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Varsity Football Suffers Loss in Round 1 Playoffs Against the Rattlers

Varsity Football Suffers Loss in Round 1 Playoffs Against the Rattlers

Presley Glotfelty, Reporter

November 18, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase

After making playoffs for the first time in three years, the Warrior varsity football team faced off against the San Marcos Rattlers, but left the field with a heart aching loss of 64-50. Devoted students, parents, and faculty drove an hour to the Rattler Stadium, and covered the stands in burnt...

Swim and Dive Sweeps Aggieland Invitational Meet

Swim and Dive Sweeps Aggieland Invitational Meet

Amy Ma, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Aquatics, Showcase

The swim and dive team travelled to College Station on Nov. 10, for the Aggieland Invitational swim meet. Both the girls’ and boys’ teams won for an overall victory at the meet. The Warriors swept the swim meet with two freshman records broken, two school records broken, and two meet records broken. Th...

Freshman Football Looks Back on Season

Freshman Football Looks Back on Season

Sathvik Allala, Reporter

November 12, 2017


Filed under Football

Crowds flooded the Warrior Bowl to see Freshman Orange and White fight hard against the Cedar Ridge Raiders during their final game of the season, on Thursday Nov. 9. “It is really nice when the parents, the kids and students come out and be positive and and encourage our kids,” head freshman ...

Varsity Football Falls Behind the Raiders 49-3

Varsity Football Falls Behind the Raiders 49-3

Lindsey Thomas, Men's Sports Editor

November 11, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase

In the Warriors' final in-district game, the Warriors fell behind the Cedar Ridge Raiders 49-3. For both teams, the coaches agreed upon taking out starters after the first half, in order to prevent any injuries from occurring before their playoff game next week. Although the Warriors suffered thi...

Women’s Lacrosse Battles in Texas Best Tournament

Women’s Lacrosse Battles in Texas Best Tournament

Catherine Wiesehuegel, Women's Sports Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Lacrosse

The girls' lacrosse team battled in a tournament on the UT intramural field Saturday, Nov. 4 and Sunday, Nov. 5 to see how they compared to other teams from Texas. Despite their diligent work, the Lady Warriors were unable to conquer over the difficult teams they faced. “The teams were really...

Varsity Girls’ Basketball Falls Short to Cedar Park 45-49

Varsity Girls’ Basketball Falls Short to Cedar Park 45-49

Sathvik Allala, Reporter

November 6, 2017


Filed under Basketball

As it was the varsity girls’ basketball team’s first home game of the season, many friends, family, and students flocked to see the hard-fought game against the Cedar Park Timberwolves, on Friday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m.. “The encouragement in the bleachers was awesome,” Anisha Chintala ‘21...

Varsity Football Excels to Playoffs

Varsity Football Excels to Playoffs

Presley Glotfelty, Reporter

November 4, 2017


Filed under Football, Showcase

A status that’s been on the line for the varsity football team the last five years has finally become more than just a dream. Since 2013, the Warriors haven’t excelled past their district season, but as the players ran off the field with their joy in tow on Friday, Nov. 3, they let the whole crowd kn...

JV Football Falls to the Pflugerville Panthers 33-7

JV Football Falls to the Pflugerville Panthers 33-7

Connor Cowman

November 4, 2017


Filed under Football

On the evening of Thursday, Nov. 2, JV football faced off against the Pflugerville Panthers at the Warrior Bowl. Unfortunately, after a hard-fought battle, the Warriors were taken down by their opponent with a final score of 33-7. “Our physicality is one of our strongest points,” quarterback...

Varsity Tennis Concludes Fall Season as Regional Finalists

Varsity Tennis Concludes Fall Season as Regional Finalists

Nicolle Duvall, Reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under Showcase, Tennis

The varsity tennis team fell 10-1 to top ranked Memorial High School in their last match of the UIL Team Tennis Playoffs on Thursday, Oct. 26. However, in the semifinals on Wednesday, Oct. 25, the team had a victorious 11-2 win against Coppell. Despite the team’s defeat against Memorial, the coaches and pl...

Warriors Swim in 30 Degree Weather at Round Rock Invitational Meet

Warriors Swim in 30 Degree Weather at Round Rock Invitational Meet

Amy Ma, Reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under Aquatics

The swim team participated in the Round Rock Invitational meet on Saturday, Oct. 28. The Warriors took first place with the boys' victory, and a surprising fourth place from the girls. Out of 21 teams, the Warriors were able to finish with great races from both the girls' and boys’ teams. The swimmer...