Wildcats on an honour roll; sports aplenty

William E. Hay’s awards night will take place Oct. 11 from 7:30 till 8:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Centre.

Stettler Wildcats’ Brent Schweer serves during senior action last week against Lacombe.

William E. Hay’s awards night will take place Oct. 11 from 7:30 till 8:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Centre.

All of the students who received an honour award from last year are invited to attend the honours breakfast at the Stettler community hall Oct. 8 at 7 a.m.

The high school will be showing Back to the 80’s. The production will run from Nov. 20 to 23 for the public to enjoy.

Last June, the William E. Hay gay straight alliance club (GSA) — alliance being the important word — held its first meeting, after months of planning. The GSA club is for everyone who believes in acceptance and wants to promote and stand for equality for everyone. The club meets every Tuesday at lunch.

Last week, Ms. Stayura’s Bio 20 classes got the opportunity to dissect fetal pigs, as part of a science experiment.

William E. Hay’s French club had its first meeting last Monday. The group members went over various topics to plan their trip to London and Paris. The group departs in March for the week of spring break.


Last Wednesday, the senior boys’ Wildcats hosted Lacombe in their season home-opener.

The play was tight, with Lacombe winning in the final set 16-14. The game started out with a close set. The Wildcats won the first set in extra points 28-26. They lost the second and third sets, but came back and won the fourth set 25-23.

“The team was showing great unity,” said Wildcats coach Jefferson McClung.

Wildcats captain Braden Deagle was a strong player at the net, with a number of powerful attacks.

The MVP of the game went to the Wildcats’ Alden Mueller for showing his skill with strong attacks, great coverage and good passes.

Last week, the Wildcat senior and JV girls played H.J. Cody (the Sylvan Lake Lakers).

The senior Wildcats lost three of four sets. The JV Wildcats lost three of four close-scoring sets. The score was 25-18 in one match and 25-22 in the other two matches.

“The girls played their hearts out,” said Stettler coach Corinne Stephenson. “H.J. Cody is a club team, so we are very proud of (the Wildcats) for coming so close in each match.”

On the weekend, the JV boys’ and girls’ teams played in a tournament in Rocky Mountain House. The JV boys placed first in the Rocky event, while the JV girls tied for third.

The Wildcat senior boys travelled to New Norway on the weekend for a tourney. The Wildcats took home third place and were involved in some competitive games. Stettler’s Jade Chapman won MVP for his great passes and digs on the backcourt.

In the end, the Wildcats lost a chance at the finalist position to Coronation.

This Monday, the Stettler boys hosted Ponoka.

“It was a tough loss,” said coach McClung.

Rookie Jade Chapman again earned MVP honours for Stettler.

Chapman was recognized “for his consistency with the passes and defence on the back row,” McClung said.


The William E. Hay cross-country runners participated in the Spartan invitational hosted by New Norway high school last Thursday.

“My wish for any runner is to cross the finish line upright and smiling,” said Wildcats coach Lorrie Stayura.

“Those who ran in Wetaskiwin last weekend all improved immensely and those making their first major mark on the running scene performed well.”

Grade 9 student Alyssa Henderson placed third in her race. Max McHollister of Grade 9 and Alicia Nibourg of Grade 11 placed in the top 15, and senior Corey Garbutt finished 16th.

Nikita Lachowsky of Grade 11 “ran her first race ever,” coach Stayura said.

— Wildcat Corner


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