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2017 MLB season predictions

Jake Lambardi

May 24, 2017

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After the Chicago Cubs historical World Series win last year, the new MLB season is underway. The league’s big name teams are starting to reveal themselves, and others are struggling to live up to their expectations. The...

Softball team slides into victory

Luc Gaston

May 5, 2017

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The varsity softball team placed third in District having accumulated an overall District record of 7-5. They follow Hays and Vista Ridge who took first and second, respectively. The third place finish and chance to advance...

Chaps lose to Steele Knights

Aro Majumder

April 5, 2017

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Inside, senior Heather Vanderloo was anything but calm and composed as she walked up to the penalty spot to take Steele’s first sudden death penalty shot. But outside, she didn’t show any of that, took a deep breath and fired...

Yearly Chap Relays bring more successes to track and field

Emma McCandless and Gabriel Khataw

March 29, 2017

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It’s a chilly Saturday at Westlake High School and the stadium is buzzing with excitement. As a gunshot sounds, eight runners take off on the track to lead off their relay. Voices are heard from all over the bleachers, as well...

Varsity boys soccer wins first playoff game

Adam Jasper and Jake La Barbiera

March 28, 2017

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Boys varsity soccer played host to Robert E. Lee High School from San Antonio in its first playoff game. Despite the fact that Westlake finished the regular season with a worse record than its opponents, the Chaps won 4-1.   “[This...

Varsity tennis wins in its fourth tournament

Adam J

March 23, 2017

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Varsity tennis had their fourth tournament, The Unicorn Open, on March 3-4. In the end, the Chaps won the tournament by a healthy margin, which was a big confidence booster. Most of their points were in girls singles and boys...

Varsity boys soccer hosts Lake Travis

Jake Lambardi

March 23, 2017

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Boys varsity soccer recently hosted the Lake Travis Cavaliers Feb. 24. The game ended in a 1-2 loss that had the crowd on the edge of their seats the entire game. Coach John Campbell addressed the result.   "We are...

Rowing into spring sports

Melynn Barber

March 23, 2017

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At a high school regatta March 4-5 at Festival Beach Park on Lake Austin, a team including two Westlake members,  qualified for the finals in the Quad Heats race, however didn't end up placing. On Sunday they competed in the...

Lacrosse finishes out pre-District play against notable opponents

Drew Brown

March 23, 2017

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The lacrosse season has kicked off in the most difficult of fashions. Arguably starting with one of the more difficult schedules in the state, the Westlake team has taken the Dallas and Houston powerhouses by storm in their pre-District...

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