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Back on Track

Athletes on track team stretch before an intense workout.
Adeola Owokoniran, News Editor December 20, 2017

Track is on it’s way to a bright future with a new coach and successful senior class. Track and field has long been a successful sport here at Wakefield, doling out athletes that have gone university...

Garrett Stevens embodies “Mr. Wakefield”

Coach Stevens monitors players on the court.
Joseph Ortiz, Website Editor December 15, 2017

Stevens is the head coach of the Varsity Men’s basketball program, as well as a CTE teacher.  Stevens also attended Wakefield High School and played on the basketball team from 2001-2005.  He could...

Wakefield’s women’s basketball triumphs with new changes

Coach Williams goes over shooting drills with the Lady Wolverines.
Yasmin Rosa, Staff Writer December 1, 2017

With the first five wins of the season down, the varsity women’s basketball team is off to a strong start. The Wakefield team has been hard at work for months before the season even started. They...

Varsity men’s basketball begins with a bang

Seniors, Joesph Ortiz and Styles McClain on the prowl for a rebound.
Kiara Mallory, Sports Editor November 30, 2017

The Wakefield varsity men’s basketball team began their season winning multiple games in their first scrimmage. With hard work and dedication they brought home three wins. The athletes hope to continue...

Senior night: a chapter ends, another opens

Harry Wathington and Omar Abouseido rush toward ball down the field.
Anthony Howard, Social Media Editor November 14, 2017

A substantial amount of angst encompasses the Wolverine stadium, steadily grasping the attention of restless parents, which transpires into a spirited night within the frigid bleachers. As tension further...

Juniors beat seniors for the second time in Wakefield powder puff history

Juniors and Seniors stand head to head to fight for the powderpuff win.
Yasmin Rosa, Staff Writer November 9, 2017

For the second consecutive year, the Wakefield juniors take the title of champions and beat the seniors in the annual powder puff game.  Although the seniors had won the powderpuff game the previous...

Volleyball season gets set

Senior, Erin McEneny sends an aggressive free ball over the net.
Jake Whitehead, Staff Writer October 19, 2017

Wakefield High School’s varsity volleyball team started off the season with a bang. As a captain and starter, Erin McEneny has the huge job of keeping her team together and keeping them motivated throughout...

Wakefield welcomes new head football coach

Wakefield welcomes new head football coach
Kiara Mallory, Sports Editor October 12, 2017

As students bring out their wacky Friday night outfits and prepare to show some school spirit, they look to the football team and the new head football coach, Brandon Kelley. Though the varsity team has...

Women’s soccer finishes the season strong

Hailey Stone pursues the ball against Harnett Central High.
Brendan Fusik, Sports Editor May 19, 2017

The Wakefield Women’s Soccer had a year to remember. The girls won the CAP 8 conference without a single loss and were ranked by MaxPreps to be the number one girl's soccer team in the nation. The three...

ESPN layoffs raise questions about the state of traditional media

Michael Magnuson, Staff Writer May 10, 2017

On April 26, approximately 100 employees were laid off from ESPN. The most valuable sports network in the world terminated the employment of some of its top on-air talent. However, quality of work was...

Is doping doing more harm than good in sports?

Emma Taurence, Staff Writer April 5, 2017
In the world of professional sports, one of the most known scandals revolves around doping, or using performance-enhancing drugs to get an advantage over other competitors. With the pressure to perform at the highest-level possible amounting with every year and the increasing ease of obtaining these types of drugs, the temptation to start using these drugs is worse than ever.

Lacrosse seniors push for conference championship

Women's Lacrosse Team shows team spirit during a huddle.
Michael Magnuson, Staff Writer March 27, 2017
“We went to the final four last year and we lost to Cardinal Gibbons. I don’t know if we will make it to the final four this year,” McLaurin said. “I hope we do, and I think we definitely have a chance to win a conference championship. We have a lot of good freshman that just came in to replace all of our seniors from last year.”
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