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The Howler's NFL Mock Draft

The Howler’s NFL Mock Draft

Varun Vishnubhotla, Sports Editor April 28, 2021

With the NFL free agency period coming to a close, teams that were unable to land the league’s top superstars have a chance to make amends: the heralded NFL Draft. Casual fans of struggling NFL franchises...

A SIGN OF THE TIMES: The League of Legends park has been recently repurposed as a streaming center for esports, rather than an arena.

How the pandemic affects esports

Arya Bhattacharjee, Staff Writer April 25, 2021

Esports has skyrocketed in popularity and entertainment value as a result of being the only sport that has had no issues transitioning into the ongoing pandemic—or so people think. While the pandemic...

A FRESH START: Northwood’s Track and Field team huddles up following an exciting competition.

New Season: In-brief of spring sports

William Baik, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

As the new season arrives and sports teams begin a shortened season, here is an in-brief of recently started spring sports. Swim Northwood’s swim teams dominated their early season games, beating...

DEFENDING SKILLFULLY: Junior Harry Kim swiftly receives a serve.

CIF regulations spark controversy

Helena Zhou, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

A San Diego lawsuit against Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state successfully altered public health and CIF regulations, allowing youth and adult sports, including indoor sports, to resume practice and competition...

BTS of sports livestreams

Matthew Dimaandal, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

With support from Northwood’s Sports Commissioners and NTV, students are now able to watch live streamed games from the comfort of their own homes despite still being unable to watch in-person.  In...

STRIKE-OUT: Junior Ethan Chen pitches a heater to a batter.

Batter up: A new season

Varun Vishnubhotla, Sports Editor April 23, 2021

Whiz—the baseball’s sound as it flies through the outfield echoes amidst the bat crackling upon impact. The cheers from the dugout signal a dinger on the diamond. Northwood Varsity Boys Baseball teed...

Djokovic jokes with Medvedev during the Australian Open trophy presentation

Djokovic’s “Frightening” Tennis in the Australian Open

Parashar Bharadwaj, Writing Apprentice March 22, 2021

After a far-from-normal Australian Open, heavy favorite Novak Djokovic took home the men’s singles title.  The Serbian tennis star made no mistake in playing—in the words of Eurosport commentator...

The sprawl for the new bat and ball: Cricket captures Irvine hearts

The sprawl for the new bat and ball: Cricket captures Irvine hearts

Arya Bhattacharjee, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

Almost every high school in Irvine sees participation in all major sports, whether it be in a  club or on a competitive high school team. Yet, some sports seem to go under the radar, and not just niche...

FOR THE WIN: Senior Cameron An shoots a long-distance shot to extend the score margin.

Sports kick off the shortened season

William Baik, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

Varsity Boys Water Polo and Varsity Football dominated in their first games of the season on March 12 and March 13, respectively, against local rivals Portola and Woodbridge. Northwood started off slow...

One move to the checkmate

Kevin Sohn, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

While many sports are just starting to get back to normal with pandemic restrictions slowly lifting, one club has been operating as usual throughout quarantine: the NHS chess club. In fact, the club is...

Wish together, swish together

Hari Sreeramagiri, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

Whether it’s excruciating early morning practices or hearing the crowd erupt in cheers during a game’s closing seconds, one thing’s for sure: Boys Basketball would be nothing without the guidance...

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT: Senior Stephanie Chen practices her volleyball fundamentals.

Girls Beach Volleyball joins CIF scene

Rachel Yokota, Staff Writer March 22, 2021

The California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Federated Council voted unanimously for girls’ beach volleyball to become a CIF sanctioned sport on Feb. 5. It will be played in highschools as a CIF sport...

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