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Sophomore Elena Mente prepares before pole vaulting for the Wayland high school track team. My favorite thing to do is pole vault, Mente said. I love getting to meet all new people from it.

Athlete of the Month: Elena Mente

Bella Schreiber May 18, 2022

Sophomore Elena Mente soars through the air, leaping eight feet to land in 11th place at the Twilight meet. Mente was one of two people from Wayland who successfully qualified for Twilights and the only...

Senior Quinn Gleason (front) rows in a double boat. Gleason rows for the Wayland-Weston crew team, and has committed to row for Bates College in the Class of 2026.  I’m always trying to improve and get faster, Gleason said. Now that I’m going to Bates College I want to make sure that when I get there the next fall that I’m in shape and ready to go.

Athlete of the Month: Quinn Gleason

Sasha Libenzon April 27, 2022

At the Head Of The Charles Regatta, eight rowers in orange and maroon suits glide down the river. Sitting in the stroke seat of the boat is senior Quinn Gleason. She focuses closely on her oar as it moves...

Senior Lucas Pralle emerges from the water to take a breath during his 100 meter butterfly event at states. Pralle came in first place at states in his event. It feels amazing to be a part of a team that has performed as well as we have, Pralle said. Everyone puts in the work in practice and our coaches work tirelessly to train and guide us to be the best swimmers we can be.

Athlete of the Month: Lucas Pralle

Sammy Johnson March 26, 2022

Having to deal with COVID-19 and the obstacles that come with it, many members of the Wayland High School swim team have learned to overcome these setbacks and continued to find success this season. For...

Freshman Annie McQuilkin takes a foul shot at a girls varsity basketball game against Bedford. McQuilkin has been passionate about playing basketball since elementary school. I started playing basketball in third grade, right off the bat, I just loved the sport, McQuilkin said. I was always practicing all the time.

Athlete of the Month: Annie McQuilkin

Sasha Libenzon January 31, 2022

Freshman Annie McQuilkin has been in love with dribbling a basketball since she started her journey on the court in third grade. This year, she made the girls varsity basketball team as the sole freshman. McQuilkin...

Waye waits near her spot in the middle of the field after her team scores, taking advantage of the small break in running from offense to defense. “I would say I’m most grateful for the people that I’ve been able to meet, and the friendships I was able to build through this sport,” Waye said.

Athlete of the Month: Jun Waye

Nina Wilson December 11, 2021

For junior Jun Waye, the field hockey field is her happy place. While originally beginning the sport with low expectations, she has found countless unexpected rewards that support her in more ways than...

Senior captain Adam Goodfellow celebrates as he scores a touchdown in the Warriors game against Newton South. Goodfellow went on to score five touchdowns in the 39-6 win. Everything went just as planned and everyone showed up to play, Goodfellow said.

Athlete of the Month: Adam Goodfellow

Sammy Johnson November 2, 2021

The Wayland football team, now 4-4, is just coming off of a loss in its senior night game against the Westford Academy Grey Ghosts. Parents, coaches and spectators honored the seniors on the team for their...

Senior football captain Nick Dresens readies himself for his opponents next play. For the past three years, Dresens has been a largely unstoppable defensive force for the Warriors. I see my greatest strength as being well-rounded, Dresens said. I’m able to defend in the run game as well as drop back into pass coverage and cover receivers and running backs.

Athlete of the Month: Nick Dresens

Michael Nechipurenko May 14, 2021

WHS senior Nick Dresens, a three-year varsity football player, has established himself as one of the best players for the Wayland Warriors, as well as in the entirety of the DCL. After his graduation later...

Senior Luke Tacelli prepares for the upcoming season. The football season was pushed back due to COVID-19.  I am really excited for this upcoming football season because I have worked really hard for it and been waiting for a long time, Tacelli said.

Athlete of the Month: Luke Tacelli

Julia Raymond February 10, 2021

As the football season approaches, senior Luke Tacelli reflects on his love for the game. Tacelli will be continuing his career after high school at Rhodes University in the fall. Tacelli believes his...

Senior Eric Zhang attempts to overtake the attacking player without violating the COVID-19 restrictions. Zhang was a starting center back, a position which he has played for only two years. “When I moved to varsity, I moved from a midfielder to a defender,” Zhang said. “It was probably due to a shortage of defenders and an abundance of midfielders. No one wants to play center-back. You simply dont get a lot of recognition and you missout on being able to dribble, shoot, and the other more fun aspects of soccer. So getting into the mindset that I had to do my job and could only do my job was hard at first.”

Athlete of the Month: Eric Zhang

Dante Coppola December 11, 2020

This year, fall athletics were in jeopardy due to COVID-19, but most WHS teams were able to complete in a drastically altered season. Some teams saw major rule and policy changes that completely changed...

Sophomore Jason Shu watches an ongoing meet before it’s his turn to race.

Jason Shu: Another set toward success

Jonathan Zhang April 30, 2020

For sophomore Jason Shu, swimming is more than just a sport. It’s a safe haven from the challenges of school, and something that keeps him going. Although Shu was recently crowned fastest sophomore in...

Boys varsity lacrosse captain Michael Lampert cradles the ball as an opposing player attempts to steal the ball. He runs while using his size to his advantage, looking for an opening to throw the ball for a play. “I would say my biggest challenge has been people doubting my size,” Lampert said. “I have overcome this by doing extra workouts to show people that I can use my size to my advantage.”

Athlete of the Month: Michael Lampert

Joanna Barrow , Alyssa Dickstein, and May 15, 2019

Senior Michael Lampert recently became the top scoring player ever to play lacrosse at Wayland High School. In fact, Lampert’s love of lacrosse even predates the existence of Wayland’s youth lacrosse...

For the winter Wayland track team, Karbowski participated in the 100, 200, long jump, 4x200 and the 4x100 relay. Representing Wayland in many events, Karbowski made sure to push his limits during his practices. “I actually did the workouts instead of just walking around the track, Karbowski said. I never skipped; I went to every practice.”

Athlete of the Month: Jack Karbowski

Ellie Tyska March 12, 2019

As a senior captain for the winter track team for Wayland High School, senior Jack Karbowski was able to finish off the season strong and make some history for Wayland track for the 4x2 relay and long...

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