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What Sports Mean

What Sports Mean

Emma Raith

June 11, 2020

Pisci Abrego Being a part of the Laguna sports program has had a major influence on my development as an individual and as an athlete. My high school career would not have been the same without the meaningful relationships and experiences I was able to create on the cross country and soccer teams...

Luca Commits to Claremont

Luca Commits to Claremont

Macy Christal

June 10, 2020

Q: At what age did you start playing soccer? A: I started playing when I was 6.   Q: How many hours a day on average (during an active one) do you think you play soccer? A: During a day where I’m training, I will usually have 2 sessions each around an hour and a half or two hours.   Q:...

Covid-19’s Effect on the Sports World

Covid-19's Effect on the Sports World

Christian Branch

June 10, 2020

The sports world held its breath on March 11 as news broke that a regular season NBA game between the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder was postponed less than ten minutes before tip-off. No one in the arena knew what was going on, but the reason for this urgent decision became evident when ESPN reported...

How to: Around the World

How to: Around the World

Andreas Jackson

June 1, 2020

The most well known and widespread soccer freestyle/juggling trick is the around the world. The basic concept is that you tap the ball in the air and bring your leg all the way around the ball and tap it back into the air before it hits the ground. It can be combined into many other tricks and can look ...

Sports Canceled Due to Covid-19

Sports Canceled Due to Covid-19

Andreas Jackson, Writer

May 31, 2020

On January 21, 2020, the first case of Covid-19 was reported. CIF announced high school spring sports season was canceled on April 3, 2020. Among other things while in quarantine people are becoming more bored than ever and a lack of sports has left many people without a hobby. The Fourth Estate sent...

Lefty Advantages in Sports?

Lefty Advantages in Sports?

Macy Christal

February 27, 2020

From a Darwinian perspective, there is something wrong with left-handed people, so why has natural selection not ruled them out? Binders, computer mouses, cameras, guitars — just a few things left-handed people struggle with daily. An exception to this though, may be sports. Especially in high school,...

The Laws of the Game

The Laws of the Game

Andreas Jackson

February 27, 2020

The California Interscholastic Federation [CIF] is the governing body for high school sports in the state of California, governing both public and private high schools. As such, that the CIF makes all the rules regarding high school sports competitions. These rules can disqualify players or teams from...

Winter Sports Recap

Winter Sports Recap

Christian Branch

February 27, 2020

Boys Basketball The Owls basketball team knows that each day is an opportunity to get better. After a disappointing three games at the Thacher tournament, the team regrouped and picked up two strong league wins against Grace Brethren and Providence to start 2020 off strong. Senior captain Christian Branc...

Super Bowl LIV

Super Bowl LIV

Christian Branch, Sports Co-Editor

February 3, 2020

With the 49ers and the Chiefs going head to head in Super Bowl LIV this Sunday, fans are ecstatic to see a fresh set of teams competing for the Lombardi trophy. With the Patriots out, and the 49ers, who went 4-12 last season, in, it is safe to say the Super Bowl is set to be a good one. Patrick Mahom...

Roll Fake Pass

Roll Fake Pass

Andreas Jackson

January 22, 2020

Becoming predictable in soccer is detrimental to a player’s game. It is very important to be unpredictable every time you get the ball. One possible mixup for a player looking to dribble more is the risky fake pass. Instead of simply swinging a leg to make it look as though you are going to kick th...

McGeady Spin

McGeady Spin

Andreas Jackson

January 22, 2020

In soccer, there are endless amounts of tricks that can be used at any point of the game. However, this vast number of options can make it very overwhelming and hard to know what to use and when to use it. The MeGeedy spin is a move that is a good niche move for a specific situation so that you can get o...

Fair Pay to Play

Fair Pay to Play

Christian Branch and Lancelot Mabon

December 3, 2019

One of the most controversial debates in sports has finally come to an end in California. Whether or not you support it, the Fair Pay to Play Act was passed by the California government and will take effect in 2023. The act states that collegiate athletes are now permitted to be paid for the use of their...

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