The Horizon

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...

All Spring Sports Canceled

Phebe Chang, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

With a heavy heart, President Beebe announced that the rest of the school year will be completed online, from the safety of the homes of students. However, for spring athletes (especially seniors), his next announcement was even ...

GSAC 101

Keilani Mayo, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

All over the country, many student athletes are mourning over their seasons coming to an abrupt close. This pertains to the Golden State Athletic Conference (GSAC), which consists of ten teams, two in Arizona and the other ei...

NAIA Cancels All Winter Championships, After Basketball Receives High Ranking

Hunter Sipe, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

As the men’s and women's basketball teams were both crowned league champions, with the women’s team winning their fifth straight GSAC tournament in a row, the thing that they were working towards all year finally came near: the...

A World Without Next Year

Jacob Norling, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

It was two weeks ago this Wednesday night, when moments before tip off between the Thunder and Jazz, officials were informed that Utah’s Rudy Gobert had tested positive for COVID-19. The game was postponed on the spot and n...

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