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The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

The Student News Site of Ventura High School

The Cougar Press

After a 15-3 win against cross town rivals Buena high school the VHS girls tennis team get ready to move onto CIF games. Photo from the VHS girls tennis team Instagram account @vhs.girls.tennis

Ventura High School girls tennis team fights for CIF championship

Livia Vertucci November 21, 2021

Varsity girls tennis team season finale The Ventura High School girls tennis team recently qualified to compete in the California Interscholastic Federation division, also known as CIF. The girls varsity...

Left to right: junior Charles Willis, Junior Kellin Weisel, and Junior Mac Hannah. photo by: Jake Globerman

Ventura beats Rancho Mirage in the second round of CIF

Halle Gentry November 18, 2021

On Friday, Nov. 12, Ventura High School’s varsity football team played their second round of CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) against Rancho Mirage High School. They won 35-19 which...

VHS girls water polo players are sick of the oversexualization in their sport

VHS girls water polo players are sick of the oversexualization in their sport

Avery Cameron October 22, 2021

“No one wants to see that”-VHS Water polo Coach  Ventura High School girls water polo players have decided to make a statement because of the sexualization of their sport at the hands of their coaches....

My coach always tells me to take a deep breathe before I receive the ball and thats what I was thinking about in that moment, said junior Marley Haener. Photo by: Amy Haener

Ventura High schools sports are making a comeback this season

Gisselle Garcia October 21, 2021

 Upcoming sport events coming to VHS this Fall   After a year of being stuck in quarantine due to the pandemic, it's safe to say that sports are making a comeback this season. Kicking off this school...

Boys JV and Varsity interacting at practice with each other. Photo by: Halle Gentry

Varsity basketball coach Felix Cortez

Halle Gentry October 8, 2021

Felix Cortez new position as varsity basketball coach Felix Cortez is the head Varsity Basketball coach at Ventura High School. He started his basketball career at VHS playing on varsity for three years....

“I would say that [. . .] it’s kind of just a big family, and we are all just there to push each other. We’re all competitive, so that’s good for the environment. Yeah, I would say that we just hold each other accountable for each workout, Engelhardt stated about working with the Ventura High cross country team. Photo from: @sadie.engelhardt via Instagram

Record breaking XC season

Ava Mohror October 8, 2021

 After being unable to have a season last year, the VHS cross country team is back, and they brought a new star runner with them. The return of cross country in the 2021 season has drawn attention to...

Ventura Highs football team practices in preparation for their 1st home game of 2021. Picture by: Isabella Fierros

The return of cougar football

Isabella Fierros September 29, 2021

After being tackled by COVID-19, Ventura High School’s Football team is getting back up The pandemic has drastically changed sports, and football is no exception. Head  football coach, Tim Garcia,...

According to FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), soccer all around the globe has approximately lost about 14.4 billion dollars due to COVID-19. Photo by: Alexis Mendoza

The ongoing battle between soccer and COVID-19

Alexis Mendoza March 26, 2021

How much more can soccer players handle?  At the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, many soccer leagues postponed games for a long period of time for the safety of the players and the people who attended...

Students and parents attending the livestream expressed frustration in the chat bar provided, many with the slogan #letusplay. Photo from: Live press conference on Jan. 19, 2021

Seeking long-awaited answers about high school sports

Livia Vertucci February 5, 2021

What the spring season might look like. Ten months into staying at home due to the Coronavirus pandemic, VHS student-athletes, coaches and supporters are anxious about getting back to their sports. The...

The Let Ventura Play supporters rallying for their cause. Photo from: VHS Cougar Football Instagram

‘Let Ventura Play’ takes it to the streets

Alex Hernandez January 8, 2021

Despite there being some objection to restarting games, it’s clear Ventura athletes want sports to reopen fully again. COVID has halted sports across the county and beyond since March 2020. ‘Let Ventura...

I dont think well have a season because of the pandemic. But I and all the other girls would love to play, stated Bella Moga. Photo by: Jocelyn Wood

Serving back into practices

Jocelyn Wood December 19, 2020

Boys and girls tennis practices are starting up. Though quarantine has kept the majority of sports unable to practice, the Ventura High School boys and girls tennis teams were given the ‘ok’ to start...

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