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The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

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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
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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
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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
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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.
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Cross Country Starts their Season With Smaller Team
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Mai Cachila
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.”

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, the colors of other school jerseys swarm around them, engulfing them in a sea of determined runners. They are all going to the same place, it is just a matter of who they can pass in the process.

The team’s next meet is the McNeil Cross Country Invitational on Saturday where they will run the Old Settler’s Park course. To start their season, the cross country team has had two pre-season meets, one at Temple and another at Vista Ridge. They also hosted the Cedar Park invitationals on Sept. 9. The invitational acts like a kick-off for district meets as they will be attending more in the upcoming weeks. The Temple invitational meet was on Aug 18.

“We have a lot less meets this year so we’re focusing more on training and making sure we’re ready for the meets we’re racing in,” senior Sanil Desai said. “I’ve never raced at Temple before so a lot of it was getting used to the course and getting used to racing again.”

Returning to school after the summer, Desai started his last cross country season on the varsity team this year with a new coach. In the past three years, the team has had three different coaches. Runners met the new coach at the end of summer before school started.

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“It’s tough because coaches have different training regiments so every year you’re changing your training,” Desai said. “It was harder to adjust when we were younger during sophomore and junior year, but as a senior, it’s easier because [we have] done it more.”

During the last month of summer, the team went on runs and practiced together. Senior Isabel Conde De Frankenberg spent the majority of her summer running for the Argentina national team and did not have an opportunity to run with her team before the start of school.

“I came back from Argentina on the first day of school so my first practice was the first day of school,” Conde De Frankenberg said. “My team was working hard the whole summer and the new coach came in July, so they’ve been training for a long time. I think the whole team is excited for this season.”

While her team was starting their meets earlier this season, Isabel spent her time training and preparing for a longer season that ends with Nationals in December. Because she is in the top five runners in the state, Conde De Frankenberg’s season ends after the rest of her team’s does, so she started her season two meets later than them. Her first meet of the season was at the Cedar Park Invitational meet, where she placed first.

“I had done the Cedar Park course every year, so I felt a little bit of pressure because I had won it every year and needed to keep the streak,” Conde De Frankenberg said. “I really like the course because there’s no sidewalk or track, just gravel, grass, and dirt. It’s a place I have trained every day for five years, and it just feels like home. It was an honor to be able to win.”

The team is currently training for the upcoming district meets and while they still have many more meets to come, championship season is approaching. The team lost a lot of their runners and is much smaller now, but new athletes are coming to fill their spots.

“In seventh grade, running was easier for me because I didn’t have a lot of expectations or pressures,” freshman Lyla Gamez said. “Now I have expectations for myself [and] it’s super easy to mentally be really hard on myself. I’m excited for this upcoming season, but as we close in on championship season, I’m nervous. After the first races I know what to expect.”

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Mai Cachila
Mai Cachila, Reporter
Mai is a senior and a first year reporter. In addition to being a member of The Wolfpack, she is also a part of the Tracks Yearbook staff. In her free time she likes to read and take photos. She enjoys writing about people’s interests and meeting new people. She is unsure where she will attend college, but wants to study Criminal Justice. She loves hanging out with friends and trying new things.

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