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The Voice of the Wildkats

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The Voice of the Wildkats


TIED UP. Members of the tennis team wait on Friday for senior Brayden Leinweber to finish his singles game. In an unusual twist, both players were struggling with cramping in the incredibly long match, but Leinweber was able to continue playing, winning the game and match.

Tennis works to secure play-off position

by Ashley Briones Sep 5, 2023

The tennis team seems to be as hot as the surface of the courts as they continue to search for their playoff spot. The team is 3-1 in district with solid district wins against Conroe, Cleveland and New...

READY FOR MORE. In a game against Rudder last year, junior Terri Lawrence celebrates after a touchdown. After being injured in the Wildkats last battle against Temple, Lawrence is ready to face them team and come away with the win.

Wildkats seeking retribution against Temple

by Mylee Williams, VOW staff Sep 1, 2023

Right and ready. Getting the job done. Come together as family. The goals are easy. The football team knows the battle will be tough, but they are prepared for the task at hand.  When the Wildkats...

KICKING FOR A CAUSE. Practicing his skill, junior Justin Willis kicks the football. Willis is raising money for a stillbirth campaign. 
Photo courtesy of Justin Willis

Every kick counts for junior

by Kelsie Wyland and Sydney Prihoda Aug 25, 2023

The whistle blows and the holder starts the play. The ball is snapped and the laces are out. One...two...three...and thud. As the ball flies through the uprights, more than one point is added to the Wildkat's...

SQUEEZE! Hank and Clint from Brabham Middle school compete in a dual at Huntsville High School. The two students learned how to wrestle two weeks before the competition.

Wrestling team holds clinic, dual for future teammates

by Gaby DeLaRosa May 18, 2023

 WHS Wrestling hosted a two week training camp for junior high students to come and learn the ins and outs of wrestling. At the end of the camp a competition was held to put their skill to the test. On...

THROWING HEAT. Sending the ball as far as she can, sophomore Madison Leverette throws the softball at The Woodlands High School meet.

Special Olympics provides venue for success for members of Champions Academy

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Apr 13, 2023

Running a track or throwing a ball might seem easy for some students, but for others, working up the courage or energy to hit a softball can be challenging. Students in the Champions Academy prove...

HEAVYWEIGHTS AT STATE. Members of the boys powerlifting team had a great showing at state.

Gym rats scurry their way into state powerlifting meet

by Reid Henderson, VOW Feature Editor Apr 3, 2023

Load the weights, hit the chalk, and get to work. The mindset is that everything is lightweight. Months of training, sore muscles, and ripped calluses have prepared these boys one of the most important...

MIND ON THE GAME. After scoring the first goal at the game against Aldine, the team takes their places on the field.

Wildkats claim bi-district title with 3-2 victory over Aldine

by Rosalyn Gutierrez, VOW staff Mar 28, 2023

Defeat will not steal their focus. Defeat will not take this team. Each victory they secure reminds them of the sweat they spent during hours of practice under the burning sun, the energy they put...

MAKING IT LOOK EASY. At the magnolia meet, junior Makinna Kleb lifts to reach her goal to qualify for regionals. After a third place at regionals, Kleb will compete at the state meet on March 15.

Junior headed to state powerlifting meet

by Rosalyn Gutierrez, VOW staff Mar 9, 2023

The inexplicable often leads to questions and uncertainty. A sudden noise in the deep darkness that follows the night into the late hours of the day will cause a person’s heart to race. The restless...

GOALS MET. After the victory against Grand Oaks, the varsity softball team takes a victory photo with their completed whiteboard goals. The team is 3-0 in district and at the top of district 13-6A.

Softball smashing whiteboard goals to reach top of district 13-6A standings

by Hannah Hartman, VOW staff Mar 3, 2023

Bottom of the 7th, tied ball game against the Grand Oaks Grizzlies, one last goal to “answer back” and win it all. Mazzlyn Heyer is up to bat, The pitch is sent. She makes contact. She’s running...

IS IT WORTH IT? Playing sports often leads to injuries.

Effects of sports injuries live long past glory days

by Jason Clark, VOW staff Feb 16, 2023

It’s Friday night and the first game of her high school career. For years she has dreamed of playing high school basketball and tonight is her chance to enter the team with a bang. The stands are full....

BATTLE OF TEXAS QUARTERBACKS. THe Super Bowl showcased two former Texas quarterbacks.

Texas athletes at top of their game

by Reid Henderson, VOW Feature Editor Feb 13, 2023

After 153 days of football season, all of the hard work, big plays, and bigger hits have all condensed into one greatly anticipated game, the Super Bowl. This game, watched by over 100 million people,...

GAME TIME. Before he swims the 100-yard butterfly, freshman Aaron Barker takes a deep breath before the officials start the race. Barker, alongside three of his teammates, helped reset the school record for the 200-yard freestyle relay at this years regional meet.

Swimmers cheer on junior diver, reflect on past season

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Feb 10, 2023

The opportunity to represent oneself at the state championship in any sport is something that people dream of doing. The road building up to it is a hard road, but it is very rewarding with the sense of...

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