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West Ranch Boys Volleyball Destroys Saugus to Continue Undefeated Record

West Ranch Boys Volleyball Destroys Saugus to Continue Undefeated Record

Harneet and Jasleen Arora, Sports Editors

April 12, 2019


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 On Wednesday, April 10, West Ranch boys volleyball faced off against Saugus and won the game after just three sets. The team showed a great deal of teamwork and connection that hinted at their long hours of hard work and practice. Whether it was powerful spikes or skillful saves, every player took tu...

Path To The Draft: Meet NFL Draft Prospect Kerrith Whyte Jr.

Zach Singer, Sports Writer

March 29, 2019


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Born and bred in the Miami suburbs of Loxahatchee, FL, Kerrith Whyte Jr. has shown grit and determination throughout his three years playing for the Florida Atlantic Owls. Now Whyte has his eyes locked in on the NFL. After following up fellow teammate Devin Singletary’s announcement on Dec. 14, 2018,...

Varsity Girls Lacrosse Team Crushes Vikings in First League Game

Varsity Girls Lacrosse Team Crushes Vikings in First League Game

Jasleen Arora, Sports Editor

March 22, 2019


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On Monday, March 18, the varsity girls lacrosse team faced off against Valencia in their first home league game of the season. Both teams showed up ready to take home their first league win, but the Vikings were no match for the Wildcats. The Lady Cats crushed Valencia by 10 goals, ending the game wi...

NBA proposes lowering the draft-eligible age from 19 to 18.

Noah Neri, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019


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On Thursday, Feb. 21, the NBA office submitted a proposal to the NBA Players’ Association (NBAPA) to change the minimum draft age requirement from 19 to 18 years old. This rule would likely go into place before the 2022 draft. While the NBA has been discussing this change for a couple of years, this pro...

Path To The Draft: Meet NFL Draft Prospect Dalton Risner

Zach Singer, Sports Writer

February 26, 2019


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    Born in Wiggins, CO., Dalton Risner set on a football path when he announced he would be taking his talents to Kansas State. Risner, now a five-year senior OT (Offensive Tackle), made his name blocking for the Wildcats. After five extremely impressive seasons, Risner proved himself ...

Boys Basketball defeats Buena

Boys Basketball defeats Buena

Seabrijn Hutson, Staff Writer

February 19, 2019


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On Feb. 8, the boys basketball team faced off Buena High School in the first round of CIF playoffs and destroyed them with a final score of 61-51.   “I was happy with their ability to stick with our game plan,” said coach Manalastas. “At this stage in the season, it's ‘Win and still win!...

Rundown Of The NBA Trade Deadline

Zach Singer, Sports Writer

February 14, 2019


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    This year’s NBA Trade Deadline was a historic one for the league. All-Star players were moved, and draft picks were sent around in a frenzy. Here is a rundown of the notable trades we witnessed over the trading period.   Mavericks lure Porzingis from New York   Dallas...

Catcalling Wildcats: How Street Harassment Affects our Female Runners

Catcalling Wildcats: How Street Harassment Affects our Female Runners

February 11, 2019


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  43 percent of women have been harassed while going on their morning or night time runs. This number -- from a CNN survey -- startled plenty of male readers, but women across the country were surprised that the number wasn’t higher.   One of the most terrifying cases of female runner harassmen...

Varsity Girls Basketball Graduates two Talented Seniors

Varsity Girls Basketball Graduates two Talented Seniors

Jasleen and Harneet Arora, Sports Editor and Copy Editor

February 1, 2019


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On Tuesday, Jan. 29, West Ranch varsity girls basketball seniors Jacqueline Paul and Carman Winters faced off against Hart high school in their last home game of their high school careers. Before the game, both seniors met up with their parents in the center of home court to take their last pictures wit...

Super Bowl Llll Breakdown

Super Bowl Llll Breakdown

Jay Singh, Staff Writer

February 1, 2019


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On Feb. 3, in Atlanta, the Rams and Patriots will face off in Super Bowl Llll. It took a controversial missed call, a vintage Tom Brady performance and two overtime games to decide which teams would be playing in the big game this year. It’s safe to say that this year’s match will be a hotly-contested...

This is Why I Don’t Play

This is Why I Don’t Play

Daniel Lee, Harneet Arora, and Jasleen Arora

January 28, 2019


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Overall, only 7 percent of high school athletes play at the collegiate level and of that seven, only 2 percent play at the NCAA Division I level. From there, only 2 percent of NCAA athletes go on to play professionally. A significant majority of these student-athletes will leave with a high school d...

West Ranch Girl’s Basketball falls to the Golden Valley Grizzlies

Noah Neri, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019


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On Jan. 15, 2018, the West Ranch girls basketball team faced off against the Golden Valley Grizzlies in a league match, losing 34-67. Golden Valley grabbed an 8-point lead early in the game, but West Ranch brought the score closer and faced a manageable 4-point deficit at the end of the first quarter....

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