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YESSENIA RIOS-ESPARZA: Desire to try new things leads to new passion

YESSENIA RIOS-ESPARZA: Desire to try new things leads to new passion

Nicholas Rosete, Sports Editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Weekly Sports Focus

When you’re in high school, it is important to try new things that are outside of your comfort zone. For junior Yessenia Rios-Esparza, that new thing was golf. Prior to this year, Rios-Esparza had never had any experience with swinging a golf club. With four weeks of practice under her belt, she fe...

MARKELL SHELTON: Football used as motivation in school

MARKELL SHELTON: Football used as motivation in school

Brianna Rodriguez, News editor

September 12, 2018


Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

Imagine the one thing you love being taken away from you. This is what senior Markell Shelton had to experience last year during the 2017 football season. Being a transfer from Lincoln High School, the running back had to miss out on a whole season. "Not being able to play last year was stressful,"...

KARIS CARTER: Volleyball used as an outlet

KARIS CARTER: Volleyball used as an outlet

Oleedia Pemble Harris, Opinion Editor

September 5, 2018


Filed under Weekly Sports Focus

“Volleyball is more than just a sport to me, it’s an outlet”, said junior Karis Carter. She has been playing volleyball since her freshman year, but she wishes she would have started before high school. At a game Carter maintains concentration and stays on her feet, ready to block the opponents’ n...

JAMES FENNER: Water polo used as a way of expressing emotions

JAMES FENNER: Water polo used as a way of expressing emotions

Donavin Collins, Entertainment Editor

August 29, 2018


Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

Despite the loss of the water polo coach and majority of its players from last year, the boys team will live on. At first, it was thought there would be no team since only two boys showed up to the first practice. However, this year the team was able to find eight players, slightly exceeding the minimum ...

AMYA THAVIXAY: From Dance to Cheer

AMYA THAVIXAY: From Dance to Cheer

Angel Vasquez

August 22, 2018


Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

For the majority of student athletes, the sport they play is what defines and builds their character. Through sports, student athletes are able to make new connections, learn life long lessons, and they are able to develop leadership skills. For freshman Amya Thavixay, cheer has been able to provide ...

GREGARIO PICHARDO: Chasing a Dream

GREGARIO PICHARDO: Chasing a Dream

Shannon Bradberry

August 15, 2018


Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

Motivated by hard work and his family, sophomore Gregario Pichardo has big dreams of playing in the NFL after high school. He discovered his love for the sport during his freshman year. Growing up in a ‘Raider nation’ family, he couldn't wait for the day to live out that fantasy. “When me and ...

ROMAN AMEPEROSA: Follows in father’s footsteps

ROMAN AMEPEROSA: Follows in father’s footsteps

Brianna Rodriguez

May 17, 2018


Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

With less than a year of experience, freshman Roman Ameperosa has dominated in track and field. Having natural talent, the discus thrower triumphs all of his competition. “I made section finals this week,” Ameperosa said. “I set the new county record, 134 feet.” He shares the reasonin...

DE’LILAH VEGA: Putting the bat away

DE’LILAH VEGA: Putting  the bat away

Angel Vasquez

May 3, 2018


Filed under girls, softball, Sports, Student Life, Weekly Sports Focus

Senior De'Lilah Vega has been playing softball for the past seven years; after graduation, she is going to end her softball career. Vega is on the varsity team for Stagg, and she currently plays second base. Vega can be considered a well rounded player, seeing as in past years she has played every...

TRAVIS JARVIS: Learned dedication

TRAVIS JARVIS: Learned dedication

Shannon Bradberry

April 25, 2018


Filed under Weekly Sports Focus

Playing baseball was something sophomore Travis Jarvis started at a young age. His dad played baseball throughout his childhood and he would love watching his games. “As a kid I couldn't wait to be on the field.” When he was eight he finally stepped foot on the field and began his baseball caree...

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