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The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

The Student News Site of Harvard-Westlake School

The Harvard-Westlake Chronicle

DRIVING THE CHARGE: After six straight wins at the start of the season, Fiene Oerlemans ’22 scans the field in a loss against Bonita High School on Ted Slavin Field on Sept. 23. The team bounced back from the loss with a 6-0 closeout win against Edison High School on Oct. 1.

Field hockey wins four games after historic loss

Charlie Seymour October 17, 2021

The girls field hockey team’s successful season continued, reaching a 6-0 overall record until a 2-0 loss to Bonita High School on Sept. 23 ended their winning streak. The team beat Bonita 1-0 last year,...

Field hockey loses first game in three seasons

Kriste An September 26, 2021

The field hockey team lost its first home league game of the season 2-0 against Bonita High School on Thursday, moving the team’s overall record to 6-1. This is the squad’s first loss in three seasons.  Sarina...

Before its match, the girls golf team prepares to face off against Notre Dame High School on the Encino Glen Golf Course

Girls golf team remains optimistic after narrow loss to Notre Dame High School

Leo Saperstein September 16, 2021

The girls golf team took a narrow 171-178 loss to rival Notre Dame High School, bringing its league record to 1-1. While the team lost, it posted a low score, led by Ellie Koo ’24, who scored 33, three...

Edward Kim 23 and William Ehrlich 22 prepare to snap the ball in a 26-58 defeat against St. Genevieve High School Sept. 11.

Football loses first game of the season against St. Genevieve High School

Paul Kurgan September 15, 2021

The football team lost its first game of the season in a 26-58 defeat against St. Genevieve High School Sept. 11.  The squad dominated the start of the game, leading by a score of 28-21 by the end...

Boys water polo player Baxter Chelsom 23 looks to pass in the 15-6 win against Long Beach Highschool.
Credit: Sandra Kortez/Chronicle

Water polo beats Laguna Beach Highschool

Paul Kurgan September 15, 2021

The Water Polo feeds off of it’s early-season success, moving to a 6-0 record with it’s 15-6 win against Laguna Beach Highschool Sept 9. The squad dropped one point in the first half, moving to...

Boys water polo defeats Cathedral High School

Paul Kurgan September 6, 2021

The boys water polo team defeated Cathedral High School 14-7 in its fifth match of the season. The Wolverines won all four quarters, winning 3-2 in the first, 4-3 in the second, 4-2 in the third and 3-0...

Attacker Johnny Hooper 16 drives against an opponent and looks to score during the Wolverines first game of the season.

Wolverines take on Tokyo

Charlie Seymour August 27, 2021

Four athletes from the school community competed in three different sports and represented three separate nations in the Tokyo Olympic Games. Ali Riley '06 captained the New Zealand womens soccer team,...

MASK OFF: During practices on campus over the summer, the school allowed sport teams that practiced outdoors to remove their masks, but sports that required indoor practices were heavily encouraged to continue wearing masks. Although discouraged, masks could be sometimes removed indoors during extreme activity.

Vaccination mandates spark controversy

Andrew Park August 27, 2021

The school announced all athletes must be vaccinated and wear masks indoors to participate in athletic activities this school year. An all-school email sent by President Rick Commons July 30 outlines these...

Shooting into season: Jack Burghardt ’23 winds up to gather power before shooting the ball between two defenders in the team’s pre-season training. Boys water polo looks to start its season off strong in its Mission League home opener against St. Francis High School on Aug. 25.

Water polo prepares for season

Danny Johnson August 27, 2021

Last year’s water polo season was postponed from the fall to the spring due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Playoffs were ultimately canceled, and the team was unable to contend for a championship.  The...

First to Finish: Following the first race of the season, Daniela Quintero ’22 and Print Managing Editor Will Sheehy ’22 lift first place trophies for the girls and boys divisions, respectively, at the Gahr High School Race.

Squad secures victory in successful opener

Paul Kurgan August 26, 2021

The cross country team kicked off the 2021-2022 season with a two-mile run in the 27th annual Summer Series Run at Gahr High School. Runner and Chronicle Print Managing Editor Will Sheehy ’22 placed...

Gathering the troops: Pictured in black, new Girls Water Polo Program Head Jennifer Jamison leans over the pool during a time out to give feedback to players on her club team, Pride Water Polo Academy.

Athletic teams welcome two new program heads

Leo Saperstein August 26, 2021

Jennifer Jamison The Athletic Department officially announced Jennifer Jamison as the new Girls Water Polo Program Head for the 2021-2022 winter season in a July 27 press release. Jamison served as an...

Football defeats Heritage Christian High School in season opener

Kriste An August 22, 2021

The football team dominated its season opener with a 39-0 victory against Heritage Christian High School Aug. 20.  Wide reciever Jason “JT” Thompson ’22 reflected on the team’s first game and...

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