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Senior night: a chapter ends, another opens

Senior night: a chapter ends, another opens

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 increases upon the arrival of any game, for Wakefield’s Varsity Men’s Soccer team, Senior Nig...

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

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

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 year, the juniors took the lead and then took the win. The game started off with the seniors havi...

Volleyball season gets set

Volleyball season gets set

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 the game. Currently, Wakefield has a record of nine and one in conference and is ranked six...

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 maintained a losing streak thus far, it is encouraged that students and fans take a deeper look into...

Women’s soccer finishes the season strong

Women’s soccer finishes the season strong

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 seniors, Meghan O’Ferral, Halee Enderle, and Christina McCartney, led the rest of their team through...

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 not one of the factors that was considered when the decisions concerning the layoffs were made. This inc...

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

Lacrosse seniors push for conference championship

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.”

Lacrosse looks to turn a great start into a championship

Lacrosse looks to turn a great start into a championship

Joseph Ortiz, Website Editor

March 24, 2017

Most sports teams have one goal in mind, and that’s going to states and winning a championship. Head Coach Derin Vacca and the lacrosse team are no different. The team wants to take it all home this year, and they definitely have the opportunity to win with this fantastic 4-1 start to the season.

Women’s soccer team looking for a shot at a title

Women’s soccer team looking for a shot at a title

Brendan Fusik, Sports Editor

March 7, 2017

On February 27, the Wakefield Women’s soccer team began another season, which happens to be their last in the Cap 8 conference. The Wolverines went 13-7-1 last year, but they were knocked out in the early stages of playoffs. There are a few key players who will not be returning this year, including...

Wakefield cheerleaders place second in Wake County Cheerleading Competition

Wakefield cheerleaders place second in Wake County Cheerleading Competition

Emma Taurence, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017

Cheerleading does not just involve waving pom poms around in the air while cheering on the sidelines at football and basketball games; it also involves dedication, hard work, time, and talent. The Wakefield High School varsity cheerleading team recently showed that they had all of that, including other challenging skills such as tumbling and jumps when they placed second at the Wake County Public School Varsity Cheerleading Competition on January 28th.

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