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Wakefield’s dance team: the change is real

The dance team won't be held back!
Allie Chiu, Arts & Entertainment Editor January 8, 2021

The dance team at Wakefield High School is having many difficulties due to COVID-19, but with the support of Shannon Proctor and Lauren Writtenberry, they are trying to make this year just as great by...

Wakefield athletes relish in a new normal

After months of waiting, the first sporting events of the season are here.
Darian Daniels, Staff Writer January 7, 2021

After many months that have dragged out to what feels like forever, sports at Wakefield have finally returned. Swim and volleyball are currently playing, and from a distance, everything seems back to normal....

Wolverine athletics go back to practice

Cross country runners stretch out before another socially distanced practice.
Chris Ottaviano, Sports Editor December 9, 2020

As COVID-19 restrictions begin to ease, and day by day the world returns to normalcy, one previously-canceled activity has returned. All levels of sports, from high school to professional, have made a...

Coronavirus and college recruitment, how student athletes connect with recruiters

Darian Daniels, Staff Writer November 4, 2020

Entering high school, trying out for the team, making the team, performing well, practicing every day, receiving offers, and touring campuses to be interviewed by your dream school. This is the dream for...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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’...

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...

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