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The Student News Site of Willis High School

The Voice of the Wildkats

The Student News Site of Willis High School

The Voice of the Wildkats

Sports

DIVING TO VICTORY. After a recent second place finish, junior Kelsey Weddington has qualified for All-American status. This will open up college and scholarship opportunities for the diver.

Jumping right in as an All-American

by Hannah Hartman, VOW staff Dec 7, 2022

Diving is a sport that takes dedication, guts, time and hard work. Standing on the platform knowing that all things must be perfect to get that higher score. It about the moment when talent meets preparation...

TAKING CONTROL. Dominating her opponent, junior Melanie Garcia wrestles in the dual against Kingwood Park. The team has been busy competing once or twice a week to prepare for district competition.

Wrestling team sets sights on remaining season, future matches

by Blaine Eckert, VOW staff Dec 1, 2022

As the referee blows the whistle to start the action, two elite student-athletes meet in the middle to shake hands before their duel. After the handshake, they are cheered upon by their teammates as both...

FORE! At a recent tournament, freshman Jacob Lee drives a ball. For Lee and other freshman on the team, this first part of the season was time for adjustments to high school play.

Birdie! Willis boys golf prepares for their next tournament this season

by Hannah Hartman, VOW staff Nov 28, 2022

Memories and competing with teammates bring bonding moments.  Willis boys-golf competed in the Moody Gardens scramble and took home third place. After taking home the win, however, these boys aren’t...

ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL. Honoring her favorite colors, senior Taylor Hayes painted her brick in green and gold.

Volleyball seniors leave their mark on program

by Rosalyn Gutierrez, VOW staff Nov 15, 2022

Sunflowers grow tall and bloom bright yellow petals in fields where they call home. Bears live in the wild surrounded by dense forests they call home. SAVVYP10 is written on the license plates of the car...

ALUMNI WANTED. The girls soccer team will play a team composed of former players on Dec. 3.

Alumni game challenges team, prepares them for district play

by Juan Meza Chavez Nov 11, 2022

It is time for alumni to dust off those old shin guards and lace up their soccer cleats. On December 3rd at Berton A. Yates Stadium, the girls soccer team us current is hosting an alumni game. A new...

RAINBOW IN THE OUTFIELD. Opting for just a crazy hat rather than an entire costume, junior Mason Bearden plays the outfield in the scrimmage.

Baseball team adds a spooky touch to practice by dressing in costumes for Halloween

by Emma Lowe, VOW staff Nov 8, 2022

Sunny days on the field with the autumn breeze in the air. Practicing with teammates that are like family. The baseball team adds a little bit of fun to their practice on Halloween, dressing up in...

GO KATS. Teammates from the bench and on the court celebrate after winning a point against College Park. The team fought hard, but came up short in their quest for a play-off position.

Volleyball team takes home more than wins as season closes

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Nov 6, 2022

On Friday, the ball hitting and whistle-blowing came to an end after varsity volleyball could not earn their spot in playoffs. The team fought a hard battle against College Park, and even though they did...

Golf team takes home silver, gains camaraderie

Golf team takes home silver, gains camaraderie

by Stone Chapman, VOW Staff Writer Nov 2, 2022

Towards the end of October, the weather is dreary, dark and rainy. Regardless, the golf team plays 18 holes in an effort to be named best in the county. Last Monday, the golf team's hard work in slippery...

#LEVEL UP. Astros need a win tonight in game four of the World Series.

Astros strike out in game one, three

by Reid Henderson, VOW Feature Editor Nov 2, 2022

Anticipation comes to a head as the long awaited World Series Championship finally kicks off with the ALCS champions, the Houston Astros at home for game one, two, six, and seven of the series. Whether...

WORLD SERIES READY. As the first game starts today, fans are confident that the Astros will prevail.

Astros sweep ALCS, ready for World Series challenge

by Reid Henderson, VOW Feature Editor Oct 28, 2022

As the American League championship comes to a close, the Astros have completed their sweep of the Yankees. The effort given by Verlander's pitching and Alvarez's hitting has finally paid off as the Astros...

LAST FINISH. At the district meet at College Park, senior Odette Cantor finishes the last meet of her high school career.

Cross country team races to finish in tough district meet

by Emma Lowe, VOW staff Oct 26, 2022

Heart racing. Sweat dropping. The finish line only being a couple feet away. The cross country team competed at the district meet hosted at College Park on Oct. 13, 2022.  Running in the race, students...

WHAT A WEEKEND. During week seven, six undefeated teams faced each other in an exciting weekend for college football fans to watch

Orange wave overtakes the tide

by Reid Henderson, VOW Feature Editor Oct 26, 2022

As the game winning field goal goes through the uprights, the infamous conference rivalry comes to a close and the fans empty the stands. One team remains undefeated, and the other is weighed with the...

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