The Voice of Wakefield High School

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The Voice of Wakefield High School

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The Voice of Wakefield High School

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Colleges need to stop overcompensating athletes. Paid athletes prevents room for growth in the NCAA and discourages academic success.

Compensating athletes is dismantling the authenticity of college sports

Jordan McIntyre, Co-Opinions Editor November 30, 2023

In the unpredictable and consistently evolving environment of college sports, the introduction of athlete compensation marked a shift in how athletes are paid for their work and talent. While the choice...

Hockey has become quite a popular sport in NC, and much of this is thanks to the state’s only NHL team, the Hurricanes. Since the Hurricanes came to NC in 1997, the sport has become a mainstay and the team, a household name.

How NC has become a hub for hockey culture

Seth Steiner, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

Hockey, in essence, has always been thought to be a sport limited to cold climates, namely Canada. However, that isn’t true. Thanks to the expansion of hockey throughout the world, and especially the...

Game Face

Game Face

Camryn Ledwith and Jami Ward April 28, 2023

Every day student-athletes across the country participate in some type of interscholastic sport. In fact, nearly eight million teens in the US play a high school sport. Beyond that number, 38 percent of...

Wakefield Mens Lacrosse team gather around their coaches to discuss a play. The team claims its fun to play together and be a family.

Men’s varsity lacrosse team perseveres through rocky start

Nic Cazin and Tristan Lempka April 11, 2023

Wakefield High School’s men’s varsity lacrosse team started practicing for this season back in February, working diligently for a strong season this year. Made up of mainly juniors and a new coach,...

Kiersten Cox watches the action at home plate while playing first base.

Pressure is on for Wakefield softball following championship season

Sky Morgan and Abby Dykes March 29, 2023

After their first-place win in last year's Northern Athletic 4A conference, Wakefield’s softball players are determined to work hard and maintain their record. So far this season, the team has a...

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...

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...

Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid

Seth Steiner, Staff Writer February 1, 2023

To many, Connor McDavid’s 2022 was yet another year of accolades, winning yet another Art Ross Trophy for leading the NHL in scoring and helping guide his team all the way to the Western Conference Final,...

The 2022-2023 sports medicine club poses with all smiles reflecting on the hard work they have done this year. They are all excited to finish the winter season off strong.

Sports medicine club saves the day

Camryn Ledwith, Staff Writer January 17, 2023

For many, the highlight of their high school experience is sports. Whether you are an athlete, cheerleader, coach or someone cheering from the sidelines, sports help make many people’s high school years...

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...

Wakefield gymnastics prep for their match in Apex against Wake County schools. The team hopes to win with their new coach and go to states.

Coach DeVeau invigorates Wakefield’s gymnasts

Jami Ward and Mille Monahan, Staff Writer and Co-Opinions Editor October 17, 2022

The Wakefield gymnastics team is a small but mighty group of women who train hard each and every day. This year they have a new coach, and the team is working hard to create a meaningful connection with...

Wakefield womens golf poses for a picture at the Wakefield Country Club. Player Terra Schmitt recently won Jersey Mikes player of the week.

Wakefield women’s golf team putts in the work for success

Yusha Ahsan and Camryn Ledwith October 3, 2022

As the 2022 fall sports season progresses at Wakefield High School, the women’s golf team is looking forward to upcoming opportunities and is determined to put forth their best effort to succeed. Each...

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