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The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

The Student News Site of Wilde Lake High School

The Paw Print

Wilde Lake Varsity Softball Clinches Historical Regional Championship Victory

Greta Giuliano, Lee Lewis, and Blaiz Blackston | June 10, 2022

After scoring three runs in the first inning and holding their ground against the undefeated Reservoir High School, Wilde Lake Varsity Softball secured a 7-5 win, crowning them as regional champions. According to senior second baseman Brooke Webster, the game was a “back and forth”, with the Wildecats scoring 3 runs in the first inning and holding Reservoir back for the next couple of innings....

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After Bumpy Start, Boys Basketball Nets Winning Season, But Falls Short in Playoffs

Blaiz Blackston, Staff Writer | March 30, 2022

For team captain Enosh Minney, this season was filled with trials and tribulations. With a 9-7 record, the team booked a winning season, but fell short in their first playoff game in a heartbreaking loss against Long Reach.  From the start, the season wasn’t typical. “Playing the first game and then the season getting postponed was a big challenge for all of us, but we managed,” said...

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Wilde Lake Rises to the Top of Howard County Cheer

Gabrielle Olibris, Staff Writer | February 15, 2022

In October, Wilde Lake Cheer was crowned Howard County Champions for the first time since cheerleading became an official varsity sport in 2005. Then, they went on to set a regional record.  Wilde Lake Cheer has been climbing the ranks of Maryland Cheer since 2018. This is the first time a Fall Varsity team has reached the State Semi-final competition and the program's second appearance in the...

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Wilde Lake’s Female Athletes Changing the Game

Greta Giuliano, Staff Editor | February 13, 2022

Lauren Jascewsky is the only girl on the 24-player Howard County Wolves hockey team. D’Asia Dendy is the only girl on the Wilde Lake wrestling team. Coach Chantal Ridlon is the only female football coach at Wilde Lake. Lauren, D’Asia, and Coach Ridlon are some of Wilde Lake’s female athletes in male-dominated sports. Lauren can still recall her first hockey practice with an all-male...

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Wilde Lake Cross Country Team is Small but Mighty

Marran Frigo, Staff Writer | November 3, 2021

With Cross Country season in full swing, it's time for teams to show that they haven't been slacking off after a year of hybrid learning. This year's team, made up of 20 or so runners, is small compared to other schools. But what they lack in size, they make up for in strength. Unlike other sports, there are no tryouts for Cross Country, and everyone makes the team. That means that anyone who wants...

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Wildecat Athletes Return to the Field with Full Course Load

Arielle Levine, News Editor | November 3, 2021

Every day, after school, freshman Ethan James sneaks off to the media center for forty-five minutes of studying before his soccer practice. At 2:45, Ethan rushes down to the locker room to change before practice starts at 3:00. Right after practice when Ethan arrives home, he starts his homework again, slowly chipping away at the pile until it’s gone. Ethan says he prioritizes work, but that it's...

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Wilde Lake Softball Makes a Playoff Run After Historic Season

Ian Cruz and Rowley Jackson | June 10, 2021

Wilde Lake softball has not had a winning record in the past two decades. But, that changed in the 2021 season when the varsity team went 7-4 this season, shutting out teams and causing forfeits as they went along. As the new season started amid a pandemic, junior Veronica Goode says the team was worried that someone would contract Covid.  A new normal was facing them—one where masks are...

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A Season That’s Not About Winning

Rowley Jackson | May 4, 2021

When players returned to the fields for the 2020-2021 soccer season after a year of uncertainty, they spent every second possible having fun and appreciating the opportunity to play. Never sure whether they’d be able to see the season through to its end, both the boys and girls soccer teams were focused on making memories while they could. With the boys’ team winning the state championship and...

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Ezra playing Sims on a Sunday afternoon. He says the reason he plays varies from checking on [his] households or as a form of escapism.
COVID Has Caused a “Rollercoaster” of Mental Health
Zoe MacDiarmid and Arielle Levine June 17, 2022

Before March 13, 2020, then-freshman Ezra Lynch described their life as normal.  Ezra had just finished his second show for Wilde Lake’s...

Varsity Cheer Ends Historic Season
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