by Devin Craig
The volleyball match which occurred this weekend was intense. Our West Hills Wolf Pack played against Steele Canyon. West Hills brought outstanding defense to the table right out of the gate. In addition to their great defense, West Hills also delivered with their offense, making them an unstoppable force in all three sets.
However, Steele had some good moments too. They began the match trailing by 6 points. Their offense really stepped up their game and gathered the points they needed to throw it into a tie. West Hills, however; stood strong and countered all of their attacks. Steele proceeded to get beaten in every set.
Steele put up a good fight, but in the end it was West Hills that took the victory. I am eager to watch the next volleyball game and to write a review that includes as much good news.
by Zion Reyes
Interview of Derek Tingey on the HOKA ONE ONE Race
For my beat this week I interviewed Derek Tingey about the recent HOKA ONE ONE Postal 2 Mile. Were you able to beat any rivals you have during the race? How did you prepare for the race beforehand? Did you get the result you were hoping for? The following are the answers he gave me in respective order.
Yes, I did beat some of my rivals. I got to beat the entire Grossmont team in my race, however; I didn’t beat my nemesis, Matt Machnov. I did my pre-race ritual the night before, but it is confidential. I also eat a banana before and listen to hype music. I was hoping to run a little faster, but I PR’d which is good.
by Chloe Yeager
Out with the old and in with the new. The seasons are changing and Winter sports are beginning. Now we have Basketball, Wrestling, and Girls Water polo as the most popular. I have interviewed some wrestlers on their goals for the season coming up. Diane Baker says that she is ecstatic for the season to come and hopes that she will be able to make it to girls State the year. Senior, Ethan Yeager, is excited to see what takes place in his wrestling career this year at a new weight class and plans to make it to Masters again this year, as well as continue wrestling in college.
Basketball players are also excited for the season coming up. Pre-season has begun and players are currently suffering the morning practices. With hopes of making it to CIF this year it will be interesting to see what this season has in store for the West Hills boys and girls teams.
by Jayden Moreno
In this weeks beat I asked players from the football team how they plan on beating their next few opponents this season and what would be their strategy if they make playoffs.
The first person I interviewed said they must have amazing defense because defense wins games and if their defense stops the opposite team then all they need to do is score. The last player I asked theses questions to said if they want to win they must put points on the board because you can’t win a game without any points. After I interviewed both of the players I asked them what would their playoff strategy be? And they said they would need a lot of energy and that should win them more games.
by Devin Craig
The past two football games have been a wild ride. The first game against Helix was a complete blowout. West Hill’s defenses was constantly being penetrated by Helix. They took advantage of this and scored many times. In the end, Helix destroyed West Hills with a final score of 54-6. However, West Hills did not let this discourage them. They came back the following week in the second game against El Capitan. After some hard fought offensive drives, West Hills eventually defeated El Cap in a very close game. Overall, these games have been quite eventful and it has been a blast being able to watch them all. Hopefully, we see more results like the El Capitan game in the future.
by Anna Parrott
November is the time when senior students begin to submit their college applications and have to eventually decide what school they want to attend. But for student athletes, the process is slightly different. These young men and women have to decide where they want to play their sport for the next 4 years.
This process is referred to as ‘signing’ to a college meaning that after you visit the school and decide where you want to go, you commit verbally and then the coach will send over formal papers that you will sign which makes you officially committed to that school. Starting in their junior year of high school, students typically start trying to get college coaches interested in them and the skills that they have to offer to the team. Students sometimes have multiple schools that they are considering, so the offer that the college makes them is extremely important to their final decision.
By Zion Reyes
This week I interviewed varsity cross country athlete Derek Tingey. The following are the questions that I asked him: What was it like being a varsity cross country athlete right from freshman year? What sports background did you have before cross country and did it help or harm you? Do you plan to run cross country in college?
These are his answers in order. Being a varsity cross country runner freshmen year has been difficult because keeping up with the experienced runners was tough. But, it’s been an amazing experience running with the varsity guys because they’re such a cool group. I played some soccer before cross country. Soccer gave me the endurance that I would need to be a good cross country runner, but it made my running form horrible. So, freshman and sophomore year I had to mainly focus on form in my training to correct it. Yes, I’m hoping to I can get a running scholarship and run for UC Davis or Cal Poly in their cross country and track programs.
by Sara Willis
This past Saturday our West Hills cross country team raced in an invitational at Kit Carson Park. The event is called the Bronco Round-Up and 37 schools competed on Saturday. West Hills ran in the division 2 races with our freshman, junior varsity and varsity teams racing. The Freshman girls took 4th place out of 6 teams and 3 of our girls medalled. Freshman boys placed 3rd out of 13 teams with 5 medalists! Our junior varsity girls took the W coming in first out of 6 teams! The junior varsity boys got 9th place out of 11 teams. The varsity women’s team took 4th place out of 12 teams. My reliable source Katy Willweber took 7th place out of 90 girls and 1st out of the wolfpack runners! Our varsity boys took 5th out of 14 teams and 3 boys medalled. Don’t forget to go support the team as their race in another invitational on September 16th in Norco.
Wolfpack men’s water polo beat Monte Vista last week with a score of 18-3. On Tuesday September 12, the team faced off against El Cap and won with a score of 13-2. The team will play Mount Miguel next week with our highest scorer Cody Breshears. The girls polo team is getting started with a tournament this Sunday and another tournament in Los Angeles soon!
With one of the star players Sara Willis on injured reserve, the women’s golf team has not been in the running for another league win. The team was doing great with five wins and two losses before the official season start. The team currently has three losses and no wins in the league season. Many of the girls have been shooting in the sixties which is unusual for the girls. Sierra Streit is still at her best shooting in the forties. Next week the team will be up against El Cap, which is so far undefeated, but I think our underdogs will come through with the win and with Willis returning next week things may be looking up.
by Cameron Brooks
This week I interview Cole Thorpe, a member of novice water polo. When asked why he originally decided to join the sport he responded by saying that,¨a friend encouraged me to do it.¨ He said that he never believed it would be as much fun as it is, when he was asked why he did not join it earlier. He said the main preparation includes practicing warm ups when everybody gets in the pool. Cole also said that instead of preparing differently for each game they instead,¨change our strategy during the game depending on how they play.¨
Cole is not just in water polo, he also plays hockey (he is like the biggest hockey fan you will ever meet) and roller hockey. The water polo team also practices every single day with varsity practicing twice per day. Water polo is a very tough sport that not many people play. So be sure to support the West Hills water polo team and go to their games while it is in season.
by Star Gaylord
Water Polo is a fall sport and is happening right now. Jackson Lettow plays water polo for West Hills. He has been playing for 6 years. He is a starter and plays the flat or wing. He thinks very highly of his team and has much confidence in them. He says that the team has been getting better and better each game.
Jackson says that Cody is the captain of their team and is definitely the best player and helps them get the win almost every game. Lettow explained that in order to prep for their games; they are constantly conditioning and practicing. So far, they have played Monte Vista, Hilltop, Helix, and El Capitan. They won 3 of the 4 games. The only loss was against Helix. Their biggest rival last year was Helix. Jackson hopes they will win every game from here on out.