Wolverines take second consecutive playoff game, heading to quarterfinals

Rancho Mirage High School, only in its second year of existence, earned its first varsity basketball playoff appearance in school history during the 2014-15 season. Alex Copeland ’15 made sure it ended quickly. In a second-round CIF Southern Section Division 4AA playoff game attended by the likes of the Los Angeles Times’ Eric Sondheimer and the Los […]

Wolverines blow 18 point lead, fall to rival Loyola again

The last time Harvard-Westlake boys’ basketball saw Stone Gettings ’15, the Loyola forward hit a three-pointer with five seconds left to stun a sold-out Wolverine crowd and allow his team to escape Taper Gymnasium with a thrilling 58-55 win on Jan. 23. Unfortunately for the Wolverines, the Cornell commit picked up where he left off in the […]

Wolverines drop league game to Chaminade, eliminated from automatic playoff bid

In the first meeting between Harvard-Westlake and Chaminade boys’ basketball three weeks ago, the Eagles’ Jake Porath ’15 watched from the sideline due to a knee injury, unable to contribute at all in the Wolverines’ eventual 75-72 upset victory. On Friday night, Porath made up for the lost time. The Williams College-committed center scored 25 […]

Free throw shooting, rebounding doom Wolverines in stunning loss to league rival Notre Dame

With Ray Mueller ’17 absent and Noah Gains ’15 hampered due to the flu, and Parsa Shoa ’16 (back) and Wolfgang Novogratz ’16 (foot) out with their respective pre-existing injuries, the varsity boys’ basketball team’s Wednesday night matchup with league rival Notre Dame had potential to be a major trap game for the squad. Notre […]

Wolverines drop tournament opener, to be live-streamed today

In its opening game of the Maxpreps Holiday Classic late on Friday night, the varsity boys’ basketball team couldn’t keep up with highly-ranked Galena (11-1 overall, from Reno, NV), as the Wolverines dropped a 71-57 matchup to Nevada’s 7th best team according to Maxpreps. Wolfgang Novogratz ’16 continued his momentum from a first-team all tournament […]

Spark Plug: Q&A with Carter Begel '17

Q: What made you decide to play football and stick with it? A: When I was younger, my dad put a football in my hands when I was about 3 years old and started tossing the football around with me. He had me play with older kids at the park, and after the first touchdown […]

Wolverines win third straight game, destroy Westchester on Homecoming

In front of a huge Homecoming crowd, the football team routed Westchester High School 49-9 Saturday night. This is the third game in a row the Wolverines completely overwhelmed their opponent, as they beat Granada Hills 34-9 two weeks ago, and defeated Taft 44-10 last week. The Wolverines defense pitched a shutout for over three quarters […]