The Cougar Press

Ventura Football Beats Buena for the ninth straight year

Junior Jadon Cline (number 17) breaking a tackle before being pushed out of bounds. Photo By: Gavin Cross

Ian McWeeney

October 14, 2018

It was a cold, cloudy night on Friday, Oct. 12 as the Ventura High School Cougars took on their rival, the Buena High School Bulldogs. This was the 56th matchup between the two teams. The Bulldogs kicked off the ball to start the game, and the game started off relatively slow. The only scoring came fro...

Ventura water polo swims to a victory over Rio Mesa

Senior Makoa Gutierrez (number four) tipping the ball away on an attempted pass by the Spartans. Photo by: Greysen Sjoquist

Ian McWeeney

September 26, 2018

On Tuesday Sept. 25, the Ventura High School Cougars played a league match against the Rio Mesa Spartans, VHS’s third league match of the season. Previously, they beat Buena and Channel Islands and had a 2-0 record entering the match. The Cougars came out on top with a final score of 7-4. They improved...

Girls volleyball starts out strong in season’s first games

Cougars huddle and listen to their coach, Bryan Ornelas, during a timeout. Photo by: Summer Yovanno

Ian McWeeney

September 9, 2018

On Thursday, September 6, Ventura High School girls volleyball played a match against Channel Islands High School. The game was at Ventura High School and the Cougars swept the Raiders in three sets. The Cougars won the first set 25-7, the second 25-12, and the score of the third and final set was...

Musicians look sharp at Spring Concert

Musicians look sharp at Spring Concert

Ian McWeeney

May 21, 2018

On Thursday May 17, Ventura High School hosted their Spring Concert Series I in the auditorium. It consisted of performances from the String Ensemble, String Orchestra, Concert Band and Wind Ensemble 1. The String Orchestra opened the concert by playing “Dark Night of the Soul” by Gjeilo. This wa...

Two VHS swimmers qualify for CIF

Two VHS swimmers qualify for CIF

Ian McWeeney

May 17, 2018

On Thursday May 10 and Saturday May 12, 12 Ventura High School students qualified and participated in CIF finals at Riverside High School. At the event, a few athletes even made it to state, including sophomore Tea Laughlin and senior Justin Lum. Sophomores Megan Ditlof, Tea Laughlin, and juniors Sierra Limneo...

Cougars swim steadily at Channel League finals

Sophomore Megan Ditlof swimming the 100 butterfly. Photo by: Lola Bobrow

Ian McWeeney

May 9, 2018

On Thursday May 3, Ventura High School swim team participated in the Channel League Finals hosted at Dos Pueblos High School. This was the final meet of the Cougars’ regular season, with only the CIF meets remaining. Only individuals with qualifying times move on to CIF. On Tuesday, May 1, and ...

Cougars swim steadily past the Bulldogs

Junior Christian Guillaume swimming the 100 breaststroke. Photo by: Lola Bobrow

Ian McWeeney

April 16, 2018

Ventura’s Cougars hosted the Buena High School Bulldogs in their first league swim meet on Thursday, April 12. The Cougars came out victorious, for the second time against the Bulldogs this year. Senior Justin Lum after the meet said, “I think everyone did pretty well. Buena isn’t a very strong team so we usually swim of...

The Cougars sprint past the Bulldogs

Ventura girls at the beginning of the 3200, Photo by: Diego Roberto

Ian McWeeney

April 6, 2018

[huge_it_slider id="26"] On Wednesday, March 28, Ventura High School had a track meet against their cross-town rival, Buena High School. It was a small meet, with only these two schools competing. The Cougars came out victorious in the cross-town rivalry match, winning with over double the score of...

Girls soccer: kicking off CIF

Girls soccer: kicking off CIF

Ian McWeeney and Hector Heredia

February 27, 2018

On Friday Feb. 23, the Ventura Cougars girls soccer team played against the La Cañada Spartans. Both teams were 2-0 for playoffs prior to the game. The Cougars shut out the Spartans with a final score of 3-0. Junior Cassidy Hubert scored two goals and junior Peyton Erickson scored one. This was VHS’s third ma...

Açaí is all I see and I’m not happy

Acacia Harrell and Ian McWeeney

January 25, 2018

If you have social media, chances are you have seen a billion pictures of a little fruit bowls called an “açaí bowl.” In my opinion, they’re an overpriced, over-hyped, messy, plastic cup of fruit. There is no saying they taste horrible, but what's with all the hype over something you could ...

Cougars make a splash with their first league game of the season

Cougars make a splash with their first league game of the season

Ian McWeeney

January 20, 2018

On Thursday, January 18 Ventura High School’s girls water polo had a league match against Buena High School. This was their second match up of the year against BHS, but was their first league match against the bulldogs. The cougars won with a final score of 12-3, with sophomore Megan Findlay l...

Cougars maul Tritons in their first home game of the season

This years starting players were all on the team last year, replacing four seniors. 
Photo by: Diego Roberto

Ian McWeeney and Diego Roberto

November 30, 2017

On Tuesday, November 28, Ventura High School’s girl’s basketball team played their first home game of the season against Pacifica High School. The game started out slow, with a score of 6-9  at the end of the first quarter. However, the cougars came back, dominating the court with a 50-23 win....

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