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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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Numbers Never Lie

Jaidev Pant March 4, 2020

In 2017, the football program made news by making an $8000 investment into a remote-controlled tackling dummy created by Rogers Athletic, which specializes in creating football practice equipment. The...

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The Issue: Mental Illness

Kyle Reims February 27, 2020

The increased awareness of mental illness in professional sports has changedthe way athletes talk about mental healthas a societal issue. Addressing the Stigma: In the early months of 2018, two NBA...

The Boys Water Polo team poses for a photo with their plaque after defeating Newport Harbor High School 6-4 Nov. 16 to win its second CIF Division I title in a row. Printed with permission of Jonathan Joei.

Clubs and Dubs

Jaidev Pant December 9, 2019

The CIF Championship is a game that few high school athletes compete in, however, for the boys’ water polo program, CIF Championships have become a common occurrence, attacker Shay Gillearn ’21 said....

The team celebrates after winning their third consecutive Los Angeles Field Hockey Association Title in a row. Credit: David Moriarty

Dawn of a Dynasty

Lucas Lee December 9, 2019

As the buzzer went off, captain and forward Astor Wu ’20 realized that the LAFHA Championship game was over. Looking up from her stance, she locked eyes with captain and midfielder Rachel Brown ’20...

Coaching Culture

Coaching Culture

Kyle Reims December 9, 2019

It’s 7:45 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, the first day of “Hell Week” for the football team. There arguably isn’t any time more important for the team, as this is the week when, as one player put it, “you...

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Watch the Throne

Jaidev Pant December 9, 2019

It was Sunday morning and his 9:45 a.m. alarm went off. Alec Reece ’20 walked into his closet, threw on his Indianapolis Colts jersey, and immediately checked Twitter for fantasy football updates. For...

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Wolverine Royale

Luke Casola February 21, 2019

The Sierra Canyon Upper School added an esports team to its athletic department at the start of the 2018-2019 school year. Now, other high schools in the Los Angeles area are looking to do the same. Should...

King of the Court: Johnny Juzang

King of the Court: Johnny Juzang

Eugene Wyman February 21, 2019

It's 6:30 AM. The average Harvard-Westlake student is in bed, hearing the sound of their alarm clock go off. Johnny Juzang '20 has grown accustomed to hearing the "swish of a net" and a basketball bounce...

In it to win it: A look into the most successful athletic programs at the school

In it to win it: A look into the most successful athletic programs at the school

Keila McCabe February 21, 2019

With the sun beating down on the field, Caroline Sturgeon '20 crouched in the goal, her heart racing as her eyes focused on a quick Huntington Beach High School midfielder weaving through defenders. The...

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Life of a Brown’s Fan

Eugene Wyman January 10, 2019

I'm sitting in my living room shocked. "All I do is win win win no matter what," DJ Khaled screamed through my tinny iPhone speakers in celebration. The impossible had happened. My favorite team, the...

Flaherty pitches during the CIF final in 2013 at Dodger Stadium. Credit: Chronicle Archives

Looking at a legend: Tracing the baseball career of Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty ’14

Keila McCabe December 11, 2018

Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty ’14 stood in Dodger Stadium, looking out at 50,000 empty seats waiting to be filled for his upcoming game against the Dodgers. He excused himself; Flaherty needed a moment...

On the Attack: Center forward Emily Kornguth 20 looks to score in the 1-0 win against Newport Harbor in the second round of playoffs. Photo credit: Luke Casola/Chronicle.

Breakfast of Champions: Behind Field Hockey’s Record-Breaking Dominance

Luke Casola November 12, 2018

As the clock counted down in the LAFHA Championship game, the excitement of the varsity field hockey team could be felt throughout the crowd as the players stormed the field to celebrate the 2-1...

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