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Facing off against her competitor, Emily Collins ‘24 defends the net during the second half of the game. The Warriors were assertive and quick in their defense.

Varsity Girls Basketball Overcomes Georgetown in Thrilling Showdown

Phoebe Taber, Heritage Photo Editor November 18, 2022

On Tuesday, Nov. 16, the Warriors competed against the Georgetown Eagles in an intense face-off. The game started with the Eagles winning the tip-off and scoring a quick layup. The Warriors got...

Simryn Jacob 24 drives the ball down the lane. She successfully made her layup and earned two points for the team.

Varsity Girls’ Basketball Edged Out by Bulldogs

Phoebe Taber, Heritage Photo Editor November 4, 2022

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, the Warriors rivaled against the Bulldogs in a preseason scrimmage game. Both teams were eager to show out, as this was the last game before the start of the district season. Bowie...

With another state title under their belt, the varsity tennis team celebrates their latest victory together. The team swept both semifinals and finals, winning each without dropping a match. 10-0 in the state finals is unheard of and these kids accomplished it, Head Coach Travis Dalrymple said. [This was] just an unbelievable moment for this team.

Varsity Tennis Claims Third State Championship With Dominating 10-0 Win

Amoli Agarwal, Horizon Editor-in-Chief October 29, 2022

It was 9-0 in the match. Simryn Jacob ‘24 held a 6-2, 5-2, 40-40 lead. The pressure intensified on both Jacob and her Houston Memorial opponent as the latter stepped up to brick-red court for her...

Commanding Rhythm of Play, Varsity Tennis Wins 10-2 Over Dripping Springs

Commanding Rhythm of Play, Varsity Tennis Wins 10-2 Over Dripping Springs

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief September 18, 2022

Potency and precision melded elegantly in yet another win by the Varsity tennis team, 10-2 over Dripping Springs on Friday, Sept. 16. Freshmen newcomers, who developed an understanding of match...

Following the ball, Janya Tellabati 26 attempts a swinging volley. Tellabati is a new member of the team.

Varsity Tennis Dominates Westlake 11-1, Vaulting Into Fall Season

Amoli Agarwal, Horizon Editor-in-Chief September 2, 2022

Spirited cheers and a single-minded concentration led the varsity tennis team to a commanding 11-1 victory over Westlake on Wednesday, Aug. 31. The doubles' line-up explosively started off the match,...

Tennis District SEMIS #2

Clearing McNeil 10-0, Varsity Tennis Lands Firm District Semi-Final Win

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief October 7, 2021

Marked by a glittering composure, the poise of a racket wielded in ready position could not be miscalculated, with players’ stoic gazes feeding an intrepid energy resurgent at every stage of the...

Hoisting the newest championship trophy addition upwards, head coach Travis Dalrymple and the varsity team look upwards, celebrating their second state title win. Taking on Plano West High School, the Warriors would surge through the morning in a thrilling matchup, clinching a 10-3 victory. Watching the joy on the kids faces [when] they worked their tails off and to watch it all come together was amazing. I love this school and this program and I want the same for my players and students, Coach Dalrymple said. Photo courtesy of Antonia Antov.

Varsity Tennis Reclaims State Title 10-3 over Plano West to Conclude Momentous Fall Season

Catharine Li and Amoli Agarwal November 19, 2020

As Nic Pesoli ‘21 stepped up to the ball sailing towards him with cool determination, the varsity tennis team nervously watched in anticipation. Holding their breaths as Pesoli absorbed the pace...

Erupting in celebration after an aggressive volley shot, Aashish Dhanani 22 wins the point with partner Jessica Lu 21 in mixed doubles. Theyd go on to secure a commanding victory of 6-1, 6-3.

Varsity Tennis Delivers Again in 10-3 Victory Against Houston Memorial, Vaulting to State Finals

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2020

Under the fleeting clouds and blue skies of Texas A&M University, a final leaping stride across maroon tinted courts sent the varsity tennis team into a frenzy of celebration as they battled past...

Following through on a serve to his opponents, Daniel Antov 21 and his partner Nic Pesoli 21 look onwards, anticipating the balls trajectory. Antov and Pesoli prevailed with a 6-3, 6-0 win.

Varsity Tennis Topples Lake Travis 10-1 to Advance in State Playoff Run

Catharine Li and Amoli Agarwal November 9, 2020

The energy was infectious and permeated the air as the varsity tennis team took on the Lake Travis Cavaliers to win their regional quarterfinals match 10-1 on Tuesday, Nov. 3.  The Warriors blazed...

Varsity poses with their medals six-feet apart and wearing masks, holding the number one in the air. This is the team’s 11th district title in a row, and it’s their first step towards the goal of winning the state championship.  “I was happy with our performance today. We had a few hiccups here and there, but we definitely set the tone for the match. We just have to keep capitalizing on the net and making the most of our chances,” Coach Travis Dalrymple said.

Varsity Tennis Secures 11th District Title in a Row with 11-1 Victory over Vandegrift

Amoli Agarwal, Horizon Editor-in-Chief October 25, 2020

Loud roars of “Sko Wood” and electrifying cheers signaled the 11-1 defeat of the Vandegrift Vipers on Tuesday, Oct. 20, securing the varsity tennis team’s 11th consecutive district title. As...

Eyeing the ball, Alek Mesarovic 24 split steps in preparation to frame a forehand volley return to his opponent. Playing singles in his first ever varsity match, Mesarovic battled his nerves to emerge triumphant with a score of 8-4. I wasnt playing [in] my usual style because I was so tense, Mesarovic said. My legs and arms were practically shaking. Once I got over my nervousness, I began to gradually play better and better further into the match.

Varsity Tennis Lands Commanding 11-2 Victory Over Round Rock in Fall Season Opener

Catharine Li, Horizon Editor-in-Chief September 16, 2020

Spirited racket clanks and face-masked smiles marked a momentous 11-2 win by the varsity tennis team over the Round Rock Dragons on Friday, Sept. 11. As athletics programs across the country reckon...

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