Canyon Echoes

March Madness 2018: The Year of the Upset

March Madness 2018: The Year of the Upset

Andrew Bailey, Reporter

April 3, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Last weekend, the NCAA college basketball tournament kicked off. The most unpredictable sporting event in the world was ready, and upset alert came on early. Throughout the weekend, underdogs destroyed expectations and ruined the hopes of many people aiming for a perfect bracket or a national championship...

Horse-Riding Unit (and therapy dogs)

Horse-Riding Unit (and therapy dogs)

Erith Won, Reporter

April 1, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Starting next year, our school's gym is having a horse-riding unit! We will be renting our horses from Spicewood Farms. The unit will last for about two months, and will start in early October. "I cannot believe we haven't thought of this before. This will be a great opportunity for the students ...

Tennis Club

Tennis Club

Rachel Iyer, Reporter

March 26, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun, Showcase, Sports

The Tennis Club practices Tuesday at Westwood High school tennis courts. The Team has had four matches so far. The team lost their first match against Grisham Middle School on Feb.8. They also lost the second match against Forbes Middle School on Feb.21. The Team won the match against Tippit Middle Sch...

8th Grade Athletics Take a Trip to AT&T Stadium

8th Grade Athletics Take a Trip to AT&T Stadium

Andrew Bailey, Reporter

March 20, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Five years ago on the day before spring break, the eighth-grade athletics classes rented out charter buses, and with the permission of the principal, skipped school to drive to Dallas and take a tour of the Dallas Cowboys' stadium. And this year, we did it again. First things first, of course: the...

First Track Meet Of The Year at CVMS

First Track Meet Of The Year at CVMS

Alexia Clamou, Reporter

March 7, 2018


Filed under Sports

On March 3rd there was the first track meet of the school year. It took place at Canyon Vista Middle School where the Mustangs whipped the Hernandez Bulldogs, the Cedar Valley Jaguars and the Pearson Ranch Rattlers. We had quite an awesome showing at the track meet. We had athletes for every event...

Track Meet at CVMS

Track Meet at CVMS

Alexia Clamou, Reporter

March 6, 2018


Filed under Campus News, Showcase, Sports

NBA Rising Stars Challenge

NBA Rising Stars Challenge

Keshav Laxminarasimhan, Reporter

March 5, 2018


Filed under Sports

The format of the game and name was changed to the Rising Stars Challenge in 2012. The game format changed in 2015 to Team USA vs Team World, unlike regular NBA games, the game was divided into two twenty-minute halves, similar to college basketball. The participating players were chosen by voting among...

NBA All-Star Game

NBA All-Star Game

Keshav Laxminarasimhan, Reporter

February 28, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Sports

The 2018 NBA All-Star Game was the 67th edition of an exhibition basketball game that was played on February 18, 2018. It was held at Staples Center in Los Angeles, home of the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers. It was the sixth time that Los Angeles had hosted the All-Star Game and...

NBA Awards Front Runners After The All-Star Break

NBA Awards Front Runners After The All-Star Break

Andrew Bailey, Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

After a fun weekend of All-Star festivities, the NBA regular season is back into full swing. It seems like now is a good of a time as any to venture some guesses: who will win a trophy at the NBA Awards Show? So my job isn't super hard, I'll be writing in three potential finalists, and the winner...

NBA Dunk Contest

NBA Dunk Contest

Keshav Laxminarasimhan, Reporter

February 26, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Verizon Slam Dunk Contest is an annual National Basketball Association competition held during the NBA All-Star Weekend. The contest was inaugurated by the American Basketball Association at its All-Star Game in 1976 in Denver, the same year the slam dunk was legalized in the NCAA. The...

NBA-Celtics vs. Lakers Rivalry

NBA-Celtics vs. Lakers Rivalry

Keshav Laxminarasimhan, Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Sports

Both the Celtics and the Lakers are the two most storied franchises in the NBA, and the rivalry has been called the best in the NBA. The Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers have met a record 12 times in the NBA Finals, starting with their first Finals meeting in 1959. They would both go...