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

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

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

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

Whitney ISD board opts to fund dual-credit tuition

Reporter: Ellie Mahan October 27, 2021 The Whitney ISD Board of Trustees met Monday, October 18, in a regular session to hear five presentations, hear administrator reports and consider multiple agenda items. In the September school board meeting, board members discussed the difficulties administrators were facing with ordering college textbooks for dual-credit students due to … Continue reading Whitney ISD board opts to fund dual-credit tuition

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 for excellence

Reporter: Ellie Mahan October 20, 2021 Amy Leech, principal of Whitney High School, is pictured presenting a certificate to Timothy Baker for being named a commended student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program for achieving scholastic excellence on his SAT. Approximately 34,000 commended students across the nation are being recognized for their exceptional academic … Continue reading WHS student recognized for excellence

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

Pioneer Days Festival set for this Saturday downtown

Editor: Shannon Cottongame September 29, 2021 The Lake Whitney Chamber of Commerce will present the 46th annual Pioneer Days festival Saturday, October 2, and the annual carnival will get underway Thursday evening and continue through the event. Carnival games and rides will operate in the downtown area from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday and Friday … Continue reading Pioneer Days Festival set for this Saturday downtown

WHS bass fishing team competes

Reporter: Ellie Mahan August 29, 2021 Whitney High School’s first fishing team competed in the Central Texas High School Tournament Trail at Lake Waco Sunday, September 19. The bass team is open to high school students, and those who join compete for scholarship opportunities and prizes. Whitney registered four female teams and two male teams. … Continue reading WHS bass fishing team competes