Wolverines Only

Wolverines Only

How can I explain to the Harvard-Westlake community what field hockey means to me? Well, that is a difficult question, since not a lot of people are familiar with the sport. Not only are people unfamiliar with field hockey at Harvard-Westlake, but the sport is also relatively unknown in all of America. However, in the […]

There’s no us in team

There’s no us in team

When point guard Melissa Zozulenko ’21 packed her bag on the last day of in-person school, she didn’t realize she would have to say goodbye to her basketball team for over six months. Since then, she has been isolated from the majority of her teammates and coaches, even though she has recently returned to the court […]

Students reflect on in-person practices

The school started its first phase of athletic practices Aug. 24, allowing athletes to return to campus while still practicing social distancing protocols. Athletes in the baseball, boys basketball, boys and girls cross country, boys and girls swimming, boys and girls water polo, field hockey and football programs all made their way back to campus […]

Students unite in hopes of winning championships for City of Angels

Students unite in hopes of winning championships for City of Angels

On a dreary Wednesday afternoon in the middle of  quarantine, Collin Assil ’22 sat down in front of his computer to cheer on the Los Angeles Lakers in the playoffs with his best friends. As he watched his Lakers, he instantly forgot  the challenges that had resulted from the pandemic. “During quarantine, I really haven’t been able to […]

Wolverines compete in Major League Baseball

Wolverines compete in Major League Baseball

In the last decade, the school has built a reputation of excellence in baseball, winning multiple championships, including the Mission League in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2018, and the CIF-SS championship in 2013. Many of those players have now gone on to play in the MLB. The most recent standout player was outfielder Pete Crow-Armstrong […]

Athletic Department issues fall plans for school training

Athletic Department issues fall plans for school training

The school will restart phase one of after school athletic activity after gaining approval from both the state and county health departments. Starting in early July, athletics began on campus, but after a change in local health guidelines, all sports were required to stop. Though athletics were suspended at the end of July, they are […]

Pandemic impacts college recruitment

Pandemic impacts college recruitment

When Williams College commit Gabby Odoom ’21 got the notification that her spring track and field season was canceled, fear rushed through her body. She wouldn’t be able to compete and would lose the opportunity to impress college coaches and scouts. For track and field athletes, junior year running times are vital to college coaches […]

@BlackatHWAthletics

@BlackatHWAthletics

As the spotlight continues to shine on issues of racism around the country, sports are no exception . Racism in athletics is a major problem, deeply affecting athletes and attracting strong opinions from fans, according to NCAA Mind, Body and Sports: Harassment and Discrimination. Across the country, students of color frequently experience the opposite of […]

Off-season practice pushed back to fall

Off-season practice pushed back to fall

Once athletics shut down because of COVID-19, outside hitter Skyler Gerhardt ’22 adapted to play a completely different version of her sport. Instead of spending time on the hardwood, Gerhardt has turned to beach volleyball in order to practice as much as she can during these turbulent times. “Over quarantine, all the players on the […]

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