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WEEKLY SPORTS FOCUS: Miranda Miner

WEEKLY SPORTS FOCUS: Miranda Miner

Angel Gonzales
November 13, 2013
Filed under Weekly Sports Focus

Senior Miranda Miner plays volleyball, basketball, and soccer. This year she plans to also run track while maintaining a 3.1 grade-point average. “Playing sports motivates me to keep my grades up.” Her favorite sport to play is basketball where she is one of the key players and point guard. In ...

WEEKLY SPORTS FOCUS: Alex Herrera

WEEKLY SPORTS FOCUS: Alex Herrera

Rubi Rico
November 6, 2013
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For junior Alex Herrera, soccer has been a large part of his life since he could remember. He has been playing soccer since he was five years old. Herrera plays for the Stagg Varsity Boys soccer team. “I like playing soccer, because I’m good at it,” Herrera said. “Soccer gives me another famil...

WEEKLY SPORTS FOCUS: Samantha Grady

WEEKLY SPORTS FOCUS: Samantha Grady

Adrianna Owens
October 30, 2013
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For Samantha Grady, cheerleading is anything but easy. The senior is a base, which means she catches the cheerleaders when they fly through the air. “You get hit a lot and you can’t just drop your flyer,” she said. “It’s on you if they fall. It’s a lot of pressure.” Grady started...

WEEKLY SPORTS FOCUS: Anthony Nichols

WEEKLY SPORTS FOCUS: Anthony Nichols

Dellanira Alcauter
October 23, 2013
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Stereotypically, when one thinks about a football player, words such as big, muscular, and tough come to mind. The image of a dirty and sweaty guy pops up. But just as any other thing, this has an exception -- Senior Anthony Nichols. Linebacker and kicker for the football team, Nichols does not fit the usual ster...

WEEKLY SPORTS FOCUS: Jasmine Pharms

WEEKLY SPORTS FOCUS:  Jasmine Pharms

Nuvia Cervantes and Marcella Hawkins
October 17, 2013
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Jasmine Pharms played football for five years. She won Most Valuable Player and Ironman, for hardest hitter. In eighth grade she stopped because she wanted to try a new sport. “I honestly didn’t think I could get a scholarship in football.” Now a sophomore, Pharms plays on the varsity volleyball...

WEEKLY SPORTS FOCUS: Eduardo Vasquez

WEEKLY SPORTS FOCUS: Eduardo Vasquez

Veronica Vargo
October 9, 2013
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Freshman Eduardo Vasquez from Pacific Law Academy is a huge inspiration on Stagg’s JV boys soccer team. Even though he has played for fun since he was 7 years old, he has never really played on a team. It was his uncle’s stories about his years on the team that gave Vasquez the idea to play. He f...

WEEKLY SPORTS FOCUS: Lynzie Vang

WEEKLY SPORTS FOCUS: Lynzie Vang

Yesica Ibarra
October 2, 2013
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Senior Lynzie Vang joined the tennis team her freshman year and has playing all four years. What makes this year different is she is now one of the three co-captains. Although she carries multiple responsibilities outside of the team, Vang works to commit her time to tennis and build confidence among...

WEEKLY SPORTS FOCUS: Samuel Cornelison

WEEKLY SPORTS FOCUS: Samuel Cornelison

Jessica Mangili
September 25, 2013
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Freshman Samuel Cornelison joined the water polo team to keep busy during the off season for basketball. “I wanted to get in shape for basketball and I hurt my knees over the summer,” he said. “I needed something low impact to help come back.” He started off the season with a lot of frustrat...

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