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ELIJAH MENCHACA: Football helps adjust to new school

ELIJAH MENCHACA: Football helps adjust to new school

Samantha Baker, Opinion Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Weekly Sports Focus

Moving schools can prove to be a difficult transition for most, especially during high school where it may be hard to make new friends or get involved with school activities. Despite transferring from Lincoln to Stagg his senior year, Elijah Menchaca didn’t feel that seclusion that many others some...

JASON PHILLIPS: Mindset gives confidence

JASON PHILLIPS: Mindset gives confidence

Brianna Rodriguez

November 8, 2017


Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

Going into freshman tryouts a lot of people tend to be very timid and nervous. Some go in with the mindset that they need to one up the other players or impress the coach. Yet, for freshman Jason Phillips going into basketball tryouts he was very confident. What sets the small forward Phillips apart fr...

RYENN AGBULOS: Losing isn’t a total loss

RYENN AGBULOS: Losing isn’t a total loss

Stephanie Matsumoto, Features Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

When the game is over and the scores are final, there’s usually a somber atmosphere looming over the losing team. For those who left their heart out on the courts and were met with a bitter taste of loss, it can be hard to want to get up and try again. Though those times may be tough, Ryenn Agbulos, se...

MALIA CHRISTIANO: Swim inspires water polo

MALIA CHRISTIANO: Swim inspires water polo

Oleedia Pemble Harris, Reporter

October 24, 2017


Filed under Weekly Sports Focus

After junior Malia Christiano’s first year of swim, she was recommended by her coach to play water polo.  “I really like swim so when my coach recommended water polo I decided I would give it a try.” Christiano is glad that she went ahead and tried out the sport. She claims it has made her more athleti...

JENNY YU: Taking a swing at success

JENNY YU: Taking a swing at success

Angel Vasquez, News Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

Sophomore Jenny Yu first heard of tennis from her friend. Deciding to join, she had no idea just how successful the team she joined would be. Jenny works hard during games and during practice, always aiming to improve and perfect her ability. In the beginning of the season Yu set two goals for herself:...

USMNT fails to qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup

USMNT fails to qualify for 2018 FIFA World Cup

Nicholas Rosete

October 11, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

For the first time since 1986, the United States Men’s National Soccer Team has failed to qualify for the FIFA World Cup. The 2018 World Cup, to be held in Russia, features the best national teams from all across the globe where players will stain the fields with the blood, sweat, and tears of thei...

Oakland A’s rookie becomes first MLB player to take a knee

Oakland A’s rookie becomes first MLB player to take a knee

Hannah Workman

October 4, 2017


Filed under Sports

Over the past couple of weeks, NBA and NFL stars have been tremendously vocal about their disapproval of President Donald Trump’s comments on protesting in athletics. MLB players, on the contrary, have remained relatively quiet until now. On September 23, Oakland A’s catcher Bruce Maxwell became...

JESSE MEERMANN: Finding strength through experience

JESSE MEERMANN: Finding strength through experience

Shannon Bradberry

October 4, 2017


Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

When it comes to football people don't mess around. It's a sport many people love whether it's playing it, or watching it. Jesse Meermann is a freshman who’s life revolves around football. This is Meermann’s first year of High school and first year of football. He says he was very intimidate...

FREDERICK SHADDAI: Running evokes sense of freedom

FREDERICK SHADDAI: Running evokes sense of freedom

Nicholas Rosete

September 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

After enjoying his first year of high school cross country, junior Frederick Shaddai is looking forward to returning for his upcoming season. Shaddai’s favorite part of the sport is the sense of freedom that he feels for the fifteen to twenty minutes that he’s running. “When I'm running, like...

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