Changes imminent after Martin post

A Facebook post from former Wolverine football player Jonathan Martin ’08 revealing that he attempted suicide multiple times during his NFL career and felt unable to fit in at John Thomas Dye and Harvard-Westlake will cause the athletic department to increase its focus on the wellbeing of student athletes, Athletic Director Terry Barnum said. As […]

Young squad struggles in first games of season

An inexperienced softball squad started the season with an 0-3-1 overall record. The team, which only has four seniors, suffered a 15-0 loss against Mira Costa on March 11. “Our goal that day was to have good at-bats, and to cheer and to be ‘teamy,’ and those are things that we did,” Softball Program Head […]

Athletics to propose Taper renovation

A proposal to renovate the west side of Taper building will be presented to the Board of Trustees this academic year. The plan will include a remodel of the players’ and coaches’ locker rooms and the training rooms, Head of Athletics Terry Barnum said. There is no timetable for the project, but the construction length […]

Interim lacrosse coach named Head of Program

When Alex Weber was named Interim Lacrosse Program Head in January, he knew that he wanted to postion himself to secure the job for the long term. After reaching the CIF Championship game and shaping the program with his efforts to preach hard work, team cooperation and simply having fun, the formerly temporary Head has […]

Softball coach resigns after fifteen years

Varsity softball head coach Joe Aranda resigned after five years at the helm of the team and fifteen years as part of the softball program, the Athletic Department announced in a press release Thursday. The press release stated that Aranda, who was hired in 1999 as an assistant coach and promoted to head coach ten […]

5 to be inducted into Athletic Hall of Fame at Homecoming

Five former Wolverine athletes and coaches will be inducted into the Harvard-Westlake Athletic Hall of Fame during halftime of the Homecoming football game Oct. 27. Bridget Ballard ’06, Meredith Butte ’06, Brian Flacks ’06 and the late volleyball coach Jesse Quiroz will be inducted this year, along with basketball player Ed White ’05, a holdover […]

Former middle school football coach accepts new position

By Enya Huang The Athletic Department named Scott Bello the new Middle School Sports Coordinator after seven years as an Administrative Assistant and Football Coach at the Middle School. His dedication to the program spurred Terry Barnum and the other Athletic Directors to create the position for him. “I’m going to be a set of […]

Former setter, middle hitter named captains of Boston College girls' volleyball team

By Luke Holthouse Both captains of next years Boston College girls’ volleyball team will be Harvard-Westlake alums.  Eagles Head Coach Chris Campbell announced Monday that former Wolverine setter Kellie Barnum ’11 and middle hitter Krystle Higgins ’09 will lead his team next year.  Barnum becomes the sixth sophomore in program history to be named a […]

Passing the torch

By Austin Lee The campus — empty. Ted Slavin Field — without its towering lights. The walls of Taper Gymnasium — missing many of its championship patches and banners. These were the sights that greeted Terry Barnum in the summer of 2004, on his first day on the job as Athletic Director. Now, after eight […]

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