WHS cheerleaders compete at state UIL contest

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 19, 2022 Whitney High School cheerleaders competed at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) state cheerleading competition in Fort Worth last week. Pictured (l to r) are: front row - Macy McBrayer, Riley Cutrer, Hope Ivers, Mackenzie Cutrer, Caitlin Poore, Ragynn Ruesch and Claire Allen; back row - Ally McCreery, Macy McKinney, … Continue reading WHS cheerleaders compete at state UIL contest

Whitney team wins basketball tournament

January 19, 2022 The Whitney Eighth Grade Boys Basketball A Team won the recent Whitney tournament. Pictured (l to r) are Jadyn Barnett, Brodie Hilton, Mason Pelham, Landon Bennett, Connor Marino, Delvion Walter, Bryan Sanchez. Not pictured are: Jayden Ward, Angel Saucedo and Kyren Howard.

Whitney High School band member advances to state

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 12, 2022 Jonah Cottongame Whitney High School band member Jonah Cottongame has been selected as a member of the 2022 Association of Texas Small School Bands (ATSSB) All-State Band. Cottongame, a sophomore, was chosen for the honor in competitive auditions held this year across the state at region and area levels. … Continue reading Whitney High School band member advances to state

Lady Cats 4-1 in district play

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 12, 2022 The Whitney High School varsity basketball team's season is well underway, and the Lady Wildcats currently have a district record of 4-1. The team has defeated McGregor, Clifton, Riesel and Waco Harmony, and fell short to Troy by 11 points. The Lady Cats were set to face West Tuesday … Continue reading Lady Cats 4-1 in district play

Whitney High School band students wrap up intense competitive events

Submitted by Band Director Josh Nowlin January 12, 2022 Last Saturday, the Whitney High School band wrapped up a unique competition where students competed at the state level with literally tens of thousands of other band students across the state. They learned college level music and performed in a blind audition for a panel of … Continue reading Whitney High School band students wrap up intense competitive events

Seventh grade team wins Whitney tournament

Editor: Shannon Cottongame January 12, 2022 The Whitney Middle School Seventh Grade “A” basketball team won the Whitney tournament held Saturday, January 8. Pictured are (l to r): front row - Colt Poore, Fisher Watson, Keegan Estill, Jaxon Landrum, Johnny Ayres and Rylan Smith; back row - Sean Warren, Kade McFadden, Jordan McGill and Leo … Continue reading Seventh grade team wins Whitney tournament

Whitney ISD receives clean, unmodified opinion in audit

Editor: Shannon Cottongame The Whitney ISD Board of Trustees met Monday, December 13, in a regular session to hear administrator reports and review the district’s audit report. The board heard a summary of the audit from Jaynes, Reitmeier, Boyd and Therrell for the 2020-2021 school year. A representative with JRBT thanked everyone who assisted with … Continue reading Whitney ISD receives clean, unmodified opinion in audit

Whitney Middle School students participate in UIL contests

Reporter: Ellie Mahan December 22, 2021 Pictured (l to r) are: front row - Alyssa Ward, Olive Kuykendal, Cimone Green, Taryn Ross, Jada Fulferback row: Abigail Ewing, Olivia Delong, Keira Dingrando, and Allie Griffin. On December 3 and 8, Whitney Middle School students competed in UIL academic contests and placed 7th overall. The results are … Continue reading Whitney Middle School students participate in UIL contests

Wildcats’ season ends in second round of playoffs

Sports Writer: Brent Cook November 24, 2021 The Whitney Wildcats clawed and fought for four quarters Thursday night at Tyler Rose Stadium, giving No. 3 ranked Mount Vernon its toughest test of the season. But in the end, the undefeated Tigers employed a blazing-quick offensive assault to power past and pull away from the Wildcats … Continue reading Wildcats’ season ends in second round of playoffs

FFA Members Attend National Convention

Editor: Shannon Cottongame November 24, 2021 Whitney FFA would like to thank the community for its help in sending Whitney High School students to the National FFA Convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana in October. Instructors reported that the students had a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet members from throughout the U.S. and participate … Continue reading FFA Members Attend National Convention

Wildcats power past Goats to claim bi-district championship

Sports writer: Brent Cook November 17, 2021 Whitney to face Mount Vernon Thursday… The Wildcat defense stuffed and smashed the Groesbeck Goats for all four quarters Friday and produced its second shutout of the season. If there is a guaranteed game plan to secure a win, it’s keeping the opponent off the scoreboard. Facing the … Continue reading Wildcats power past Goats to claim bi-district championship

WISD board reviews district, campus improvement plans

Reporter: Ellie Mahan November 17, 2021 The Whitney ISD Board of Trustees met Monday, November 8, in a regular session to hear district and campus improvement plans and consider multiple other agenda items. Melissa Marbut, Director of Assessment and Accountability, presented the District Improvement Plan in which she explained six areas of focus for how … Continue reading WISD board reviews district, campus improvement plans

Wildcats win again, playoff game set for Friday night

Sports writer: Brent Cook November 10, 2021 Whitney to face Grosebeck at Waco ISD Stadium... The Whitney Wildcats took care of business Friday night at Wildcat Stadium, closing out the regular season with a 35-7 victory. Facing Life Oak Cliff, the Wildcats (5-5, 4-2) fine-tuned the game plan in preparation for a return trip to … Continue reading Wildcats win again, playoff game set for Friday night

Wildcats focus on playoffs with another district win

Sports Writer: Brent Cook November 3, 2021 With a last-minute touchdown run from senior quarterback Garrett Peacock, the Whitney Wildcats (4-5, 3-2) shocked the Maypearl Panthers Friday night with a thrilling 37-34 victory. “We for sure kept everyone in their seats until the final horn,” said Whitney Head Coach Mark Byrd. The Panthers mounted a … Continue reading Wildcats focus on playoffs with another district win

Principal appreciation month observed at Whitney ISD

Reporter: Ellie Mahan November 3, 2021 Since October was Principal Appreciation Month, we thought we would help readers get to know the principals of Whitney schools just a little bit better. We're kicking off November with a question and answer session with the leaders that Wildcat students see every day at school. Amber Seely has … Continue reading Principal appreciation month observed at Whitney ISD

Wildcat band makes area finals

Editor: Shannon Cottongame October 27, 2021 The long hours of practice put in by the Whitney High School band and color guard since the summer was evident Saturday, October 23, as they competed in the area round of the University Interscholastic League (UIL) marching contest in Robinson. After a morning performance, the band advanced to … Continue reading Wildcat band makes area finals

Lady ‘Cats add a win against McGregor

Editor: Shannon Cottongame October 27, 2021 The Whitney High School varsity volleyball team defeated McGregor Friday, October 22. The Lady 'Cats won in five sets (25-22, 18-25, 9-25, 25-14 and 15-11). Whitney will wrap up its season on the road against Waco Harmony Tuesday, October 26. Pictured is sophomore Jaycee Green at the net against … Continue reading Lady ‘Cats add a win against McGregor

Grandview sprints past Wildcats to 55-10 victory

Sport Writer: Brent Cook October 27, 2021 Whitney to face Maypearl in a must-win matchup… Following a near upset of the state-ranked West Trojans, the Whitney Wildcats had high hopes heading into last Friday’s showdown with the No. 7 Grandview Zebras at Wildcat Stadium. But Grandview had different plans. Plans that included a 55-10 victory, … Continue reading Grandview sprints past Wildcats to 55-10 victory

Wildcat bonfire and pep rally conducted

Editor: Shannon Cottongame October 27, 2021 The Whitney Wildcats and fans enjoyed a bonfire and pep rally Wednesday night, October 20, behind Cedar Creek Baptist Church. The event was inspired by students and organized and sponsored by the Whitney Athletic Booster Club, Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce, City of Whitney, Brookshire’s and Cedar Creek Baptist … Continue reading Wildcat bonfire and pep rally conducted

Undefeated Trojans narrowly escape Wildcats

Sports Writer: Brent Cook October 20, 2021 Senior Orrin Green races past the West Trojans. Green scored the Wildcats' lone touchdown on the night with an 85-yard kick return. The Whitney Wildcats squared off against the No. 7 West Trojans in a grinding defensive battle Friday night and the fight went down to the final … Continue reading Undefeated Trojans narrowly escape Wildcats

WHS student recognized by FCA

Editor: Shannon Cottongame October 13, 2021 The Burton Lawless College Scholarship was presented to two recipients, including a Whitney student, at the 22nd Annual Grant Teaff Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) Golf Tournament. Burton is a Leadership Board member in the Heart of Texas area and a Super Bowl champion with the Dallas Cowboys. The … Continue reading WHS student recognized by FCA

WHS Crowns 2021 Homecoming Queen

Editor: Shannon Cottongame October 6, 2021 Whitney High School homecoming queen Macy McKinney was crowned during halftime ceremonies of the Wildcat football game Friday night, October 1. In a moving ceremony, Macy was escorted by members of the Waco Police Department as a tribute to her late father Michael McKinney, who was a Waco officer … Continue reading WHS Crowns 2021 Homecoming Queen

School resource officer ensures safety and smiles at Whitney ISD

Reporter: Ellie Mahan October 6, 2021 SRO Curtis Rust After gaining a little over ten years of background in law enforcement, Officer Curtis Rust took on the position as Whitney’s School Resource Officer (SRO). Going on his third year as Whitney’s SRO, Officer Rust has been striving to make the staff members and the students … Continue reading School resource officer ensures safety and smiles at Whitney ISD

Whitney Wildcats dance to 68-0 homecoming victory over Knights

Sports Writer: Brent Cook October 6, 2021 Senior Dalton Wooten attacks the A-Plus Academy Knights last Friday night. Starring on both sides of the ball, Wooten tallied two rushing touchdowns and 10 tackles. Whitney put on a dazzling display for homecoming at Wildcat Stadium last Friday night with four quarters of football fireworks. Facing the … Continue reading Whitney Wildcats dance to 68-0 homecoming victory over Knights

Wildcats dominate Dallas Madison in district opener

Sports Writer: Brent Cook September 29, 2021 It was a dominating district debut for the Whitney Wildcats at Pleasant Grove Stadium last Friday night. Facing the athletic Dallas Madison Trojans (2-3, 0-1) and their highly recruited quarterback, the Wildcats (2-3, 1-0) came out firing and never backed down. Whitney maintained the lead for the entire … Continue reading Wildcats dominate Dallas Madison in district opener

Whitney ISD Board holds September meeting, approves retention stipend

Reporter: Ellie Mahan September 22, 2021 The Whitney Independent School District Board of Trustees met in a regular session Monday, September 13. At the meeting, trustees approved a retention stipend for employees, presented a display honoring the military, heard administrator reports and considered multiple agenda items. The board voted to spend part of the district’s … Continue reading Whitney ISD Board holds September meeting, approves retention stipend

Panthers overpower Wildcats as district play lies ahead

Sports Writer: Brent Cook September 22, 2021 The Whitney Wildcats’ Marcus Wilson clears a path for a middle from quarterback Garrett Peacock. Peacock racked up 223 total yards on the night against Mart. With a mix of big offensive plays and bruising defensive stands last Friday night at Wildcat Stadium, the #1 ranked Mart Panthers … Continue reading Panthers overpower Wildcats as district play lies ahead

Lady ‘Cats defeat Riesel at home

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 15, 2021 The Whitney High School varsity volleyball team defeated Riesel 3-1 Friday night, September 10, at home. Riesel won the first set 27-25, and Whitney took the next three by scores of 25-18, 25-7 and 25-22. The Lady 'Cats were scheduled to take on Troy at home Tuesday, September 14, … Continue reading Lady ‘Cats defeat Riesel at home

Wildcats’ fight falls short against Rogers

Sports Writer: Brent Cook September 15, 2021 Senior Orrin Green paves the way for sophomore Demari Wilson to sprint past the Rogers defense. Wilson starred for the Wildcats in Friday’s game, racking up 124 all-purpose yards. The Whitney Wildcats started strong Friday night, but with a fourth-quarter stand, the Rogers Eagles soared to victory. Under … Continue reading Wildcats’ fight falls short against Rogers

Whitney Wildcats blast past Rockets 31-6

Sports Writer: Brent Cook September 8, 2021 The Whitney Wildcats traveled south to face the Robinson Rockets Friday night, firing on all cylinders and blasting to a 31-6 win. The victory moved the Wildcats to 1-1 on the season and showcased the potential of this year’s squad. Senior quarterback Garrett Peacock was on a clear … Continue reading Whitney Wildcats blast past Rockets 31-6

Lady ‘Cats get win at home

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 1, 2021 The Whitney High School varsity volleyball team defeated La Vega in all three sets (25-11, 25-15, 25-19) at home Friday, August 27. Pictured above at the net are #2 Caitlyn Panuco and #13 Jaycee Green. The Lady 'Cats were scheduled to play Hillsboro at home Tuesday, August 31, before … Continue reading Lady ‘Cats get win at home

Quinlan Ford races to season-opening win against Wildcats

Sports Writer: Brent Cook September 1, 2021 Senior Kyler Cryns slips past the Quinlan Ford defense Friday night at Wildcat Stadium. Cryns led the Wildcats in receiving with 54 yards and a touchdown. Whitney returns to action Friday in Robinson. The Quinlan Ford Panthers stormed into Wildcat Stadium to start the season on Friday night … Continue reading Quinlan Ford races to season-opening win against Wildcats

Lady Wildcats back in action

Editor: Shannon Cottongame August 25, 2021 The Whitney High School varsity volleyball team has been warming up for the district schedule with scrimmages, games and tournaments this month. The Lady 'Cats are scheduled to compete in the Valley Mills tournament this week. See a complete season schedule on the Wildcat Spirit Page on page 7. … Continue reading Lady Wildcats back in action

High hopes fuel Wildcats’ return to football field

Sports Writer: Brent Cook August 25, 2021 The Whitney Wildcats march back onto the field of green this Friday with a mission of re-establishing the program as a fast and furious football squad with the talent and teamwork to return to the playoffs. Kickoff for the season-opener is set for 7:30 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium, … Continue reading High hopes fuel Wildcats’ return to football field

Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce welcomes members

Editor: Shannon Cottongame August 25, 2021 The Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce recently hosted a ribbon cutting to welcome Browns Bee Removal and Apiary to the chamber. The Browns can be found every Saturday at the Lake Whitney Farmers Market at 100 N. Brazos in Whitney. They can also be reached at 682-433-3393. Pictured are … Continue reading Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce welcomes members

Wildcats prepare for 2021 season

Editor: Shannon Cottongame August 18, 2021 The Whitney High School varsity football team traveled to Hillsboro for the first scrimmage of the 2021 season last week. The Cats will host Clifton at 7:15 p.m. Thursday, August 19, for the final tuneup game before the regular season. Whitney will begin the regular season at home against … Continue reading Wildcats prepare for 2021 season