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Wildcats Prepare for Another Year on the Mats: Wrestling Preview

Wildcats Prepare for Another Year on the Mats: Wrestling Preview

November 18, 2019

The wrestling team is beginning another season full of tough workouts and challenging opponents. However, the team hasn’t taken time off since last season. They have lifted, run, and put hours of work in on the wrestling mat to put themselves in the best shape possible for this winter and the ensuing...

Emily Griege is the Only Girl on the Westminster Hockey Team, But That’s Not a Problem for Her

Emily Griege is the Only Girl on the Westminster Hockey Team, But That’s Not a Problem for Her

Brooke Highmark, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

As just a freshman, Emily Griege is the only girl on the Westminster varsity hockey team. She has played on the highest level club hockey team for girls, the AAA Blues, for four years and has traveled all over the United States and Canada to play against the top teams in her age group. Griege’s...

Cross Country State Recap: Ava Hollmann Finishes Ninth, Boys’ Team Finishes Fifth

Cross Country State Recap: Ava Hollmann Finishes Ninth, Boys’ Team Finishes Fifth

Caleb Moellenhoff, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 9, senior Ava Hollmann ran the race of her life. With a blazing fast time of 19:15.10, Ava finished in ninth place at the state meet. In doing so, she surpassed Amanda Espy and Laura Tarantino on the all-time record board going from 3rd to 1st place on the list. Coming into the race,...

Wildcats Fall to Ladue in Second Round of Districts, Finish Season 5-6

Wildcats Fall to Ladue in Second Round of Districts, Finish Season 5-6

Jack Martin, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

The Westminster football season came to an end this past Friday as the Wildcats fell to the Ladue Rams by a score of 38-0. After starting the season on a rough note that included four straight losses, the boys have much to be proud of after rallying to a record of 5-2 over their last seven games. Although...

Parkway Central Brings an End to Wildcats’ Best Season in a Decade

Parkway Central Brings an End to Wildcats’ Best Season in a Decade

Koby Schmer, 800 Sporting Staff Writer & Podcast Host

November 13, 2019

The Westminster men’s soccer team took a tough 4-1 loss this past Tuesday evening in their game against the Parkway Central Colts. With the loss, the team’s season comes to an end, leaving their record at 14-7. In the game, the Colts came out firing off the bat, scoring two goals in the first...

More than Just a Team: Girls’ Swimming Preview

More than Just a Team: Girls’ Swimming Preview

Casen Lawrence, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

The girls swim team is poised for another big year. With many returners who have a history of success, the team has high hopes for the upcoming season. “We should be able to give all our opponents hard fought competition. I am hopeful that we can place all the relays and a few individuals to the...

Wildcats Prepare for Another Year on the Mats: Wrestling Preview

Wildcats Prepare for Another Year on the Mats: Wrestling Preview

Caleb Moellenhoff, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

As fall sports draw to a close and the weather gets colder, the wrestling team begins another season full of tough workouts and challenging opponents. However, the team hasn’t taken time off since last season. They have lifted, run, and put hours of work in on the wrestling mat to put themselves in...

Podium Hunting: Cross Country State Preview

Podium Hunting: Cross Country State Preview

Caleb Moellenhoff, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

On Saturday, Nov. 2, the boys’ cross country team rolled through districts taking first place in the meet by a margin of 25 points. By placing in the top two, the team has qualified for the state meet, and even though the boys faced many steep hills throughout the race, they ran well and got the job d...

The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall: Ladue Preview

The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall: Ladue Preview

Aidan Penberthy, Staff Writer

November 7, 2019

Dearest Westminster, We march on after emerging victorious over Camp Parkway North last weekend. It was a true display of commitment and character by the metro area militiamen going into another man’s fort and taking what is his. It is not how one starts, it is how one finishes. We did not begin...

Girls’ Volleyball Season Comes to a Close

Girls’ Volleyball Season Comes to a Close

Brooke Highmark, Staff Writer

November 6, 2019

After a long, hard-fought couple of months, the girls’ volleyball season has come to a close. They won in the first round of districts in two sets to Francis Howell North, but fell short in the semifinals against Francis Howell Central, the eventual district champions, 2-1. Head Coach Bryndyn Crutcher...

Always Improving: Field Hockey Season Recap

Always Improving: Field Hockey Season Recap

Koby Schmer, 800 Sporting Staff Writer & Podcast Host

November 5, 2019

The Westminster field hockey season came to an end this past Saturday after a loss to the number three seed: the John Burroughs Bombers. The final score was 8-0 on that rainy Saturday morning, putting the Wildcats final record at 6-15. In this postseason, the team came to new heights as they took...

Keep It Rolling: Boys’ Soccer District Preview

Keep It Rolling: Boys’ Soccer District Preview

Aidan Penberthy, Staff Writer

November 5, 2019

The soccer team heads into district play this Tuesday night to play against Parkway Central at Rockwood Summit High School. They enter the postseason as winners of their last four contests, as well as six of their last seven games. The Wildcats were given the two-seed in a four team district, only...

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