The Cougar Press

Will this year’s athletics fall short?

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

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 athletes of fall and spring sports. With the closure came many common questions as to if fall spo...

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

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

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. The meet started by the boom of the gun, sending racers off in the 4x100 relay race at 2 p.m. at...

The Cougars are back and ready to attack

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

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 of the points. Hueneme matched the same offensive energy as Ventura, but the Cougars came out on top...

The Cougars take the cross-town rivalry win

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

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 High. The Cougars were the dominant force right from the start, resulting in the first quarter ending ...

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 game against Ventura High School’s rival, Buena High School. This game would determine if VHS varsity boys bask...

Ventura shoots, they score!

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

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 the game started off strong with a goal from sophomore Kalaiyah Brown. Playing on the field for a t...

Pacifica is out of the picture

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

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 league game of the season. With two VHS soccer team players injured, senior Jorge Ruiz (number 18) sufferi...

Cougars send the the Spartans back to the arena

Cougars send the the Spartans back to the arena

Riley Ramirez and Peyton Redmond

January 16, 2020

The Cougars win their third league game of the season against the Rio Mesa Spartans Students and parents gathered in the Tuttle Gym to watch the varsity boys basketball game against Rio Mesa High School on the night of Friday, Jan. 11. This was the Cougars’s third league game of the season, and they wal...

Cougars shrug off recent scorpion sting

Cougars shrug off recent scorpion sting

Peyton Redmond

January 15, 2020

Varsity girls soccer is defeated against Camarillo High School in a close game, ending 0-1 The varsity girls soccer team put on their game faces for a dual against Camarillo High School on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Right from the kickoff, the cougars were the dominant team. Keeping the ball on Camarillo’...

Varsity girls water polo splash their way to victory against Channel Islands

Senior Bella Torpey (number 7) passing the ball to junior Tenaya Romero (number 15) during the second quarter. Photo by: Jocelyn Lee

Shannon David and Jocelyn Lee

January 14, 2020

[dropcap size=small]J[/dropcap]an. 7, at 3:15 p.m. in the Ventura High School swimming pool, the girls varsity water polo team competed against Channel Islands High School in their second league game. The game started off strong with Ventura in the lead. At the start of the first quarter, senior capta...

Girls polo send the yellow jackets back to the hive

Girls polo send the yellow jackets back to the hive

Riley Ramirez and Peyton Redmond

December 20, 2019

Varsity girls water polo beats Oxnard by a landslide for the first league meet of the season [dropcap size=small]O[/dropcap]n Thursday, Dec. 19th, Ventura High varsity girls water polo competed against Oxnard High School. This was their first league game of the 2019-20 season, and the girls came out o...

Cougars conquer Carpinteria

Senior, Brian Rea playing defense and juggling the ball away from Carpinteria. Head coach, Claudio Lonardo, commented,

Charlotte D'Orsi

December 16, 2019

Varsity boys soccer earns their second victory of the season "Just slow it down and keep it simple,” head coach Claudio Lonardo explained to the Ventura High School varsity boys soccer team after the first half of their game against Carpinteria High School. The Cougars started off with strong defense ...

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