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The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School

The Wolfpack

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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.”
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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.”
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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
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Kacey Miller, Editor-in-Chief • April 10, 2024

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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
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Varsity Boys Soccer Enters Second Round of District Play
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Kicking the ball down the field, junior Jake Briseno punts to his teammates during their district match on Feb. 9 against Leander. The team battles through the second round to secure a spot in the postseason. “The little things we do definitely contribute to the chemistry we have with each other,” Briseno said. “This year it has been continuing and I think we can go far with how close we are.” Photo by Mai Cachila

He looks at the clock and sees that there are only thirty more seconds and that the scoreboard is tied— they need one goal to win. He passes the ball to his teammate as he runs down the field to the opponent’s goal keeper. As he once again receives the ball, he waits for the perfect timing to shoot. He shoots… and scores. The crowd cheers in celebration as he runs down the field with all his teammates joining him in celebration.

The varsity boys soccer team is in the second round of district play, fighting for a spot in the postseason. With a brand-new team from last season, the team is working to make adjustments and get into a rhythm. The team faced Liberty Hill on Feb. 19 to start the second round and ended with a tied 2-2 score.

“We had a rough start to the season,” senior Captain Jonah Ferrante said.  “A large part was that we played some of the best competition in Texas so now that we’re playing teams similar to our level in play we need to use what we learned from those hard games and make sure we can win all of the games we can win. As a team I just want to go as far as we can in playoffs and try to be the best team we can be. As a player, I want to be the best I can as a leader on the team and hopefully the underclassmen will see that and try to be leaders when they are seniors.”

The team is not only adapting to a new lineup of players but also a new head coach. Head boys soccer Coach Kevin Fleming moved from Cedar Park Middle School to the high school  and became the new boys soccer head coach. The new coaching style has also been an aspect the team has had to adjust to and worked to adapt to.

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“Adapting to the new coaching style has been difficult,” senior Captain Carlo Martinez said. “Everyone has had to get used to it and it has taken us a second for us to do that but I think we’re starting to get comfortable with it and it’s showing up in our games. We also have a completely new team as well. Our team revolved around a lot of seniors last year so them leaving and our new coach [coming in] created a lot of change we needed to adapt to. In the beginning we didn’t have the strongest chemistry but we are definitely building on that now and we are all close with each other.”

With a new team, the team has had to build connections with one another on and off the field. A typical practice has the team starting out with stretches, dynamic warmups and next possession drills or technical skills which focus on both individual skills and teamwork. The teammates also scrimmage each other in order to recreate a game-like experience.

“We have improved our team chemistry a lot on the field and our team mindset,” Martinez said. “We struggled in pre-season but we’ve worked to overcome that block and we saw some success in the beginning of district. We work a lot on our mentality during practice so we try to stay focused and play every practice like a game.”

The team has dinners every Thursday in which they either go to a restaurant or to a player’s house and work on bonding together. In practices they also participate in team bonding drills to build connections.

“We are all so close,” junior Jake Briseno said. “It’s just fun and it’s a good break from club soccer and I really enjoy playing with them. The little things we do definitely contribute to the chemistry we have with each other. In past years, the team was split into multiple groups and this past year we did really well with team chemistry. This year it has been continuing to improve and I think we can go far with how close we are.”

As their connections develop and the season continues the team has been working through all of these new aspects and will battle for success at the end of district play. The team now focuses  on the type of mentality they have and how they can use that mindset in games.

“Coach Fleming is very compassionate and really cares about the team,” Martinez said. “He cares about how we each feel as individuals and I think we have a great shot of making it to playoffs with him. When we have played our best we have shown that we can easily be a top competitor in our district. Our mentality needs to continue to be staying focused and going into every game with the most intensity and passion.”

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About the Contributors
Penny Moreno, Reporter
Penny is a senior and a third year reporter. In addition to being a staff member of The Wolfpack, she is also a part of the T-Wolf volleyball team and has been since her freshman year. In her free time, she likes to read and hangout with her friends. She enjoys learning more about writing and meeting new people. She hopes to go to the University of Houston to study political science. She loves playing with her cat, sleeping, and eating snacks.
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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