Longstreth Relay

The crowd roared with excitement as runners neared the finish line and cheered when Dr. Chaput announced the winners. Athletes warmed up on the sideline while enjoying the fresh spring air, and even as emotions ran high between the athletes, no respect was lost as the runners shook hands after the intense races. On a … Continue reading

 Recruit Numbers Rise

 As Western Reserve Academy assembles for the school year and returning students continue adjusting to the new administrative direction, one cannot helpe but notice the upward trend in the number of sports recruits. WRA Head of School Suzanne Buck is often credited with the new athletic focus. While last year mainly increased numbers in boys … Continue reading

Field Hockey Finishes Fabulously

Field Hockey Finishes Fabulously  Jessica Li ’22Contributing Writer This fall, the field hockey team experienced a very rigorous season that helped all the players improve physically, mentally, and technically. The coaches Mrs. Wiler, Mrs. Valentine, Ms. Donnelly and Ms. Forhan worked hard on creating practices that worked specifically with stick and ball control, team play … Continue reading

Golf Gives it Their All

 Golf Gives it Their All  Johnny Beskid ’22Contributing Writer The golf team had a rollercoaster of a year. They battled to find where they stood in relation to other teams and were able to scratch out a 2-2 record. The team is very grateful to have the opportunity to participate in some very exciting events … Continue reading

Football Fights Ferociously

Football Fights Ferociously  Karthik Reddy ’21Contributing Writer  The varsity football team completed another successful season. Led by Coach Jimmy Moynahan and senior captain Connor Burns, the pioneers ended their season with a winning season of 3-1 with exciting victories against Normandy High school, long-time rival Kiski and Cuyahoga Heights High School. WRA commemorates the seniors … Continue reading

Volleyball Works Towards Victory

 Volleyball Works Towards Victory  Annie Cui ’22Contributing Writer  This season was definitely not a typical one, especially for volleyball as it is one of the only fall sports that had consistent practices indoors. Practicing in an enclosed space was worrying to some players and parents; there were even talks of wearing masks during games! However, … Continue reading

Girls Tennis Tackles Tough Times

 Girls Tennis Tackles Tough Times  Isabella Folio ’22Managing Editor  This year posed a number of challenges for the girls’ tennis team. Other than the obvious coronavirus setbacks, a head coach was not chosen until the end of the season, which caused much confusion and frustration among the team (though Ms. Margaret Sizemore did join as … Continue reading

Cross Country Runs the Show

 Cross Country Runs the Show  Annie Cui ’22Editor  The cross country teams had their first (and last) meet this past month. The girls team won their meet 18 – 43 against Laurel. Our talented runners who placed as varsity are Elba Heddesheimer (1st), Paige Bodnar (2nd), Ellie McGregor (3rd), Nora Namiotka (5th), Tanvi Shah (7th), … Continue reading

Soccer Successfully Ends the Season!

 Soccer Successfully Ends the Season!  Renee Oh ’22Editor  Despite the short season, both boys and girls soccer had a terrific set of games and practices this year. The girls started their season with a 1-1 tie against Cardinal Mooney, and improved to secure many important wins, strongly finishing off their season with a 4-1 win … Continue reading

Athlete Spotlight: Alexandra Bayliss

 Athlete Spotlight: Alexandra Bayliss  Angela Benzigar ’22Contributing Writer Western Reserve Academy hosts a wide range of athletic programs suitable for students at various levels while also providing an opportunity for athletes to shine! Leading the cross country team through another successful season this year is captain Alexandra Bayliss ’21, the athlete of the month!  Alex … Continue reading