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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

Kansas Claims Fourth National Championship Title Against North Carolina

Kansas Claims Fourth National Championship Title Against North Carolina

Avery Hixson, Reporter April 7, 2022

On Monday, April 4, the Kansas Jayhawks faced the North Carolina Rams in the NCAA March Madness Men’s National Championship game. The matchup made history, considering that the last time an eighth seed...

Youngchan Kang 22 participates in his first team warmup before the game starts.  Kang swiftly transitioned into free-throw practice with the rest of the team.

Varsity Boys Basketball Celebrates Senior Night with Basketball Manager on the Court

Hibah Ahmed, Instagram Account Manager February 17, 2022

On Tuesday, Feb. 15, the varsity boys basketball team beat McNeil 60-51. The team worked together, stronger than ever, and offered immense support to the basketball manager of three years, Youngchan...

Stealing the ball Zach Engels 22’ blows past Round Rock players and dunks. This was during the second quarter when Round Rock started to close in on the Warriors lead.

Varsity Boys Basketball Conquers the Dragons 69-60, Inching Closer to District Championship

Indiana McBrearty, Journalism 1 February 1, 2022

Westwood varsity boys basketball (8-1) knocked off the Round Rock Dragons (7-2) at Round Rock High, on Jan. 28, 69-60. The entire game was tight, until the Warriors prevailed in the final few minutes....

Thomas Burke 25 cuts around a Viper and goes in to make a shot.

Freshman Basketball vs Vandegrift [GALLERY]

Arushi Sharma, Horizon Photo Editor January 21, 2022

Team Captain Zach Engels 22 makes a layup on a fast break, leaving the Vipers behind.

Varsity Boys Basketball Strikes Down Vandegrift 65-38

Mallory Milner, Reporter January 21, 2022

On Friday, Jan. 14, the varsity basketball boys triumphed 65-38 in an exciting match against the Vandegrift Vipers, bringing their already impressive record to 22-3.  Despite losing the tip off,...

Scouting his opponents, Henry Chuo ‘23 dribbles toward the net to take a shot. Throughout the game, Chuo played a key role in stealing the ball and shooting, helping the team win 51-32. “We didn’t shoot well till the end, so it was good we started shooting well and playing defense. It’s what helped us build our lead,” said Chuo.

Varsity Boys Basketball triumphs over Vista Ridge 51-32

Phoebe Taber, Heritage Photo Editor January 13, 2022

On Tuesday, Jan. 11, the boys varsity basketball team defeated Vista Ridge 51-32 in a home game, continuing the team's overall victorious tradition this season. The team will next play the Vandegrift Vipers...

Leaning to the side, Desi Davalos 22 tries to get past the defense to the net. This ended with Westwood winning a point and then the ball went to the other team.

Varsity Girls Basketball Overcomes Hutto 46-34

Hannah Ashtari, Managing Editor December 21, 2021

On Friday, Dec. 17, the Lady Warriors varsity basketball team succeeded in winning against Hutto High School. Despite initially being overtaken by their opponents, the Warriors’ showcased impressive...

Olivia Yang 23 attempts to pass to her teammates. As point guard, Yang plays a critical role in games. Communication is a huge aspect of playing basketball as a team, and it’s especially important as point guard to make sure the whole team is on the right page so we can execute plays, Yang said.

Varsity Girls Basketball Triumphs Over Hays 41-33

Mallory Milner, Reporter December 8, 2021

This past Tuesday, Nov. 30, the Lady Warriors varsity basketball team triumphed 41-33 in their second game against Hays High School. This game showcased the ladies offensive and defensive skill sets, and...

Zach Engels (22) keeps the ball away from a member of Del Valley. He looks around for a teammate to pass to or an opening to rush the basket.

Varsity Boys Basketball Conquers Cedar Park 67-55

Josh Shippen, Reporter November 29, 2021

On Wednesday, Nov. 23, the boys varsity basketball team defeated Cedar Park 67-55, proving that the Warriors have many things to be excited about moving forward into the season.  The first quarter...

The Warriors were blocked off by Kileen for many shots. The final score of the game was 21-15.

Freshman Girls Basketball Falls to Killeen 21-15

Amy Simon, Sports Editor November 15, 2021

The freshman basketball girls played against the Killeen Kangaroos for their second game during their pre-season on Tuesday, Nov. 9. Despite the score being relatively close throughout the game, the...

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