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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

Ishika Samant

Ishika Samant, Managing Editor

I am a junior on Westwood Student Press. In the organization I found that I spend my time mostly taking sports photos. Outside the press organization I volunteer and foster puppies from the Austin Animal Center.

All content by Ishika Samant
Goalkeeper Luke Park '20 catches a close shot. During halftime, Park and goal keeper Justin Lang '20 practiced defending the goal.

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February 6, 2020
Luca Cipleu '21 weaves past the defenders and chases after the ball. Cipleu was a strong offensive player and was able to add another goal to Westwood's already dominant lead.

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February 13, 2020
Racing for the ball, Theo Givens '20 chases it down. Givens had a strong second half and scored during the game.

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February 13, 2020
Cesar Frias '20 stops the ball from going out of bounds. Flying around the field, Frias helped the team maintain their five goal lead.

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February 13, 2020
During practice before the game, Louis Niemerg '21 and his team practice scoring goals to warm up. Niemerg was a dominant offensive player during the game and scored a goal.

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February 13, 2020
Jumping in the air, Arjun Seth '21 shoots a two pointer. Seth scored 5 out of the 12 points scored during the third quarter.

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February 3, 2020
Eric Kipper '21 posts and passes the ball to his teammate Arjun Seth '21. Kipper's assist earned the Warriors a two pointer shot.

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February 3, 2020
After halftime Sam Durham '21 and the rest of his team practice lay ups. The Dragons finished the first half with a 5 point lead with the score 24-19.

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February 3, 2020
Christian Robinson '20 runs to shoot a layup. On the layup, the referees also called a foul so Robinson was given the opportunity to shoot free throws.

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January 20, 2020
In the air, Skylar Zinnecker '23 kicks the ball to a team mate. Zinnecker was able to dribble the ball down field which allowed the team to score the second goal of the game dominating the game 2-0.

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January 19, 2020
Colleen Wyrick '21 passes the ball to Deepti Choudhury '21. Choudhury ran the ball to the goal scoring the first goal of the gaming make in the score 1-0.

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January 19, 2020
Losing control, Marcos Martinez '20 loses his grip on the ball. The referees decided that it was a foul play and resulted in two more points for the Warriors

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January 19, 2020
Attempting to catch a rebound after a missed shot, Santi Campos '20 jumps in the air. Campos plays as shooting guard for the team.

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January 19, 2020
Towards the end of halftime Quinn Farquharson '20 and the rest of the team warm up by shooting layups for the second half of the game. As the Warriors were in a close lead, the energy was high for the second half.

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January 19, 2020
Brandon Parks '20 maneuvers around the defense figuring out who to pass the ball to. Parks plays as point guard for the varsity team.

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December 15, 2019
Small forward Zach Engels '22 jumps and shoots a layup. The point put Westwood further in the lead making the score 12-5.

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December 15, 2019
Christian Robinson '20 dribbles past the defense. Robinson plays as power forward and center for the team.

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December 15, 2019
Junna Castel '20 slides past the junior’s defense and runs for the end-zone. Castel makes the first touchdown of the game, and for every touchdown Huru Sushi & TC Noodle House donated $30 to build a well in Africa.

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December 12, 2019
Guillermo Ruiz Ortiz ‘21 makes a “W” for the Westwood Song. Dressed in pink or blue t-shirts and bandanas to signify their grade’s team, the powderpuff cheerleaders cheered on the game.

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December 12, 2019
RJ Martinez '21 throws a complete pass to Robbie Jeng '21. Jeng was able to run past his defense and score an astonishing 37-yard touchdown.

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October 26, 2019
Homecoming King and Queen, Brandon Qin '20 and Ashley Zhang '20 pose for the photographers after winning the title. Homecoming started in colleges celebrating the first game of the season in which alumni could return for their alma maters.

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October 26, 2019
Brandon Qin '20 smiles at his mother after he was announced the 2019 homecoming king. Historically, Homecoming kings and queens are supposed to represent the student body exemplifying the spirit and highest standard of the school.

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October 26, 2019
Homecoming Queen Ashley Zhang '20 stands in front of the Westwood student body and faculty. Homecoming queen was crowned by Westwood alumni and 2017 homecoming queen.

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October 26, 2019
Sundancer Name Name '00 dances in unison with the rest of her team. The Sundancers put up a combined show with the Warrior Pride for the homecoming halftime.

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October 26, 2019
Nate Anderson '21 pushes through Leander defense. Anderson has player on the varsity team for 2 years, during his time on the team Anderson has carried the ball a total of 1773 yards.

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October 26, 2019
Quarterback RJ Martinez '21 surveys the field to find an open player. Martinez threw a complete pass to Oliver Yu '20 which resulted in a Warrior touchdown causing an ever further lead of 49-20.

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October 26, 2019
Nate Anderson '21 eyes the players and slides past the defense. A valuable player to the game Anderson scored two touchdowns.

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October 26, 2019
Player Player '00 gets tackled by a the Leander defense. Despite of the hard tackle, Player was able get past 10 yards.

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October 26, 2019
Wide Receiver Jace Lyne '20 struggles out of the Leander defense. Lyne is a strong player on the team, having a total of 440 yards this season with an average of 73.3 yards per game.

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October 26, 2019
A defensive player on his back, Robbie Jeng '21 carries the ball. Jeng was able to complete the 10 yard carry giving the Warriors a first down.

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October 26, 2019
Eying the players, running back Nate Anderson '21 attempts to slip out of their grasp. A key player for the team, Anderson averages 86.1 rushing yards a game.

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October 20, 2019
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