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Girls Volleyball Builds a New Team

Girls Volleyball Builds a New Team

Phoebe Stein

June 11, 2018


Filed under Sports

The second week of April marks the end of the Girls Sand Volleyball season.The girls played a total of 12 games and ended up with a record of four wins and eight losses. Freshmen Annie Gabler and Bea Lujan are two new members of the team. Both participated in girls indoor volleyball in the fa...

Girls Soccer

Girls Soccer

Kelly Bickett

May 19, 2018


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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. Ho...

Boys Basketball

Boys Basketball

Javier Abrego

February 21, 2018


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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


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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


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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...

Stance of the Staff: Sexism in Sports

Stance of the Staff: Sexism in Sports

Staff of The Fourth Estate

January 21, 2018


Filed under Opinion

There’s really no denying it: women have fought to be where we are. For decades before the 19th amendment was passed, countless women have picketed and protested, putting themselves in danger so that their daughters might be considered citizens. But even though we had seemingly won the war, there...

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...

Girls Volleyball Fall Recap

Girls Volleyball Fall Recap

Itziar de Pedro

November 27, 2017


Filed under Sports

Walk into Merovick Gymnasium on a Wednesday night and you’ll see cameramen, parents, teachers, faculty, students, a group of rowdy boys, and the Laguna Blanca girls varsity volleyball team, ready to defeat their next opponent.The girls are having another incredible season with an overall re...

Sophia Fay ’18 named Scholar Athlete of the Year

Sophia Fay ’18 named Scholar Athlete of the Year

Sydney Edgecomb

October 17, 2017


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On the volleyball court, Sophia Fay '18 is an outstanding back-row defender, digging practically everything that gets past the blockers. Like the hard-driven spikes she handles as the team’s libero, Fay takes academics head on scores high marks. The The Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table recognized F...

Junior Kelly Bickett Awarded Girls Volleyball Player of the Year

Junior Kelly Bickett Awarded Girls Volleyball Player of the Year

Noozhawk

May 19, 2017


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Congratulations to Kelly Bickett '18 for being named Girls Volleyball Player of the Year by the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table. The athletes of the year in local high school and college sports were honored on Wednesday at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table’s Evening with the Athletes at t...