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The Cost to Compete: Paying a Steep Price for Extracurriculars

Rian Ratnavale February 15, 2017

When Anya Andrews ’17 and her teammates on the girls’ soccer team got the bill for dinner while at a tournament, she watched as her teammates casually drew money out of their wallets without hesitation....

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Be supportive and happy for others in the college process

Rian Ratnavale December 6, 2016

Seniors, I think I can speak for all of us when I say that we’re tired. We’ve spent the last three years toiling away at the Upper School. Whether someone is a basketball player who has spent many...

Cam Welther '17 stands for the National Anthem before the Wolverines' Sept. 23 contest against Dominguez. (Credit: Aaron Park / Chronicle)

Take a Stand: Kaepernick Debate Comes to Ted Slavin Field

Rian Ratnavale November 16, 2016

It’s not always easy to see the flag from Ted Slavin Field. When we turn our backs from the field, put our hands over our hearts, and crane our necks so we can see the flag over the Munger Hall hedges,...

Cameron Jones '18 runs with the ball through the Wolverine’s 40 yard line against Garfield High School on Sept. 9. Max Robertson '17 and Thomas Glover '18 each scored touchdowns for the Wolverines, who lost the game 38-31. Credit: Aaron Park/Chronicle

Football team benefits from experienced leaders

Rian Ratnavale October 5, 2016

The football team is looking to find the consistency that hasn't always been there as it heads into league play with a 3-2 record. The squad’s season started off with two dominant wins: a 20-7 win at...

Lauren  Lapesarde '17 and Jayda Rufus-Milner '18 warm up befroe the ThinkPink game.  Credit: Rian Ratnavale/ Chronicle

Girls’ Basketball holds breast cancer awareness game

Rian Ratnavale February 10, 2016

Although the girls’ basketball team defeated Marlborough by 50 points on Jan. 26 with a final score of 74-24, basketball was only the second most important thing to the program as the team hosted a “Think...

Girls’ basketball ready for playoffs

Rian Ratnavale January 13, 2016

After winning their league opener against Notre Dame Academy in blowout fashion by a score of 72-40, the girls’ basketball team has the momentum it needs to make a championship run in CIF-SS Playoffs...

Jayda and Jayla Ruffus-Milner are identical twins both playing on the girls' varsity basketball tema. Credit: Pavan Tauh/Big Red

Double Trouble: twins Jayla and Jayda Ruffus-Milner compete side-by-side (video)

Rian Ratnavale January 7, 2016

As Jayla and Jayda Ruffus-Milner ’18 watch the waning seconds of the Varsity Football game at Homecoming, it’s easy to see how much the twins enjoy sports. While their other friends are talking or...

The cheerleading squad performs at halftime of the boys' basketball game. Credit: Cameron Stine/Big Red

Loud and proud: cheerleaders work hard behind the scenes

Rian Ratnavale January 5, 2016

Although the cheer team is not out there on the gridiron or dribbling the ball up and down the court in Taper Gymnasium, its presence is a welcome constant to the ups-and-downs of a sports season. Cheerleaders...

Girls’ Tennis falls to Peninsula in playoffs

Rian Ratnavale November 14, 2015

The Girls' Tennis team's Cinderella run in the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs came to an end yesterday, as they lost 10-8 to defending champion and No. 1 overall seed Peninsula High School. The Wolverines...

Girls’ Tennis wins over Mira Costa 10-8

Rian Ratnavale November 11, 2015

The girls' tennis team beat Mira Costa 10-8 on Monday, putting the team in the CIF-SS Division 1 semifinals. After finishing first in the Mission league for the eighth year in a row, the new team came...

Girls’ Volleyball defeat Sailors, move to 5-2 in Mission League play

Rian Ratnavale October 23, 2015

The girls volleyball team moved to 15-7 overall after a closely fought four-set win win against the Marymount Sailors. After falling behind in the first set early by eight, the Wolverines slowly climbed...

Mike Mapes '16 celebrates a sack during the football team's 44-23 victory against Jefferson High School Sept. 4. Credit: Harvard-Westlake Athletics Department, used with permission.

Mike Mapes, Josie Treadwell step into alpha roles

Rian Ratnavale October 21, 2015

On the field or on the court, and in the locker room, both girls’ volleyball Captain Josie Treadwell ’16 and football captain Mike Mapes ’16 have been on both sides of their respective teams’ demanding...

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