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22 Swim and Dive Finalists to Advance to Regional’s

Kenna Thornton, Photojournalist February 7, 2024

Twenty-two swimmers and divers advanced to regionals and set meet records. Regionals are today for diving events and tomorrow for swimming events at the Frisco Natatorium starting at 9 a.m.  Luke Sitz...

Lights flash around the school arena. Sophomore Myla Ray completes a standing full, she high-fives cheer coach Destine Grobe in celebration.

Head cheer coach starts the program at Walnut Grove

Myla Ray, Photojournalist November 8, 2023

Students file into the arena as the Walnut Grove cheerleaders warm up their skills. Destine’ Grobe, Walnut Grove’s head cheer coach, watches before the black out pep rally begins.    Coach...

Ready to walk the send-off, Kate Wichar, among members of the cross country team, leads down the main hall as students cheer. Wichar sets to compete for the State title in cross country on Nov. 3.

From local runner to state contender, Katelyn Wichar sets the trail to success

Maddie Kane, Photojournalist November 8, 2023

Silence fills the air as everyone's eyes fall to the white starting line junior Katelyn Wichar stands behind. She takes a deep breath and mentally prepares for her race. A shot is fired, and the race to...

While playing at home on the Wild Cat tennis courts, Walnut Grove tennis’s No.1, Blake Anderson, wins another successful match for his team. Playing a rivaling school, Blake did not fall to the pressure on the court. “I feel as if pressure is a privilege because not everyone has that feeling. I think it is a good thing to be pressured sometimes because if there is none youre obviously not succeeding.”

Game, Set, Match: A closer look into Walnut Grove Tennis’s No.1

Kenna Thornton, Photo Journalist November 6, 2023

 With the final sound of the ball hitting the racket with a resonating smack, junior Blake Anderson has finished out the tennis fall season winning every match he played. Full of motivation and drive...

Sports for Dummies ep. 1: Football

Caitlyn Ketzle and Maddie Karmun-Lanza October 27, 2023

Hosts: Caitlyn Ketzle and Maddie Lanza Guests: John Hutson and Blake Miller Producers: Caitlyn Ketzle and Maddie Lanza Summary: John and Blake give non-football players insight into the technicalities...

Both hand in the air, sophomore Danielle Whitmire preapres to set the ball to her fellow teammate. Whitmire is a setter and plays right side of the court.“I like to set because it gives me a sense of leadership on the court,” Whitmire said. “I get to run plays and run the offense.”

Varsity volleyball player sets new school record

Maddie Karmun-Lanza and Myla Ray October 11, 2023

Arms in the air, sophomore Danielle Whitmire prepares to set the ball to her teammates.  Whitmire has played volleyball for the past six years. She is a part of the Walnut Grove Varsity Volleyball...

Arms to the side, senior Luke Sitz prepares to dive at a Walnut Grove meet. The meet was held in the Prosper ISD Natatorium. “Honestly, diving has impacted my life with all of the life lessons it gives,” Sitz said. “Failure is good, and you can fail at something. But, if you keep trying you’ll get it right someday.”

Diver lands spot at 2024 Olympic Trials

Caitlyn Ketzle and Maddie Kane October 3, 2023

All eyes on him, senior Luke Sitz steps to the edge of the diving board. He raises his arms out to the side and takes one last breath. He flips into the air before landing in the water with minimal splash.    Sitz...

Ready to receive a pass, Taylor Owens, a freshman varsity water polo player swims forward towards the goal. The Senior game against Rock Hill provided an opportunity for many freshmen to get playing time. Owens, Quinn Geyter, and June Horton, all freshmen varsity water polo players new to the sport, got lots of opportunities to showcase their improvement from the first tournament. “It was tough because I hadn’t played that much before.” Geyter said, “But after the goal I scored, everything felt so much better.” This was Geyter’s second goal this season.

Water polo makes waves in new season

June Horton, Copy Editor September 22, 2023

  Click the photo above to start a slideshow with information about the Water Polo team tournaments and games on August 26th, September 18th, and September 19th. Who: Walnut Grove Varsity...

Ball in hand, No. 4 junior Jake Beller attempts to outrun the Bobcats. Beller is a running back on the varsity Walnut Grove football team. In the game against Celina, Beller had 30 rushing yards.

Varsity football falls short to Celina in overtime, 35-38

Caitlyn Ketzle and Rishi Nandikanti September 18, 2023

Click the photo above to start a slideshow with information about the varsity football game Friday, Sep. 8 against Celina. Who: Walnut Grove Varsity football team - Led by coach Tommy Allison. What:...

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