The Horizon

Fall sports seniors reflect on postponed seasons

Alexis Mitchell, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

As we enter our sixth month of quarantine, it is easy to recognize that many things are not quite the same anymore. As the words “if” and “when” become a lot more frequent in our vocabulary, they are of high impor...

Cultivating maturity of mind, body, and spirit during a pandemic

Kelli Burell, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

With chaos surrounding us by way of a pandemic and wildfires, it is easy to put things like next season’s sports on the back-burner, but the question remains: What does the future hold for Westmont’s student athletes? ...

COVID-19 calls for creative at-home training

Phebe Chang, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

Since March, students have been thrown into a vat COVID-19 related challenges, including distance learning, that has forced them to adapt. Athletes in particular have been hit with major difficulties — seasons cut short ...

Maud Ranger: Santa Barbara to Scotland

Annika Bahnsen, Staff Writer

September 18, 2020

Due to COVID-19, last year was one of the most historic athletic seasons. Nevertheless, the Westmont women's basketball team went 27-3, ending their short season in the number one seed in the Golden State Athletic Conferenc...

COVID-19’s Potential Impact on Fall Sports

Keilani Mayo, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

During this time of quarantine, the sports world is wondering, “When will sports be back in our lives?” The NBA has postponed its season, colleges across the nation have ended their seasons, and every sport off-season trai...

2020 Tokyo Olympics Postponed to 2021

Phebe Chang, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the Tokyo 2020 Olympics to be postponed. There was an announcement made on March 24, stating that the Olympics would be held next year, in 2021.  The President of the International Olympic C...

Will the MLS Return on May 11th?

Hunter Sipe, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

As of recently, MLS has extended its season suspension until May 11, 2020. The question that we are all asking in the sports world: is this return date realistic? With President Donald Trump announcing the extension of social distanc...

NCAA and NAIA Give Spring Athletes Another Season of Eligibility

Hunter Sipe, Staff Writer

April 8, 2020

On May 16, the NAIA released a statement saying that due to the spring sports season cancellation, they will not charge any spring athlete with a year of eligibility. They released this after the NCAA decided to give all spring...

Senior Highlights: Ryan Chung and Cade Pierson

Keilani Mayo, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

The sports world has turned upside down during this pandemic. Every athlete has been affected by the repercussions of COVID-19, but the senior student athletes who play a sport in the spring had their final Westmont season cut...

Senior Highlight: Pieter Top

Hunter Sipe, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Originating from Wilsonville, Oregon, Pieter Top has been one of the most impactful track athletes in Westmont history. Before his senior year was cut short, we were expecting another breakout season for him. After hearing the n...

Senior Highlight: Bailey “Cold As Ice” Reid

Jacob Norling, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

If you were near Russ Carr Field during the last couple seasons and happened to hear the Foreigner song “Cold As Ice” playing over the loudspeaker, that meant two things. First, Westmont had a lead going into the ninth...

Senior Highlight: Rachael Phillips

Phebe Chang, Staff Writer

April 1, 2020

Senior athlete Rachael Phillips has been deeply impacted by the premature end of the track and field season. Though her time on Westmont’s track and field team only began last year, she’s shared her hopes and goals for her las...

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