The Howler

Former WHS Athletes Give Wisdom to Quarantined Players

Schools attended by the featured college athletes.

Jasanee Killins, Staff Writer

May 21, 2020

In the wake of the Coronavirus outbreak, one of its common setbacks has been the recent loss of numerous sports conferences and events. This unprecedented global lockdown has cost many student-athletes, especially seniors, the chance to prove themselves in the sports they’re deeply dedicated to. However, f...

Wrestling team finishes with a 14-7 dual team season

Wakefield's wrestling team shows that it's all about the W.

Allie Chiu, Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Wakefield’s wrestling season came to an end this year with a 14-7 dual team performance.  The team was led by Coach Russell Williams in his fifth year as head coach. Williams reflects on the team’s success this year acknowledging the growth from 2017’s struggle to win matches at the conferenc...

The Wolverines return to the basketball state playoffs

Vernon Fraley jumps to launch the ball above his opponents.

Abigail Mosher, Co-Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

Wakefield’s domination of last year’s basketball Northern Athletic 4A Conference left adversaries stupefied by the sheer agility of our varsity athletes. The Wolverines lost most of the team’s strongest players, two of which are state-level competitors, after the graduation of 2019 and they have...

Fall sports banquet closes another standout season

Cross Country athletes enjoy their time at the fall sports banquet.

Felix Tuenker, Staff Writer

December 18, 2019

Another great fall sports season ended with the fall sports banquet on Nov. 14.  Our Wolverine student-athletes had an outstanding season across every sport, winning seven athletic awards for both individual and team sports.  This is the first season Joe Turchetti has ever coached cross country. ...

Five females commit to colleges at Wakefield’s signing event

Wakefield's signees smile for a picture after signing with their future universities.

Nina Cherry, Sports Editor

December 10, 2019

Playing a sport at the next level is a dream that doesn’t come too often for most high school athletes. Seniors Lotte Fox, Camille Jernigan, Makaela Stokes, Corbin Reifschneider and Sara Wilson have all reached that goal and on Nov. 14 signed a document that would change their respective futures.  ...

Powderpuff hypes school during homecoming week

The seniors huddle and get hype for the game.

Felix Tuenker, Staff writer

November 6, 2019

Homecoming week was a highlight of this fall and before the Wolverines took over the stadium.  On Wednesday before the big game, powderpuff juniors battled the seniors in one of the most anticipated football games of the season. Players and coaches from both teams were ready to show out on game day a...

Football updates: new coach prepares Wolverines for greatness

The varsity football team practices their plays for their weekly games.

Morgan Johnson, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

James Ward is the new Head Coach on the football team this season. Ward came to Wakefield High School with 20 years of coaching experience behind him. Ward is known so far on the team for being a ‘player-coach’ and being very personable and understanding to help build a bond with his players.  So f...

The men’s soccer team kicks it with some tough competitors

Jason Schunk passes the ball to a teammate.

Abigail Mosher, Co-Editor-in-Chief

October 30, 2019

Dribble, pass, shoot, score! This season the men’s soccer team fought resiliently against some intense opponents, such as Wake Forest and Heritage, finishing third out of six in their conference.  “Last season was a lot better,” Jason Schunk, senior returning starter and co-team captain, said. “W...

Trackstar Makenna Castor receives Student Athlete of the Week

Makenna Castor runs with her teammates.

Nina Cherry, Sports Editor

October 14, 2019

“Makenna brings leadership, has enthusiasm for the sport and is able to lead the team when I am not there.”~Turchetti

Heart over height

Elijah Shabazz

June 3, 2019

"I have to play with a chip on my shoulder because of my height". -Ja'Ques Shields

Varsity men’s lacrosse team sweeps the conference

Junior, Andrew Robbins defends Wakefield and scoops up the ball.

Angelina Ramirez, News Editor

May 29, 2019

Two seasons in a row, the varsity men’s lacrosse team has taken top of the conference. Better yet, they won each game consecutively, resulting in back-to-back years of being undefeated in the conference. The varsity coaches trained the team very well to prepare for the season that was ahead of them. P...

I’d rather watch a highlight tape instead of a highlight tutorial

Jasmine Wilson-Johnson

Jasmine Wilson-Johnson, Staff Writer

May 28, 2019

"Not every little girl’s dream is to be a ballerina or singer, some dream to interview sweaty athletes after a star-studded game."