Coach builds on 2013 finish

After sending seven athletes to CIF last year, the swimming team has big plans for this upcoming season. Led  by second year coach Jonathan Carroll and the newly built Copses Family Pool, the swimmers’ emphasis this season is on improving times and qualifying as many athletes for CIF as possible. “The major difference this season […]

New coach seeks to grow program and develop players

After five seasons under Head Coach Joe Aranda, the athletic department has hired Claire Rietmann-Grout as the new softball program head. Prior to coaching at Harvard-Westlake, Rietmann-Grout played college softball at Towson University and coached for four years at Immaculate Heart High School. “Coaching here is an incredible opportunity. We have the best support staff, […]

Inexperienced team features two ‘wrestlers to watch’

Coming off a strong offseason in which wrestlers were expected to work out three times a week, the wrestling team began the 2013-2014 campaign on a good note. The team placed second in the Turkey Duals at Birmingham High School Nov. 30, but lost in the Bishop Amat Duals. The team also competed at the […]

Wrestling team looks to improve on winless 2012 season

Coming off a winless season, the wrestling team enters its upcoming season optimistic about its rising talent. “I feel pretty confident this year compared to last year in my and my team’s ability to perform well at tournaments,” Patrick Halkett ’14 said. “While our team is relatively young this year, comprised of mostly freshmen and […]

Girls' basketball returns significant players

With the 2013 season approaching, the varsity girls’ basketball team will look improve on their 14-15 overall record that it earned last year. In 2012, the team lost in the second round of the CIF playoffs against Bishop Montgomery. Although the team is losing star guard Natalie Florescu ’13, who led the team with 13.6 […]

Team drops its first match of the season

After starting off the season 5-0, girls’ golf lost for the first time this year in a match against league rival Notre Dame Oct. 10. Although the Wolverines shot 221, their second lowest score of the year and their lowest ever at their home Encino Golf Course, they lost by 28 strokes as the Knights […]

Injured runners return to competition

With two impact runners returning from injury to the boys’ team, and the girls’ team well on its way to winning a sixth straight Mission League title, the cross country teams are locked and loaded as they near CIF playoffs. Both teams competed in the Wayne Walker Invitational Sept. 27 at Craig Park, and the […]

Girls’ tennis aims for 6th straight Mission League win

In order to win its sixth straight Mission League title and make another deep run in the CIF Division 1 playoffs, every member of the girls’ varsity tennis prepared during the offseason by either taking lessons from a private coach, playing United States Tennis Association tournaments or doing tennis camps. Additionally, the team is expected […]

Boys’ tennis falls to rivals in CIF playoffs

The boys’ tennis team’s winning season came to an end after its loss to University High School last Friday in the quarterfinals of the Southern California Regional Championships. The Wolverines lost by a score of 6-1. The team broke new ground for Harvard-Westlake, as this was the school’s first appearance in the Regional competition in […]

Boys’ volleyball falls to No. 1 Mira Costa in straight sets

Knowing the monster ahead of them following their first round win, the seniors on the boys’ volleyball team knew they had to call on desperate measures in desperate times. With the defending Division I CIF champions of Mira Costa staring across them on the other side of the net, the Wolverines wanted to look equally […]