Seven for The Show

A select few former Wolverine baseball players are still playing the game known as America’s pastime in the minor and major leagues. Right-handed pitcher Jack Flaherty ’14 was drafted in the first round of the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals in June, making him one of seven former Wolverines currently […]

The Werner Thesis: an example

It seems like stress is an inevitable side effect of working hard, of setting goals and of succeeding and failing in our efforts to achieve them—a hallmark of being a student at Harvard-Westlake. At various points during the past four years, I have found myself lost in a dark hole of anxiety, desperately trying to […]

Why getting the baseball beat was the best deal I made

At the beginning of my senior year I made a bid to get the job of covering the football team for The Chronicle. Instead I made a deal with my boss Grant Nussbaum ’14 that I would get to be the beat writer for the defending national champion baseball team. It was actually better this […]

Master and Commander: Tales of a Wolverine sports editor

It’s fair to say I was a bit of a nerd in middle school. The hardcore sports fanatic and basketball player side of my identity was rivaled heavily by the video game-playing, superhero-obsessed sci-fi lover in me. Growing up with posters of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Phil Jackson, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant juxtaposed on […]

Baseball season ends with playoff loss

The game’s first run was scored in the top of the first inning when Michael Vokulich ’14 hit a sacrifice fly to score Jack Flaherty ’14, who was just named the Gatorade State Player of the Year after finishing the season with a 0.69 ERA. Unfortunately for the varsity baseball team, it could not add […]

Team falls short of CIF Finals after loss to Uni

Despite the boys’ tennis team 8-10 loss to University High School at CIF finals Friday, five team members look ahead to the state individual tournament. The loss means the Wolverines will be seeded slightly lower for the state tournament, which is comprised of the top four teams in Division I, and the top two in […]

Team finshed 2nd in CIF, advances to next round

Following an 8-4 regular season in league play, the boys’ golf team is now getting ready to move on to the second round of CIF play. “I think we have played continually better as the playoffs have progressed,” Adrian Berger ’15 said. “We started out okay, but I definitely think AP’s being over helped us […]

No-hitter propels Wolverines to victory, four wins away from title

Jack Flaherty ’14 walked the leadoff batter in the Wolverines opening round CIF playoff game against the J.W. North Huskies on May 23.  After that the six-foot-four senior pitcher threw 10 strikeouts and reached 92 mph on his fastball on his way to no-hitting the Huskies and retiring 21 straight batters. “Just when you think […]

Baseball alumni reach semifinals with Emory

The 22nd ranked Emory baseball team has reached the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Baseball Championships, following a 9-7 victory over State University of New York, Cortland, May 25, and an upset victory over second ranked Linfield College, May 24. The run has been due in part to the efforts of three former Wolverines […]

Wolverines advance behind Flaherty's '14 no-hitter

Jack Flaherty ’14 threw a no-hitter in the Wolverines opening CIF playoff game against JW North on May 23.  The Wolverines beat JW North 5-0 behind 10 strikeouts from Flaherty and strong defense behind him, including a diving catch by Jackson Grayson ’15 to record the last out of the game. Flaherty walked the first […]