Cliff Coats, long time reporter for the Round Rock Leader has joined the Wilco Sports Rebellion and is full time Westwood correspondent for the new sports website.
A big Warrior thanks to Smokey Denmark's Smoked Meats Co. for catering the Varsity dinner before the Bowie game. Smokey Denmark's is a sponsor and great friend of the Westwood football program and we sincerely appreciate the support…and really great food! smokeydenmark.com
On April 30th, 2013 Miguel Alda captured the 5A Boys Singles State Championship. Held at the University of Texas Pennick-Allison Tennis Courts, the Westwood Warrior was faced with a very tough draw. Miguel had Tito Morerias, the defending state champion first round. Miguel got down early and even had two match points against him, but stepped up when it mattered the most winning 1-6, 6-4, 7-6(1). His next match was against Belton’s Jacob Daughtry. A tough, rain delayed match, Alda pulled it out 6-4, 7-5 to set up the final against A&M Consolidated’s Frankie Colunga.
Varsity Women's Lacrosse will be playing in the State Play-offs on May 11th & 12th in Dallas. After finishing the 2013 season with an impressive district record of 5-1, and an overall record of 10-2, the Lady Warriors will be playing Ursuline on May 11th. GO WOOD!!
JV Women's Lacrosse celebrated their third straight undefeated season with an overall record of 10-0! Way to go JV!
Congratulations to all of our Westwood Women's Lacrosse players and coaches!!
The All-State team is comprised of only 12 players (3 attack, 5 midfield, 3 defense, and 1 goalie) who are judged by the Central District coaches to be the best players in the league. Each player must be nominated by her coach and then receive a majority vote from the rest of the coaches in the league to be selected for the team. Congratulations to all of our award winners:
|US Lacrosse Academic All-American|
Westwood Boys Golf Team gained a spot at the regional golf tournament in Waco, TX, after finishing as runners-up in district! Austin Cotton was the district's 2nd place medalist, while Rane Ripley was 4th, respectively (4 way tie for 2nd place broken by a 7-hole sudden death playoff). Clark McCollum also finished top 10 in district, receiving all-district honors.
Westwood Warrior Maria Gonzalez qualified individually for the regional tournament with two scores of 86. Maria and Aaryn Cantu both received all-district honors.
In other golf news, former Westwood standout, Christine Lin, helped her team at Harvard win the Ivy League Championship! Christine lost in a sudden death playoff to win the entire tournament individually. Lin received Rookie of the Year honors and will lead her team to the regional tournament. Go Wood!
Dacia Mackey, M.Ed.
Please congratulate all of your tennis players. From the Varsity, JV and Freshman teams, it was a SWEEP of the District 16-5A Championships with Westwood taking every 1st place and every 2nd place across the board. Every player that competed won a medal with our only losses coming to other Westwood Teams. The Warriors showed true dominance the past three days and have set numerous district and school records along the way.
For the Varsity, the top 2 in each division move on to Regionals (next Tues-Wed) to try and qualify for State. With Westwood taking all 10 spots, we earned 2013 District 16-5A Boy's Team Champion and 2013 District 16-5A Girl's Team Champion along with all of our individual awards. Thank you for all of your help with our student athletes missing classes and supporting them along the way. Please visit the tennis webpage for more details.
The players below led the Warriors in several categories, securing an overall record was 21-11, the best season since 2004. Congratulations to Coach Hastings, Coach Parker and the varsity team overall.
|Parker Hanusa||Defense MVP|
|D’andre Roach||Lineman of the Year|
|Tanner Osborn||Running Back|
|Ty Marshall||Wide Receiver|
|CJ Dunagan||O Guard|
|Brendan Moore||O Tackle|
|Andrew Bagaline||D End|
|Lucas Dielmann||D Tackle|
|Blake Thomas||Inside Linebacker|
|Tyler Logan||Outside Linebacker|
|Travis Dale||Wide Receiver|
|Dayne Bullock||O Tackle|
|Brandon Brown||D Tackle|
|Jackson Crowley||Inside Linebacker|
|Mason Bartek||Running Back|
|Seth Pittman||O Line|
The Warrrior Football Team completed its deepest run into the Texas State Playoffs with a loss to Allen High School in the round three of the Regional Playoff. The Warriors finished the year 9-4 and won the schools first ever Area Championship.
After scoring 85 points vs Austin Westlake your Lady Warrior Girls Basketball team just capped off an impressive 5 game sweep in the Greater Austin Girls Basketball Tournament defeating Brenham, McNeil, Travis, Anderson in decisive victories. The Lady Warriors then defeated a very athletic and well balanced Austin Bowie team by a score of 59-43 to win the Silver Championship. This is the first time the Lady Warriors have won 5 consecutive games and had a first place finish in a Varsity level tournament in at least 7 years! The Lady Warriors bring their 6-3 record home to play Belton in Tuesday's double header (with the boys) vs. Belton.
Westwood cheerleader, Sydney Denton, Karlie Gaenzle, and Connie Cheng have been invited to perform with Spirit America Cheer in the 2012 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Please tune in to NBC at 8:00 a.m. on Thankgiving Day to see Sydney Denton, Karlie Gaenzle, and Connie Cheng perform with the Spirit America Cheerleaders.
Doug, JR, Holloway, Baseball, Duke University, pitcher
Blake Thomas, Baseball, UT PanAm, catcher
A win against Klein Oak HS in College Station on Friday night 11/2 in the Area Playoffs now sends the Westwood Volleyball team on to the next round of the State Playoffs. The Lady Warriors are now the last Austin team to remain a contender for the state title.
The Westwood Volleyball Team wants to thank all the fans, cheerleaders and band members who made the 2 hour drive to College Station to support the team. The atmosphere in the gym was electrifying and helped propel the team in thier victory over the Panthers. Our fans are the best.
Next up...the Warriors will face off against the Woodlands from Houston in the Regional Quarterfinals on Tuesday, 11/6. Location TBD.
-Mary Ann Kendall
Photo by Kerry Afflerbaugh
Out of the Darkness walk at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on November 4th from 2-3:30 pm, with checking starting at 1 pm. This event benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in "understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy, and reaching out to people with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide." (www.afsp.org) We'd be honored for anyone to walk with us. For more information see www.afspcentraltexas.org
The Girls Varsity Cross Country team took 3rd place at the District meet, which earned them a slot at regionals in Waco on Saturday, November 3rd. Congratulations to Klarissa Lou, Bailey Kennemer, Madeleine Gibson, Katie Davis, Kelsey Blake, Chan Tam Duong, Corinne Alford, Laura Yang, Maggie Crum and Paige Hagen.
Congratulations to all the XC Warrior athletes who medaled in the RRISD meet on Friday, October 19th. The Boys JV and Freshman teams each took 1st place at the meet, including JV athletes Boyd Kennemer for 1st place, Connor Nalodka for 2nd, Greg Allison for 4th and Van Wallace for 5th. Among the Freshman medalists, 1st place went to David Morrice, 2nd went to Nathan Wallace and 3rd to Griffin Col. The top medalists in the girls divisions were: Varsity athletes Klarissa Lou in 4th and Bailey Kennemer in 5th, as well as Freshman Madeline Gibson in 2nd and Paige Hagen in 5th place. Additional medalists include Kelsey Blake, Maggie Crum, Kaylie Dittmer, Zach Coles, James Sipowicz, Andru Kemp and Anthony Tomsio.
Congratulations goes out to the Warrior Tennis for their District Three-peat. The Warriors beat McNeil 10-0 becoming 3 time district champs.
The Lady Warriors continued their winning streak with a hard-fought victory against the Round Rock Dragons in front of a full house on Friday night. The varsity team pulled off an impressive win in the 5th set to beat the Dragons and retain their UNDEFEATED status in District Play. They are now 30-6 overall and 5-0 in District.
This win followed another intense battle against Pflugerville Tuesday night. In the 5th set, after much persistence and teamwork, the Warriors emerged victorious over the Panthers to win the match.
Friday night's game marked a big milestone for Coach Zora-Congratulations go out to her on her 250th win!
--Mary Ann Kendall
(Photo Credit: Kerry Afflerbaugh)
The Westwood Tennis Team is currently ranked #8 in the state. They just got back from the A&M Consolidated tournament and went 4-0 beating state ranked #22 Klein, #16 Woodlands and #4 Montgomery. They also have big wins against other state ranked teams #24 San Antonio Reagan, #12 Lake Travis and #13 Boerne Champion this season. They are lead by Seniors Karen Vo, Izzy Mozdzierz-Monico and Miguel Alda. The team is playing incredible right now and are looking to make it 3 straight District Championships. Very good play by Ben Smith, Colin Markes and Audrey Scott have bolstered a line-up which is one of the top in the State.
- Travis Dalrymple
In what is believed to be a first in District 16-5A, and certainly a first for Westwood High School, four senior basketball players from Westwood High School were recipients of The Academic Achievement Award for maintaining a cumulative 4.0 GPA, or higher, during all four years at Westwood and also named to the All-District Team. While juggling the time demands of their sport, these four were not only All-District players on the court, but were also All-District and All-State performers in the classroom. In addition, they also made time to be involved in numerous school clubs and community service activities such as National Honor Society, Young Life, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and PROS mentoring, as well as coaching and refereeing youth basketball for Town and Country Youth Sports. Congratulations to these top student/athletes and best of luck in your future endeavors:
Nearly 13 years after she won a state championship, Kim Spradlin has won an even bigger prize. Spradlin was named the winner of “Survivor: One World,” a reality TV show on CBS. The victory on the long-running TV show netted Spradlin, who owns a bridal shop in San Antonio, a $1 million prize and she also received $100,000 from a fan vote.
Spradlin is a 2001 graduate of Westwood High and she played for a volleyball team that won a Class 5A championship in 1999. Mike Spradlin, Kim’s father, coached Westwood’s football team from 1999-2002 and he is now the head coach at Temple.
The Annual Track and Field Banquet was held last night, 5/8/12, at Twin Creeks Country Club, and the 2012 Track and Field Award Winners were announced:
|Warrior of the Year||Izzy Acosta|
|Best Distance Athlete||Klarissa Lou|
|Best Field Event Athlete||Anna Gottardi|
|Best Sprinter||Dea Nichlas|
|Warrior of the Year|
|Warrior of the Year|
|Warrior of the Year|
Congratulations on a great year Warriors! We'll miss you Seniors!
More info here: http://warriorsports.org/track2012/media.htm
Congratulations to the Westwood Varsity Volleyball team for taking 3rd place in the Gold Bracket of the 2012 Showcase Tournament. The tournament this past weekend was a grueling 3-day pre-season warm-up attended by 24 teams from all corners of Texas including North Texas, El Paso, the Valley, San Antonio, and Houston. Westwood was up against some tough competition--attending the tournament were several state playoff teams including the 2011 4A State Champion. Congratulations on your trophy Lady Warriors!
Westwood fans come show your support at some our first home games of the 2012 season on August 20, 21, and 28!
MEMPHIS, Tenn. – LSU senior All-American Brittany Mack was chosen as the No. 1 overall pick by the USSSA Pride in the 2012 National Pro Fastpitch College Senior Draft presented by Miken Wednesday at the Peabody Hotel.
The Warrior football team set a school record last season with 10 wins and a top 10 ranking in the state. We want to continue to make strides in our program, but we need your help. I would appreciate any help that you would be willing to give. Please go to the link below were you can donate to our Westwood football program. All proceeds are tax deductible. It's a win - win for all involved.
Your donation will provide us with funds for the following items:
Also, a portion of each donation will be given to THE MIRACLE LEAGUE at Town and Country. This organization provides a unique opportunity in Austin, Texas for special needs children to participate in the game of Baseball. Many of our athletes participate in this program as volunteers and it is a way that our team can give back to our community.
All of this, combined with our best efforts, will help to help to make our season a success. My goal is to raise $5000 for the Dollars for Footballers fundraiser. The Westwood Warrior Football booster club is a 501c3 organization so your donation is tax deductible!
Your loyalty and interest in our program through your pledge is greatly appreciated. With your help, we will continue toward our “COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE”
Please come out and see our games this year.
- Anthony Wood, Athletic Director, Head Football Coach
Westwood Senior, Felicia Oakmon, signed her letter of intent and will be playing basketball for Notre Dame De Namur in California this fall. Felicia is a four year varsity player and three-time All-District selection. She led the Lady Warriors in scoring junior and senior year. Felicia plans on majoring in Communication with a minor in Criminal Justice. Congratulations, Felicia!
Ty Harvey A Westwood Athletic trainer made Eagle Scout and is feature on KXAN
The 17-year-old junior at Westwood High School admits he was a bit nervous when he first joined the scouts. "I was kind of tense about scouts, but now I am an Eagle Scout and I passed all the requirements," Ty proudly said. Ty's complete story can bve seen below
The Warrior Baseball Team continued their winning ways on Friday night with a 6-4 non-district win over the visiting Dripping Springs Tigers. Starting pitcher J.T. Dettman pitched out of a bases loaded jam in the first inning and went on to complete 3 shutout innings, striking out 4 Tigers along the way. Offensively, Frank Mora put the Warriors on the board in the second inning with an RBI single to left field. In the 4th inning, J.T. Dettman capped a 3 run outburst with a two run home run over the left field wall to give the Warriors a 4-0 lead. But the Tigers came back with a home run of their own in the fifth inning and another run in the 6th to tie the score at 4-4. In the bottom of the 6th, J.T. Dettman hit a double to the wall in centerfield to plate Patrick Carter with the go ahead run and Matt Anderson followed with an sacrifice fly to score Dettman from 3rd for a 6-4 lead. Closer JR Holloway finished up on the mound for the Warriors by striking out the side in the 7th and Westwood had its 3rd straight win.
District 16-5A play continues Tuesday night against rival McNeil Mavericks at Warrior Field and is followed by a double-header on Thursday night at Dell Diamond, home of the AAA Round Rock Express, in Round Rock. First game starts a 5 p.m. so come out when you can and support the Warriors as they attempt to climb back into the playoff race.
A total of six Westwood Warrior basketball players were recognized as All-District by 16-5A coaches. Derek Nalodka and J.T. Dettman were named First Team All-District. Jake Pearcy and Michael Harris were named to the Second Team All-District squad. Matt Holeman and Nathan Robbins received Honorable Mention All-District acclaim. Dettman, Holeman, Nalodka and Pearcy have also been recognized as Academic All-District in past years.
Congratulations to these players and Coach Brad Hastings for bringing outstanding recognition to Westwood High School.
Your Westwood Swimmers and Divers finished off an amazing season this past weekend at the State Championships!
Below is info on All-American, State results and Regional results!
Stay tuned next week for an important and exciting press release on Westwood Swimming and Diving and YOU!
|All-Americans for the 2011-12 Season|
|Brent Aarons||200free, 500 free, 200MR &400FR|
|Bashir Bekka||200MR & 400FR|
|Walker Cumpian||200MR & 400FR|
|Simone Feng||200 MR|
|Jessica Guerra||200 MR|
|Bradley Homza||1 meter diving|
|Madison Mischnick||200 MR|
|Natalie Parker||200 MR|
|Kyle Sockewell||200IM, 100br, 200MR & 400FR|
Bradley Homza (11)- STATE CHAMPION 1 meter diving and STATE DIVER OF THE YEAR!!!!
Boys Team finished 5th overall!!!
|6th Girls MR||Simone Feng, Madison Mischnick, Natalie Parker & Jessica Guerra|
|7th Boys MR||Brent Aarons, Kyle Sockwell, Bashir Bekka & Walker Cumpian|
|6th 200free||Brent Aarons|
|8th 200IM||Kyle Sockwell|
|meter diving||1st Bradley Homza|
|8th 500 free||Brent Aarons|
|11th 100 breast||Madison Mischnick|
|9th 100 breast||Kyle Sockwell|
|4th Boys 400 FR||Kyle, Walker, Bashir & Brent|
Boys finished 3rd overall
Girls finished 5th overall
|Brent Aarons||2nd in the 200 free & 3rd in the 500 free|
|Bradley Homza||1st in 1meter Diving|
|Madison Mischnick||2nd in the 100 breast|
|Kyle Sockwell||2nd in the 200 IM and 1st in the 100 breast|
...and Seton Medical Center Williamson will offer FREE heart screenings for teens ages 14-18 onSaturday, March 31, 2012
Registration is required, Please click the logo to register
The Warrior football program is coming off it's best season in the history of Westwood. Anthony Wood has compiled one of the best coaching staffs in central Texas and has clearly positioned the team for the 2012 playoffs taking their bye week in week 9. The Warriors compete in district 16-5A and will open the season with a strong non-district schedule against three potential first round playoff opponents from 15-5A. Zero week the Warriors host the always exciting Austin High Maroons, followed by a road trip to Burger Stadium in Week 1 to take on Bowie. In week 2 the Warriors will renew an old rivalry and travel to Lake Travis to take on 5 time 4A State Champion Lake Travis Cavaliers. The Warriors will wrap up non-district play against cross town rival Cedar Park and will open district play against the Round Rock Dragons.
It was a game of "What If's". What if ...we had made one more basket.....had one less turnover....grabbed one more rebound....made two more free throws?
But there were no "What If's" about how hard the Warrior Boy's Basketball Team competed on Senior Night in their attempt to take a District 16-5A playoff spot from the Round Rock Dragons (21-10). With a packed and rowdy house of loyal fans cheering them on, this group of Warriors brought competitive basketball back to Westwood High School. With neither team wanting their seasons' to end, they battled from buzzer to buzzer in a thriller, but the Warriors came up short on a 53-51 score. With news media and several college coaches watching, here is how the game was written about in the morning paper...
(excerpted from Austin American Statesman )
"A barrage of three-pointers and the absence of its top scorer wasn't enough to keep Round Rock out of the playoffs. Colton Turner scored 14 points and made a key steal in the waning seconds of Round Rock's 53-51 win over Westwood. The victory in the Warriors gym clinches a playoff berth for a Round Rock team that had missed the postseason in each of the past two years.
JT Dettman, whose two three-pointers helped Westwood to a 28-27 halftime lead, opened and closed the third quarter with a three-pointer, and Michael Harris added another long shot to the Warriors' stat sheet in the eight minutes after halftime. Round Rock, however, was able to keep the score close and trailed by only one point after Dettman's three in the quarter's final second gave Westwood a 45-44 lead.
Round Rock never trailed after Sidney DeLoach scored with 5:47 left to give the Dragons a 48-47 advantage. Round Rock, however, was unable to stretch its lead to more than three points, and Westwood had a chance to tie or win after a timeout was called with 6.3 seconds left. But on a drive to the basket, Westwood guard Derek Nalodka was sandwiched by two Round Rock defenders, and the loose ball was picked up by Turner, who was able to run out the clock. "We were trying to foul him at first because we had a foul to give," Turner said. "It just happened that he tripped with the ball and I got it."
Westwood, which missed all four of its three-point attempts in the final quarter, was led by Dettman's 16 points. Harris scored 15 in his final high school game for the Warriors, who were attempting to make the playoffs for the first time since the 2003-04 season."
Although the season did not end like these Warriors expected it to end, they did accomplish a lot in their 4 years at Westwood.
But most of all, they were fast paced, played hard nosed defense, and were exciting to watch.
Many thanks go out to these players and their parents for all of the sacrifices they have made to make Westwood Basketball something to be proud of. The players thank all of their fans for the fantastic support they were shown this year! GO WOOD!
- Greg Detman
Westwood Senior basketball and baseball player, J.T. Dettman, has been selected as a semi-finalist for the Texas Christian Athlete of the Year Award. http://www.laywitnesses.com/christian. From among hundreds of nominees across the state, 75 are named semi-finalists. All semi-finalists are honored on stage at an awards banquet in Dallas on March 19, where the finalists and winners will be announced. This year's selection committee is headed up by Coach Brad McCoy, father of Colt and Case McCoy.
In addition to receiving the Academic Achievement Award at Westwood for maintaining a A average in each of his four years, JT is a captain on the Warrior Basketball Team, a starting pitcher and first baseman on the Warrior Baseball team, the Club President of the Westwood Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), and has been active at Bethany United Methodist Church and has participated in numerous mission trips. J.T. has also been Academic All-District in both sports and a member of National Honor Society.
JT was nominated for this award by Westwood Head Baseball Coach, Bart Bratcher.
Ben Johnson played 4 years of Varsity baseball and was named to the First Team all Centex as a Junior. He earned first team all-district honor his sophomore and junior seasons and was ranked 152nd by Perfect Game USA. Ben played summer baseball with the Austin Wings and has signed with the Texas Lonhorns to continue his career here in Austin. Congratulations to Ben and his familiy.
The Westwood Boy's Basketball Team kept their hopes alive for the school's first playoff spot in over 6 years by beating the Leander Lions, 58-49, Friday night at Leander.
The prospects were not looking good in the first half, as the Warriors could not find the good shots they were looking for and the ones they took were mostly off the mark. Michael Harris started things off well in the first quarter with a deep corner 3-pointer and Jake Pearcy hit a driving layup to give the Warriors an early 5-0 lead. But things went cold after that as the Lions zone defense slowed the Full Throttle Warriors down a couple of gears and the Warriors led by only 8-7 at the end of one. In the second quarter, a short jumper by Derek Nalodka and inside baskets by Hunter Cottle and Parker Hanusa seemed to be giving the Warriors some momentum, but defensive lapses in the last couple of minutes allowed the Lions to take a 27-22 lead into the locker room at the half.
In the 3rd quarter, the Warriors came out with a renewed defensive intensity and would hold the Lions to only three made baskets for the quarter. J.T. Dettman found the range for a 3-pointer from the corner and a tip-in underneath, while Parker Hanusa continued to score in the paint. Jake Pearcy was doing major damage on defense, as he added to his team-leading steals totals, and hit a big 3-pointer to secure the lead late, as the Warriors led at the end of three quarters, 38-34. The 4th period continued the momentum, as J.T. Dettman and Matt Holeman each stroked 3-pointers early, to extend the Warrior lead, and the Pearcy /Nalodka backcourt duo dribbled out the last minutes of the game, as the team hit 10 free throws down the stretch to keep the Lions from making up any ground.
Jake Pearcy and J.T Dettman led the Warriors in scoring with 14 points apiece, while Derek Nalodka added 10. With the victory, the Warrior improved their season record to 17-13 and secured a winning season for Head Coach Brad Hastings.
Their playoff hopes will be decided at the Warrior Dome at 7:30 on Tuesday night against the Round Rock Dragons. This could be the biggest night in recent Westwood Basketball history, as only the winner will advance to the playoffs. It will also be Senior Night and time to honor the 9 seniors on this year's squad. The Warrior JV Team (21-4) will be playing for a district title at 6 p.m., so..........
- Greg Detman
After taking care of Pflugerville the week before, the Westwood Boys Basketball team traveled to McNeil High School to play the first place Mavericks hoping to improve their chances of making the 16-5A playoffs. Forward J.T. Dettman got the Warriors off to a fast start by scoring 9 of the games first 11 points, and the Warriors bolted out to an 11-4 lead. But turnovers and missed shots late in the quarter allowed McNeil to convert and cut the lead to 13-9 at the end of the first stanza. The second quarter found the Mavericks putting on the defensive pressure and getting out on their fast break, but the Warriors battled back and Dettman found Center Michael Harris in the corner for a 3-point basket at the buzzer to cut the Mavericks lead to 26-25 at the half. Just like the first game, McNeil came out in the second half in a zone defense. The quicker Mavericks allowed the Warriors only 8 points in the 3rd quarter and led 42-33. As in their earlier game, the Warriors had no answer to the Maverick zone defense, which rarely allowed a second-chance point opportunity. Poor shot selection and costly turnovers kept the Warriors from gaining any momentum the rest of the way. The 59-45 loss dropped the Warriors to 3-6 in district play and 15-14 on the season. Michael Harris led the Warriors in scoring with 13 points, while Derek Nalodka chipped in 11.
The Warriors must win their last 3 games in order to have any chance at making the playoffs. Their next game at home will be this Tuesday night vs. the Georgetown Eagles at 7:30 at the Warrior Dome. Please come out and help the team down the stretch.
- Greg Detman
Westwood's number 1 player Miguel Alda is ranked #1 in the State in 16's and 18's in USTA rankings. He is currently the top player in Texas in two different age groups and ranked #33 in the Nation. Miguel plays many USTA tournaments outside of school and we continue to watch his ranking rise. As he has already completed his goal of being ranked #1 in Texas, he will start playing national tournaments only to get his ranking as high as possible. This past summer, Miguel and his sister Rosalia (who was the 2007 Girl's Singles State Champion) played mixed doubles in the US OPEN qualifier to try to make it to Flushing Meadows. Congrats to Miguel on his continued success in Tennis.
The schedule for all the sporting events at Weswood can now be found in one place. Please visit the Westwood Athletics Schedule at Rank One Sports
The Warrior Boy's basketball team went into last nights District 16-5A contest with the Georgetown Eagles knowing that their season was on the brink and any chance of gaining their first playoff spot in 6 years required a victory against a team that had soundly thumped them earlier in district play. The Eagles also entered the contest knowing that a win was a must for them to hold on to a playoff spot, so the stage was set for a real battle. With both teams playing hard-nosed man to man defense, neither team could muster much offensive fire power in the first quarter as Georgetown broke out to a 12-6 lead at the end of one. In the second quarter, the ball came back over to J.T. Dettman's side of the court and he responded immediately with a three pointer from the wing and a driving left handed hook shot to get the Warriors within one. But a falling out of bounds 4-point play at the buzzer, by Georgetown's Michael Hardge (24 points), sent the Eagles into the locker room with a 24-19 edge at the half, with Hardge having 19 of their points. It was the lowest scoring half of the season for the Warriors, as they failed to take advantage of size mismatches and the Georgetown defense forced the Warriors into poor shot selections.
In the second half, the Warriors came out strong early with Dettman and Matt Holeman leading the way on offense and Jake Pearcy putting the clamps on Hardge on defense. With three-pointers from Dettman and Holeman and driving baskets by Pearcy, Nalodka and Michael Harris, the Warriors solid team defense let them claim their first lead, 33-32, going into the final period. With both teams wearing down due to the defensive intensity of the game, forced shots and missed lay ups became the order of the day. With under a minute left to play, Jake Pearcy picked up his 5th foul with the Warriors trailing by 3 points. Nathan Robbins entered the game and promptly scored on a driving mid-range jumper to cut the lead to one with 20 seconds left. Then the Warrior defense was forced to foul Hardge, who made only one of two, giving the Warriors one last chance to tie the score and force overtime. But Matt Holeman had other plans and, with 2.6 seconds left, rebounded a long Derek Nalodka shot attempt and, while in mid-air, dropped the ball into the hoop and was fouled. The Georgetown coach called his final time-out to ice Mr. Holeman, but it was to no avail. Holeman drained his free throw and secured the win to keep the Warrior playoff hopes alive, 38-37. J.T. Dettman led the Warrior scoring with 13 points, followed by Matt Holeman with 6 points, as the Warriors improved to 4-6 in District play and still needing to win out against Leander and Round Rock to have a shot at a playoff spot.
Next up in the Warrior's drive for the playoffs is an away game at Leander this Friday night. Please come out and show your support and cheer the team. These boys are underrated and underappreciated in the local basketball community, so everyone needs to come out and will them to the finish line.
- Greg Detman
The Westwood Warrior Boys Basketball team had a very down and up week. On Tuesday, the Warriors faced the Stony Point Tigers in what was felt to be another must win game in order to advance to the playoffs for the first time in 6 years. The Warriors came out determined in the opening period and started out with a brief lead, but the Tigers found enough range to take a 12-11 lead after the first period. Then Jake Pearcy and Derek Nalodka starting getting to the rim for some tough scores and the Warriors were able to knot the low scoring game at halftime, 25-25. The Warriors slowed the tempo still further in the 3rd quarter and the game was knotted at 36-36 heading into the final period. In the 4th period, the Warriors went to a zone defense, but it was Stony Point that began to find the range from the outside and hit several three point goals, while the Warriors failed to answer. With Tiger shooters finding the open looks and the Warriors having to hurry and play catch up, the Warriors were outscored 23-9 in the final period in route to a disappointing 59-45 loss. Jake Pearcy and Derek Nalodka led the Warriors with 11 points each as the Warriors fell to 2-5 in district play.
On Friday night, the Warriors faced the league-leading Pflugerville Panthers and took a nothing-to-lose attitude into the game and the relaxed Warriors were a different team. J.T. Dettman opened the Warrior scoring with a 3 pointer and Jake Pearcy followed with trey from the corner and the Warriors were off to a good start. Pearcy and Derek Nalodka got to the basket for some hard earned baskets and it looked as if we were in for another low scoring contest with the Panthers leading 27-26 at the half. In the second half the Warriors pounded the defensive boards with Michael Harris and J.T. Dettman holding the Panthers to very few second chance opportunities, while Matt Holeman hit two big 3 pointers and Michael Harris went to work in the paint to allow the Warriors to take a 47-45 lead at the end of three quarters of play. In the 4th period, the Panthers ran off 5 quick points to take a 50-49 lead, but Derek Nalodka, playing perhaps his best floor game of the year, found J.T. Dettman in the deep corner for a 3 point basket that gave Westwood a 52-50 lead that they would never relinquish. Down the stretch, the Warriors road some timely steals by Matt Holeman and Jake Pearcy and second chance points from Michael Harris to seal the Warrior victory. Derek Nalodka was 11 for 12 from the free throw line in route to a team leading 17 points and 8 assists. He was followed by Michael Harris with 15 points and a season high 14 rebounds. J.T. Dettman and Jake Pearcy chipped in 11 points each as the Warriors posted a convincing 71-61 victory and knocked the Panthers out of first place. The big win moved the Warriors' season record to 15-12, 3-5 in District 16-5A play.
The Warriors are off until next Friday, when they travel to McNeil to play the number 1 ranked area team.
- Greg Detman
After starting off the district campaign at 0-4, the Warriors found themselves in a "must-win" situation heading into the final two games of the first half of district play and needing to start playing defense again. They came out strong against the Leander Lions and bolted out to a commanding first quarter lead on 3 long range three-point goals by J.T. Dettman, to take a 20-11 first quarter lead. The second quarter saw the Warrior shooters go cold, but good team defense, outside shooting from Nathan Robbins, and the rebounding of Dettman and junior Parker Hanusa kept the Warriors in the lead 35-27 at the half. In the second half, Warrior free throw shooters took over with Derek Nalodka scoring 9 of his game high 15 points from the charity stripe. For the game, the Warriors shot 22-29 from the line and that proved to be the difference, as the Warriors cruised to a 67-47 victory. Nathan Robbins contributed 14 big points to the cause, while Jake Pearcy had 13 and J.T. Dettman finished with 11 points.
On Friday night, the Warriors traveled to the new gym at Round Rock High to face a Dragon team that already had won 2 District games, so a win would be a must. The Warriors came out firing as Derek Nalodka and Matt Holeman staked the Warriors to an early 11-1 lead, but Warrior reserves could not maintain the momentum and the Dragons cut the lead to 16-11 at the end of the first period. Jake Pearcy got to the basket and the free throw line in the 2nd quarter to stake the Warriors to a 34-27 halftime lead, as the Dragon's 6'10" junior post, Leonard Allen, began to find easy shots over the shorter Warriors. In the third quarter the Warrior shooters began to cool and the Dragons cut the lead to 43-40 before Derek Nalodka found J.T. Dettman in the deep corner for a buzzer beating 3 pointer to get the lead back up to 6 heading into the 4th. The Warriors went into a slow-down game and Jake Pearcy and Derek Nalodka ate up the clock while J.T. Dettman found Matt Holeman for a back door layup and big 3 point goal to keep the Dragons at bay. Down the stretch, Nalodka and Dettman hit the clutch free throws to ice the game and the Warriors came away with the win 57-51. Derek Nalodka led all scores with 19 points, followed by Matt Holeman with 11 and Jake Pearcy with 10.
The Warriors are now 2-4 in District play and travel to Stony Point (3-4) on Tuesday to continue their climb. Next home game will be Friday night versus Pflugerville at 7:30. Please come join all of the Fat Heads in the stands and cheer the Warriors on.
- Greg Detman
The Westwood Boys faced the visiting McNeil Mavericks on Tuesday night and battled the District 16-5A leader the entire game. Once again, the Warriors took an early 15-7 1st quarter lead behind the hot shooting of Matt Holeman and Michael Harris, but once again committed costly turnovers allowed the Mavericks to come back and take the lead with a last second shot, 20-19. The Mavericks continued to scorch the nets in the 2nd quarter and took the momentum away from the struggling Warriors to lead 46-35 at the half. The Warriors defense played better in the 3rd quarter and a full court press dented into the Maverick lead to begin the 4th period, but turnovers and missed free throws down the stretch again doomed their chances to come away with a victory, and the Mavericks prevailed, 80-65. J.T. Dettman led the Warriors with 19 points and Matt Holeman chipped in 13, but it was not enough, as no other Warrior scored in double figures. Michael Harris and Derek Nalodka had 9 points each.
Next up was a trip to Georgetown to play the Eagles. The Warriors started off solid again in the first quarter, but Georgetown came back in the closing seconds to tie the score going into the second. The Warriors missed numerous close in and forced shots and committed too many turnovers to capture any momentum. Luckily, the Eagles struggled as well early, but it was not until the 3rd Quarter that the Warriors lost their way, when the Eagles would get second and third chance opportunities to score, while the Warriors were pretty much "one and done" on most possessions. That cold shooting when combined with poor rebounding, allowed the Eagles to come away with a 60-42 district win. The Warriors played hard, as usual, but were held to only five 3-point shot attempts on the night, as the Eagles were focused on not allowing the Warrior shooters to get hot. On the bright side, the Warriors were 7 for 7 from the free throw line and shot 100% for the first time this year. Jake Pearcy led the Warrior scoring effort with 14 points, followed by Derek Nalodka with 11 and Michael Harris with 8 points.
The two losses dropped the Warriors' record to 12-11 on the season and 0-4 in District 16-5A.
Next up for the Warriors will be the Leander Lions at home on Tuesday, January 17th at 7:30. Come out and help the Warriors get their first district win!
- Greg Detman
The Westwood Warriors traveled to Pflugerville on Tuesday night to face the always tough at home Panthers. The game started out well for the Warriors with J.T. Dettman and Derek Nalodka hitting early shots to spot the Warriors an 11-4 lead. But Pflugerville called timeout and changed their defense and the Warriors began to force shots and turn the ball over against the Panther zone. What shots the Warriors were able to muster failed to find its mark pretty much the rest of the way, while Panther shooters were either knocking down three pointers over the Warrior zone defense or getting free behind the Warrior full court press for short lay ins. The 67-38 score was one of the most lopsided losses of the year as the Warrior shooters could not find their legs. Michael Harris was the only Warrior scoring in double figures with 12 points, as the team fell to 0-2 in district play.
On Saturday afternoon, the Warriors traveled to Cedar Park to play the Timberwolves in a non-district game and their shooting woes continued. A 2-14 shooting start dug the Warriors into a 25-10 first quarter deficit as the Timberwolves guards easily broke down the Warrior press and found lots of open looks from 3-point territory. In the second period, Coach Brad Hastings debuted the Warrior's man-to-man defense for the first time this year and the results were astounding. The Warriors shooting woes continued on offense, but the defense turned the tide as the Warriors chipped away at the deficit. Nathan Robbins came off the bench to spark the Warriors, as the junior point guard found several open Warriors for easy lay ins and hit a big three point shot from the corner to get the Warriors within 9 points at half time. The second half found the Warriors defense wear their opponent down and big baskets inside by Michael Harris and Jake Pearcy, some big assists by J.T. Dettman, and solid free throw shooting by Derek Nalodka brought the Warriors back. Dettman scored his only two points to give the Warriors their first lead at 52-50, but the Timberwolves fought back to knot the score at 54 all and force overtime. That is when Jake Pearcy took over for the Warriors. Playing solid defense on the Timberwolves point guard, Pearcy created several big turnovers in the OT that led to easy baskets for the Warriors, with his final steal and solo layup sealing the Warrior's 62-59 comeback victory. For the game, the Warriors were led in scoring by Michael Harris and Derek Nalodka with 17 points each, followed by Jake Pearcy with 15. The Warriors made up for their poor outside shooting by scoring 24 points from the free throw line.
Next up for the Warriors will be a big district game with arch rival McNeil Mavericks on Tuesday night at the Warrior Dome. Come out and support the Warriors as they seek an upset win over the number 1 ranked team in Central Texas. Game time is 7:30. Come Early, Be Loud, Wear Orange!
- Greg Detman
Congratulation go out to the Westwood Boys' Varisty Lacrosse Team for winning the University of Texas Longhorn Shootout tournament this weekend. They were undefeated and beat the Woodlands for the championship.
The 2011 Westwood Cross Country Awards were presented last Wednesday, 11/30/2011, at the Annual Banquet. This year's recipients:
|Most Valuable Runner||Michael Moore|
|Most Improved Runner||Kent Kelley|
|Warrior Award||Kevin Vo|
|Most Valuable Runner||Klarissa Lou|
|Most Improved Runner||Isabel Acosta|
|Warrior Award||Bailey Kennimer|
Congratulations to these hard working athletes and the entire Cross Country team! See all the banquet photos and slideshow by clicking the Media link under Cross Country.
Another school record was set this week when the Westwood Boy's Basketball Team scored over 100 points in their back to back games. The full throttle Warriors put it in another gear this week with convincing wins over Crockett Cougars, 104-49, and Vista Ridge Rangers, 101-51. The Warriors are averaging 93.5 points per game this year and are led by seniors J.T. Dettman, Derek Nalodka, Matt Holeman, Jake Pearcy, and Michael Harris. Their next home game will be Tuesday night ant 7:30 against Vandergrift High School. Everyone come out and watch these Warriors run!
Hot on the heels of completing their football season as co-district champs, three Canyon Vista players have been selected to play on an Austin-area all-star team competing for the inaugural Football University 8th grade National Championship.
The FBU National Championship is five rounds long and features 32 state-based teams. The first three rounds will take place at regional sites and the semifinals and finals will take place at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, following the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Saturday, January 7, 2012.
The Texas bracket games will be played in Round Rock. Teams from Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas will compete.
Canyon Vista players Trevor Albert (LB/DL), Jack Swensen (QB), and Chase Westover (WR) will play for Austin's team. The remaining roster is made from players all around the area including Leander, Hutto, Georgetown, and Manor.
Their first round game will be played Saturday, Dec 3, at Cedar Ridge High School against the team from San Antonio. The game begins at 2:00pm.
Brent Aarons signed his National Letter of Intent during the early signing period and will swim at division I Indiana University in the Fall of 2012. He was also offered direct admission to the IU Kelley School of Business as an incoming freshman. Congratulations Brent!
The Warriors ended the 2011 campaign with a disapointing loss to the Highlanders of Woodlands Texas in the second round of the Texas State Playoffs. The 2011 Warriors averaged over 30 points per game and 357 yards of total offense while the defense held opposing teams to 14 points per game and 297 yards. The 2011 Warriors at 10-2 have the best record in over thirty years of Warrior Football.
At the District Meet last Friday at Old Settlers Park, Klarissa Lou (a freshman) took second place overall, with Alexandra Manasso close behind in 5th place, to pace the Warriors to a second place team finish to advance to Regionals for the second year in a row!!. Results and more info at the XC website
Jim Donahue Westwood Women's Varsity Soccer Coach has been selected by the UIL staff as a National Federation Coaches Association State Coach of the Year in the sport area of girls’ soccer. As a result, He is automatically nominated for sectional coach of the year and will be considered along with other coaches in your section for this honor.
Out 9-1 Warriors will play Austin Bowie (6-4) at Kelly Reeves in round 1 of the playoffs.
The Kelly Reeves A/C gates will open at 5:30pm on Friday, November 11th and all seating will be General Admission; anyone will be able to sit in the reserve section so get there early to pick your favorite spot.
Discounted tickets can be purchased at Westwood starting on Wednesday and are $3 for student admission (5th grade and below) and $7 for adult admission.
Ryan Jaber started the Warrior scoring barrage when he forced a Garrett Gerds fumble in the endzone that was recovered by Parker Hanusa for a defensive touchdown. The defense continued to dominate Round Rock all night allowing only a single touchdown in the second quarter.
The Warrior offense lead by the dynamic duo of Ben Johnson and Desmond Wyatt put up 35 points while amassing 466 total yard on senior night. Desmond Wyatt returned a Round Rock punt for 73 yards and a td and later caught a Ben Johnson pass for an 85 yard TD for a respectable 298 total yards on the night. Ben Johnson ran for 71 yards and threw for 246 yards including a 7 yard TD strike to Ryan Leggett. Johnson finished teh night with 308 yards of total offense and another 176 field position yards punting. The scoring was capped off with a 38 yard Colin McQuire field goal.
The Warriors will play Austin Bowie at Kelly Reeves in round 1 of the playoffs
The Kelly Reeves A/C gates will open at 5:30pm on Friday, November 11th and all seating will be General Admission; anyone will be able to sit in the reserve section so get there early to pick your favorite spot.
Discounted tickets can be purchased at Westwood starting on Wednesday and are $3 for student admission (5th grade and below) and $7 for adult admission.
The game is Sunday, October 23rd and is the first ever Austin-San Antonio Challenge of the Classes. Ther game will be held at Austin LBJ High School. This is an event is for individual players, not teams. They will announce the preseason All Austin/Centex and All San Antonio/South Texas teams from this event as well as include recruiting reports on the top performers.
"Texas Basketball Magazine" has named Derek Nalodka and J.T. Dettman mentioned as "Region II Bests" in its 2011-12 issue. Derek and J.T are joined by teammate Jake Pearcy in also receiving "All State Honorable Mention" recognition for the upcoming season.
Congratulations to all the boys for the recognition they are bringing to Westwood. First practice is Oct. 27th.
The Warriors played a solid Leander team Friday night in a cold Bible Stadium and took their only loss of the 2011 season. The warriors scored on a Ben Johnson run with 4:35 remaining in the second quarter. Leander answerred with 45 seconds left in the half on a 5 yard run by Leander QB Andres Barrera to go into halftime 7-7. Leander scored their final TD with 5:10 left in the fourth quarter on a 4th down pass to Michael Eply. On the ensuing drive Johnson hit Desmond Wyatt on a 40 yard pass play to put the Warriors inside the Leander 5. The stingy Leander defense held the Warriors for 4 plays and took over on downs. The Warriors finish up regular season play at the Kelly Reeves complex on Friday night against cross town rival Round Rock for Senior Night at 7PM.
Playoff Information will be posted as soon as it's available.
High School Cube and K-Mac Sports be set up so Warrior and Eagle fans will be able to surround the hosts on the world class set we'll have on the grounds. So be loud, bring your (public-friendly) signs. K-Mac will interview a fan or 2 during the pre-game show!
The Warriors took on cross town rival McNeil Friday night and racked up another solid win. Ben Johnson threw for 2 touchdowns, one to Ledeans Anderson for 16yds and a 50 yard pass play to Ryan Legget and ran for 3 more including runs of 70 and 39 yards for 151 yards on the night. The Warriors take on Georgetown on Thusday under the lights at the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex at 7:00 PM
The Warrior Football program lead by Coach Anthony Wood is Ranked 10th in the State of Texas and is in the drivers seat for the 2011 16-5A District Title. Join The Warrior Nation at the Reeves athletic conference Friday Night at 7:00 as the state ranked undefeated Warriors take on the McNeil Mavericks. This game has been designated a "grey out". Wear grey and enjoy the best Friday Nigh Lights has to offer.
The Warriors battled a talented Pflugerville team in a game that appeared destined for overtime when Pflugerville fumbled on the Warrior half yard line giving the warriors the opportunity to run out the clock. Ben Johnson on 3rd and 6 broke away for a 78 run yard to the Pflugerville 16 and a first down. The Warriors ended the game in the victory formation on the Pflugerville 16.
The undefeated Warriors are off next week and will play next Friday night, October 15th against McNeil at the Kelly Reeves Complex.
Our State ranked Warriors (13) beat the previously state ranked tigers 21-3 at Dragon Stadium Friday night. Ben Johnson scored on a 40 yard run in the first quarter and Stony Point answered with a 27 yard field goal. In the third quarter Ben Johnson completed a 36 yard touchdown pass to Desmond Wyatt to open the Warrior lead to 14-3. Ledeans Anderson sealed the win on a 3rd and short with a 68 yard scoring run with 1:45 left in the 4th Quarter. The Defense kept the Tigers out of the end zone all night allowing only a single field goal and forced 2 fumbles and had 2 interceptions.
The 2011 Warriors are enjoying the best start in Westwood history with a perfect 5-0 record and take on cross town rival Pflugerville at the Kelly Reeves Complex at 7:00 PM on Thursday.
The Lady Warriors took First Place overall at the Stony Point Tiger Ambush Classic JV Volleyball Tournament held Saturday, September 24th. Westwood went undefeated in the tournament winning all four games 2-0 against Vandergrift, Cedar Park, Leander, and Westlake.
The JV team is off to a great start this year with an 12-1 record and now First Place in the tournament. Congratulations Lady Warriors!
-Mary Ann Kendall
Westwood has been ranked fourth in the American-Statesman’s preseason power poll.
The Warriors are coming off a 5-6 season and a bi-district playoff loss to Anderson. The team, however, does return 15 starters and Westwood had the best showing this summer of the 15 Central Texas teams who participated in the state passing tournament in College Station
Ben Johnson has chosen baseball over football.
The Westwood senior confirmed to the American-Statesman in a text message on Tuesday night that he has given a verbal commitment to the University of Texas’ baseball program. Johnson, who is also Westwood’s quarterback, received additional scholarship offers from TCU’s baseball program and Rice’s football team and he was courted by Texas State to play for the school’s football and baseball teams.
Senior basketball player, J.T. Dettman, was named the Most Outstanding Player at the recent Five-Star Basketball Camp (www.fivestarbasketball.com) held in San Diego, CA, August 8-11. J.T. is the first boy's basketball player from Westwood to ever take the award, at a Five Star Camp.
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Weswood Head Football Coach Anthony Wood presented the Miracle League at Town & Country Optimist Club with a donation on behalf of the Westwood Warrior Football Program. The donation is a portion of the funds raised by the Warrior Football players during the recent Warrior Football Lift-a-thon fundraiser.
Coach Wood presented the check to Steve Brown, President, Miracle League at Town & Country. Along with Coach Wood, representing the Warrior Football players at today's presentation were James Ingram, Jack Brown and Ben Johnson. Attached are a couple of pictures from the presentation.
The Warriors beat John Tyler and Lake Travis before losing a tight game to Desoto in the State Championship quarter finals. Desoto ultimately won the State Championship 34 - 25 against Lamar.
|9:00 AM||Westwood||40||John Tyler||30|
|10:15 AM||Westwood||27||Lake Travis||26|
|6:00 PM||Westwood||48||Bowie / Arlington||26|
Ben Johnson accounted for 34 touchdowns (17 passing / 17 running) in the Warrior's 2010 fall season and will lead the Warriors summer 7 on 7 team in their quest for their first state championship in College Station this weekend. The Warrior 7 on 7 team is currently ranked third.
Christine Lin competed as an individual at the State UIL 5A Tournament on May 12 & 13, 2011 at Jimmy Clay Golf Course here in Austin. After a four and half hour rain delay on the first day, Christine struggled a little (by her standards) and posted a four over par round of 76, placing her in a tie for 15th place. On the second day Christine played much better and shot an even par round of 72 that moved her up the leaderboard into a tie for sixth place. She has a full summer schedule of Junior Golf ahead before she returns for her final year of high school. Christine has won ten high school events so far in her three years at Westwood and I'm sure she will add several more titles next year.
After 3 days of tryouts and 15 hours of stunting tumbling and interviews Natalie Nooner was selected as one of 28 cheerleaders for the University of North Texas. Congratulations Natalie !!!!
All State Attack: Nick Ierullo
All State Midfield: Michael Morgan
All District Attack: Kent Holmstrom
All District Midfield: Ian Simpkins
All District LSM: Christopher Baddour
All District Defense: Sam Kalk
Honorable Mention: Lance Ingram
Four junior boys varsity basketball players were recognized for their academic excellence this past week for maintaining an A average in all classes since their freshman year. Jake Pearcy, Derek Nalodka, J.T. Dettman and Matt Holeman were all starters this past season for the Westwood Varsity and are seen together after the awards recognition ceremony.
Congratulations to Maya and Isabella Mozdzierz-Monico on their great performance at Regionals. The top two at Regionals qualify for the State Championships and Maya and Izzy did just that playing Girls Doubles, They played their best tennis all year and have brought Westwood back to the State Championships. They are now one of the final 8 Girls Doubles teams in Texas. The State Championships will be May 9-10 at the Pennick-Allison Tennis Center at the University of Texas. Please wish the girls good luck and congratulate them on their success so far.
Congratulations to the Westwood Women's JV team. They finished their
season undefeated: 10-0!
Also, congratulations to these five players on the varsity team for the following league awards:
All-Star Team: Karen Killeavy
All-District: Leyla Ahmadi, Kayla Jones, Theresa Woehnker
All-District Honorable Mention: Sofia Alvarado
A few short years ago our graduating seniors met at their first Westwood Event. These pictures are from that event.
Please click the picture for the photo's and hit play for the slide show
On Saturday, the Westwood Women's Varsity Soccer team defeated Pflugerville, 2-1, clenching Westwood High School's 19th District Championship and Coach Jim Donahue's 600th career win as a Texas High School Varsity Soccer Coach. Coach D, as he is lovingly known, is only the second coach in state history to achieve such an outstanding milestone. Congratulations, Coach D!
Please come out to support the Lady Warriors as they go for win #601 this Tuesday, March 29th at 6:00pm at Kelley Reeves Athletic Center.
The Westwood Warrior Football Team is preparing for its 1st annual “Lift-A-Thon”. This activity will have each of our athletes lifting weights toward a goal. Each of us was tested in four (4) different lifts. The testing took place during our athletic periods and each lift was supervised and verified by a coach.
We will donate a portion of the money we raise to DNT TXT N DRV and The Miracle at Town and Country. We, as a team, have decided to give to these two charities as a way to give back to our community. All of this, combined, will help to help to make our season a success.
(WHARTON, N.J.) April, 2011 - Ben Johnson of Westwood High School, Austin, TX, has been nominated to play in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of student-athletes. Those nominated will have the chance to showcase their talents on Saturday, January 7, 2012, in the annual East vs. West match-up, televised live on NBC at 1:00 PM EST.
In District Finals for tennis and our Warriors played their best tennis of the year. We were overall Girls' District Champions (again) and 2nd Place for the boys. The top two in each event get to go to Regionals in Waco. Please congratulate these students and wish them good luck on their trip to regionals.
Maya and Isabella Mozdzierz-Monico - DISTRICT CHAMPIONS
Erica Zeitz and Sophia Ong - 2nd Place
Karen and Kevin Vo - DISTRICT CHAMPIONS
Will Burns - 2nd Place
Shunan Zhu - 3rd place
The Women’s Varsity Golf Team placed second at the 26-5A District Tournament on Tuesday, April 12, and will advance to the Regional Tournament in Waco next week. The team was led by Senior, Tanner Kudela and Juniors, Christine Lin and Allie Agrella. All three finished in the top ten and earned All-District Honors.
Christine won the Individual District Title for the second time in three years by shooting rounds of 75-71-69 to finish the tournament at one under par. Congratulations to all the girls and good luck at they advance to Regionals.
Patrick Onderick has agreed to play football for the Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders. Patrick is the 2011 Warrior Defensive MVP, 2 time recipient of All District Honors and the 2009 Warrior Defensive Line MVP. Patrick anchored the Westwood Defense at Tackle and also played at fullback, tight end and offensive guard. Patrick lead the team in tackles for a loss as well as yards per carry at fullback (1 run, 9 yards, thanks Anthony ;->) and plans on being an immediate contributor on the Crusaders 2011 National Championship run. The Crusadaers finished 2010 ranked 5th in the country and were 12-1 only losing in the 3rd round of the playoffs.
Pictured are Texas area recruiter Jeff Shinn, Patrick and Crusader Head Coach Pete Frenedburg.
Westwood men's and women's swimming and diving teams were undefeated during the regular season. The women's team won districts for the 5th straight year and the men's team won districts for the 11th out of the last 12 years. Kyle Sockwell was named District Male Swimmer of the Meet, Bradley Homza and Candice Oliver were District Male and Female Divers of the Meet and Coach Weis was named District Coach of the Year. Gold Medalist Swimmers and Divers who qualified for Regionals were Kyle Sockwell, Zain Pleuthner, Brent Aarons, Lauren Davis, Natalie Parker, Sydney Tan, Bashir Bekka, Walker Cumpian, Candice Oliver, Bradley Homza, Simone Feng, Nikki O'Brien, Jessica Guerra, Elizabeth Mjos and Megan Moody. Other Regional Qualifiers inculde Aivia Gimarc, Alex Manasso, Hallie Spooner, Madison
Mischnick, Alex Colella, Keldon Lou, Charlie Wong, Tolan Njuyen, Justin Stegall and Josh Imperial.
The combined men's and women's swimming and diving teams finished 4th at Regionals. Sydney Tan won the Gold Medal in the 100BR. Top 8 Finalists include: Girls 200MR & 200FR, Boys 200MR & 200FR, Kyle Sockwell 200IM & 100BR, Zain Pleuthner 50Free & 100Free, Lauren Davis 200IM & 100 Back, Sydney Tan 200IM & 100BR, Natalie Parker 100 Fly, Bashir Bekka 50Free, Bradley Homza 1M Diving, Justin Stegall 1M Diving. Others scoring team points were the Boys 400FR, Madison Mischnick, Alex Colella, Tolan Nguyen, Megan Moody.
State Qualifiers include the Women's 200MR & 400FR, Lauren Davis 200IM, Kyle Sockwell 200IM & 100BR, Zain Pleuthner 50 Free, Sydney Tan 100BR.
Swimmers achieving All-American time cuts this season are: The men's 200MR- Zain Pleuthner, Kyle Sockwell, Bashir Bekka and Walker Cumpian,
Women's 200MR- Lauren Davis, Sydney Tan, Natalie Parker and Jessica Guerra, Kyle Sockwell in the 200IM and 100BR, Lauren Davis in the 200IM, Zain Pleuthner in the 50 Free, Sydney Tan in the 100BR and Bradley Homza in 1 Meter Diving.
Thursday, the 3rd Annual RRISD Varsity Softball Invitational will take place at Old Settler's Park Champion Fields. The tourney will be from Thursday through Saturday. Pool games are Thursday and Friday with brackets starting on Saturday. Please visit the softball site for the tourney details.
The Westwood Boy's Basketball team followed up their convincing win on Senior Night against Leander with a visit to the Round Rock Dragons to close out the season. Once again, their new "full court" style of basketball was in play with a pressing defense and a fast break offense. But it would not be easy. Both teams have struggled for few wins this district season and this game was no different.
The Warrior's full court defense forced numerous Dragon turnovers and many of those turnovers led to easy baskets. In the first period, pressure defense by Matt Holeman and Derek Nalodka led to easy baskets early on and limited the effectiveness of the Dragon's zone defense (something that has troubled the Warriors all year long.) Nalodka scored 10 points in the first quarter to lead the Warriors to a 19-15 first quarter advantage. In the second quarter, Steven Daly and Jake Percy took over the scoring load, but it was a 3-point shot at the buzzer by Chris Bishop that staked the Warriors to a 34-31 halftime lead.
The second half was more of the same as Pearcy and Holeman provided the 3-point scoring punch, while Nalodka clean up in the paint and at the free throw line to maintain the slim 3 point advantage, 56-53, heading into the final period. In the 4th, the Warriors sprinted out to a commanding 11 point lead, only to see the Dragons come storming back. J.T. Dettman drained two three-pointers to reestablish a cushion, but it took a last second 12-foot jumper by Nalodka to secure the victory for the Warriors. The Warriors shot 17 free throws in the final period, and made 12, to keep the Dragons at bay.
Jake Pearcy and J.T. Dettman both came off the bench to pour in 28 points for the game, with Pearcy getting 19 of them in his best offensive showing of the year. Derek Nalodka also save his best game for last, finishing with a season high 29 points and shooting 9 for 10 from the free throw line. Matt Holeman chipped in 10 points and played solid defense, while Senior Stephen Daly was once again a force on the boards while adding 8 points from his post position. J.T. Dettman chipped in 9 points and Senior Chris Bishop added 7.
Unfortunately, the back to back wins were too little too late for the Warriors as they finished the season tied with Round Rock for last place in District 16-5A, with a 3-9 record. Their season record of 14-18 was the best finish for a Warrior team in 5 years. Let's hope for continued improvement in the future.
A special thanks goes out the to many students that have loudly attended the games this year and given their support. We look to see you back next year for fun. Go Wood!
Senior centerfielder and pitcher Emily Mayfield signed her letter of intent to play 4 years of collegiate softball for the St. Edwards Hilltoppers. We are very proud of Emily and her accomplishments while here at Westwood. We look forward to see her play for another 4 seasons!
Friday night at the final gun of the Westwood - Round Rock game the regular season will come to an end and a new tradition begins. For these players and this team the playoffs are the beginning. The tradition has begun. This team has been to the playoffs before. This team has faced adversity and come out on top. This team has come from behind to win and has learned to answer an opponents score with a score of their own. This team has learned to believe, believe in each other, believe in what they can do, believe in winning.
You are invited to join the Warrior Football Team, coaches, parents and fans to “Celebrate the beginning of Playoffs”. The festivities will be held in the Westwood parking lot after the Round Rock Game game. We will provide grilled hot dogs but feel free to bring a cooler of non-alcoholic drinks to share, a couple of chairs, and whatever else you'd like to bring.
Every Warrior is welcome, no matter your age – Baby Warriors to Grandpa and Grandma Warriors! Even if you don’t go to the game, stop by school and show your pride. The second season has begun
Play-off T-shirts for game one will be available, so get ready to show your Warrior spirit! Don't miss this opportunity to support the Warriors as they “Stampede into the Playoffs!” Long and short sleeve shirts will be available for $20 and $10. A new design will be available for game 2 (and following games). Start your collection today
When our weekly Class 5A/4A poll comes out on Tuesday, Westwood is going to have a few votes attached to its name and, of the four people who participate in our poll, ... I plan on ranking the Warriors as the fifth-best team in Central Texas.
Yes, fifth. Westwood will be behind Stony Point, Lake Travis, Cedar Park and Westlake. It was a toss-up between them and Copperas Cove but I didn’t hesitate when I placed them ahead of Anderson and the plethora of District 16-4A teams that are fighting for poll positions.
So why am I ranking a team with a 4-4 record so highly?
We’ll start with the offense.
The race for the District 16-5A MVP award seems to be a two person race and the Warriors have one of the contenders in quarterback Ben Johnson (Stony Point RB Sam Kelley is the other). Johnson has accounted for 25 touchdowns and can beat you with his arm (1,651 yards) and his feet (874 yards). Johnson has formed a dynamic relationship with Rice commit Grant Peterson (42 receptions for 637 yards and six touchdowns) and Kyle Jacobson (35 receptions for 442 yards) makes for a fine second option.
But the offense isn’t the reason why Westwood shot up my rankings this week. Like Johnson, I’m impressed with the team’s defense.
“They’re the best defense in the district, maybe in Central Texas and the state,” Johnson told me after Westwood’s 30-14 win over Georgetown on Friday. “They do their job and if we do our job on offense, we’re going to get the win.”
Why is everyone suddenly impressed with the Westwood defense?
If Georgetown makes the playoffs, Westwood will head to the Division II playoffs and could wreck some havoc in that bracket. If Westwood makes the Division I playoffs, they will likely meet Westlake in what would be a must-see bi-district playoff game.
-Danny Davis, Austin American Statesman
A combined Canyon Vista and Grisham 8th grade 7 on 7 team won the PrimeTime Sports Summer Shootout at Stony Point High School on June 12th. The team included (left to right) Travis Wilde, Mitchel Tellez, Zach Sigler, Dayton Ames, Nick Andress, Coach Mitch Wilde, Christian Benford, Zach Brown, Ryan King, Mac Pierson, Dillon Todd, Coach Stephen King, and Blake Francese. By beating the team from Temple 34-22 in the championship game, the team of future Westwood players qualified to play in the PrimeTime Sports Tournament of Champions in College Station on July 7th.
|Ben Johnson - Outfield|
|Brooks Eady - Pitcher|
|Michael Schaefer - Catcher|
|Luke Andrews - Pitcher|
|Craig McConaughy - Short Stop|
Ads are due July 1st
Senior Players Cheerleaders, Band Members and Sundancers love to be recognized in the Football Program with their pictures, football memories and your personal sentiments. They are a great way for you to celebrate their senior year.
Students love these half page or full page ads with their pictures in the Annual Warrior Football Program
We are extremely proud to announce that our 2009-2010 Westwood Men's Lacrosse team has received the Bob Patterson Award. This is an annual award named in honor of Bob Patterson, former President and Chief Referee of the Southwest Lacrosse Officials Association (SWLOA).
Each year SWLOA membership selects a men’s high school program for their sportsmanship, quality of play, respect for the game’s character, and the honor they bring to the sport. This is the first year that Westwood has ever received this award, and the first Central District team to have received it since 1999. "Win or lose, this is the high school program that we wish all other teams in the state would model themselves after—in the manner that the players are taught to play and appreciate the game." - SWLOA
Congratulations to Coach Pailes, Coach Nuhn, Coach Booth, Coach Ingram, Coach Jones, Coach Llamo, Coach Estes, Coach Rainey and our players, for bringing honor to our Westwood program and to the sport of lacrosse.Well done!
The Westwood Girls Varsity Flag Football team was crowned District Champions in their inaugural season finishing with an 8-1 overall record. This years team was led by Seniors Kristin Wright and Natalie Gardini and included underclassmen Rachel Tadlock, Marley Zochert, Nikita Budwal, Nicole Gardini, Allie Speed, Sarah Moshier, Cayley Simchick, and Becca Coplen. Volunteer Coach was Paul Coplen with Faculty Team Sponsor Coach Melissa Fischer.
The Westwood girls started their season with a loss to Vandergrift (13-12), but then reeled off 8 straight wins against Round Rock (19-0), Leander Red (26-0), Vista Ridge Black (14-6), Vista Ridge Red (16-12), Leander Blue (29-0) and playoff victories against Leander Blue (28-0), Vista Ridge Red (26-0), and Vista Ridge Black (28-0) to clinch the title.
This years’ team was anchored with a solid defense that recorded 6 shutouts and produced numerous interceptions and turnovers. The offense utilized a balance attack that was able to stretch the field with their passing game and control the tempo with their running game. With so many returning players, the Westwood Girls Flag Football Team will look to defend their title next year.
Girls flag football is growing in popularity and is a recognized UIL High School spring sport in Alaska and Florida with over 7,500 athletes participating in Florida alone. Currently a club sport in Texas with the support from the NFL, it is expanding rapidly in all parts of the state with teams in Dallas, Houston, and South Texas joining the ranks.
Left to Right: Samantha Williams, Karen Killeavy, Sarah Mann, Jaclyn Echavarria
|Sarah Mann -(Senior)|
|Jaclyn Echavarria (Senior)|
|Sarah Mann (Senior)|
|Samantha Williams (Senior)|
|Karen Killeavy (Junior)|
Will Johnson has committed to play for Vanderbilt next year. Ryan Atwood and Craig McConaughy will be playing for Navarro College in 2011.
The all freshman JV White baseball Team took second in the district with a 9-5 record.
Plan’s for this year’s Warrior Football Golf Classic are in full swing. Come out and join us for a great afternoon of scramble golf.
Westwood is 2010 DISTRICT CHAMPIONS for Girls Tennis and Runner-up for Boys Tennis. There are 10 spots to go to Regionals (top two in each event) and Westwood took 4 of them. We were the only school to make it to the semifinals in every event at District.
|Girls Singles||Maya Mozdzierz-Monico - District Champion|
Isabella Mozdzierz-Moncio - Second Place
|Girls Doubles||Sophia Ong and Erica Zeitz - Second Place|
|Mixed Doubles||Kevin and Karen Vo - Second Place|
|Boys Doubles||James Feng and Brian Ong - 4th Place|
|Boys Singles||Will Burns - 3rd Place |
Chad Griesbach - 4th place
The Westwood Softball team is hosting it's 5th Annual Homerun Derby, Donkey Drop Bingo, and BBQ sales at the Westwood Softball field on Wednesday, Apr. 14th at 6:00pm. 4 live bands will be playing and prizes will be given to the winners of each age level of the Homerun Derby. For ages below adults, markers will be placed to give a fair chance for age group. For just $10.00 you will get a chance at 10 swings. The person in your age level with the most homeruns will receive the following prizes: Ages 6-Under gift baskets, Ages 7-9 gift baskets, Ages 10-14 Boys and Ages 10-14 Girls $25.00 Best Buy gift card, Ages 15-Up Men $50.00 Best Buy gift card, Ages 15-Up Female $50.00 Best Buy gift card. Also, enter to win a chance at $300.00 at the Donkey Drop Bingo for only $10 per ticket. Homemade Briskets Plates for $7.00 includes bean, potato salad, bread, and drink located at the Westwood Boy's Baseball field.
With an outstanding home crowd as witness, the Westwood Warriors showed off their soccer skills at the regional semifinals today. The Lady Warriors dominated the Bryan Vikings with a solid score of 3-0 (2 goals by junior Mikayla Engel and on from senior Katie Barrera). They will be playing The Woodlands at Kelly Reeves Athletic stadium tomorrow at 11:00AM.
The men’s team fought hard, and the match ended in a 1-1 tie with the Garland Naaman Forest Rangers (goal scored by junior J.T. Seger off an assist from junior Zac Coplen). The game then went into two 10-minutes overtime periods and, when there was no score, went to penalty kicks. Senior Emerson Nunez and junior Michael Raddatz scored goals on PKs but it was the heroic efforts of goalie Sean Kinny, successfully stopping four of the Rangers attempts and bringing home victory for the Warriors. The men will take on The Woodlands tomorrow at 1:00PM at Kelly Reeves Athletic stadium tomorrow at 1:00PM.
The Westwood Soccer program would like to thank all the amazing Westwood fans who showed up and gave support today. What a crowd! You make all the difference, and we hope to see you tomorrow at the championship games. Go Wood!
- Leah Nyfeler
Friday, March 26, was a beautiful day for soccer, and the Westwood soccer teams did not disappoint. The Lady Warriors took advantage of the beautiful field in Brenham to defeat the Klein Oak Panthers 1-0 in a close fought match. They will continue on in Regional play, taking part in the Regional quarterfinals against Stony Point ( day and time to be announced --please see the Westwood , Soccer page, as details will be posted as soon as they are determined. The game will most likely be either Monday or Tuesday. )
The Men’s Varsity team played against Tomball, a team that had not been defeated since pre-season. At the end of the closely fought first half, the Warriors were behind by one point. However, the Warriors came to play, and they came back strong, scoring three unanswered points (by juniors J.T. Seger, Zach Coplen, and Joseph Nunez) in a heated and very physical 40 minute final half, handing Tomball a defeat to remember (3-1). The men will play their Regional quarterfinal match against Cypress Falls on Monday, March 29, at 8:00PM in Brenham (directions can be found at the soccer website ).
Please come support our Westwood Soccer teams! Wins for either the Lady Warriors or the Men’s Team will result in matches at the Regional finals to be held here at our very own home stadium, the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex, on Friday and Saturday, April 2-3. Help our athletes continue on this run of phenomenal post-season success by giving your support as we progress through the Regional tournament. Go Wood!
The Round Rock ISD Board of Trustees voted to rename the Round Rock ISD Athletic Complex on Parmer Lane to the Kelly Reeves Athletic Complex. Reeves is a former RRISD teacher, coach and athletic director who passed away in Nov. 2009 after a battle with cancer. The decision was made at the Feb. 18, 2010 School Board Meeting...
It’s been an exciting season for Westwood Soccer! The Warriors have dominated district play this year, and Tuesday’s game against Cedar Park was another win (4-0, with goals by seniors Emerson Nunez, Stephen Ciccolella, and junior J.T. Seger). For weeks, the Warriors have been neck-and-neck with Georgetown as to making claim for the number one spot in district; district standings are determined by a point system based on number of wins, losses, and ties, and Westwood and Georgetown are currently tied with 28 points each. However, the Warriors are the only district team to have defeated Georgetown this season—not just once, but TWICE. So in the event of a point tie, first place will be awarded to Westwood based on match play.
This Friday night’s game against Vista Ridge at 8:00PM at the RRISD Stadium clenches (or breaks) the Warriors’ hold on that number one position. The last time Vista Ridge and Westwood met, the game ended in a 1-1 tie. The Warriors will be looking for a definite win to show the district that they deserve top ranking. And a win will be a perfect send-off for the Warrior’s senior players: Kamron Alexander, Reid Beauchamp (captain), Stephen Ciccolella, Alex Dolan (captain), Nathaniel Hilpert, Sean Kinny, Emerson Nunez, Michael Reynoso (captain), and Derek Tinker. Please come join us and show that great Westwood spirit as we celebrate our seniors and play the final game of an exciting district season. Go Wood!
This Friday night at 6:45 the Westwood Lady Warrior softball team is dedicating their first home game of the season on their new field to breast cancer awareness and all of the lives affected by breast cancer. The cost of the game is $4 and 2 of those dollars will go towards the Susan G. Komen foundation. They are having an opening ceremony where each player has invited a person they know affected by cancer. Those folks will get an opportunity to throw the “first pitch” to the players. JV game starts at 5:30 and the Varsity game starts at 7:30. First Pitch and Opening Ceremony starts at 6:45. If you can come, try to arrive around 6:30.
Kathy Canann signs with BYU-Hawaii
Natalie Gardina signs with Texas State
Tuesday’s game against Vista Ridge has moved the Men’s Varsity Soccer team into second place in district standings. J.T. Seger, despite a problematic ankle, scored Westwood’s goal in the second half. Seger is currently 5th overall in Central Texas in number of goals scored this season(Joseph Nunez and Stephen Ciccolella are also highly ranked--8th and 12th, respectively). Westwood’s keepers, Nathaniel Hilpert and Sean Kinney, kept Vista Ridge from answering, and the game ended in a 1-1 tie.
Westwood has a great chance at becoming number 1 in District this year. Each game from now to the end of season is crucial; as the only team to have thus far beaten #1 ranked Georgetown, the Warriors are definite contenders. This Saturday’s game, a rematch against Stony Point, promises to be exciting (the previous match ended in a 2-2 tie, and Stony Point is currently ranked 5th in district play). Please come support the Warriors this Saturday, February 20, at 1:00PM at Dragon Stadium. GO WOOD!
Congratulations to the Westwood Swim and Dive TEAM who competed in Conroe at the Fastest Regional Swim meet in the COUNTRY this past weekend and came out as one of the Top Teams! The Girls finished 3rd overall and Boys finished 4th!
Many Records were brokens and a number of Westwood swimmers Qualified for State. Please visit the Warrior Swimming Page for more details
The Westwood boys’ basketball team closed down their season Tuesday, their final three games were indicative of a bumpy ride through the rough and tumble District 16 AAAAA schedule. The Warriors were beaten by McNeil, Stony Point and Leander to close out the schedule, but put a scare into the Mavericks in a game played at McNeil’s gym. The Mavericks held a slim lead at the half and carried that lead into the fourth quarter. But the Warriors came storming back to tie the game and send it into overtime, only to lose in the extra period by a final score of 69-63. Westwood had three players in double figure scoring. Jeff Reed led the way with 17, followed by Brian Jones with 12 and soph Derek Nalodka with 10.
The Warriors end their season with an overall record of 12-21, 2-12 in district. And the team says goodbye to six seniors who had great careers at Westwood: Dominic Desantis, Kyler Fry, Damonte Jackson, Azariah (AJ) Johnson, Brian Jones and Jeff Reed. Thanks guys for some wonderful basketball over the last four years and good luck in your careers!
- Dave Swofford
Westwood cross country and track athlete Miles Pierce ran the Austin Marathon Paramount 5K last Sunday. Miles took first place with a time of 17:00 in front of over 900 local runners.
The Westwood Boys JV Basketball Team lost a hard fought game to the McNeil Mavericks JV, 42-41, Tuesday night at McNeil High School. The game was a classic defensive battle. Neither team could take a command of the lead and the game went down to the wire, with Jake Pearcy giving the Warriors the lead 41-40, on a driving lay-up with 24 seconds to go. But McNeil came back and sank two free throws with 2 seconds left, to win by one. Matt Holeman with 14 points and Jake Pearcy with 12 points led the way for Westwood.
On Friday night, the Warriors had hoped to avenge an earlier loss to the Stony Point JV. But after getting off to a fast start, they could not hold on and lost 70-62 at the WarriorDome. Heru Martin showed a strong inside game by scoring 16 points and pulling down 5 rebounds. Matt Holeman followed with 13 points, but it was not enough to hold the Tigers.
The Junior Warriors, whose season record fell to 17-8 (7-6 in district play) hope to finish the season strong at Vista Ridge on Tuesday night.
- Greg Dettman
Four Westwood Warriors committed to play College Football.
Jordan Williamson - Stanford, Alex Freeman - Texas A&M, Princeton Collins - Utah, Chandler Cannon - CSU Pueblo
The Lady Mavericks traveled to Westwood to take on the Lady Warriors Tuesday night. In front of a packed house the Lady Warriors started off the night with Senior Night showing gratitude and thanks to the five seniors: Lauren Afflerbaugh, Sabrina Cortez, Eileen Irby, Alex Moore, and Kristin Wright. The Lady Warriors came out fighting and took the lead in the first quarter with the score 10 to 9. Intensity increased as the second quarter started with Sabrina Cortez adding in some great defensive play and some key steals. The buzzer went off ending the half with the Lady Warriors up 25 to 18. The third quarter proved to be a challenge as the Lady Mavericks came out with more fire and intensity and outscored the Lady Warriors 19 to 13. The Lady Warriors dug a little deeper and finished the fourth quarter with heart and desire. With the score close, Sophomore Felicia Oakmon went four for four from the free throw line and rallied the momentum to help finish off the Lady Mavericks. Leading the charge throughout the entire game was Junior Marita Moya who had her best game of the year with 7 assists, 2 steals, and four points. Freshmen Khiani Clark finished off the season with another double-double with 21 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, and 1 steal. Congratulations to the Lady Warriors on ending the season with a fantastic finish!!!
- Melissa Fisher
It has been reported that the Westlake School District is looking into eliminating class rank, except for the top 10%. For more information, see the following links.
The Highland Park Q&A for Parents (this answers the basic questions)
Highland Park 27-page Report (pretty insightful and not a hard read)
“Westlake High seeks to drop class rankings outside top 10 percent”. It is also interesting to read the various comments from Austin American Statesmen readers to the Westlake article:
February 20, 2010 (8:00 am to 12:00 noon)
Heart Hospital of Austin
3801 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78756
Come see Football Coaches from:
Round Rock, Westwood, McNeil, Vista Ridge, Stony Point, and Cedar Park
compete to bust their belly’s in our first ever food challenge....
When: Saturday Feb. 20th at 2:00.
Objective: Each Coach will try to pound down a 4 lb. Belly Busting Burrito within 30 minutes.
Prize: First prize $300 to the winning coach’s school booster club.
Rebates to Schools: From 1:00PM to 3:00PM, Saturday Feb. 20th, come eat lunch at the Waterloo Ice House-Avery Ranch. Then be sure to write "WESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL" on your food receipt and a rebate of 10% will be sent to The Westwood Football Booster Club.
Come by, watch the event and enjoy a great lunch at Waterloo Ice House!
With the scored tied and precious seconds ticking off the clock, Westwood’s Jeff Reed decided that overtime was not going to be necessary. A fade away three pointer from the corner as time expired kissed the cords on the way down and sent Westwood to a thrilling victory over the Leander Lions Friday night at the Westwood Field House. As the 51-48 final was posted on the scoreboard, Reed was mobbed by teammates and fans alike. The game was close throughout as Westwood held a slim lead at the half and could never fully break away from Leander in a hard fought second half. Reed’s efforts, combined with one of the better performances by his Westwood teammates this season, sent the Warriors to only their second district win of the season. Azariah (AJ) Johnson turned in one of his best games, finishing with 12 points, in addition to several critical boards and blocked shots. Reed’s magical trey at the end of the game was part of his nine total points.
Earlier in the week, Westwood came out on the short end of a 59-33 score to Georgetown. Reed and Kyler Fry chipped in seven points apiece to lead the Warriors.
Westwood’s record for the year now goes to 12-18 and 2-9 in district 16 AAAAA play. Next up is the always entertaining rivalry with McNeil Tuesday night at the Maverick’s home court. Then Friday, Westwood hosts the final home game of the season against Stony Point. The game will be preceded by a special Parents’ Night ceremony.
Westwood’s Boy’s Varsity soccer team beat undefeated Georgetown in a rousing upset on Saturday at RRISD Athletic Stadium. The first half was all offense. Juniors J.T. Seger and Joseph Nunez scored points for the Warriors; Seger’s goal was on a penalty kick drawn by senior Kamron Alexander. Georgetown scored once, bringing the game at halftime to 2-1. The Warrior’s defensive back line, led by senior Alex Dolan, dominated the second half and held Georgetown off for the win. Final score of the match: Warriors victorious 2-1.
Please come support Warrior soccer this Friday at 8PM, RRISD Athletic Stadium, as Varsity goes up against McNeil for the first time this season in district play. GO WOOD!
The meet is at the UT Swim Center on January 29-30. Prelims start at 9:20am on Friday the 29th. Finals start at 9:20 on Saturday the 30th. Please come cheer on the swimmers and divers!
Didn't allow a sack as a junior and was an All-Central Texas pick as a senior.
From 2005 to 2006, Havins collected 261 tackles and two All-Central Texas selections
Kelly Don Reeves 1946 - 2009 Kelly Don Reeves was born in Ralls, Texas, on July 27, 1946 to Herman and Hylen Holloway Reeves. He grew up in several small West Texas towns and in Yuma, Arizona where Herman farmed the newly irrigated desert. Kelly graduated from Graham High School in 1964 where he ran track and was a football standout. There he played on the Steers state semi-final team. He first attended Murray State Junior College in Tishomingo, Oklahoma before transferring to Highlands University in Las Vegas, New Mexico. There he played on nationally ranked teams, was influenced by several prominent coaches and developed lifelong friendships. Kelly received his Bachelor and Master's Degrees from Highlands where he served as a graduate assistant coach. He spent thirty-five years in public education. Kelly loved teaching and primarily taught science, including Biology. He taught and coached at Liberal High School in Kansas, Anson High School, Brazosport High School, Schertz-Clemens High School, and Westwood High School, all in Texas.
In 1981, Kelly became the first head football coach and athletic coordinator at Westwood High School in the Round Rock School District. He spent eight years in that position before accepting the position of Athletic Director for the Round Rock ISD in 1989. He retired from that position in 2005. In retirement, Kelly worked part-time in sales for the south central region for Daktronics, Inc., a scoreboard and video replay system manufacturer. Throughout his career Kelly touched the lives of countless players; teaching them not just the game but also the life lessons learned through football. Kelly clearly won the respect and admiration of his peers in the coaching fraternity. He continually expressed his appreciation for the support his former players and fellow coaches displayed throughout his two-year fight with cancer. Kelly was named Athletic Director of the year for the state of Texas in 1996. He received the State Award of Merit in1998 from the Texas High School Athletic Director's Association, and was elected to the THSADA Hall of Honor in 2000. He served the THSADA as a board member, vice president and as president. In 2005, Kelly received the THSADA President's award for his contribution to high school athletics in Texas. In 1998, Kelly was elected to the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Board of Directors. In 2003, Kelly was recognized by the NIAAA for service to high school athletics and awarded a NIAAA Citation. From 2000 to 2005 and again in 2007, he served the NIAAA and the THSADA as the Texas State Coordinator for Leadership Training for high school athletic directors in the state of Texas. In this position, he taught many classes to athletic directors across the state of Texas and in 2009 the THSADA honored Kelly with the Professional Development Award.
In 2000 Kelly received the Honorary Life Time Membership Award from the PTA of Texas. Kelly was formerly a member of Pond Springs Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School for twenty-four years and served on numerous committees. He and Pauletta recently joined First Baptist Church, Austin. Kelly led a very active life and loved the outdoors. He loved camping and fishing. Kelly enjoyed trips to the mountains of New Mexico and took his boys on frequent fishing trips to Port Aransas. He was always working; around the house, mowing the church yard, or on his property in Salado.
Kelly was a music lover and also enjoyed Texas history. Above all, Kelly was a family man-a loving husband and an incredible father. Kelly is survived by his loving family-Pauletta, his wife of thirty-seven years; his son, Stephen Reeves and wife Deborah of Austin, and his son, Brad Reeves and wife Amanda, and granddaughter Madison Reeves and grandson Eli Reeves of Georgetown; his brother, Jerry Reeves and wife Dawn of Aubrey, TX, and his brother, Robin Reeves and wife Debbie, of Murphy, TX, and his sister-in-law, Patricia Reeves of Maryville, TN, as well as several nieces and nephews. Kelly was preceded in death by his mother and father, Hylen and Herman Reeves of Anson, TX; his infant sister, Constance Reeves and his brother Larry Reeves of Maryville, TN. Pallbearers include Ron Baker, Tommy Cox, Jim Elam, Ken Houlett, Mike Jolly, Jim Loerwald, Bob Mann and Norman Sansom. Visitation will be at Cook-Walden/Chapel of the Hills Funeral Home on Anderson Mill Road in Austin on Monday, November 23, 2009, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at First Baptist Church of Austin, 9th and Trinity, on Tuesday, November 24, 2009, at 2:30 p.m. Interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Anson, TX at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 25, 2009.
Cook Walden - Chapel of the Hills - Funerals & Cremations
The red hot Warriors brought home their 4th consecutive district win Thursday night by beating the Vista Ridge Rangers 34-14 at Leander Bible Stadium.
The Warriors will travel to Houston next week to take on Cypress Woods in the playoffs
The boys and girls cross country teams competed in the district meet this past Saturday at Old Settler's Park. Two runners placed in the top 10 and are headed to Arlington on Friday to compete at the Regional meet on Saturday. Elisha Arends placed 5th overall in the Varsity Girls Division with a time of 12.10 minutes for a 2 mile race. Miles Pierce came in 9th overall in the Varsity Boys Division with a time of 16.08 for the 5K race. Good luck to Ellie and Miles in Arlington!!!
Our Westwood Volleyball Lady Warriors won their Regional Quarterfinal over The Woodlands' College Park: 3-2, 25-20,25-27,16-25, 25-18,15-10. As a result of their victory, and other Regional Quarterfinal games, the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) updated their rankings of Texas High School Volleyball Varsity teams, where our Lady Warriors now rank first in Texas!
The Girls and Boys Swim & Dive Teams are off to a fast start. Both teams are undefeated with victories over Round Rock, Cedar Park, Stony Point and McNeil. They also both took home the Team Championship against 37 other teams at the AISD Invitational.
This Saturday (10/17) they host their last home meet of the season at Anderson Mill Pool vs. LBJ HS and Anderson HS. The meet starts at 8:45am! Come support your Wet Warriors!!!!
On August 31, 2009, the Texas Girls Coaches Association (TGCA) their rankings of Texas High School Volleyball Varsity teams, where our Lady Warriors ranked second! Go Wood!
The red hot Warriors clinched a playoff spot while beating cross town rival Cedar Park. Cedar Park was previously undefeated in district play and most recently knocked off state ranked Stony Point. The Warriors are the hottest Team in 16-5A coming off 3 impressive wins heading into their final regular season game against Cedar Park Vista Ridge on Thursday night. The Warrior offensive line continues to open the door for Princeton Collins and Ben Johnsn while the defense is emerging as one of the strongest units in the state.
The game is Thursday Night, 7PM at Leander Bible Stadium
We have scheduled a Warrior Night at Catfish Parlour on 183 on October 28. A portion of the proceeds from the evening go directly to support the Warriors.
Bring the Family and some friends for a great atmophere, good food and to support a great program
The Tennis will play in district finals at Georgetown at 4:00 PM Wednesday, Octber 15th.
The Westwood varsity football team deflated the Round Rock Dragons by shutting out the Dragons 34-0 in the first three quarters. The Warrior defense forced 4 fumbles and recovered two in addtion to 4 interceptions for a total of 6 turnovers. The defense gave up a single TD while the Dragons scored on a fluke play in the fourth quarter.
Princeton "the homecoming king" Collins lead the offense with 114 rushing yards and 26 receiveing yards for three touchdowns. Ben Hynds made the play of the night when a Round Rock kick returner broke through the initial coverage but was crushed on the 15 yard line by Hynds. Jordan Williamsone had a perfect night with 7 kickoffs , all touchbacks, 2 field goals, 47 and 23 yards, 4 extra points and no tackles.
The Warriors travel to Bible stadium this friday to take on district foe Leander
Check out the brand new Ladies basketball site for the latestest and greatest news on girls hoops
The Warrior Football Booster Club appreciates your great support and wanted to let you know that, due to the omission of a couple football player Senior Ads from the 2009 Warrior Football Program, we have had a new revision of the Football Program printed.
For those of you who bought/received a copy of the 2009 Warrior Football Program at the 8/28/09 Lake Travis game and would like to swap those Programs for the new version of the Program, please bring your old Program(s) to our next home game, (9/11/09 Warriors vs. Austin HS, at the RRISD Sports Complex) and we will gladly exchange them for the new/updated version of the 2009 Warrior Football Program. We apologize for any inconvenience here!
We had a very hectic 4 days of Web issues from sometime on August 3rd to August 7th around noon. To the best of my knowledge no data was lost. We were without frontpage extension for 4 days and any website requireing this functionality was not running.
The solution required the total removal of frontpage extensions and a reinstallation on the server. Each of the 13 subsites requires to be converted if they require frontpage extensions. Please contact me by email if your site need to be converted.
It is very important that keep a current backup of your website. The easiest way to do this is to keep all of the data on your computer and publsh it to the webserver (warriorsports.org/your-sport) as changes are made. Frontpage, Expression Web and Dreamweaver all have this functionality built in. It is your responsibility to maintain a current backup for your sport. Please contact me if you have any questions.
The Westwood defense dominated the Austin High Maroons giving up only 7 points and providing excellent field position for Westwoods explosive offensive all night. The Warrior's took the ball away from the Maroons 5 times with 2 fumble recoveries and 3 interceptions to shutout the Marroon for 3 quarters. The stingy Westwood defense has given up only 14 points in the last 8 quarters. Josh Schmiedehaus blocked the first Austin High punt and scampered into the endzone for the Warriors first points of the night.
The offense was lead by Ben Johnson who was 10 of 17 for 160yds and 2 touchdowns passes. Will Johnson was on the receiving end of both scores. Ben also ran for a TD while Princeton Collins average 2.9 yards per carry for a total of 70 yards on the night and had one touchdown.
Stanford recruit Jordan Williamson set a new school record with a 52 yard field goal in the third quarter. Jordan had 2 field goals (52yds & 41yds) and 5 extra points on the night.
The Warriors start district play in two weeks against the Stony Point Tigers at the Palace on Parmer at 7:30 PM. Come on out and cheer on the exciting 2009 Westwood Warriors football team under the bright lights of Round Rock ISD Stadium (a.k.a. "The Palace")
Austin – As a community service, Championship Hearts Foundation, an Austin area nonprofit agency, will again offer free heart screenings for student athletes, ages 14-18, on Saturday, August 29th, 2009 at Heart Hospital of Austin. Active students who engage in athletics, cheerleading, marching band, drill team, or other strenuous sports usually obtain physical examinations from their family doctor prior to participating in those activities, and many take the extra step of getting their heart screened.
(Free Parking in garage behind hospital off West St)
Chase accepted a baseball scholarship from Texas Tech. Chase will be pitching in the Big 12 for the Red Raiders
Jordan Williamson has been offered a full ride scholarship to kick for the Stanford Cardinal beginning Fall 2010. He attended the Stanford "by invitation only" camp on June 21st and 22nd, and out of 100 of the top kickers in the nation was selected by the Stanford coaches as the top performer. They extended an offer on June 22nd and he accepted, making him the 3rd kicker in the nation to accept an offer for the class of 2010.
Tryouts will be Monday and Tuesday, August 10th and 11th at 8:00 AM at the Westwood Tennis courts
Personal Ads are only $15 and are a great way to send a word of encouragement to your player student or player. Forms Due August 1st
Coach Jon Luke, Sam Kirchhoff, Eric Herbert, Patrick Onderick, Chandler Cannon, Eric Dehoux, Mason Leal, Zach Crawford, Brandon King
The Warrior Lineman, coached by Jon Luke participated in the Texas State Championship for the Linemans Challenge on Wednesday July 8th at Duncanville Panther Stadium. The Linemans Challenge is an 8 event competition and was attended by 44 Texas Football Teams.
Eric Dehoux (Sr. DE) took first place in the Sled Drag. Complete results will be posted when they become available.
Alex was in Los Angeles at the invitation only Top 12 camp and competition for long snappers. Those invited are ranked in the Top 12 from across the country by Chris Rubio of Chris Sailer Kicking. On Thursday, in head to head competition against the best high school long snappers in the country, Alex defeated them all winning the championship of the Top 12 for 2009. Alex is the first Texan to win the championship.
Jordan Williamson was also invited to the Top 12 for kickers camp, performed extremely well, finishing in second place for his outstanding kickoffs.
Recently graduated Senior Midfielder Michela Garrison and Senior Attack Susan Killeavy have been selected to receive HS All American Honorable Mention honors. With this award, they become the very first players from the Westwood Women's Lacrosse Team to receive such national recognition. This is a credit the their efforts as well as those of their coach, Becca King, and reflect well on them, their coach, the Westwood Women's Lacrosse program and the Central Texas District of US Lacrosse.
John Luke, Kyle Beck, Patrick Onderick, "Tank" Rivera, Zack Crawford, Alex Kalupa, Eric Herbert, Alex Freeman, Brad Pugh Brandon King (front)
The Warrior Lineman, coached by JohnLuke and Brad Pugh, finished first at the Lake Travis Linemans Challenge on Saturday. The team has qualified for the Texas Lineman State Championships in Dallas on July 8th. For more information please visit the Football web site
Round Rock I.S.D. Athletic Department will conduct a Summer Weight & Speed Camp (SWSC) for its high school athletes.
The instruction given will be generalized and not sport specific. We will be focusing on every sport's basic functions such as sprinting, lateral movements, weight lifting, endurance, and jumping.
The SWSC program will be structured to enhance the athletes' foundation as well as focus on setting and obtaining goals. The participants' self-confidence will also increase due to their increase in physical ability and attainment of their goals.
The senior girls powder puff team won a tight battle against a spirited squad of juniors at Mustang Stadium last night. The game was a tightly contested battle of two well coached powder puff powerhouses culminating in an 8-7 win for the Seniors.
In a late 4th quarter attempt at a comeback the juniors handed the ball off to Junior powder puff phenom Princeton Collins who was stopped by an agressive Senior defensive squad just shy of the tying touchdown.
As the Lady Warrior Lacrosse team completed a very successful season, with Varsity in first place and JV in second place before going to the play-offs, congratulations go out to the following players who have received State and District honors
|100m Dash||3rd Place||Princeton Collins|
|200m Dash||2nd Place||Josh Schmeidehaus|
|4x200m Relay||3rd Place||Josh Schmeidehaus|
Princeton Collins (alt. Eric Dehoux)
|100m Dash||2nd Place||Carlos Chinchilla|
|300m Hurdles||2nd Place||Cullen Stephens|
|Pole Vault||2nd Place||Audrey Dwyer|
|Pole Vault||3rd Place||Lindsey Dwyer|
|Long Jump||2nd Place||Jasmine Brooks|
|High Jump||2nd Place||Sierra Patrick|
|110m Hurdles||1st Place||Natalie Nooner|
|300m Hurdles||2nd Place||Lindsey Narr|
|4x100m Relay||3rd Place||Jake Pearcy|
|800m Run||3rd Place||Ryan Leggett|
|100m Dash||1st Place||Victor Young|
|4x200m Relay||2nd Place||Jake Pearcy|
|200m Dash||1st Place||Quinton Marshall|
|1st Place||Jeffery Arce and Kevin Vo (Boys Doubles)|
|3rd Place||Ben Naovarat and Sophia Ong (Mixed Doubles)|
|4th Place||Andrew Nguyen and Vinson Nguyen (Boy Doubles)|
|Quarter finalist||Mike Kung (BS), Will Burns (BS), Shunan Zhu (GD), Leia Drapkin (GD), Katrina Holder (MXD), Shannon Ladd (MXD)|
|Round of 16||Anika Galagoda (GS), Sara Drapkin (GS), Vivian Shaw (GD), Erica Zeitz (GD)|
The Women's Varsity Team won the District 16-5A title on Thursday, April 16, 2009 at Delaware Springs Golf Course. After finishing second for the last three years, the Women finally pulled out the title by shooting a final round of 327 and defeating Cedar Park for the title by seven shots.
The team was led again by Freshman sensation Christine Lin who won the individual title with a three day total of 230 (76-77-77). Cheryl Feldmaier came through big in the final round with 80, Tanner Kudela shot 84 and Michelle Hartenstein rounded out the scoring with a disappointing final round 86. Michelle was still able to finish fourth in the individual race at 240 (73-81-86). Both Christine and Michelle also earned All-District Honors by finishing in the top ten. Haley shot a final round 87 and missed All-District by one shot.
The Women will move on to Regionals next week, April 21 and 22 at Cottonwood Creek in Waco. Way to go ladies, good luck next week in Regionals.
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The girl's varsity lacrosse team is seated 1st in District.
They will progress to Central Texas Girls Lacrosse semi-finals on Tuesday, April 21st at the Warrior Bowl.
Westwood vs Cedar Park @ 6:00 PM
St Andrews vs Bowie @ 7:30 PM
Champsionship Hearts Foundation is sponsoring a screening for athletes, marching band members, cheerleaders, drill team and dancers, and anyone who participates in strenuous activities.
(Parking available in front lot outside main entrance; Registration in Main Lobby)
Senior Emily Prehoda will be continuing her softball career at Kenyon College in the Fall 2009. Emily has been a part of the Westwood Varsity Softballl team for 4 years and as a junior was named 1st Team All-District and was named Offensive Player of the Year.
Senior Makenzie Smith will be continuing her volleyball career at Texas Christian University in the Fall 2009. Makenzie has been a part of the Westwood Varsity Volleyball team for 3 years and as a senior was honored as being named Offensive Player of the Year for district 16-5A, Westwood MVP 2008-2009, All Centex 2nd Team and TGCA ALL STATE team.
David Nelson, 59, started at Westwood on Monday after spending a year in the same position at Duncanville. Before Duncanville, Nelson was at Lake Travis and was the defensive coordinator for Lake Travis 2007 state championship team.
The 2009 Warriors have announced their 2009 Schedule with 8 games at the Round Rock ISD football complex.
The Westwood Warriors Freshman Basketball A Team picked up its 20th win of the season Tuesday night with a convincing 65-41 victory over Vista Ridge. The team posted a District 16-5A record of 13-1 and an overall season record of 20-6.
Westwood Girl's Lacrosse takes 4th straight win Tuesday night at the Warrior Bowl. The Lady Warriors were tied at 7-7 at the end of the first half but, came back strong to win 16-10. Feb 28th the varsity team will travel to the St John's play day where they will play, Memorial, St John's, Klein & Cy-Fair. Monday March 2nd both JV and Varsity will play Westlake at home.
Westwood Lady Warriors lacrosse teams were undefeated on Jan 31st. The Varsity team won 3 games against Bowie, LBJ & Trinity (DFW). The JV won their 3 games against McNeil, Cedar Park & LBJ.
Juniors Alex Freeman and Jordan Williamson attended the Chris Sailer National Kicking and Snapping Competition in Las Vegas on Jan 17th-18th. This is a huge national event with participants from around the country and inter-national participants as well. Both Warrior boys were selected as "Top 12 Underclassmen" in the nation for their respective categories out of over 450 participants. As a "Top 12" honoree, they will be invited to attend the exclusive kicking camp for "TOP 12" and "Event Elite" only this summer. Congratulations Alex and Jordan for a great showing!
Tyler Grabarkewitz has committed to play football for the West Texas A&M University Buffaloes.
The Westwood Swimming & Diving Team will be competing at the District 16-5A Championshp Meet, Jan. 30-31, at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swim Center. The Westwood Boys Team is going for their 10th consecutive win. The Westwood Girls Team is going for their 8th win in the past 10 years. Finals start at 4:15 PM on Saturday, Jan. 31.
Emily Prehoda, a senior softball player at Westwood H.S. represented the student-athletes and coaches of the entire state of Texas yesterday. Emily spoke in favor of students recieving up to four credits for four years of participation in athletics. After a heated disscussion and an outstanding debate from Emily Prehoda, the Board of Education voted and approved. This was a huge step for Athletics and for all of the athletes who deserve this victory!
Monica Matocha, athletic trainer and part time web designer has created and launched a new sports medicine website. Check it out by clicking "Sports Medicine" on the main menu.
Christine Lin won her second tournament of the season by torching the Stone Tree Golf Course in Killeen. Christine set a tournament record by shooting one under par 71 on a long and tricky golf course. Christine's win helped propel the team to a second place finish at the Harker Heights Invitational. In only four high school tournaments, Christine has now won half of her events.
FCA Meetings will continue on Monday nights, 7:30 at Bethany Fellowship Hall.
You may have seen articles in the paper about RRHS senior and football player, Tim Robinson. At the Round Rock Homecoming game this year, Round Rock cheered their team to victory, but they also spent the whole game cheering in our hearts and in our community for Tim. Tim was on the sidelines in a wheelchair with his IV's for alot of the game. It was so natural for everyone to just come together under "the Friday Night Lights" and add the extra push for Tim to it all.
Many of you, but not all, are aware of the recent concert, Rock 4 Tim, that was held to help Tim Robinson and his family defray the medical costs in Tim's ongoing battle with bone cancer. Tim is a senior at Round Rock High School and captain of the football team. He has been and continues to be an inspiration to all who come in contact with him. The concert was a great success, but now we can take it one step further and help once more.
Mix 94.7 radio station is holding a contest called "Who do you Know?" where the contestant who gets the most famous person to call the morning show will win $10,000. Larry the Cable Guy called in on behalf of Tim. Now it is our job to make sure he is voted the most famous caller! The voting is all online and you can vote as many times as you like starting on December 5 and ending midnight December 9th. PLEASE cast your vote for Larry the Cable Guy.What an easy way to help a family in need during the Christmas season.
Donations can be made to the attention of Tammy Styer at First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 5, Round Rock, TX 78680. Checks payable to Rock 4 Tim.
Come to the Westwood Dodgeball Tournament next weekend and join in on the fun!November 21-22
The kids have formed teams and come in costume to compete. Best of all- YOU can get in on the action! Referees are needed! Contact Debbie Countie to volunteer.
Two hours of your time will be appreciated to help make this a success like last year. The Dodgeball Tournament is sponsored by 2 student groups- WHO and HOPE. Proceeds go to to Student Assistance Fund and Project Graduation.Hope to see you there!
The Westwood Football Team closed out their season with an impressive win over Vista Ridge on Senior Night. Visit the football website for more details.
Westwood performs at 10:45 AM on Saturday. At 6:30 the top 10 will be announced for finals. Warm up for finals is 6:45.Top 6 from finals go to State.
Monday, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3, 7:30 pm, at Bethany United Methodist Church on Anderson Mill Rd.
The tourney is on Oct. 27th. We need as many sponsors and teams as possible. Help with auction items is much needed too!
The Warriors moved to 4-2-1 with a shootout against Georgetown. The offense started early and continued to score. The defense played well against a solid Georgetown team that would not quit. The offense was led by the offensive line as well as Quinton Marshall and Weslee Rocco. Quarterback Ben Johnson had another good game while throwing and running. The defense held when they needed to and were able to finish the job at the end. The defense was led by Brad Florence, Andrew Medford, Colton Conrad, Tyler Lewis, and Chris Baddour. The Warriors play next week against the McNeil Mavericks.
- Tom Robbins
Varsity defeats Cedar Park 10-6 to advance to the semi-final round of the 16-5A district team tennis tournament. Westwood will play Stony Point on Tuesday, October 7th at 3:30pm at SPHS.
(Sponsored by STUCO)- Starts at the back Westwood parking lot, goes down Lake Creek Parkway, left on Millwright Pkwy, Left on Woodland Village Drive, Left on Hymeadow, Left on Mellow Meadow- ends in the Westwood Parking Lot with PEP RALLY in the Warrior Bowl.
No School- Homecoming Varsity Football Game- 7:30- The Palace on Parmer
Homecoming Dance- 8pm- midnight – Palmer Event Center -900 Barton Springs Road- (Sponsored by Pacesetters Parents)$25 per person/ Parking $7 per car- Bring current Westwood ID- Dress – Semi-Formal (Tickets are sold at the door only)
The Westwood Cheerleaders Webpage is now linked off of Warriorsports.org.
$1 from each plate goes back to Westwood Football
Monday, August 11th Westwood volleyball will host Westlake for the "Battle of the Wests" at Westwood. It is the opening match for both teams and we need a large, loud, supportive crowd.
5:30pm JV and Freshman Orange
6:30pm Varsity and Freshman White
Don't miss this deadline to have your athletes, organizations, or clubs information in the Warrior Football Program
Offered by Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas and the Central Texas Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Organization.Saturday, August 2
No appointment needed. Must be accompanied by a parent/guardian for permission to participate. Please dress comfortably in gym shorts and t-shirts. For questions, email: email@example.comOfficial Flyer
Who: Ages 6-12
Dates: July 21st - July 24th
Time 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Where: Town & Country
Person to shoot and put together a highlight video for 2008-2009 football season Bids will be accepted up until June 30th. For more information on video requirements please contact Chris Griesbach at 426-0087
About 4 Years ago I was asked to take pictures for Fishbowl 2004. These exceptional young people graduate today.Fishbowl 2004 Pictures
Come meet Coach Wood and members of his staff, meet Dave Campbell of Texas Football, see members of the 2008 Warriors and have a great Texas Barbecue supper at Rudy's.
Any questions on the Kickoff Classic, contact Chris Freeman
Tickets and Transportation on the Warrior Football Coach are available here
by: Jon Luke
Trevor Marrongelli came in 3rd place at the Regional Track Meet at Baylor University in the shot put. His best throw of the day was 53' 4.25" which was 5" away from getting him 2nd place in the region and a spot in the state track meet. Casey Strong of McNeil won the event with a throw of 57' 1" and Jesus Alvarez of Stony Point edged out Trevor with a throw of 53' 8". The three RRISD schools went 1, 2 and 3 in the event to sweep the regional shot put competition.
The Men's two golf teams placed 3rd and 4th in the 3 round District Golf Championship this past week and three players earned All-District Honors with their play. Those players are Jordan Shephard, Sameer Paul and Chandler Jennings.
The Women's team finished 2nd and will advance to the State Regional Playoffs in Waco April 22 and 23. Two players earned All-District Honors: Cheryl Feldmaier and Michelle Hartenstein.
The Lady Warriors won 2 "must win" games against Belton. On Friday the ladies won 3-1 and on Saturday they finished the rain delayed second game with a 5-3 victory. See the softball web site for more details
Up next for our lady Warriors is Klein Oak in the Area Tournament
Game 1: Friday at Columbus HS at 7pm
Game 2: Sat. at Columbus HS at 2pm
Game 3: 30 minutes following 2nd game
Pictures - Game 2 (It was a great day for pictures, I hope you have a high speed connection.)
Lady Warrior Varsity Lacrosse earns a spot in the TGHSLL State Tournament ---(Texas Girl's High School Lacrosse League) after defeating St. Andrews 10-8 on Tuesday April 22, 2008.
The Lady Warriors go on to play Cedar Park for the district title Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. District playoffs will be held at St Andrews.
The state tournament will be held in Houston on May 10-11.
The JV Orange Boys Soccer team went undefeated this season scoring 47 goals and allowing only 5. They went to the finals in the pre season tournament scoring 24 and allowing only 4 losing out in penalty kicks. Last season, this same core group of players only lost 2 games. The future for Westwood Soccer looks bright!
The Warriors lost to Stony Point 1-0 in today's continuation game. The game ran a total of 22 inning.
Now here's a sport that doesn't get anywhere near the coverage it deserves. The dodge ball tournament was a fun event for participants and fans alike.
The JV boys took 4th place overall lead by a 42'8 1/2" shot put throw by Aaron Cobb and a first place finish by Miles Pierce in the 1600 Meters. Also showing well for the varsity girls were Audrey Dwyer with a first place finish in the pole vault (10'3") and Natalie Nooner with a first place finish in the 100M hurdles (:15.78). Congratulations Warrior Track
Congratulations to the JV Lady Warriors Soccer team for earning 1st place in the District, scoring 59 goals & ending the season with a 12-2-0 record.
The nationally ranked (43) Westwood Softball team had a record of 3-2 at the Nike "Faster to First Invitational" this past Spring Break. This tournament was put on by Nike and held in Huntington Beach, CA.
Westwood was the only team from Texas.Also attending were some of the top 20 teams in the nation including teams from California, Arizona, and Florida.
This link describes NIKE SPARQ testing and the results of our Westwood team. Haylee finished in the top ten over all and top five in the 20 yard dash out of 300 girls
Brittany Mack won the "You Should See Me When I'm Healthy Award" and Tiffany Gates won the "Supportive Award". more
The Westwood Warrior Softball team had a 18 inning ball game against Stony Point last Wednesday. The game went to Midnight and the Warriors were forced to postpone the game.It will resume in the 19th inning with a score 0-0 this Saturday at Westwood. Gametime is 1:00pm.
Senior,Brittany Mack has 36 strike-outs to Stony Point's, Ashley Kirk's 32. The results will determine who will be tied for first with Round Rock.
After the 18 inning game against Stony, the Warriors played McNeil the next night and dominated defensively and offensively. Brittany Mack came off the 18 inning ball game and completed a shutout against McNeil. Key players were: Brittany Mack, Emily Prehoda, Tiffany Bjerke, and Alyson Calman. Emily Prehoda had her first homerun, while Tiffany Bjerke recorded a grand slam. Alyson Calman went 4-4.
On Saturday February 23rd senior Aimee Spooner broke her own record and took 5th in finals in the 100-yard butterfly.Senior Caleb McSorley swam a personal best time and took 5th in finals of the 50-yard freestyle.
Ryan Place, Trevor Dielman, Zach Dielman and Caleb McSorley took the Bronze Medal in the men's 200-yard medley relay.
Jocie Colella, Megan Raitt, Aimee Spooner and Michelle Huang took 5th place in the 200-yard medley relay and broke a personal record.
Display your pride for Westwood and show your team spirit by ordering a decal for you and your students cars. Decals are available for every WHS teams, clubs, and classes along with the ‘new’ orange or white “W'
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Westwood defensive back Tanner Hogue signs with Mary Hardin Baylor.
Westwood Offensive Lineman Trevor Marrongelli signs with the Kansas Jayhawks.
|Cedar Park||Cedar Park Vista Ridge|
|Round Rock||Round Rock McNeil|
|Round Rock Stony Pt.||Round Rock Westwood|