The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

Baseball & Softball

The Miami Marlins of Major League Baseball (MLB) became the first North American sports franchise to hire a female general manager with their hiring of Kim Ng. In addition to being the first-ever female GM, she is also the first Asian-American GM in MLB history. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Miami Marlins Hire Kim Ng As First-Ever Female General Manager in North American Sports

By Sourav Dhar, Sports Editor November 23, 2020

Major League Baseball (MLB)’s Miami Marlins made history on Friday, Nov. 13 when they hired Kim Ng to be their next general manager, becoing the first North American sports franchise to hire a female...

Tait Joynt 21 lays off a fastball, resulting in a walk. Joynt closed off the game on the mound, pitching the final three innings while earning the win, giving up only one run.

Varsity Baseball Slugs By Elgin 18-16 at Dell Diamond

By Jared Hyman, Photographer/Videographer March 10, 2020

On Tuesday, March 3, the varsity baseball team squared off against the Elgin Wildcats in a special non-district game at the Dell Diamond, home of the Round Rock Express, the Triple-A (AAA) affiliate...

Jack Brinson 22 barrels the ball up, resulting in a single. Brinson posted 5 hits and had a .500 on base percentage over the weekend. Photo courtesy of Eric Hyman.

GALLERY: Varsity Baseball Undefeated In First Tournament

By Jared Hyman, Photographer/Videographer March 2, 2020

Swinging, Quincy Jones 21 makes an attempt to hit the ball. This was the second strike for Jones.

Varsity Softball Knocks Down Vista Ridge 7-5 in District Opener

By Camille Marshall, Sports Editor February 29, 2020

The varsity softball team squared off against the Vista Ridge Rangers in windy conditions for their first district game of the 2020 season on Tuesday, Feb. 25. After much preparation from scrimmages...

Gabriella Garcia 19 hits the ball.

Varsity Softball Suffers 13-2 Loss to Cedar Ridge on Senior Night

By Sourav Dhar, Sports Editor April 21, 2019

The varsity softball team squared off against the Cedar Ridge Raiders for their Senior Night game on Thursday, April 18. Before the first pitch was thrown, the Warriors honored seniors Alyssa Popelka,...

Katherine Yan 22 gets ready to bat.

JV Softball Clawed By The Lions 7-4

By Ruhee Nemawarkar, Heritage Editor in Chief April 15, 2019

The JV girls’ softball team took on the Leander Lions on Friday, April 12 in one of the last games of their season, and lost 7-4. “The game went well overall and we had a fighting chance,”...

Elizabeth Joyner 22 pitches the ball to her opponents.

Varsity Softball Shuts Out McNeil Mavericks 16-0

By Sathvik Allala, Marketing Director April 3, 2019

In the much anticipated night, the varsity girls’ softball team triumphed over the McNeil Mavericks on Tuesday, April 2 with a score of 16-0. In addition to the weeks of preparation and effort implemented...

Bryce Fischer 21 reaches to catch the ball to get an opponent out.

GALLERY: JV White Baseball Takes on Hendrickson Hawks

By Rosie Deal, Executive Editor March 24, 2019

 

Clarissa Garcia 21 keeps her eye on the ball.

JV Girls’ Softball Slips Against Eagles 15-0

By Ruhee Nemawarkar, Heritage Editor in Chief February 1, 2019

The JV girls’ softball team started off the season with a scrimmage against the Georgetown Eagles on Wednesday, Jan. 30. “[The scrimmage] went pretty well because we got some people on base...

Members of the softball team stand with Seniors Alyssa Popelka and Gabby Garcia after signing.

Softball Players Sign National Letters of Intent

By Emily Lu, Editor-in-Chief December 1, 2018

Softball seniors Alyssa Popelka and Gabby Garcia signed to play at the collegiate level on Thursday, Nov. 29. Popelka, a shortstop selected as District 13-6A Offensive Player of the Year in 2018,...

Natalie OConnor 20 prepares to throw a runner out at first base.

Varsity Softball Concludes Season Against Raiders

By Nicolle Duvall, Reporter April 22, 2018

The Lady Warriors suffered a 10-0 loss to the Cedar Ridge Raiders in their final game of the season on Friday, April 21. Despite the heavy loss, the team’s biggest focus was celebrating their last...

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