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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

With a sense of urgency the Warriors huddle up before returning for the last few places of the first set. They won the set 25-23 thanks to their scheming and stellar game IQ.

Varsity Volleyball Defeat Vipers 3-1 on Future Warriors Night

Mallory Milner, Reporter October 10, 2023

On Tuesday, Oct. 3, the varsity volleyball team beat their rivals, the Vandegrift Vipers, 3-1 in a tense four set match that had the whole crowd on its toes. This was an especially exciting win considering...

The Warriors complete their pre-game cheer for the last time this season. Photo courtesy of @erinleephoto.

Varsity Volleyball Falls Short of Regional Quarterfinals Title in Jaw Clenching Game

Amy Simon, Sports Editor November 9, 2022

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, the Varsity Volleyball team competed against the Lake Travis Cavaliers for the round three regional quarterfinals title. Cheers and thumps from the packed stands and teams ricocheted...

The Warriors pose after winning the bi-district championship game. The team will be moving on to the area championship game.

Westwood Spears Jaguars For 3-1 Bi-District Champion Win

Prakrit Sinha, Reporter November 6, 2022

The Warriors claimed their bi-district 3-1 win on Tuesday, Nov. 2, against the Johnson High School Jaguars. The volleyball team played rigorously in each set, and the crowd cheered passionately during...

Anticipating Vandergrifts attack, Sahasra Mandalapu 25 and Terrin Score 23 prepare for a deep hit. The two kept light feet in the chance that the attack would swerve.

Varsity Volleyball Fundraises for Breast Cancer

Hibah Ahmed, Marketing Director October 14, 2022

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, the varsity volleyball team played their annual Pink Out game. Although Westwood was not victorious, the team raised over $1000 in donations for breast cancer research through an auction...

As the third set begins the team is extremely tense, but Team Captain, Lola Fernandez 23 still cheers on. Fernandez offered encouraging statements to all of the girls, and kept the team working throughout the set.

Varsity Volleyball Ends First Round of Districts With Loss Against Vandegrift

Hibah Ahmed, Marketing Director October 10, 2022

On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the varsity volleyball team played Vandegrift for the second round of their district season. With their undefeated streak of 7-0, the Lady Warriors gave the game their all, but...

As a ball soars over, libero Lola Fernandez 23 braces her passing platform. Despite Cedar Ridges consistent spikes, the home team defense kept the ball in play with digs and dives.

Varsity Volleyball Sweeps Away Cedar Ridge in Four Set Game

Sabrina Kim, Heritage Section Editor October 5, 2022

After a slow start, varsity volleyball pulled off a mid-game comeback, ultimately defeating the Cedar Ridge Rangers 3-1 on Friday, Sept. 30. Despite losing the first set, a combination of effective...

Defensive specialist Sahasru Mandalapu 25 performs a skilled overhead pass. Receiving serves with setting technique is a difficult maneuver, but one that Mandalapu uses regularly.

Varsity Volleyball Ruthlessly Rejects Vista Ridge Rangers

Sabrina Kim, Heritage Section Editor September 14, 2022

Despite the stiff competition, the Varsity volleyball team thoroughly shut out the Vista Range Rangers with a 3-0 win on Tuesday, Sept. 13th. The teams shared near-equal possession for the majority...

The team huddles together before the game. This was their first district huddle of the season.

Varsity Volleyball Claims Victory Over Vipers in District Opener

Amy Simon, Sports Editor September 9, 2022

The varsity volleyball team played their first district game against the Vandegrift Vipers on Friday, Sept. 9. The match ended in four sets, with Westwood coming out on top. Prior to the game, the...

Using a periodic table to identify elements, students Fred Fisher 24 and Jacob Pryor 24 study together before their chemistry quiz. After the first nine weeks, many students coming back from virtual learning have been able to adjust to the various classes at Westwood.

Adjusting to a New Normal: Students Reflect on First Nine Weeks

Hibah Ahmed, Marketing Director October 29, 2021

After the first nine weeks ended on Friday, Oct. 15, students shared how they have readapted to Westwood’s ever changing environment in the past two months. Tests crammed close together, countless virtual...

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