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Sports gambling column: Week 14

J.T. Sparks, Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2018

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In the NFL, there’s sometimes a surprise team that runs the table, meaning that a team wins their last four or so games in weeks 14-17 to sneak into the playoffs. The 2016 Packers did it most recently, but there have been other examples...

Varsity football not fazed by injuries in win over Brandeis

Jake La Barbiera, Adam Jasper, Sports Editors

December 8, 2018

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With injuries piling up, Westlake had to change things up going into the 6A Division II Region IV Final. Some changes were tactical, but past the running lanes and blocking assignments was one of the more noticeable adjustments...

Sports gambling column: Week 13

J.T. Sparks, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2018

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What constitutes being on a hot streak? Is it like the general rule of science, where something has to happen three times in a row to make it true? Or is it like me winning two bets in a row? Not the latter, right? Yeah, I won two bets in...

Sports gambling column: Week 12

J.T. Sparks, Editor-in-Chief

November 27, 2018

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This past weekend, I had the best sports-related Saturday of my life. I woke up on Saturday morning around 10:15 a.m. like I usually do, hoping to catch the last 30 minutes or so of ESPN’s College Gameday. I had forgotten where the s...

Varsity football unleashes offense, defense on Brennan, wins Area Championship

Jake La Barbiera, Adam Jasper, Sports Editors

November 23, 2018

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The Chaps started off their first drive on their own 1-yard line after a punt from Brennan took nearly 30 yards of bouncing room. On the Chaps’ first offensive play from scrimmage, wide receiver junior Mason Mangum cut past th...

Sports gambling column: Week 11

J.T. Sparks, Editor-in-Chief

November 20, 2018

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I really thought I was going to win this one. I bet on the Vikings to beat the Bears on Sunday Night Football, but once again, I lost. I didn’t trust Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky against a stout Vikings defense, but I was wrong....

Varsity football uses strong second half to move past Clemens, onto Area Championship

Jake La Barbiera, Adam Jasper, Sports Editors

November 16, 2018

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Up by a touchdown, 21-14, the Chaps found themselves on the goal line late on in the third quarter, looking to put the game out of reach. As the players jogged to the line of scrimmage, there were a few numbers that looked out o...

What to expect: Chaps look to open their playoff account with win over Clemens

Jake La Barbiera, Adam Jasper, Sports Editors

November 16, 2018

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It’s here. The playoffs are here. Riding a 8-game winning streak, Westlake will take on Clements High School (just northeast of San Antonio) at Ebbie Neptune field later tonight. It’s round one, and here are some things t...

Varsity football crowned District champions on senior night

Jake La Barbiera, Adam Jasper, Sports Editors

November 14, 2018

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The season had been building up to Senior Night. Ever since the Chaps took down Lake Travis, the players knew in the back of their minds they could be back-to-back District champions for the first time since ’01-’02. Head co...

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