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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

Cheering loudly, Morgan Vopat 23, Anila Modak 24 and Audrey Derdeyn 26 urge their teammates to go faster from the platform. Swim and Dive had their first ever meet for the 2022 season at the newly constructed RRISD Aquatic Center.

Swim and Dive Lands in Second Place at First District-Wide Meet

Indy McBrearty, Reporter October 10, 2022

On Friday, Sept. 23, the Swim and Dive team competed in the first district-wide meet of the year. Both the boys' and girls' teams ended up taking second place, falling only to the Vandegrift Vipers. Grady...

Westwood Waterpolo team boys gather for team photo together after day long tournament. This is Westwood water polos first year as a UIL sport. The tournament took place August

Boys’ Waterpolo Conquers Vandegrift 19-14

Indy McBrearty, Reporter September 22, 2022

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, the Boys’ Waterpolo team took down Vandegrift. The team was led by Freddy Browarski ‘24, who scored a season-high of nine goals. The team mounted a comeback in the second half...

Avoiding the offense, Shraddha Chaudhari 25 gains control of the ball. This allowed her to make a successful pass, bringing the Warriors closer to scoring.

Women’s Waterpolo Dive into Win over Vandegrift

Jessica Wang, Heritage Section Editor September 16, 2022

Matisse Cohen-Hadria Maintaining their three-game win-streak, the women’s Waterpolo team beat Vandegrift 17-4 at the RRISD Natatorium on Tuesday, Sept. 13.  The team leaped into action as...

After a big win in their season opener against Midway, the boys water polo team are all smiles. This was their first ever UIL based match where the team not only won, but did so with a lot of new faces. It was really fun, newcomer Ben Meijers 25 said. We got a good amount of time in the water, and while we were there the veteran players really helped us out.

Boys Waterpolo Dominates Over Midway During Season Opener

Sawyer Grimaldi, Sports Editor August 28, 2022

The boys' water polo team competed in their first UIL match on Saturday, Aug. 27, that went all the way down to the wire, ending in a 13-11 victory for the Warriors over Midway. "I think there are definitely...

Ms. Tamra Franklin and Ms. Molly Walsh attend the graduation ceremony on Tuesday, May 24. Both were popular English teachers, but at the end of the 2022 school year, Ms. Franklin accepted a position in another school district, and Ms. Walsh moved to New York City.

35 Teachers To Resign or Retire

Amoli Agarwal, Horizon Editor-in-Chief May 28, 2022

In the past two years, record numbers of teachers have left their jobs across the country, exhausted and overwhelmed from rising work obligations. Following the national trend, the end of the 2022 school...

Photo Courtesy of Westwood Water polo.

Girls’ Waterpolo Advances to State

Amy Ma, Reporter April 25, 2018

The girl’s water polo team secured their spot at the state championship tournament after a successful regionals tournament, which took place from Thursday, April 19 through Saturday, April 21 at...

Paige Castillo 20 gets high as she takes a shot.

Girls’ Water Polo Defeats Austin 10-1

Amy Ma, Reporter April 6, 2018

The girls' water polo team played Austin High school on Monday, April 2, at Lee and Joe Jamail Aquatic Center. The girls won with an official score of 10-1, although the judges stopped counting the...

Swim Coach Matthew McBrearty Gears up for the Swim Season

Swim Coach Matthew McBrearty Gears up for the Swim Season

Stephanie Shih, Managing Editor September 11, 2017

Down at the Waterloo Swimming natatorium, Coach Matthew McBrearty and the Warrior swim team are hard at work as early as 6:30 a.m., even before most people wake up. The title-winning swim team has...

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