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The girls varsity cross country team placed 4th at the preliminary round of CIF. With finals approaching, they are striving to place in the top seven and compete in the state championships.

Girls varsity cross country advances to CIF finals

Laura Teegarden, Feature Section Editor November 17, 2023

The girls varsity cross country team will attend the 2023 CIF finals on Nov. 18 at Mt. Sac after a season of hard work and success. They cleared preliminaries by placing 4th on Nov. 11 as a team, sprinting...

WHS varsity water polo plays Oaks Christian High School at home on Oct. 25. Benet Fujikake ‘26 shot the ball while being pressed by an Oaks defender, eventually scoring for the team.

Boys waterpolo succeeds following change from D3 to D1

Gianna Byrd, Staff Writer November 6, 2023

The boys varsity waterpolo team finished their season with a 22–6 overall record, placing second in the Marmonte league. They snagged a spot for CIF but suffered a loss in the first round. The team...

Umpires constantly focus on the ball game they are administering. In between pitches they are at ease and standing up straight, but the moment the pitcher begins their windup, the umpire crouches down into the saddle position, ready for the next pitch. The saddle position is depicted in the image above.

Umpiring as a first time job

Shane Douglas, co-editor-in-chief November 2, 2023

Review: There’s no doubt that most high school students are incredibly busy. Between juggling academic classes, extracurricular activities and sports, it’s difficult to balance a daily schedule while...

Messi delivers at Inter Miami FC

Messi delivers at Inter Miami FC

Kalia Bell and Sania Gali October 5, 2023

A loud ovation engrossed DRV PNK Stadium, Florida as World–Cup and seven–time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi stepped onto the pitch as a substitute for Major League Soccer team Inter Miami in the...

FACING OFF: WHS senior running back Ife Orekoya ‘24 battles against Thousand Oaks’ Silas Kemp  as TOHS fights their way into the endzone. The game, on Sept. 1, ended in a TOHS defeat over WHS in a 27-3 win.

WHS varsity football prepares to battle Paraclete at annual homecoming game

Kalia Bell and Sania Gali September 7, 2023
On Sept. 9 at 7 p.m., WHS varsity football will face off against Paraclete High School for the homecoming football game at the WHS stadium.
CELEBRATING VICTORY: The France national football team, Les Bleus, celebrates their 2018 World Cup victory after the final match of the competition. They won 4-2 against the Croatia national football team.

World Cup excites fans around globe

Laura Teegarden, Staff Writer November 18, 2022

The 22nd World Cup kicks off on Nov. 20 in Qatar, hosting 32 different soccer teams from around the world. Beginning with the match between Qatar and Ecuador, many fans look forward to watching the teams...

BASEBALL LEGENDS: Albert Pujols (right) and Robinson Canó (left) stand near second base at Yankee Stadium on April 14, 2012, chatting in-between pitches. Canó has been playing major league baseball for 17 seasons, and Pujols has been a part of the MLB for 22 seasons. Pujols is expected to retire from the MLB after the 2022 season. While Canó has not announced retirement yet, he is currently not officially signed to an MLB team, after being released from the New York Mets during the 2022 season.

Legacies of Albert Pujols and Serena Williams

Shane Douglas, Sports Section Editor October 13, 2022

A multitude of all–time great athletes have withstood the test of time, continuing their passions and legacies within the professional sports world. However, as the next generation of athletes creates...

Special Olympics swimmer Owen Ostergard joins WHS swim team

Special Olympics swimmer Owen Ostergard joins WHS swim team

Allan Tieu April 1, 2022

Owen Ostergard ‘22 becomes the only person with Down syndrome to join the WHS varsity swim team. Ostergard first gained interest in the sport back when he was a child after first seeing world–renowned...

L.A. Rams reach Super Bowl

L.A. Rams reach Super Bowl

Shane Douglas February 11, 2022

The drought has ended. Well, maybe not in California, but the Bengals Super Bowl drought has ended, as they have plowed their way to their first–ever Super Bowl appearance in 30 years. However, the...

Shohei Ohtani’s MLB success

Shohei Ohtani’s MLB success

Shane Douglas December 13, 2021

“Showtime! Show me the money!” shouts Angels announcer, Mark Gubicza, after the game's first batter, Shohei Ohtani, hits a big–fly to right field giving the Angels a one–to–nothing lead against...

Emma Sun prepares for final season at WHS

Emma Sun prepares for final season at WHS

Alyssa Rice October 21, 2021

WHS tennis standout Emma Sun ‘22 is ready to close out her four years on the WHS tennis team with a powerful senior performance. Emma Sun is currently ranked in the top three in California and...

WHS student reaches new heights on Academy team

WHS student reaches new heights on Academy team

Alyssa Rice May 17, 2021

Teenage sports stars are supposed to come from a culture of competition, where their sport is their life, right? Sometimes, that is not always the case. Chris Ramirez ‘22, a young breakout soccer...

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