75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
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75th Anniversary of The Cougar Press
The view from the beach promenade is another bonus to running there. Photo by: Brody Daw

Opinion: Where are the best places to run in Ventura County?

Brody Daw and Sophia Denzler May 26, 2023

Six different places to explore on your next run Ventura County is one of the best places to run, with ideal weather conditions almost all the time. It runs from the foothills to close to the beach so...

Josh Spiker said, Without diving into the training plan itself, I want to keep [cross country] fun, be consistent, and embrace hard work. To be great, you have to put in the work and to learn how to suffer all while learning to enjoy the process. Graphic by: Hugh Murphy

Tyree Cruz passes the torch to Josh Spiker for cross country

Hugh Murphy and Miles Newman May 26, 2023

Josh Spiker was hired as new VHS cross country coach Josh Spiker has been hired as VHS’ new cross country coach following Tyree Cruz’s resignation. Spiker is the owner of Mile 26, a running goods...

Duffey went on an official visit to UCLA on May 5 before officially committing to the university. Photo by: Spencer Duffey

Kate Duffey serves to impress

Ava Mohror May 23, 2023

VHS’ very own volleyball player, Kate Duffey, is on top of her game “Kate is one of the most valuable players a team can have,” said VHS varsity girls volleyball player Chloe Simpson ‘24. Kate...

Sadie Engelhardt 25 is a competitive runner who has broken several records. Photo by: Alejandro Hernandez

Sadie Engelhardt zooms past the competition

Alejandro Hernandez May 19, 2023

The sophomore already has several running records In June 2021, Sadie Engelhardt ‘25 broke the world record for the shortest mile time for females aged 14 and under in Huntington, Ala., with a time...

Felix Cortez, center-left, was the head coach of the VHS varsity boys basketball team for most of the 2022-23 school year. Photo by: VHS Yearbook

Felix Cortez steps down as basketball coach

Alejandro Hernandez May 10, 2023

Cortez’s career spanned from 1986 to 2023 On April 20, former varsity boys basketball head coach Felix Cortez ‘83, a VHS alum, coached the basketball team for the last time. It was his last official...

The wedding-themed group raised about $2500. Photo by: Lourdes Almalab

Track and field costume themes for Cougar Quarters

Lourdes Almalab April 28, 2023

Track and field athletes race to earn money for amenities VHS track and field’s main fundraiser for their season is Cougar Quarters. This year it took place on April 15. The main goal of Cougar Quarters...

The Dance Informal Showcase took place during period six on Jan. 20 in the VHS Auditorium. Photo by: Leslie Castro

Ventura High School dance teams step into the spotlight

Leslie Castro April 28, 2023

Recap of VHS dance teams 2022-23 VHS’ dance teams have been around since the 2000s. The school's dance program, taught by Taylor Koester, has brought dance education to VHS students. VHS offers a variety...

Marley Haener 23 and Sophia Sletten 24, left to right, high five each other during a set. This is [Sletten’s and Is] first time playing a game together but we’ve played in practice a little bit, said Haener. Photo by: Belen Hibbler

Ventura High School girls beach volleyball goes up against Oxnard High School

Belen Hibbler April 10, 2023

VHS defeats Oxnard High School in one fell swoop on the beach The VHS girls beach volleyball team played at 3 p.m. on March 28 against Oxnard High School at VHS’ home beach, San Pedro. There were three...

On March 28, VHS varsity boys volleyball game began at 5:30 p.m. against Dos Pueblos High School in the Tuttle Gym and ended at 6:30 p.m. Photo by: Isabella Fierros

Ventura High School boys varsity volleyball falls to Dos Pueblos High School

Isabella Fierros, Miles Newman, and Halle Gentry March 30, 2023

VHS loses a match in three sets On March 28, the VHS boys varsity volleyball lost to the Dos Pueblos High School Chargers in a best of five game with DPHS winning the first three sets. The first set had...

Anthony Fast Horse 24 running at the Azusa Pacific University Meet of Champs. Fast Horse placed third in the boys one mile run finals, with a time of 4:10.16. Photo by: Raymond Tran Photography

Anthony Fast Horse gallops past the finish line

Kendall Garcia and Kinda Mehael March 29, 2023

 Fast Horse was one of two VHS students to make it to cross country nationals this year  Anthony Fast Horse ‘24 has been running since the third grade. He ran for De Anza Middle School and the Ventura...

Josh Woodworth 25 said, [USA Baseball] was great and amazing. There were many things I learned and got to experience  with a new team. Photo from: @32josh15 on Instagram

Josh Woodworth is already making a name for himself

Lourdes Almalab and Ava Mohror March 29, 2023

Only a sophomore, Woodworth already shows promise to bring many wins to VHS Josh Woodworth ‘25 has been playing varsity baseball at VHS for the entirety of his high school baseball career. He received...

VHS players huddle together before winning the rivalry game. Photo by: Caity Pira

Ventura High School varsity softball strikes Buena High School out

Belen Hibbler March 28, 2023

For their eighth game this season, VHS battled cross-town rivals BHS for the win VHS varsity girls softball played in a rivalry game against Buena High School on March 17 at 3:30 p.m. They defeated Buena...

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