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The Voice of the Wildkats

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The Voice of the Wildkats


WHY NOT US? At the last game of the scheduled season, senior Jaxon Burns pitches against the Conroe Tigers. The team won two in a row against the Tigers to secure a spot in the playoffs.

Tough district start does not keep baseball out of playoffs; Wildkats defeat Tigers to secure spot

by Brenan Mansker, VOW Multimedia editor May 4, 2022

Fans crowd shoulder to shoulder vying for a spot to watch the monumental game. Senior night, playing a cross-town rival and a win or go home situation drives the emotions through the roof. The atmosphere...

DANCE PRETTY SWEETHEARTS. Sweethearts drill team poses at UNT Dance Competition.

Sweethearts end season with dazzling performances

by Katherine Lee, VOW editor April 26, 2022

Wake-up. Practice. Dance. Perform. Repeat.  The Sweethearts drill team season is filled with rigorous practice in order to make a showstopping performance. From the football field to the Performing...

LETTIG THE BAT DO THE TALKING.. Headed to first, sophomore Kynlei Chapman runs after a successful turn at bat during the teams first game against Conroe.

Softball charges into playoffs after key victory against Tigers

by Hannah Hartman, VOW Features editor April 25, 2022

Work hard. Play hard. Whatever it takes.  The softball has competed throughout the entire 13-6A District for the season with these things in mind. The playoffs will start Thursday when the softball...

ON THE BLOCKS. Ready to start the race, senior Paige Greeney prepares to dive.

Swimmers earn board recognition for district, regional performance

by Katherine Lee, VOW editor March 9, 2022

Standing on the block, she takes a deep breath. She looks around the natatorium and she sees the smiling faces of her teammates on the side, but she cannot hear their cheers over the sound of her blood...

LEADING THE WAY. Quarterback sophomore DJ Lagway takes the field at Planet Ford Stadium during the play-off game versus Spring DeKaney. The sophomore lead the team to a 22-14 victory over the Wildcats.

Sophomore quarterback named top in Texas

by Stephanie Keele, VOW Multimedia editor March 7, 2022

The crowd roars as number 2 steps into the stadium lights. Walking out of the tunnel and stepping onto the turf his father once called home. Following in his father's footsteps, sophomore Derek Lagway...

CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM. The girls team took first at the Magnolia meet on Feb. 10. Members of the girls and boys teams are working to complete at regionals.

Lifters raise bar as they prepare for regional competition

by Stephanie Keele, VOW Multimedia editor February 11, 2022

Many sports use weights to get stronger or prevent injuries, but for powerlifters weights are the name of the game. Teammates cheer each other on as they raise the bar for the competition. Lifters are...

LET SPRING BEGIN. Varsity tennis players wait for their next match of the day. The team has been preparing for month to be ready for the competition they will face.

Tennis tournaments back with spring season kick-off

by Heather Jackson, VOW photography manager February 1, 2022

Players awake to a dark morning where even the birds are still sleeping. They layer up and pack down all of their equipment in preparation for the long day to come. Loading onto the bus and trying to get...

READY FOR VICTORY. Heading to the mat, sophomore Ethan Elliott prepares for the competition ahead. The only home meet of the season was Wednesday at Lynn Lucas Middle School gym.

Wrestling ready to face district foes

by Julian Pelayo, VOW staff January 28, 2022

Wrestling is about a lot more than what happens on the mat.  Success comes from learning new eating habits and practicing year round. It takes a lot of dedication.  The first home meet of the season...

READY TO PLAY. Waiting on 2nd base, junior Hannah Hartman plays in a fun Christmas-themed scrimmage combining the baseball and softball teams. The softball team starts the 2022 season off Saturday with a scrimmage in Waller.

High hopes for softball season starts with scrimmage on Saturday

by Lauren Hues, contributor to VOW January 28, 2022

Teamwork. Chemistry. Practice. Excitement. Gametime. Softball season is finally here and the players on the team could not be more excited. The Willis Varsity Softball team is back on the field this...

RUN THE BALL. During the game against the Conroe Tigers, junior Lucy Smith takes the ball back to the Wildkat side of the court.

Ladykats triumph over Highlander basketball team

by Summer Rains, VOW editor January 24, 2022

The sound of a screeching whistle and squeaking shoes fill the gym. Players' bodies clash into one another as the ball makes its way up and down the court. Parents and fans cheer from the stands and watch...

PLAYING HARD. During the game against the Oak Ridge Eagles, senior Terrance Patterson scored 10 points.

Varsity basketball secures first 6A win against spirited Oak Ridge team

by Summer Rains, VOW editor January 21, 2022

The starters for each team have been announced on the speaker and the boys from each team are out on the court. The stands are full of supportive students and family members. The coaches are standing on...

REACHING. At the game before Christmas where the softball and baseball teams played a co-ed scrimmage, sophomore Kynlei Chapman stretches to catch a ball in the outfield.

Softball tryouts set for this week

by Hannah Hartman, VOW Features editor January 12, 2022

Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard. The softball program has worked hard every season, pushed past obstacles and played together every year to make a great season. After a successful...

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