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Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

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Basketball

Grant Means ‘23 jumps for a point, making it past Vista Ridges defense.

Varsity Boys Basketball Loses Grip Against Dragons 57-40

Ellen Chuo, Photographer January 30, 2023

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, the varsity boys basketball team lost 57-40 to the Round Rock Dragons. The game stayed relatively close throughout the first half, but the Warriors lost their grip on their defense...

With Stony Point defense quickly surround him, Gabe Parr 23 make the decision to attempt a shot.

Varsity Boys Basketball Comes up Short Against Manor

Indy McBrearty, Reporter January 24, 2023

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, the varsity boys basketball team lost 45-43 to Manor. The game was close in score throughout, but the Warriors couldn’t capitalize at the end. Throughout the game, the Warriors...

Patrick Jeng 26 goes up for the three pointers to increase the Warriors lead. Jeng hit two three-pointers in the game.

Freshman Boys Basketball Handles Vandegrift 59-46

Sawyer Grimaldi, Reporter January 24, 2023

The freshman boys basketball team played Vandegrift for the first time this season on Friday, Jan. 20, beating the Vipers in a convincing 59-46 win. The game started with the Vipers winning the...

Henry Chuo 23 reaches for a layup, moving past Stony Point defense. Chuo attempted this layup in the last play of the game.

Varsity Basketball Falters Against Stony Point

Indy McBrearty, Reporter January 21, 2023

On Friday, Jan. 13, the Warriors suffered their second district loss of the season at home, facing up against the Stony Point Tigers. Stony Point has had a solid season so far, with a 21-1 record. This...

History was quickly made in what was expected to be just a playoff game that escalated to a life-or-death situation for one of the Bills’ players, Damar Hamlin.

A Community Pulled Together Through Tragedy: Damar Hamlin Changes American Football Forever

Zoejane Ostebo, Opinions Editor and Extras Editor January 15, 2023

Ever since September of last year, the eyes of the American population have been fixated on the turf-paved fields to watch one of the most prominent customs throughout the United States: football. This...

Skye Drechsler 23 attempts a shot over a Round Rock defensive players head. Drechsler helped push the team, making a fourth of the Warriors points.

Varsity Basketball Beats Rival McNeil With Second Half Comeback

Indy McBrearty, Reporter January 13, 2023

On Tues, Jan. 10, the varsity boys basketball team competed against the McNeil Mavericks. Although the team did not start out strong, they progressed in the second half by stringing more passes and connecting...

Sprinting down the field, Jackson Bowen 26 prepares to shoot. Bowen easily made the lay-up.

JV Girls Basketball Falls to McNeil 48-27

Sophia Sartor, Reporter January 13, 2023

On Tuesday, Jan. 10, the JV girls’ basketball team was defeated by McNeil. Westwood started the game off strong but fell behind in the second quarter as McNeil made countless free throws. Despite...

Cayden Branch ‘23 attempts a three-point shot after getting passed to by Henry Chuo ‘23. Fighting against Vista Ridge, Branch had ten points, the second most point for the Warriors.

Varsity Boys Basketball Reels in Win Against Rangers 43-35

Ellen Chuo and Indy McBrearty January 11, 2023

On Friday, Jan. 6, the varsity boys' basketball team beat the Vista Ridge Rangers 43-35. The Warriors started the first half slow, but they entered the second half with a new fire and dismantled Vista...

Stretching up, Grace McCluskey 26 gets a hand on the ball. Mcluskey was able to tip the ball towards a teammate, starting the game strong.

JV Girls Basketball Defeated by Vista Ridge

Sophia Sartor, Reporter January 9, 2023

The JV girl's basketball team suffered a loss to Vista Ridge on Friday, Jan. 6. Despite making several free throws and consistently driving the ball to the basket, the Warriors were unable to close...

Thomas Burke ‘25 goes up for a layup with Round Rock defense chasing close behind. The Warriors were able to make a fast break and get the ball to Burke to make the layup.

Varsity Boys Basketball Suffers Loss Against Round Rock 

Ellen Chuo, Photographer January 9, 2023

On Friday, Dec. 16, the varsity boys' basketball team lost to Round Rock 41-40 after a three-point shot by Round Rock's Rohit Sanivarapu '23 with only seven seconds left on the clock. The Warriors...

On Thursday, UT Athletics announced the firing of men’s basketball coach Chris Beard following his arrest on domestic violence charges in an altercation with his fiancée.

University of Texas Head Basketball Coach Fired After Assault Charge

Hannah Ashtari, Managing Editor January 9, 2023

On Thursday, Jan. 5, the University of Texas Vice President and Athletics Director Chris Del Conte released a statement notifying the public of the firing of Chris Beard, formerly the university’s head...

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