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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


Focusing in on the ball, midfielder Henley Patak 27 moves to gain back possession of the ball from Viper offense. The Vipers and their aggressive offense proved to be a challenge for the Warriors, preventing them from scoring more than one goal.

JV Girls Soccer Concludes Season With 1-1 Draw Against Vandegrift

Aarya Kale, Reporter March 14, 2024

Concluding their victory-packed season, the JV girls soccer team faced off against district foe Vandegrift, on Friday, March 8, at the Warrior Bowl. From the windy weather to an entirely new starting...

Crossing her leg over the ball, Mia Wiele 26 performs the scissors move. Throughout the game, she got around the Stony Point Tigers by faking them out with her moves.

Varsity Girls Soccer Beat Stony Point 4-1 in Heated District Game

Lena Boas, Extras Editor March 8, 2024

On Friday, March 1, the varsity girls soccer team played against Stony Point and brought home a big 4-1 district win. On top of the win, it was also senior night which made the whole experience extra...

Braden Wilson ‘24 expertly dribbles the ball around Mustang defenders to bring the ball closer to the goal. Wilson was a key player in the game, especially in the first half.

Varsity Boys Soccer Loses 2-1 to Manor on Senior Night

Mina Stephens, Heritage Staff March 7, 2024

On Tuesday, March 5, the varsity men’s soccer team lost their last home game of the season against the Manor Mustangs, ending the game 2-1. Following senior night activities, Mauricio Solano ‘24...

Griffin Goss 26 makes a pass across the field. Goss used good footwork and long passes to get around the Mavericks and the ball down the line.

JV Orange Soccer Beats McNeil in 3-1 Blowout

Mahek Sureka, Heritage Staff March 5, 2024

On Tuesday, Feb. 27, the JV Orange men’s soccer team played against the McNeil Mavericks at the Warrior Bowl, ending the game in a 3-1 win. The Warriors played hard against the Mavericks, constantly...

Moving the ball up the field, Ishaan Saini ‘26 focuses intently on keeping possession of the ball. For most of the game, possession switched between the Warriors and the Mavericks, so Saini was intent on keeping the ball on offense.

Varsity Boys Soccer Loses Unbeaten Streak to McNeil in 1-0 Defeat

Mina Stephens, Heritage Staff February 29, 2024

On Tuesday, Feb. 27, the varsity boys soccer team played against the McNeil Mavericks, ending the game in a 1-0 loss. With their starting goalkeeper Owen Plug ‘24 back in the game after months on...

Lunging towards the ball, Audrey Savoie 26 wards off the Raiders player from maneuvering past the Lady Warriors defense. Throughout the game, there were multiple one on one battles which contributed to the overall win for Westwood.

Varsity Girls Soccer Demolish Cedar Ridge 3-0

Lena Boas, Extras Editor February 26, 2024

The varsity girls' soccer team played an intense game against Cedar Ridge on Tuesday, Feb. 20, which resulted in a 3-0 win for the Lady Warriors. In addition to game night, it was also sponsor night,...

Eyes on fixed on the ball, defender Ella Smith 27 tries to maneuver around Raider defense to gain back possession. Smith played a crucial role in helping the Warriors keep the ball in the Raiders half.

JV Women’s Soccer Triumphs 4-0 Against Cedar Ridge

Aarya Kale, Reporter February 23, 2024

Immersed in a series of aggressive, repeated attempts at the goal, the JV women’s soccer team was only stopped in their offensive onslaught against the Cedar Ridge Raiders by the buzzer, signaling...

Jack Cox ‘26 kicks the ball to an open teammate. During the game, Cox proved that he was essential to the team by scoring a point for Westwood and executing skilled plays.

Varsity Boys Soccer Suffers Disappointing Loss Against Round Rock 3-2

Mina Stephens, Heritage Staff February 21, 2024

The varsity boys soccer team played an intense and aggressive match against their rivals the Round Rock Dragons on Tuesday, Feb. 13, ending the game in a 3-2 defeat. The last time the Warriors took...

Running with the ball up the field, Aiden Shen 26 shields it from a defender. A key player in this game, Shen scored both goals for the team.

JV Orange Soccer Sweeps Round Rock 2-0

Mahek Sureka, Heritage Staff February 21, 2024

On Tuesday, Feb. 13, the JV Orange boys soccer team won against the Round Rock Dragons in a 2-0 clean sweep. The game transitioned constantly between offense and defense with the Warriors applying...

Jack Cox ‘26 makes direct eye contact with an open teammate as he passes the ball. Throughout the game the varsity boys displayed a clear sense of trust in each other as their plays became more intricate.

Varsity Soccer Breaks Losing Streak With Tie to Vandegrift

Mina Stephens, Heritage Staff February 13, 2024

On Friday, Feb. 9, the varsity men’s soccer team played against the Vandegrift Vipers in their seventh district game of the year, ending the match with a score of 1-1. Last time the Warriors played the...

Fighting to reach the ball, Center Forward Sam McLelland 27 pushes past Mustang defense. McLelland played a pivotal role in gaining back possession throughout the game.

JV Women’s Soccer Demolishes Manor Mustangs 6-0

Aarya Kale, Reporter February 8, 2024

With just a few seconds left on the clock, the JV women’s soccer team concluded their bout of aggressive offensive plays and a train of solid possession to secure their sixth goal of the night, beating...

Jorge Pena 24 scans the field for an open teammate during a throw-in. Throughout the match he was essential for many of Westwoods key plays, and helped lead the Warriors to their late game goal.

Varsity Boys Soccer Suffers Loss Against McNeil 3-1

Mina Stephens, Heritage Staff January 31, 2024

On Tuesday, Jan. 30, the varsity men’s soccer team played against the Mavericks at McNeil High School, ultimately losing 3-1. The matchup between the teams was highly anticipated as it was a rivalry...

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