excitement of it all for sure.” Photo courtesy of Grace Trebilco

“I started filming with a potato, as I called it, at football games but it was actually more like a camcorder from 2006,” Trebilco said. “It looked, sounded and filmed like one—a potato that is. Later my junior year, Gavin Chapa’s father had a big Sony camera on the sidelines and he let me use it for a quarter. Then, he offered to let me keep it for the rest of the season, so I got a cinematic film for the rest of the season.”

However, after the 2022 football season, Trebilco decided it was time for her to get her own camera as basketball season approached. So, Trebilco took advantage of a sale at Precision Camera and bought a camera and eventually her own lens, which led her to discovering a new hobby, photography.

“[Buying my own camera] was a blessing because I had a ‘kid’ camera before, but now I have a ‘big girl’ camera,” Trebilco said. “Because I had my own camera, I started taking hockey pictures and portrait photos, and it really started my whole photography journey.”

With a new hobby discovered, Trebilco turned it into another opportunity for herself as she became the photographer for the NA3HL junior ice hockey team, the Austin Ice Bats. She was able to sit on their bench during games and practices as well as make gameday graphics that are posted on the team’s social platforms.

“It was the best thing ever,” Trebilco said. “The best part about it was just the players themselves. They came from all over the U.S. We had players from Canada, Michigan, you name it. It was really interesting to get to know them, where they come from and why they’re here.”

Along with film crew, iReporting and photography, Trebilco served as a manager for the baseball team all four years of high school.

“After football [season my freshman year], I was like ‘I like baseball’ and I thought I should manage the baseball team,” Trebilco said. “So, I asked Coach Williams, the head baseball coach at the time, if Ethne and I could be a part of the baseball team and he was like ‘yeah cool.’ I missed the initial day of baseball, so Ethne got put with varsity, and I got put with JV all by myself. Just me, a lone ranger.”

Trebilco mainly utilizes a program called “Game Changer” to do the statistics for the baseball team. After doing JV statistics her freshman year, she was moved to varsity and had more responsibilities such as managing the line-up cards and making the schedule. Trebilco earned Academic All-State her sophomore year. Trebilco said although it was a learning curve for her at first, she has found a family with the baseball team.

“At the beginning, I had a very basic understanding of baseball and how baseball works, then all of a sudden people were balking and I was like ‘what is that,’” Trebilco said. “But, I grew up with the seniors on the team, and they helped me a lot. We’re just really happy for each other’s successes, which goes back to their team motto of Mudita, which I’m really happy I got to be a part of and included in as well.”

Trebilco will attend Texas Tech University and study nursing and ASL interpretation. She plans to continue her hobby of photography and hopes to keep up with sports and portrait photography, as it has turned into a passion of hers. Trebilco said she will miss the community that her involvement with Cedar Park athletics has given her.

“My favorite thing was experiencing things with the team,” Trebilco said. “Being on the sidelines, being in the dugout, it’s just a different feeling than being in the student section. So it’s been really exciting being there for the ups and downs of their season, and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know the coaches too. It’s just like being an actual part of their community instead of being just a supporter of it. I’ll miss the excitement of it all for sure.”

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Alyssa Fox
Alyssa Fox, Reporter
Alyssa is a junior and a first year reporter. Along with being a staff member for The Wolfpack, she is a Content Editor for the Tracks Yearbook and a member of the UIL Journalism team. She loves writing about her classmates and peers, as well as exciting things happening around the school. When she’s not doing homework, you can usually find her at one of the sporting events happening at school or watching a hockey game. Her favorite band is 5 Seconds of Summer and she loves Raising Canes chicken tenders. She also enjoys binge-watching early 2000s teen drama shows, superhero movies and taking weekly visits to Barnes and Noble. Alyssa hopes to attend a college up north and study journalism, with aspirations of becoming a sports reporter in either the NFL or the NHL.

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