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A stroke above the competition

Emily Finn and Caitlin Hogge

January 19, 2018

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The WHS swim program has been known for its dominance in both Union County and the state of New Jersey. Since the turn of the century, Westfield has won 30 county championships and 17 state championships between the boys and girl...

Girls hockey round 2

Jessica Shih, Iris Commentary Editor

January 19, 2018

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The WHS girls ice hockey team has taken the ice for its second season, skating against opposing high school teams from around the state. ​Because the team hasn’t yet cultivated a strong win streak—though since the season’s start ...

In-town hysteria

Samantha Forcht, R3 Op-Ed Editor

January 19, 2018

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It’s Saturday afternoon and senior Liam Campanile is doing his pregame stretches while another in-town basketball team is finishing up the last minutes of their game. Thinking about the different shots he will take, or the plays...

Under pressure: The pros, cons

Samantha Forcht and Nathalie Tucker

December 20, 2017

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It’s 30 minutes until game time and senior Megan Webber is doing her pregame warmup with her headphones on, blasting her pump-up playlist. As she stretches, Webber thinks to herself, “I can’t choke this game, recruits co...

Managing a slump takes work

Olivia Morrison, Free-Lance Writer

December 20, 2017

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WHS is filled with athletes who seemingly can outrun everyone, make every jump shot and stick every landing. But what happens when one of these athletes loses their special touch? According to WHS senior Jessie Stern, confidence is rather difficul...

Being ready: the importance of mental and emotional preparation

Caitlin Hogge and Olivia Milford

December 20, 2017

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Senior Nina Pitre, a member of the WHS girls golf team, gets ready to tee off, nervous as ever, hoping to do well. Thoughts like “Am I good enough?” or “I should’ve done more to prepare” fly around her head. Tryin...

Winter Sports Preview, Part 2

Danny Bracco, R3 Sports Editor

December 8, 2017

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Boys Basketball Following an 8-14 season, the boys basketball team looks to its seniors to step up after losing many key players once again. Matt LaCorte and Jeff Gagum are gone, yet the senior class is determined to get back ...

Fall sports leave us memories

Lindsay Freidenrich, R2 Sports/News Editor

December 8, 2017

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While the football team emerged from this season with a third state championship (see Page 1), our other senior captains reflect on what they have accomplished during their last fall sports season at WHS. It was a banner year ...

NCAA Basketball Preview: Freshmen focus

Danny Bracco, R3 Sports Editor

December 1, 2017

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Seeing how common it is for players to go “one and done” nowadays due to their pure talent out of high school, here are some freshmen who you can expect to see making an instant impact on their teams. Point Guard: Trevon Duval (Duke), Jaylen Hands (UCLA), Trae You...

NCAA Basketball Preview: Wooden Award contenders

Danny Bracco, R3 Sports Editor

December 1, 2017

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Miles Bridges: Most scouts saw Bridges as a lottery pick in last year’s draft class, and by returning for his sophomore year at Michigan State, he is no doubt one of the best players in the country, maybe even the best outrig...

NCAA Basketball Preview: My top 35

Danny Bracco, R3 Sports Editor

December 1, 2017

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While the preseason rankings almost never replicate the end-of-season standings, it’s fun nonetheless to rank the top teams in the nation. While a lot of powerhouse schools hold the top spots in the rankings, there are many teams i...

NCAA Basketball Preview: Sleeper teams to watch

Danny Bracco, R3 Sports Editor

December 1, 2017

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Missouri: With a recruiting class for the ages, including the phenom duo of brothers Michael and Jontay Porter who committed to Mizzou recently after decommitting to Washington, Missouri is primed for a bounce-back season to g...

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