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LIZZETE RAMOS: Perks of being a cross country runner

LIZZETE RAMOS: Perks of being a cross country runner

Sara Abdeltawab, Sports editor
August 31, 2016
Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

The sweat drips down step after step, her face starts to feel as if it’s melting, the long runs there and the tiring ones back, but yet nothing can stop junior Lizzete Ramos. Being a wrestler is one thing, but being dragged into a sport you don’t have much experience with is another. Doing w...

PERLA GONZALEZ: Bracing herself for senior year

PERLA GONZALEZ: Bracing herself for senior year

Estefany Nunez, Features Editor
August 25, 2016
Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

Senior year is meant to start off with excited peer reunions, an all new first day of school outfits and final year of high school thrill. For senior Perla Gonzalez, she had to secure her knee brace before making her way to school. If there was one word that she would align herself with, it woul...

LEONARDO LEON: Swimming toward big things

LEONARDO LEON: Swimming toward big things

Phillicity Uriarte-Jones, Editor in chief
August 17, 2016
Filed under Uncategorized, Weekly Sports Focus

Junior Leonardo Leon has not been swimming for long. He isn't a natural, nor does he wish to continue this as a profession, but he loves the sport. His coach Marcus Sherman recognizes his playful nature as a part of Leon's personality, even if it grinds on his nerves a bit. His most memorable moment,...

Spring sports banquet

Spring sports banquet

Luci Tomas
May 24, 2016
Filed under Galleries, Sports

Stagg High School Award Winners Jonathan Phillips - Male Scholar Athlete of the Year Araceli Valencia - Female Scholar Athlete of the Year Lavante Bushnell - Male Athlete of the Year Jasmine Pharms - Female Athlete of the Year John Gilgert Sr. - Athlete Department Employee of the Year &nb...

KIRSTYN SIMPKINS: Throws a discus for a change

KIRSTYN SIMPKINS: Throws a discus for a change

Sathina Flores
May 23, 2016
Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

If anyone was beginning to think that simply every event in track and field meant running, let the throwers show the alternative. Senior Kirstyn Simpkins is a thrower. She participates in both the discus and shot put event. Although she participates more in the discus event. She said being apart of...

GEOFFREY ALLEN: A snap to reality

GEOFFREY ALLEN: A snap to reality

Sara Abdeltawab
May 11, 2016
Filed under Weekly Sports Focus

The snap, the tear, and once the cast came on, sophomore Geoffrey Allen knew the baseball season was over for him. After an incident that occurred a week before the baseball season started, Allen was filled with guilt and shame for causing his team one less of a player. Allen explains how for him ...

MARISSA PIMENTEL: Brother ignites soccer passion

MARISSA PIMENTEL: Brother ignites soccer passion

Stephanie Matsumoto
May 4, 2016
Filed under Sports, Student Life, Weekly Sports Focus

Playing soccer again after quitting when she was 11 was not part of her plans. Marissa Pimentel, freshman, played for 5 years before deciding to not play next season due to her dedication to the game dying down. However, when she came into high school, she wanted to try out once again after seeing...

JAZMIN BARBOSA: Breaking out of shell through sports

JAZMIN BARBOSA: Breaking out of shell through sports

Matthew Kimani
April 27, 2016
Filed under Weekly Sports Focus

Senior Guadalupe Barbosa is no typical sportswoman. She views them as a way to help break out of her shell. “Going out for basketball and tennis and all the other sports that I did was a challenge for me,” Barbosa said. “But at the same time I want to overcome my fear.” Barbosa was bullied...

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