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What to expect: Red-hot varsity football takes on Lehman

Jake La Barbiera, Adam Jasper, Sports Editors

September 28, 2018

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It's been two straight weeks of domination for Westlake, having outscored Akins and Austin High 124-0 in total. Now, the Chaps travel to Lehman to face the Lobos, who they soundly defeated 56-7 last year.   What to expect...

Sports gambling column: Week Three

J.T. Sparks, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2018

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Well, well, well. Here we are again. At this point, I’m probably a degenerate gambler, because I bet another $40 in the wee hours of Friday night. I took the Bengals to win the AFC North, at +215 odds, and the Chiefs to win the AFC West...

Varsity football plays the lights out in defeat of Austin High

Jake La Barbiera, Adam Jasper, Sports Editors

September 21, 2018

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The visitors’ side of Ebbie Neptune field was packed with traveling Austin High fans, ready to watch their team take on their long-hated rival, Westlake. Vulgar chants, powder in the air, a camo color scheme and more contribut...

What to expect: Westlake vs Austin High rivalry set to be rekindled

Jake La Barbiera, Adam Jasper, Sports Editors

September 21, 2018

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It’s homecoming week. One of the most well-attended games of the season awaits us Friday. Westlake is coming off the back of an enthralling win over Akins, 67-0. And as we know, when the Chaps get on a roll, it’s really di...

Sports gambling column: Week Two

J.T. Sparks, Editor-in-Chief

September 17, 2018

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Over the weekend, I had the single most unexpected gambling loss of my gambling career. Of course, I’ve only officially made three bets, so that isn’t saying much. Anyway, remember how I almost bet on the Maryland money line to beat T...

Offense shines as varsity football dismisses Akins

Jake La Barbiera, Adam Jasper, Sports Editors

September 15, 2018

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A usual backup, quarterback junior Drew Willoughby hadn’t seen a snap of varsity football in his high school career. But with Westlake up 25-0 within the first quarter, head coach Todd Dodge gave him the nod, making his first a...

Girls cross country successful in preparation for District

Abby Murr

September 13, 2018

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With only three meets left until District Oct. 9, girls cross country is already halfway through the season. The team is hoping for a District or Regional title, as well as racing experience for people who are new to the team....

Varsity football shocked by late Cy-Ranch comeback

Jake La Barbiera, Jack McManus, Sports editor, Brains editor

September 10, 2018

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The varsity football team was defeated by Cypress Ranch 21-25 on Friday night. This was the Chaps’ second game of the season as well as their home opener. Westlake looked like a very dominant team in the first half on both ...

What to expect: Varsity football looks to improve in home opener against Cy-Ranch

Jake La Barbiera, Adam Jasper, Sports Editors

September 6, 2018

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After an season-opening win against Belton, the Chaps return home to face Cypress Ranch out of Houston. Like head coach Todd Dodge stated, the team is still looking to improve having only “lightly scraped [their] max potential....

Sports gambling column: Week One

J.T. Sparks, Editor-in-Chief

September 4, 2018

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Hello all, and welcome to the first week of my sports gambling column. Here, I’ll be posting updates as often as I can about bets I’ve made, and ones I wish I had, with plenty of near misses and frustration in between. Without further...

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