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AURORA ZAMORA: Aims for improvement in track

AURORA ZAMORA: Aims for improvement in track

Sathina Flores, Sports Editor
January 10, 2016
Filed under Weekly Sports Focus

She takes a step back, looks at the field,  discus in her throwing hand, and evenly spreads her fingers. To throw the discus with the proper technique she completes one-and-a-half rotation in the ring, while moving forward in approximately a straight line, from the back of the ring to the front. He...

HAZEL WAITERS: Strong bonds created through basketball

HAZEL WAITERS: Strong bonds created through basketball

Matthew Kimani
December 18, 2015
Filed under Weekly Sports Focus

Junior Hazel Waiters is in love with basketball. “If they said I can’t play,” Waiters said, “I would really cry.” Waiters has played basketball for most of her K-12 career, because she feels that it’s “the only sport where I feel I’m bringing something to the team.” She has no plan...

CHRISTIAN-JOHN SALMASAN: Wrestling lifts up self confidence

CHRISTIAN-JOHN SALMASAN: Wrestling lifts up self confidence

Stephanie Jimenez
December 2, 2015
Filed under Weekly Sports Focus

Athletes usually start playing a sport because of a sibling, parents or school mates but junior Christian-John Salmasan or “CJ” started to wrestle because he “didn’t like the image of his body.” Salmasan decided to wrestle during his sophomore year and plans to continue until he becomes a s...

CHLOE AULD: Cheer brings sense of confidence

CHLOE AULD: Cheer brings sense of confidence

Sara Abdeltawab
November 18, 2015
Filed under Weekly Sports Focus

Ever since she started high school, she has been wanting to become more outgoing. Now she is in her second year of cheer, leading her team in the 15-16 season. “It helped me get out of  my shell,” said sophomore Chloe Auld. Especially being the one to motivate and lead their cheers Auld says it has real...

MARCELLO SALAZAR: Basketball keeps connection to father

MARCELLO SALAZAR: Basketball keeps connection to father

Julia Rosete
November 11, 2015
Filed under Weekly Sports Focus

To senior Marcello Salazar, basketball is more than just a sport. It’s a way to stay connected to his father. Starting in 2006, he was first coached by his dad. Salazar said his dad would push him to work harder to be even better. “There was limits I thought I had to stop at, but then he would push...

MARIPOSA GUERRERO: Relief in running

MARIPOSA GUERRERO: Relief in running

Stephanie Matsumoto
November 4, 2015
Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

Imagine people focused, sweat running down their foreheads, and their breath in tune with their steps. Their goal is to pass the finish line as quickly as possible. But that isn’t the case. Mariposa Guerrero, junior, is passionate for her own reasons. Running isn’t a sport she does competitively fo...

LESLEI LOPEZ: Player juggles multiple sports

LESLEI LOPEZ: Player juggles multiple sports

My'Kayla Moore, Photo Editor
October 28, 2015
Filed under Weekly Sports Focus

Leslei Lopez isn’t like the average student. While juggling school, ASB, and three sports, one would say she’s got a lot on her plate. She started playing sports in the seventh grade, when she began basketball, then started playing soccer and tennis her sophomore year in high school. The senio...

DESTINY GUZMAN: Personality adds energy to moves

DESTINY GUZMAN: Personality adds energy to moves

Celine Lopez, Editor in Chief
October 26, 2015
Filed under Sports, Weekly Sports Focus

The cut of the dance program at Stagg hasn't stopped Destiny Guzman from indulging in her passion. Guzman, senior, dances in a Polynesian dance group called Te Poly Nui. She's been with the group for five months now, hoping to become a more versatile dancer. Guzman enjoys the styles of tap and jazz...

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