Panther Prints

Racing to success

Senior Grant Wilcox poses in Oklahoma State University gear.

by Jad Baajour, Sports Editor

December 5, 2019

Senior Grant Wilcox committed to a Division I college for cross-country on Oct. 21 after receiving an athletic scholarship from Oklahoma State University. “His goal has been to run at a Division I school,” mother Lauri Wilcox said. “I think he’s thrilled that he’s good enough that some amazing program...

Fresh start

Proud Coach: Rose smiles on Sept. 13 as she watches her new cheer team perform at the pep rally. This was their first performance of the year, so she felt excited to see her cheerleaders show the school what they’re capable of.

by Carrieona Moncure, Reporter

November 13, 2019

There’s been modest changes this school year, including the new cheer coach Cheyanne Rose. With a strong ambition to know her future, Rose has always wanted to be an English teacher and cheer coach. “I always wanted to do this; now I'm living my dream,” Rose said. “It doesn’t even feel like ...

Golden boy

Golden Girls, Golden Smiles: Junior Charles Igbo laughs at something another drill team manager says Friday, Nov. 1. The managers gathered at the beginning of practice on the band pad to prepare for the football game against Plano West later that night. “Usually I ride with band to the games, but before halftime I go with [the Golden Girls] and I stand on the sidelines and do whatever I [need] to,” Igbo said. “It’s always exciting.”

by Makayla Herron, Copy and Online Editor

November 6, 2019

Junior Charles Igbo stands with the other managers, discussing the agenda for the practice and watching the dancers warm up, occasionally cheering them on. They meet the directors at the front to help gather supplies, which Igbo quickly jumps at the chance to do. His co-managers and the dancers all smile at hi...

Drill team lieutenant, Pom Squad

Senior lieutenant Kaytie Cooke standing front-center at the pep rally on Sept. 13, 2019.

by Isis Martin, Reporter

October 24, 2019

Golden Girl and Senior Lieutenant Kaytie Cooke may look like an average dancer at pep rallies and football games, but beyond the field Cooke is preparing for a spot on Texas Tech University’s Pom Squad. “It was really intimidating being next to the Pom Squad,” Cooke said.  In early September, C...

Plano East vs. Prosper High

Driving down the field: Junior quarterback Dylan Hayden hands the football off to Senior running back Trey Scott-Jones during the Sep. 27 football game against Prosper High School. This run helped set up a missed field goal attempt in the first quarter. Photo by Morgan Brown.

by Ethan Johnson, Sports Reporter

September 30, 2019

Before the Sept. 27 game, SportsDayHS projected Plano East to lose to Prosper High School by 30 points, but when the clock read 0:00, the score was 42-0 Prosper.  Prosper came out hot, scoring a short passing touchdown on their first drive. The game was a defensive battle until halftime, with neither ...

Lock Talk: Episode 2

by Jad Baajour, Sports Editor

September 16, 2019

Bigger than football

Coach Rapp teaches 4th period AP Economics on Sep. 6th.

by Jad Baajour, Sports Editor

September 13, 2019

Following his cardiac arrest that occurred on Aug. 16, Assistant Football Coach Tom Rapp returned to both teaching and coaching on Aug. 20 while continuing his recovery process. Rapp is entering his 44th year of teaching economics and coaching football as they have both become a major part of his lif...

Lock Talk: Episode 1

by Jad Baajour, Sports Editor

September 5, 2019

Dressing Out Becomes Dressing Down

Junior and soccer player Dylan Mandala holds a soccer ball and shows off his earing on April 23.

by Gracie Warhurst, Reporter

April 30, 2019

The male athletics dress code faced significant changes for the first time since Tom Gray, John Clark and Tom Kimbrough who played a key role as the forerunners of the athletics program in Plano high schools. The most notable changes include a lift on the ban of earrings, facial hair and long hair on bo...

Tracking Down First Place

by Hayden Schrauff, Reporter

April 17, 2019

The panthers men’s varsity and women’s junior varsity teams took home first place in the District 9-6A meet with scores of 148 and 186, respectively, while the men’s junior varsity and women’s varsity teams took home second place with scores of 137.32 and 136. The meet took place in Kimbroug...