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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

Best in the West: Open Division Champs

Ella Yadegar and Averie Perrin March 21, 2023

Basketball Program Head David Rebibo paced up and down the court as the Wolverines trailed St. John Bosco in the third quarter March 4 . Drawing up plays on his clipboard, Rebibo felt confident he could...

Damar Hamlin collapsed in a game against the Bengals on Jan. 2.

Cardiac Concern

Chloe Park and Caroline Plunkett February 12, 2023

When Buffalo Bills’ Strong Safety Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest in the first quarter of a game on Jan. 2, it sent shockwaves through the sports community. After a hit from Bengal’s receiver...

Trent Perry ’24, Brady Dunlap ’23 and Jacob Huggins ’23 of Harvard Westlake pose alongside Dusty Stromer, Mercy Miller and Caleb Foster of Notre Dame High School for picture day.

Boys basketball tops national and local high school rankings top 12 in national high school rankings

Eden Conner January 20, 2023

It’s still dark outside when small forward Nik Khamenia’s ’25 morning alarm goes off. He rolls over, groaning before grabbing his phone to turn off the alarm. The screen flashes, and he’s faced...

REACH FOR THE STARS: Goalie Thea Pine ’23 stretches upwards to save a goal during a game against Mira Costa High School on Dec. 3.

Girls Water Polo starts season with losing record ahead of league play

Jackson Mayer December 14, 2022

Girls water polo has gone 1-2 overall in the preseason, losing to Long Beach Wilson 9-7 on Nov. 30 and Mater Dei 8-7 on Dec. 7, but won against Mira Costa 8-4 on Dec. 3. Veronica Mnatsakanian ’26 said...

Wrestling looks to improve

Christopher Mo December 14, 2022

The wrestling team started off their season with a total record of 8-3 in their tri-meet against Westlake. Cutter East ’24 finished the meet with three wins and zero losses, Dylan Graff ’24 with two...

EYES ON THE PRIZE: Attacker Josh Barnavon ’24 attempts a goal versus Palos Verdes High School in a preseason game Dec. 2. The school won versus Palos Verdes 3-0, its second win this season. The team’s first league game will be at home versus St. Francis on Dec. 14.

Boys Soccer hopes to win CIF for first time

Alex Dinh December 14, 2022

The boys soccer team began its season 3-0 in non-league play, defeating Palos Verdes High School 2-0, Calabasas High School 1-0 and Camarillo High School 4-1. The team plays its first league match at home...

A photo illustration depicts Alyssa Thompson 23 as she runs on the field with the U.S. Womens National Team.

Captain America: Student by Day, Soccer Star by Night

Ella Yadegar November 22, 2022

Alyssa Thompson '23 walked out beside her U.S. Women's National Team (USWNT) teammates at Wembley Stadium under beaming lights and the chants of 77,000 attendees. Preparing to take on England in the match,...

Megan Kim ’24 runs across the field, retaining possession of the ball against Huntingon Beach on August 25.

Field hockey secures repeated victories

Alex Lee and Alexander Dinh September 29, 2022

The field hockey team, led by first-year Head Coach Susan Hodgkins, has won two games following their two losses at the start of the season. Megan said after three Division I commits graduated last year,...

Walking out from the team locker room, Quarterback Henry Wendorf  ’23 and Wide Receiver Santiago 
Hernandez ’23 spark a conversation with a referee ahead of their 14-6 first season victory over Canyon High School on September 2.

Varsity football wins consecutive games following back-to-back losses ahead of league competition

Jackson Mayer September 29, 2022

After starting the season 2-2 against non-league opponents, the football team is preparing for Del Rey League play. The team’s first league game will be the school’s Homecoming game against St. Genevieve...

Alex Astalos ’23 to play for Vassar College soccer team

Mason Walline September 29, 2022

Alex Astalos ’23 committed to Vassar College’s Division III soccer program. She said soccer has been an immense commitment for most of her life. “Soccer has just been in my life forever.” Astalos...

Dani Lynch ’23 commits to Clemson for D1 soccer

Eden Conner September 29, 2022

Defensive midfielder Dani Lynch ’23 announced her commitment to attend and play Division 1 soccer at Clemson University on Aug 23. Lynch said she is looking forward to her continued time as a student-athlete. “I’m...

Illustration By Sophia Evans

Foul Play

Tate Sheehy September 28, 2022

Adi Shokeen ’24 sighed with relief as he won a grueling point, giving himself and his teammate a 40-30 advantage over their opponents in their doubles tennis match and inching closer to victory. But...

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