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

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

An opposing defender readies to...

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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Jeff Lowe Senior Columns

     On Election Day 2004, my 14 year life in the great state of Connecticut came to an end when I packed up and moved all the way down to Texas. At that moment in my life, I had two ideas of what I wanted to do when I grew up: Architecture or Golf. My top, and only, college choice was the Ohio State University. I wanted to be a Buckeye, no questions asked, and in my eyes the Ohio State University was the ONLY choice for me.

     Fast forward to the glorious year of 2009. I will be attending school for Broadcast Journalism next year at Pennsylvania State University. It still amazes how much my aspirations have changed since moving to this state. When I arrived the first thing that stood out to me was the intense following for high school sports.  The school I would have gone to in Connecticut, Farmington High School, had a football field that held around 1,000 people tops in the stands. So needless to say, when I first saw the Timberwolves take the field against the Harker Heights Knights at the 13,000 seat Bible Stadium, I was shocked. From that point on, high school sports became a very large part of my life. I attended every game I could, and bragged to all my friends back up north how much better high school sports were in Texas. People who have never left Texas don’t quite understand how strange it is to other parts of the country to have high school sports covered so greatly and followed by such large masses.

     The big moment of my life came in 2007 when I signed up, and was accepted to be on the Wolfcast staff. Ever since hearing about the class in 2006, I had wanted to report on the various high school sporting events and shape CPHS sports into ways no one could have ever imagined. The day I put my first video on The Wolfcast (a preview video for the 2007 football season), my life started to gradually change. Brad Foster took me in and allowed me to grow within the program and learn how to be the best I could be in the field of sports journalism. In my eyes, he did a pretty good job. By the end of my “rookie” year in broadcast, I felt comfortable and confident with my presence on The Wolfcast.

     Slowly but surely, the amount of “epic” videos and sports casts I made started to pile up, and by the time I reached the beginning of this year I felt like I had started to build my own legacy. This year was an absolute thrill for me, from my intense filming projects to speaking at the Leander pep rally; many of the goals I had when I entered the broadcast class had been achieved. I reached a new level on the sports report too; I made brand new slick graphics to give the show a consistent feel and sharp look. My speaking at the news desk also grew to a new level. I took up a more lively and likeable demeanor, and despite a few stutters and mispronunciations of Carder LaBrake and Demarcus Rosenthal’s names, my script reading became very fluent. As the year comes to a very bittersweet end, I leave the program satisfied with the work I have done and with no regrets.

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    My goal was to change the journalism sports programs and, thanks to the breathtaking happenings of high school sports, I was able to do that. I feel this way because of my various projects, football season had a much larger meaning, the SROZone became a factor, playing basketball at CPHS was not something opponents looked forward too and the Evil Empire rocked the state of Texas during the 2008 baseball season and became the most notorious yet famous student section in the state and put the careers of the athletes at our school into a whole new thrilling perspective. 

     Even if I am leaving for Happy Valley, Pennsylvania next year, Cedar Park sports will always have a lasting effect on my life. For the rest of my life, the success I have in journalism can be directly linked to “the Pride of Cedar Park High.” The sporting events that happened at this school, from the Jamie Knight Catch, to the 2008 baseball team’s run in the playoffs, to the wild 2007-2008 basketball and to the over the top spirit throughout football season, will always have a place close to my heart. I will be a Timberwolf for the rest of my life.

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