Wrestling squad prepares for CIF

Despite struggling against strong team competition in the Mission League, five Wolverine wrestlers qualified for CIF Championships at Mission League Finals against Alemany Jan. 31. Jake Adler ’17 won league in the 132-pound weight class. Ryan Ruiz ’16 took second in the 126-pound weight class. James Lennon ’15 captured third in the 138-pound weight class, […]

Undermanned squad perseveres despite strict CIF dual match rules

Despite facing a serious lack of depth compared to its strong Mission League competition, the varsity wrestling team is off to a successful start to the 2014-15 season. The team has an 0-2 record in Mission League play as of press time, but the record is more a result of the CIF Southern Section’s strict […]

Two female wrestlers join historically male wrestling squad

Once they arrive by shuttle at the upper school campus from over the hill, Lena Kadogawa ’18 and Abbie Howell ’18 head to the wrestling room to begin the usual stretching and calisthenics. In practice, they usually partner up, but when the other isn’t there, either girl partners up with one of the boys on […]

Chris Simpson resigns as girls' tennis head coach after 14 seasons

Tennis coach Chris Simpson has resigned as girls’ varsity head coach after fourteen seasons with the team, the Athletic Department announced in a press release today. He will continue to be head coach for the boys’ varsity program. “This was a very difficult decision for me to make,” Simpson said. “Coaching girls’ tennis at Harvard-Westlake […]

Adler '17 to lead after Bracken's '14 departure

Despite the loss of senior Jake Bracken ’14, the wrestling squad anticipates success from its younger athletes. The team closed last season 1-3 in league play, an improvement over the previous year’s 0-4 record. Bracken and Jake Adler ’17 were the only Harvard-Westlake wrestlers to continue on to compete in CIF after taking first and […]

Team strives to uphold Mission League legacy

Despite falling 81-69 to Santa Barbara in a non-league match Oct. 8, the girls’ tennis team remains undefeated in league and aims to win its eighth-straight Mission League title. “I think the team has worked really hard so far this year,” Sophie Cohen ’17 said. “We have played really well and we are improving as […]

Team set to defend seventh straight title

While the girls’ tennis team went undefeated in league last season, it lost in the second round of CIF playoffs and ended its winning season early. This season, with its seventh straight Mission League title under its belt and an 11-0 League record, the girls’ varsity tennis squad is back and ready to continue its […]

Manahan '14 places 1st in State Championships

Co-captain David Manahan ’14 finished his high school track career with the State Championship title and new school record of 1:51.04 over 800m at the California State Championships June 7. Manahan earned first place with a margin of one-hundredth of a second. “I knew it was a possibility [that I could win], but the field […]

8 race at CIF Finals

Eight Wolverine swimmers competed to wrap up their season at CIF Finals May 17 at the Riverside Aquatics Center. Both the boys’ and girls’ teams finished with overall records of 5-2. The girls’ squad went 4-1 in league and the boys’ finished 3-2. “CIF Finals were historically fast this year,” head coach Jon Carroll said. […]

Johnston '14 lifts softball to Senior Day win with extra innings RBI

Softball outfielder Jessica Johnston ’14 ended what could be the final home game of her career with a bang Thursday, batting in the winning run in the softball team’s Senior Day matchup against Chaminade. Johnston’s double in the ninth inning drove in Jackie Carr ’14 to break an extra-inning stalemate and seal a 2-1 victory for the […]

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