Numbers Never Lie

Numbers Never Lie

In 2017, the football program made news by making an $8000 investment into a remote-controlled tackling dummy created by Rogers Athletic, which specializes in creating football practice equipment. The then undefeated football team was on ABC News and was featured practicing with the dummy, which is designed to improve practice techniques, while also reducing the […]

The Issue: Mental Illness

The Issue: Mental Illness

The increased awareness of mental illness in professional sports has changedthe way athletes talk about mental healthas a societal issue. Addressing the Stigma: In the early months of 2018, two NBA players made waves when stories were released about them. But these weren’t the normal articles in the sports news cycle; it was two well-known […]

Clubs and Dubs

Clubs and Dubs

The CIF Championship is a game that few high school athletes compete in, however, for the boys’ water polo program, CIF Championships have become a common occurrence, attacker Shay Gillearn ’21 said. In 2018 and 2019, the boys’ water polo team won the CIF Championship in two of the biggest games of the players’ lives, […]

Dawn of a Dynasty

Dawn of a Dynasty

As the buzzer went off, captain and forward Astor Wu ’20 realized that the LAFHA Championship game was over. Looking up from her stance, she locked eyes with captain and midfielder Rachel Brown ’20 and the feeling of victory finally sank in. “Within a split second, I just remember sprinting into a cluster of girls […]

Coaching Culture

Coaching Culture

It’s 7:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, the first day of “Hell Week” for the football team. There arguably isn’t any time more important for the team, as this is the week when, as one player put it, “you get your shit together.” This day, however, was more important than the team anticipated. That morning, the […]

Watch the Throne

Watch the Throne

It was Sunday morning and his 9:45 a.m. alarm went off. Alec Reece ’20 walked into his closet, threw on his Indianapolis Colts jersey, and immediately checked Twitter for fantasy football updates. For the “Joe Momma” Fantasy Football League consisting of solely Harvard-Westlake seniors, buzzing off your hair, dying it, eating ghost peppers and eating […]

Wolverine Royale

Wolverine Royale

The Sierra Canyon Upper School added an esports team to its athletic department at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Now, other high schools in the Los Angeles area are looking to do the same. Should HW add an esports team and enter this new frontier? It was a Saturday morning and Jake Dalton […]

King of the Court: Johnny Juzang

King of the Court: Johnny Juzang

It’s 6:30 AM. The average Harvard-Westlake student is in bed, hearing the sound of their alarm clock go off. Johnny Juzang ’20 has grown accustomed to hearing the “swish of a net” and a basketball bounce on the hardwood at this hour. In the early hours before school, Johnny Juzang consistently puts in work either […]

Life of a Brown’s Fan

Life of a Brown’s Fan

I’m sitting in my living room shocked. “All I do is win win win no matter what,” DJ Khaled screamed through my tinny iPhone speakers in celebration. The impossible had happened. My favorite team, the Cleveland Browns, had just beaten the New York Jets. I immediately thought that Baker Mayfield is the messiah. After I […]

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