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ROBERT MAXSON: Senior adjusts to new hurdle

ROBERT MAXSON: Senior adjusts to new hurdle

Gamela Brice
April 20, 2016
Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

The sun, wind, and sweat, all working against you. The instant pressure that overcomes the beating heart. The track becomes silent and then the race begins. Senior, Robert Maxson, has began his first year participating on the track and field team in hurdles and sprints. “I never considered...

ELISSEA STAPLES: Swimming brings back childhood

ELISSEA STAPLES: Swimming brings back childhood

Luci Tomas
April 15, 2016
Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

“I want to learn more about swim,” junior Elissea Staples said. She joined swim because she enjoys the sense of being in the water. Since she was younger she always swam with family and friends and it’s something she looks back at to this day. “When I’m in the water I remember my dad teaching...

KAYLA YOEUM: Badminton draws out competitiveness

KAYLA YOEUM: Badminton draws out competitiveness

Angel Gonzalez, Graphics Editor
March 30, 2016
Filed under Weekly Sports Focus

Kayla Yoeum, junior, has been in badminton since her freshman year and says “I love badminton.” She has many friends in the sport that motivate her to always do better. “Every point counts,” Yoeum says. “You always try your best to get the next one.” The sport draws out her competitive side. ...

BRANDON ALONSO-RAMOS: Tennis creates brotherly bonds

BRANDON ALONSO-RAMOS: Tennis creates brotherly bonds

Estefany Nunez, Entertainment Editor
March 16, 2016
Filed under Weekly Sports Focus

Being it’s his second year, the sophomore is more than eager to come back to the sport he fell in love with his freshman year. Brandon Alonso-Ramos decided early on that he did not want to go through high school without having extracurricular activities in his schedule as well. A classmate sugges...

DOUGLAS HUANG: Friendships on team build competition

DOUGLAS HUANG: Friendships on team build competition

Celine Lopez, Editor in Chief
March 9, 2016
Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

His friends influencing him to join, Douglas Huang started playing badminton his sophomore year. Since most players join as freshmen, catching up proved difficult. “It was kind of hard for me to learn footwork,” he said, “ but after awhile I got used to it.” Combating inexperience, he wo...

JASMINE JENNINGS: Breaks record with homerun

JASMINE JENNINGS: Breaks record with homerun

Stephanie Jimenez, Reporter
March 2, 2016
Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

Holding the bat steadily, adjusting her body to the perfect position, feeling the sun shine on her forehead, the moment is silent when sophomore Jasmine Marie Jennings focuses on hitting the softball to the hardest of her ability. The numerous hours of practice and games finally paid off when Je...

OLIVER PEREZ: Expands his horizon in sports

OLIVER PEREZ: Expands his horizon in sports

Sathina Flores, Sports Editor
February 24, 2016
Filed under Weekly Sports Focus

After playing soccer for five years senior Oliver Perez has decided to try something new in his last year of high school, so he joined the tennis team. Perez enjoys the adrenaline of running and tennis is a sport that requires a lot of stamina. When he was asked why not do track he replied saying...

AMANDA MUNOZ: Height becomes an advantage

AMANDA MUNOZ: Height becomes an advantage

Julia Rosete
February 17, 2016
Filed under Weekly Sports Focus

When people look at sophomore Amanda Munoz, their immediate reaction is that she must play sports like volleyball or basketball. But when she tells them she is a swimmer, they are surprised. For her, swimming has always been a passion. “I was in the pool at 3, and I started competing when I was 5,” ...

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