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Westwood Horizon

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Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

Aquatics

Zachary Hobbs 24  attempts to get possession of the ball from the opposing team. Westwood is playing their opening game for the UIL season.

Waterpolo Boys Crush Anderson, Advancing In Playoffs

Selena Molinari, Yearbooker October 25, 2022

Westwood Waterpolo Boys played rival school, Anderson, in the first round of playoffs on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at the RRISD Natatorium. Freddy Browarski ‘24 had a total of seven goals by the end of the match,...

Cheering loudly, Morgan Vopat 23, Anila Modak 24 and Audrey Derdeyn 26 urge their teammates to go faster from the platform. Swim and Dive had their first ever meet for the 2022 season at the newly constructed RRISD Aquatic Center.

Swim and Dive Lands in Second Place at First District-Wide Meet

Indy McBrearty, Reporter October 10, 2022

On Friday, Sept. 23, the Swim and Dive team competed in the first district-wide meet of the year. Both the boys' and girls' teams ended up taking second place, falling only to the Vandegrift Vipers. Grady...

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

Women’s Water Polo 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...

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...

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...

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 Maintains Consistent Streak During Tournament

Selena Molinari, Yearbooker September 8, 2022

On Friday, Sept. 2, the boys water polo participated in a day-long tournament against several different schools. The team finished the tournament 3-0. Starting off with Round Rock,  the initial goal...

Shraddha Chaudhari ‘25 flings the waterpolo ball over the head of her competition, once again giving Westwood an edge over LASA. The pass propelled the team forward towards scoring as they knocked through the opposition’s defenses.

Women’s Waterpolo Triumph over LASA in Opening Game

Jessica Wang, Yearbooker August 30, 2022

With a consistent offense and defense, the Women’s Waterpolo team championed over LASA in a 17-5 win at the Micki Krebsbach Pool on Saturday, Aug. 27.  Abby Horsey ‘24 scored the first goal...

After a big win in their season opener against Midway, the boys water polo team are all smiles. This was their first ever UIL based match where the team not only won, but did so with a lot of new faces. It was really fun, newcomer Ben Meijers 25 said. We got a good amount of time in the water, and while we were there the veteran players really helped us out.

Boys Waterpolo Dominates Over Midway During Season Opener

Sawyer Grimaldi, Reporter August 28, 2022

The boys' water polo team competed in their first UIL match on Saturday, Aug. 27, that went all the way down to the wire, ending in a 13-11 victory for the Warriors over Midway. "I think there are definitely...

Sonny Wang announced his commitment to Harvard University over Instagram. Photo courtesy of @_wang_sonny.

Junior Dives into Future Plans With Harvard Swimming Commitment

Katie Hendler and Amy Simon April 19, 2022

Arms straight, knees bent, lunging forward: the diving position many swimmers are familiar with. One swimmer, in particular, Sonny Wang ‘23 has experienced the thrill of diving into the pool since he...

The warriors and their family sit and attentively listen to the All State winners. Each family brought their own picnic table and food to minimize the spread of germs.

Warrior Swim and Dive Honored at End of Year Banquet

Victoria Novoa, Photographer May 7, 2021

On Saturday, April 12, the Westwood Swim and Dive team hosted their annual end of the year banquet. Due to some restrictions caused by COVID-19, the banquet this year was held outside and each family...

Sonny Wang 23 rockets to a first-place finish in his 50yd freestyle. Wang tied for first with senior Luke Prior in a time of 20.56.

Varsity Swimming Excels at State Meet

Victoria Novoa, Photographer March 10, 2021

The varsity swim team competed in the State Championships over the last few weeks. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the boys competed on Friday, Feb. 26 and the girls followed along a few weeks later, competing...

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