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KEVIN PHAN: Salutatorian manages school and sports

KEVIN PHAN: Salutatorian manages school and sports

Donavin Collins

April 18, 2018


Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

Swish. Swish. The birdie quickly flies back and forth across the court. Inevitably, the birdie falls to the floor of one side, granting an advantage to the player who was able to keep it in the air. Senior Kevin Phan is very much familiar with this sport, which he calls badminton. This may only be his second...

MENA TORRES: Quality strategies help improve performance

MENA TORRES: Quality strategies help improve performance

Oleedia Pemble Harris

April 11, 2018


Filed under Weekly Sports Focus

It’s all about technique. Technique leads to better performance. Better performance leads to winning. For junior Mena Torres, winning is the goal. When she was younger Torres recalls being regarded as a strong swimmer. Ever since her  freshman year, she had wanted to join the swim team. A...

Phyllis Strother : Motivational father inspires love for new sport

Phyllis Strother : Motivational father inspires love for new sport

Nicholas Rosete

April 4, 2018


Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

Playing a different sport for the first time in your last year of high school is something that many students would avoid doing given all of the other events their year has in store for them. For senior Phyllis Strother, however, the challenge of trying out a new sport was one she was willing to take...

NATE BONES: New sport offers more possibilities

NATE BONES: New sport offers more possibilities

Stephanie Matsumoto, Features Editor

March 21, 2018


Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

Student athletes often find themselves dedicated to a sport, finding a reason to fight through the challenges and struggles of each and every game. Though Nate Bones, a senior, has played and excelled in baseball and football, he’s found a connection in tennis that stands out from the other sports so fa...

JESELLE PEREZ: Step-father inspires drive to play softball

JESELLE PEREZ: Step-father inspires drive to play softball

Samantha Baker, Opinion editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

Jeselle Perez, freshman, started playing baseball in 2012, after her mother proposed that she try out. She enjoyed the game, but knew that by the time she entered high school she would have have to switch to softball. Her step-father stepped in, who plays slow pitch softball, and motivated her to give s...

LAMONTE WALKER: Practicing since he was young

LAMONTE WALKER: Practicing since he was young

Leslie Coronado, Entertainment Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

Starting his ambitions in 6th grade, Lamonte Walker started to practice running. He was inspired by his father, who also did track, and Usain Bolt, a Jamaican sprinter who currently holds the world record for both the 100m and 200m sprint. “As soon as I saw Usain Bolt, I wanted to run faster than...

NPAI VANG: Picking up the racket one last time

NPAI VANG: Picking up the racket one last time

Hannah Workman

February 28, 2018


Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

When searching for a new hobby to occupy her time, senior Npai Vang found badminton. She first picked up the racket during her sophomore year and has had an admiration for the sport ever since. “Badminton is different than a lot of the other athletics offered at Stagg,” Vang said. She believe...

ZACHARY MARTINEZ: Hopes to follow sister’s legacy

ZACHARY MARTINEZ: Hopes to follow sister’s legacy

Brianna Rodriguez

February 21, 2018


Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

Freshman Zachary Martinez plans on using his eight years of experience to help him shine out on the baseball diamond. Growing up, Martinez had a love for baseball, seeing his older sister Christina Martinez play softball made him want to follow in her footsteps. “I would like to be as good as she was and...

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