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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


Tucking her head tightly against her knees, Jazzlyn Vaughan 26 performs her routine dive. As a sophmore, Vaughan is Coach McBreartys first State Qualifier in Diving and is looking forward to expanding her success in the next two years. “It’s kinda crazy,” Vaughan said. “I’m just in shock and it just makes me so excited and proud of myself.”

Swim and Dive Ends Season at State UIL Meet

Valerie Zhang, Reporter March 4, 2024

Held at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center on Friday, Feb. 23 through Saturday, Feb. 24 as Swim and Dive concluded their 2024 season at the 6A UIL state swim meet. They closed off another...

Tightening the gap between his opponents, Max Laine 27 lands in fourth place with a time of 56.95. From this swim, he became the fourth freshman in Westwood Swim and Dive history to qualify for State.

Swim and Dive Makes a Splash at Regional Championships

Valerie Zhang, Reporter February 15, 2024

Leading into the next round of Championship Season, Swim and Dive competed in the Regionals Meet in San Antonio from Thursday, Feb. 8, to Saturday, Feb. 10. The boys' team scored a total of 217.5 points...

Arching back, Namanh Truong 26 starts off the 200-Yard-Medley Relay. Westwood Girls clutched first place in this event.

Swim and Dive Emerges Victorious From District Meet

Valerie Zhang, Reporter February 7, 2024

On Thursday, Jan. 25, and Friday, Jan. 26, Swim and Dive competed in Districts at the Round Rock Natatorium. The boys garnered their fifth District Title while the girls achieved second place behind...

Keeping her head low, Leah Zhang 26 completes the first 50 of the 100-Breastroke. Zhang specializes in mid-distance events such as the 100-Yard-Breastroke and the 200-Yard-Medley.

Swim and Dive Breaks Out Ahead Of Competition at TISCA Meet

Valerie Zhang, Reporter November 30, 2023

On Saturday, Nov. 18, Swim and Dive traveled to Dallas to compete in the Texas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (TISCA) meet at the Mansfield Natatorium. This was one of the most successful...

Flying off the blocks, NamAnh Truong 25 launches into her 100-Yard-Freestyle. Over the course of the meet, she received three 1st places, and one 2nd place.

Swim and Dive Blows Aggieland Competition Out of Water

Valerie Zhang, Reporter November 15, 2023

On Friday, Nov. 10, Swim and Dive competed at the Aggieland Invitational at the Texas A&M Natatorium in College Station. Swimmers left school at 6:30 and drove two hours to College Station, finished...

Taking a quick breath, Jaden Steen 24 races to the wall. As the last leg of the 200-yard-medley relay, she played an intricate role in gaining points for the girls during the Round Rock Opener.

Living out a Dream: Swim and Dive Captain Jaden Steen Reflects on Career

Valerie Zhang, Reporter November 7, 2023

From carrying on traditions such as big sister-little sister activities to securing first place as part of the 200-yard-medley relay, Swim and Dive Captain Jaden Steen ‘24 has been a vital member...

Looming over her Westlake opponent, Sarah Horsey 27 defends against an attempted pass. Her guard was up as she grappled for the ball.

Girls Water Polo Advances to Regionals With Win Over Johnson

Jessica Wang, Heritage Section Editor October 23, 2023

Women’s water polo faced off against Hays-Johnson at the Westlake Natatorium on Tuesday, Oct. 17. This would be the last area playoff game, determining who would advance to Regionals. With a landslide...

Challenging his opponent, Ben Meijers 25 defends a player with the ball. Meijers has made significant contributions as a player this season and will have a vital role on the team next year.

Boys Water Polo Bested by Westlake in Final Game of Season

Valerie Zhang, Reporter October 20, 2023

On Tuesday, Oct. 17, Boys Water Polo competed against their long-time rivals the Westlake Chaparrals at the Westlake Aquatic Center. Earlier in the season, the Warriors had lost to Westlake by two...

Breaths in sync with his opponents, Julian Rusk 27 glides through his 100-yard-breastroke. The 100-yard breaststroke was one of the most heated competitions of the day.

Swim and Dive Vanquished by Vandegrift in MavWood Invitational

Valerie Zhang, Reporter October 10, 2023

On Thursday, Oct. 5, Swim and Dive competed and hosted the MavWood invitational at the Round Rock Natatorium. Typically this is a bigger meet, jam-packed with teams as close as McNeil to teams as far...

Beating back a McNeil swimmer, Liam Lewis 26 finishes his 50 yard breastroke leg in the 200 yard Medley Relay.

Swim and Dive Dominates in District Opener

Valerie Zhang, Reporter September 28, 2023
Following their annual Orange-Black meet the swim and dive team took to the RRISD Natatorium at Cedar Ridge in their district opener looking to capitalize off of such a successful previous season.
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...

Leaning forward, Jack Beneviste 25 defends against a pass from a Waco Midway player.

Water Polo Boys Crush Opponents in First District Round-Robin

Valerie Zhang, Reporter September 5, 2023
With a new season afoot the Boys water polo team looks to start the year off strong with wins over Midway and bitter rivals Round Rock.
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