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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...

Sommers jumps to No. 1

Sommers jumps to No. 1

Soumya Monga May 5, 2021

She takes her starting stance. The pole is gripped tightly in her hands as she sprints to the pit, where she plants the pole firmly on the ground and launches herself over the bar. When she hits the mat,...

COVID and sports

COVID and sports

Owen Kobett October 19, 2020

The pandemic was a sudden event that dramatically changed the lives of WHSl students. One of the biggest adjustments came in the area of athletics, as seasons were cancelled or postponed, starting in...

Fitness industry changes due to pandemic

Fitness industry changes due to pandemic

Vivian Stein October 13, 2020

Upbeat music plays, an instructor demonstrates an exercise, and a small group of people are spread apart in an outdoor facility lifting weights and talking to each other from a safe distance. Although...

Pandemic affects major league sports in the US

Pandemic affects major league sports in the US

Allan Tieu October 9, 2020

In the midst of this pandemic, major league sports such as the MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL in the United States have started up again with changes and precautions taken to minimize the risk of players from...

NBA Stars take a load off

NBA Stars take a load off

Jeff Mendoza March 23, 2020

Graphic by Bob Xia In recent years, a popular trend has started among the National Basketball Association’s superstars: load management. In essence, load management is an overcomplicated term for...

Fencing popularity rises

Fencing popularity rises

Allan Tieu March 13, 2020

Photo by Alexandra Kanash Typically, people think about boxing, wrestling or other forms of mixed martial arts when they hear of combat sports. However, one combat sport that has become fairly prominent...

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