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Weston Franz 27 sprawls out to make a diving catch in the endzone. The Warriors struggled to score points through the air with only one touchdown on the day keeping the score close.

Freshman Football Extends Undefeated Season With Win Against Round Rock 10-8

Lilah Schlanger, Reporter September 22, 2023

On Wednesday, Sept. 20, the Freshman football team played in a makeup game after Westwood's originally scheduled game against Round Rock was postponed due to rain. After a long and anticipatory week, the...

The Lady Warriors huddle up to discuss their strategy going into the last few points of the fourth set. The Lady warriors needed a new strategy having dropped 2 out of the last 3 sets.

Varsity Volleyball Face Tough Loss 3-1 Versus Round Rock

Mallory Milner, Reporter September 22, 2023

On Friday, Sept. 15, the varsity volleyball team lost 3-1 through four sets to Round Rock on student night. Both teams exhibited high energy play with consistent offense, however Round Rock ultimately...

Milo Garcia 25 launches into the air to smash the incoming ball. Garcia played with some caution having suffered a broken wrist earlier in the year.

JV Orange Tennis Emerges Triumphant over Georgetown in Last Game of the Season

Aarya Kale, Reporter September 21, 2023

On Wednesday, Sept. 20, the JV Orange tennis team crushed the Georgetown Eagles in their final match of the season, with a comfortable score of 15-4. JV Orange ends their performance on the courts with...

Crouching down, Marlene Luo 25 carefully aims her ball towards the hole. Luos team, the Westwood Girls 2nd team, started out on the 8th hole, with Luo hitting a birdie on the 1st. It was very fun spending time with our teammates and working together to get a good score, Luo said.

JV Golf Irons Out Victory at Balcones Country Club

Prima Changwatchai, Community & World News Editor September 21, 2023

On Monday, Sept. 18, all JV Boys and JV Girls golf teams competed against eight other high schools in an introductory par 3 golf tournament at Balcones Country Club. Both boys and girls teams received...

After the first set, the team gathered to have a quick talk about the game and refocus. Sadie Hill 26 led them in their Sko Wood! chant before they returned to the court.

JV Orange Volleyball Faces Setback After Losing to the Dragons 2-0

Mahek Sureka, Yearbooker September 19, 2023

On Friday, Sept 15, the JV Orange volleyball team lost to Round Rock being swept 2-0. Even with a quick lead in the first set from the Warriors, Round Rock quickly caught up and slowly edged them out,...

Nathalie Kiefer 26 prepares to receive a pass to set her team up for another fantastic kill. The JV White Volleyball team became a lot closer throughout the season and strives to work as a team.

JV White Volleyball Suffers Defeat to Round Rock 2-0

Isabelle Horonzy, Reporter September 19, 2023

On Friday Sept. 15, the JV White volleyball team faced off against the Round Rock Dragons on the Lady Warriors home court. The Lady Warriors fought hard through both sets but ultimately ended up losing...

Taking a much-needed breath, Esha Ramanathan 27 reaches for another stroke. As per tradition, each new swimmer to the team swam the 500 yard freestyle at the Orange versus Black meet.

Swim and Dive Flies Through Orange and White Meet

Valerie Zhang, Reporter September 19, 2023

On Thursday, Sept. 14, the swim and dive team competed in their first meet of the year at the Round Rock Natatorium in an intrasquad meet.  To encourage some friendly competition, the Warriors were...

Hurrying up to the line Owen Norrell 24 prepares to snap the ball quick. The Warriors utilized hurry up offense all night to aid the run game and catch the Dragon defense off guard.

Varsity Football Loses to Round Rock in Battle of the Bell 24-21

Conall Coats, Assistant Sports Editor September 17, 2023
The varsity football team fails to take the bell back home for another year after some miscues from the Warriors handed the Dragons the win 24-21.
With a powerful windup Rachana Akkineni ‘26 gets ready to hit a forehand during her singles match. The Warriors came into the game on a 5 game win streak and looked to extend that to six games.

Varsity Tennis Emerges Victorious Against Round Rock Dragons 18-1

Sarah Jung, Reporter September 14, 2023

On Wednesday, Sept. 13, the varsity tennis team matched up against the Round Rock High School Dragons going head to head with their district rivals. The Warriors extended their winning streak to six games...

Successfully rising above the other teams defense, Zach Hobbs 24 prepares to shoot a goal.

Boys Water Polo Dominates in Round Rock Tournament

Valerie Zhang, Reporter September 13, 2023

On Friday Sept. 8th and Saturday, Sept. 9th, the Boys water polo team competed in the Round Rock Polo Festival Tournament. They played consecutive games against Hays, Alamo Heights, Westlake, and Austin...

Demani Steward 24 makes a move on the Bastrop defense, Eventually scoring three more times. Stewart proved he could carry the load for the Warriors breaking a school record with 277 yards on the ground.

Varsity Football Destroy Bastrop 59-7 to Improve to 3-0

Conall Coats, Assistant Sports Editor September 11, 2023
The varsity football team went into Bastrop and demolished the bears, and the record books, improving to 3-0 heading into district play.
The Lady Warriors huddle to discuss their strategy for the fourth set of the match. The Lady Warriors ended up winning the set to take the game in four sets.

Varsity Volleyball Best St.Stephen’s 3-1 in Second Home Game of the Season

Mallory Milner, Reporter September 11, 2023

On Tuesday, Sept. 5, the varsity volleyball team overcame St. Stephen’s Spartans in a tough four-set match. The game played out with the Lady Warriors taking the first set, losing the second in a tough...

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