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The School Newspaper of West High School

West Signals

The School Newspaper of West High School

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West High’s Varsity Football battles with Torrance on Friday, Oct. 21, 2022, trying to clinch a playoff spot. After a hard fought game, the Warriors came home with a victory, solidifying their spot in this years playoffs. “Clinching a playoff spot means so much to me as a Senior. I get to keep riding the wave and playing the game I love,” stated Varsity linebacker Tyler Schlappatha (12).

Warriors Win Football Playoff Spot

Christopher Huston, Staff Photographer November 2, 2022

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For the last time under the Friday night lights, the West High Varsity Football seniors line up for the last home game against El Segundo on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022. It was a bittersweet moment for the seniors as they beat El Segundo, 42 to 31 in the last home match. Cornerback and wide receiver Ernesto Hernandez (12) recalled how, “playing in my last home game felt surreal, the atmosphere felt like a dream.”

Football Senior Night

Christopher Huston and Roger Ayad October 25, 2022

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Warriors vs Mustangs Football Game

Warriors vs Mustangs Football Game

Christopher Huston, Staff Photographer October 10, 2022

Under the Friday night lights on Sept 16, 2022, the West High Warriors Varsity Football team battles the Mira Costa Mustangs. After a tough, hard-fought game, the Warriors came out defeated, putting their season record at two wins and two losses. Backup...

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Kyle Cascalenda (12) prepares for the Varsity Football game against Mira Costa on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022. He is this season’s starting running back for West High’s Varsity football team. Cascalenda was awarded “Player of the Week” by Daily Breeze after the Sept. 9 game against Peninsula.

Athlete of the Week: Kyle Cascalenda

Ilma Patel, Staff Writer October 7, 2022

   The Sept. 9 Varsity Football game against the Peninsula Panthers ended with a 28-21 victory for the West High Warriors – three of those touchdowns were from this week’s Athlete of the Week, Kyle Cascalenda (12): Varsity wide receiver, running...

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Opposite hitter Abby Witzansky (12) goes in for a hopeful point, but is stopped by Torrance High’s defense. Unfortunately, West High’s Girls’ Varsity Volleyball team fell short once again to Torrance High, after a long, hard-fought battle on Sept. 20, 2022. Despite the difficult loss, West kept their heads up, going on to beat the North High Saxons on Sept. 22, and two days later, held a 3-0 sweep against The Webbs School.

Eyes Towards the Future: Goals for the Girls Volleyball Team On and Off the Court

Natalie Ou, Staff Writer October 6, 2022

   Athletic games are a constant source of excitement and entertainment for many students across campus, and West High’s Girls’ Volleyball match against Torrance proved to be no exception. Volleyball is a sport that blends both technical and physical...

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Under the Friday night lights on Friday Sept. 30, 2022, the West High Warrior team takes on the South High Spartans in the first league match of the football season. After a stellar performance from the Warriors, the team came away with a 48-20 win over the Spartans. “It feels good to have won our first league game against a good South team, and it really boosts our confidence going forward,” expressed starting Varsity linebacker Tyler Black (10). The Warriors hope to continue their success in the next league game against Lawndale on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022.

Friday Night Lights: Homecoming Edition

Bella Levinson, Staff Writer October 4, 2022

   The fall season is making a dramatic entrance with perfect 70 degree sweater weather and chilly nights, but we can’t forget the perfect thing that ties it all together: Football Season. On September 30, West High’s Football Team had its Homecoming...

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The West High JV and Varsity Cross Country teams file into their place at the starting line, anxiously awaiting the starting gun. Raindrops, visible in the rays of the floodlights, hit the faces of the boys — mixing with beading sweat in the heat.

Boys’ Cross Country: The Season Ahead

Sean Toomey, Staff Writer September 27, 2022

   For the Boys’ Cross Country team, last year was the most legendary season in West High history. The final lineup ever to be coached by Mr. Druten saw a state championship, four of the twenty fastest times ever run by a Warrior, and a graduating...

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The West High Warriors prepare to face off against the Peninsula Panthers. The night of September 9 was filled with cheers and roars from the audience during the Varsity football game. Fans at the edge of their seats watched the West Warriors fight hard in order to maintain their lead of 28-0 at halftime. In the end, the Warriors secured the win with a score of 28-21.

First Home Game Win For Varsity Football

Ilma Patel, Staff Writer September 21, 2022

After a rainy, nerve-racking first home football game of the season, the West High Warriors took the win from the Peninsula Panthers in an exciting 28-21 victory on September 9.     Starting their season away from home and losing against Culver...

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Culver City and West High show great sportsmanship by congratulating each other through high-fives and fist bumps after the first game and first win of the season.

Frosh/Soph Football Takes Down Culver City

Ilma Patel, Staff Writer September 11, 2022

   After a long first day back at school, the Frosh/Soph Football team prepared to face their first game of the season. Their summer was spent practicing, conditioning, and getting ready for the challenge in front of them: Culver City. The hardest...

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West Highs Girls Volleyball team huddles up after scoring a point against Palos Verdes  High on September 1, 2022. The team plans their next play to get that “Warrior win”. Outside of brainstorming their next play, the girls build up positive momentum to keep them in the right mindset throughout the whole game. The girls support each other, and when one teammate fails a play, they build each other back up without giving up.

Reasons for the Season

Bella Levinson, Staff Writer September 9, 2022

   The libero dives for the pass, the setter comes in for the setup, and the outside hitter is up in the air, determined to win the point. The anticipation is exciting, and the crowd is filled with parents and students roaring. This is the season for...

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Seniors from the volleyball team wear celebratory leis on their shoulders with posters in hand. Players celebrated their win as they walked down a line and posed for photos with loved ones. “I’m grateful for the time we’ve had together,” said senior Jason Irie.

West Victorious at Senior Night Volleyball Game

Sophia Yoshimura, Staff Writer May 10, 2022

   Watch out, a triple block wall coming your way! Will you go for it? Pass? Or will you feint a shot and throw off the blockers? The audience peers in anticipation! It’s moments like these that are ingrained into the fundamental thrill of volleyball....

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