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Home support spurs girls varsity soccer past Austin High in second win of District play

Adam Jasper, Editor-in-Chief

January 14, 2020

In what was girls varsity soccer’s first District home game of the season, Westlake hit the ground running, controlling in the midfield and creating plenty of chances in attack. After minimal adjustments going into the seco...

Varsity football immortalized in Westlake history with shutout win over Denton Guyer in State Championship

Jake La Barbiera, Adam Jasper, Lead sports writers

December 22, 2019

When the Westlake Chaparrals last won a State Championship, none of the players on the 2019 team were born. Led by now New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, the Chaps won their first ever State title in 1996. Many great teams...

Record-breaking win over Katy Taylor seals Chap’s spot in State Championship game

Jake La Barbiera, Adam Jasper, Lead sports writers

December 14, 2019

Kodiak is one of Westlake’s goalline play call packages, a package that wasn’t seen too often throughout the season. That was until it showed up in the second quarter of the State semifinal. Quarterback senior Kirkland Michaux rolled out t...

Varsity football barrels into State quarterfinals with win over Weslaco East

Adam Jasper, Editor-in-Chief

November 29, 2019

Based on the score, Friday night’s Westlake vs Weslaco East matchup looked like a regular season game. The Chaps racked up the touchdowns early, and backups saw some game time to give the starters a rest. But despite the regular...

Varsity football capitalizes on Cibolo Steele’s mistakes, advances to second round of playoffs

Jake La Barbiera, Adam Jasper, Lead sports writers

November 16, 2019

Football games are defined by mistakes. The winning team is almost always the team that made the least errors, a trend that held true Friday night. Cibolo Steele’s crucial mistake came on a forced pass by quarterback junior Wyat...

What to expect: Varsity football to face Cibolo Steele in first round of playoffs

Adam Jasper, Editor-in-Chief

November 15, 2019

Another year, another varsity football team heading into the playoffs full-steam ahead. With the first-round matchup tomorrow, I wanted to chime in with my thoughts on the Westlake team to accompany the game stories.  Facing C...

Running game sparks huge victory for varsity football in final regular season game versus Bowie

Jake La Barbiera, Adam Jasper, Lead sports writers

November 9, 2019

In the final game of what was an intensive regular season, the Chaps did anything but lay back, using a huge offensive outbreak from running back juniors Zane Minors and Grey Nakfoor to take down Bowie 63-0. Westlake finished s...

Senior class shines in spotlight as varsity football bests Anderson

Jake La Barbiera, Adam Jasper, Lead sports writers

November 2, 2019

This year’s senior group of 44 varsity football players was one of the first classes that head coach Todd Dodge was able to meet as seventh graders after taking the Westlake job. Friday night was the culmination of the grou...

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