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October 31, 2018

Q: What is your favorite class and why? A: Math, it comes easy for me and I do not struggle with it. Q: What is your favorite thing about being one of our football captains? A: Definitely the leadership aspect, I enjoy helping my teammates in all aspects of the game. Being a captain brought meaning to my already important football career. I love being a face for our successful team.   Q: In your opinion, what year of high school was the most difficult for     you so far? A: So far, the toughest year of high school was junior year. My classes became more difficult than ...

Sophomore Making Name for Himself on and off the Court

Sophomore Making Name for Himself on and off the Court

Gary Geinitz, Staff Writer

June 7, 2018

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Zach Rovinsky is the new stand out all-star for basket-ball this season. As an incredible player, Zach had earned the All-Star title as just a sophomore. He is a force to be reckoned with on the court, and has an amazing score rate, one of the best in the area. Most people would further agree that his skillsets are incredible important to the Western Wayne Boys Varsity Basket-Ball team, which is proven through his starter status on the team. Just this season, Zach Rovinsky led Lackawanna Boys’ Basketball Conference Division II in points per game (ppg) with 17.1 ppg and helped lead team to...

Ultimate Frisbee Flies above the College Crowd

Ultimate Frisbee Flies above the College Crowd

June 7, 2018

The team’s coach, Mr. Anthony Zoppi, is glowing with pride for his team, “this year they have been really competing well against college teams”. They’ve been competing well enough that he bet his pride on it- he’d sport Tony Stark inspired facial hair if they managed to win against a college team. And with this last victory against ESU the team clenched their victory and Coach Zoppi clenched his razor.

Freshman shoots for his Goals by Playing Varsity: Meet Rising Star Matthew Henneforth

Abby Black, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2018

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Dribble, shoot, rebound, score! Go hard or go home. Matthew Henneforth shoots for his goals as a freshman on the varsity basketball team. Matt, who started basketball at the age of seven, has been playing for eight years. He has always been one of the tall kids, which has given him the upper hand against others. But it hasn’t always been this easy for Matt.   Once he joined varsity, there were many more kids who were not only tall, but also very talented. “I always had the upper hand because I was around six feet in eighth grade,” Matt says, “But now, there are kids who tower over me and they are more athletic”. He struggled with this conflict, but it pushed him to work harder and practice more to succeed. Now, Matt is better and ready for any challenge that is thrown at him. The team also...

A Conversation with Cole Fuller, Star Wrestler

A Conversation with Cole Fuller, Star Wrestler

February 8, 2018

Planet Wildcat reporter Gary Geinitz  recently had the opportunity to talk with senior Cole Fuller who has been recognized for his accomplishments as a star wrestler.  Cole recently recorded his 100th career pin and 127th career win.  He was instrumental in leading the Wildcats to win the Division II title.

Freshman “Scores” his Way onto Western Wayne Varsity Football: Meet Rising Star Zane Janiszewski

Freshman “Scores” his Way onto Western Wayne Varsity Football: Meet Rising Star Zane Janiszewski

January 5, 2018

Zane Janiszewski—the name may be familiar if you’ve attended a football game on a Friday night. Zane is a valuable freshman player on the Western Wayne varsity football team. He started playing football around the age of 10 and has been playing since. “A lot has changed since I’ve started playing [varsity]”, he said. “The speed of the game is a lot faster and I need to pay attention to what is going on around me to help us in the situation."  During games, Zane showed his skill by scoring touchdowns. He got help from his teammates and was very happy to spend the season with the...

Wildcats Made History Hosting First-Ever Home Playoff Game

Wildcats Made History Hosting First-Ever Home Playoff Game

January 5, 2018

The Western Wayne Wildcats football team ended their 2017 regular season by topping the West Scranton Invaders 27-19 to secure their seventh win of the season and to finish with an incredible 7-3 record. Winning the game against West Scranton gave the Cats home field advantage during their first district playoff game in school history, played at the Sharkey Rosetti Sports Complex against Lake-Lehman.   However, the game ended in a heartbreaking loss for the Cats with a score of 27-26. Although the “Our defense stepped up in the second half,” Head Coach Randy Wolff said. “But I thought...

Jake Pasake Is on Fast Track to Leaving Legacy at WWHS

Jake Pasake Is on Fast Track to Leaving Legacy at WWHS

Alex Featherman, Staff Reporter

January 5, 2018

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Jake Pasake is not a typical high school athlete. Throughout his high school career, Pasake has achieved a significant amount of athletic achievements, currently holding many of our school's records in track and field and cross country. As he explains, "In 10th grade I was 58th in States for cross country, and my junior year I improved to 12th in states and 5th in districts."   In addition to these district and state awards, Jake also holds the school record for the fastest 2 mile time for cross country (9:53) and five additional track and field records including the 1 mile, 2 mile, 800, 4x400, a...

Cheerleading Can Be Dangerous, but WW Practices Safety Precautions

Cheerleading Can Be Dangerous, but WW Practices Safety Precautions

January 5, 2018

Cheerleading may not seem like a dangerous sport, or a sport at all for that matter. However, it ranked number one for the most catastrophic female sport and number two overall. It is ranked so high because of the injuries and even fatalities that have gone along with it. You may ask yourself, “What makes cheerleading so dangerous?” The answer is stunting and tumbling. Stunting is when a cheerleader goes off the ground onto another person or people. For instance, a “low” has four people, a flyer, two bases, and a back. The flyer jumps into the bases hands and the bases push the flyer...

Track Members Wrap up Season with Indoor Meet

February 16, 2017

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"Select members of the Varsity Track and Field Indoor Team competed at the PTFCA Carnival Meet at Lehigh University on Saturday, February 11. The meet featured athletes from 150 teams across PA, with very tough qualifying standards. To start the day, Trina Barcarola matched her PR in the Pole Vault with a 10-6, placing 9th of 18. Cody Kurtz had a PR in the 400, going 54.34 to place 12th of 23. Jake Pasake ran a 9:08.18 in the 3000, a 12 second PR, and he placed 7th out of 16. The team of Elizabeth Pulice (1:08.8), Morgan Wagner (1:09.1), Annie Skirpan (1:04.1) and Trina Barcarola (1:04.2) ran an official time of 4:26.27 to place 24th out of 30. This meet wraps up the indoor season for most of our athletes."

6-foot-3 Freshman proves to be a Rising Star for Boys’ Basketball: Meet Zach Rovinsky

6-foot-3 Freshman proves to be a Rising Star for Boys’ Basketball: Meet Zach Rovinsky

Maya Black, Staff Reporter

February 7, 2017

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Rising Star freshman Zach Rovinsky has made his way as a valued player for the Boys’ Basketball team with big ambitions.

Track Athletes Set Personal Records and Seasonal Best Times at Susquehanna Indoor Classic

February 6, 2017

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"The Varsity Indoor Track and Field teams recently competed at the Susquehanna Indoor Classic on Sunday, January 29. There were fifty-two teams in attendance from Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Many of our student athletes had personal records (PR's) and season-best times, providing a great jump-start to the outdoor season.

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