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Water Polo Participates in Regionals, Girls Advance to State

Water Polo Participates in Regionals, Girls Advance to State

Lizzie Deal
April 25, 2017
Filed under Aquatics

Both the boys’ and girls’ water polo teams competed in Regionals on April 20 through April 22. Due to the small number of teams in the area, they were able to skip over the district competition and head straight to qualifying for State. Both teams gave the tournament their all, but only the girls...

Swimmers Qualify for State at Region Meet

Swimmers Qualify for State at Region Meet

Emily Lu, Sports Editor
February 10, 2017
Filed under Aquatics

Spirits ran high as the swim and dive team traveled to the Rockwall ISD Aquatic Center for the Region III-6A Championship on Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb 3. After graduating several star swimmers last year, the success at the meet was especially exciting as the boys team finished second overall wh...

Swim Team Dominates at Districts

Swim Team Dominates at Districts

Emily Lu, Sports Editor
February 1, 2017
Filed under Aquatics

The swim and dive team found success as they came out on top at the District 11-6A Championship Meet on Friday, Jan. 27. The boys’ team finished first at the meet and beat out six other schools for the title, while the girls finished second and received a runners’ up title. Two months prior to the m...

GALLERY: Swim Team Competes at TISCA Meet

GALLERY: Swim Team Competes at TISCA Meet

Stephanie Shih, Intro to Journalism
November 28, 2016
Filed under Aquatics

TISCA (Texas Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association) is an invitational swim meet that many Warriors swam in on Saturday, Nov. 19.

Classes Compete in Annual Swim Distance Challenge

Classes Compete in Annual Swim Distance Challenge

Emily Lu, Sports Editor
November 1, 2016
Filed under Aquatics

The swim team participated in their annual Distance Challenge fundraiser on Friday, Oct. 28. Some dressed up in fun costumes and swam a half-mile while others opted out and swam the full mile, equivalent to 60 lengths down the pool. With a goal of $9000, swimmers from each class competed to see who ...

Swim and Dive Succeeds at Tri-Meet

Swim and Dive Succeeds at Tri-Meet

Emily Lu, Sports Editor
October 18, 2016
Filed under Aquatics

Warriors dominated at the annual Tri-Meet against McNeil and Anderson High School on Saturday, Oct. 15. Both girls and boys finished on above their competitors, ensuring a combined point total of 254 over McNeil’s 196 and Anderson’s 193. Despite unfavorable conditions at the pool, the team was determi...

Black Prevails in Annual Orange vs. Black Swim Meet

Black Prevails in Annual Orange vs. Black Swim Meet

Emily Lu, Sports Editor
September 9, 2016
Filed under Aquatics

The swim team kicked off the season with their annual intra-team Orange vs. Black meet on Thursday, Sept. 8. With a combination of new swimmers and seasoned upperclassmen on both teams, it was a close competition between the two, however in the end Black succeeded. The team was split into two by th...

Swim Team Holds Annual Retreat

Swim Team Holds Annual Retreat

Anna Chuo, Reporter
September 8, 2016
Filed under Aquatics

The swim team held their annual retreat at Newk’s Ranch in New Braunfels, Texas on Saturday, Sept. 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Though the activities there weren’t swimming related, they were still vital to the team as a whole. The retreat featured various team building exercises that required communi...

Girls’ Water Polo Focuses on Improvement at Regionals

Girls’ Water Polo Focuses on Improvement at Regionals

Annie Bowers
April 25, 2016
Filed under Aquatics

On Thursday, April 14 and Sunday April 17, the girls’ water polo team competed at regionals. The girls played two games, one against Round Rock HIgh School and the second against McCallum. They lost the first game, but pulled it together in the second game to get fifth place in the region. In the ...

Boys’ Water Polo Experiences Some Success at Regionals

Boys’ Water Polo Experiences Some Success at Regionals

Annie Bowers
April 25, 2016
Filed under Aquatics

On Thursday April 14 and Sunday April 17, the Westwood boys water polo team played three games against Anderson High School, Waco Midway High School, Cedar Ridge for regionals. After winning their first game by five points, and losing their second game by five, the boys finished off the tournament wit...

Preston Varozza Signs to Swim for the University of Texas

Preston Varozza Signs to Swim for the University of Texas

Marley Kotick
April 21, 2016
Filed under Aquatics

April 14 is the spring signing day for student athletes to officially commit to their chosen college. Westwood’s highest point earner varsity swimmer, Preston Varozza ‘16, signed to swim for the University of Texas at Austin (UT) for this upcoming fall. This is a huge accomplishment because accordin...

Girls and Boys Water Polo Unite to Defeat Vandegrift Boys, Lose to LBJ Boys in Tournament

Girls and Boys Water Polo Unite to Defeat Vandegrift Boys, Lose to LBJ Boys in Tournament

Annie Bowers, Reporter
March 29, 2016
Filed under Aquatics

On Friday, March 25, the girls and boys water polo teams joined together to play in a tournament. Due to a lack of players available to go, the girls and boys water polo teams had to combine to play co-ed in the boys bracket of the tournament, once against the Vandegrift boys, and once against the LBJ ...