Westwood Horizon

Girls’ Water Polo Defeats Austin 10-1

Girls’ Water Polo Defeats Austin 10-1

Amy Ma, Reporter

April 6, 2018


Filed under Aquatics

The girls' water polo team played Austin High school on Monday, April 2, at Lee and Joe Jamail Aquatic Center. The girls won with an official score of 10-1, although the judges stopped counting the scores in the second half of the game. After making state last year, the girls’ water polo team b...

Swim Team Qualifies for 6A State Championship Meet

Swim Team Qualifies for 6A State Championship Meet

Amy Ma, Reporter

February 24, 2018


Filed under Aquatics

The swim team showed great athleticism and team spirit at the 6A State Championship that took place Feb 16-17. Eleven swimmers qualified for this meet with three swimming individual events and four relays. All three swimmers who qualified for individual events, including Matthew Lane ‘18, Ashlyn ...

Swim and Dive Earns Top Regional Finishes, Advances to State

Swim and Dive Earns Top Regional Finishes, Advances to State

Emily Lu, Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2018


Filed under Aquatics, Showcase

The swim and dive team found historic success at the Region III-6A meet at the Rockwall Aquatic Center on Feb. 2 and Feb. 3. 27 Warriors qualified from the district meet, while 25 advanced to finals and 11 qualified for State. “I was really, really excited,” head coach Matt McBrearty said. “You ...

Swim and Dive Sweep District 11-6A Championship Meet

Swim and Dive Sweep District 11-6A Championship Meet

Amy Ma, Reporter

January 30, 2018


Filed under Aquatics, Showcase

The swim and dive team prevailed at the District 11-6A Championship swim meet, taking the victory on Friday, Jan. 26. The boys finished first, continuing their winning streak with the ninth win, beating out six other teams and the girls took second place. In the weeks prior to the meet, Coach Matth...

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...

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...

Swim Team Places Third in AISD Invitational Meet

Swim Team Places Third in AISD Invitational Meet

Amy Ma, Reporter

October 23, 2017


Filed under Aquatics, Showcase

The swim team participated in the AISD Invitational meet on Friday, Oct 20. There were two districts, 5A and 6A, and 21 different schools at this meet. The Warriors placed third overall with great effort from both the girls and boys. Although all teams competed together, the results were split by ...

Swim Team Participates in Annual Distance Challenge

Swim Team Participates in Annual Distance Challenge

Amy Ma, Reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under Aquatics

The swim team held their annual Distance Challenge on Friday, Oct. 13. Like past years, every swimmer is allowed to wear a costume and swim half a mile or wear no costume and swim a mile. Along with the Distance Challenge, there is also a fundraiser, where the swimmers will ask their families and nei...

Swim Team Places First for Girls and Boys in Charity Meet

Swim Team Places First for Girls and Boys in Charity Meet

Amy Ma, Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Aquatics

The swim team held a charity swim meet at Waterloo Swimming on Sept. 30. Three schools including Westwood, McNeil, and Stony Point high schools participated in this charity meet that was held for a coach, Daniel Alvarez, who was diagnosed with leukemia. Coach Alvarez was a coach at Waterloo Swimmi...

Swim Team Takes Home Top Titles in District Opener

Swim Team Takes Home Top Titles in District Opener

Amy Ma, Reporter

September 25, 2017


Filed under Aquatics

The swim team participated in the Round Rock District Opener on Sept. 21 at Round Rock High School. Four other schools, including Cedar Ridge, Stony Point, Hendrickson, and Round Rock also took part in the meet. This was the first official meet of the season, and Westwood took home the win with ...

Swim Team Hosts Teacher Appreciation Meet

Swim Team Hosts Teacher Appreciation Meet

Amy Ma

September 17, 2017


Filed under Aquatics

The swim team hosted their annual Orange and Black swim meet on Saturday, Sept 16. Like every year, their team is divided into two teams, Orange and Black, and compete against each other in the first meet of the season. However, this year the meet was also a teacher appreciation meet, with the potlu...

Swim Coach Matthew McBrearty Gears up for the Swim Season

Swim Coach Matthew McBrearty Gears up for the Swim Season

Stephanie Shih, Reporter

September 11, 2017


Filed under Aquatics, Sports

Down at the Waterloo Swimming natatorium, Coach Matthew McBrearty and the Warrior swim team are hard at work as early as 6:30 a.m., even before most people wake up. The title-winning swim team has to keep the momentum going, as they are running off of the ninth consecutive boys’ first place dist...