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I am very excited with the direction of women’s sports in our country right now. I think we have been on the verge of this positive change but needed the current athletes, personalities, quality of the overall sport and the vibe in society. I feel the increase of interest shows the openness for change. It isn’t a sharp turn but more of a choice to take a different fork-in-the-road, said Ann Larson. Graphic by: Ava Mohror

Opinion: A new dynasty for women’s basketball

Ava Mohror and Christian Montecino April 26, 2024

After two weeks, 68 teams, seven rounds and one winner, the women’s NCAA basketball tournament came to a close on April 7 with The University of South Carolina beating The University of Iowa in the championship...

VHS varsity boys gathering before their game against Carpentaria High School. The Cougars beat CHS 3-1. Photo by: Nathan Lopez

Boys volleyball is serving up a fresh new season

Nathan Lopez April 9, 2024

The spring season volleyball team is back at it again The VHS boys volleyball teams, both JV and varsity, are back in season. Compared to the more popular sports like track & field, basketball and...

The San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs triumphed over a multitude of teams in their respective division, reaching the coveted Super Bowl. Graphic by: Christian Montecino

2023-24 NFL Playoffs: A Retrospect

Christian Montecino March 22, 2024

A look back at the highs and lows of a few of the NFL teams that made the playoffs Over the course of 18 weeks, three playoff games and one superbowl, the NFL season has finally come to an end. The defending...

The process was great, I had a really great time calling both my coaches and taking my official visit, said Sarah Beckman 25. Photo by: Andrew Beckman

Sarah Beckman makes a splash into the Ivy League

Ava Mohror and Brody Daw March 15, 2024

VHS junior Sarah Beckman announces her commitment to the admissions process at Harvard University Sarah Beckman ‘25 announced her verbal commitment to the admissions process at Harvard University on...

Pictured left to right are Claire Ramos 24, Amanda Lubbos 25 and Juliette Nasarenko 24 after the Jerry Harwood Memorial invite. Photo by: Sierra Meyers

Ventura High School’s track season has officially begun

Meray Touma March 8, 2024

How are VHS track students feeling about their season starting?  Track and Field has been a sport at VHS for many years. Track and Field is a sport with numerous events including sprints, long jumps,...

Marcos Hernandez 24 prepared to cross the ball into the box. Photo by: Brynn Kightlinger

Ventura High School takes a win over Katella High school

Vail Newman, Brynn Kightlinger, and Ava Blau-Grinsel February 22, 2024

VHS defeats Katella High School with a score of 3-1  The first round of the Division IV CIF boys varsity soccer game took place on Feb. 7, 2024. The game began at 5 p.m. and ended at 6:42 p.m. VHS boys...

Top row from left to right: Cody Beeson, Josh Spiker, Brody Daw 25, Sophia Denzler 25, Tiffany Sax 25, Sadie Engelhardt 25 and Karisa Curtis. Bottom row from left to right: Violet Hurguy 24, Bailey Burman 25, Aelo Curtis 26 and Melanie True 26 posing after winning state championships. Photo by: Nick DeGeorge

Cross Country girls take victory at State

Elizabeth Gallo December 15, 2023

After 19 years, the state titles are back in the hands of VHS Girls Cross Country On Saturday, Nov. 25 in Fresno, VHS Girls Cross Country crossed the finish line with the new title of Division ll CIF...

From left to right: Mia Kish 24, Mary Anderson and Emily Sehati 24. Sehati and Kish are doubles partners and are also the two team captains. Photo By: Chad Steinlicht

Girls tennis recap

Elizabeth Gallo November 29, 2023

The girls tennis season has come to an end after a collection of matches and memory making Starting the tennis season off in a match against St. Bonaventure, to closing the season playing against Santa...

VUSD does not hold an official position on this issue other than to say that our priority in this situation is our student-athletes. We will continue to do everything we can to ensure all of our student-athletes have a complete and successful season, said Teri Dath. Photo by: VHS Yearbook

CIF referee strike puts soccer season in jeopardy

Ava Mohror and Isabella Fierros November 16, 2023

Failed negotiations for higher pay for referees leave VHS soccer teams without referees in the 2023-24 season After threatening to stop working for over a year since CIF Southern Section approved a new...

VHS blocks NPHS while on offense to allow VHS to gain yards. Photo by: Brynn Kightlinger

CIF football season finale

Vail Newman and Brynn Kightlinger November 16, 2023

The VHS varsity football team finished third in the Channel League this season. For the first round of CIF, VHS ranked 16th in Division Five and was chosen to play Newbury Park High School, ranked number...

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