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The Cougar Press

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...

Senior Nevada Knowles is opting to take the path of an academic scholarship now that athletics have become unreliable. Photo by: Ashlynn Velarde

Sports skills, but nowhere to show them

Greta Pankratz December 7, 2020

High school athletes are forced to pave a new path to obtain sports scholarships. COVID-19 has overall complicated the college admission process for high schoolers around the country, but one particular...

First football game of the fall 2019 season against Santa Barbara High. Photo by: Logan Wilkov

Will this year’s athletics fall short?

Katie Medina and Riley Ramirez September 24, 2020

Fall sports will have a whole new look for the 20/21 season The Ventura Unified School District fall closure cancelled classes all over the county, but also tainted the seasons of many upcoming and returning...

(Pictured left to right) senior Danny Ochoa, senior Paul Kim and junior Xavier Terminello run through their distance race. Photo by: Shawn Silva

Can’t take the heat? Get out of the meet

Riley Ramirez March 12, 2020

Ventura wins their first home track meet against Rio Mesa and Pacifica High. Ventura High School’s track team competed against Pacifica High and Rio Mesa High at their first home track meet of the season....

Junior Dylan Nicodemus (number 8) hard-hitting the ball to opposing side, Port Hueneme High. Photo by: Jocelyn Lee

The Cougars are back and ready to attack

Jocelyn Lee and Peyton Redmond March 11, 2020

On Feb. 27, the boys varsity volleyball team played their first home game against Port Hueneme High in the Bob Tuttle gym. The boys came out strong with senior Nathan Johnston (number 9) scoring the majority...

Sophomores Tiernan Philips (number 23) and Alexis Howery (number 22) on defense against Buena. Photo by: Jocelyn Lee

The Cougars take the cross-town rivalry win

Jocelyn Lee and Peyton Redmond February 24, 2020

Ventura girls basketball beats the cross-town rival Buena 55-38, ending their Pacific View League season 9-1 On Tuesday Feb. 4, the varsity girls basketball team played against cross-town rival, Buena...

Ventura sends bulldogs back to the dog house

Ventura sends bulldogs back to the dog house

Caroline Marsden and Alina Calamia February 19, 2020

The Cougars defeat Buena for the tenth year in a row On Feb. 5, 2020, the Tuttle gym was filled with eager fans and competitive players, ready for the boys varsity basketball to play their annual...

Freshman Maddy Dannenberg (number 8) fights for the ball against Rio Mesa. Photo by: Jocelyn Lee

Ventura shoots, they score!

Jack Schatzman and Jocelyn Lee February 12, 2020

Varsity girls soccer defeats Rio Mesa At 5:00 p.m. on a cold January evening, Ventura High School’s girls varsity soccer team put on their game faces as they played against Rio Mesa. The first half of...

Senior Danny Gutierrez (number 9) sends Pacifica (number 18) flying. Photo by: Gene Dunn

Pacifica is out of the picture

Jocelyn Lee and Peyton Redmond February 3, 2020

Varsity boys soccer defeats Pacifica High School with a close score of 3-2 On Jan.14, the varsity boys came onto the field ready to play the Pacifica High School Spartans for their third pacific view...

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