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

Ariana Grande released “eternal sunshine” on Mar. 8 along with a music video for her track “we can’t be friends.” With smooth instrumentals, melodic vocals and complex lyrics, I give this album a 9/10 stars.
A “Supernatural” Album
Julia Seiden, Reporter • April 12, 2024

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Catching a ball, junior Alivia Robinson plays at the Cedar Park vs Glenn game. Having played since she was 5 years old, she is dedicated to softball and has committed to UTPB for softball. “When I got my offer it took me a very long time to decide where,” Robinson said. “Softball has always been my dream for college, and UTPB is my fit. When [I committed] I knew I was going to be loved and supported.”
Swinging For Success
Julia Seiden, Reporter • April 12, 2024

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Junior Abby Williams on the set of The One Act Play That Goes Wrong posing next to senior Noa Avigdor, juniors Evan Schmitt and Seth Loudenslager, and sophomore Ben Akers. “I still think that ‘The One Act Play That Goes Wrong’ has to be my favorite,” Williams said. “Its the show where I discovered my love for comedy and comedic acting, and where I found out that I have really good comedic timing, if I do say so myself. I got a round of applause in the middle of the show for a moment that I am very proud of.”
A Seasons Sensation
Mia Morneault, Reporter • April 11, 2024

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Posing with their “Featured Yearbook” banner, signifying that the 2022-2023 yearbook is used as an example for other yearbook classes, the yearbook team smiles at the camera. Yearbooks have been on sale for $80 all school year, with 90 left in stock. “Im really happy with this book,” content editor and senior James Sanderson said. “I think other people are going to be happy with it; all our pages look really cute. Issues are a thing, but we have them every single year and we dont let them get in the way. We work on a very, very tight schedule and theres no pushing deadlines back. It’s a lot of fun, though. It is such an amazing staff and a very engaging team. Its very fulfilling work.” Photo courtesy of Paige Hert
The Staff Behind the Spreads
Kacey Miller, Editor-in-Chief • April 10, 2024

He rings the classroom doorbell...

Standing for a group photo, Rho Kappa volunteers group together to run the Women’s History Month gallery walk in the library. “The members’ involvement was really nice to see,” Rho Kappa Vice President James Sanderson said. “I liked seeing our Rho Kappa members actively participate in community events, especially with something as important as women’s history. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Fortenberry
Walking Through Time
Jane Yermakov, Reporter • April 9, 2024

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Caroline Howard, Reporter • April 9, 2024

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Junior Looks Forward to Soccer Future
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Caroline Howard
Setting up for her kick, junior and varsity forward, Meredith Koltz, swings her leg for the goal she is about to score. The varsity team is currently 7-2-1 and plays Buda Hays tonight on the home field at 7:15 p.m. “I think this team is full of amazing individuals who all have the same goal of wanting to compete with the best and play our best soccer,” Koltz said. “I have high expectations for this team and I know with our chemistry and worth ethic we can get just about anything accomplished.” Photo by Caroline Howard

Steam from the players rises up into the dark sky as the game continues. The ball gets thrown into the air, heading straight towards the huddle of players. One distinct player runs straight through, stealing the ball away from the crowd heading straight to the goal. At this point, it’s a one v. one to determine the game winner.

Since she was three years old, junior Meredith Koltz has played her favorite sport, soccer. Since freshman year, Koltz has been on the Varsity team and her only con would be the six a.m. morning practice.

“At first it was hard; the level of soccer was not my issue though,” Koltz said. “I found myself mainly struggling socially during my freshman year. I feel that now I have truly found a family of people and a great team to be with.”

Koltz is a forward striker, whose main objective is to create space and is responsible for scoring goals.

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“My favorite [position] to play is forward/winger,” Koltz said. “That’s mainly because I love the freedom to run and be creative up top.”

As well as for the school soccer team, Koltz plays for the Sting Austin ECNL Club. The league plays on the national level and in order to be a part of the team, players have to try out. The league offers high-level training and hosts games and tournaments for players to be scouted at.

“I train everyday, whether it is high school or club soccer; I make sure I grow as an athlete every day,” Kotlz said. “Playing for my team motivates me the best. I work for them, I go the extra mile for them. Any and every sacrifice is for the team I represent and work for.”

The girls varsity soccer team is currently 7-2-1 with six district games left in the season. The next home game is tonight at 7:15 p.m.

“I think this team is full of amazing individuals who all have the same goal of wanting to compete with the best and play our best soccer,” Koltz said. “I have high expectations for this team and I know with our chemistry and worth ethic we can get just about anything accomplished.”

After high school, Koltz plans on attending college and hopes to play soccer for whichever schools she attends.

“I am currently working very hard on getting seen by college coaches and going through the recruiting process diligently,” Koltz said. “I want to play for a school that I can have an impact on and that will set me up for success both on and off the field.”

Koltz has had her fair share of awards as well. Last year, Koltz won the 5A District Most Valuable Player, THSCA Super Elite Team, Academic All-District Award, Texas Girls 5A All-State Team, Cedar Park High School Most Valuable Player and the Top Goal Scorer in our District (5A Region 4). 

“[The awards] make me proud,” Koltz said. “It is not easy proving yourself day-in and day-out, but if it makes the team better, I believe it is worth it.”

Whether it’s bruises, breaks or tears, Koltz has been through lots of injuries. However, she said setbacks do not bring her down.

“The biggest effect [injuries] have had on me would be the state of rest [they put me in]—I do not like sitting out or resting so if I am hurt sometimes my lack of rest further induces my injury,” Koltz said. “Through communicating with my coaches and physical therapist, I have found my recoveries take place faster and prevent more injuries.”

Koltz said that the best part about being on the soccer team is that she is never alone. The whole program represents the same beliefs as her and always strives for the best of her playing ability.

“My favorite memory would have to be any and every goal scored by our program,” Koltz said. “Whether I am scoring or someone else, the energy is amazing. We are hugging, screaming, jumping and cheering for one another with such passion. It allows me to escape any mistake previously made and truly embrace the passion we all have for the game.”

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About the Contributors
Heidi Williams, Reporter
Heidi is a junior and a second year reporter. Along with newspaper, Heidi races her Ninja 400 with CMRA and plans to do so all throughout high school. Her free time is always dedicated to anything motorcycle related. She tends to write mostly about sports and hopes to be either a Sports Reporter or racer in the future. Heidi enjoys doing the most exciting things and lives for going on long rides with her boyfriend and family on the weekends.
Caroline Howard, Reporter
Caroline is a senior and a first year reporter. In addition to being a staff member for the Wolfpack, she is involved in many clubs around CPHS, with her main focus being Timberwolves for the Environment and Spanish Honor Society in which she holds officer positions. She enjoys learning and writing all about people's different perspectives. She hopes to attend the University of Washington next fall to major in Nursing. Some fun facts about Caroline include: her goldendoodle named Luna, her Dr. Pepper addiction, and her love for all music, her favorites being Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar. 

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    JidiFeb 28, 2024 at 5:29 pm

    First Class…making of a champion and still modest!