Master and Commander: Tales of a Wolverine sports editor

It’s fair to say I was a bit of a nerd in middle school. The hardcore sports fanatic and basketball player side of my identity was rivaled heavily by the video game-playing, superhero-obsessed sci-fi lover in me. Growing up with posters of the Los Angeles Lakers’ Phil Jackson, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant juxtaposed on […]

Big Red Spring 2014: Connecting the Dots

A short time after the story first broke in October 2013 of Jonathan Martin ’08 leaving the Miami Dolphins and claiming he had been bullied by teammates, I briefly discussed the subject with one Wolverine sports coach, who noted to me how remarkable it was that Harvard-Westlake had not just one, but two athletics alumni […]

Copeland, Newton earn Mission League, CIF honors

Boys’ basketball guard Alex Copeland ’15 and forward Derick Newton ’14 were named All-Mission League First-Team members last week for their play during the 2013-2014 season. Newton was selected to the All-CIF Division 4AA team as well. Newton and Copeland were the team’s top scorers this past season, averaging 19.7 and 16.9 points per game […]

Glitch in the Matrix

Four Wolverine winter sports teams reached CIF Playoffs in 2014, and all four were unable to capture CIF gold, with three finding themselves with a bad case of déjà vu. Girls’ soccer, boys’ basketball and girls’ basketball all saw their playoff runs come to an end in eerily similar fashion this year as in 2012-2013. […]

Collins ’97 signs with Brooklyn Nets for season

After playing basketball for four years at Harvard-Westlake, four years at Stanford University and for 12 years in the NBA before coming out as gay in April 2013, Jason Collins became the first openly gay male athlete to play in a major American sports league under a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets. Feb. 23. […]

Martin '08 traded to San Francisco 49ers

In October 2013, former Wolverine football lineman Jonathan Martin ’08 ignited a national bullying debate after leaving the NFL Miami Dolphins and claiming to be bullied by his Miami teammates. Now, Martin will get the chance to start anew in his home state of California, as the alumnus was traded from the Dolphins to the […]

Swim teams finish 2nd at 1st Annual Justin Carr Relays

Both the girls’ and the boys’ varsity swim teams placed second at the Justin Carr Relays, the Wolverines’ first meet of the year, March 1. Saturday’s meet was the first of the annual swim meets dedicated to Justin Carr ’14, who died of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in February 2013. Carr was a member of the swim team […]

Collins '97 signs with Brooklyn Nets

Wolverine basketball alumnus Jason Collins ’97 became the first openly gay male athlete to play in a major American sports league after signing a 10-day contract with the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and playing 11 minutes for the team in its game against the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday. The Nets, the team with which Collins began […]

Girls' soccer coasts to 5-1 playoff opener victory

The one-seed Wolverine girls’ soccer team found little trouble in the form of at-large seed Rancho Cucamonga, routing its first round opponent 5-1 Friday to advance to round two of CIF Playoffs. Courtney O’Brien ’15 led the Wolverines’ scoring efforts with a brace, with Courtney Corrin ’16, Montana Reilly ’16 and Lucy Putnam ’14 each […]

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