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Lee-ding the way \\ Sophomore Tristan Lee runs the ball during a scrimmage against Plano West at Clark Stadium Sept. 17. The next two games, including this weeks homecoming game, are cancelled due to positive Covid-19 cases in the varsity football program.

Next two varsity football games scrapped!

writer: Casi Thedford, Adviser
October 7, 2020
Catch me if you can \\    Running from a defender, sophomore Terrell Washington, runs the ball and gets a first down, while playing quarterback against Plano West.

Return to the Field 

writer: Katie Borchetta, Staff Reporter
September 30, 2020
On the run \\ During an after school football workout, senior running back Sergio Aguero, practices without pads, but with his face mask to abide by the new UIL regulations Aug. 17.

Athletes behind masks 

writer: Katie Borchetta, Staff Reporter
September 2, 2020
Time’s up \\ Running at the Desoto track meet Feb. 22, senior Emily Flores competes in one of her final high school runs. The track season, and all spring sports, were cut short due to the coronavirus quarantine. Flores will continue running at Cowley College in the fall.

Rushing off to college

writer: Isabella Flores, journalism student
April 28, 2020
Practice cancelled // With her mitt in hand, senior Nia Carter practices with her team to prepare for their next game. The girls varsity softball team held a winning record of 13-5 and continued to dominate as a powerhouse. However due to the COVID-19 pandemic, their season came to an abrupt end, affecting both students and staff. “Our team was something different this year,” Carter said. “We had a very strong offense that made it possible for us to win games. We weren't able to start district play, but we knew we started to make some of our opponents chatter about us.”

Timeout on sports

writer: Enoch Olajimi, Sports Editor
April 7, 2020
At the top \\ Senior D'Andre Brown wins the 5A state championship in his weight class.

Making history

writer: Abrianna Gilkey, yearbook staff
February 28, 2020
Bench Hype // Ben Colburn and his teammates cheer on their team as they play against the Lovejoy Leopards for a spot in the playoffs Feb 14. The boys won with a score of 52-43 and advanced to playoffs for the first time since 2014. “We showed lots of resilience that wasn't there all season,” senior Benjamin Colburn said. “Lovejoy is a solid team, but it was our night.”

Nothing but playoffs

writer: Enoch Olajimi, Sports Editor
February 20, 2020
Showstopper \\ From Texas Tech to Kansas City, Patrick Mahomes' North Texas roots stem back to this school. The Class of 2012 defeated the would-be Superbowl MVP when he was a senior in high school.

W.E. beat Mahomes

writer: Ashtyn Arp, journalism student
February 10, 2020
More harm than good \\ Rockets GM Daryl Morey's tweet is a simple case of freedom of speech. China is overreacting. Cutting ties with the NBA harms their citizens the most.

NBA vs. China 

writer: David Wooten
October 21, 2019
Level the playing field \\ Celebrating the 2016 World Cup U.S.A. Womens National team 10-0 win, a young Breanna Wooten wants equal pay for her role models.

Women’s soccer is outrageously underpaid

writer: Breanna Wooten
October 18, 2019
Uphill Battle // Pushing through to the end, junior Sarah Avila plows uphill to complete her run at the Lovejoy XC Fall Festival Sep. 21. The girls cross country team placed first at the competition and returned home with medals. “I was beyond excited about learning the girls placed first,” head cross country coach Justin Eddy said. “I had to stare at the results for a while until it sunk in.” photo by Cameron Johnson.

Mud, sweat, tears, & XC

writer: Enoch Olajimi, Sports Editor
October 1, 2019
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The mission of the Wylie East High School news site is to inform, educate and entertain readers. Established Jan. 13, 2011. Principal: Mrs. Tiffany Doolan; Adviser: Mrs. Casi Thedford