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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...

Run, Cougars, run!

Run, Cougars, run!

Riley Ramirez

November 22, 2019

Boys and girls cross country make their way to CIF finals On Nov. 16th, varsity boys and girls cross country raced in Riverside, CA. for CIF prelims. The course was 3 miles long, and both team's ran well enough to qualify for CIF finals. Both the boys and girls team's raced in division two heat on...

Varsity football ends season with heads held high

Varsity football ends season with heads held high

Yasmin Myers and Riley Ramirez

November 21, 2019

Friday, Nov. 15 marked the second round of CIF football playoffs against Cypress High School. This game was especially significant because of all the hard work the football team put out, but they played in honor and remembrance of senior Antonio Calderon who passed away the day before.  Starting off...

A long road to victory

Senior Jacob Yale trying to pin his opponent with an outside single move. Photo By: Luc Le Vasseur

Koleton Petty

November 20, 2019

 An inside look at the Ventura High School boys wrestling team   At 2:40 in the afternoon, the air is dry, the sun is high and the Ventura High School Boys Wrestling team get warmed up with a 40 minute run through side streets behind campus. With sweats on and minds set to overdrive, they start t...

A cake walk through League Finals

A cake walk through League Finals

Jocelyn Lee and Riley Ramirez

November 20, 2019

VHS boys and girls Cross Country earn high ranks in Pacific View League Finals Ventura High School’s cross country teams made their way to Pacific View League Finals on Thursday, Nov. 7th at College Park, CA. The girls and boys on both the JV and varsity cross country teams ran a 3 mile course. ...

Cougars cycle through the fall season

Cougars cycle through the fall season

Katie Medina

November 19, 2019

Student athletes speak their minds about their teams performance this fall season [dropcap size=small]A[/dropcap]s Cougars approach the end of the first quarter, we cycle through the season of the fall sports Ventura High School has to offer. All of the fall sports teams, which include cross country,...

Varsity boys water polo defeats San Marcos

  Senior Evan Moore preparing to take a shot on San Marcos, turning out to be another goal for Ventura. Photo by Jocelyn Lee

Jocelyn Lee and Alina Calamia

November 14, 2019

 Ventura water polo makes a splash winning first round of CIF On a chilly November evening at Ventura High School, varsity boys water polo played against San Marcos High School at 3:15pm in the VHS pool, winning their first round of CIF. Right before the game began, each senior boy had their name annou...

That’s a wrap, girls tennis!

That's a wrap, girls tennis!

Anna Guerra and Riley Ramirez

November 14, 2019

Girls tennis ends their season on a positive note in their first CIF game of the season [dropcap size=small]O[/dropcap]n Wednesday, Nov. 6, Ventura High School’s girls tennis team had their first CIF match of the season against Bishop Montgomery High School in Torrance, CA. Ventura expected the m...

All bark, no bite

All bark, no bite

Caroline Marsden and Greta Pankratz

October 28, 2019

Ventura High School’s varsity football team wins its 10th consecutive rivalry game against Buena On the warm, breezy evening of Friday, Oct. 25, the Larrabee Stadium was filled with hundreds of fans, ready to watch the annual Buena vs. Ventura varsity football game. Of those fans, were the fri...

Girls golf boogies their way to victory

Anna Guerra and Yasmin Myers

September 26, 2019

Girls golf wins against Pacifica and shares how their season is going so far. With a consecutive league winning streak following them, the golf girls are not planning to slow down anytime soon. Junior Breanna Burke notes that this season in particular has “been going really well. We have all been ...

Girls golf swings into season

Girls golf swings into season

Lola Bobrow and Bella Young

September 25, 2019

On Tuesday Sept. 17, Ventura High School’s Girls Golf team played against Rio Mesa at the  Sterling Hills Golf Course in Camarillo. Ventura won the match by shooting a 243 while Rio Mesa shot a 297. Ventura High is 2-0 in Girls Golf, and the team has high hopes for the rest of the season. Second yea...

Goals, blocks and yellow cards, oh my!

Goals, blocks and yellow cards, oh my!

Anna Guerra and Yasmin Myers

September 20, 2019

Boys water polo takes on Santa Barbara and shares future plans for the season [dropcap size=small]B[/dropcap]efore facing off against Santa Barbara on a sunny afternoon, assistant water polo coach Mark Schmidt offered insight on what this particular game means for the boys varsity water polo team. Sch...

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