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Duel Athlete Dominates Both Fields

Duel Athlete Dominates Both Fields

Breanna Zide May 20, 2024

WHS Lawson Grace ‘25 is a thriving athlete playing football and track and field. He has been playing football for five years and has done track and field for about a year.   Q: How did you...

Westlake varsity boys 4X1 team battles Sierra Canyon High School, Thousand Oaks High School, Simi Valley High School and Newbury Park High School in their first league meet, ultimately receiving second place.

Varsity track races to end of season

Delaney Bronk, Staff Writer April 12, 2024

Cade Sommers '24 Q: What do you think makes you a good team? A: “I think what makes us a good team is that we are always pushing each other to become better in practice. Not only that, [but] since...

Varsity baseball gathers up in a team huddle before their game against Sylmar High School on March 1. The team overtakes SHS 20–0.

WHS varsity baseball ready to dominate League

Gianna Byrd, Staff Writer March 21, 2024

WHS varsity baseball currently holds an overall record of 9–1. The team is confident in keeping a consistent record and qualifying for CIF State. Varsity baseball won CIF State last year with an overall...

CIF winner Mackenzie English grapples to victory

CIF winner Mackenzie English grapples to victory

Kay Martin, Staff Writer March 11, 2024

One! Two! The opponent stays pinned as wrestler Mackenzie English ‘24, in a display of unwavering strength, wins the match leaving her in first place. As the California Interscholastic Federation...

Loyola Marymount University cuts six varsity sports

Loyola Marymount University cuts six varsity sports

Kalia Bell, Sports Section Editor February 9, 2024

Loyola Marymount University, a private university in Los Angeles, has decided to cut six of their varsity sports programs: men’s cross country, men and women’s rowing, men and women’s track and field...

Mathis Dritz named Athlete of the Month

Mathis Dritz named Athlete of the Month

Monaye Ramessar, Staff Writer February 9, 2024

Adrenaline is rushing as she runs down the court, ball in hand. Coaches watch confidently, teammates cheer on the bench and parents show their support in the stands: she shoots and scores. Mathis Dritz...

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.
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