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Stepover Combo (Ronaldo)

Stepover Combo (Ronaldo)

Andreas Jackson, Writer

November 12, 2019

Simply roll the ball with one foot towards the other, then perform an inside stepover over the ball, then do a simple stepover. This is the kind of combo that is full of options, the best thing about the combo is that it should build up speed and with all that is going on in front of the defender, they...

Rugby World Cup

Rugby World Cup

Lancelot Mabon, Writer

November 10, 2019

Rugby World Cup 2019 GAME ON! The world's biggest rugby game is being played between the massive rugby nations England and South Africa. After playing 7 hard-fought games both teams are meeting once again in the final. The last time this happened was the 2007 finals were South Africa won. Rugby ...

The 2020 Olympic Games

The 2020 Olympic Games

Lancelot Mabon, Writer

November 10, 2019

The 32nd Summer Games will be held in Tokyo from July 24 to August 9, 2020. This is the second time the Summer Olympics will be held in Tokyo. The first time was 1964. In Tokyo, medals are competing in 33 sports. Five are new since open games: baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, climbing, and su...

Frontier League Doubles Final Results

Frontier League Doubles Final Results

Nafisah Fathima, Web Editor

November 2, 2019

An opponent's injury has postponed the doubles match of Phoebe Stein '21 and Lucy Cao '20 for the Frontier League doubles final. They will compete at another time for the title. Katherine Monroy '20 won her singles championship! Nina Wolff '20 and Xiaxia Taylor '20 lost overall but won 7-6, lost...

Tennis League Individuals Playoffs Results

Tennis League Individuals Playoffs Results

Nafisah Fathima, Web Editor

November 2, 2019

Tennis players Nina Wolff ‘20 and Xiaxia Taylor ‘20, Phoebe Stein ‘21 and Lucy Cao ‘20 and Madeleine Nicks ‘22 and Katherine Monroy ‘20 competed in the League Individuals Playoffs last week with stunning results! Doubles team Nina Wolff and Xiaxia Taylor lost their semifinal match 4-6,...

Girls Varsity Volleyball Wraps Up Frontier League Title With Sweep at Bishop Diego

Girls Varsity Volleyball Wraps Up Frontier League Title With Sweep at Bishop Diego

October 11, 2019

Seniors Macy Christal and Ainsley McGovern each pounded 10 kills, leading the Laguna Blanca girls volleyball team to a 25-19, 25-15, 25-23 sweep at Bishop Diego for its first Frontier League championship. The Owls are 9-0 in league play and 16-4 overall.

Co-Ed Cross Country Teams Start Running

Co-Ed Cross Country Teams Start Running

Macy Christal

September 20, 2019

Starting on Aug. 7, the co-ed cross country team eases into their practices with a light one mile run. As they build up more endurance, the team runs up to six miles a day on the trails of Hope Ranch. Recently, the team welcomed a new coach who leads drills which is immensely helping the team ease back...

Beach Volleyball Starts Conditioning

Beach Volleyball Starts Conditioning

September 20, 2019

Starting late August, the boys beach volleyball team begins with conditioning in the sand. During the preseason, the boys are able to get used to the weather and the environment of the sport. Since beach volleyball is all about getting used to playing in the wind, they can practice these skills that...

Football Team Kicks Off

Football Team Kicks Off

Macy Christal

September 20, 2019

Almost every high school and college sport that starts in the fall has a preseason. Before the start of the sporting season, players undergo training and play in games before their season officially starts. Preseason is one of the most crucial times to prepare for regular season. Athletes are able to...

Tennis Teams Prepare for League Games

Tennis Teams Prepare for League Games

Macy Christal

September 20, 2019

Preseason for girls tennis starts on Aug. 12. They spend the first week fine tuning their skills to prepare for tryouts. Once JV and Varsity teams are selected, the tennis girls go through skill-based drills in their weekday practices. The tennis team plays a couple of friendly matches against other...

Practice Starts for JV and Varsity Teams

Practice Starts for JV and Varsity Teams

Macy Christal

September 20, 2019

The volleyball girls’ first day of volleyball starts on Aug. 7. The first week is tryouts, where JV and Varsity teams are selected. Tryouts are two times a day, with a total of four hours a day played. Once teams are made, the actual preseason begins. During the preseason, the girls team has matches...

Preseason Tips

Preseason Tips

Macy Christal, Sports Editor

September 17, 2019

Give yourself plenty of time It’s  important before your season starts to work on all aspects of the game and create a plan to follow. Setting goals is essential! Working out ahead of time and preparing will not only give you strength but help you become stronger for the season to come. Ease into...

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