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The Voice of the Wildkats


SPLASH- Senior Kelsey Weddington blew away the crowd by qualifying for state with a 3rd place medal. Weddington will compete in Austin for diving on Friday in hopes to end her senior year advancing to nationals.

AquaKats make waves during regional meet

by Victoria Medina Feb 23, 2024

In front of the Aquakats was an ocean, a crystal clear body of water that was marked with countless lines for lanes. The urge to jump right in was inside of everyone as if the tides were pulling them into...

FUTURE HIGHLANDER. Before the National Signing Day ceremony begins, senior Ava Hardin interviews senior Kynlei Chapman before Chapman signs her letter of intent to play softball at McLennan Community College.

Seniors sign National Letters of Intent to play college sports

by Ava Hardin, VOW staff Feb 22, 2024

Signing Day. For high school athletes, it is the ultimate sign of success.  The commemorative occasion where seniors can publicly declare their commitment to their chosen college or university...

FRESHMAN IN FOURTH. After finishing as regional champ freshman Luca Rios finished state in fourth place. Picture courtesy of Wildkat Wresting.

Rios brothers bring home state medals

by Jackie Diaz, VOW Staff Feb 22, 2024

He wakes up in the early morning hours, still half asleep but the goals are full on awake. This day wasn't like any other, it was the state 6A wrestling championship, a dream very few athletes ever get...

PLAYING FOR THE TEAM. Warming up at a home game against Conroe, junior Terri Lawrence shoots the ball.  The team will play in the first round of the playoffs tonight against Aldine Nimitz at Summer Creek High School.

‘Brotherhood feeling’ leads basketball team to playoffs

by Danica Sunquist, VOW staff Feb 20, 2024

The boys basketball team will face Aldine Nimitz in the first round of the playoffs tonight at Summer Creek High School. It is the first 6A playoff appearance in the history of the program. The team...

SENIOR SEASON. Wrestlers of the class of 2024 and their families were recognized before the match against Grand Oaks on senior night.

Wrestling hosts Grand Oaks, celebrates senior night

by Melissa Guerrero Jan 28, 2024

Throughout the year athletes work extremely hard to meet their goals for their sports on-season. This is not an exception for wrestling, which is filled with hard-working student-athletes.  On Thursday,...

2024 WILDKAT SOFTBALL. The teams prepares to face the tough 13-6A district.

Softball welcomes new coaches, new turf for new season

by Kelsie Wyland Jan 16, 2024

Softball tryouts being held Friday, January 12th and Saturday, January 13th equals the start of a new season which means a new beginning. The softball program is seeing multiple changes, a new field, new...

LAGWAY LEADS. Leading the team to victory, senior DJ Lagway sprints with a football.

Lagway breaks records, leaving legacy

by Jackie Diaz, VOW Staff Dec 11, 2023

The crowd screams with excitement and chants. DJ! DJ! DJ! As quarterback DJ Lagway makes a run with the ball, he passes through a crowd of strong linemen from the opposing football team. TOUCHDOWN! The...

LISTEN UP. Coach Trent Miller guides his players through plays and motivates them to win the game. Coach Miller was able to lead his team to a 10-0 undefeated regular season, and pushed his team to the 3rd round of playoffs, and won himself the title, district coach of the year.

Wildkats honored with district accolades

by Victoria Medina Dec 2, 2023

The record breaking season is over for Wildkat football, but the celebrations are not over. The team was honored with multiple All-District awards, such as District Coach of the Year, district MVP...

AREA CHAMPS. After a win over Tomball Memorial, coach Trent Miller holds the area trophy high in his after game talk with his team. The WIldkats will face Desoto Friday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio.

Wildkats face Desoto in regional battle

by Jackie Diaz, VOW Staff Nov 23, 2023

1251 public schools in Texas have football teams. Just 176 are practicing this week Blessed to be one! Time to work #4TheDub The above tweet by Coach Chad Johnson really says it all. Over 1200 schools...

ALL-AMERICAN. With senior quarterback DJ Lagway leading the way, the Wildkat football team keeps making history.

Team continues to break records, make history

by Mylee Willians and Tameya Surgers Nov 17, 2023

Making history. The term is overused and cliche, but it is what is happening each week as the football team continues their perfect season. Tonight the team will have an opportunity to add another trophy...

VIVA FORMULA ONE. The Vegas Strip will be transformed into a race track this weekend.

Formula 1 Grand Prix hits streets of Vegas strip

by Gaby DeLaRosa Nov 15, 2023

The Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix is happening this Sunday. It has caused great controversy and excitement.  Even novices should sit there for an hour and a half to catch the action. There will be...

CALIFORNIA DREAMING. During his time playing for Cal State Bernadino, Wildkat alum Darius Mickens shoots a free throw.

Former Wildkat basketball standout gets drafted in the NBA G League

by Heather Carroll Nov 12, 2023

From a Wildkat to a Javelina, Westerner and Coyote, 2018 graduate Darius Mickens is ready to make some magic.  Mickens was recently drafted by Osceola Magic to the NBA G-leagues which is the developmental...

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