Hi's Eye

LBD keeps on rolling

Emily Finn and Jordan Sacher

October 20, 2017

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After losing to Oak Knoll in penalty kicks to end their season last year, the Westfield varsity girls soccer team is back and better than ever this fall. The Lady Blue Devils have had an impressive season, with huge wins against...

Volleyball captains are diggin’ it

Sara Isser and Nathalie Tucker

October 20, 2017

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With the first seed in the county championship, the WHS girls varsity volleyball team is tearing it up on the court, and there are two girls in particular leading the way. Senior Co-Captains Stephanie Borr and Sydney Swingle are...

Alliegro rushes ahead

Caitlin Hogge and Bridget Hyland

October 13, 2017

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Sophomore Tim Alliegro gets ready for a handoff. It’s a Friday night in Ridge; the lights are bright. Both sides are chanting, trying to give their team the edge. WHS students scream, encouraging their team to stay undefeate...

Football players gauge CTE risk

Joe Lotano, R1 Sports Editor

October 13, 2017

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       On July 25, The New York Times published an article detailing a study conducted by Dr. Ann McKee, a neuropathologist at Boston University. McKee studied the brains of 111 deceased NFL players, ranging in age from 23...

Making their mark early: Standout freshman athletes shine

Samantha Forcht and Matthew Meusel

October 11, 2017

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WHS has always been known for having talented freshman athletes, and this fall has been no different. From the hectic environment of a cross country meet to the chaos on the turf field, these three WHS varsity stars live up ...

Bronx Bombers are back

Peter Ghaly, R2 Sports/News Editor

October 11, 2017

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Since the retirement of New York Yankees great Derek Jeter in 2014, the 27-time World Series champions have, quite frankly, been a shell of themselves. The Yankees, who for the better part of the last two decades domina...

Did you check your lineup this week?

Danny Bracco, R3 Sports Editor

September 29, 2017

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What started as a group of baseball nerds tracking stats and following every pitch of every game has now escalated to millions of people constantly stalking their phones on gameday, praying for that one touchdown, home run or...

Jack Miller wrestles to success

January 19, 2017

Filed under Hi's Eye, Sports

by Kyle Shirk      After a hard-fought wrestling match, some would prefer a nice milkshake and a long nap. But for WHS senior Co-Captain Jack Miller, the work has just begun. When Miller arrives home, his father is...

Brothers in (Westfield) Blue

Eric Storms

December 2, 2016

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Co-captain Matt Varano (21) continues to help lead the team despite his injury. Co-captain Owen Kessler (64) leads the defense. Photo courtesy of Varsity Vantage.      Talented senior players graduate: It’s part of high school football. Some of the best get inju...

A perfect (Cross)Fit

Samantha Della Fera

June 11, 2016

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From juice cleanses to SoulCycle to aerobics, the world has seen its fair share of fitness trends. Now, a different workout regime is taking over: CrossFit. ​    Branded as a comprehensive and extensive form of exercise, CrossFit was founded in 2000 ...

A grand slam season

Ethan Finver

June 11, 2016

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   At 22–6, the 2016 WHS boys baseball team put together an impressive run in pursuit of the North 2, Group 4 State Championship last week. But the season came to an end last Tuesday with an 8–0 home loss to powerhouse No...

Let the Games Begin 

Nick Lawrie and Mack Liederman 

May 6, 2016

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Kill or be killed. It is a game of strategy, survival and water guns. The notorious senior tradition of the “Assassin” game will continue this year, beginning on May 16. One WHS senior, who has asked to remain anonymous, i...