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ARIANA RAYGOZA: Freshman finds inspiration, courage at cheer camp

ARIANA RAYGOZA: Freshman finds inspiration, courage at cheer camp

Stephanie Matsumoto, Features Editor
August 16, 2017
Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

Over the summer, cheerleaders from all across California spent their time at the Universal Cheerleaders Association cheer camp from July 21-23. There, they got the opportunity to interact with students from other schools, bond with their fellow teammates, and watch and learn other cheer routines. ...

ISAAC GONZALEZ: Puts in the time to grind

ISAAC GONZALEZ: Puts in the time to grind

Kevin Gutierrez
April 26, 2017
Filed under Sports

For most, starting a sport as a junior can be intimidating. But for Isaac Gonzalez, track and field came as a natural gift to him. Even before the season began, Gonzalez was overflowing with confidence towards excelling in track and field. This confidence wasn’t from nowhere though, Gonzalez took tim...

GINA MANGILI: A passion for swimming

GINA MANGILI: A passion for swimming

Angel Vasquez
April 19, 2017
Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

Ever since Gina Mangili could remember, she loved swimming. Although she had a love for the activity, that is not the main reason she joined swim. “I originally joined just for the p.e. Credits,” Mangili said. “But, I soon found a love for the sport.” Mangili finds motivation to attend practice...

TRESTON DESHIELDS: Hitting home with his heart

TRESTON DESHIELDS: Hitting home with his heart

Stephanie Jimenez, Graphics and Photo Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under Weekly Sports Focus

A life of an athlete consists of endless injuries. A cut, scratch, sprained ankle or even a broken arm. But being born with more than just an injury is what sophomore Treston DeShields has dealt with ever since he was born. Transposition of the greater vessels is a medical term DeShields has been familiar w...

GREGORY CHRISTY: Finding new interests

GREGORY CHRISTY: Finding new interests

Samantha Baker
March 29, 2017
Filed under Weekly Sports Focus

After playing hockey for 10 years, Gregory Christy, junior, wanted to experience a new sport. Since he was young and saw a Stockton Thunders game, Christy had become interested in hockey and played it for the majority of his young life. When he entered high school he looked for another sport he could delv...

CYVANNA BOWEN: Running after scholarships

CYVANNA BOWEN: Running after scholarships

Angel Vasquez, Reporter
March 15, 2017
Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

  Sophmore Cyvanna Bowen has an undeniable passion for track and field. Her passion for the sport began last year when she joined because her friend was in the sport, “It seemed cool so I decided to try it,” Bowen said. “After a while I started feeling it.” Track and field served as a mo...

NPAI VANG: Trying something new becomes new found passion

NPAI VANG: Trying something new becomes new found passion

Leslie Coronado
March 9, 2017
Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

With the birdie going back and forth across the net at high speeds, it can be difficult to move fast enough to hit it back to the other side of the court. Will I make it? Can I hit it? These are the thoughts that move through junior Npai Vang’s mind as she moves across the badminton court. She in...

EDWIN HIDALGO: A necessity turned into a new interest

EDWIN HIDALGO: A necessity turned into a new interest

Samantha Baker
March 1, 2017
Filed under Weekly Sports Focus

 Often times we find ourselves having to do things that we might not necessarily like only to accomplish something. Less often though, we discover that we actually enjoyed the journey it took to get there. For junior Edwin Hidalgo, having to earn P.E. credits led him to realize his love for tennis....

AMANDA MUNOZ: A passion for swimming

AMANDA MUNOZ: A passion for swimming

Angel Vasquez, Reporter
February 22, 2017
Filed under Weekly Sports Focus

As a young child, junior Amanda Munoz had an affinity for water. Her grandfather would take Munoz to the local pool a lot, and he’d teach her how to swim. She’d watch with complete admiration as the older kids would swim around, eventually she joined in with them. As Munoz got older, her affinity...

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