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Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon


Reaching for the ball, Effie Castel 24 defends against the Cedar Ridge player shes on. Her interception helped stall opponent advancement.

Women’s Waterpolo Prevails in District Round Robin Tournament

Jessica Wang, Yearbooker September 27, 2022

The Women’s Waterpolo team played in the District Round Robin tournament against Bryan, Round Rock, and Cedar Ridge at the RRISD Natatorium on Saturday, Sept. 24. This was the team’s second tournament...

Just after the team introductions wrapped up, the Lady Warriors run up to greet their opponents. The introductions to Faculty Night shortly followed.

JV White Volleyball Narrowly Loses Lead to Mavericks

Sage Clark, Yearbooker September 27, 2022

The JV white volleyball team played an intense neck-in-neck match this past Thursday, Sept. 20 against the McNeil Mavericks, which was ultimately decided by mere points in the last ten minutes of play-time....

During a quick break after their victorious first set, Rachel Cai 24 and Allie Shepherd 23 meet on the court. The team then quickly prepared for a fierce second set.

Varsity Volleyball Shuts Out McNeil 3-0

Prakrit Sinha and Amy Simon September 22, 2022

The Varsity volleyball team competed against the McNeil Mavericks at home on Tuesday, Sept. 20, for Faculty Night. Throughout the night, several teachers were recognized for their hard work. The Warriors...

Blocking the ball from the defender, Ava Moncada 25 tips the ball over the net. Moncada was able to find the hole in the court, leading the Warriors to win a point.

JV Orange Volleyball Outplays McNeil in Two Sets

Amy Simon, Sports Editor September 22, 2022

The JV Orange Volleyball team competed against the McNeil Mavericks on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The team won both sets, shutting McNeil down from any chance of a win. The first set started with an aggressive...

Westwood Waterpolo team boys gather for team photo together after day long tournament. This is Westwood water polos first year as a UIL sport. The tournament took place August

Boys’ Waterpolo Conquers Vandegrift 19-14

Indy McBrearty, Reporter September 22, 2022

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, the Boys’ Waterpolo team took down Vandegrift. The team was led by Freddy Browarski ‘24, who scored a season-high of nine goals. The team mounted a comeback in the second half...

Anila Modak 24 takes a breath while swimming the last leg of the 100 freestyle. Modak was on the Black team who won this friendy competition.

Team Black Prevails Against Team Orange in Intersquad Swim and Dive Meet

Indy McBrearty, Reporter September 20, 2022

On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the Swim and Dive kicked off the new season at the brand new Round Rock aquatic center. The team was split into two halves: orange and black. The winning black team was led...

Quarterback Owen Norrell 24 passes the ball to his teammate. He successfully passed the ball before getting tackled, allowing the Warriors to gain several yardages.

Varsity Football Scorched by Dragons at Battle for the Bell

Conall Coats, Reporter September 19, 2022

The Varsity football team lost 52-7 to the Round Rock Dragons on Friday Sept. 16. This makes the fifth year in a row the Warriors have lost the Battle for the Bell. However, it wasn't all bad with...

Commanding Rhythm of Play, Varsity Tennis Wins 10-2 Over Dripping Springs

Commanding Rhythm of Play, Varsity Tennis Wins 10-2 Over Dripping Springs

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief September 18, 2022

Potency and precision melded elegantly in yet another win by the Varsity tennis team, 10-2 over Dripping Springs on Friday, Sept. 16. Freshmen newcomers, who developed an understanding of match...

The Westwood offensive line tries their best to block for their running back, hoping to spark some life. The Westwood offense struggled throughout most of the game, batting with turnovers.

JV Football Faces Strong Hit by Round Rock

Sawyer Grimaldi, Reporter September 16, 2022

The JV football team took on the Round Rock Dragons on Thursday, Sept. 15, hopeful to grab their first win of the season. Unfortunately, against their hopes, they fell to the Dragons, losing 42-0.  Westwood...

Avoiding the offense, Shraddha Chaudhari 25 gains control of the ball. This allowed her to make a successful pass, bringing the Warriors closer to scoring.

Women’s Waterpolo Dive into Win over Vandegrift

Jessica Wang, Yearbooker September 16, 2022

Matisse Cohen-Hadria Maintaining their three-game win-streak, the women’s Waterpolo team beat Vandegrift 17-4 at the RRISD Natatorium on Tuesday, Sept. 13.  The team leaped into action as...

Defensive specialist Sahasru Mandalapu 25 performs a skilled overhead pass. Receiving serves with setting technique is a difficult maneuver, but one that Mandalapu uses regularly.

Varsity Volleyball Ruthlessly Rejects Vista Ridge Rangers

Sabrina Kim, Reporter September 14, 2022

Despite the stiff competition, the Varsity volleyball team thoroughly shut out the Vista Range Rangers with a 3-0 win on Tuesday, Sept. 13th. The teams shared near-equal possession for the majority...

The Warriors run through the sign for the start of halftime. The score at this point was tied 21-21.

Varsity Football Brawls Bastrop Bears for 49-42 Win

Conall Coats, Reporter September 11, 2022

After a long knock-down drag-out game, the Westwood Warriors won 49-42 against the Bastrop Bears. The two teams battled out until overtime when the Warriors were able to seal the game with a win. In...

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