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We need to start normalizing women playing sports. Today, women still face backlash for their athletic capabilities, which has only been exemplified by social media.

We need to make women feel like they belong on the field

Kendall Wilson, Student Life Editor February 22, 2023

In early December 2022, senior Bella Rasmussen from Laguna Beach High School made a major football achievement. She scored an NIL deal, short for name, image and likeness. This allowed her to market her...

Carolyn Reitz (right) stands with the 2016 womens golf team for Wakefield High Schools yearbook. Reitz is a reason most of these women were able to go to college for golf.

Carolyn Reitz: The untold story of fighting for women’s athletics

Nic Cazin and Sophia Fisher February 13, 2023

Women’s sports are a staple in high schools around the Triangle, from basketball to volleyball. Yet not even 30 years ago, this wasn’t the case. In the mid-1990s, Wakefield’s golf coach Carolyn Reitz...

Devin Jugan concentrates on his match against Murphy High School. His coaches cheered him on, which helped him to victory

Digging into the bond of Wakefield High School’s wrestling team

Tristan Lempka and Maya Schindler February 9, 2023

Wakefield High School’s wrestling team is not quite what you would expect for a sport that is seen as very solitary. From the outside, wrestling is perceived as a very individual sport that consists...

Wakefield Cheer Squad poses for a photo in their flower crowns to show their support for the football team. The theme that night was Hippie Out, and their peace signs along with their cheers helped promote school spirit among their peers.

Wakefield varsity cheer leads the way for a successful sports season

Abby Dykes and Sky Morgan February 8, 2023

High school sports teams are fueled by many factors: their teammates, coaches, competition and their passion for the sport. The support from fans motivates the athletes to do their best. But there is one...

Joey Harrison dives in for his 100 freestyle against Holly Springs, Sanderson and Heritage. He won second place finishing his event in 52 seconds.

Wakefield swim dives into a successful season

Nara Hamburger and Yusha Ahsan February 7, 2023

As winter sports push through the season, athletes and coaches strive to accomplish their personal and team goals. While swimming may be a team sport, it is also heavily focused on self-improvement. Wakefield...

Ava Lytle from the Wakefield Womens Varsity Wrestling Teams wraps her arms around her opponent preparing for round two of her match against Fike High School. Lytle won the match and won first place overall for her weight class at the Jan. 7 wrestling tournament.

Wakefield’s women wrestlers enter the game strong

Danielle Kirschner and Camryn Ledwith February 6, 2023

Wakefield High School wrestlers are strong, invincible, powerful, and competitive athletes who will never quit until they prove that they are all about ‘the W.’ Historically, Wakefield’s wrestling...

Lyla Bagwell, freshman makes a pass in a game against the Wake Forest Cougars. The final score was 50-32.

‘A force to be reckoned with:’ Wakefield women’s basketball defies the odds

Emily Dudash and Jordan McIntyre February 3, 2023

The ladies of Wakefield’s girls’ varsity basketball team are preparing to end a productive season on the court; they currently stand fourth in their conference and are projected to end the season...

The boys basketball team works together to defebd their home court. The final score of the game on January 10, was 75-68, with Wakefield taking the win.

‘The best has yet to come:’ Wakefield varsity basketball stands 5-2

Katie Spampinato and Angie Lee February 1, 2023

After a rocky start to the season for Wakefield’s men's varsity basketball team, the team persevered to finish the season strong, ultimately finishing the 2022-2023 season with more wins than losses....

Four WHS committed athletes sit at the table on winter signing day. They are incredibly excited for what their futures hold.

For Wakefield’s committed athletes, college is only the beginning

Gaby Sciaudone and Seth Steiner January 31, 2023

This winter, four hard-working athletes from Wakefield High School committed to compete in their sport at various colleges and universities. On their winter signing day, they all signed their National...

Wakefields swimmers prepare to dive into the pool at the first meet of the season. The Triangle Aquatics Centers pool provides an uplifting and encouraging environment for all four teams in attendance.

Wakefield swimmers start off the season strong

Gaby Sciaudone, Sports Editor November 16, 2022

Wakefield’s swim team held their first meet of the season on Tuesday, November 15 at the Triangle Aquatics Center. Wakefield went up against Leesville, Middle Creek and Sanderson High School. Though...

The Dance Team posed for a photo before the varsity football game against Leesville Road high school. They were on the sidelines the whole game cheering on the team as they played.

Dance team to raise funds for National Competition

Sky Morgan and Katie Spampinato October 18, 2022

From competitions, to costumes, to travel costs, the expenses of dance team pile up quickly. Wakefield’s dance team faces the struggle of not receiving funding from the school. The dance team can attest...

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