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Instant Replay: Fair or Foul?

Instant Replay: Fair or Foul?

Kelly Bickett and Javier Abrego

April 23, 2018


Filed under Sports

Sports have always been unfair. Every game comes with human referees who make bad calls. In the past few years, instant replay, the ability to review controversial plays from multiple angles, has shed new light on sports in both negative and positive ways. On the one hand, instant replay ...

Tears, Sweat, No Regrets.

Tears, Sweat, No Regrets.

Jack Zhang

April 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

Every March, millions of people sit in front of their TVs and hysterically shout for their favorite college basketball team. In March, when the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) holds its annual men’s collegiate basketball tournament, the national championship will be fanatical...

Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer

Kelly Bickett

April 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

The Owls placed first overall in the Condor League, earning them a first round seat in the CIF tournament. The Owl's first CIF opponent, Thacher, was aggressive. It was a physical game, making it tough to hold possession of the ball.The Owls scored first, making the game 1-0 in the first half. How...

Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer

Kelly Bickett

April 19, 2018


Filed under Sports

  The Laguna boys soccer team ended up in second place in the Condor League giving them a wild-card match before the CIF tournament against Sierra Canyon, which they won handily 5-3. Instead of spending their four-day weekend skiing or catching up on sleep, the Owls traveled to El Segu...

Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball

Javier Abrego

February 21, 2018


Filed under Sports

Senior Aidan O’Donnell described the Laguna Blanca varsity basketball team as a group of “young, scrappy go-hards.” Although their season has not gone as they had planned, the team has seen some positives along the way. The team’s young players have had the crucial role of stepping up ...

Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer

Kelly Bickett

February 21, 2018


Filed under Sports

The boys soccer team hit the ground running — literally.The first week, known as the conditioning week, was tough: the boys were not able to touch the ball the first week of practice. After a grueling first week, the boys headed into their first match, ready to go physically. This yea...

Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer

Boning Zhang

February 21, 2018


Filed under Sports

The soccer held at Laguna Blanca is never short of intensity, sweat or winning, as soccer is arguably one of the strongest and most played team sports in the school. Although the regular season has not started yet due to the delay caused by the Thomas Fire, the girls soccer team is expecting...

In Defense of Cross Country

In Defense of Cross Country

Daisy Finefrock

February 21, 2018


Filed under Sports

People usually perceive “serious”  or “diffcult” sports as needing strength and agility. Most people don’t jump to mental strength as a key component of being an athlete. Cross country is a unique sport for many reasons, including requiring mental and physical strength. So, if y...

Laguna Boys Basketball on a Winning Streak

Laguna Boys Basketball on a Winning Streak

Sydney Edgecomb

February 9, 2018


Filed under Sports

Laguna Blanca lit up from deep to skewer Ojai Valley School at home 70-48 on Saturday. The Owls were led by Aidan O'Donnell '18, whose monster night included 18 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and two steals. On Wednesday, Laguna Blanca knocked down 11 three-pointers en route to a 69-48 Condor League boys...

An Interview with Shauna Erickson

An Interview with Shauna Erickson

Kelly Bickett

January 21, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Where did you go to college? I received my bachelor’s in Athletic Training from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2012. I finished my master’s of sports conditioning this year from A.T. Still University. What previous schools have you worked at? I have worked at Cate School f...

Tennis Fall Recap

Tennis Fall Recap

Ian Brown

November 29, 2017


Filed under Sports

The girl's tennis team has had a strong start to their season over the last month.While they lost their opening game 10-8 to Orcutt Academy and lost to Santa Barbara High 14-4, they rebounded in their next matches. This included a 13-5 win over Nordhoff and a 10-8 victory over Carpinteria. The lady O...

Football Fall Recap

Football Fall Recap

Kelly Bickett

November 29, 2017


Filed under Sports

While losing two seniors, gained sophomore Koby Skinner, freshman Oscar Houglet, and junior Katherine Perez. Perez joining this year marks the first time a girl has played on the football team in school history. Unfortunately, Perez received a concussion after getting knocked over in a preseason prac...